「 復活のテツジン」 (Fukkatsu no Tetsujin)
Episode 10 of Sabikui Bisco sets up one last huge battle as the Tetsujin has been awakened with the soul of Kurokawa on a warpath to destroy the Rust Eater shrooms. But while Bisco might not have resurfaced this time around, he arrives in spirit as Milo and his friends act as his living will.
I’VE BEEN TOUCHED BY BISCO AND I’M PRETTY SURE I’VE TOUCHED THEM
The show might not be committed to telling us whether Bisco will find a way to resurrect himself, but for the time being, Milo proved to be a wonderful replacement. It was touching to see how, even with the sadness in his heart, his dedication to Bisco’s dying wishes won’t allow him to mourn him when he’d rather be kept alive in his heart instead.
Milo had quite the head start in replicating Bisco’s bow & arrow prowess so it was a natural progression for him to pay tribute to his late friend through his new tricks alone. But I won’t lie; it was awesome to see Milo’s face completely contort as he replicated Bisco’s cadence and braggadocious shouting to make the Kurokawa Tetsujin lose its shit. It might’ve made me miss Bisco, but it made me love Milo even more that he cherished his friend enough to know exactly how to mimic him. It might have to do with some of the blood he placed in him, but it was still quite a fun note for the episode to conclude on.
THX SOUND INTENSIFIES
It is pretty neat though that there is a set-up towards a larger, epic conflict as Pawoo, Milo, Jabi, and Actagawa have to use their combined efforts to stop the Tetsujin. What I find interesting the most about this battle is that Kurokawa’s unhinged rage is too much for even his closest compatriots to try and handle. Where you have government forces trying their best to prevent the mechanized robot monster from destroying large pockets of what remains of Japan.
Saddled with the unbridled rage of being unable to profit off of medicare fraud, Kurokawa opts to use the Tetsujin to screw over whatever remains of the general populace, pushing even the most unlikely of alliances to stop him. Even Tirol is making her way to the location of the final huge battle to throw her hat in the ring. Kurokawa’s spirit being trapped inside of a giant robot does throw a kibosh in bringing his plans to light outside of word-of-mouth from the main party. At the same time, the Tetsujin is a formidable giant for Milo and the others to have to fight by their own accord, and it should be interesting to see how the cards fall in place for them to be able to take them on.