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Sheng loses half his swords and now must get it back from some bitch from his homeland along with some four-dimensional chess being played.


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Ahhh shit time to mountain wizard and shit


I've been looking forward to this. I'm looking forward to finding out what Enigmatic Gale's scheme will be this time. And I'm looking forward to him and Edgeless Blade meeting again while the rest of the cast is confused about why Edgeless Blade hates him so much. Like a reverse of season one.



Aww, shit. S2 already? Nice. Lemme get it and see how good it is.



This episode was a little slow in the beginning, introducing new characters and setting up the plot. It picks up more near the end.


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>Expands the world in a believable way

>Sawano music

>The simple yet charming characters

>Interesting craftmanship with the puppets and props

>The nice feeling you get as if you are watching a live stage play unfold before you

Hell yeah. AOTS fucking confirmed.


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I wonder if the demon lady will return.


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So you've got Lang who's a friend Shang before he crossed the desert, you've got Yungluo who works for an organization who wants Shang's Sword Index, Xiao Juan who's a magistrate or prince if I remember from the movie correctly who's chased Shang here because he probably stole a sword or two and of course Gale who's going to bug Shang again because it's his favorite pastime.


I'll be dissapointed if the Figma doesn't look like the puppets, having their normal bishie appearance would be simply weird.





Hell yeah, been expecting this show after the great first season and the movie!

That episode one didn't let me down. The stakes are made immediately clear and new critical situations emerge.

I wonder if you can still use the scroll when it's split in two.

They didn't show the demon girl disappearing as well but I guess this was just matter-of-the-fact-ly that they didn't bother.

Also, they didn't have the new guy's poem play yet, which means it's gonna come up at a crucial point probably.



I am eagerly awaiting her return.



I wonder how the Vaper will add the Keikakuman to his hate harem.



Considering that Gale is "working" for the government and will have direct access/interact with Xiao as part of that, it won't be long before Xiao gets sick of Gale I think.



And considering that Gale knows exactly who Xiao is looking for, or at least can easily deduce who he's looking for, Xiao is in for one wild ride. Gale will probably string him along with the information. Not to mention that Xiao seems like the arrogant type, the perfect person to be Gale's newest target.







A tale of souls and swords, eternally retold


The initial plot hook is bad JRPG tier but I can forgive it because it's the crucible of a new adventure.

The talking mandolin I think I'm going to get tired of after a few episodes but I hope I'm wrong.

Also I'm wondering what Shang's new alias will be by the end of S2, there's no way he wont change from the Edgeless Blade.



>The initial plot hook is bad JRPG tier

The reason why the cliché ridden plot is acceptable is because of the puppets. it's like when you forgive a movie with bad plot because the craftmanship showed in the movie is good.



This show has always been more about how it's done rather than what it is. A lot of the appeal comes from how much the staff is taking advantage of the medium's strengths and weaknesses rather than the originality of the concept, but that's not to say anything in this show is weak, the majority of the show has been great.



>JRPG tier

Don't forget that S1 started off as a fetch quest which then devolved into clusterfuck of crazy bullshit that was pretty damn original.


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Surprised nobody has commented on this goofy looking motherfucker. I wonder what the significance is to Gale summoning it. He's probably up to no good as usual.



Those are those birds that Bones of Creation had last season. He still has that boomerang whistle that you throw to summon them.



Ah I forgot he kept it. I thought it was a one time use thing. My statement still stands though.



That Godzilla monster is a guy in a suit, isn't it? I hope it is. In season 1 one of the things that bothered me, despite loving the show, was that the big monster in the end was CGI, and not even good CGI either.


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I'm going to enjoy the show plenty, I just thought it was funny that the first episode was pic related


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I imagine he will trick people around him that he can't possibly travel to a certain place in time. Only to bamboozle them by flying in on a bone dragon.


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Maybe I will pick it up, because it reminds me from the old Thunderbirds series I watched in my childhood.



Watch the first season before this one though old man.


The talking guitar sure managed to annoy the crap out of me. Hopefully we don't hear it talk too much for the rest of the show.



It's either a dude in a suit or an animatronic, because there's some photo of the sets and Godzilla's actually in them.



If that's the case it's almost certainly a guy in a suit, going by the movements he's making in the OP. He's moving like the kaiju did in the 60s and 70s. Can you post the photos of the sets?


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Edgeless Blade should have known leaving the magic swords with a group of people vastly less badass than him was going to wind up with the swords getting stolen. Does this ever work? At least Princess of Cruelty-chan is a cute too bad she will die horribly just like the cute Lie Mei from the first season. Also really like the new rocker with his talking electric Japandolin, always good to have a mascot character around to increase the series' merchandising profile and provide comic relief. While this opening wasn't as explosively bombastic as the first season's was it's already off to a fun start and establishing some conflict early on. I do wonder if Spear Boy or Sword Girl from the first season will make a return at all, if I recall correctly they are guarding that magic sword from the first season with the demon sealed in it, not sure if that will become relevant. What will surely be relevant is Enigmatic Gale and whatever elaborate keikaku he is planning this time, will be cool to see him and Edgeless reunited once more.


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Xin Shi is the organization that Dan Fei belonged to, the Dan clan were the sub-sect overseeing the protection of the <<SWORD>> in the first series. She wrote that letter of introduction that got Shang into the fortress.

As for Juan and Xing Hai, they'll probably show up at some point. Hai got away from the final battle and still has unfinished business with Gale, imagine if she got her hand on one of those swords.


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>Edgeless Blade should have known leaving the magic swords with a group of people vastly less badass than him was going to wind up with the swords getting stolen.

To me it just seemed like he just wanted to get that shit off his hands as soon as possible, he just didn't expect to be tracked down that quickly.


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Princess of cruelty is cute, CUTE!

You better not die that early.


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There's someone called Luan Niangzi who apparently appeared alongside Hai in a novel. Wonder if she'll appear.



I don't speak island puppet, what do these say?


>there was a film

Well this is news to me. Was it just a recap?



No, it was an original story set some time before season one.


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Don't tell me I was the only one thinking this


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Holy shit. I loved those games.



>You better not die that early.

I'm pretty sure she'll die mid season, after being off-screen for most of the series. Just like Silver-hairloops from S1.

I bet she'll get killed by her own boss.




>an original story set some time before season one.

That's only the first half. The second half of the movie is set after the series.


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Sword of Life and Death First half is Screaming Pheonix Killer participating in a tournament with Gale and getting screwed over, it's why he wanted so badly to kill him in S1. Second half is a recap of the adventure with Shang and Not-Shang as well as introducing the new characters for S2.


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I've been trying to identify this game for six years to no avail because I was too scared to ask for help. Thank you for restoring my childhood if only a bit, as broken and unable to be remembered as it is, anon.


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Glad I could help. Don't be afraid to simply ask any more.


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I never expected this to get a second season


>Even a Storm that could ruin an umbrella,

>Is not enough to halt a man's journey.

>Tread through wind and rain and you're bound to encounter a muddy stream,

>If it must be crossed, be to do so unclad.

Said at the end of S1, Shang's fight in the movie and the start of S2.


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The chinese poems are basically philosophical summaries of the characters attitudes and methodology to life. Its mean to highlights Shangs vagabond journey and the fact he has nothing but his wooden sword.


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>all the castle themes

That's the stuff, I've already beat the game 100% but it might be time to do it again.


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Why was this old guy's face so much more detailed than Shang's?



Because he's old. The young have faces like the plains, the old like the mountains.


New ep out.


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I'm dropping spoilers.

>I will guide sir itinerant not as a member of Dong Li's government but as a simple guide.

This is how Gale gets his foot in the door to screw with mr magistrate.

>Index now broken because it's split in two.

>Shang says Ying has one maybe two swords in her piece of the Index.

So the majority rested with Shang, good.

>Index sorted differently every time you open it, so Shang doesn't know which swords she has.

>Know anyone who can help you fix the scroll?

>Thinks of Gale

Nope, he's not an option.

>Ying fixes her part and it's Soul Edge.

Shang needs to fix his scroll for Soul Calibur.

>Sword called Night of Mourning

Still gonna be called Soul Edge from now on.

>Lacks power but has uses.

>Ying gets a second sword.

>Flashback, sword talks to a younger Ying about lending power.

>Sword is locked in it's scabbard. Basically The Sword of Promised Victory, I'm gonna call it <<SWORD>> until it gets a name.

>She wraps up the <<SWORD>> in cloth and leaves it at her hideout?


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>Back at the fortress, magistrate and gale visit the old man who was poisoned.

>Magistrate starts spouting BS about how Shang helped Ying into the fortress.

>Old man mentions the letter of introduction from Fei

>Gale throws in more BS by claiming that Fei is a naive girl, even though he's traveled with her.

>"It would not be out of the question to be deceived by a traveling master of deciet."

That's Gale, saying irony in plain sight.

>Old man is angry at being deceived.

What's the plan Gale, going along with it until you can trip magistrate up like Screaming Phoenix.

>Magistrate questions what is his interest in Shang, Gale responds that Shang was the one who wiped out Bones's organization and such a man is incredibly powerful to damage imperial authority, which is why if he was taken back home, it'd be win-win.

>Magistrate laughs at this and finds Gale agreeable. But I can't help but feel that he can see the lies being thrown at him.

>Shang gets to work on fixing the Index.

>Index fixed, takes stock of swords.

>Shang hurries with Lang out of town.

>Says that Soul Edge and <<SWORD>> both have the abilities to control the people's minds.

>Needless to say they need to leave the town now but Ying shows up with Soul Edge.

>She hits a few civilians and they turn into faceless monsters with marks on their bald head.

>They're puppets to the person who wields it and stay so until they die.

>Lang and Shang surrounded by bald monsters, music kicks in, you know what's gonna happen.

>Both resort to "Non-Lethal" which involve using chi strikes and knocking people back 20 meters or so.

>Lang uses Resonance, knocking out the farm equipment from their hands and almost getting Soul Edge from Ying.

>Shang saves a random woman who slashes his right arm.

Good thing he's left handed.

>It's Ying, who wasn't the Illusion.

>Ying proverb.

>The clashing of swords determines who is fastest and strongest

>Is comical in it's presentation.

>A drop of poison on the tip of a needle

>is the art of death's purest expression.

Shang's been poisoned. by Ying's needle fingers when she scratched him.

>Ep ends there.

Way to set up the next one.


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Monk friend? next ep.

Roll the dice ED, pretty good. Like the OP and ED of S2 more than S1.

Also for those who are worried about Lang's lute, Lang himself is quite quiet and the lute speaks the obvious stuff for him. I like it.

Also next weeks episode is Tuesday/Wednesday china/taiwan time.



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>>Flashback, sword talks to a younger Ying about lending power.

I'm not sure that this was a flashback as much as the sword trying to take control of Ying's mind. Since we know from Shang that both swords have the abilities to control minds, it seems like Night of Mourning controls other people's minds and this Sword controls the wielder's mind. It tempts people to wield it with promises of power and conquest, which means that it's presumably intelligent or has some sort of will. This is backed up by the fact that it can speak (and is voiced by Aoi Yuuki? It sounds like her at the very least and fits with Ayahi voicing Ying. Maybe Nana will show up somewhere).


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>baka in charge of watching the credits

How are you going to keep up with the Bongwizard and his wily schemes?


Did my ears deceive me or was <<SWORD>> voiced by Aoi Yuuki? I would hold hands with that sword.


Calling dibs on the swordfu.


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Yeah, upon review that's probably it. Probably the more powerful of the two.


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You better not die in next episode, Princess.


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I don't think they'd kill her off this quickly, she's the major antagonist so far until the magistrate catches up.



The best outcome would be that the monk appears, heals Shang. Shang beats up Princess and before he finishes the blow, that magistrate and Gale pops out of nowhere and then interfere him, allowing Princess to flee.


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※ Character names are presented in the format of Chinese Given Name (Chinese Characters Japanese Romanization, English Translation) / Chinese Art name (Chinese Characters Japanese Romanization, English Translation)

Shāng Bù Huàn (殤不患 Shō Fu Kan, Unconcerned with Dying Young) / Rèn Wú Fēng (刃無鋒 Jin Muhō, Edgeless Blade)

From the wikipedia page. I've seen Syou Fu Kan thrown around and they address each other by their japanese names yet the subs refer to them with chinese.


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Huh, there's a manga of the first season. 4 volumes or so and follows it to a T.



>The stick is even smaller in the manga

Jesus Christ, what's next, a pencil or toothpick?


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It really was a stick, not the big branch he used in S1.


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The manga is good. But when you start comparing the show, then it pales.

The characters and some scenes are different.

For examples: Lie Mei doesn't get the chance to challenge Screaming Phoenix Killer, he just chops her half behind by surprise. Before reaching the Seven Sins Tower, Dan Fei gets kidnapped and be tortured by Diao Ming. The mentality of the characters are also different, like Diao Ming being this almost emotionless loyal dog. And then there's Bones of Creation. It's just impossible to put the same voice actor doing the same character voice into this manga version.


Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.

ok, since when did some bunch of Taiwanese started doing this also?



I usually watch the entire thing, not sure how i missed it



Pili has been making these kinds of puppet shows since the 80s.



Fun fact, Lang was supposed to be the protag of a new show the puppet company were going to make but Urobuchi liked him so much he wanted him in Thunderbolt.


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>My name is Gale

>Join me to defeat Bone's organization.


I'm rewatching S1 with someone so I can watch S2 with them, but I forgot that in the subs they stopped translating the character poems starting with Screaming Phoenix Killer.

Does anyone know somewhere I can read what these character poems are? Or have better subs been made for this at some point?


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>we saw her poem

>next episode is named after her

Don't kill her Urobutcher. Is he even writing this season?


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Yep, still involved. It's a pretty successful property I think, so he'd want to keep working on it.


Hope you're ready.


"幽夜匿形不謂隱 明光伏影是迷觀 虛實由來如一紙 誰識幻中吾真顏。"

—"Subterfuge is not always about lurking in the darkness; some shadows remain hidden in the light. A hair's breadth separates truth from falsehood. And none shall gaze beyond the illusion to see my true face."



—"Though sudden storms and fierce winds press against my umbrella, this wandering traveler does not stop. As to how I cross the torrential waves of the world, I simply change my cloak and endure these turbid waters."

Screaming Pheonix Killer:


—"Although ravens now bring news of life and death, people still persist uncertainly; since none can truly fathom fate, I shall end it with one strike of my blade."

Dan Fei:


—"Adhering to the values of the Dān, I bear my fate: traveling the earth, seeking honor and revenge. Stripping away my meekness as a woman, I shall battle the heartless at the price of my hopes and dreams."

Sir Juan:


—"People may ridicule my noble ideals as fantasy and naïve, but with determination and effort I shall reach my soaring ambitions. I will have no regrets disdaining fleeting glory even when my hour comes."

One Eyed Impailer:


—"As there are those who see nothing with both eyes, there are those who can see vast distances with one. My gaze is the path of an arrow, piercing those who fail to turn away."

Xing Hai:


—"The song of the demon is like poisonous honey, soothing the souls of the night and seducing the bodies of eternal sleep. Just as the living dance with delight, so too do the undead sway with grace. For those who live within the exquisiteness of the netherworld, none can grasp the language of humans, only that of the moonlight."



—"All life is a prelude to death. To serve me until you are a corpse, or to be cut down and become one. You have only two options before my blade."

Two more things, in the novel TF Gaiden, it details how Hai was screwed over by Gale and why she was so reluctant to go with him until mentioning the sword holding Yāo Tú Lí. Luan Niangzi >>865873 seduced men, killed them then brought their bodies back to Hai who used the parts for the zombies in her forest and give her a youth elixir in return. Enter Gale, Hai starts having a crush on Gale, thinking that maybe the human world isn't so bad and she can make a home here. But nope, Gale switches the elixar given to Luan which rapidly ages her, she's killed and people march on Hai's home when they found out. She fled to her forest and was pissed that Gale got one over on her, so it wasn't a surprise she wanted to bring about the demon gods back to the world.

Don't go to TV tropes, they're forcing that Hai and Luan were gay when there's no evidence.

Last thing is the monk is apparently called Di Kong or Absolute Emptiness.



Did you translate them yourself or did you find them somewhere?

I tried to OCR the poems from the show to no luck, and I found a different release of the show with subs that were edited with Japanese pronounced names/items along with all of the poems translated, but they weren't quite your translation.



These are from tv tropes, so the translation of them is probably gonna be a little different. It's still the same sort of.


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Hey, sorry for killing your friend, torching your home and breaking up with you but I need your help.


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Hai is pretty.

Damn, Peonix just straight up murdered her, she put up more fight in the show. He's also more psychopathic here than his calm, bridled rage.

One thing I like about Phoenix and Bones is that they're malicious but they also have presence, Phoenix with his calm almost detached way of speaking and Bones with his deep voice and theatrics. Makes me appreciates the voices that go with the puppets, can't get that from the manga.


Heh, Gale brought Shang along to keep Phoenix, Hai and Impailer off balance, if they were suspicious of Shang they wouldn't plot against Gale. Throwing him out of the circle allows them to see his skills.

>Dan Fei gets tortured.

Damn, the manga really is different.


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12 not 15


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Good grief. Manga is a bit macabre but now that the castle part is over, it'll go back to the show. Even the manga is hazy as to what happened to Hai, rocks falls but she disappears and in S1 she's shown at the start of E13 but then not again afterwards.



I don't see him getting rid of such a convenient villain such as she.


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Hai went into hiding? Sounds about right.

Anyway, that's it. Not a bad manga, says that Urobichi wrote the script for the mangaka to draw out. 3rd volume was published 03/2017 and 4th was 05/2017, so 2 months for 160 pages isn't bad work. Wonder if they'll do the same for S2?


If she's not outright killed, you should probably assume she'll be brought back at a later date.





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>Looks pale because he sucks up all the bad Qi from people

This character was a lot more benevolent than I thought. He looked like a total edgelord in the opening.



He looks completely evil because of his color scheme and the music that plays when he's talking to the guards in the village and in the fortress don't help.



That's what makes this guy really intriguing. He looks like a villain, is presented in the OP as the main antagonist for this season, and even asks some questionable shit by asking why the old guy even deserves to live in the first place. But then he makes it easier on the old guy by absorbing his poison into himself after being convinced with a rather shoddy explanation, even though he says the old guy would survive just fine.

This guy doesn't behave outright evil or twisted like foureyes, nor is he shown to help others just out of kindness necessarily or at least avoid getting civilians killed like Shofukan would. Moreover all he's shown to do is mess around with qi at the expense of himself, instead of being a full-on healer, which also stands in contrast to the importance or the scenes he was in, as you'd expect the probable antagonist to have some kind of cheat power, and not help out random strangers.

He's like a walking talking contradiction. You just can't help but wonder what this guy's deal is.



I'm putting my money down that this fucking guy is Shang's master. The monk made it clear that the one thing he excelled at is channeling Qi. That's exactly the one thing that Shang is a master of. It even made a huge point to cut from the scene of the monk adjusting the old man's Qi to a scene of Shang adjusting his own Qi to deal with his own poison.

I'm not sure if he's going to end up on the side of villainy, but sometimes the best red herring is to have an obviously evil looking guy do good deeds to throw the viewer off from their true intentions. If he's evil, it's going to be revealed with his poem. And if he's evil and if I'm right about him being Shang's master there is going to be a HELL of a reunion.


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Also, why do I get a hard on whenever that fucking sword starts talking


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Nice knowing you, Queen of Cruelty!


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No, anyone but you.


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Doesn't help that he dresses like a villian, that collar is Bones level of dress sense.


Hunting fox is Xiao's nick, seems apt.

>Kills a possessed.

>Why do these innocent civilians seek to impede our pursuit of justice?

>It's all Shang's fault.


>Xiao's Proverb.

>"Justice" may indeed be the most magical of word

>Chant it well and any desire can be yours

That's like half of it.

>Ying takes a shot at Gale who sidesteps.

>The other sword Ying has is called the 'Seven Blashpamous Deaths". Lang seemed shocked by it.

So what do I call it now? SBD?

>SBD tempts Ying to unleash it. She rolls successful sanity check.

>Old man's attendant at the temple is called Bi Shu, other one called You Qing

>Di Kong is absorbing the bad qi from villagers that Xiao's men must have missed.

>Kong is taken to the fortress and is asked what the point of healing the old man is. He is convinced.

>Kong takes the negative qi and channels his own positive one into the man.

Some selflessness, maybe penance? I do suspect that Shang and Kong know each other however, Kong recognized the quick treatment Shang used on the old man and Shang has been using qi attacks all this time.


Conveniently, Gale shows up up, saying to Shang that when in need, a friend appears.



>Conveniently, Gale shows up up, saying to Shang that when in need, a friend appears.

The first thing out of Shang's mouth better be "Then why are you here?"


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>Woman from the movie you only see for a second that is outside the front of the inn fake-Shang goes into and recounts his story to Shang


>Woman who was being chased by possessed villagers who turned out to be Ying in disguise and poisoned Shang.

So, either they reused a puppet for that scene or Ying has been following Shang for awhile in disguise.


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>I have never treated the poison



It would be cool to think that was her all along but it's equally likely they just have a bunch of background character puppets they reuse all the time, across all their puppet shows. I doubt we can know for sure.



>I've seen Syou Fu Kan thrown around and they address each other by their japanese names yet the subs refer to them with chinese.

Because if it's set in a fantasy land based off of premodern China the subtitles have to use modern Mandarin readings of the names, instead of the actual Japanese Kanji readings we hear being spoken aloud, or something.

Seriously, this shit pisses me off. This isn't Real Historical China, contemporary Mandarin didn't exist then and what Mandarin did exist was not anywhere near as widespread as it is now. But all of that is irrelevant, because the voice actors we're hearing are using the Japanese readings, and the subtitles should reflect that.



At least the poems are still recited in taiwanese hokkien.



It was also like that in the first season. I think it's because CR gets the chinese script to make the subtitles. But I agree that it's annoying and probably not that complicated to substitute the names.


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How come he and shang just doesn't expel the poison through their mouths like they could with others?



You're probably right that this monk is related to Shang in some way, but it seems more likely to me that the monk is probably another disciple of Shang's master. I would expect Shang's master to be older whereas this monk appears young. And we know Shang is a guy who is compassionate towards everyone no matter what whereas the monk needs a reason to help people, however flimsy it may be. That leads me towards the conclusion that Shang and the monk were disciples of the same master, learned the same techniques, and then took wildly different views on how to use it. Monk uses it to heal (and maybe other uses, we don't know yet possibly he could kill by taking the yang qi and replacing it with yin qi), Shang uses it make it harder to kill people.



Shang was moving around corrupted blood and the blue guy took corrupted QI. Maybe Shang could expel his, but it would be way easier to just cut his leg open and bleed it out than to vomit it up.



Now that I've cooled down you're likely right. I thought master but it's more likely that they're students of the same school. What I'm thinking is that taking in negative Qi may not just be harming him physically but it may be harming him spiritually/mentally. I refuse to believe that a character with a design like that isn't going to be revealed as evil or at least posed against the protagonist in some way.



>Implying i will lower my guard because he is acting like a good guy

I am still betting he is the mastermind behind everything



>He's like a walking talking contradiction. You just can't help but wonder what this guy's deal is.

I think he's putting on an elaborate act to earn everyone's trust and he's going to betray them all in the end when he reveals he's Princess of Cruelty-chan's master. Sasuga, Urobutcher.


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I agree, fellow upstanding citizen. Nothing sinister going on here.


What are you more excited to see: Keikaku Man being Outkeikaku'd yet again by the main villain, or some Fox Hunting when it all comes crashing down for Smug Glasses?

I wish they made a Musou or action videogame, but left the characters as puppets. Wildly flailing playable puppets would be hysterical.


That voice is really, really sensual anon, and the gaudy appearance makes the sword lewd. I wonder if the sword ever told anyone to rub their dicks/pussies in her. Now I wonder if the Magical Bullshit Scroll Index has lewd swords, or swords with wildly different effects than simply ´´it's really fucking strong``, like a sword that turns you into a loli for shits and giggles.


Has someone extracted the emblems for each character that are shown on the ending sequence? I like Shang's with the umbrella and sword, and Expand's one with the beads.


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Rough translation I stole from somewhere.


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Interview with Urobuchi

Sorry for the poor quality, the chinese site it was hosted on wouldn't allow direct download, couldn't find a web based solution, had to get it from another site that separated the audio and video, repacked them together then smalled it to 16mb. Link to interview: https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzg3Njc2NTY0MA==.html

Basics of it are:

>That the 2nd season was to build on the first season and go more in-depth regarding the characters we already know and some aspects of the world's setting, like how Touri is governed, or how Seiyuu has this police force

>He thinks the most appealing part of TBF2 was about how it discusses "heroes" right at the beginning - the first season was largely based on the mysteries of the characters' backgrounds, and only touched on the idea of heroism near the end (note, it's not 侠 but 英雄)

>He seems to be quite satisfied with the jobs that the seiyuu have done with Katsu Ei Raku and Syou Kyou Ken. Third main character for this season would be Rou Fu You, as a happy coincidence, Nishikawa Takanori was apparently recently involved in a number of stage productions, which helped out with his voice acting considering that he doesn't dub characters often. Tei Kuu's voice actor Ishida Akira received only a few key instructions before recording yet he caught on quickly, and gave a great performance

>He wrote the screenplay for TBF2 near Seishi Ikken's release, so that really motivated him. The screenplay for the last episode was behind schedule though, and he actually finished writing the final scene in the waiting room behind the stage of the news conference for Seishi Ikken

>He was still in the process of learning "how a budaixi is made" in season 1. With season 2, he hopes to show more fights



Rou Fu You is Lang, Syou Kyou Ken is Xiao (Magistrate) and Katsu Ei Raku is Ying.

Seishi Ikken is Sword of Life and Death.


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Poorly made exploitable for comedic effect.

I love how in the S1 OP there was Shou Fu Kan crossing the Wasteland of Spirits like it's just a normal desert, and now we're learning that on his way over he wiped out a village full of half-demon cannibals and took down a dragon because it was getting in the way.

Also good: Ryouga yelling 'TRANSFORM' while turning into a sword like a Luma from Super Mario Galaxy. I don't know who thought that was a good idea but by God, I'm glad they did.



Which also allowed Lang, Ying and Xiao to cross. Shang basically cleared the path across.


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Close enough.

>Gale has been trying to find Shang to cause him trouble but he ran away, so Gale joined the government to keep an eye open of trouble.

>Gale brings up the reputation of the Wasteland of Spirits being a deathtrap of Ying and Lang can cross it.

>Stuff like a Dragon that only has one wing and demon-cannibals who were all killed, proving once again that Shang has OP please nerf powers.

>Gale offers to treat Shang, saying that the hallucinogenic smoke he uses isn't so different to Ying's poison.

>Gale's reasoning is that the poison Ying used was of a creature of the land and by getting an antidote from a creature with a greater spiritual presence, it was have a broader range of healing and thus might be able to counter Shang's poison without trying to find the exact creature Ying used.

>Gale suggests Dragon horn as a cureall and where could they find a dragon that's already injured?

>Xiao and Ying meet, once again. She's lured using fake smoke.

>Because Shang has the Index in Xi You, Xiao could "appear" to be apprehending him in the Imperial Court and thus prove his worth and the pay check that went along with it, but now that he's in Dong Li, he had no choice but to chase Shang or lose face.

>Xiao's suggests an alliance, he gets Shang's head and Ying gets the Index to present to her master.

>Back to Gale, Lang and him take Demon Birds to the Dragon's hideout.

>Gale says his interest starts and ends with how much fun Shang provides him. Right now he's having fun.

>Lang can make blades out of sound waves.

Reminds me of something.

>Gale says he's unarmed and is doing very little fighting because he wants to see what Lang can do.

>Ling Ya turns into a sword.

At this point, I assume everything to contains a sword. Gale's pipe, Shang's Index, Ling Ya himself. It wouldn't surprise me if the Yin Shi's castle was a giant sword pinning a demon like last season.

>Gale sits back and lets Lang do his thing.

>Actually cuts the little blue ball off of Gale's pipe. Does his fire trick again.

>Cut to Ying and in wonders Dong into her little hideout because he wanted to get out of the rain.

>Ying attacks and Dong easily doges.

>Dong questions why Ying wants to kill him and she says because you know where I am now. He responds that my life may be worthless but if you can't give a convincing answer as to why you deserve it, your sword has less value than my life.

>He tells her to find your motivation for wielding the sword.

>He trips her and disappears. Ying promises retribution.


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Gotta say I like Lang and Dong so far.


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Bit more art.


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>bullied by a sword

>bullied by a fox

>bullied by a Dong

Poison Pussy has a hard life.



Princess of Cruelty has been promoted to Queen of Jobbing


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Apprantly there was an event where they brought some of the puppets out.



Again, seems show is popular over there.


>the OP is so awesome that it stops dragon flame

I fucking love this show, holy shit.


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>Lang being yandere for Shang

But the most important matter, did they fuck?



>doujins depicting them as puppets just like the show

>everything stays mostly like the series, so their faces don't change expression, so the girls only open their mouth, eyes, and sweat and tears, maybe blush marks and a round mouth for a blowjob

My dick is now curious for hot sweaty puppet sex. Or maybe a doujin about one of the puppeteers using any of the ladies as a fleshlight. Maybe some bullshit story about Poison Pussy or Dan Fei being alive by sheer dickings of the puppeteer.



>Evil poison girl starts hanging out with enlightened monk

They are aiming for the best fetish of all, purification. It'll be glorious.


>poison doing its job

<subdued music, lack of impactful sounds

That was a nice touch.


Dorrar store Gojira ain't got shit on the deep strike wizard of riffs.


Can't beat the Dong, it seems.


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Simply genius.



Note how he's standing in a field of corpses and skeletons in the OP for this episode. I'm really wondering what the hell he's going to do.


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Honestly I could write out the chinese or japanese names like Lin Setsu A or Shang Bu Huan but it's just easier to go by a single name when doing this. Easier to remember as well.

>So Shang's stayed up for awhile now channeling his qi to keep the poison in place.

>Gale talks with the lute and finds out that Lang has an enchanting voice, which is why the lute does all the talking.

>XIao and Ying are tracking Shang using one of her scorpions. She thinks about to her fight with Kong.

>Gale holds back a Dragon Whelp with just a finger. But Death King squashes him and turns on Gale. He stomps around a bit while Gale 'asks' for a bit of horn. He mentions it's for Shang and dragon goes ape shit. Lang tries his music but it bounces of his scales.

>Gale wants Lang to draw his attention buy essentially becoming a Skyrim character and shouting down the dragon. Lang leaps out and theme starts playing and protects him from harm.

>Forces the flames back and he kneels from exhaustion. Gales traps him and Lang retrieves the horn. They skedaddle. Dragon promises revenge.


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>Shang hears footsteps outside his cave while Gale and Lang discuss the dragon horn. Gale tells Lang the recipe to make a Senzu pill and Lang attacks Gale because he's a manipulative bastard who's trouble for Shang.


Would not surprise me.

>Gale gets the hell out and Lang goes to make the medicine.

>Xiao and Ying find the cave that Shang was staying in. Xiao's lackeys find Shang wandering in the forest outside and corner him. He's very much outnumbered and poisoned.

>Shang finds out they're both working together.

>Even poisoned and with several cuts, Shang puts up a brave fight.

>Theme starts playing (S1 theme, noticed that). Lang drops from the sky like he does in the OP. Hands Shang the Senzu pill.

>Shang goes SS1 from all the Qi he's regained.


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Next ep promises more talking between Ying and Dong and perhaps some sparing between Shang and Lang.

Good episode.


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Almost 1,800 entries on pixiv, I believe this is quite popular. Plenty of yaoi as well, I'll post some of the better art and galleries.




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>Style so hard the intro theme is playing

Best weapon.


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Her hanging out with the monk next episode, plus his words having an impact on her in this one, she's going to turn face and join Shang, she's going to live!

I assume this is all a setup to a third season where her old boss is main antagonist.



The last time I grinned so hard while watching anime was from No Game No Life episode 6.

>Lang not comprehending what Gale is about

>Lawman and Poison are probably going to turn on each other

>Monk and Poison hanging out

>Gale still wants to fuck with Lawman and toy with Shang

I'm hyped as fuck.


>Lang went full Todd Howard against a dragon

>Rin being a duplicitous fuck and amazed when people are suspicious of him

>Shou being too stubborn to die because friends are good!

This was a good episode, gonna go rewatch it again.


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There's an official facebook page where these come from, obviously I got this from an album on imgur but still


It's the first time in the series that I've wanted the death of a character so badly. This fox can go to hell.

I just caught up with the series and I'm hyped as fuck. Such a fun storytelling that actually manages to be different than in the first season.

I'm actually getting the feeling that Xie will survive the season, and possibly get some redemption. The Monk will either die, or discover some value to his life. Or both at the same time.

Such entertaining characters. Despite the instruments and the composer being exactly the same, the series can actually play a totally different song compared to the first act. Sasuga Urobuchi.


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Some 7 more hours until next episode. Buckle your seatbelts, we're gonna get some asskicking Shang action.


I thought of something. Lang is voiced by the same guy singing the OP. I dunno if he's ever acted on other series, but assuming he hasn't, he probably doesn't have the formation of experience of seasoned veteran seiyuu, so he and the staff maybe thought to keep Lang's lines to a minimum, or maybe his rates for recording session or lines are a little bit too expensive, so they have him talk very little to save some money. So they gave Lang a talking instrument, and a backstory that fits his very silent persona, while also making the moments he does talk more meaningful and impactful. If that's the case, then that's clever.


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I wish to lovingly bully the Princess of Cruelty.


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>Hunting Fox tries to psych out Shang with all the crimes pinned onto him

>"Do I look like I give a fuck?"

>Poison Pussy gets BTFO

>Enigmatic Gale shows up to defuse fight, acting like a big ham lawman and confusing the fuck out of Shang until he gets it, "Oh, well. Hunting Fox is FUCKED."

>Lang is adorably yandere and incapable of expressing himself

>Poison Pussy starting to dere to dostedt monk

>mere mention of "Enigmatic Gale" is enough to make government officials shit themselves

Good episode, liked that Shang was the first dude to talk to the monk without getting all flustered,



>>mere mention of "Enigmatic Gale" is enough to make government officials shit themselves

That sequence showed levels rice noodles dropping the likes of which have never been puppeteered before.



That scene makes me suspect that Hunting Fox is already seeing through Enigmatic Gale's disguise, though probably this is all part of Gale's plan.



There is going to be a series of "but I knew that you knew that I knew that you knew" at some future point.


Excellent episode right at the end of the first part of the season and served symbolically as the pivotal moment of the whole plot.

The characters are so entertaining and so well written. I enjoy the fact that each fight isn't without a reason, there's a meaning, a story behind each of them, especially the one that opposes Shang and Lang.

I hope Poison Girl survives all this shit. She might have initiated the whole mess but she's more a victim than an agressor at that point.


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The fight scene between Shou Fu Kan and the Princess of Cruelty was why I watch this show. Ki blasts splitting the earth, cool finishing moves, puppet backflips, the wanton destruction of 1/3 scale trees, people expressing their life philosophy while in mortal combat, and sudden but inevitable betrayals. The high point in my opinion was probably Shou Fu Kan flipping over three separate sword strikes before booting her across the woods. I was having a blast.


All the shots of surprise from various angles made me think it was some kind of really, really low budget telenovela. I loved it.



The part where Shang is spinning in the air and then uses his sword as support to change his movement without touching the ground with anything else was fucking cool.

"Yo, best swordsman ever here, don't even need to touch the ground with my feet to have best footwork."


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Looks like Aoi Yuuki's gonna NTR your poor kokoro in a not-so-loving manner.


>*adjusts glasses*

>No, Enigmatic Gale, I am standing behind you!

<[chuckles in Bongwizard]

It's probably gonna end with Gale being the Xiao's wife and his children all along or something stupid.


Dong pulling a Michael Jackson to dodge attacks had me in stitches.


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Any guesses on which one of them winds up drawing the sword? Princess of Cruelty, to fulfill her mission? The Fox, because he wants power and fame? The Monk, because it promises to teach him the meaning of life? Rou, to destroy evil? Or Ryouga, because ha ha what a tweest am I right, Urobutcher?


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>I hope Poison Girl survives all this shit.

You and me both.


I'll try and create a webm without a loss of quality.


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Let's jump right into things.

>Shang and Xiao trade barbs, Shang being bored over Xiao's posturing so he initiates a final fight.

>Xiao's sword is a X shaped piece of iron with notches at parts.

>Ying jumps in and fights two handed.

>Disrupting hierarchies on strength of arms is the guiding principle behind my poisons.

>Yang's jumping around and generally making her look incompetent.

>Formless Rogue Sword: Impact Screen

>She's on the ground humiliated. She gets up and it whacked in the back by Xiao.

>Xiao takes Soul Edge.

>Ying phases off the battlefield. Shang asks Lang to go after her.

>"There are so many bastards like you that want fame and fortune." Possibly referring to Bones.

>Just before round 2 starts, Gale pops up.

>Gale theatrically says "I shall have no more of your evil, Shang!"

>Xiao goes along with it (I suspect he's suspicious of Gale) and Shang says Gale has a new target.

>Xiao departs on Gale's suggestion and Shang heads after Ying.

>Ying's delerious and thinking back on Kong and Shang.

>Even the Sword of Promised Victory saw through how aimless Ying was. Will she draw it though?

>And a non-hostile face comes to help Ying.

>Lang follows Ying's trail and meets Kong instead. Shang catches up and asks about Ying

>Kong would have told them where she was but didn't see the point. He's detached and therefore questions all things.

>Lang attacks, Kong asks again why you feel worthy to take his life?

>Kong stands and dodges waiting for Lang to come up with his reason for killing him but Shang shoos him away.


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>Lang has an autism moment with Shang saying why kill the monk and Lang says he's evil.

>Ling ya? says don't you think what the monk said was strange? He says that the monk doesn't value human life yet is searching for something more valuable. Says it's not about finding an answer but what people choose as an answer.

>Lang attacked Kong because if he finds that reason, he could kill a person. Like the Promised Sword coaxing him into drawing her. Lang acted off instinct and Shang doesn't like that.

>Ying is with Kong in her hideout.

>Kong saved her because she has yet to answer his question.

>Ying asks why do something so pointless as questioning everything. Kong doesn't like that.

>Kong doesn't understand why humans are the way they are.

>Elsewhere, Xiao is reporting to the government official that Shang is indeed a tricky person to capture.

>Xiao asks about Enigmatic Gale.

>The official looks like he has a heart attack and starts sweating buckets. It's like he's seen Gale right behind Xiao.

Next episode looks like Ying has Sword of Promised Victory and is carrying it. I wouldn't be surprised if she's close to drawing it.


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If someone can do better, be my guest.



My money's on the monk.

It's going to be some shit that a person who wants nothing can resist the sword's mind-control powers, and truly unlock its powers. He'll be with the Scorpion Lady until the end, then betray her on the sword's behest - because he'll try to fulfill the sword's wishes (since he has none).


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It must be painful being the princess.



>Xiao's sword is a X shaped piece of iron with notches at parts

It's a sword breaker, I've seen the same weapon in a chinese movie that starred an imperial investigator but I can't remember the title.



>sword breaker

>can't break Shang's "sword" because it's not a sword

The Edgeless Blade wins again.



Could also be a work around to schedule or money issues. If he doesn't have time to record a bunch of lines because of his work as a musician or something, or because he gets paid by line and his agent demanded more than a typical VA because he's a music star or something. Though it could just be because the strong, silent type is cool, and it does go good with his "kill first, ask questions later" attitude.


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1.The meaning of the existence of supporting characters - Katsu Ei Raku tells Tei Kuu that she realized that she'll get a bento no matter what,a meme where the actor gets food as reward for their hard work after their character is killed off so she's decided that she'll just do an even better job to get a better bento box. Tei Kuu says that he understands her even less now

2.Murderous rampage - Rou Fu You sees all the other characters, deems them evil, and tries to kill them. Syou Fu Kan tries calling out to him and Rou Fu You concludes that he has to die too...

3.Silent understanding between the two - Syou Fu Kan thinks to himself that he understands what Lin Setsu A is signalling to him wordlessly. What he understood from Lin Setsu A was him boasting about how awesome his medicine is and that Syou Fu Kan owes him again. He intends plays to toy with Syou Kyou Ken and tells Syou Fu Kan not to miss him too much as he'll return to play with Syou Fu Kan, since they're main characters that are not easily separated. Syou Fu Kan regrets taking the antidote

4.Unbeatable - Syou Fu Kan acts moe, pretends to be silly, then becomes shameless. As he watches the frustrated Syou Kyou Ken, he comments to himself that using the methods he learned from Lin Setsu A really does work



>using the methods he learned from Lin Setsu A

Holy shit I never put the two together.


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Eyy, someone did make a better version.


I wonder if Gale is able to operate normally with commoners. Does he ever go to a fruit stand, then confuses the stand owner with his speeches, swindle him and walk away with a lot of fruits thinking "I don't even like fruits "?



A large part of Gale's characterisation so far is that he only likes to trick people who seem like they'd be funny to ruin. People with strong convictions, or with great pride, or people that are teetering just on the edge like the Screaming Phoenix Killer. It's just not fun to mess with plebs trying to make a living. They don't have anything worth stealing. But someone like the Hunting Fox has an inflated sense of self worth, and that's funny to see destroyed.

It's why he hasn't turned on Shou Fu Kan. He just doesn't have anything like the groundless confidence of the Bones of Creation, or the hope that the Phoenix Killer had before he killed his master. He just takes life as it comes and knows his limits. But he is carrying the scroll full of Demon Swords, which tends to attract people with things worth stealing, so he''s worth sticking with for now.



>But he is carrying the scroll full of Demon Swords, which tends to attract people with things worth stealing, so he''s worth sticking with for now.

Plus Gale really enjoys giving Shou a headache, trolling the heck out of him. Really they are a great duo to have as main characters, Shou a laid back guy who tries to avoid fighting, but it also legitimately heroic in both the martial and moral senses of the word, and then Gale, this perpetual real life troll-machine, who just lives to cause mischief and stir up shit. One guy doesn't want and trouble and to do the right thing, the other goes around causing trouble for his own amusement and goes out of his way to humiliate the haughty. And while Shou doesn't want Gale's help, Gale is competent enough in a wide variety of skillsets that Shou often needs it. Truly an epic duo.




And the best part of all of this is that all of this is that their relationship was built up very organically. Even going back to the first episode of season one, we can see this in action:

>And while Shou doesn't want Gale's help, Gale is competent enough in a wide variety of skillsets that Shou often needs it



I'm really hoping Lin Setsu A's plans get foiled again this season like they were vs Bones of Creation at the end of S1. Seeing him on tilt for a moment was very entertaining.


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I think he miscalculated Bones, he assumed him to be prideful enough that he'd lay down and cry instead of screwing him over. Taking his pride in that battle so Bones took the sword from him.

He's also a pretty sore loser as his plan to seal the demon back up was to steal another sword.



Lin getting keikaku'd was one of the highlights in a series full of highlights. Man the last few episodes of S1 had so many great moments.

>Lin actually being a combat badass and taking on Bones of Creation on an equal footing

>Bones destroying the sword turning the tables on Lin

>his blade really is just a piece of junk

>taking a life shouldn't be easy

>demongod attacking and I have a trove of magic swords, well I suppose I can afford to part with one of them

Really looking forward to the finale of this one and hoping Butcher can bull off as much amazing shit again this time around. I've already been more happy with S2 in a number of ways than I was S1, so things are looking hopeful.


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Increased the video bitrate a bit.



Better but still kind of an artefacty mess. Well I suppose it's the best you can do with a 16 megabyte limit.


"In 2014, Urobuchi came across Pili's exhibition booth within a Taiwanese comic convention while he was invited as the convention's special guest. He was greatly impacted by their execution of the art form, prompting him to take home a full set of Pili's puppet show series to share with his associates within the Japanese ACG industry, and was eager to either plan an original story, or license a couple of series with Pili to dub into Japanese. The news of Urobuchi's interest in Taiwanese puppetry quickly made its way to Pili, which had a decent percentage of staff members who were, according to Nitroplus representative, Digitarou, "anime savvy, Urobuchi fans." Therefore, Pili International were also actively searching for ways to contact Urobuchi. Both parties contacted each other within a day's time frame asking if they wanted to create something fun together; after various discussions from both parties, they decided to create an original story that is, first and foremost, "a straight-forward narrative" easy for first-time puppetry viewers and the anime demographic to process and appreciate. Hence the birth of the Thunderbolt Fantasy Project."

Was wondering how the project started and seems both parties were eager.


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I'd also love a webm of that little part in the credits of the movie that show them making it.


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New episode is out and it's a nice splatterhouse.


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>Poison Pussy got bullied for the last time.

Only Dong the Downer can save her now. I just want her to be happy.


>Seven Blasphemous Deaths = Stormbringer

Sasuga Urobutcher. This won't end well for anyone.


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Guitar-man is going to sing his swan song and it's going to counteract the whispers of the Seven Blasphemous Deaths at the cost of his life.


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Rated NC-17 for graphic puppet violence.


I just got done with Season 1 and the movie, I guess, The Swords of Life and Death is up next on my watch list. This show is amazing. The sheer level of detail and movement of the puppets and the world that is built for them is amazing. Looking forward to digging into season 2.

Using a sword carved out of wood and just painting it silver, fucking awesome.


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Some art.

Another thing is sales data from the BD sales. S1 sold about ~2000 copies + movies and orders now comes to about ~5000. Pili has made some puppets of the characters at a higher price and Good Smile has also mad figs of the characters. But I think Pili and the companies bankrolling this are willing to take a loss if it means that the Taiwanese puppetry (budaixi) get more traction in Japan and encourages people to buy and practice their own puppet shows.


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I would buyfag the shit out of some merch for this show


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I want to see him make this expression in the actual show.



I remember when S1 was first airing and opening the first episode not knowing anything about it and thinking it was going to be a regular 2D anime because I got it from HorribleSubs, at first my brain tried to process it as CGI or something, then I realized they were puppets. And the puppets started fighting, and the puppet motions and animations and VFX were integrated very well, and also it was awesome. I had never seen anything like that before in my life, and I would have never imagined before then that I would be a fan of kung-fu puppet violence, but here we are.



Making a bunch of really detailed puppets and then slicing them up into blood-painted bits must be a cathartic experience.


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Imma sucker for Wuxia so this is something that appeals to me.

In this episode:

>Ying is talking to Dong about him trying to find an answer to everything that seems pointless.

>Ying's freaking out over her flagging loyalty and she need to somehow get more powerful really fast. Dong argues what's the point and lays out a good reasoning for loyalty.

>He takes his leave because he can't find his answer with Ying. She looks at the Sword of Promised Victory.

>Xiao is examining Soul Edge with Gale. Gale remarks that given the right circumstances, Xiao might be able to use it.

>He's changing targets from Shang to Ying as he suspects her to have another sword.

>Probably also suspects Gale of being Gale.

>Shang and Gale meet up at a pond.

>They've been messaging each other, Shang saying that if he'd stop answering Gale would leave him alone yet here he is to talk.

>Gale wants Shang to talk about Xiao so he can screw him over.

>Shang raided the Xi You Imperial Treasury to get some swords.

>"Swords are mere tools." Except that one.

>More dangerous than Bones and Dragon King.

>Shang hurries off and Gale tells him Xiao is cornering Ying.

>Ying is trying to get back to her master in some misguided way to prove her loyalty. She laments that she has to return single handed or face death here.

>Xiao has planned all this and wants the Sword of Promised Victory.

>I am a man of the law, which means when it comes to criminals like you I can be as nasty as I want.

>Xiao taking his time + Ying's failed confidence + more whisperings from the sword allows Ying to draw it.

>Me thinks that Xiao is deliberately pressuring Ying to see what kind of sword the Sword of Promised Victory is.

>The Sword controls Ying and the minions around her, she slashes them and feasts on their blood.

>The minions desire the sword, who Ying cuts down and draws strength from each kill.

>Xiao is also affected and he kills his own men over it.

>More kills = More blood = More worthy to weild = More power.

>Shang and Lang appear on scene and Sword recognizes Shang as the one who sealed her.

>"It's been some time since I've seen you, you look older."

>Xiao charges them. Shang tries to fight Sword but can't because even looking at it will corrupt him.

>Song that Dooms Evil is next episode.


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Seven Blasphemous Deaths seems to be quite underwhelming considering Poison and Shang's words, thoughts, and actions in relation to said sword. It obviously has mind controlling capabilities, but it doesn't seem to profer extra power or ability to the wielder, neither does it seem to have raw destructive powers of its own. Which means I'm expecting this to only be the beginning. I'm also somewhat expecting Monk guy to not give two fucks about the sword.



My OTP right here.



>It obviously has mind controlling capabilities, but it doesn't seem to profer extra power or ability to the wielder, neither does it seem to have raw destructive powers of its own. Which means I'm expecting this to only be the beginning.

It gave Princess of Cruelty the power to fight when she was incapable of standing, and she chopped people apart with it. That's a big jump in combat ability from what she was capable of before. But yeah I assume this is only the beginning and I wouldn't be surprised if the voice inside the sword belongs to a demon-god or something, and might have a 'true form' to take before this is all over.



In addition

>every kill makes the sword/user stronger

>if you look at the sword at all you become a fuckass jobber

I'm curious as to how Syou captured the sword the last time it got loose but I'm hoping he has to go Zatoichi with a blindfold in order to defeat it.


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This ching-chong talk is getting to be a little bit much.



>Yin Shi

Organization that guards swords, the fortress in the first episode was a HQ for them.

>Shen Hui Mo Xie

Name of Swords that were used to repel demons in the previous war.

>Xi You

Country to the south over the Great Wasteland that divided that country and Dong Li.



The subs need to go with the (Jap) readings of the kanji that are being spoken aloud not this horrible unaesthetic chink shit.



Think about it from Shang's perspective. Your whole philosophy is about how swords - no matter how magical they are - are just tools; and that taking away a life is serious business and that you should never ever get used to it.

Now, out of nowhere, this sword pops up. Not only does it mind control its wielder - making the user the tool - it also drives everyone around you into a murderous frenzy. So killing becomes something unavoidable, whenever this fucking thing is around. And to top it off, it makes the wielder stronger and more bloodthirsty the more he kills.

This thing is anathema to everything Shang stands for.

Also, consider this. The Princess of Cruelty was barely standing before unleashing the thing. She kills around 3-4 dudes, and is suddenly on equal footing with Shang. Imagine what would happen if the sword was unleashed on some giant battlefield, with hundreds of thousands of dudes waiting to be killed.


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I hope while running around and such he picks up the sheath and "catches" Nightblood in it.



Two of those are from S1, the Hu are the organization Dan Fei belongs to. the second are the OP demon swords, the third is the place Shang, Guitaroo Man, Crooked Cop and Poison Pussy are from apparently.


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I thought it was a east/west divide.



It is but it use to be one country.


The His/Story album is out now.


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The value of a girl (reference to fanservice works)

Katsu Ei Raku: That's right, I also have value...

Katsu Ei Raku: As the sole girl in this work...

Tonight, Katsu Ei Raku isn't holding back!

Katsu Ei Raku: Master, please enjoy Katsu Ei Raku!

Tei Kuu: This lowly monk cannot understand this woman.

The Enigmatic Bird whose hair can move of its own accord

Syou Kyou Ken: Does Kichou-sama know of the Enigmatic Gale...

Syou Kyou Ken: This infamous thief in Touri, that everyone knows...

Slap, slap

Syou Kyou Ken: Who will steal anyth... alright, stop! Don't whip it any more!

Slap, slap, slap, slap

Lin Setsu A: Hehe, what an unpleasant topic.

Generational Gap

Seven Blasphemous Deaths: You!

Seven Blasphemous Deaths: You've aged a lot thanks to the merciless passage of time!

Seven Blasphemous Deaths: The last time I saw you were still young...

Syou Fu Kan: So noisy! Don't randomly reminisce!

Seven Blasphemous Deaths: Now you've become bashful! You're still the same!

Syou Fu Kan: Am not!

Katsu Ei Raku: ...It's like two obaa-san and ojii-san bickering...

Can I leave now

Don't get too deep into the act (NG=No Good)

Syou Fu Kan: If I shut up and stop responding to you, will you lose interest in me?

Lin Setsu A: But your body is more honest.

Syou Fu Kan: ...That's because I owe you for that antidote!

Lin Setsu A: Ah, so you still know that you owe me and have to pay me back!

Lin Setsu A: You came prepared, eh?

Lin Setsu A: Ah... this is bad, I accidentally lost my composure

Staff: NG, redo!

Syou Fu Kan: As expected, death is better... I don't wanna act in this anymore...



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2X webm format.



Pretty sure that Seven Blasphemous Deaths is the same sword that Urobutcher's character used in Chaos Dragon.



Just marathoned S1 of this. Holy fuck this is amazing.

Just when I thought Team America killed this style of show, bam, Japan makes it awesome again.


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At this point I'm almost hoping Lin turns out to be the series' BBEG; Dong is being set up pretty well for a dramatic showdown too.



Mate I reckon this show might go beyond Japan if it plays it's cards right. It's so badass for something I've always considered corny.



But it's taiwanese. Now watch Wulin Warriors.



10/10 best sword waifu, would sell soul to and eternally dance on the fields of slaughter.


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I want to touch her hilt and then roll her up into a tatami mat and ignore her for the rest of the day.




It looked to me like she got healed back and then proceeded to slaughter weaklings. She didn't same to fare bunch better against Shang with the new sword than she did with the old one, especially considering the fact that Shang wasn't even looking at the sword in the second fight.

I've also given some more thought about the Monk, and I think he could end up with Seven Blasphemous Deaths (SBD from here on out, way too fucking long to type) given the fact that SBD could promise to grant him a reason to live. Monk wants meaning, SBD offers him said meaning through its mind control.



I don't see anything topping this OP for this year. The fact that the OP's enough to beat back a dragon makes it hard for other shows to compete.



See, I'm thinking it'll go the other way around.

>his specialty is Qi manipulation - same as Shang

>while Shang mastered channeling his Qi through other things, Dong absorbs the Qi of others

>because he sees no inherent value to his own life, he absorbs mostly negative Qi

>there's nothing as negative as BSD at this point

>because he wants nothing more than to find meaning, he'll go along with doing whatever others want of him

>remember what the Bard said - he could kill if someone convinced him to do so

>this is entirely different than what Shang believes - he tries to avoid killing because he doesn't take it lightly

>the Monk doesn't give a shit

The two are setting up as contrasts in every way.


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>blasphemous seven deaths


were the GPLfags right all along?



Dong and Swordoka is pretty much happening unless somehow Bongman can manage to trick him.


>Princess of Cruelty gets bullied some more

>Gale having the time of his life expecting doujins where he gets pushed down to come out

>Monk being nihilistic as usual


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>grinning Fox



The bullying never ends, it seems.


Does it look that next episode will be the last one for Princess?


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Resuming from last week:

>Pick up where we left off, Shang vs SBD and Ying plus Lang vs Xiao.

>Xiao is enslaved and in-powered by the SBD, Lang having trouble.

>Shang pivits his sword and uses on bloody hand to avoid Ying's strikes.

>Ying gets a glancing blow on Shang and it's like cocaine for the first time.

>Shang struggles with temptation.

>SBD stops Ying from slaying him, saying the blood of the innocent will make Shang a broken man and all the more sweeter his demise then.

>Ying goes off for more blood, already forgetting her mission she was sent here for.

>Xiao moves past Lang and once again hits Ying in the back, expect it's just a pile of wood he's hitting.

>Lang gives Shang some of his qi for 'healing'.

>Gale saw the entire fight.


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>Guitaroo Man is the perfect counter to Swordoka

>apparently crooked cop's glasses are magical

>Bongman illusions go through all senses, more effective but less powerful than the sword

>He might or might not have been molested by the cop, but we're getting puppet homosex

>Poison Pussy's sweaty, sexy back


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Before I continue, Urobuchi gave another interview about the dragon part.

>Urobuchi notes that as all the monster movies are moving towards using CG, having a dragon represented in such a traditional way can only be found in budaixi. He finds it interesting and unique that puppets roughly half the size of a human are squaring off against a human-sized dragon costume that someone is acting in.

>Unlike the first season, which used CG for things like the golem, the dragon this season was challenging, so the team had the idea to not use CG and instead film its actions. Thus, they finally settled on the tokusatsu treatment of using monster costumes.

>The actor that portrayed Botsuou appears, mentioning that people were slightly repelled by the idea at first, describing how uncomfortable the getup was and needing others to help him get in. In a team of 10 people, 5 would have to help him get into the tight-fitting costume. >Because the fit was so tight, movements were very strenuous and he'd be covered in sweat at the end of the shoot. It was hard to get used to and they could only shoot in 30-minute chucks to avoid asphyxiation. This meant that it was difficult for him to get in character, and the scene of Botsuou snapping up the smaller dragon required many retakes.

>The director Ishii Yoshikazu,I think they spelled his name wrong which collaborated with Pili on the shoot, also gave them a lot of advice. He mentions how in Japan, they filmed the monsters with high-speed cameras for a slo-mo look that showed off the awesome size and gravity of the monsters. For budaixi, their pursuit was the feeling of a good tempo, so the camera movements are quicker. While this aspect of filming is different, director Ishii noted that the methods of control are the same, like using humans in costumes or hanging robots from steel wires.

>Despite the language barrier and everyone coming from different parts of the industry, they collectively felt each other's passion and celebrated their accomplishments together.

Better version: https://a.pomf.cat/nrjmhk.mp4

Also a flash event at store there they brought some of the puppets out.


Beware of screaming.








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I want my dick to drown in that chinglish channel.


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>XIao chops the wood into a bunch of twigs, Gale says he's not gonna steal SBD because it goes outside his expertise.

>Xiao falls over from exhaustion, Gale picks him up and leaves, Lang tells Shang he's too soft.

>Xiao wakes up, Gale laments how it's such a shame he lost all the lawman that accompanied him. He says his glasses can see through illusions and pins down Gale.

<Insert Yaoi fanfic here.

>Gale feeds him a line about wanting Shag's Index but Xiao isn't falling for it.

>Ying makes it back to Huo Shi Ming Huang. She wipes out the entire everyone with SBD. There goes the plot hooks for S3.

>NOPE. Was all a dream. She's not under SBDs control anymore.

>Now SBD is bullying her about not fulfilling her ambitions. They got off for 'breakfast'.

>Shang comes across Dong who's burying bodies with a stick.

>The old man Kong treated back in ep 2 was one of those eaten. Shang is angry but Kong says it was pointless to save his life anyway.

>By saving both the old man and Ying, Ying killed the old man, thus invalidating the act Kong did of saving him. Shang leaves.

>By sundown, Ying has killed a few more people and is going through a village. Lang to the rescue.


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>Lang goes Zatoichi and fights Ying blind.

>Lang's Proverb:

<My veins are strings. My pulse is precision.

<My breath is air flowing through a woodwind.

<And there is no place for the distortion of evil in the music of my life.

>SBD is quite angry that she's not charming Lang.

>Or are you incapable of defeating a musician with his eyes closed?

>Lang knocks back Ying. Xiao arrives with Soul Edge. Gale sits back to watch and Shang can only lament that he let powerful swords into the hands of lesser men.

>Gale confuses Lang with an illusion.

>Xiao plans to let Shang and YIng fight and with Gale's help, retrieve the Index.

I'm thinking that Gale deliberately miss-stepped in order to get closer to Xiao.

>Lang thinking about doing things his own way.

Only Proverb that hasn't been said yet is Dongs.


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Also proper fight between Shang and Ying next ep. Without SBD.



>I don't even need to use my eyes

>Guitaroo man's proverb

>Glasses protect me from illusions

>Life is fucking meaningless

>Sweaty back

Another masterpiece episode


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This season is nothing like the first season. I'm beginning to question the decisions for the setting in this season. Season 1 was literally epic compared to this which seems a bit too much of a slog. S1 you had the destination to get to and a world to explore. This season is more running away from the world and I don't like that with this show. It doesn't work when your MC is a mysterious humble badass. Now he's just an outlaw (though obviously unjustly outlawed) and that flips the character entirely. And we're not seeing much development scene wise other than the mountain fight with the dragon.



No there's definitely more of an "anime" element with these puppets though.



It does feel more like a drama than an adventure. I'm still enjoying the crap out of it though.


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Someone is going to mess with her mind and bring up her poisoner's pride and how she's only winning because of the sword, and she'll never be happy if she can't beat Shou with her own strength. At which point she ditches Seven Blasphemous Deaths and goes back to fighting in her old style, and then promptly loses. I think they're going to kill her off then, but I don't want them to.



>How can you fight with your eyes closed?

>I have AOE attacks you stupid bitch.

also, it's "my pulse is percussion" not precision.



It's answering the obvious questions left over from season one: What other swords does Shang have? and Why did he cross the wastes?



I dunno. She might get away like Hai did. I have a feeling that Xiao and possibly Dong will die however. Xiao for his arrogance and being screwed over by Gale and Dong for finally finding purpose with SBD.


Given how much time and effort SBD put into trying to sweet talk Shang and for getting Poison Pussy to back down, I think SBD reaaaally wants to be wielded by Shang.

Like, murder a bunch of people to get Shang desperate and angry, and then when he's off balance make him look at the sword. SBD stops helping Poison Pussy and then gets Shang as her new wielder.



It's good, but it's no S1..


Why isn't he just using them to attack a gang of demons or something?

That's another thing, S2 is a little too humanised.


Here's hoping there's a crazy person that draws SBD as a girl (preferably similar to Shuten Douji) and that she replenishes health and gives you more strength compared to blood if you feed her...other bodily fluids. A petite pale girl encased in sexy jeweled golden armor, imagine.

And then the illusion is over and everyone (even Bongman) is staring in shock at the random schmuck furiously humping the sword.



> Dong for finally finding purpose with SBD

If he gets the sword, he's going to cut himself to feed it.



SBD certainly has a petty streak to her. She loves killing people, but she loves defeating her enemies even more. Brainwashing Shang into being the very swordfag he complained about dealing with would make up for him sealing her inside the scroll, and she gets a wielder with mad chi skills. This makes me wish 10guy were still alive just to see how he'd react and interact with SBD.


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The monk has the sword now and the princess was killed.

Long Live the Princess!


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>it's so strange, no more responsibilities

>everything that I've done for strength has brought me nowhere

>all these meaningless killings, for what?

>maybe I should start with a new beginning and repent all that I've brought harm to others

>m-maybe I can fight against Shang again... one day

>oh, there's that monk again. I better thank him for opening my eyes. I could also accompany him in his journey


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Hold me, anon.


This episode would have been so heartwarming if not for that ending.


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His unravelling hair-donuts turning him into Not-Bones was really neat.


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Even when many knew this would happen, it's still so satisfying to watch. How does the butcher and his puppet pals do it?



I'm only disappointed that his acceptance to SBD was so sudden, especially considering he overphilosophizes nearly everyone he meets. I hope next episode will have a flashback him meeting with SBD and talking it over a little at least.


Well now I'm expecting BSD and the Monk to run into Gale and somehow screw his plans up.


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The demonic side characters await

Munch, munch\ Staff: Ah! Why are you guys eating bento?

Zoom\ Kasei Meikou: Tsk\ Staff: Not yet! That's just a CG scene! Go back!

Kasei Meikou: I wanna get bento...\ Ahh\ Resigned\ ???: My legs are so sore

???: I'm so jealous of that tiny dragon\ ???: I wanna eatttt

The struggles of a female character


Heh heh\ Katsu Ei Raku: To have Syou Fu Kan approach breakdown is delightful fun indeed!

Female lead

Ohohohohohoho\ Katsu Ei Raku: Everything will belong to me!


Katsu Ei Raku: The blood of 100 people is good enough...\ Katsu Ei Raku: One hundred... haha...

Katsu Ei Raku: My character setting has been completely destroyed......\ So embarassing~\ Ahhhhhhhh I won't be able to get married off ahhhhhhh~!!


Sojourners of Touri and Seiyuu

Anxiously explaining to my ex that he's not my current boyfriend


A badass SOB forcing them down on a table to talk to them

Syou Kyou Ken: I heard everything---\ Hehe

An OP person who's decided to help tidy up their ex's business

Rou Fu You: Fu Kan is useless...\ Ryouga: Whatcha tryin' to do?

???: So we're not selling bento this episode.\ ???: You can choose the flavour of lou mei that you want!

The problem with a mute setting

I am Rou Fu You, currently in Touri,\ After I got here, I'm having some trouble...

Ryouga: Big sis demon sword!\ Seven Blasphemous Deaths: Oh look, it's little bro Ryouga!

Lin Setsu A: Dear Ryouga, what shall we discuss the first time we come onstage?\ Ryouga: Talk about how the vape duck is tricking the world?\ Lin Setsu A: Oh my dear Ryouga, don't be so!

Everyone is talking with my instrument...\ I wanna talk too...



Motherfucker, I knew what was going on the MOMMENT I saw the priest. FUCK; I was super glad Poison Pussy found herself, literally on the brink of saying she might well be my waifu. But then, but then. Fuck Urobuchi is good at this shit.




Monk. But that does remind me, Uro did the same fucking thing with Kotomine, too. Uroreally likes a certain set of themes, doesn't he?



The Butcher Bingo exists for a reason.

Also our thread is apparently past bump point, should we make a new one?


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Speaking of, how far along are we on the bingo? So far he hasn't touched a lot of it, though the martial arts box has been crossed so many times that it might as well count as a bingo all by itself.


I just thought of something: the Monk and Gale haven't met yet. The Monk "lost" something. What are the odds that the Monk is one of Gale's previous toys?



That makes too much sense.


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I really hope nobody else has to die.



Goodnight, sweet princess. She had a great character arc, but I could feel the death flag she tripped by being at a crossroads in her life and seeking out the monk. If only she'd stuck with Shang and asked him to let her follow him, she might still be alive now. Big F, at least they did her the dignity of a relatively bloodless death, instead of the symphony of gore SBD usually delivers.



Urobutcher knows he can't do full grimdark in Heroic Puppet Show, but he tries to get as close to it as possible. But it was genuinely heartwarming, and we have to remember the wholesomeness as well as the tragedy, even when the latter cuts down the former in its prime.



I saw afraid he was going to say "My real name... the Bones of Creation!"



I think they will. But this was foreshadows by what was said of them monk before, a guy who's seeking the meaning of life and doesn't have a goal might wind up latching onto something evil. It was his lack of direction that made the sword so appealing to him. It gave him what he really wanted, a purpose, and the sword has already been shown to override one's judgement in these regards, so his philosophy would be powerless to argue himself out of it.


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Interview with Butcher on the movie.


FETISH Katsu Ei Raku: Please! At least let me live!

Syou Kyou Ken: You are indeed of some use... Syou Kyou Ken: I've decided to... show you my true self~

Right: This season is full of pretty extreme tastes.

Left: A warrior of love after all...


Syou Kyou Ken: We can relieve each other of their items, and can both profit

Right: Isn't this...

Left: Money laundering!

Syou Kyou Ken: This is why I followed Syou Fu Kan to Touri... Hehe...

Right: He showed his cards!

Left: He's dead for sure! Just how much do you want to see a character get bento


Muddled Girl Tan Hi: Thank you for saving me, sire...

Bullied Office Lady (or Old Lady?)

Katsu Ei Raku: Laughable... in the end, the conclusion was so obvious!

The uncle who's a nasty ojii-san

Syou Fu Kan: Your uncle is real handsome!

(Pretty boy -> BL -> Main character, Innocent bishoujo -> Likes -> Main character -> saves -> Innocent Bishoujo, Main Character -> Evil lady -> Fodder)

Right: Compared to the original (PiLi?), these routes are rather predictable...

Left: This is Japanese after all...


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Rou Shin Kai: Hahhhhhhh!!!!!!

Katsu Ei Raku: Eh?


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I'm a bit late but better than never.

>Ying returns to her shack, has SBD unsheathed.

>Sword starts talking shit to Ying who begs forgiveness at not being worthy enough to wield it.

>SBD demands Ying's blood. She puts on the Lincoln Park and cuts her wrist.

>She then tosses it across the room when she realizes she's just being used. Again. She tries to seal it but SBD just goes to sleep instead.

>In the wilderness, Gale is leading by Xiao holding his rope that ties wrists.

>Xiao reasons that a thief of Gale's calibur has stolen alot so he wants him to take him to his stash so he can peruse it or he goes to the authorities.

>Ying wonders off back to the graveyard with the voice of SBD in her head.

>Gale leads Xiao to a place. It's the swords he took from Bones after he died.

I wonder if they are legit though, remember Gale can copy items if he sees and holds it, so he might of seen the swords and then made duplicates of them.

>Gale says he's looking to pass the swords on and Xiao sees a way to get rich?

>This was Xiao's entire plan. Instead of trying to get Shang's Index, he just wanted an excuse to go to Dong Li so he could make a profit.

Disappointed. I thought he was after the Index so he'd have bragging rights back home or sell it to Ying's organization. But the fact he's cutting his loses means he's more smart than I give him credit for, which is probably how he 'outwitted' Gale. He assumed him to be some big and mighty enemy when instead he's just a thief.

>Xiao set up a Smuggling Route through the wasteland.

Crazy bastard.

>He proposes that he and Gale go into business together, swapping goods across countries to sell in the other. He also takes note of the stock, saying it was put together recently, but I think Gale might have subtly tricked him again.

>Gale find an angle in Xiao with his fugitive hunting.

>Shang just happens to wander into Ying. Says that he's come to kill her so he might as well do it.

>She told him the location of SBD. They will fight for the sword.

This files against her proverb, remember. She's supposed to be based on trickery but not she wants to test strength. >>867526

>She uses a portal to retrieve her sword.

Shang did the same thing facing Ya Ti back in S1

>They charge qi and charge at each other. Wood > Steel every time.

>Shang stops a few cm from killing Ying.

>"Your sword led you to an answer and that's a good thing" t. Shang.

That's the underlying logic of the show, follow the sword and it'll lead you to an answer.

>Shang's reason for strength is that being strong means having people plot against you. He doesn't really seek to be the strongest.

>Ying walks along a river and looks up at the sky. She's free now.

>She sees Kong by the river. She explains how she's been given a fresh start and despite being evil at the start of the series, she's alot more neutral now and is at peace with herself.

>Shang looks through the shack and doesn't find SBD.

>Ying was about to propose they travel together but then Kong pulls out SBD.

>Life exists to be taken away. That's his answer.

Kong's Proverb:

>With a high-minded feeling,

>Death spreads before me.

>There is less than no regret for slaughter.

More bloodthirsty version of bones basically. See, and the collar, what did I tell you?

>Just drawing the sword is enough cut off her hair buns, and her life...

>Kong's real name is 婁震戒 Rou Shin Kai (JP) / Lóu Zhèn Jiè (ZH) / Binding Thunder Guard (EN).

>Lang finds Ying down in the sand and he finds Zhen? Zhen's beads in the grass.

>Next ep sees Zhen go full edge.


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I was actually hoping Ying would survive actually. She'd go off screen like Hai did then come back in a later season and she would have found her sense of purpose. I know her arc came to a close but it was the majority arc of the show so killing her off just as she's finally turned the new page is just wasted potential.


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El Juan is back next episode.

The return of demon pussy when?



Maybe soon? It wouldn't surprise me if SBD ended up in Hai's hands, just so she could pass it along to some other smuck next season.


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Next Ep

SBD or 7BD? I like SBD as it's also like Super Battle Droid. Guess how you type out the 7 or Seven.

>Lang has buried Ying. Shang comes across the grave.

>Lang was right in his suspicion of the monk. A plan is hatched that he'll go after Zhen while Shang keeps the Index safe. Lang hands over his bone whistle.

>Lang of course is covering for Shang in his own yandere way.

>Merchant Xiao has shipped in his first load of goods from Xi You to hand over to Gale for him to sell.

>Xiao expects Gale to accept for the swords but Gale says the deal is hardly fair. Xiao is pissed and assumes that Gale wants more merch for the swords but Gale feeds him a bit of bull saying that Xiao's possessions are worth double his swords. Gale wants Xiao to sell his gear, split the money then he'll give him the swords.

>Xiao suspects a trap but is believing the smoke Gale's huffing.

>After going through a plot tunnel for 6 episodes, the Yin Shi monks are investigating reports of townsfolk being slaughtered, one of the old guy's bodyguards is leading a patrol.

>He straight out crosses paths with Zhen and asks him to halt.

>All killed and he decapitates 3 guys.

>Zhen used so little power to kill them and SBD is huffing that she didn't get her taste of blood, she's asks him if he's jealous that others get to see her power.

>SBD is jealous of other beautiful swords, Zhen vows to smash them before her.

>Back at the pier where Gale is fishing again, Shang goes to meet him and discuss the right shitshow that's happened.

>Gale stole/has a replica of Xiao's glasses.

>Shang asks if Gale stole them, he goes maybe. Swapped them and didn't enchant the fake set.

>Gale says preparations are coming to a simmer, Shang leaves to fly on the bone-bird.

>Xiao tries to sell his merchandise at a store. But Gale swapped the boxes for the swords and the store owner recognizes them as stolen.

>He goes "non-lethal" and runs out of the store.

>Xiao figures out most of Gale's plan. That the swords are here and he's sent the good he dragged over the wasteland back to Xi You to be sold their but they're already stolen from there. So he'd be a fugitive in Xi You and Dong Li. Gale and flawing a villain again.

>Xiao stands to lose everything seeing as he'd be exposed as corrupt. He can't return home and he's being hunted here.

>Zhen assaults the Yin Shi Fortress. The old man is arguing with the last of his bodyguards.

>Bodyguard mentions Jue Jiang Jian, Zhuang Li Jian and Ba Shen Duan Ji Dao, holy relics held there.

>SBD finds out that he's slaughtering Yin Shi, orders Zhen to withdraw, saying the Shen Hui Mo Xie (Holy Swords used in the Twilight War, the Sword Bones was really into) are too much of a threat.

>Zhen vows to destroy Shen Hui swords. He is Bones 2.0. Does an attack in the sand that turns soldiers into confetti.

>Other bodyguard steps out with Zhou Xiao Jian, a holy sword.

>SBD sounds... scared. Zhen says to trust him.

>Lured the Zhou Jian with the gem of SBD and trapped it between his knee and elbow.

>He channeled the qi outta the sword and then snapped it in two. And the Jian disappears. Bodyguard is cut in half.

>Zhen is crushing every sword in the fortress.

>SBD kinda scared at how ruthless Zhen is.

Kinda like the ring and Gollum.

>Next episode, Lang vs Zhen and Sir Juan found by Shang. The old Yin Shi master is running away and probably found his way to Dan Fei's place, hence Juan stepping into to help Shang fix his mistake.

Should be noted that Aoi Yuuki voices SBD and Eevee in pokemon let's go.


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Also what do you think are predictions for the next 3 eps? Zhen wants to destroy swords, so maybe he gets his hands on Shang's Index and crunches the lot of them? Would save him finding a volcano to toss them into, kind of a cop out though. Lang's probably gonna lose to Zhen, don't think he'll die. Not sure what's up with Xiao and Gale and how they'll tie back into this.


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Still think Gale fucked with Zhen before. Since Gale has the glasses and his illusions + glasses break the mind control, he'll probably participate in fighting Zhen somehow. I'm expecting shenanigans with Zhen trying to break Shang's sword, with Zhen and possibly BSD being surprised that he'd been fighting with a stick all along. BSD getting scared of the anti-demonic swords was great and we need a webm of her yelping.



>Would save him finding a volcano to toss them into, kind of a cop out though.

I doubt Shang wanted to destroy them, not all of them at least. Maybe Lang would, but keeping them safe in vault guarded by righteous guards was Shang's A plan and makes sense since the occurrence of a fuckhuge demon invasion is still a possibility in this setting. You'd want to keep all those magic sword available just in case.


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>Fox falling for it hook, line and sinker

>Punished Juan coming back

It just keeps getting better and better.


>we need a webm of her yelping.




This entire episode can be a massive "I told you so" to Shang.


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I fucking love that Lou's love love is just too extreme for SBD. He's naive and bashful, but he's the kind who'd carve a love poem on the moon to surprise SBD.

The fact that she's actually getting worried is really funny, too. Reminds me of this.


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*tips evil hat*




I actually wish they hadn't shown him in the preview, would have been wild to see him show up in the episode itself without knowing.



That's why I never watch previews. At best they just show you things you're already going to see just with less context and at worst they completely ruin anything that's meant to be a surprise.


Expanded Dong wants to treat SBD like a refined slut. Can't let her suck the blood from plebs.



Gotta add ``yandere breaking´´ into my fetish list, with how SBD has been taken down a peg with Expanded Dong. Still waiting someone draws Shuten Douji or a petite pale girl in a sexy golden armor that looks like SBD.

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