As usual, ‘Blazar is crazy good this week’! Ultraman Blazar Episode 10, "Parent and Child," gave us an inside look at Gento’s home life, which everyone has been dying to see since episode 1, while also lending us a new perspective on Gento and Blazar’s dynamic. This episode gave us a visit from everyone’s favorite Mecha, Earth Garon, a wild Ultra-Host-face-off, a Kaiju relationship unlike any we’ve seen so far in this series, and the kind of wisdom that’s so simple that it’s clearest when coming out of the mouth of a child- Or the sonic scream of a wild Ultra!
blazar was crazy good this week pic.twitter.com/D31zdN7uRV— abby (@spongeycloud) September 16, 2023
First of all, we must address the elephant in the room…
Gento’s family is just as cute as any of us imagined, but it is crazy to see our daily world reflected back to us in mundane ways that surprisingly hit home. The franchise is changing to encapsulate our reality as it is, and that reality is made of tablet-babies, and Jun Hiruma is the best one yet.
Of all the things to be surprised by in Blazar episode 10, I really wasn't expecting a standout child actor performance to be one of themHaru Iwakawa knocked it out of the park as Jun, this exchange between him and Gento was one of the best scenes of the episode for sure pic.twitter.com/qB798tGLFk — ウルトラマコ🔆 (@MakoMattari) September 16, 2023
And after seeing the power of familial bonds, everyone was excited to see the same dynamic of love, only this time represented by Kaiju!
Of course, the sweetness of the Demaaga-Mama-Demaaga-Baby situation definitely complicates things. It’s not seeming as black-and-white, Kaiju-VS-humanity as it once did. Aren’t we all just trying to protect our young?
We’re not the only ones who seemed to switch sides after Demaaga’s serious appeal to emotion, though. It seems after yet another Blazar-body-snatch, seeing the world through Gento’s eyes as a parent helped Blazar see a new, more tender side of life.
OHHH we are so back I am very happy that Blazar has very intentionally kept up the Showa type of "can do whatever" powerset, his power only growsI'm debating on which part it was that wanted to kill Demaaga, but host-Ultra conflict is awesome Very good episode, I like pic.twitter.com/wryVzbLwwt — SuperSandwichGoku | Gridman arc (@SupaSandGoku) September 16, 2023
Even though Gento seemed to be the one fighting to protect humans without remorse for the Demaaga family, Blazar seems to represent the most primal parts of Gento in some ways. Maybe the instinct to protect the Kaiju is even more natural to Gento than he knows and Blazar was just what he needed to unlock that. Or maybe Blazar’s just got more manpower! Both are very likely.
Some viewers seemed uncertain. Many felt that Gento was inspired by his son to protect instead of defeat, and while I do think he ultimately internalized that, he needed a little “Blazin’ time” to really embrace that.
This officially confirms it;Ultraman Blazar is the one that stopped Gento from killing demaaga, and he does it because he didnt want the baby demaaga to feel sad Tomunobu said he always wanted to create an episode where ultraman get angry for others pic.twitter.com/ELHBQbur16 — anon54 (@anon54980) September 18, 2023
Despite the emotional center of the episode, Blazar managed to steal the show yet again with another new power move. The weekly reveals of his capabilities have all of us feeling confused, excited, and hungry for more!
And finally, a huge thank you to the incredible episode writer, the late Sumio Uetake, who wove some beautiful stitches into the tapestry of Ultraman history with his writing.
Episode 10 of Ultraman Blazar was one of the best yet, and arguably one of the best episodes the franchise has had in quite a while.Knowing that the writer, Sumio Uetake, didn't live to take see it air is heartbreaking, but he left us with a surprisingly moving tale. pic.twitter.com/Z4psi78spx — Lew (@strongest_human) September 16, 2023
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