Ryusoul Calibur is missing, but Melto finds Oto’s clip by the door. He thinks she might know where it is.
Waizuru is shocked when Uden Saden, a Pricious loyalist, appears to him and gives him a warning about his future. Saden reports to Pricious and promises to retrieve Ryusoul Calibur from the Ryusoulgers. Pricious says now that Saden is here, he can dispose of the others.
Having overheard their discussion, Kureon is upset that he believed Pricious saying he could be a top general and wishes everyone could just appreciate him. Just then, he sees Oto running off with Ryusoul Calibur and he gets an idea.
Oto hands Ryusoul Calibur to Miu Miya, an assistant on a movie production, who hurries it over to set to be used as a prop by the hero. Koh, Melto, Asuna and Canalo come running in, thinking it is a real situation.
Miya apologizes for the misunderstanding. But it turns out Miya is of the Sea Ryusoul Tribe and left the village 50 years ago.
Canalo calls her a traitor and she wonders if he is just still upset that she broke off their engagement. Miya says she broke up with him after being fed up with his personality.
Oto comes running and apologizes as well saying she thought the sword was just a replica. She had run into Miya who said if she did well on this film, she would get to direct the next one. Oto wanted to help Miya achieve that dream.
Koh says it’s alright and they’ll let Miya use it for the film for now. Miya asks them if they would like to be extras in the film. Melto is very excited. They call Towa and Bamba to join in as well.
But Canalo refuses since their priority is to protect the peace of Earth. Miya asks, after growing up being trained in this way, why they must have to live for the tribe in the first place. She thinks it is dumb.
Miya apologizes for being so blunt.
Kureon finds Ryusoul Calibur and decides he can take it to prove his worth to Pricious. But the assistant director comes to retrieve it for the scene.
Koh, Melto, Asuna, Towa and Bamba dress up in suits and production on the movie resumes.
But the Ryusoulgers use their RyuSouls when it’s not even in the script.
During a short break, Melto and Asuna overhear the directors laughing at how Miya thinks they’re actually going to let her direct. They think all she’s good for is to boss around doing odd jobs, not become a real director.
Asuna wants to confront them, but Oto takes it upon herself to dump popcorn over their heads. Melto hurries over and says what she is doing is just going to negatively affect Miya. They also shouldn’t tell Miya about what they heard.
Kureon, also having heard the conversation, thinks about how he too may have just been led on this whole time as well. He begins to cry at his situation. But Saden appears, sensing Ryusoul Calibur is nearby. He just walks past Kureon who decides he’s had enough of being belittled.
Kureon finds Ryusoul Calibur and Saden demands he hand it over. Kureon refuses.
Canalo finds them, but Kureon runs. Saden is able to corner Kureon who refuses to die here as he feels has hasn’t accomplished anything yet.
Kureon braces for Saden’s attack, but the Ryusoulgers arrive. Canalo shoots at Saden’s hand, saving Kureon.
The Ryusoulgers take on Drunns before they henshin. Miya and the other cast and crew come running to see the commotion and Saden turns his attention to them.
Saden shoots at Miya and the crew, but the Ryusoulgers quickly jump in front to shield them. Saden continues his attacks and the Ryusoulgers realize this is Saden’s way to attack them, knowing they would act as shields.
Koh motions to go Max, but Saden stops him.
Kureon watches from around the corner and sees the Ryusoulgers struggling. He looks at Ryusoul Calibur and tosses it over to Koh.
Koh is shocked, but he uphenshins to Noblesse and takes on Saden. He delivers an Ultimate Dino Slash at him, but Saden survives the attack before he retreats.
The Ryusoulgers chase after Kureon who sullenly walks away. Koh thanks Kureon for returning Ryusoul Calibur.
Kureon refuses to acknowledge that he helped them and he runs off.
Miya thanks Canalo for saving them. Canalo says it is his mission to do everything he can to save the ones he loves. Canalo catches himself from the implication of his words.
But Miya says she now understands how their mission is important to them. It is like her dream of becoming a director. Oto begs Miya to return to the ocean with them instead of struggling here trying to reach that dream. But Miya says she’s sure the producers were lying about letting her direct the next movie.
Even so, she doesn’t want to run anymore. She will return to the ocean once she is able to achieve her dream.
Canalo says he will fulfill his mission, so Miya better achieve her dream.
Koh, Melto and Asuna tease Canalo about Miya. But Miya says she’s not interested in getting back together with Canalo. She’d actually prefer to hook up with Bamba.
Miya gets a call to hurry back to set.
Oto runs over to the director and apologizes for the popcorn thing. She asks them to take care of Miya. But the directors don’t really care.
On the other side of town, Kureon cries out for Waizuru who pops out from out of nowhere. A tearful Kureon hugs Waizuru and tells him how the Ryusoulgers saved him.
Kureon suggests they team up with the Ryusoulgers against Pricious so Waizuru can get his heart back.
I really enjoyed this episode. Essentially a great Kureon focus episode and very much felt like a great climax to his story. There’s definitely more to be done with Kureon in the final episodes. But we’ve seen his story up to this point. He’s felt down, depressed. We’ve seen him be used by one general after another. So it’s about time he finally realizes his own worth. Something that’s been a theme throughout the season for the Ryusoulgers and the Birthers of the Week.
The episode started out goofy, but ended with a great message and the interesting cliffhanger. But especially the character moments for Kureon.
Dare I say, Kureon is the best developed villain since Kyuemon in Ninninger? Or even since the Shadow Line of ToQger?
As flimsy as the main conflict regarding the Druidons is, individually the characters themselves, especially Kureon, have been engaging and at least fun. Legitimately fearsome at times, but mostly fun and light.
So all that helped make this Kureon-focused episode feel like it had a purpose and wasn’t just a filler episode in the 40s.
The moment Kureon tosses Koh the Ryusoul Calibur was surprisingly emotional. And it speaks to how Kureon has developed as a character over the last 40 episodes.
Elsewhere, it was definitely very fun to see Rikako Sakata as Miya. And her story with Canalo and her possibly being a birther would’ve been a great episode on its own. But it was woven in well with Kureon’s story.
In also the short time, Canalo and Miya make a great couple so it would’ve even been nice to expand on their backstory and even turn it into the reason Canalo is so obsessed with marriage. He’s been trying to get over losing the love of his life Miya. Lol
Loved all the action sequences as well. Especially in those suits.
But anyway, I really liked this episode and that it successfully sets up Kureon & Waizuru teaming up with the Ryusoulgers against Pricious (possibly) makes it even better.