When the scarlet conductor changes his melody,

the people will lose their own colors,

and bear their fangs in err at the colorless wind

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Ya dun goofed little lady

Gelsadra is terrifying and so are the Kuu-sama, and it isn’t until now that Tsubasa (and Pai Pai) realize that. Lovely Hajime was able to figure out the riddle, which I don’t think was too far from what I had guessed last week. I said “the many voices” part just had to be the peoples’ thoughts. Hajime summed it up with one word: atmosphere. The Kuu-sama are the atmosphere. And no not the sky kind of atmosphere. The social atmosphere. What the mood is among a group of people. The Kuu-sama follow the thoughts of the majority of the people and act upon them. When someone who thinks differently disturbs that peace, they’re taken out. Meaning, they’re literally being eaten. Many reports of these attacks have surfaced and been shown on TV. At first, people didn’t think they were real. But after awhile people knew the Kuu-sama could really eat people, and the scary thing is…they think it’s okay. They really have no problem with it. If people don’t follow what the majority wants, they agree that they should be disposed of. So for example with what we saw this episode: a group of teenage girls decide they want to go to karaoke, but one of the girls wants to study. They’re three girls. Two want to karaoke, and the remaining one wants to study. Since the majority wants karaoke, it’s either karaoke or get eaten. So the studious girl immediately changes her mind, in fear of not wanting to get eaten. She has to put down what she wants to do and comply with the majority.

Or something even more simple, where I was about to freak out because these are children. The daughter of that one guy from season one. There’s four of them. Three want to play with the ball, but Mana wants to draw. The Kuu-sama approach her and are ready to swallow her up when her father barges in and takes her away. THANK GOD.

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So here’s the thing. Tsubasa sees these news stories and she’s terrified and heartbroken. Of course she thinks this is all wrong, but Gelsadra doesn’t. He thinks it’s fine! He knows people are being eaten but he says it’s for the best if they want everyone to become one. Tsubasa is at a loss now, because the world peace she wanted was different than what Gel wanted. She later comes across Hajime who tells her that she should return home and talk with Yuru-jii about what to do next. Hajime also hands back Tsubasa her Note.

[HorribleSubs] Gatchaman Crowds Insight - 09 [1080p].mkv0089And suddenly the Gatchaman are the enemies now. The people are against them because they’re all against Gel and the Kuu-sama. Paiman announces on the Gatchannel that the Kuu-sama are dangerous. He also goes out to try and capture Gel, to which the people grouped there for the meeting revolted and attacked him. A group of people even wanted to raid their homes. Joe goes out to defeat Gel as he feels responsible for everything that’s happened. Even though he seems weak and gentle, Gel is actually a strong opponent. If Sugane hadn’t come in the last second, I think Joe would have been in critical condition. Maybe even killed. And again, that just shows how far Gel is willing to go for peace. Unfortunately Sugane was the one that took the big hit and they had to retreat.

X goes to Rizumu to make him talk to Rui, to try and snap him out of his delusional trance. And it just saddens me to see Rui like that. Hopefully he snaps out of it soon.

In the end, JJ sends the team the new prophecy, to which they don’t understand. From what I can guess right now, the people are going to revolt. Hajime was able to figure it out again but never tells the team the answer, only says that they need to protect Gel. Which I thought was way weird because like a minute ago they were talking about fighting him. Things are going horribly now and I know it’s just going to get worse from here on out. I don’t know what it’ll take for Gel to realize that what’s happening is wrong.

Also, the people that have been eaten. So are they gone forever or is there a way to extract them from the Kuu-sama that ate them? I hope so.


Unfortunately still a weeb

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. trejon pearson

    Is this season good is it worth watching I loved the last one how does it stack up if it’s good I might binge it

    1. Berry

      I’ll just tell you now that there’s less action than there was in the first season. Personally, I like this season. Though if I had to choose which season I like more, I would say the first one. But this one is still enjoyable in its own way. This season really takes a look at society and the way that groups of people think so it makes you think. It’s slower, but still a fun watch. But some characters from last season don’t get as much screen time, so I don’t know what you think about that. But if you were a fan of the first season then I should say you should watch this anyway.

  2. TheVoid

    Rizumu is likely the scarlet Conductor who changed his melody (mood) and will now have the people (Red Crowds) bear their fangs against the Colorless Wind (Gel Sadra).

    Of course this could be a prophecy twist since no ones had atmosphere bubbles this entire episode so everyone is effectively colorless at this point.

    1. Berry

      Mm that’s a good guess. 🙂 It makes sense as Rizumu will take action next. He’s probably going to attack the Kuu-sama and/or Gel, which is why Hajime said they need to protect him.

      I said the people because of the colorless part too, but yours makes more sense.

  3. zztop

    I think I see where this is going. Since the Kuus can’t be defeated by conventional means and have the majority’s support, a significant social opposition force is needed to provide a flashpoint for the rest to fully reject the Kuus.
    Suzuki and his people will be key in inciting the Japanese public to reject the Kuus by sowing public doubt in them, similar to how he sowed public doubt in the CROWDS system.

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