Dec 23, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 12

Yuushibu is over and I can finally summarize the show with just one word; average. It fell a bit short and I actually ended up predicting almost everything during the first couple of episodes. I think an excessive amount of comedy ruined an otherwise good show.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.03_[2013.12.22_22.45.53]I’ll get right to it: Raul won. He, with the help of his friends, made his way to hell in order to rescue Fino from a terrible fate. Fino, whom was wearing a very revealing outfit (designed to please the viewers), soon came to her senses after Raul gave yet another overly dramatic speech. It just doesn’t work. A lot of drama and comedy just doesn’t mix very well.

Oh, and Airi, as could only be expected, ended up working with Raul after all. It’s something that a lot of people could’ve seen coming and I’m actually amazed that it took them this long. Just do it already. I still think it was an amusing show to watch from time to time, but I highly doubt we’ll ever get to see a second season.

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Dec 16, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 11

Great, now I find it even harder to take Yuushibu serious. I actually thought we arrived at the serious part of the story. I thought that I was going to see a dramatic episode filled with action, but no… Comedy seems to conquer all.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.15_[2013.12.15_23.30.12]I thought for sure that things were going to get better. Raul found out that Fino had been kidnapped by the people that he used to call his friends. People that desperately want to become heroes again by making Fino accept the position of demon overlord. I still find it very difficult to disagree with them to be honest.

I imagine that they trained their whole lives to become heroes. They learned how to wield a weapon, how their enemies think and fight, and probably where and when to strike. They probably spent many years preparing. For what? To end up as peasants because the world doesn’t need heroes anymore. That has got to hurt…

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.44_[2013.12.15_23.30.23]I thought that things were going to get crazy, especially when Fino started to lose her mind when she thought that Raul got killed. I seriously hoped that she would go nuts and destroys those guys. What happened? Comedy took over and turned this entire episode into a disturbing disappointment. Never mind that Airi’s outfit was pretty darn sexy. Never mind that nobody actually died. Why the hell didn’t anyone take this seriously? Even that perverted old man showed up… Why!? I seriously expected so much more from this week’s episode… I bet rescuing Fino won’t be all that different.

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Dec 9, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 10

Yeah… I had a family something like this was going to happen. Last week’s episode kind of gave it away. Still, there’s no doubt in my mind that both Raul and Fino are going to continue working in that shop until the show is over and done with.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.34_[2013.12.08_23.42.32]Last week’s episode already gave it away when Fino was mercilessly attacked in order to make her the next demon lord. It’s quite clear that culprit wasn’t looking for power, otherwise he/she would’ve taken the title of demon lord himself/herself. That’s when I knew that there was a lot more to it than that, and so I started thinking… Whom would benefit the most when Fino becomes the next demon lord? I have to be honest and say that Amada was at the top of my list with yet another scheme to put their opponent, Leon, out of business by making one of its employee’s the next bringer of doom.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.53_[2013.12.08_23.43.07]I was quite surprised when it was actually Raul’s old friends. I’m pretty impressed because it actually does make a little sense. Heroes no longer have a job now that the enemy has been defeated, so it was their plan to ‘create’ a new enemy for them to defeat. It’s so clever and yet so obvious… Proof that a brilliant mind created this story!

It left me with one big question though. If those heroes wanted work, probably to make money, why not just take someone else’s money? Heroes are supposed to be strong, right? Why not just take whatever it is you want and do your best to get away with it. It’s either that or they simply want lots of fame as heroes.

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Dec 2, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 09

It’s safe to assume that things aren’t really going to change any time soon. I must admit that I expected more. I thought there was more to it than a slice of life story in a fantasy world filled with magic. I guess I was wrong…

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.28_[2013.12.01_22.43.43]I have to accept that their life is tied to that magical shop. It’s going to be like that for the rest of the show and I have to accept. It doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be fun or interesting, but it certainly damaged my expectations. I had hoped to see more than just a pointless war between two stores. It allows for a few interesting scenes, like last week’s fan service episode, but how good could it possibly become? At best they lose a few sales and have to find yet another method to attract customers, although an episode like this one may be a lot better than any fan service episode could ever hope to be.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.19_[2013.12.01_22.44.13]I can say a lot of things about Yuushibu, but I certainly cannot say anything bad about this episode. It was a delightful episode with quite an interesting twist. I have no doubt in my mind that all the characters will remain faithfully employees of Leon, but I’m pretty sure it’s safe to expect a bit more action and romance than before.

Raul is still as ignorant as ever, that won’t change, but Fino is starting to realize that she actually likes Raul. I’m pretty sure that this will boost the romance in Yuushibu considerably. Also, the fact that people from Fino’s world have come to take her back to become a queen of all that is evil will surely spice things up for the time being.

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Nov 25, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 08

I could describe this episode with just a couple of words without having to write a three-hundred word post. It’s quite simple. I could this describe this episode as a fan service episode. I don’t think the story made any progress whatsoever.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.39_[2013.11.24_22.50.56]You could tell it was going to be one of those episodes by the way it started; a lot of heat, sweaty girls and a lot of ‘fortunate’ problems. You could tell right away that this episode wasn’t going anywhere. It was just another comedy tour with a lot of perverted scenes. Does that make me sound like I’m angry? If so, read my blog more, you scoundrel! I live for this stuff. There simply weren’t enough panty flashes, bouncing breasts or girls going “Nyaaaan”! We need more of that. I need more of that. Yuushibu can never be truly perfect if the show doesn’t get a good ecchi injection (phun fully intended).

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.04_[2013.11.24_22.51.33]Ever since they started wearing those bikinis I started hating myself. I just cannot find myself liking 2D characters in a sexual way, even though I’m pretty sure I had a messed up smile on my face when I watched this episode. Maybe that just means that I’m not that big a fan? Highly likely, but still possible.

Anyway, I can’t see things going anywhere with Airi in the picture. What is her purpose? That whole Tsundere thing she’s got going on isn’t really helping her. She has no breasts, works for the enemy and is far from being close with Raul. I thought she was going to play quite a big role after she joined Leon, but now I’m starting to have second thoughts…

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Nov 18, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 07

Geez, I have a lot of work to do. I’ll write this week’s Yuushibu’s post and push Hajime no Ippo’s weekly review to tomorrow in order to save a little time. This weekend has been really hectic, especially since my RSI is acting up again lately.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.50_[2013.11.17_22.57.54]Anyway, I may have been wrong about Amada’s approach. It seems that they are playing it fair and square for now. They manufacture and store everything in bulk, allowing them to sell everything a lot cheaper than most stores. People are attracted to the cheapest stores, so it’s natural that it seems as though something’s up.

I thought that Amada was up to no good because a lot of things seemed to malfunction at once ever since Amada’s store opened. I thought that they were trying to wipe out the competition by dominating the market through dirty tactics, but I’m not so sure anymore. Maybe it’s because they didn’t win this time?

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.57_[2013.11.17_22.58.39]Mind you, I’m not saying that they’re in the clear. Like I said; things malfunctioned since their store opened. They could very well be responsible for all that same that’s been invading the city. It could be a strategy to milk their customers as much as possible by trying to offer them services they don’t actually need, like that “magic rewiring” nonsense. It was simply that magic-eating slime that draining away all of the magic. Only this time there was a great deal more of it. Let’s just say that I’m reserving judgement for the time being.

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Nov 11, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 06

I think it’s fair to say that my predictions were spot-on. Yuushibu is really starting to look more and more like Hataraku Maou-sama! with each passing episode. I still think it’s a damn shame that the romance here is practically non-existent.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.57_[2013.11.10_19.36.45]I think we will all have to accept the fact that Raul and his friends will spend the rest of the time in that store. Raul is pretty fanatical about it and he even has an enemy now. Amada is ruining their store by manufacturing everything as cheap as possible so that they can offer rock-bottom prices. Sure, their service suffers as a result, but most people go after the cheapest stuff all time.

You could say that Amada, the store that jeopardizes Raul’s future in that store of his, is like China. They hire only the worst of (disposable) employees and pay them as little as possible. When one dies he/she is simply replaced in no-time at all. Yep, that’s China alright. God bless the industrial age, right?

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.22_[2013.11.10_19.37.22]The next few episodes should be pretty much the same. It’s probably going to get busier now that Amada (or people related to Amada) are trying to sabotage Leon Magical Shop. This will probably lead to yet another conflict. I doubt that Raul is going to retaliate in kind, but I doubt he’s going to take it lying down. It’s really only a matter of time before he realizes that there’s something going on, especially since more and more things are starting to go wrong for no apparent reason. Hell, maybe I’m just overthinking things?

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Nov 4, 2013

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Yuushibu episode 05

I’m seriously starting to doubt one of my earlier predictions. I’m not saying that I was wrong or anything, but I will say that it might turn out differently. It’s been five weeks and were still focussed on that store of theirs.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2013.11.03_23.06.30]Of course, I’m talking about Raul’s future here. I thought for sure that he was going to mix it up a bit in the future and become that hero that some people see him as. He already demonstrated a few of his moves when one of the store’s appliances went berserk after Fino interfered. I don’t think he’s going to leave that story any time soon, but I do think that he’s going to pick up that sword again.

It seems the story is involving yet another store, one that might actually put theirs out of business. That’s how it always goes, isn’t it? You have a nice little story with ‘okay’ prices, after a gigantic chain of stores opens up a story near yours and pretty much steals all of your customers. Basic stuff. Basic, but damn good.

[HorribleSubs] Yuushibu - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.48_[2013.11.03_23.07.00]I believe this will allow for a lot of comedy, especially since Airi, an acquaintance of Raul that claimed to work for some well-known security company, works for that store as a bunny girl. Raul and the others will undoubtedly find out soon enough and a heap load of comedy will soon follow. I almost feel sorry for that poor girl. Almost.

I’m not sure if this big store will stay in the picture. It could’ve been a temporary thing that primarily focusses on getting Airi to work in the same store as Raul and Fino after her little secret has been discovered. I’m sure we all knew that she would probably end up in the same store as them. I guess we’ll have to wait and see, won’t we?

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