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「襲撃」 (Shuugeki)
“Raid”

Shortly after arriving, Raimei and the others find out that Fuuma village is under attack by the Kairoushuu. It turns out their target this time is the village’s kinjutsu (禁術), i.e. forbidden technique. Despite the village ninjas’ best efforts and the sudden arrival of Thobari et al., the kinjutsu scroll easily falls into the hands of Yukimi Kazuhiko when the Kairoushuu’s “monster” ninja, Yoite, steps in and unleashes a technique that attacks his opponent from within. To make matters worse, Yoite also points out to Kazuhiko that the Shinrabanshou is here. Realizing how powerful their enemies are and that Fuuma Kotarou doesn’t seem to be around, Thobari tells the others to escape while he tries to buy them some time.

As Miharu, Raimei, and Kouichi make a break for it, they are able to recover the scroll at the same time with the help of Miharu’s “girly smile techinique“. In the meantime, Thobari has his hands full with Yoite and can barely repel his technique, so the other Kairoushuu ninjas give chase. Raimei, taking notice to their pursuers, tells Miharu and Kouichi to keep going while she stays behind to dispatch some of the enemy ninjas. Raimei eventually catches up to them again though and Kazuhiko, realizing the mission didn’t quite go according to plan, backs off since it’s against his personal policy to continue under these circumstances.

Miharu and the others then meet up with Thobari again, who is still fighting with Yoite. Thobari tells the others to not get close though, since his opponent is using a forbidden technique known as “Kira” (気羅). While Thobari tries to understand the technique in an attempt to get the upper hand, he finds himself caught in it. Yoite then proceeds to take out Kouichi and Raimei as well. In a last ditch effort to protect Miharu, Thobari steps in again and is almost killed, when suddenly Kotarou arrives in the form of a giant cat (o_O?) and swipes Yoite away.

 

Next Episode:
「任務言渡」 (Ninmu Iiwatashi)
“Mission Orders”

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There was fair amount of action this episode, so those of you who wanted a bit more from last week’s episode should be pleased to hear that. In the last episode, Raimei mentioned that Kotarou is a master of henshin jutsu (変身術), i.e. transformation techniques, so I guess that explains the giant cat-like form at the end. As for Yoite, his “Kira” technique seems awfully overpowered to me, so I’m starting to wonder how one would even go about countering it short of using some Shinrabanshou powers. ^_^ The eye injury Miharu sustained didn’t turn out to be as severe as I thought it would be, so I guess I read a little too much into that. Regardless, they still show him bandaged up as such in the preview for the next episode. The only real question raised for me in this episode is what role Hattori Toujuurou plays in the overall story since it’s clear he has some plans in store for Miharu. Other than that, I would say it was a fairly straightforward, yet solid episode that introduced us to some other key characters in the series.

As for some seiyuu tidbits, Yoite is voiced by Saiga Mitsuki, who is yet another female seiyuu playing a guy in Nabari no Ou. (Note: Mitsuki often plays male characters though due to her deep voice. e.g. Johan in Shakugan no Shana II.) Fuuma Kotarou on the other hand is played by Okiayu Ryoutarou (Kuchiki Byakuya in Bleach, Furukawa Akio in CLANNAD, Andrew Waltfeld in Gundam SEED).

 

Cast:
- Rokujou Miharu (六条 壬晴) / Kugimiya Rie (釘宮 理恵)
- Yoite (宵風) / Saiga Mitsuki (斎賀 みつき)
- Kumohira Thobari Durandal (雲平・帷・デュランダル) / Namikawa Daisuke (浪川 大輔)
- Aizawa Kouichi (相澤 虹一) / Hino Satoshi (日野 聡)
- Shimizu Raimei (清水 雷鳴) / Fujimura Ayumi (藤村 歩)
- Yukimi Kazuhiko (雪見 和彦) / Tsuda Kenjirou (津田 健次郎)
- Hattori Toujuurou (服部 柊十郎) / Nakata Jouji (中田 譲治)
- Ichiki (一季) / Amano Yuri (天野 由梨)
- Fuuma Kotarou (風魔 小太郎) / Okiayu Ryoutarou (置鮎 龍太郎)
- Shinrabanshou (森羅万象) / Tamura Yukari (田村 ゆかり)
- Fuuma ninja (風魔忍) / Satou Yuudai (佐藤 雄大)
- Fuuma ninja (風魔忍) / Kodama Ayaka (兒玉 彩伽)
- Fuuma ninja (風魔忍) / Satou Takuya (佐藤 拓也)
- Fuuma ninja (風魔忍) / Mogami Tsuguo (最上 嗣生)
- Fuuma ninja (風魔忍) / Abe Atsushi (阿部 敦)
- Fuuma ninja (風魔忍) / Kubo Tomoshi (久保 智史)
- Kairoushuu (灰狼衆) / Harasawa Katsuhiro (原沢 勝広)
- Kairoushuu (灰狼衆) / Ishigami Yuuichi (石上 裕一)
- Kairoushuu (灰狼衆) / Mochizuki Kenichi (望月 健一)

April 20, 2008 at 6:45 pm
44 comments »
  • April 20, 2008 at 7:01 pmKELLY

    YES! Action! Great post as always :D.

  • April 20, 2008 at 7:10 pmHana

    Oh my god! Yoite looks so good! He’s looks cuter than he does in the manga. So happy he’s in it now. The shows finally going to get exciting. Thanks for the post. ^_^

  • April 20, 2008 at 7:12 pmDest7

  • April 20, 2008 at 7:16 pmKona

    Yoite does indeed look better here than in the manga. But I still like Miharu the best.:) Awesome episode cant wait for subs!^_^

  • April 20, 2008 at 7:19 pmDreamer

    NO WAY. Okiayu Ryoutaro? I have died and gone to heaven. =]
    yayyyy Can’t wait to watch it. Action in this episode!! Yoite, Yoite, Yoite. =P

  • April 20, 2008 at 7:46 pmJohn

    Wonder how much longer before they introduce the gay ass brother with pink hair. What kind of man with pink hair and a pony tail.

  • April 20, 2008 at 7:49 pmArc

    You should probably make sure that you’re not getting things completely wrong before you write.

  • April 20, 2008 at 8:00 pmchupacabra

    Nothing personal divine but have the credits on the post is stupid, i’d rather suggest you not to have them unless you were mentioning someone really famous, instead of typing the whole thing episode after episode.

    As far as the episode goes, well it doesn’t surprise me thobari couldn’t handle yoite since i’ve had my own suspiciousness off him since the first episode and the opening

  • April 20, 2008 at 8:02 pmSadmask

    Damn Ishida.

  • April 20, 2008 at 8:04 pmeipu

    Yes! Another solid episode. Love the action and the bit of drama between Thobari and Miharu.

  • April 20, 2008 at 8:21 pmKahiry

  • April 20, 2008 at 9:07 pmdivine

    @Arc:
    Care to clarify on what I’ve mistaken here?

  • April 20, 2008 at 9:41 pmsakura

    yes i can’t wait:)!

  • April 20, 2008 at 9:49 pmlysianthus

    Yoite is here.

    ………………………….homophobics should start dreading the anime now. :D

  • April 20, 2008 at 11:14 pmKaitune

    @John:
    That guy is just a man with VERY bad fashion sense.

    Good to finally see Yaite (My favorite EMO boy LOL)

  • April 20, 2008 at 11:22 pmpach

    I’ve watched the first two episodes and likes them

    Keep up teh good work DIVINE!!!

  • April 21, 2008 at 12:11 amGod~knows~

    What the…giant cat? Looks good to me =/

  • April 21, 2008 at 1:51 amDreamer

    @divine

    Dunno for sure, but I think Arc is talking to the person above him…

  • April 21, 2008 at 2:02 amdivine

    @Dreamer:
    Hmm, I wonder if that’s who he/she’s referring to, since I don’t think I’ve misunderstood anything in this episode. In any case, thanks for pointing that out.

  • April 21, 2008 at 3:43 amkyubi no chakra

    Interesting anime remembers me flame of recca don´t know why?!!
    By the way…could you guys from Random Curiosity lovers of Naruto make me a favor and test the navegation and the links from our new Naruto fan site on
    http://narutoclan.gigacities.net/index.php we have raw episodes with reviews every thursday when new ep comes out, MP3, Manga in english 397 is there,free games wallpapers , avatars and 507 backgrounds for 45 cell/mobile types(ringstones coming soon)
    And Nice job here sir Omni I am handling one anime and I am imaging the size of job you are having here too.Gambatte ne!

  • April 21, 2008 at 3:59 amupie

    Yoite totally owned the episode!

  • April 21, 2008 at 4:40 amdivine

    @chupacabra:
    Lately, I’ve been helping contribute seiyuu information to ANN for all the shows I’m watching, so adding that information here doesn’t require much more effort.

    Personally, I find that there’s a lack of this type of information on the net (on Japanese sites as well, let alone English ones), so by adding it here at RC, I hope to make my coverage of each series more comprehensive. As an added benefit, people new to the series can also quickly refer to the credits to check character names (both in English and Japanese) if they need to.

    If the credits section doesn’t interest you, you’re free to scroll past it.

  • April 21, 2008 at 7:11 amraimaru2880

  • April 21, 2008 at 7:52 am:P

    So does this eventually become yaoi because that would suck and I would be prefer Miharu start some relationship with Raimei or be alone.

  • April 21, 2008 at 10:11 amDana

    Loving this…it was so action paked I forgot it was a raw.

  • April 21, 2008 at 11:14 amDarkstarby1

    that last picture from the right looks like ishida from Bleach XD

  • April 21, 2008 at 4:24 pmpach

    please, don’t make this yaoi

  • April 21, 2008 at 4:40 pmeipu

    seriously, when are people going to stop saying yaoi, yaoi. Damn, it’s already getting old.

  • April 21, 2008 at 10:06 pmLuxe

    shit, you want this to be yaoi or what? since you keep saying this “is” or “would be”

  • April 22, 2008 at 12:59 amkatsuboshi

    What an intense episode this one turned out!

  • April 22, 2008 at 5:59 amanti-yaoi fan

    NOOOO NO YAOI, NO YURI! JUST NO *yells*

    meh, I love normal and logical preferences! Similar polars cannot attract each other and that’s unnatural!

    This serie looks really good! So please stop saying “omg yaoi”! Let other people enjoy this as well.

    Exclusive fangirlings and fanboyings are starting to get disturbing honestly. Even though I’m a girl, fangirls are even worse now…

    Go on OMNI, thankies for your works :D

  • April 22, 2008 at 12:01 pmdivine

    @anti-yaoi fan:
    I’m not Omni… >_>

  • April 22, 2008 at 8:31 pmHana

    OMFG. I’m starting to get really pissed off. This show isn’t yaoi. It’s about as yaoi as Naruto. Yoite and Miharu are close but they’re not gay, just like how Naruto and Sasuke have a wierd relationship. Stop freaking out. Plenty of shows have guys that are close it doesn’t mean they are going to start making out or something. God. Why do you even bring this up in the first place?

    Also, we get the dude looks like Ishida. Stop pointing it out. So, anyway, really intense episode. Loved it. ^_^

  • April 23, 2008 at 2:44 amyoite-ftw

    The action sequence was executed well in this episode. Yoite turned out to be extremely good-looking xD Thanks for blogging this divine!

  • April 23, 2008 at 5:07 amanti-yaoi fan

    @divine

    Ahem I’m soooo sorry I didn’t look at who wrote the review cos the shows I have been watching are being reviewed by OMNI I’m terribly, terribly sorry T.T *blushes as well*

    I gotta say that your job on summarizing is awesome

  • April 23, 2008 at 9:29 amanony

    finally watched the subs. Awesome episode. The mood in this episode was incredibly intense. And i love your style of blogging btw.

  • April 23, 2008 at 7:58 pmFireChick

  • April 24, 2008 at 12:10 pmAnime Fan

    cant wait to see it, one of my fav new anime for this month

  • April 24, 2008 at 12:17 pmNeara

    Yes, that guy looks like Ishida. Yes, there were some – incredibly – harmless and short shounen-ai situations in the first two episodes. That’s about it. This show won’t turn into a yaoi hentai movie, even though some of you actually seem to want that. Are you guys happy now? Or do we have to point it out another ten times?

    And anti-yaoi fan, you should really try to be a little less conservative, your view on the (hopefully only anime-)world is somewhat narrowminded. There’s nothing wrong with homosexuality – sorry if you didn’t mean it that way, but that’s how I caught it up. And I’m a “natural” guy saying that, jeez.

    The show itself I have to say surprised me. Thought of it as a Naruto clone first, but the action and setting feel quite fresh. One of the better series this season up until now.

  • April 24, 2008 at 2:01 pmRandor

    Just when you think it’s all over… CAT OUT OF NOWHERE!

  • April 24, 2008 at 5:19 pmLastRegrets

    Already read manga version of this anime…

    EXTREME SPOILER

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 24, 2008 at 5:21 pmLastRegrets

    … wtf how come the spoiler tag isn’t working -*-

  • April 25, 2008 at 2:09 amanony

    @ LastRegrets

    wow..i can’t wait to see that to happen in the anime..

  • August 8, 2008 at 5:55 pmElixx

    Hey, at the moment, it’s only going up to the 18th episode. There’ll be more, right? Or does anyone have an idea where there are more already? Cuz I’m looking on http://www.get-anime.net (which sometimes doesn’t work), but it only goes up to 18. If anyone finds more, then please tell me…