I just finished up a hectic few days at work and I tired so I’m gonna try to keep this short today. So enough preamble let’s get to it.
In today’s episode, Shinsuke needs a nap.
I’m not buying Ensho’s last minute change of heart. I mean, sure he was dying and dying people rarely do things that make sense, but he couldn’t even see Nobunobu’s eyes from where he was. It was a moment that felt out of character and wasn’t fully earned, and rather than being surprised that he got shot by a random mook, I mostly just feel a bit disappointed it wasn’t some sort of ruse.
Hey, remember Tobias Funke Fish’s fake death in Megamind? Remember how it was lampooing death scenes that go on way too long? Man, that was funny.
Though one of Nobunobu’s comments while he was taking forever to die has led me to wonder: What happened to the emperor? Granted, my knowledge of Japanese history is by no means comprehensive, but I’m pretty sure there was still one kicking around when the shoguns were running the show. Did the Amanto get rid of him when they took over, or is he just a figurehead that has nothing to do with the plot so they don’t bother to mention or introduce him? Somebody who speaks Japanese get on the horn to Sorachi and find out. I’m really curious now.
HIJIKATA GOT SOME DIALOGUE AND WAS COOL FOR A MINUTE WITHOUT IT BEING UNDERCUT BY SHENANIGANS TO 10 ANIME MOMENTS OF THE DECADE
Next episode, I was joking a while ago, but I still really, legitimately want that Kagura/Soyo/Nobuma road trip anime. Get on it, Sorachi. Till next time.
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The emperor is just a figurehead, but he is mentioned at the end of the Shogun Assasination arc, Shigeshige and Soyo go to Kyoto because that’s where the emperor is and Shigeshige wants to build a resistance under his protection.
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