Yuta, Utsumi and Rika asked their classmates about yesterday's battle. But no one seemed to remember anything. Worse still, the trio noticed some of their classmates are missing and the remaining classmates does not remember having such classmates!
|Look like Akane is a big fan of monsters from the Ultra Series...|
Later Akane overheard Yuta mentioned Gridman and seem interested. She bumped to her homeroom teacher who didn't apologise to her. It was later revealed that Akane is the monster maker and is in cahoots with the Big Bad-Alexis.
The trio went to Rika's cafe and the man in black appeared who introduced himself as Samurai Calibur. He optimize Junk and Gridman was now able to communicate with everyone from the monitor.
The trio decided to find out more about the missing classmates and went to their homes. They were shocked to find their classmates were dead since middle school which freaked Rika since she interacted with them yesterday.
Rika also seemed to have issues with Yuta which Samurai Calibur told her she need to make the first move to communicate. Akane then created a new monster and planned to murder her homeroom teacher with it.
|Clearly, this is from Ultraman but then Gridman did the same thing whenever he transform in the original series and it was Awesome!|
The monster appeared and tried to kill the teacher. Yuta asked Gridman to aid him and he was given his henshin device-The Primal Acceptor and Yuta called out "Access Flash" to become Gridman (In Full power and primary colors!)
Gridman tried to finish off the monster with Gridbeam but Akane has countered it with a reflector that damaged Gridman. Rika asked Samurai Calibur to help Gridman and he too entered the monitor and become a giant sword for Gridman.
Gridman finished off the monster with the finisher-Grid End and saved the city. Although everything went back to normal, Yuta has doubts if defeating the monster will make any difference...
We got a reveal pretty early that Akane is the monster maker and it now make sense why she is in cahoots with Alexis. Akane is really a total psycho. Remember in the first episode that her offering of bread to Yuta was ruined by the volleyball players playing in the room and they were apparently killed by the monster's blasts?
It make perfectly sense that Akane want revenge on the girls and in this episode, she went way overkill trying to murder her teacher after he failed to apologise to her.
It also pay homage to the original live action series and Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad where the human villains-Takeshi and Malcom (respectively) were bullied at school and created monsters to take revenge against society.
We also learn more that Gridman and Samurai Calibur are allies and they have yet to explain further to Yuta and his friends the real threat in the city. Furthermore, no one has yet to explain why everything was back to status quo after a big monster battle. It is also creepy that the volleyball players were already dead long before and the trio were interacting them a day before. (This is going into X-Files territory. But then, Ultraman Nexus also did something similar with the whole cover-up matter)
Of course, Gridman was in full strength which explained why he has running in purple stripes in the last episode. But this episode looked similar to the live action series where Gridman used a sword and shield to defeat a similar monster. Only this time, Samurai Calibur is the sword itself and it is pretty bad-ass for the finisher!
Looking at the intro, we can tell that the remaining men in black will become weapons for Gridman in future episodes and one of them look similar to Akane. The outro also showed Rika and Akane in middle school uniform which might have some deep meaning between the two of them.
Overall, a great second episode! What will happen next as Akane will try to probe more about Gridman and what secrets does this world and Gridman have in common? Until then, see you in the next post!