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「天才軍師調略」 (Tensai Gunshi Chouryaku)
“The Genius Strategist’s Plan”

There’s the good, there’s the bad, and there are lolis abound in this show. Let’s hit them up one by one.

First off, the good. As the number of full lengths shows, there were a lot of great full-body scenes during this episode. Although it may be a lazy animation tactic at times, it makes for a good substitute for showcasing the characters. The show isn’t easy to forget its target audience, and it definitely delivers to its audience here. The character designs haven’t gone to waste here–with specific focus on the new resident tactician on board Yoshiharu’s harem team.

With Hanbei now revealed and Tokugawa part of the Oda, they’ve finally finished introducing the main characters, or at least the characters that appear in the ED. This leaves us to properly develop the existing cast members, something I’ve been looking forward to. Right now, most of the side-characters such as Mitsuhide and Katsuie (and Nene) are begging to be expanded on their historical basis, and hopefully some of the next historical events will provide that backstory alongside developing Nobuna.

However, whilst this episode wrapped up introductions, it also introduced a lot of problems that don’t sit well with me.

First off, the resolution for this episode was…just wow. Although I’m just as big a fan of a kamehameha as anyone else…for magic of all things to take down an entire castle garrison–that’s just yelling overpowered. When Goemon deflected those arrows or when Hattori Hanzo teleports everywhere, that’s a slight exaggeration of their legends and professions, which is fine. However, when your strategist is a genius who can also summon beings who can transform into wolves and shoot lasers, it’s a little bit too far a deviation from history. So far, many of the solutions to the conflicts in the story have panned out like this, where an easy convenient solution appears for Yoshiharu to take credit for, which leads me to my next gripe…

Isn’t Yoshiharu coming off as cockier than in previous episodes? Sure, he’s always been a woman’s man, but the sheer amount of mindless and dangerous charging he did this episode rubbed me the wrong way. Why say “I promised Nobuna I wouldn’t die!” when you’re about to risk your life on a 25% (and then 50%) chance of possible death? Why allow Hanbei to risk showing herself to a really perverted Daimyo when you know protecting her will be hard? Even Hanbei herself called him a real idiot, despite becoming his de facto little sister. Although the preview does show promise to take him down a step again, I can’t help but feel Yoshiharu is falling into that typical invincible protagonist too much. He has good intentions in mind, but often the power of his will gets to his head, leaving the other characters to cover his mistakes. Thankfully said characters aren’t completely oblivious to this fact (Nobuna has corrected Saru once before), so I have hope that they’ll fix it.

To close on a lighter note, Nobuna now has a clear rival for outright affection! We’ll just have to see how she manages to produce the most beautiful girl in Japan to rival her new competitor in the next few episodes!

Historical Notes: Spoilers Possible

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Note: if any of you can help me decipher the gist of this Japanese wiki page, my personal curiosity would be much obliged! It involves the last two characters, 調略 (chouryaku), in the episode title. There doesn’t appear to be a direct translation to English.

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August 7, 2012 at 7:45 am
28 comments »
  • August 7, 2012 at 8:16 amDeviluke

    As soon as I saw Hanbei I got a sudden attack of Diebetus, she is so damn sweet!

    • August 7, 2012 at 1:15 pmSerapita

      Hanbei reminds me of Kotomi from Clannad with her ‘Ijimeru?’ line…

  • August 7, 2012 at 8:38 amJukehead

    >Note: if any of you can help me decipher the gist of this Japanese wiki page, my personal curiosity would >be much obliged! It involves the last two characters, 調略 (chouryaku), in the episode title. There >doesn’t appear to be a direct translation to English.

    It means strategem/scheme in general, and to recruit from an enemy in particular.

    • August 7, 2012 at 9:28 pmZanibas

      Thanks ye very much for the clarification! ^^

  • August 7, 2012 at 9:03 amKinny Riddle

    Is it wrong to say that Ogura Yui is the new Kugimiya Rie? Though unlike Kugimiya, who specializes in Tsundere Lolis, Ogura’s specializes in inducing a sense of HNNNGGG with her lolis.

    Seeing Habei’s familiars coming out in full force, now that is one loli you do not want to mess with. lol

    • August 7, 2012 at 9:03 amKinny Riddle

      Pardon the typo, “Hanbei”

      • August 7, 2012 at 9:25 amLawrence Leong

        Hanbei’s godlike-familiars came out with so much oomph… I had to replay several times to see how those golden things owned the castle…those sound effects and the devilish laughter of that imp are very befitting and cool…

  • August 7, 2012 at 9:10 amTingster013

    I was so sad, when they keep refering Hanbei as he… I thought Hanbei will be like a male but look like a female, like Hasuta from the HAIYORU! NYARUKO-SAN… Then they show that she is really female and he was referring to her double, what a relief…

  • August 7, 2012 at 10:14 amFiShar

    Pedobear! Off with his head.
    Next episode, Yoshiharu’s One-Night Castle.
    and Yoshiharu’s loli army count : 4

    Must resist…HNng..

  • August 7, 2012 at 10:17 amOni

    why do i get the feeling that Nagamasa is really a girl

    • August 7, 2012 at 11:17 am0927123

      Well…
      Show Spoiler ▼

    • August 7, 2012 at 8:05 pmNickLZH

      Anyone noticed Inuchiyo’s superspeed food snatching from Nobuyuki?

  • August 7, 2012 at 10:28 amSkynyrd

    First off, the resolution for this episode was…just wow. Although I’m just as big a fan of a kamehameha as anyone else…for magic of all things to take down an entire castle garrison–that’s just yelling overpowered. When Goemon deflected those arrows or when Hattori Hanzo teleports everywhere, that’s a slight exaggeration of their legends and professions, which is fine. However, when your strategist is a genius who can also summon beings who can transform into wolves and shoot lasers, it’s a little bit too far a deviation from history.

    Yes it seems that Hanbei has god like powers but not mature, Hanbei goes berserk because of Yoshitatsu wants her to become his wife, cause Hanbei use her power to weak state.

    And in the preview episode why Saito Dosan give me a chill feeling when saw him smile?

  • August 7, 2012 at 11:06 amSerapita

    The lacking of scorekeeping in this fun episode is a bit depressing… though Hanbei’s appearance made up for that double fold.

    Average score this episode : None!

    PS. We know from the first episode of what Takeda Shingen looks like but what about Uesugi Kenshin?

  • August 7, 2012 at 12:20 pmEdenEXE

    “Haha I caught a Inuchiyo”

    Man those two always kill me

  • August 7, 2012 at 12:34 pmNobody

    I’ve been waiting where the hell is Ieyasu Tokugawa! But she’s there all along named as Matsudaira Motoyasu lol

  • August 7, 2012 at 4:55 pmOtaku Dump

    Another loli get!

  • August 7, 2012 at 6:48 pmporn

    fact: this episode depict the capture of inabayama led by takenaka shigeharu with his 18 men. however he returned it to saito tatsuoki because he merely want to warn him instead of rebelling. hashiba who heard his exploit thus sought to recruit him.

    • August 7, 2012 at 9:46 pmZanibas

      I don’t believe Tatusoki actually got ‘control’ of his fort back. Although controller by name, he was such a coward that he abandoned his post and left Hanbei and another to manage the defense.

      Also, Hideyoshi did not recruit Hanbei because of that specific event: Hideyoshi (during the events of this episode) actually sought to recruit Hanbei before that.

      However, it looks like that’s not actually happening this episode or next episode, but rather a heavily modified version of history.

      Thanks for the comment however: I like it when commenters bring up the history ^^.

      P.S: as a personal preference to my posts, could you use a different username? It’s just kind of weird to me to have porn as a name :P.

  • August 7, 2012 at 8:34 pmjust as planned

    *sees preview*
    GOEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • August 8, 2012 at 12:34 amDevastator001

      Goemon takes a hit for Saru! O_O! Next week can’t come fast enough!

  • August 8, 2012 at 4:53 pmposeidonhands

    Does anyone know what wasabi taste like?

    • August 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm0927123

      Are you kidding??
      It’s made from Japanese horseradish. The taste if I might describe it, is not spicy but something else. Every time I eat sushi with wasabi or wasabi peas it just shoots straight up my nose. I dunno how I might classify wasabi, but maybe someone else could clarify it, will be greatly appreciated!

    • August 9, 2012 at 5:44 amAkAtsUbAkI

      Hmmmmm Wasabi
      I can’t really describe fully what it taste “Like” because truthfully i haven’t tasted anything like it.

      Here i go:
      The first time i saw it was green and the texture was somewhat “Mushy”, but when it first came into contact with my tongue I felt a strong Burning Sensation instantly and had to abandon ship and spit it out in the end.

      On my first time i only took a small pea sized ball and lightly touched it to my tongue but the taste was more than i anticipated. However i on my 2nd attempt i took a spoon full (A bit stupid i know) but this time i wanted to know how long i could hold it inside my mouth without spitting it out straight away… I only lasted maybe 7 seconds XP.

      It is no where close to the sensation I feel when eating Chilli or spicy food as it was in a league of its own. Wasabi is classed as a “Herb” and not a “Chilli”. The effects of the wasabi i ate was quite sharp though, as i rubbed my hands to take off the taste in my mouth the burning sensation wore of in just a few seconds unlike chilli which usually takes A LOT of water or some milk to get rid if the irritation on my tongue.

      I hope from my very vague description you can at least picture your reaction to the weird taste of wasabi XD

      by the way I’m not 100% sure all the information i wrote is accurate as I’m just writing from experience and everyone reacts differently to different foods.

  • August 9, 2012 at 5:20 amAkAtsUbAkI

    @ Zanibas

    Thank You !! for Covering this show >.< I thought i would have had to write a "Long winded essay" of a reply to try to convince you or any other available writer in RC to give it a shot in covering.

    Hallelujah someone actually is covering it :) I also LOVE all the Insightful "Historical Notes" that you have taken the time to research and Write about for the benefit of the RC community and of course yourself.

    But just one question is lingering in my mind at this moment is who is "Saru" here:-
    Quote="(Nobuna has corrected Saru once before)"

    Is it just a nickname for "Sagara, Yoshiharu" because i wasn't sure who you were referring to there.
    I checked here http://myanimelist.net/anime/11933/Oda_Nobuna_no_Yabou/characters but couldn't find anyone with that name…

    SOOOO MUCH "Full Length Images" this Week !!!!!
    arigatou gozaimasu (ありがとう ございます) :)

    • August 10, 2012 at 2:01 amZanibas

      Saru is Yoshiharu. Saru means monkey in Japanese, which is the animal that Nobuna compares him to.

      Thank you for the enthusiasm! I really appreciate it! ^^

  • August 16, 2012 at 12:14 amFlokker