SSSS.Dynazenon Episode 6

SSSS.Dynazenon Episode 6

The Team Torn Apart

SSSS.Dynazenon Episode 6 was a fairly disappointing episode overall. The featured Kaiju had a neat design and Mujika had a decent amount of screen time. Those were the only two parts that I actually liked. Everything else was pretty boring.

Now that we’ve made it to the halfway point of the series, the Dynazenon team is fracturing. Of course it is. Why wouldn’t this series include that trope? At this point, I don’t even see it as character development. We know what’s going to happen.

Later on, they’re all going to make up, be friends again, and save the day with Dynazenon and their reinvigorated power of friendship. But, of course, before that happens, they’re going to almost be defeated because they can’t seem to work together.

Chise hanging out in Koyomi's apartment from the anime series SSSS.Dynazenon
Chise hanging out in Koyomi’s apartment

As for why the members of the Dynazenon team are drifting apart, they all have their own reasons. Chise is jealous of Koyomi’s married girlfriend. Koyomi is jealous of his married girlfriend’s husband. Yume is jealous of Yomogi getting attention from other girls. And Yomogi just doesn’t know what’s going on.

Interestingly, there also appears to be a connection between Koyomi and Yume’s dead sister. Originally, I thought that maybe Koyomi’s married girlfriend was one of her bullies. However, that seems to not be the case. Instead, I think the two of them came across Yume’s sister’s belongings in an abandoned building.

Since Yume’s sister was apparently leading a double-life, that abandoned building may have actually been where she died. Perhaps she met up with her boyfriend there, something happened, she died, and he dumped her body in the river.

That would be an interesting way to bring Koyomi’s and Yume’s stories together. Koyomi could show Yume where her sister’s belongings were found, and that in turn may give Yume a clue as to what happened.

Mujina is the Best Kaiju Eugenicist

If I was to rank the four Kaiju Eugenicists, Mujina would be first, followed by Shizumu, Juuga, and Onija, in that order. Onija is just the angry guy. He doesn’t have a personality outside of that, and it’s the full extent of his character for now. He’s easily the worst for me.

Juuga has potential. He’s clearly the leader of the group, but he’s also the one who we’ve seen the least of. In the future, once he gets more development, I could see him being a decent character. But for now, he’s just the “leader character.”

Shizumu is a good character. Obviously, I guess aside from Onija who’s easy to read, Shizumu was the first Eugenicist to get developed. That automatically makes him better than someone like Juuga. But, I also like how Shizumu plays both sides to an extent.

Mujina from the anime series SSSS.Dynazenon
Mujina

And now, on to Mujina. Before this episode, I probably would have placed Mujina on par with Juuga. She barely had any screen time and had absolutely no development. But she’s also the only female member of the group, so she gets bonus points for that.

I think what I like about Mujina is that, like Shizumu, she’s a pretty normal person. However, at the same time, she’s also one of those “hollow shell” characters who’s seeking a purpose. That’s not always a good character trope, but I do think it can be done well.

And with Mujina, I think it’s been done well so far. Despite lacking something that she can call her purpose, Mujina isn’t idle. In fact, we see her take the initiative when she steals Koyomi’s portion of Dynazenon. I like that she’s not necessarily waiting around for her purpose to come to her.

(Not) Gridman Appears

At the end of the episode, a new mech that isn’t Dynazenon shows up. It’s also not Gridman. However, it has much more in common with Grandman than it does with Dynazenon. It seems more like an autonomous or single-pilot mech.

I feel like that same mech did show up in SSSS.Gridman. But I don’t really remember a lot about the Gridman series. I think this mech may have shown up towards the end and fought alongside Gridman or something. And if that’s the case, does it mean Gridman is going to make an appearance soon?

Something tells me that Gridman isn’t going to be making an appearance in Dynazenon. I think it’s much more likely that some supporting characters are what bridge the two series. For example, this unknown mech or the Kaiju girl being in both.

The unknown mech from the anime series SSSS.Dynazenon
The unknown mech

I guess I’ve also been assuming that this unknown mech is going to be fighting on Dynazenon’s side. But since I don’t actually remember what role it played in Gridman, if any at all, I can’t say for sure that’s going to be the case.

It seems unlikely that it would side with the Kaiju Eugenicists. However, it may end up being a third party that’s not allied with either Dynazenon or the Kaiju. Perhaps its goal is to destroy both of them and then return to the “grid world” or wherever Gridman was from.

Gauma is a Kaiju user, and it’s been implied that this is why he can control Dynazenon. So if that means that Dynazenon is a Kaiju, I could definitely see this new mech attempting to destroy it even though it fights against other Kaiju.

Conclusion

What do you think of SSSS.Dynazenon Episode 6? Was it as bad as I made it out to be? Which Kaiju Eugenicist is your favorite so far? And why do you think this new mech appeared? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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There’s no review of Episode 7. My review of Episode 8 is available.

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