Breakdancing on ice is totally normal in Sengoku Era, yo
|The times during the wait for a Brave10 release is really torturous. Every two hours I’ll google for the newest episode, check MAL, and things like that just to see whether the sub is out or not. Same goes for my twitter, every two hour I will tweet something like “WHERE IS #Brave10!?” because I just can’t wait for the newest episode. But that’s a normal reaction if the anime is full of bishies right? RIGHT? Thank god that my internet was fast when the second episode was released, so it took me less than three hours to get it.|
We get our usual Tokugawa/Hattori moment before moving on to the Sanada household. Our EXTREMELY BLACK Ieyasu has been lacking sex for the past few weeks, hence he was so mad to the point of throwing his daifuku sweets when he found out that Hattori didn’t capture Isanami. Of course, he tells Hattori to capture Isanami again, but now he has a friend…
You know you’re evil when you appear in the beginning of the episode as a shadow
Now let’s go back to the Sanada territory. Saizou is not feeling the festival mood, so he sneaks out of Isanami’s room, takes a walk in the woods, and… sees a gaijin taking a bath in the river. The gaijin was about to freeze Saizou with her weird Ice no Jutsu until she realizes that it’s her childhood friend Saizou! Guys, meet Ana, our male protagonist’s childhood friend who happens to make Isanami jealous a lot. Her master is Yukimura, so that’s why she’s around the Sanada territory right now.
Isanami decided to take control of Saizou’s outift
There’s something hot on the ice
Saizou’s mood is somewhat still cranky as the festival starts, so he sneaks out (again) with Ana in the middle of Isanami’s dance to search for the rumored snake. Isanami tags along of course, but thanks to her, Saizou is able to find the snake and defeat it, until it explodes as soon as Saizou stabs its left eye. Yep, the snake is just a doll that’s triggered to explode once it’s killed. Saizou and Isanami are stuck under rubbles together, and they have their “d’aaawww” moments. Well, more like Isanami telling her past and how Saizou is the “light of her life” for saving her where nobody was there for her. Awww Isanami. They managed to get themselves out from the rubbles, but they were too late from preventing the attack to the Sanada castle.
“Vote for me and I’ll let you get drunk on the street!”
How to Set Up a Romantic Mood: 1) Get yourself trapped with your crush 2) Tell your crush your deep dark secret…In the dark
Meanwhile, our Sasuke is having some trouble thanks to the slutty doll controller and got himself poisoned. Thankfully, Ana helped Sasuke, and Sasuke defeated the Medusa chick with the help of Mother Nature…er, animals in the forest.
It’s a frozen dinosaur!
Chew Dentyne everyday and you’ll be like Rokurou
Rokurou and Yukimura were captured for a while, but they defeated their enemies thanks to Rokurou’s powerful breath. I suspect that the unnecessary scene was there for the sake of homolust. Anyhow, Saizou is having trouble with Hattori to the point where he’s leaking blood everywhere because of the excessive amount of injuries he got from Hattori. However, Isanami’s unconscious figure releases Saizou’s “hidden” power (as usual), and he somehow injures Hattori (although Saizou fainted after that). Both way, backups (Sasuke and Ana) arrive, and Hattori escapes because he was cornered. Once more, Saizou saved the day.
“Is this my child?”
Isanami can do things I can’t. This is one of them
Originally, I had more than thirty screenshots for this episode. That, obviously, is just too many. I had to delete some of them, but it was hard for me to choose which one. Sudden realization. I love the fighting scenes in this episode. Obviously the animation is still not the best, but the fighting scenes have lots of its awesome moments that I knew I need to have. One thing I know though, and it’s the fact that I love all of these stabbing and bizarre moments. You think the horses in Sengoku Basara are weird? They can’t be compared with the silliness of Ana’s Ice no Jutsu. The ice was practically sticking on her legs! Wondering how Masamune can hold six swords with both of his hands? Forget that and start wondering why there are snakes inside the Medusa chick. How about Rokurou’s minty breath? It gives a whole new definition to a “cool breath.” Seeing these things animated made me realize how crazy those things are.
I was taken aback when the snake’s eye was stabbed, Saizou’s hand was stabbed, and when Sasuke slit the neck of the Medusa chick. Usually, in anime, they don’t show the flesh-stabbing moment, god knows why. When a character is stabbed, the scene usually focuses on the character’s eyes/face, or the blood that drips on the ground or the spectator. Seeing the assaulting process without any censor whatsoever is definitely something that I haven’t experienced in a while, and I like it. I am satisfied with the fighting scenes.
There’s not much development since it’s just the second episode. But thanks to this, I’m 1000% sure now that Saizou is a total tsun. Thank god that his VA is Ono Daisuke because that makes him a sexy tsun since Ono Daisuke makes one of the best tsun voices EVER. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same with Sasuke’s VA (I don’t know who). I don’t think I’ll ever like Sasuke’s voice. Somehow he sounds really girly, and not in a good way. As in Anastasia, I can’t say much about her since she’s new, but I have a feeling that’s she’s awesome. Awesome chicks have awesome names. Such as Anastasia. HEH. I’m torn when it comes to Isanami though. She is extremely tolerable in the anime, so I like the anime Isanami. But I will NEVER like how she clings with Saizou everywhere. Man, they’re not even together. Yes, Saizou saved her, but this is just TOO MUCH. If she’s less clingy to Saizou later on, I might like her more. It’s not that she’s bad. She’s cute, sweet, adorable, and innocent (not really). Thanks to her, somehow Saizou has more meaning in his life. But…Damn it, stop being so clingy!
Not much to say here because there’s nothing much going on. It wasn’t boring though. Although there’s little development in the story, the fighting scenes were cool enough to make me forget about the story. This episode wasn’t disappointing, and I hope they’ll keep it this way until the end… which is ten more episodes.
Preview: “Yo yo yo, I’m that awesome redhead with sexy scythes as my weapons. I’m an asshole since I’m rough on Isanami, but I’m a bishie so it’s all good. And I have sexy tongue.”