what's the deal with the drinks at the end of ep 4?

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Posted 7/29/11 , edited 7/29/11
what's the deal with the drinks at the end? i dont get it.
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Posted 12/9/11 , edited 12/9/11
Its sort of a cultural joke. While widely known not to work, those drinks are supposedly a sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac; kind of like a Japanese parallel to the American folk belief that oysters are aphrodisiacs. Its a common joke in anime and manga for a naive/distracted/flustered character to accidentally drink one (mistaking it for a soft drink, or not looking) only to be mortified when another character sees it and explains what it is. Being that these shows are targeted primarily at children, it is used purely for comedic value of course.

If you ever see references to turtle blood, or "pheromone" candies, its the same thing, folk medicine aphrodisiacs.

Sort of a creepy humor by American children's show standards, but there it is, hope it helped

Also, lol @ 24 Hours of Rocks
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