Samurai Bride #05 — Beach Maid Boogie

May 3rd, 2013

 

There’s sand in my bonnet.

Just for the record, I am still spending about 30 seconds each week glancing at Railgun. This week, they went shopping, then to not-Starbucks, then to a playground. I don’t think I’m missing anything ‘important,’ and even if I was, I suspect it’s the usual Hideo Kojima level of nonsense that is incomprehensible to the human mind anyway.

Impressions:

There’s something more than a little disqueting about the way they were flinging ink around at the start. Picture of girl in bikini, splattering of ink. I don’t even know why besides perhaps a confused belief that everything requires ink. Once upon a time (for about an episode in the first season to be specific) it was actually used stylistically. If it had been white instead of black, we’d have been all the way to the blatant image of someone squirting… mayonnaise… all over every one of the girls. Heck, maybe we already are and they have a really really bad bladder infection.

Anyway. Beach maid competition, where they do beach team maid things. Like hula hooping. And launching Naoe into a kracken. Or I’m just wishing that was a full event rather than their ineffectual attempt at cheating. Apparently beach volleyball and swimming are too unmaid-like or something, but soccer and sleeping are fine. Then again, i guess there are krackens, which might also answer the question of the audience’s disappearance. Jubei used some super bitchy power when Muneakira used his patented "hit them in the knee with my face and stomach" attack, but otherwise not much of note and I’m including the breasts and asses in that scope. Even the swimsuits weren’t particularly interesting or daring or the like. I’m not sure I even saw a single sarong. What the hell, Arms?

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    is it weird that the villain from last season is the only good character?

  • Durandal says:

    You might no longer be interested, but I wanted to tell you that Hataraku Maou-sama was finally given a decent OP on Ep 5, with a few spoilers that probably resulted in the previous crappy OP.

    The Ep itself continued the serious tone route, though it seem that it might have been the last of it as they basically tied most of the loose ends of that part of the story.

    Regarding the Rom Com show, I must admit that the brief Scryed reference of Ep 4 did make me chuckle. The interactions between the main character and the teacher are still the best part of the series, but sadly are very scarce and even entirely absent on Ep 3.

    And supposedly tomorrow, the Psycho Bitch, Tokisaki Kurumi, will finally make her debut on Date a Live. Hopefully things will finally get interesting on that show, specially after how disappointing the previous two arcs have been. Preview:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AytCKBRQJu0

  • Anon says:

    So they still sticked into Fan service and no Plot progression?
    Chief we dont have a Story!, what should we do?

    No Panic, add more Flesh for Fan Service, the Brain of the Viewers go blank, and no one ask for Story!!! HA HA HA (Evil Laughter)

  • algorithm says:

    This show needs more dog abuse.

  • shadow says:

    Are these samurais ?
    Iam tired watch girls playing the kunoichis, samurais or heroines, nothing good.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    I was hoping this episode will be filled with fun, and instead, here are my problems for it:

    1. Gisen’s “character”. Writers better find a way to develop her soon, cause if all she’s gonna do is be a slut, yeah, I would want her kinda dead for not even bothering to characterize her. Seriously, have her bond with Jubei (who’s supposed to be her sister) or something, guys.

    2. The abuse of flashbacks in the first half. Just get to the games already!

    3. The fanservice was surprisingly yawn-inducing. I guess all that fanservice budget was wasted for episode 2.

    4. No Jubei buildup. All she does is just…being there, but then suddenly when Jubei gets her powers, it supposed to be awesome…only to realize how she didn’t really go to some sort of struggle, like proving her friends wrong that she can actually win the fight. Heck, she could have overheard Yukimurass (that’s my nickname for her…blame episode 2) and Sen’s conversation how Jubei won’t win her round. That, at least, could have been something.

    5. Anytime Sen blames something, it’s automatically that person’s fault. Yeah, it’s totally Hanzo’s fault that she couldn’t press the switch in time despite Naoe being in the way. Sen, you have eyes, use them.

    6. The whole “Staging” of the games. Takes the fun out of it and makes it seem like our supposed heroes a bit villainous. I know it’s for knowing the powers of the villains, but still…lampshading it doesn’t help.

  • Adam says:

    It’s been a while since you last mentioned your weird sarong fetish.

  • ark noir says:

    shadow says:
    May 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    Are these samurais ?
    Iam tired watch girls playing the ‘kunoichis’, samurais or ‘heroines’, nothing good.

    I stil agree with this 100% even with the 2 mistakes you made makes you sound like you want this to be a new season of Hakuouki. Wasn’t MC meant to be a dojo instuctor/master? Don’t that crap pay the bills?

  • Wilfriback says:

    And the male has fundoshi…
    http://tenka.seiha.org/images2013/sb5/72.jpg

    I approve.

  • shadow says:

    A boring episode, really some think are heroines ?

  • The Phantom says:

    This is just a braindead disaster, I was expecting much of this garbage, I guess is too much to expect a decent battle out of this?.