Bamba uses KotaeSoul on Ui to get her to subconsciously remember how a Minosaur was born out of her. She is able to relay to them how Kureon shot the green slime into her mouth.
The Ryusoulgers head out to search for Kureon.
Towa, meanwhile, is meeting with his friend Sanae and asks if she’s found a new home for Hope, a puppy. Sanae can’t believe how people could just disregard life so much that they would abandon black dogs and cats just because they don’t go viral.
Towa remembers his and Bamba’s “One life for the greater good” philosophy.
Bamba arrives and tells Towa about Kureon. And speaking of, Kureon pops up nearby and they hurry over.
Bamba stops Towa from calling the others before he morphs and charges at Kureon. But Towa calls them anyway and morphs as well. They easily take care of the Druidons before turning their attention back to Kureon.
Tankjo arrives to help Kureon. But Koh, Melt and Asuna also arrive.
Just then, an earthquake strikes Tokyo and somehow, Tankjo is able to harness the quake’s energy for himself. He then fires a huge ball of energy at the Ryusoulgers, forcing them to demorph.
Tankjo laughs that he can easily crush the puny human lives. But that angers Koh who says no life is too big or too small. Towa remembers Sanae’s words earlier as well.
An angry Koh quickly morphs again and charges at Tankjo who mocks Master Red. That just fuels Koh’s anger even more. He uses different Souls to try and get the upper hand on Tankjo. But Tankjo is just too strong.
Melt and Asuna try to stop Koh. Towa and Bamba get up, wanting to help against Tankjo. But a Minosaur pops out and bites Towa’s arm. The interruption upsets Tankjo, but lets it go and just orders Kureon to make sure the humans suffer a long and painful death.
Seeing Bamba worried, Towa assures him that his arm is fine and it’s no big deal.
Melt, meanwhile, reminds Koh not to fight in anger. But Koh says Tankjo killed his Master because he was too weak. Master Red protected him, which is why he must do something now.
Kureon explains to Tankjo that the Minosaur’s bite contains a poison that will kill an infected human within two days.
Turns out the Minosaur was born out of Sanae. Bamba prepares to kill her, but Towa tells him not to touch her.
Just then, Towa feels immense pain on his arm and Sanae collapses. The Ryusoulgers bring them both back home.
Bamba tells the others that Sanae works at an animal shelter and her negative feelings toward people who abandon or abuse animals must be what gave birth to the Minosaur.
Asuna is tending to Towa’s wounds when it starts to glow. Melt says the bite might have had poison, but Towa again tells his brother that he is fine so he shouldn’t hurt Sanae.
Towa says he now understands what Koh-tachi had talked about, acknowledging he was wrong in thinking it was okay to sacrifice the one for the many. He now realizes even that one person has a family and people who care for them.
Bamba runs out. Koh follows. Towa’s arm again throbs in pain.
On a rooftop, Bamba asks Koh what his Master was like. Koh says he was strict, but also kind and strong. Bamba says kindness can be a weakness sometimes, just like when Master Red protected Koh.
Bamba implies kindness isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He uses a Soul to find the Minosaur strolling downtown. Koh calls Melt and Asuna and they meet at the location.
Bamba uses KunkunSoul to sniff out the Minosaur’s trail. But Koh, Melt and Asuna have to take on a suddenly embiggened Tankjo. They hop into KishiryuOh Three Knights.
Bamba finds Kureon and the Minosaur at a water treatment plant where they intend to poison the water to easily kill as many people as possible. Bamba uses KataSoul to protect himself from the Minosaur’s fangs.
Koh, Melt and Asuna are having trouble against Tankjo. Koh’s anger begins to rise again, but Melt reminds him to stay calm. Koh remembers Master Red also telling him that he cannot grow stronger by merely wanting to defeat his opponent, but by wanting to protect those he loves.
Koh realizes they shouldn’t be driven by wanting to avenge their masters, but to fight together to protect everyone.
Bamba delivers a Dino Slash at the Minosaur to defeat it.
Tankjo uses his earthquake energy to send KishiryuOh flying backwards. Before he can finish them off for good, Bamba’s Kishiryu, Milneedle arrives to help. Bamba tells them to combine with Milneedle.
Koh activates the gattai and they form KishiryuOh Milneedle.
Kureon cheers on Tankjo. But the extra power of Bamba and Milneedle is able to finally counter Tankjo’s power, including his quake power.
With a Needle Crusher finisher, Bamba is able to defeat Tankjo. Kureon runs off into the forest as he can’t believe how horrible Tankjo was.
But Tankjo pops up right in front of him, having heard all of Kureon’s disparaging words about him.
Back home, Papa Naohisa swabs Towa’s mouth so he can get it checked by a doctor.
The Ryusoulgers are worried how Towa and Sanae haven’t woken up yet even though the Minosaur has been defeated.
Towa screams out Sanae’s name as his arm begins to throb again. Suddenly, his arm goes limp.
Ryusoulger really likes cramming in as many different plots into each episode as possible, don’t they? Lol
Or maybe it just feels like it since there was certainly a lot going on this episode. Though most of it is definitely continuing plot threads from the first four episodes.
First up, we have Koh’s Ryuji Iwasaki-style overheating/anger. While I enjoyed seeing the usually happy and cheery Koh all fired up and very angry, it was certainly a little surprising considering what we’ve seen from him so far. It makes me think about how we actually haven’t really seen that much of Koh, Melt and Asuna’s reaction to their murdered masters so far. Of course, this is also the first time they’ve really gone head-to-head with Tankjo, so it would make sense in that way.
I do feel like how Melt’s issue with his Kishiryu was easily solved without even much effort, it was the same for Koh getting over his anger issues and/or learning the lesson of what to fight for. This is again pretty worthy of a full episode on its own.
The other big plot thread that had to share this episode was the continuing story of Towa’s change of heart and whatever is in Bamba and Towa’s past to make them think the way they do regarding the greater good.
So, Towa goes from being ready and willing to kill a suicidal vlogger to the complete opposite in a matter of two episodes. And they made it seem in this episode that it was because he had a girlfriend, basically. It certainly makes a little more sense than “Being around Koh changed my mind” as he said last week.
I think it would’ve been a little better if Towa came to this change of heart now after we meet Sanae more and Towa experiences Koh (and Melt and Asuna) and their nobility and sincere heroism a few more times.
I also think it’s a little early to put Towa’s life in danger since obviously he isn’t going to die. I assume this is going to help draw out his and Bamba’s backstory in the next episode though.
Overall, it was a good episode. But certainly, the story development is still moving a little too fast and not giving everything enough room to breathe. I think the stories they’ve done so far are pretty good. But they’re not getting the time to develop that they should. The time for the stories to really breathe and allow us to fully absorb and feel these stories and characters.