Sengoku BASARA 2 #10 — Quick! Into the Minefield!

September 12th, 2010


Tactical geniuses.


The first half of this episode could have been cool if there were actually any antagonists involved. Or if they had spent more time animating the fighting instead of animating pirate/Masamune grunts running over landmines. Or if it wasn’t so painfully stupid. Or if it meant anything.

Okay, so we’re not exactly batting 1.000 here. Motonari sends his grunts in, Yukimura struggles to fight them, then Motonari wanders off again. That’s really… uh… great. Meanwhile, Masamune and the Jobber attack Hisahide by running their troops through a minefield, only to just be tossed off a cliff as soon as they got close. BATTLE OVER. SEEYA IN A WEEK. It would have at least been interesting to watch if every single bit of the ‘fighting’ wasn’t someone swinging their weapon, and then a still. Or if Yukimura wasn’t being beaten up by grunts. What’s happened to him this season? This is the manliest that Yukimura has looked in months. Remember when he used to fight Gundams? I miss that Yukimura.

The rest of the episode was the usual painful drawn out stupidity. All melodrama building up to nothing. There is zero compelling about these characters, so it’s still a tad bit mystifying. Nothing’s changed since episode 2, but we still have to have the weekly update about who’s attacking who, what happened earlier in the episode, and who snubbed Jenny at her birthday party last week. If anything, it’s just getting worse. I remember when Hanbei was a little menacing instead of coughing up blood every time he appears. At least Sasuke finally showed his face again. That’s a small pleasure at least.


CG horse stampede!

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Mesousa says:

    You mean HONDAms.

  • LK says:

    Mitsunari and Ieyasu finally make cameos. A season 3 sure is up in the works. With the way things are going, they’d either go for a cliff hanger where Hideyoshi does succeed or Ieyasu wrecking shit up.