Took ‘em by surprise
Worked my way up hill
They looked into my eyes
I became invincible
I just found a video of you asking to be a whale with me.
I don’t know why my mind thinks of these things.
I now bullshitted a really roughly estimated visual calendar for the MFB main plot. (Zero G takes place 2019).
It’s matched up with and created based on these facts:
-The Main Crew starts meeting in summer (ref: Madoka says they can’t see bull because it’s a winter sign)
-After some time Battle Bladers is announced and Daidouji states that they will have preparation tournaments for 3 months
-Battle Bladers might take place in December - there is no signs of winter but it matches up. In the first chapters of the manga, there is an illustration of Ginga laying on a truck that drives to Yokohama. This implies Yokohama is the place of the main plot. If this also applies to the anime, Metal Bey City is located in the middle of Japan. The lowest temperature in winter in Yokohama is still clearly over 0°C, often much over - too warm for snow to fall. So it’s reasonable to say that we don’t see the winter time visually.
-The second season is said to start half a year after Battle Bladers - this again matches up, because the movie takes place during this season and clearly states it’s summer time - making the time of the World Championship the summer months. Probably quite some time, too, given there is tournaments all over the world and traveling takes time.
-The Apocalypse, aka the finale of the third season, is based on the end of the Mayan calendar, as we all know, in December 2012. From there we can just do the math backwards and get to the plot start in 2011.
All the specific dates and durations are bullshitted of course, but I think the rough months do make sense. If there’s anything speaking against this that I missed, please notify me!
EDIT: What they do see in Komamura are Draco and Saggitarius, which are summer signs. Pegasus, as seen on the day Ryuusei ‘dies’ is a sign best seen in October. So L Drago might have been stolen in fall 2010.
This implies Ginga’s been traveling for over half a year before meeting Kenta. Which I guess makes sense for him to at least look happy despite his dad being dead and for Ryuusei to have an appropriate recovery period.