Jan 30, 2012

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Brave 10 episode 04

At last! They finally explained a few things about Isanami and that pretty little jewel on her pretty little head. It’s nice when things get explained, but Brave 10 ended up freaking me out a little when Kamanosuke suddenly appeared in this episode. Yes, it’s a bad thing when he appears, seeing as he’s a strange little guy with homosexual and sadistic tendencies.

Moving on… I liked how they finally explained Isanami’s situation. It seems that her hairpin, also referred to as Kushi-mitama, contains (several) fragments of a deity’s soul that stayed behind in their world. It is said that those shards hold tremendous powers, and that those who have them could conquer any land. That explains why the temple was burnt down, why the people were killing and why there are still people after Isanami.

The three of them, Saizo, Isanami and old man Kakei, finally arrived in Izumo in order to start their search. Things were progressing very nicely until Hattori, that killer ninja, and that big-breasted snake lady appeared to ruin their day. Kakei immediately ended up getting caught in her trap while Saizo was fighting off Hattori. It was a poor struggle, and they would’ve lost if it wasn’t for Kamanosuke’s suddenly appearance. I won’t go into the details as to why he decided to help, frankly; it freaks me out.

Saizo and Kamanosuke made a poor team, but it was barely enough to wound Hattori, causing him to retreat once more. However, that snake lady wasn’t as lucky. Old man Kakei, with balls of steel I might add, killed her by shooting through his own body. Sure, he was wounded, but he, unlike her, survived that incident. Shooting a gun is one thing, using it to kill another human being is another, but using it to kill another human being whilst shooting through your own body is something else entirely. Needless to say that I have newfound respect for Kakei, that much is certain.

Things looked fine. Everyone survived, Isanami’s hairpin is safe and they all learned why the temple was burnt down.  Yeah… but things only looked fine until Masamune made his appearance by capturing Isanami. He must’ve been close by, because he heard their conversation; otherwise he wouldn’t have known where to find Kushi-mitama. It must’ve been hard for Saizo to see Isanami being captured like that, but what could he possibly do? All three of them were badly wounded.

I can’t wait for next week’s episode, and neither can a lot of other people. I discovered a huge fan base for Brave 10. There are people who refer to Brave 10 as an improved version of Sengoku Basara. I respectfully disagree; I think that Sengoku Basara has magic of its own, and that it cannot be compared to Brave 10.

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