Blonde hair? Check. Same seiyuu? Check. Short fuse? Check. Now, all we need is a bartender suit and a pair of sunglasses and he’ll be on his way to cosplay as Shizuo Heiwajima. Huh? No need to cosplay, he’s just Shizuo in disguise!
With the introductory arc done, we are ready to move on into the next arc in Uraboku. Yuuki (Still can’t stop imagining him from VK Yuuki.) finally leaves the orphanage and moves to his new home at Shinjuku. And for a treat or two, we are introduced to two new characters, Renjou Hotsuma and Usui Shusei (Hey, that rhymes). And hey, lame name HOTsuma. (Named after his hot temper with anyone else, except for Shusei.)
Yuuki’s KNight in shining armor.
Yuuki finds himself in a dream the moment the opening ends, ending up sleeping in a bed and finds himself as a girl instead. Luka greets the female Yuuki good morning and gives her a kiss. Yuuki wakes up after that, finding himself on his way to his new home, with Luka taking a nap on Yuuki’s shoulder.
You took my sandwich, that’s why. Nay, just kidding.
During the long road trip, Tooko explains to Yuuki about his powers, the Duras intentions and the Zweilt Guardians, in which Tooko and Tsukumo are part of. This is to make him understand the situation he’s in and the danger he’s going to be exposed of in the near future. Yuuki also finds out that the Zweilt Guardians were his comrades in his past life, explaining why he felt some sort of deja vu when he first met the Murasame twins.
Look at me doing the catwalk in this ubersome runway.
Meanwhile, the police hire the Giou clan (More specifically, Shusei and Takashirou) to help solve the cases that involve the Duras. Explained by one of the policemen, only the higher-ups are aware of the murder cases that are commit by the ‘demons’. While Shusei is busy with his job, Hotsuma is given a task by Takashirou to wait for Yuuki’s arrival, but felt hostile having to protect Yuuki. He did admits that the only person he’s nice with is Shusei, though.
And lie in my deathbed while Yuuki
raeps gloats at me behind my back? Nuh uh!
Back on the road trip, the group have a great talk talking about themselves. Just when Tooko is about to tell Yuuki about the mansion (his new home), the secretary whose name always escapes me told her to explain it later as Takashirou wants to see Yuuki and Luka at the police headquarters. Before leaving, Tooko warns Yuuki about Hotsuma, calling him an unfriendly man and a foul-mouthed brute. While waiting for Takashirou to meet both Yuuki and Luka (And making another call to Kanata), Yuuki saw a girl’s balloon flying in the sky and the girl tripping. He rushes to the girl’s aid, before Takashirou gets the chance to see his younger brother again.
Because Yuuki is mine, and no one can have her! (Hugs Yuuki doll coming out of nowhere.)
Takashirou felt that it’s all right just to talk with Luka alone, regarding about Yuuki’s safety and his feelings towards the new Yuuki (He’s not a female anymore, as what he sees in the past.). Luka tells him that it’s okay that this Yuuki is different, because he knows that this and the previous Yuuki has the same soul.
Yuuki finds the girl he saw, treating the girl’s wounds. She was upset that her parents will reprimand her if they finds her clothes torn, luckily for Yuuki he knew the right words to calm her down. Without taking any notice, a low-ranking Dura attacked Yuuki, but he and the girl are saved by Hotsuma, looking rather hot-headed and angry at Yuuki for being careless and for letting his guard down.
…and he’s just a Shizuo wannabe, starting by dyeing his hair blonde. His attitude counts too, but nowhere near the authentic one!
Yeah, and he starts screaming at Yuuki about his arrogance in his previous life. Luka interferes with him later as he finds Yuuki, not before exchanging rough words with both Yuuki and Luka. Hotsuma leaves, as Shusei standing at the entrance of the police headquarters warns Hotsuma that his kindness towards his allies might bring him problems in the future.
And that’s the end of the 1st volume of the manga, as well as the beginning of the next arc. Overall, this episode explains things much, much clearer than the manga. (Except for the lack of fanservice shown in this episode, in which the manga has at the start of chapter 5.) Too bad Tooko did not explain the war between the guardians and the Duras, but if you want to know you can always check out the manga, right here.
To end this off, ANN announced that the 7th episode of Senkou no Night Raid will be aired online, regarding the infamous Mukden Incident. If you have not heard about it, it’s about a train exploding with both the Chinese and Japanese in it. Go to the link to find out more. I guess that the subject is quite controversial showing on national television in Japan, but that episode will be replaced with another episode recapping the incidents happening to the Sakura Kikan. Seriously, what’s taking SnNR’s subs so long? I have yet to catch episode 5 yet and episode 6 is just up.
Oh, about Kaichou no Maid Sama, I’m not going to blog it, since I have a hard time following the show. The jokes doesn’t keeping me laughing as much as Ouran but let’s just face it, some of the characters are pretty annoying for me now, and I don’t intend to talk about jokes that don’t make people laugh. Most of the jokes are borrowed from otaku culture, but it just bores me out on this one. Yes, they made use of cliches, but there’s a clear distinction between Maid-sama and Ouran; Ouran made countless cliches refreshing and has its own storyline, but Maid-sama goes by the book and the humor runs out if the writers are out of good ideas. From now onwards, I’ll be talking about Uraboku or Night Raid to make things much easier, while following the other shows as well. I’ll leave Crusader or Impz on this one, if they are willing to blog it in future.
He he, HOTsuma. Lame name. XD.