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Swords Of The Three Kingdoms

Good morning Leaguers, Painkillers, Inuyasha fans, and just fans of anime in general. Thank you for supporting this, and everything that the HBCL does. So here we are in week three in Inuyasha month, and I hope that everyone has not only been enjoying what we havebeen doing, that you guys have been liking, commenting, and been sharing these articles. Anyways, you guys didn’t come here for all of that, you guys are here for more Inuyasha, since it is his month. So, let’s get into it, here Inuyasha movie 3: Swords Of An Honorable Ruler.

The movie opens up 200 years ago with Sesshomaru, and his father, The Great Dog Demon, who is badly wounded from a recent battle. They have a quick conversation before his father leaves to protect Izayoi, Inuyasha’s mother. Izayoi is about to give birth to Inuyasha, when Takemaru, a former suitor Izayoi, until he finds out that she was impregnated by a demon, kills her. Inuyasha’s father battles his way inside of the home, as Takemaru orders his men to set the palace on fire. The Dog Demon used Tenseiga to resurrect Izayoi. Takemaru enters to kill the Dog Demon, Izayoi, and their new born half demon baby, Inuyasha. The Dog Demon, took on Takemaru, which allow Izayoi to escape with Inuyasha. Unfortunately, the Dog Demon along with Takemaru die in the fire.

Back in Kagome’s time, while Inuyasha is saving her from a “wicked” volleyball, her family is in a storage room examining an old sword. It turns out to be an evil sword named So’unga, once was one of the three swords once owned by the Great Dog Demon. So’unga breaks a spell that was placed on it by the spirit of it’s own sheath, Saya, and So’unga frees himself and finds the strongest demon he can find to attach himself to, which happens to be Inuyasha. Once attached, he drags Inuyasha back to the feudal time, where they encounter Sesshomaru. During the fight, So’unga finds out about Sesshomaru’s cut off arm, and thanks to Sesshomaru and Kagome, So’unga detaches himself. He goes off and finds Sesshomaru’s arm, and awakens Takemaru, so together, Takemaru could take out the sons of the Dog Demon for revenge.

Meanwhile, Sesshomaru sets off to hunt down So’unga, to stop him, leaving Rin and Jaken behind. Inuyasha also goes off on his own, to do the same as Sesshomaru.Myogo tells everyone the story behind the three swords of the Great Dog Demon, and how Myogo and Totosai where told to give the Tenseiga to Sesshomaru, and the Tessaiga to Inuyasha. They also learned that the only way to stop So’unga, is for Inuyasha and Sesshomaru to work together, and use the combined powers of the Tessaiga, and Tenseiga. Well, fans of the show know by reading that last sentence, they already know that the world is screwed.

This movie was great, and if you guys read the articles on the first two movies I’m not going to say that line, but you already know. Sesshomaru is my favorite character from the show, and I was glad to see him in one of these movies. Now here is the question that I’m sure you are all wondering. Did I like this movie, more than the second one? Of course I did! Sesshomaru was in it! Need I say more. Once again this movie can be found on Netflix, and those following along with the series, this movie falls in between espoides 136 and 137. Make sure that you guys come back next week, and we will dive into the final movie. Until next time!

 

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Not The Mirror On The Wall!

Good morning new and old Painkillers, and welcome to the next chapter in Inuyasha month. I hoped that everyone enjoyed my review of the first movie, and actually went out and checked it out for themselves. Now it’s time to go further down the rabbit hole, and let’s talk about the second movie, The Castle Beyond The Looking Glass.

The movie opens up with the gang in the middle of the battle with their sworn enemy, Naraku. Unfortunately, Inuyasha has to sit out this fight, due to it being the night of the new moon, and him turning human during this time. Luckily, the sun rises, and Inuyasha is back to being a half demon. With his help, they kill Naraku. After the battle, Miroku realises that the curse that was set apond his family is finally broken, as his wind tunnel is gone. With the death of Naraku, Miroku and Sango separate from Inuyasha, Shippo and Kagome, as they take time for themselves, and to figure out what to do next.

Not feeling fully free from the grip of Naraku, Kagura and Kanna, incounters The Princess of the Heavens, Kaguya. She is currently trapped inside of a mirror. In return for freeing her from the mirror, Kaguya offers Kagura and Kenna true freedom from Naraku. They go off to collect five items, and putting them in certain locations to break the seal, freeing Kaguya from the mirror. Once free, she incounters Inuyasha and Kagome, and this is where I tell you if you want to find out what happens next, that you go watch the damn movie for yourself.

Once again, this movie is really good, and again feels like it is just an extended espisode. Speaking of espisodes, this movie supposedly takes place between episodes 95 and 96. If you are a hardcore fan, and plan on watching the entire series again, now you know when to watch this movie. Just like the first movie, I was able to find this on Netflix, so that makes it easier for everyone to watch. I really did enjoy watching this movie again, and I damn near forgot about the twist near the end. This is only the second movie, and I do like this one better than the first movie. I wonder going into the third movie, will I like that one better than this one? Well, there is only one way to find out. Come back next week, as we dive into the next movie. Until next time.

 

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Oh, The Awkwardness!

Good morning my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today, I’m going to give you an anime that is way out of my comfort zone, yet I still found it to be cute and funny. Wait, did I just called something cute? Damn I must be getting soft in my old age. Anyway, let’s get into this show. Here is Tsurezure Children.

Think back to your middle/high school days. Maybe you are currently going through these years now. If you are, have you had your first crush yet? Have you, or do you remember first kiss? Do you remember the awkwardness of telling someone how you felt about them? What about how to deal with that other person in this new relationship. If any of this sounds familiar, or you are currently dealing with this, then you can relate with everything that goes on in Tsurezure Children.

This short anime series follows a bunch of different high school students, as they try to confess their love for a fellow student. All the kids go to the same school, so some of the storylines tend to overlap. The kids deal with most issues involving love, such as confession feelings, first kisses, awarkness dealing with that other person, and even asking to grab a boob. My favorite one is with the two that never even kissed, seems like they are about to jump straight to sex, since the girl’s mother told her to carry protection just incase, and before anything happens the boy’s mother walks in, quickly leaves out, and warns the father not to come upstairs. Sorry for giving that away, but trust me there are so many good moments in this series, that giving away that one won’t matter. You can find it on Crunchyroll as well as Funamation, so whichever one you have will be fine. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Objection!!!

Good evening Painkillers, and welcome back to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I got something that I think is a bit cool. This is one of those few times that I get to cover an anime, that is literally ripped from a video game. I’m going to be really honest, I have never played any of these games before, so I had no idea what to expect as I watched this show. Now that I have, I enjoyed it, so I figured that I should share this with you. So then, let’s get right into it, here is Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright.

Phoenix Wright is a rookie defense lawyer that works under his mentor Mia Fey. Unfortunately, Mia is murdered early on in the series. Due to this, Phoenix befriends Mia’s younger sister Maya. She is a medium in training, that can channel dead spirits. Because if this, when Phoenix is in trouble with a case, Maya channels Mia’s spirit. This allows Maya to look exactly like Mia, and helps gives Phoenix some advice and inspiration to help him win the case.

The show is based on the few games in the series, and when I mean based, I mean that they almost completely follow them. (Yeah, I did my research!) So, if you are someone like me that never played the games, now you have, just by watching this show. The show is really funny, and entertaining. If real life court systems were like this, it may or may not be as clogged up as they currently are, since cases don’t go longer than three days. The other characters in the show, are really good in their own unique way. The show is only 24 espoides long, so it’s just right to watch the whole series over a weekend. I watched this on the Funamation app, and I’m sure that this is on Crunchyroll as well. Either way, find it, and enjoy. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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How It All Begins!

Good evening Leaguers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Now in the past, I have gone over a lot of Gundam series, and I am sure that I will cover some in the future. Today’s series is a bit different. Did you ever want to know what lead up to what happened in the original Mobile Suit Gundam series? If so, now is your chance. So without further delay, here is Mobile Suit Gundam Origin.
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Mobile Fighter Ready…. FIGHT!

Good morning Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I have a good one for you, and it’s another one of my favorites. Many of you may already know what that means, that’s right we are going Gundam once again. This series is much different than the other Gundam series that I have presented in the past. So let’s get into it, here is Mobile Fighter G Gundam.

In this series, it doesn’t take place in the regular Universal Century timeline, but rather a alternate Future Century timeline. In this timeline, most of the human population currently lives on space colonies, that are assigned to the countries on Earth. The Earth is currently in ruins, and there are not many people that live there. They don’t have wars to decide things. Instead, every four years they set up a Gundam Fighting Tournament. Each country sends a fighter down to Earth to have one on one fight against each other. So basically like a robot boxing or MMA matches. The winner of the tournament, their country rules for the next four years.

The show follows Neo Japan’s Gundam fighter, Domon Kasshu. He is preparing himself for the 13th Gundam Fights. Along with his childhood friend and machanic, Rain Mikamura, they travel the Earth challenging other Gundam fighters. They also have another mission. They are looking for Domon’s older brother Kyoji, who apparently stole an experimental Dark Gundam mobile suit from the Neo Japan government.

This 49 espoide series is one of the best Gundam series out there. The style of the Gundams are so different than the other Gundams, with the stand up cockpit system that actually reacts to the pilots movement. Domon’s interactions with Rain and the other Gundam fighters helps with the uniqueness of the show, especially how things end up near the end. I believe that this is currently on Hulu, so if you haven’t seen this show before, or want to watch it again, now is the time. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Ass Dancing His Way Into Our Hearts

Good evening Painkillers, welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I have something special for you. As some of you may know, I am a father, and many of you out there are parents as well. I can truly say that I am so happy that none of my kids act like the little bastard that I’m going to talk about, and I hope that your kids don’t act like this kid as well. So, let’s dive right into possibly the series with the most amount of episodes so far, here is Shin Chan. Now before I begin, yes I know that this series has many more episodes, then the 76 that I’m talking about, but I’m focusing on the first three seasons of the show, since those are the ones that originally came to the states. Guess that all they could bring over without getting heat from parent advocate groups. Also, I using the names that I know from the English dubbed version that hit America, so if there is a name that you don’t recognize, it might be because of a name change in your area.

Shin Chan follows the journey of the Nohara family, but mostly the five year old boy of the family. There is Mitzi, the mom, Hiro the father, Hima the baby, Whitey the dog, and of course Shin. Mitzi is 29 years old and a stay at home mom. She takes care of the house and her family. Unfortunately, she is usually the butt of Shin’s fat and old jokes. Hiro is 35 years old and is your basic salaryman from Japan. He is a loving father, and devoted husband. Like most couples he and Mitzi do have their minor conflicts, even though Mitzi is known to throw down here and there to get her way. Hiro loves nothing more than to come home after work, and have a cold beer. Hima is pretty much a baby in the show, but like most babies in other animated shows, she is way smarter than she should be. She has an attraction to shiny objects, and knows how to turn on the charm when needed. Whitey is the loyal fluffy white pup of the family. He is a beloved member of the family, but unfortunately he is neglected, thanks to the family being forgetful. He is very intelligent, so he is capable of taking care of himself. Finally, there is Shin……… Oh boy!

Shin is the 5 year old badass of the family. He has a smart mouth, and loves to show his ass, and I literally do mean that, hence the title of this article. Also, let’s not forget about Mr Elephant, yes we are talking about Shin’s cock and balls. He likes to whip it out as well. Ugh, thank God that this show aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup, and is currently on Hulu, otherwise people might think that I was writing about kiddie porn or something.

Anyway, Shin goes to an American style school, and the kids that are in his class are no better than Shin, well at least they keep their clothes on. His friends consist of a girl from a rich family that is madly in love with Shin. A girl which seems to comes from an abusive family, that take out her frustration on a stuffed bunny that she keeps in her…… nope, not saying it! If you saw the show before you already know, if not just watch and see for yourself. As for the the boys, one is extremely timid, one is mentally challenged, and usually has snot hanging from his non existing nose, and the other is a conservative that comes from a middle class family. I really don’t know how this school stays open, with the crap that comes out of the kids mouths, and with the teachers and principle being completely out there.

When Shin is not at school, hanging out with his friends playing odd games, you can find him at home watching his favorite superhero show Action Bastard. Yes, you read that right, along with his young side kick Lollipop they tell bad sex puns, and take on super villains such as The Deflowerer. No wonder why the kids in this show are all fucked up, Action Bastard is the or one of the top shows on TV. Shin also spends his time hitting on older women that he finds attractive, especially one of his mother’s friends.

This show is funny and fucked up! All the characters bring something to the table that will make you laugh, and wonder what the writers were thinking. I know that the show is still going on in Japan, and I wish that the States get all of episodes one day. So wish that we could have gotten the espoides from the beginning, and not somewhere in the middle like we currently have. Like I said earlier, the show is currently on Hulu if you want to check it out, but do yourself a favor and not watch it around small children. Otherwise, they may start acting like Shin, and no one wants that. If you do, you will be spending most espoides explaining why Shin is wrong for doing that, and why they shouldn’t do what they just saw. Until next time Painkillers!

 

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No Master Needed!!!

Good morning to all my Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today’s addition is a good one. Many of us have grew up on one or maybe even all of the different Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whether it was the original series from the 80’s, or even the latest series that aired on Nickelodeon, we all sat down and enjoy the show. The same can be said for Power Rangers. The franchise has been around for 25 years, and still going strong with different themes almost every season. So what does this tell us? That we like shows that the heroes are martial artists that wear different color outfits, for quickly telling the heroes apart, that take on and defeat evil within 30 minutes. So you may be asking yourself, what does all of this has to do with the today’s anime series? Well this show follows the same outline like the TMNT and the Rangers, but many of you might have easily looked pasted this show growing up. Well then, let’s get into it, it’s time to talk about Ronin Warriors.

This 39 episode show debuted in Japan in 1988, but didn’t land on Cartoon Network in the US until 1999 on their Toonami lineup. Trying to explain the plot of the show can be a bit umm, windbagish, so I’m going to try my best to give you the cliff notes. A demon named Talpa ruled the human world, until a warrior mage and his loyal white tiger defeated him. The mage knew that Talpa was too powerful to be truly defeated, and might return, so his splits Talpa’s armor into nine different armors, and gave them to nine different families to protect. He was right, cause about 600 years later Talpa returned. He found found four of them, and turned those weak hearted men to his army. The remaining five families the men dawn the armor and come together to take down Talpa.

Our five heroes are Ryo Sanada, Sage Date, Cye Mouri, Kento Rei Fang, and Rowen Hashiba. Ryo Sanada is the leader of the group. He fights along side a large white tiger named White Blaze. Sage is a master swordsman and is the noblest of all the Ronin. Cye is a quiet warrior, and the calmest. Kento is the strongest of the warriors. He also tends to be hotheaded and rushes into battle. (Damn, that sounds familiar!) Finally there is Rowen, and he is the smartest of the Ronin. (That also sounds familiar)

Normally this would be the part, where I tell you how good the show is, where you can find it, and how you should see it as soon as possible. OK, so yeah this is a damn good show, that’s why I’m writing about it. Yes you should go find the show, and experience it for yourself. Unfortunately, I can’t give you a site or an app to see this show. I searched and searched the apps that I use, and the sites that I hit up, but the apps didn’t have it, and the sites didn’t have all of the episodes. The best that I can tell you, is to watch it on YouTube. Someone did put the whole series up, but it’s a crappy quality, guess to avoid copyright infringement. If you guys know where we could find a better copy of the show, please share with us in the comments below. Let’s see how many people comment a link to an online shop to buy the DVD /Blu-ray set. Lol. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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Girl With The Living Sheath

Good morning Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. Today I have a treat for you, but first a few questions. What would you do if you live in a world, where dueling with swords was still a thing? What if you had a special sword, that was drawn from a living sheath? How would you treat this living sheath? Well maybe this anime will answer some questions, so let’s dive into Revolutionary Girl Utena.

The show starts off following the main character, Utena Tenjou. At a young age, she was impressed by a very kind prince, that she decided to become a prince herself. Now as a teenager, she attends the Ohtori Academy. She is most known in the school, as a tomboy, since she doesn’t wear the normal female uniform, but a uniform that looks more masculine. While at the school she meets fellow classmate Anthy Himemiya. She is currently in an abusive relationship with another classmate. Determined to be like the prince she meet years ago, and to defend Anthy’s honor, Utena challenges Anthy’s boyfriend, and beats him in a sword duel.

Utena didn’t know and didn’t understand at the time that beating him in a duel, meant that Anthy now belonged to her. Anthy is known as the Rose Bride. She holds a special sword that is wielded by the person she is “engaged” to. Utena must now enter duel after duel to not only protect Anthy from people that want to hurt her, but to also keep the power that she has safe.

This 39 espoide series is a true classic. The show goes through four different story arcs, which is very odd for a series this short, but not only does this show pulls it off, they do it really well. The first arc sets up the relationship between Utena and Anthy, so by the time the fourth arc comes in at the end, makes what happens a complete surprise. The way the duels are set up are really interesting, since most of the time we are used to seeing/hearing duels to the death, unless its a card game. This is definitely a must watch show, which I rewatched recently on an app called Tubi TV. It’s free, so you have to watch some ads, but this show is worth it. Until next time Painkillers.

 

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‘BMF’ From The Black And White Era

Good evening Leaguers and Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Anime Wednesday. There has been a lot of talk about mecha and giant robots here on Anime Wednesday, and today we will be doing the same. This time we are taken back to the age of black and white, and odd angles. Let’s jump into Gigantor!

Now before I even start, there is a rumor about this show that I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I rather just clear the air about it, since some readers may know about it. The rumor is that Gigantor was created as an anti American cartoon, and had to be seriously edited before it hit the States and the rest of the world. Now this may be true, since this was created right after World War II, and all of Japan was probably still pissed about America dropping two nukes on them, and losing the war. It also makes sense that it says that Gigantor was created to be a weapon, but was reprogrammed to now be a guardian of peace. Again I have no idea if this is true or not, but it does seem like a very interesting discussion to have. If you know any info about if this is true or not, or just want to share your thoughts, leave a comment down below.

The show is set in the year 2000, and follows a 12 year old boy name Jimmy Sparks. His father is the creator of Gigantor. Jimmy is the one that actually controllers Gigantor with a special remote control. That can be a bad thing, since whoever has the remote, controls Gigantor. Together, Jimmy and Gigantor travel around the world fighting crime, and other forces of evil.

This show may seem a bit odd for someone that has grew up on more mondern cartoons and animes, but trust me it’s a odd show no matter what. You can clearly see how far drawing styles have come from the 50s-60s up to now. I still don’t get some of the crazy camera angles, it’s like the animation team was drunk while drawing some of shows. I don’t want to even get into the the voice acting. If you saw any of the old Godzilla or martial arts movies from the 80s you already know how it is. Overall this is a good show, and I definitely recommend everyone should try to watch this. It’s currently only Hulu now.

 

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