Juru is minding his own business taking some time for himself to draw. But the others decide it’s time to force him into special training after watching a program about how to mold a great leader.
First Sena has him run for an hour, then Shiguru trains him on swordsmanship for an hour followed by Dr. Sayo and Tametomo each getting an hour with him as well.
After the marathon four hours of training, Juru is exhausted.
But the others are already planning their next sessions as well as severely limiting Juru’s sleep in addition to him still attending school during the day.
Mabushina suggests the others maybe listen to Juru’s feelings about the training. But he has found an opportunity to sneak away and he leaves to take a breather with the Stones.
The Stones encourage Juru who understands the others are only trying to help him.
Meanwhile, Carantula has sent over Jamenshi Brothers Oven Jamen and Freezer Jamen together in order to quickly amass enough darkness to transport the huge Hot and Cold Dagames Jamenju.
The Kiramagers hurry downtown as the Jamenshi alternate with heat and freezing attacks. The Kiramagers henshin, but the Jamenshi Brothers fight amongst themselves over which attack is best. Oven Jamen looks down upon his younger brother Freezer Jamen.
Juru puts some of his earlier training to good use. But his exhaustion seems to kick in, leaving openings to the Jamenshi. He and the others are saved when the brothers continue infighting.
Garuza suddenly appears and slashes at Oven Jamen for belittling his little brother. He whisks the two of them away to regroup.
Garuza sympathizes with Freezer Jamen having also felt slighted by his own big brother in the past as well. He gives Freezer Jamen a special energy drink.
Back at the coconut tree, Mabushina and Muryou notice Juru’s exhaustion and suggest he take a rest first. Juru says he usually never feels tired when he gets to draw.
Tametomo says it’s time to return to training. He uses Daiya-kun so as to mimic the situation against the two Jamenshi Brothers. Juru begs them to let him rest, but it’s no use.
A concerned Mabushina watches as Tametomo, Dr. Sayo, Shiguru and then Sena push Juru to his absolute limits. Juru begins hallucinating and collapses when he thinks he’s about to get hit by a train.
The Jamenshi appear again, so the Kiramagers hurry over.
Freezer Jamen drinks more of the energy drink, Usugita Gold, which allows Jamenshi to fight for 24 hours straight. That has made him more powerful than Oven Jamen who wants some. But Freezer Jamen drinks the whole bottle and he traps his own brother as well as the Kiramagers in ice.
Suddenly, Freezer Jamen collapses as he short-circuits. Garuza explains that if you drink too much Usugita Gold, your body will collapse. Oven Jamen laughs at his younger brother’s predicament and Freezer Jamen realizes his brother and Garuza had been working together this whole time.
Freezer Jamen asks if Garuza was just lying to him earlier. But Garuza says while it’s true that his older brother looked down on him, he was the stronger one. And the weaker brother is always the sacrificial lamb.
Garuza slices Freezer Jamen in half and he explodes, dying instantly.
Garuza says he not only hates his older brother, but all weaklings in general.
Anyway, Carantula has enough darkness to send over the Jamenju. The Kiramagers hop into Kiramaizin Carry. But Garuza also arrives in his Smog Jouki to take the Kiramagers on. The tag-team, especially the hot and cold attacks, severely damages the Mashin.
Garuza delivers what appears to be a finisher at them. Juru tries to muster up all his Kiramental. But he instead loses consciousness for a moment and Kiramaizin collapses.
Suddenly, Juru sees the light of a train from earlier. Garuza also appears affected by the incoming light.
Juru regains consciousness just as a large shining robo appears out of the sky.
I must say, I felt like the episode was a little slow. The others working Juru to death was actually kind of boring. And things didn’t really pick up until the great scene of the Mashins’ Stone bodies cracking and then the arrival of the train.
Training Juru is a reasonable concept considering Juru is the baby of the team, yet in the position of leader. So having his older shining brothers and sisters wanting to help him grow stronger is actually a pretty good idea. Especially since we know, even with Juru’s high Kiramental, he is still a little bit shy and timid. (Something about his personality that I hope they will explore more in the future, perhaps related to his backstory.)
Though we’re not sure if he was really exhausted or if it had to do with the impending arrival of the train of course. I did like Mabushina and Muryou showing concern for him while the others weren’t really doing so.
For Garuza, we get some examples of how ruthless he can be. It’s always a shock to see a villain killing their comrade, whether a MOTW or general, themselves.
I’m sure they were trying to do something with the energy drink reference and the idea of a young high school student pushing himself to the limit. But I’m not sure the dots really connected. There’s certainly a deep discussion that could’ve been had there. But I don’t think they really gave it that focus.
Overall, I have to say this was the weakest of the episodes so far. Especially as the first part of a virtual two-parter. We’ll see how it pays off next episode.