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Post Reply Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou Anticipation and Discussion
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Posted 10/18/15

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Episode 3

So this detective guy is an android, and he has been tasked with investigating a bombing attack. But this is a case that Jiro and company are also tasked with seeing that these androids are still superhumans. As it turns out, they created two androids who are meant to fuse with each other, and the female apparently exploded underwater five years ago, but she was just asleep inside the locker. After five years underwater, she fuses, and now this whole justice talk has really agitated Raito. So they fight, and it looks like it won't continue next week as there's a new case. Well, that was something that I couldn't quite get seeing that Raito looks much different back then, but that whole talk about androids and justice puts a spin on things. Anyway, I don't think I'm up for more of this show.


I hate to bring up the random question since it has nothing to do with this show, but....uh, what series is your profile picture from? I swear I have seen it from somewhere, but I can't remember...
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Posted 10/18/15

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JuJu26 wrote:

There is a spelling error with the title of this thread. I think you're missing a "U". Sorry about that, I just have a hard time finding this thread because it's not spelled correctly. Maybe someone can help change it?


A friend of mine pmed me about it a few weeks ago but yes, you're right. Hope the title gets changed soon.


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Episode 3


That got weird. The technology in this series really has a bizarre style to it although fun to watch given the machine relationships between certain characters.

Seems like this might be a short arc or something given that cliffhanger...
Posted 10/18/15
ep 3

Holy shit, what an ending. I'm loving the conflicting views on justice.
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I like how they are attempting to portray serious topics versus the average "for the lolz" anime. This week it was about justice and looks to carry over into next weeks episode. Last week it was sort of "good vs evil" and living with the consequences of your actions - even if you don't understand what you're putting into motion at the time.

As per usual I'm really curious behind why Jirou left or was expelled from the Bureau.
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This episode was really intriguing. This series seems to be delving into some serious issues while maintaining its super-stylized exterior and I am really looking forward to the continuation of this story next week.
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There's more to this anime than meets the eye for sure.

I think every episode is going to have a theme each episode, with a time gap as the overarching hook - what exactly happened in between the two time threads that have caused Jiro and the Detective to defect from their organisations?

tundranocaps has a blog that explains things better than I could hope to, for example episode two dealt with the loss of innocence, and episode 3 with free will and justice.
His blog for this anime is here: https://geekorner.wordpress.com/episodic-observations/concrete-revolutio-episodic-notes/

He's also kindly typed out a neat tracker of event dates:

Year 19 – A war of some sort. Referenced in episode 3.
July 41 – Kikko joins the organization, Jirou goes against orders and saves Grosse Augen. Episode 1.
August 41 – Fuurota joins the organization, kills the bug species. Kikko with the organization for one month.Episode 2.
February 42 – Bombing incident with android detective. Episode 3.
April 46 – Jiro is an enemy, ex-Grosse Augen helps him, Kikko declares love. Episode 1.
February 47 – Male android returns. Android detective now fugitive. Episode 3.
August 48 – Bug princess comes back for Fuurota, he learns what he’s done, gets saved and comforted by Jirou.Episode 2.
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That's a really helpful calender. The biggest complaint I've been seeing from people is that they can't keep up with the time jumps.

Jiro defected some time before April of the year 46 and he's still like that during August of the year 48. It's amazing how this series stretches out throughout so many years to show how the concept of "good vs. evil" has changed.
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There's more to this anime than meets the eye for sure.

I think every episode is going to have a theme each episode, with a time gap as the overarching hook - what exactly happened in between the two time threads that have caused Jiro and the Detective to defect from their organisations?

tundranocaps has a blog that explains things better than I could hope to, for example episode two dealt with the loss of innocence, and episode 3 with free will and justice.
His blog for this anime is here: https://geekorner.wordpress.com/episodic-observations/concrete-revolutio-episodic-notes/

He's also kindly typed out a neat tracker of event dates:

Year 19 – A war of some sort. Referenced in episode 3.
July 41 – Kikko joins the organization, Jirou goes against orders and saves Grosse Augen. Episode 1.
August 41 – Fuurota joins the organization, kills the bug species. Kikko with the organization for one month.Episode 2.
February 42 – Bombing incident with android detective. Episode 3.
April 46 – Jiro is an enemy, ex-Grosse Augen helps him, Kikko declares love. Episode 1.
February 47 – Male android returns. Android detective now fugitive. Episode 3.
August 48 – Bug princess comes back for Fuurota, he learns what he’s done, gets saved and comforted by Jirou.Episode 2.


Thanks, jellyblob. That's a really helpful reference!
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Posted 10/22/15
Its not a bad show but I keep feeling like I'm watching random episodes out of order rather than a coherent narrative. Which isn't helped by the odd sort of monster of the week approach. Its trying to cover too much stuff in a single episode and falling flat because of it.

I mean last episode I couldn't give a rat's ass about ghost boy and beetle borgette. This episode I wanted to see more of this particular story but it rushed through it to fit it into a single episode. Plus there's the backstory of why whats his face left the bureau to begin with and how he got super powers. Which the show has just sort of dropped.

Its hard to root for our protagonist when we know nothing about him, how he got to this point or what his motives are. He just sort of shows up to remind us this is all suppose to be one show and not a series of random short stories.
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If you don't like odd, quirk and/or trippy anime then you probably won't like this show. I enjoy it a lot. Especially the music. But, it's not at the top of my list. It is really good though.
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There is so much going on, the show practically embodies -- there is a method to its madness? -- I for one am not sure what the method is yet, nor do I know how big the payoff will be (there is one definitely brewing), but I'll enjoy the ride while it lasts, and hopefully figure out the mystery behind Jiro's departure. I am loving the mismatch of every sci-fi, superhuman, mythical creations and everything else in b/w driving the show forward.

I could watch a whole show just about the androids, especially using this shows animation, (it feels slightly nostalgic for some reason.)
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Posted 10/22/15
The art in this series is an extension of the superflat art movement founded by Takashi Murakami. If you're not familiar this is a good, brief summary: http://hyperallergic.com/11659/wtf-is-superflat/
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Episode 4

And now, Jiro is tasked with stopping a scientist who has been cloning some sort of rare monkey and created a monster out of it. He was so dangerous that Jiro had to unlock his full power, and he would have been dead if it weren't for Emi putting all the locks back in place. This show just continues to do its thing here to be as weird as it could possibly get.
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Episode 4

That engrish!!

So, basically, there these beasts showing up and the superhumans are taking them on to stop them and such. Seems...interesting! It turns out they were being made by the household Jiro was visiting. Also, I believe higher ups such as the military or government were in on it too. I like how as the episode goes on, it leads to characters raising suspicion such as the Detective investigating the household, which did turn out to be the problem. Seeing Jiro unlock his power was very enjoyable to see and it gave us some insight on how it works. I am looking forward to the next episode!

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