Remember last time Sorawo brought up Toriko worried about the US soldiers trapped at Kisaragi Station? Well this episode was the rescue mission.
Our heroines went over the plan to rescue the soldiers with Kozakura. They’d go to the same restaurant from the day they first warped there and use the Lady Hasshaku hat during daytime. Kozakura doubted the hat was the key and thought it’s because they went to Otherside so many times they attracted portals. She did offer to buy the hat if it was indeed a portal but wished them a safe return in her tsundere way. Sorawo put on the hat this time and Toriko had some fun taking a photo. An embarrassed Sorawo later explained it was so she could protect Toriko should anything go wrong.
It took some time before they got warped to Otherside. Unfortunately for them it seemed that it was always nighttime around the Kisaragi Station area. Either that or as Sorawo deduced based on what Lieutenant Will said time flowed differently in Otherside compared to “our world”. Speaking of the soldier they unsurprisingly were quite wary of our heroines and didn’t give them a warm welcome back at first. Fortunately Toriko knew some morse code to communicate with them. We learned the soldier in Toriko’s family was actually her mom. Very cool.
Once both sides were chummy with each other again and our heroines explained their plan to guide the soldiers out of Otherside they began preparing. The soldiers showed off their cool vehicles and stuff. Sorawo thought it would be a good idea to warp there sometime to gather equipment for future adventures. We had a nice moment as Toriko taught Sorawo how to hold and aim a rifle as Sorawo got a surprise closer look at Toriko’s beauty.
Once ready Sorawo used her eye to guide the soldiers across glitches/bear traps. As they approached the forest they saw what looked like another soldier in the distance but Sorawo identified its monstrous form. Soon a horse of monsters rushed over to the soldiers. Sorawo used her eye to make them vulnerable to gunfire. By the way, after our heroines escaped last time one of the soldiers blew up the train tracks to stop the Meat Train but lost his life to killer monkeys or something like that. Sorawo deduced that the soldiers could hurt the monsters because they gave in to madness. Back to the present, Sorawo got a nice headshot of the Horned Man. However, it regenerated, giving us a glimpse of his red eye. Suddenly, the monsters stopped chasing the squad. We would soon find out why.
Our heroines asked Luitenant Will if that was the spot they’re warped to Otherside. It was a horrifying memory the soldiers buried deep inside, thus shivering when they remembered. The ladies came face to face with most likely the nightmarish figure the soldiers encountered, Kankandra. The Funi sub forgot an “n”.
Looks like Kankandra will be the season finale boss if the next episode is the last. Should be a cool way to get viewers to rush over to the source for more.