Henshin Inspection Presents: Kissing Concrete. Follow me through an episode by episode analysis of Concrete Revolutio from legendary tokusatsu writer Shō Aikawa and Studio BONES.
If humans can become machines and machines can become human, then what makes a person a person? What is the anatomy of the soul, of justice? How can justice mean different things to different people? Is the heart of justice the destruction of evil or is it something else?
Concrete Revolutio 03 – “An Iron Couple” – 18 October 2015
Writer: Shō Aikawa
Director: Osamu Kamei
Society was stunned by a case of serial bombings. Raito Shiba, a detective who exclusively handles superhuman cases, gets suspicious that there is nothing left behind at the scene. Raito guesses that employees of the military corporation Yatsuka Heavy Industry were attacked, and investigates the factory in Tachikawa. Then at a nearby park, he meets a girl named Mieko in a schoolgirl uniform. When the conflict worsens with the “Superhuman Bureau,” which he has seen as an enemy for long, the surprising secret about Mieko comes to light. Raito, who had his life taken away by an evil organization and was made into a machine body, starts to get complicated feelings in his mind.
In the year Apotheosis 41 (AD 1962), Earth is currently home to superhumans and paranormal phenomena of all kinds, from aliens and magical girls to ghosts and transforming robots. However, official knowledge of these beings is officially kept under wraps by the governments of the world. The Japanese government has quietly set up the “Super Population Research Laboratory”, a.k.a. the “Superhuman Bureau”, to keep track of all superhuman beings in the country and eliminate them if they pose a threat to humanity. In the present, Bureau member Jiro Hitoyoshi finds himself recruiting new superhumans for the Bureau in the course of his job. However, five years later in Apotheosis 46, Jiro turns into a vigilante on the run from the Bureau while the rest of its members deal with the consequences of their earlier actions.
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