Dagded arrives and gloats about how entertaining it was to watch Gurodi clean up the planet of Bugnarak. The survivors of that genocide escaped to Chikyuu, resulting in a war between Bugnarak and humans. And now it is time to repeat that fun here.
With the Kami no Ikari threatening to end life on the planet as they know it, the Ohgers quickly plan for the safe evacuation of all the people on Chikyuu. Though damage to buildings and crops are unavoidable, their priority will be to have zero casualties.
With only a little less than nine hours before the Kami no Ikari engulfs the planet, each kingdom has their own responsibility in the evacuation effort. Yanma directs Shiokara to divert all computer power to Ishabana and Shugoddam. Ishabana will focus on medical treatment for the injured.
Over in Shugoddam, Racules addresses the troops and apologizes for his errors after the last Kami no Ikari. He admits that his selfishness for himself and the country will never again be repeated.
Gira joins his brother and rallies the troops as they head out in Demi-ShuGods to push back the Semishugods as well as serve as transport vehicles for evacuees.
Hymeno, meanwhile, also rallies her medical troops before they head out to treat the injured across all the kingdoms. She reiterates their priority of zero casualties. She also acknowledges that many of them witnessed the first Kami no Ikari first-hand 17 years ago. And she knows all of them will give it their all this time, even against the odds.
Yanma makes an announcement to all of Chikyuu and assures everyone that based on the supercomputer’s calculations, they will all remain safe. Everyone can now make their way to the markers set down by Toufu in each kingdom to be taken to safety.
Kaguragi asks Kuroda if they can also provide an escape route for Yanma and his people at N’Kosopa’s castle. Because they are manning the computer handling communication across the kingdoms, they will be the last remaining people in harm’s way. Kaguragi would like anyone who has risked their lives for this effort to have safe evacuation over anyone else. Kuroda says arrangements have already been made.
Kaguragi tells his Kurokos it’s time for them to evacuate as well. And they must each take a sack of rice in order to feed the evacuees.
Over in Gokkan, a group of prisoners are hoping to use the chaos to escape. But Rita surprises them and says she had always intended them to break out today. With their extensive knowledge of the underground tunnels, Rita wants them to help lead the evacuees to the safe refuge.
While crimes cannot disappear, Rita believes people can start over. Especially if it includes being resolved to help others. The criminals excitedly hurry into the tunnels.
With all preparations done, the Ohgers move on to the next phase. Kaguragi orders Toufu’s underground plow antlion to open up huge holes in the ground for people to slide down in each kingdom.
One of the criminals meet Kogane and Boone as they reach the tunnels and he leads them to the evacuation site. Jeramie welcomes them to the Land of the In-Between, Bugnarak. Boone calls the place a cool, run-down play area. Kogane is impressed that Jeramie has been able to establish a civilized community. Jeramie says everyone is always welcome here.
Jeramie later addresses the Bugnarak and reminds them they can now be happy and free in a diverse world.
After ensuring all their peoples have gotten to safety, Hymeno, Yanma, Kaguragi and Rita check in with Jeramie.
Back in Shugoddam, Racules saves annoying locals from Kaijims. But there is one wheelchair-bound woman who glares at him. She is the last person left to be evacuated. As she tries to wheel away from him, her chair gets caught and she falls over.
Racules approaches her, but she refuses help from him. Gira arrives as she explains that her entire family died during Kami no Ikari I. And she too died back then as well. She blames the king (Racules) that abandoned them.
Racules gets on one knee to apologize to her and says that it is a different time now. And they now have kings who will ensure that no one will ever be left behind again.
Racules takes her warm hand and asks her to continue living. Feeling his sincerity, the woman says she will. Douga takes her to safety.
Gira tells his brother to get to safety too. But Racules says he will stay and finish what he started 17 years ago. Gira is happy to hear that and he hands Racules OhgerCalibur Zero.
The seven Ohgers confirm the start of the final phase of their plan. They all henshin and hop into God KingOhger. And they easily fumigate Chikyuu to kill all the SemiShugods.
An enraged Gurodi embiggens himself, but he is no match for the Ohgers. As Gurodi craves the silence of death, the Ohgers preserve and celebrate life. And with that power, they send Gurodi straight to Hakabaka. He is initially excited, but then realizes death isn’t as quiet as he thought.
Meanwhile, the Ohgers celebrate saving the world and not losing a single Chikyuuian in the process.
A very interesting episode. It was both exciting and reflective. I think a wonderful climactic episode with regards to the Ohgers and the kingdoms all finally coming together.
Of course, it would’ve been nice to see a larger scale, production-wise, in depicting a mass evacuation of the entire world. That is instead of seeing the same annoying commoners screaming at nothing again lol
I know budget and logistics will keep everything lowkey nowadays. But it was certainly a clever and creative detail to have Yanma explain that people didn’t need to hurry and how everyone would be taken to safety before the eight hours was up. Without that, I think it definitely would’ve taken a bit away from the urgency and the gravity of the situation. Instead of a world-ending disaster, we see random people standing in the middle of Shugoddam Plaza? Wouldn’t make sense. But they found a way to make it work. And that’s all that’s important.
The main event certainly was the Ohgers each pulling from their own respective strengths to contribute to the effort to save humanity. And the idea that the Bugnarak land ended up being the world’s safe haven after they had been essentially banished to the darkness.
A bit more time and it would’ve been great to see people finally accepting the Bugnarak. Not just the scenes of people buying Bugnarak food and toys. But maybe in the final three episodes hopefully.
It was funny though because I was like “WTF?!” when they arrived at the evacuation site and it was already a bustling community. Like, they made this whole set-up in the 10 minutes the evacuations were happening? Lol
But Jeramie’s scene with Kogane helped to explain that as well. He’s been working on developing this Bugnarak community all along. And now the rest of the world gets to benefit from it. Again, after they had all been disgusted by Bugnarak even after Jeramie had already proven himself and showing the good in the Bugnarak.
Loved Jeramie’s scene with the couple of Bugnarak. I did wish we got more with that moment. Or more reflection on what it means to have everyone here in Bugnarak land. But it’s alright.
The most emotional scene was definitely Racules and the survivor of KNI-I. The show has done a lot to touch upon Racules’ sins so far. But I think this was probably the most affecting. Even more than the limited scenes we have of the Husty Bros, post-revelation so far.
Racules coming face to face with someone who, quite literally, had lost everything during the first Kami no Ikari. Them showing the scene of teenage Racules looking up, helpless at the swarm of bugs back then. It all brings home the fact that it was difficult for everyone. And all because of the evil that Dagded and his minions unleashed on innocent people.
Really a great scene. And a perfect one to lead into the Ohgers coming together in the biggest way in God KingOhger.
Overall, an exciting and reflective episode that served as a great climax to this part of the story. That just leaves now the Big Bad. And it will certainly not be an easy battle for our Ohgers.