Down in the tunnels, Desnarak seems to be celebrating with his peoples when it is interrupted by the arrival of a hooded figure. Kamejim tells the hooded figure to fix his attitude. But the hooded figure says they should respect their elder.
Desnarak says everything is moving according to keikaku… er, the legends. The hooded figure recites the legend of how the Shugoshin are getting along well. And because of that they can aim for the sun and ascend to the heavens by turning the world upside down. Desnarak says he will show the Ohgers that they aren’t the only ones who can create a miracle.
The narrator says that while Racules revels in the people thinking he brought about the miracle that saved them, he is also not a fool to actually believe it. He summons Kaguragi to the palace to demand to know where Gira’s dead body is and how in the world the Ohgers were able to summon Legend KingOhger.
Racules asks point blank if Gira is actually alive. But Kaguragi assures him that he is dead and Legend KingOhger was nothing more than a miraculous happenings. Racules accepts his answer for now.
But Kaguragi suggests to hold a public funeral for Gira in order to further get the peoples on his side.
Back in Toufu, Gira, Yanma, Himeno and Rita are discussing Kaguragi’s plan. After convincing Racules to hold a funeral, Gira will then pop up alive and well to immediately expose the king. And hopefully, turn the people against him.
They discuss what is the best way for Gira to pop up alive. Gira suggests becoming an evil king zombie.
Yanma thinks he should turn into a fake cyborg while Himeno suggests he become Jesus.
They ask impartial Rita to decide which is the best resurrection scene, but she refuses to lie about confirming Gira’s dead body to the world. She gets up to leave, but Himeno says stories can be lies. But stories can also bring people happiness.
Rita screeches to a halt when Himeno tells her about an anime called Together with Moffun from her country. In her country, children live in fear of the Bugnarak. But they grow brave and forget those fears when they watch the show. As Himeno describes last week’s new episode, Rita screams.
Rita hurries outside because she hasn’t seen the episode and doesn’t want spoilers.
Gira says all the childrens must have heard the story of KingOhger. Stories are important because they have the power of bringing dreams to people.
Down in the tunnels, Kamejim reports to Desnarak that Nagabajim has completed the preparations. She says she and her children devote themselves to the Bugnarak, ensuring this plan’s success.
The day of Gira’s funeral is here. The Shugoddamians gather in the central square as Gira’s coffin is brought to the altar. Racules declares that Gira paid for his sins through death, leaving behind the uncorrupted power in his remains that brought about the miracle that saved the country.
Yanma snarks that Racules is so boring that people are going to rise from the dead.
Racules hurries it up and says it is time to bid farewell to his brother. The Shugguards go to open the coffin, but it has been tied up in clear wire. Yanma and Himeno ask each other what the hell is happening. Gira struggles to push the coffin open.
Just then, the hooded figure appears. The Shugguards try to stop him from approaching the altar, but he snaps his fingers and they freeze and go down.
The hooded figure asks Racules what he will use the power for and the king replies that he will use it to defeat mankind’s enemy, the Bugnarak. The hooded figure says he cannot allow that.
Racules asks if that means the hooded figure sides with the Bugnarak. But he replies that he just hates the noise. Just then, the hooded figure waves his hand and Gira’s coffin flies onto his shoulder so he can carry him away through the air.
Once they are away from the crowd, the hooded figure opens the coffin. Gira asks who he is. The hooded figure asks what Gira would do if he says he is Bugnarak. Gira smirks and says he would cut him down.
The hooded figure asks what it feels like to be born from the rear end. Gira takes that to mean poop. But the hooded figure asks how can poop be a big threat to them. Releasing a big poop lets you know how well your body is doing. It is like telling a story, but it smells.
Gira has no idea what the hell he is talking about. But the hooded figure poses the question of whether or not the Bugnarak are truly enemies of humanity. He points at the sky where an embiggened Nagabajim has arrived to begin rampaging.
The hooded figure disappears and Gira quickly hops into KingOhger by himself and finishes Nagabajim off.
Being exploding, Nagabajim, calls on her children to come forth. Unbeknownst to Gira, her children begin to grow all over KingOhger.
Desnarak appears, congratulating Nagabajim on the successful infestation of her children on the Shugods. That forces KingOhger to disassemble. And a cocoon suddenly comes to eat up Kabutan, Sasorin and Batta.
Desnarak recites the words of the legend as the other Ohgers arrive. He tells them to witness the miracle about to happen.
However, the hooded figure appears atop the cocoon and thanks Desnarak for doing the hard work. He flashes the three souls in his hand before flying over to the mountains. Desnarak quickly burrows over while the Ohgers catch up.
The hooded figure freezes Desnarak in his place and thanks him for all the trouble in collecting the Shugoshin. The hooded figure pops it into his weapon, releasing a key.
Desnarak can’t believe he has been fooled for a 1000 years. The hooded figure uses the key to unlock his face mask.
The Ohgers are shocked to see a human under the mask, which turns into another weapon.
The now-hoodless figure introduces himself as Jeremy Brasieri, “an old-fashioned storyteller.”
Jeremy inserts the key and shoots at Desnarak, seemingly killing him.
Jeremy sneaks away during the explosion and proclaims that this is his story.
Another great episode. I really like the introduction of Jeremy. He has definitely left a great first impression. And I like that though he’ll be an Ohger soon enough, he’s also another one in conflict with the others. No buddy-buddy teammates yet. And that’s great as it’s another dynamic introduced to help further the story. The “original” Ohgers can work together, but still have their own goals and agendas. But Jeremy seems like he’ll be in direct conflict with them and anyone else that comes along.
I will say that I’m kinda disappointed in Desnarak’s demise. I quite liked his proactive style. Though that definitely implied he wouldn’t be long for this season. Still, it was refreshing to have an active villain boss. And I would’ve liked to have seen him remain a bit longer. Especially after learning he was being used by this Jeremy fella.
It definitely all helped to give Jeremy an explosive introduction though. So I look forward to what he will offer to the story.
Meanwhile, like Geats, I quite enjoyed the goofyGira and even goofyRacules in this episode. It’s an amusing change of pace that lightens the mood. And definitely worked to contrast with the big reveal at the end.
Again, this episode really continued the forward-moving story. Not a filler in the least. Just really getting more and more insight into the story and the characters as well.
I like that Racules isn’t going to be easily fooled. And I was actually expecting that he knew of the Ohgers’ plans with Gira’s resurrection. Like Desnarak, it’s exciting to see the “villain” be one step ahead, even for a moment. It really does build the heroes’ character that way when they have to think on their feet and really work hard to win. Rather than having it handed to them with no problems.
Now with Jeremy’s arrival, I would love to see him go up against Racules too while also being antagonistic to the other kings.
Overall, a very good episode. And a wonderful introduction to Jeremy.
Out of Studio Locations of the Week
Just the mountains again this week