July 15th, 2012
That wasn’t much of a struggle.
Not nearly as fast as last week, although all of Not-Hideyoshi’s (as I’ve already forgotten his real name) random antics with his literal herd of little girls gets tiresome quickly. Yes, yes. You are yelling because things are not as you expected. Another hilarious slice of Japanese humor. The whole globe fondling bit (which is unfortunately not a euphemism) was also more than a little corny. Nobuna herself is also a bit too hormonal and/or swinging between various emotions entirely too quickly and without enough reason, right from practically mounting him to threatening to kill him, both for not particularly well understood reasons.
The main ‘plot’ of the episode, to be generous, was involving Nobukatsu (better known as Nobuyuki) and the half-hearted family struggle that was treated like a big joke right until it became time to behead people, and then it’s all serious. Then Not-Hideyoshi stopped her from being all Demon Kingy and yada yada okay whatever. With relatively little focus on Nobuna and her acting completely differently every single time that the scene cuts away from her, it’s a little hard to take these ‘touching’ moments seriously. The show could stand to drill down and focus on characters within the historical events a whole lot better. Almost the entire first half could’ve been better spent on Nobuyuki and Nobunaga to give that… well… just about anything more. Or at least not just a bunch of guys cheering Nobuna’s name.
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