Oh! I know about the Taros, but I was wondering about Sieg. And the other Imajin. It’s all very interesting; and it makes sense, Time is made of our Memories, and all
Yeah, they make the point over and over that things exist because of our memories of them - the Zeronos cards, Hana and Ryoutarou being singularity points, the Imajin disappearing if they aren’t remembered, jumping through time using important memories, etc.
The Wiki article for the Imajin goes into detail on all of them.
Thanks! I’m still trying to make sense the timeline of the show, and knowing about the Imajin seems easier
The timeline can be kinda funky, mostly because the ending of the series leaves some stuff unresolved (don’t know how far you are, don’t want to spoil anything).
Don’t worry, I finished the show a while ago. I haven’t watched the movies though (just Ore… Tanjou! because it’s in the middle of the show)
I haven’t seen any of the movies, myself, just watched the series one and a half times. (Starting watching it as it aired, then youtube shut down all the accounts what were posting toku, finally completed watching it last year)
So (spoilers) the biggest problem is that Hana’s birth is left unresolved. Her future was undone because her birth in the past was undone, but, being a singularity point, she still exists and remembers the timeline she was in. Essentially, Kai went back to the point of Airi and Yuuto’s marriage and stopped it from happening, creating an alternate timeline where he and the Imajin are… sort of in charge? I was never clear in his motivation. It’s like Back to the Future 2, where Kai is Biff and Hana is Marty.
So there are two core timelines. Timeline A goes: Airi and Yuuto meet, fall in love, have a baby, get married, live happily ever after. This is the timeline Hana comes from.
Then Kai goes back in time and tries to erase Timeline A, prompting Airi to wipe her memory of Yuuto, and thus Hana’s existence, and Yuuto to give his past self the Zeronos pass.
So Timeline B goes: Yuuto is given the pass and Deneb -> Yuuto and Airi meet, fall in love, have a baby, erase their memories -> Yuuto goes back to his past self to give himself the belt -> Hana finds Ryoutarou and gives him the Denliner pass -> Yuuto from the first step travels to his future, after Airi had her memory ereased -> Den-O and Zeronos fight and defeat Kai, but aren’t able to restore the past yet -> Yuuto goes back to the past, presumably to meet Airi again
The confusing part about Timeline B is that Yuuto does not move linearly through it. He’s stuck in a time loop. He gets the belt, jumps forward about a decade or so (? not sure how old he was when he was engaged), then goes back in time, meets Airi linearly, then jumps back in time to give himself the belt. He gets the belt, jumps forward, then goes back, etc.
The REALLY confusing thing is that there’s no indication of how he becomes Zeronos. He got it from his future self, hung onto it, then travels back in time and gives it to his past self. There’s no clear genesis of how he finds it or meets Deneb.
And, of course, there’s Timeline C, where Yuuto dies as a teenager and never meets Airi or becomes Zeronos.
This is still confusing. And let me tell you the movies doesn’t help, from what I’ve read they essentially create a new timeline or something because Zeronos!Yuto has to somehow get back together with Airi… or something….. I should watch those movies.
And I think that at the End Sakurai, the one engaged to Airi, ceases to exist because he used up all his memories; and if no one remembers him then he doesn’t exist (I need to rewatch that show)