Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai

If you are a fan of the Monogatari series, chances are, you have heard of Kubikiri Cycle (also called as Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and The Master of Nonsense in English) and know what to expect from this anime. I haven’t watched the Monogatari series yet and I didn’t know that Kubikiri Cycle is made by Studio Shaft and is written by Nisio. I only picked Kubikiri Cycle because I liked the cover art and the synopsis talked about a murder mystery. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Here is the cover art. Doesn’t it look nice?

The ‘Master of Nonsense’ part in the title made me think that the detective in this series was going to be an easygoing fun guy. I couldn’t have been farther away from the truth. The protagonist of this story is the personification of apathy.

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Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 9

Looks like group idols are more popular than solo singers these days. We all know how big a hit GKB48 is (Gintama staff is putting in a little more effort this time to try and hide the original anime title they are ripping off from). Otsuu wanted to team-up with someone too. Guess who she will be teaming up with?

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Gintama Season 6 Ep 9 (9)

Sorry Shinpachi. I don’t actually mind watching Kagura’s concert

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Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 8

Do you really want to know what happened in this episode? Gintoki managed to land a blow on Sougo but Kusanagi’s blade wasn’t able to support him. I am not going to explain why Kusanagi looks like a giant piece of macaroni in the below image.

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Also, Sougo wasn’t pretending to be consumed. Maganagi actually managed to consume him but he managed to regain control of his body pretty fast. Continue reading

Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 7

The long-awaited duel between Gintoki and Sougo finally occured. Gintoki had no choice but to fight with Sougo with a broken sword. What will Gintoki do when he is in a real pinch? He cheats of course.

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He talked his way into using two swords in the battle

He even copied Beserk and Final Fantasy to get his way.

Luckily Sougo managed to find a cursed sword. So he agreed to using two swords in the fight. The cursed sword Maganagi is famous for consuming his masters and making them his puppets. He begged Sougo to make him his sword after Sougo defeated Maganagi’s previous master.

A cursed sword and a sadist. They make a perfect pair. Maybe now Sougo can finally drive the Amanto out of earth or defeat Utsuro. Now that will be a perfect ending for Gintama.

Gintama Season 6 EP 7 (2)We didn’t get to see a serious Gintoki versus Sougo fight after all. They fooled around quite a bit and even had a riverbed cleaning competition. On the other hand, I don’t really want Gintoki and Sougo to fight for real. Gintoki is one of the few people Sougo actually trusts and watching these two trying to kill each other for real would have been pretty sad.

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Who do you think won the battle? Gintoki? Sougo? Wrong. They didn’t get to complete their battle. Maganagi consumed Sougo’s soul and made him his puppet. We already know that being consumed by a cursed sword is bad news, thanks to Hijikata. Not to mention that the guy who got consumed is Sougo. He might end up destroying the planet.

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On the other hand, I won’t be surprised if Sougo is just pretending to be under control. This is Sougo we are talking about. I doubt there is a sword out there that can actually make this guy submit to its power. He might just be plotting to use this as an excuse to kill Hijikata and get rid of him for good. If he said that he was consumed by a cursed sword, Kondo will forgive him. Hijikata on the other hand will probably claw his way out of his grave in order to get his revenge.

The sword arc will end with the next episode. Let us see what fate has in store for Sougo.

See you next time ^^/

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Gintama. Porori-hen Episode 6

It finally happened! After 333 episodes, something that has been long overdue finally happened. Gintoki is arrested for public indecency.

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Gintoki doesn’t look happy about it though

Gintoki should have been arrested for public indecency a long time ago. In Kagura’s words ‘He is a walking obscenity.’ He goes on live TV with his zipper open, walks around the town half-naked, uses a hex socket screw driver to mess around with a spaceship  and does a lot of other things that are better off not being mentioned here. A shounen protagonist being arrested for public indecency, that has got to be some kind of record. Way to go Gintoki!

Coming to the story, a sword shaped Amanto was looking for his wife. The wife happens to be a scabbard. He was abandoned by his master and he went from place to place searching for his wife. He wanted to borrow Gintoki as a temporary scabbard. Kagura, Shinpachi and Testsuko didn’t mind lending Gintoki. They finally managed to find the wife but she refused to get back with her husband. Guess who is currently using that scabbard?

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The Shinsengumi’s super sadist – Sougo

The scabbard fell in love with Sougo and doesn’t want to leave him. Gintoki challenged Sougo to a fight to get the scabbard back.

If this story made perfect sense to you, it means that you are already used to Gintama’s insanity.

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I always wanted to watch these two fight

Sougo is the Shinsengumi’s genius and Gintoki is the Shiroyasha. A fight between these two super skilled swordsmen is bound to be interesting. I assumed that we will never get to see them fight, since Gintoki is on good terms with Sougo. A serious fight between them seemed impossible. If Gintoki is putting his life on the line to pull a sword out of his body, then it becomes a different story. He is going to take his kid gloves off. Sougo is not an opponent he can go easy on. You can be sure this fight is going to be interesting. Sure, you can’t expect a fast-paced action-filled fight but I am sure these two geniuses will show something amusing.

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There is one problem – Testsuko broke Gintoki’s sword

I take it back. We might just end up watching Gintoki being torn to shreds by Sougo. I am sure Sougo doesn’t even know what kid gloves are. He won’t go easy on Gintoki even if Gintoki’s sword is broken.

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Let us tune in to watch Shinsengumi Chronicles or Zuratama after next week

This episode had a lot of good random comedy moments. Like this one for example.

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Gintama Season 6 Ep 6 (6)

I am sure Gintoki is the only Samurai who would be greedy enough to melt a good sword and turn it into a frying pan. I am also sure he is the only Samurai who can get attacked by a random sword.

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We will get to see a very interesting fight in the next episode.

See you next time ^^/

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