August 19th, 2012
You’d think someone would ask questions about that.
Mostly a setup episode for introducing the next arc and/or swarm of characters. At least he didn’t fantasize about any of the small girls when he was rolling around and touching himself in anticipation. On the other hand, it wasn’t actually said or shown what he did with Nene once she showed up. ‘Oichi’ was also shipped off to Azai, but otherwise, the first half was mostly just empty space, naked fantasies, and making little priestess girls call in love with him thanks to the main character pheromones. And… uh… for a show that usually cruises right along, that’s really about it for major events this week since it was all either shadowy plotting against the person who declared six episodes ago that she was going to conquer the world, or characters that had between one to three minutes of screentime before wandering off again.
They just kind of wander around for the second half. I guess Hisahide and the three guadians were meant to be teasedas the antagonists, although by the effort put into each’s designs, you can tell which one’s actually important. Most of them just kind of appeared and then disappeared again shortly thereafter though, and since next week’s… uh… some kind of food festival… Uh… I think we’re in a holding pattern until it’s time for the ending arc. Anyway, Bontenmaru (aka Masamune) was a little amusing. The same can’t really be said for the two religion nuts. I wasn’t aware that Portugal was known for its blonde hair and blue eyes. At least the kid’s not the standard ditzy foreign watermleon smuggler, but I’m not sure what Himiko is supposed to bring that Hanbei doesn’t already. Less magey, more priestessy? Well, she wandered off again at the end anyway. Probably for the best. It’s getting a tad disturbing having him wandering around with literally close to half a dozen prepubescent girls.
Uh… food stands?