Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 8!

Hey, it’s time for another episode review from our Anime REvisited pick that you already know as, Samurai Bride! With less than a week before the battle against the Dark Samurai happens, Muneakira and the others come up against a new threat…

Sometime during the night Sanada and Matabei we’re returning from the secret area where the beach episode from season one took place, where they got some books on how to become a Samurai Bride. It seemed like a nice quite walk home until a dark spirit appeared out of nowhere and grabbed Sanada asking for something called the Chingo Stone (whatever that is). Its Ki was very different from the Dark Samurai’s, and speaking of which Inshun appeared and took away the power of the shadowy beast; telling it that she just wants to be normal.

Once they got back to the dojo Sanada gave the others the rundown of what happened, as Muneakira and Sen heard reports about people not being able to move upon coming into contact with this creature. Around that same token Jubei decided to do a little training of her own in order to prepare herself for the arrival of the Dark Samurai. She along with Sasuke (again, not the one you’re thinking of) went to the waterfall to do some more Ki training, until Sasuke noticed that several crows have been following her; causing her to dash off in hopes of eluding them. Jubei went after her only to run into Inshun, who can’t seem to remember her name but remembers her face.

Midway throughout the episode Jubei takes Inshun on a bit of a fun adventure where they do various activities along with Sasuke. By sunset Inshun tells Jubei that they will be fighting one another soon, but Jubei assures that even though she’s aware of it, she hopes that afterwards the two of them can become friends. Jubei bids Inshun farewell as she looks at the little fortune tag that says “Good Relationship”. Back at the dojo Muneakira and the others break off into groups of two in order to defeat the dark shadow spirit that’s still lurking around the academy. Sen was the first to spot it as she tried to take the creature on by herself, but Hanzo rushed to her aid after discovering that Sen couldn’t do it alone. Suddenly just like last time Inshun appeared and took the creature’s Ki away, but from the way things looked…it appeared that the true culprit behind the mysterious shadow creature was actually her. This is pretty much a “To Be Continued” moment as this won’t be the last time we see Inshun before the final battle.

That will do it for number eight, but there is more content to come! 😉

Anime REvisited: Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Bride – Samurai Girls S2 Episode 7!

So we have arrived at another episode review of our Anime REvisited pick; Samurai Bride! The real Jubei Yagyu is back, but there’s a problem. To make matters worse, Musashi’s getting a lil’ antsy about waiting until the one-month deadline. Wanna know what happens? We’re gonna tell ya!

Kaeji throws a party to try and get Jubei to relax her Ki (at least that was her intent) but that method only annoys her as she makes her way out to the courtyard to be alone. Afterwards she tells Muneakira, Sanada, and Sen to check out the video feed from her video camera; which explains that subconsciously they were using their Ki the whole time – just in smaller increments. With this slice of info Kaeji thought it was time for some more Ki training in order to help Jubei change back, but Kanetsugu (not wanting to be left out of the series) decided to seek attention in the most comedic way possible.

After Kanetsugu’s shenanigans Kaeji thinks that it might be time for Jubei to transform back into her previous form. Though she tries to at first…it backfires horribly. Muneakira and the others are then told that Jubei’s Ki is still running on high, and that he’ll need to pour some of his Ki into her as a stop gap; seeing as though he’s her General. While this is taking place Kaeji senses the Dark Samurai approaching after discovering that the ‘real’ Jubei has returned. Yep, their timing couldn’t have been more terrible. At this moment she notices Muneakira struggling a bit and decides to jump in, although at the cost of all of her Ki causing her hair to turn white.

On top of that; Kaeji stalls the Dark Samurai in order to buy Muneakira and the others some time, and took one hell of an ass-kicking from them in the process. With the last of his life force Muneakira was able to help Jubei transform back into who she once was; her bubbly and slightly dumb self. Realizing that the ‘real’ Jubei disappeared Musashi high-tailed it to the dojo and demanded that she come out, however Muneakira and the others told her and the other Dark Samurai that though she’s back, she’s not nearly as strong as she was when she faced Amakusa. Tapping into her honorable side Musashi decided to wait until the deadline, but warned the others not to have any more setbacks the next time they come back. By the end of the episode Kaeji decides that her time at the dojo is done…for now.

So, that of course will do it for this review. This past week has been quite a crazy one, but there’s more content to come. Until next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉 

D&A Special Announcement: Guest Posts!

Hey guys! So a few days ago we mentioned that we would be doing a special announcement this weekend, which may have something to do with a feature of our blog that we’ve been having trouble implementing. Well we’re happy to tell you that we’ve found a way to do that feature that fans have been asking for, and that feature happens to be Guest Posts! So here’s the deal on what you’ll have to do:

First; in order to submit a guest post to the blog, just head to our Contact Us page and give us the title of your post or article. We are a ‘nerd-centric’ blog so any title that you submit must have something to do with the anime industry, video games, conventions or Japanese culture (i.e. J-Pop). Top Five and Top Ten submissions are fine too, as long as they’re about the aforementioned categories above.

After you’ve submitted your title, give us a brief summary of what your topic is about. If it catches our interest here’s what to do next!

Second; submit your post or article to us via email. Your post or article must be submitted in one of these formats; .doc, .docx, or .txt in order for us to post it on our blog. The file name that we receive your post from must be tagged as “Author Name – Article Title”. If you want us to add pictures, be sure to attach them to your email along with your submission. We’ll do an overview of your article to make sure there are no grammatical errors and that it meets our usual standards, then afterwards we’ll let you know if and when your article gets selected and posted on our blog and give you credit as well.

Third and finally; make sure you have through knowledge of the topic that you are writing about. As far as your writing style, do what makes you happy n’ free! When we write our articles and posts we write as if we’re having a real conversation with the reader, so if you wanna take a page out of our playbook, be our guest!

There is a limit on how many guest posts that we’ll be selecting to put on our blog every month; that monthly limit is 16. Once we’ve selected the 16 guest posts that will go up on our blog, we will not accept any new submissions until the very next month. We’ll accept submissions up until the last day of the month.

That will do it for this announcement, so if you’ve got an article that you want us to submit just head to our Contact Us page and pitch us the title of your article. We can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! 😉

D&A Anime Blog: Special Announcement Happening This Weekend!

Hey guys! We know that its been awhile since our last post, but we just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a new announcement we’ll be making this weekend. Throughout the last few months or so some of our fans have been asking if we accept guest posts on our blog. It hasn’t been easy for us to try and figure out how to implement that feature on our blog, but we were able to find a work-around way to do it. We’ll give you guys the details on how we’ll be executing this and what the specs will be on what you’ll have to do this weekend. In the meantime we’ll be posting more Anime REvisited reviews on our pick, as well as crank out new podcast episodes of Nerdz of the Decade and D&A Studios on our youtube channel. So if you haven’t gotten the chance to check it out yet, you might want to so you don’t miss out on all the latest topics and even some new ones we might be covering!

That’s all we’ve got for now, so until our next post, stay nerdy my friends! 😉