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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 see a lot of guesses about Kong's motivations and whether his actions are selfless or ulterior, but what if like, he just gets power from having more negative Qi in his body or something?


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

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