Manda, Anguirus, and Salunga, oh my! The story is now getting to the point where more monsters are starting to get introduced. Episode 5 didn't focus so much on Rodan this time, but I am glad the show is starting to concentrate on the other monsters. Also, we get to learn more about the mysterious Professor Michiyuki Ashihara and how he fits into the story.
Yun, Haberu, and Kai have been tracking down Anguirus and Yun has his first run in with the monster. Meanwhile, Mei gives her explanation to Professor Li about how Archetype captures light with time and the effect of protons and anti-protons. Professor Li is impressed, but she has heard of this before called the Ashihara Cascade (named after Professor Ashihara). However, Professor Li is impressed that Mei was able to crack Ashihara's thesis within moments while it took the Shiva Consortium years to crack. At one of the containment facilities of the Shiva Consortium, Tilda Miller sends Beira Burns with a search team into the containment unit to search for Salunga. Of course, this was a bad idea as Salunga is trying to escape. There are more reports of eyewitnesses having a run in with Anguirus, Manda is attacking fishing boats and choppers, and airlines are canceling flights due to flocks of Rodan being spotted across the globe. Satō digs deeper into the Archetype material and believes that Archetype and the bones discovered at the Misakioku Radio Observatory are related. But the one name that keeps popping up is Michiyuki Ashihara. Kanoko is even of the belief that Rodan may be flying from the veins of this Archetype. Yun, Haberu, and Goro are preparing Jet Jaguar for the big hunt. Many hunters across Japan join in on the hunt for Anguirus and Goro catches up with his old rival. Kai also appears doing interviews and Yun catches up with him to look at the footage of when they first encountered Anguirus. Noticing that the spikes were shimmering and vibrating, Yun questions if Anguirus has the power to see into the future. Satō learns more about Ashihara and how he started a company called Archetype Inc. and was soon bought by the Shiva Consortium ten years after it was founded. At the end of the episode, Anguirus appears again this time much larger than when it first appeared. It chases down the remaining hunters and Goro's rival fires the harpoon cannon, but Anguirus's time barrier deflects it. Jet Jaguar roles in to aid Goro's rival ready to fight the angry Anguirus.
Seeing Anguirus have a new power other than rolling up into a ball and a sonic roar is interesting to say the least. I would never have paired Anguirus with such an ability to see into the future, but it is a neat ability.
What is interesting about Salunga is that it apparently has the power to control the red dust. However, just how much control it has is the big question. Like I mentioned in my previous review, I am not a fan of renaming the monsters unless it looks too ambiguous to recognize. Many people recognized Salunga as Gabara just from the trailer, so it can't be because it looks too ambiguous to be recognized as Gabara. So a statement or interview with the director answering why some of the names of the monsters changed is necessary.
Manda is got a little more recognition this episode, but only a little bit more. I wonder if in the next episode we will finally see Manda and Godzilla "Aquatilis" clashing. Based on a little preview of episode 6, we will see more "Aquatilis" in action. What is also interesting is that there isn't just one Manda, but rather two of them. If you look at the picture of the boat sinking, you can see in the background a second Manda swimming in the distance. A sign that there are more of them? It is a possibility that there are.
As for the story, I can keep saying that I am still enjoying it, but I am starting to feel a little bogged down. I am at the point where it is feeling like a chore. Don't get me wrong, I am still liking the story. There is so much detail put into this story that it feels overwhelming a little bit. Maybe that is just Godzilla vs Kong talking telling me the show needs to hurry up and get Godzilla into the show already.
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