Naruto Shippuuden 194 Breakdown: Tenrai has a breakdown?
*Slowly walks into breakdown writing room and looks around carefully.* @__@
Ah… no-ones here. This means I can sneak away without doing anything. *Begins to walk out of room when masked men suddenly grab him and drag him into the center of the room, before forcing him into a small chair in front of a small desk, and then handing him a keyboard.*
Masked man 1: Now now Tenrai, you didn’t think you could get out of writing your breakdown that easily, did you?
Masked man 2?: *Sits on Tenrai’s lap* Now now, there’s no need for such a long face. If you write your breakdown quickly, I’ll make it worth your while. >_>
*Tenrai notices that masked man 2 has a very feminine voice.*
Tenrai: Captain Pickles, is that you?
*Before he can get an answer, both figures run out of the room, laughing maniacally.*
Okay, I guess I’ll just start with my breakdown then. <_<
Greetings everyone, and welcome to another weekly anime breakdown. I’m your host, Tenrai Senshi, who is currently locked in a basement with creepy dark walls.
*Notices someone peeking through the door.* <_<
Very creepy… *Cough*
Unfortunately, due to a lack of time and an abundance of fatigue, this breakdown will be a bit shorter than what I normally put out, but I will try to make it enjoyable regardless. To begin, this week we have yet another filler episode featuring a flashback into the past lives of our favorite heroes, only this time, Team 7 is pursuing a lost treasure belonging to a feudal lord’s daughter, which they have to retrieve from its captors to return to its rightful place. In a botched attempt to do things on their own, Naruto and Sasuke inadvertently fall into a bit of a sticky situation, which involves each one having an arm bonded firmly to the others’, resulting in a humorous situation that forces both of them to rely on one another in order to rescue their third teammate, the consistently useless damsel in distress, Sakura.
Now, let’s just forget all about the treasure, the plot, or just about every other small detail for that matter, because there’s only one thing you need to worry about here, and that is how insanely enjoyable and funny this episode is. Even if that’s the only reason the anime team decided to make an episode with these two stuck together, it’s good enough for me, because the results are more than worth the effort of watching.
From the action to the comedy and even the animation, this episode is just filled with win after win, although there were some moments when the animation took on a more abstract and obscured stylization, which may not be to everyone’s liking. However, whether you liked it or not, this scene was fairly brief and, as such, would hardly affect the overall impact of this episode as a whole.
*Hears heavy breathing coming from the doorway.*
Alright, so I will admit, some scenes in this episode may not be for everyone, but if you can’t laugh at them, it just means you were taking them too seriously.
As for the action buffs, as I hinted at earlier, you have a lot to look forward to in this episode. With both their hands and, consequently, their arms stuck together, Naruto and Sasuke have to resort to a unique and interesting fighting style that makes use of both of their bodies and each other *cough* for effective attack combos that not only look cool, but are also really funny at times.
In the end, it all comes together into another success for this filler arc, which is doing a lot to prove to us that fillers can be fun after all.
Well, that’s all from me this week. I hope you enjoyed the breakdown.
Here are last week’s caption contest winners.
5th) Drigruan: “Whaddya mean I got the wrong show?? This ain’t Ichigo?”
4th) Kantonkage: Yes I’m pleased to tell you that there will be more fillers… Hey is that a bazooka you’re pointing at me.
3rd) Prawlkage: Yes Naruto, he DID posses your mattress! No, “That” wasn’t a bed-spring you felt.
2nd) Kantonkage: NO! I was so close to accomplishing my number one fantasy.
*Door to the room suddenly bursts open and two masked men jump inside.*
Masked man 2: I’ve come to give yo my reward. ^ ^
Masked man 1:
*Mandi suddenly bursts into the room.* Mandi: That’s it! Who the hell’s trying to lay their hands on my meat? >_<
*Mandi beats up perpetrators and then drags Tenrai out of the room by his collar.*
Tenrai: Save me!!!! T__T
*Quickly posts next week’s screen before disappearing into the darkness.*
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