Official Episode 95 - The Two Charms Thread
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Posted 2/5/09
Boring episode

Subtitles were a bit weird.

Other than that, whatever.
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Posted 2/5/09
Im just happy that they decided to make a filler that actually ties in with the story, adding more depth and insight into what was not in the manga.

At least it werent a unknown enemy who attacks the village and is taken out within 1 season, then the episode after everyone pretending like it never happened.
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spider1414314 wrote:

Im just happy that they decided to make a filler that actually ties in with the story, adding more depth and insight into what was not in the manga.

At least it werent a unknown enemy who attacks the village and is taken out within 1 season, then the episode after everyone pretending like it never happened.



Thank you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is happy about that.

The only thing I found "boring" about this episode was the stuff with the Konoha Ninja. What Shino's doing with his insects is getting more and more preposterous each episode; I really don't think they thought what he's doing with the kikaichu out very well. Blatantly, they just needed a plot hang to be able to compete against Guren's Shōton jutsu.

Honestly, the frog jutsu is getting progressively absurd too. I can understand where they might want to make a connection between his training with frogs here; and his training later on in the manga (I will not say any details, for the sake of those not up to date with it), but still, every week it becomes even sillier to the point where I want to skip it just to get to the parts I actually want to see.

Which once again happened to be Guren.

Her and Yuukimaru's interactions are so bittersweet---and I really hope she doesn't die. But, the way the story is foreshadowing, I don't really see her surviving. Which makes me sad for Yuukimaru, who is caring and worrying about her (and she for him, whether admittedly or not). When he gave her the momento of his mother, I honestly wanted to hug the boy--he's seeing his mother in her, and he is so afraid she won't come back, and he'll lose someone else who he cares about, and who he believes he could find home with. It's so beautifully sad.

Honestly, the entire filler could suck all around them (and sometimes, it really does), but I'd still watch it and enjoy it, if only for the two of them. I adore them both.
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Posted 2/5/09
I really like Guren and Yuukimaru as well... Everything else? Yeah, it's cute... Sai was funny as always...
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Posted 2/5/09
Utahime,

You aren't the only one who likes the filler - I do too. The Konoha ninja seem to be taking second place to the development of the relationship between Yuukimaru and Guren, both I've come to really love. Guren came across as harsh and unfeeling but I see her "maternal instincts" have come out making her a much more believable and 3-D character. She's not your typical "bad girl." I wonder if she feels a bit more protective of Yuukimaru, despite her allegiance to Orochimaru. It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens.

The Konoha ninja really are coming across like idiots - Kiba should know better than to leave dog tracks where others can find them. So much for a scouting mission. Now, they are like sitting ducks. And, Shino? His character really has taken a wrong turn. C'mon...being an incubator for the bugs? Those bugs are being way too overemphasized.

Sai? As funny as always. He and Naruto make a great pair - both can be idiots for different reasons.
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Posted 2/5/09
Oh, and I forgot one thing: Naruto and the frogs. I find that very funny, especially this week's - Naruto is being typical Naruto. He reminds me of Goku in DBZ: simple-minded (ok, sometimes totally clueless) but is passionate about causes/people he feels strongly about. The training once Jiraiya left became crazy but...that's Naruto. At least Gamakichi is smarter - and knows Naruto well enough to work with. However, the teasers for next week seem to indicate that the strange turn the training has taken may bear fruit - we'll see.

The only complaint that I haven't seen addressed: the translations. The honorific term "-san" can mean "Mr." "Mrs." or "Miss." When I see Gamariki-san shown as "Mr." in translation (when it is obvious that toad has female features) makes me wonder of how closely the translators are paying to the situation. The honorifics tend to go along with the situation. For example, Lee calls Sakura "Sakura-san" while Naruto addresses her as "Sakura-chan" (big difference - Naruto has an emotionally closer relationship to her than Lee). At this rate, the translations are as crude as the ones shown on the Viz Media site for the U.S. (Btw...they are only just posting episode 94!)
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Posted 2/8/09
It looked boring but for some reason I enjoyed it- don't ask why.
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Posted 2/8/09
the subtitles were weird and its a really boring episode, hate fillers!!!
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Posted 2/9/09
I usually keep these types of threads open temporary so that we can get some feedback on the videos xD. I'm going to lock this, so please use the anime discussion thread.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-319843/Naruto-Anime-Discussion.html

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