Real men take baths with animals
|It’s episode six already. Time flies so fast. I’m kind of sad about this now.|
Yukimura’s missing! Actually, he’s not. He feels like going to the onsen, so he left with Rokurou. He did leave a map somewhere in his room so that his ninjas can catch up to him.
“BRB going to have some steamy sex with Rokurou in the hotspring”
In the town where the hot spring is, Saizou is taking a walk because others are doing their own things. Suddenly Kakei was slammed by this huge monk that refuses to pay for the food he ate because he’s a “monk who’s searching for his sister”. Fight ensues, but Saizou and his group has a hard time fighting the monk’s extraordinary power.
Real men are animal-friendly
“The monk made my gun all soft!” Pun intended
Who needs air conditioner if you can make your own fan from chains?
Isanami enters the scene with a bunch of dumplings. The monk claims that he’s Isanami’s brother, which of course Isanami denies. Saizou uses Isanami to stop the monk’s rampage, and it actually works! What a sister complex. Isanami then remembers her brother thanks to the monk’s older portrait of his. He was such a bishie. What happened to him… Anyway, Yukimura asks how Miyoshi recognized his sister, and he replied with him recognizing the Kushi-mitama, something that’s entrusted to Isanami alone. In the end, Yukimura hires him.
People change, sometimes not in a good way
The rest of this episode is spent on the hot spring part. Saizou asks whether Yukimura is worried or not about Kakei’s departure to the village and Yukimura answers with no since he is Kakei’s master. Yukimura also hints that he knows Saizou does not really like him. The tense atmosphere breaks when Sasuke enters the onsen with his animals, and Yukimura sneaks into the girls’ hot spring.
Fanciest dinner ever
It’s amazing how they’re still alive after all this
Saizou leaves the hot spring early (Anastasia fronze the hot spring) and finds Yuri finishing his bath in the river. Saizou pats Yuri’s head, but instead he runs away because his heart goes badump at Saizou’s patting. Hilarious scene ensues with Yuri spilling his heart’s content to Sasuke’s dying weasel that’s in his hands, while Sasuke is there panicking about his weasel’s safety.
“I-it’s not that I love him or anything like that!”
Next day, Yukimura tells Rokurou that he has decided to attend Nobunaga’s invitation, and Yukimura himself has to make his own move. He also happens to be curious of Tokugawa’s skill too. However it’s going to be, Yukimura claims that it all starts now.
Crouching Yukimura’s Hidden Desire:
“Ooh I’ll do Saizou instead of Rokurou tonight! That scar is so sexy”
“But what about Isanami’s brother? He’s offering his ass already. I’ve always wanted to have sex under the waterfall too…”
“Maybe I’ll do Anastasia instead. Her cup size is Z”
“Isanami’s brother wants to join the sex party? A foursome! How enlightening!”
“Oopsie waifu is mad at me. Never mind then”
Watching episode six at night when everybody was sleeping is suffering. The anime skipped Emonzaemon arc (the arc where Kojurou’s woman men infiltrate Ueda castle) from the manga, but that was somehow redeemed with the amount of enjoyment I had in this episode. It was obvious that this was a filler episodes that marks the halfway of this series, but somehow it ended up being more entertaining than some of the previous important episodes. When I say previous episodes, I’m talking about the episode where Isanami was sulking in Date’s manor aka last week’s episode. I still can’t get over Isanami’s sulking.
In this filler episode, the members of Ueda household were finally able to converse among themselves more than usual. This might be just something minor, but daily conversation is actually one of the best ways to get to know the other party better. If not because of that, Saizou won’t find out the name of Kakei’s gun, and Isanami’s gluttonous way of eating will always stay in the dark until she dies. These facts sound trivial and insignificant, but these things are the ones that make the members of Ueda household closer than before. Their interactions for this week were entertaining and hilarious, but it’s more than just petty enjoyable communication. As Yukimura mentioned during Saizou’s fight with Isanami’s brother, now the group (except Anastasia) is closer than before, and they’re unconsciously relying on Saizou as the team leader. And after the hot spring, they’re clooosseerrr than before. Yay!
But if there’s hot spring, then there must be some excessive homolust in this episode right? YES THERE WAS! I was squealing and shipping like mad when the boys were using the onsen together NAKED. This worldly heaven was definitely worth the half an hour of my night. Not to mention Yuri’s confirmed crush on Saizou and Sasuke’s having hots for his weasel SQUEEE. Official yaoi pairing right there! Yuri x Saizou and Sasuke x Weasel! Well, it’s not really yaoi since Yuri’s gender is not confirmed yet, but I suspect that he’s a male and refuse to acknowledge him as a female. Hey, this episode is not about yaoi bait anymore, it’s fully yaoi dedicated for all the yaoi fans in this world. I’m just getting along with it.
Except Gintama, this Brave10 filler is probably one of the not-so-many fillers I actually enjoyed. It gave a calming effect, and it was so amusing to the point where even the boobs gag didn’t bother me at all. And I hate boobs gag with passion. Of course, while this episode was humorous, I think one episode is enough. I do not want another filler like this. Time to stick with the plot, my gay ninjas!
Preview: Continuing from this episode, Yukimura arrives in Oshu in response to Nobunaga’s “banquet” invitation. Did this happen in real life? Who cares since Yukimura will be fighting against Date! Who will win? Will Kojurou’s mustache ever get shaved?
Date is not amused