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Samurai Flamenco episode 6 – Fear office suplies

vlcsnap-2013-11-15-20h28m18s131The thugs yelling “come on guys, there’s no reason to fear office supplies” may be my favourite line in anime for this year. Up there with “the squirrel turned into a butterfly” and “if she hugs me it will help me temporarily forget how lonely I am”. In a single line it convinced me that giving ‘Menco a pair of stapler nunchucks was a wonderful idea and the perfect direction for this show. They almost didn’t need the bit where the stationary professional pointed out that, because they are all office supplies, none of them are officially classed as weapons so are totally OK to wield in public. It’s such a perfect justification that fits with what Menco is trying to accomplish. It’s the “don’t run a red light when trying to catch a villain” of weaponry. Unless you were boarding a plane obviously, in which case the stapler nunchucks would be classed as a dangerous terrorist weapon and they would have to pull you aside to check if you didn’t have more staplers shoved up your backside.

vlcsnap-2013-11-15-20h31m59s35I really like this show. It’s been getting better with each episode this was the best of the lot. You thought one magical girl driving around in a pink hummer was enough? Well tough, now we have three magical girls packed in the front of a pink hummer driving through red light districts in Tokyo, climbing on top of the bonnet for their “prepare for trouble” intro speech. Also one of the magical girls has the hots for another thanks to the free-wheeling liberal use of her kisses. I do have to wonder about the practicallity of their dresses. The cleavage-tastic designs can’t be good for keeping them boobs in place. If you’re going to be fighting crime you would want a pretty sturdy sports bra. Maybe she’s just got a flesh-coloured sports bra.

Also I’m not sure wearing high heels would be practical either. Neither would the puffy skirts. Regular skirts sure, a short skirt is fine for crime fighting. Not a whole lot different from tennis skirts. Big poofy bows though on the back of their skirts? At least Menco is thoughtful enough to wear a cycling helmet, which I personally love. Haven’t mentioned that before, but I love how he’s incorporated something as dorky as a cycling helmet into his design. Practicality over looks, although he has chosen that long scarf. I suppose it keeps him warm when patrolling the streets of Tokyo at night, but I would imagine a villain could quite easily grab onto that scarf and drag him around by the neck. Not that any of these people have been thinking about their physical capabilities. Menco has had Red Axe giving him some physical training, and Flamenco Girl has been training for this all her life, but what about Cure Red and Cure Blue? So far all we’ve seen of their training is intro sequences and ball stomping. They’ll be fit and healthy because being an idol requires dancing, but not so sure how they’d fare when faced with a knife wielding thug.

Look at my girlfriendI do love Flamenco Girl trying to seduce the police officer, mostly because the police man was about as gormless as I am when a girl is trying to chat me up. What’s that, you want me to put on this police outfit? But it only consists of a police hat and a man-thong? This seems a bit suspicious but since you said this is for your album I guess I should do as you say. You know what really should have tipped him off is that an idol claimed that they were writing their own lyrics.

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  1. Nagisa
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite part was when he used the ruler to swing down from the building. I was expecting it to hit someone because when you reel those back in they fly everywhere. That and the part where he climbed the walls like another certain red hero. What else can this guy do!?

    Nice Cleverbot photoshop. You fooled me for a sec. Hahaha!

    • Shinsei
      Posted November 17, 2013 at 2:39 am | Permalink

      I personally liked Menco’s “Don’t try this at home, kids!” before he jumped of the building more than the actual jump. Also, I’m pretty sure Goto is texting the Japanese equivalent of Cleverbot.

    • Scamp
      Posted November 17, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      Or the reel flies back and whacks you in the face. Sure that’s happened to me before. Those things are evil

  2. Shinmaru
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    The “DING. DING. DUNK.” joke had me laughing way too hard.

  3. Shikamaru
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    This episode had a lot of funny stuff so it’s hard to pick my favourite scene but once again I have to give it to Kaname/Red Axe. It’s also really nice to see a girl with uniform fetish for once in anime.

  4. shytende
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I really want to see a doujin with Orifice Workers from KnK…

  5. luffyluffy
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    It was really cool to see Goto just violently shut Mari down. Her and her go-nowhere character arc is terrible, and it’s glorious to see an adult anime character firmly say “this girl is the best girl in the world”, even if she is Cleverbot.

  6. Gan_HOPE326
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    High heels are an unavoidable part of any serious crimefighter’s costume though. Without them, what would you stomp the criminals’ balls with, after all?

    • Scamp
      Posted November 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

      I saw someone do a bit of math-fu for how much pressure is being exerted on the crotch in those high heels. It made me wince

  7. OtakuAscetic
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    There’s only one anime this season that simultaneously caters to the demographics of man on AI pairing enthusiasts, outlandish characters and intense cosplay: Log Horizon.
    But Samurai Flamenco at least trumps it in advanced stapler combat ^_^.

  8. Ken
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see the new line of Samurai Flamenco office supply merchandising coming out soon.

    Upcoming episode titled: Stationary Wars! where he meets his arch enemy, Hitagi Senjōgahara.

    • Scamp
      Posted November 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

      Senjogahara would win. Menco has versatility but Senjogahara has an unlimited supply in the alternate dimension that exists up her skirt. She’ll win through pure numbers

      • Ken
        Posted November 19, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

        I agree. And then she’ll out do the Flamenco Girls with the ultimate croch stomp.

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