Dunbine Ep. 36: The Enemy is Gea Gring


The Zelana departs from the Graon with radar so they can keep contact. Chum wonders why those on Upper Earth don’t have more powerful weapons. Shou says they do, the Aura Barriers keep them safe, but the Upper Earth’s military has enough to kill everyone on Earth 20 times at least. Marvel is in a daze, thinking about Elle. At the Gea Gring, Galamitei orders a new fleet of Vierres to head out and destroy the Zelana before the Gea Gring is ready to take off. People in the village nearby watch horrified, thinking that they are seeing gods. Elle sits in her room aboard the Graon thinking about Tolstol. Abe heads to the Zelana on a Shoot to tell them how Elle is secluding herself. He also asks Shou if it is possible to get a high power radar. Marvel thinks they should try purchasing one from manufacturers on Upper Earth. Shou, Keen and Marvel head out on their Aura Battlers through the deserts of India towards New Delhi. Galamitei’s unit heads towards the Himalayas. In a small village Bern steals some food from someone’s house. Having landed in New Delhi, soldiers surround the Billbine and Dunbine. Inside a nearby building Marvel and Shou hold two businessmen at gunpoint who decide to cooperate in exchange for gold. The boss offers them both a radar system and wire tap as well. In the woods Bern eats the stolen food by a campfire. Using a radio he stole, he hears about how Aura Battlers had landed in New Delhi. At that moment however Galamitei’s Aura Battler Unit has already arrived and begins his attack. Shou has Charlie, one of the businessmen, rush the delivery of supplies. They make it to the roof and just narrowly escape an attack. The explosions deal heavy damage to the city.

Shou tells Keen and Marvel to ascend so damage won’t be dealt to the city. Charlie, who went aboard the Fou with Keen is scared of what’s happening. Galamitei has his troops fly near the ground and when Keen follows them she hesitates in shooting because of that. Shou instead decides to force one of the Vierres to the ground and destroys it. Shou fights Galamitei who wants to make up for his earlier humiliation. Shou transforms the Billbine and flies away towards the desert. Galamitei decides to rendezvous with a Bull Beggar that came with them. Aboard the Graon Charlie installs the radar system. Abe is confident they’ll now be able to find the Guran Galan and asks Charlie if he knows anything about it. Galamitei talks to the Black Knight aboard the Gea Gring and offers him the Galava, an untested Aura Bomb. It’s not an Aura Battler, but it’s better than nothing for the desperate Black Knight. Dozens of Aura Battlers exit the Gea Gring and head towards the Zelana in the desert. In her room aboard the Graon Elle thinks of Tolstol again and sees a vision of him. She falls to the ground, crying. Marvel comes in to see her and tells her Bishot’s army is approaching. Elle says they should try and contact the Guran Galan first before fighting Bishot. Marvel tells her that she should take more responsibility as Queen of Lao instead of thinking just of Tolstol. Everyone heads out to defend the Graon against Bishot’s forces. As she heads out Keen thinks that no one will cry for her if she dies. Shou watches Elle on a monitor as he heads out on the Billbine. Marvel takes on Galamitei in the Dunbine once she heads out. Keen’s Botune is damaged and crashes towards the ground. Luckily Nie heads out on a Shoot and rescues her before she falls to her death. Marvel blows the head off Galamitei’s Vierres and Shou blows it up seconds later. Aboard the Graon Elle gets in her military gear and orders Abe to have the Graon head towards the Gea Gring.


Now that we’re five or so episodes into this latest story arc it seems pretty clear that we’re not gonna see Byston Well again. The last arc on Upper Earth was fairly quick, but here we’re still waiting for all the heroes to meet up and both Drake and Todd seem to have disappeared entirely for the time being. Two rather boring episodes in a row really hasn’t helped things at this point and the show seems to have fallen into a rut. Hopefully this won’t continue, but it seems to me at this point that we’re gonna spend a long time setting things up for the finale. Starting to do that a good 13+ episodes before that point isn’t a good idea if you ask me. Outside of seeing Bern act strangely again (stealing food from someone’s house and eating alone in the woods) there really isn’t anything all that interesting about this episode, that’s about all I have to say.

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Dunbine Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Minoru Yokitani
Yoshiji Watanabe

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazutaka Miyatake
Yutaka Izubuchi
Tomonori Kogawa
Hidetoshi Ohmori

Character Designer:
Tomonori Kogawa

Musical Composer:
Katsuhiro Tsubonou

49 episodes

Japan 02.05.1983 – 01.21.1984


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