|Invasion! Death Metal!|
|Invasion! Death Metal!|
|Name Translation||Invasion! Death Metal!|
|Japanese Opening||Starting Over|
|Japanese Ending||Shōnen no Boku e|
|Episode (season)||002 (Zoids: Wild)|
|Episode (series)||002 (Wild series)|
|Episode (lifetime)||171 (Zoids)|
|Japanese Airdate||July 14, 2018|
|Previous||Release Your Instincts! Wild Liger!|
|Next||Awake! Zoid King's Pride|
Pre-intro is talking about Zoids being the ultimate life form, and the Wild Blast that they can release.
Episode picks up where the previous one left off, Arashi fighting in the Wild Liger. But they prove dysfunctional, with the Liger not listening to Aarshi. Eventually they get jumped by Death Metal, and Arashi looks to the ground, before Bacon saves them.
They return to the village, where they talk about the bonds between Zoids. They talk about being partners with Zoids, how the Wild Blast works, and Aarshi leaves in a fit. He goes to the Wild Liger, only to find it stubbornly refusing him.
As per the last episode we're reminded that the villagers largely don't like Zoids. Arashi's remains convinced by his father's words, remembering he people should look for the ultimate Zoid partner. He also strongly believes his father is still alive.
Drake is briefly seen in silhouette chastising the Death Metal forces.
Antics ensue as Arashi tries to ride the Wild Liger. Eventually Bacon takes him aside and tells Arashi that he wasn't always like this, and talks about when he was small. He tells Arashi that Zoids respond to what's inside a person. Arashi says he already knows that, and that's why he thinks his feelings will get through to the Liger. It surprises Bacon to her Arashi say this, and it's seen that Bacon has actually met Arashi's father in the past.
As Bacon is leaving, Arashi asks where they are going from here. Bacon replies "great treasure" Z. Either way, it's go great, it's relates to everything in the world. Arashi points out Bacon can use it to rule the world instead of Death Metal. Bacon calls him an idiot, and Arashi asks what Bacon wants to use it for. He doesn't really answer, saying he's after the journey itself.Arashi's grandfather brings him food. Arashi notices the fire. Team Supreme go to put out the fire, while Arashi still can't pilot the Liger. The other engage Death Metal, but some of them make it to the Liger. Arashi's grandfather tells him to run. And he's zapped by Death Metal, who want the Liger. Aarshi then figures out why the Liger is being so stubborn.
At the start of the episode, when Arashi was in danger, he momentarily looked to the ground, essentially running away instead of trusting in the Liger. He figures it out and apologies to the Liger, and says despite that, right now his grandfather needs the Liger's help.
The Liger responds and they expunge Death Metal using the "King of Claw" attack.
The episode ends with a quick twist of Bacon challenging Arashi.
- The quote about Zoids being the ultimate lifeform, is used in many of the old Zoid media.