Hah. The arm bar is one of the most effective holds to subdue your opponent without running the risk of, you know, killing them (though you can still break their arm if you’re still feeling nasty). The thought of a show like BINBOGAMI-GA getting into real technical detail about submission grappling is honestly pretty amusing, in of itself. Just imagine the credits rolling with a line…
JIU-JITSU TECHNICAL ADVISOR - - Rorion Gracie
I’d apologize for making such a digression but, c’mon, this show’s all about random digressions.
Actually, I’ve got to say… even though this show plays on plenty of anime tropes and makes oodles of shotcalls, the plots of these episodes have been anything but typical to the genre. The whole progression of Ichiko pantsing this tomboyish rival, then giving her an extreme make-over, then issuing judgment on her controlling father was honest-to-goodness mouse chaser of small-yet-unpredictable twists and turns.
Then again, it might only seem unpredictable to me because I might not be familiar with the tropes or stories that are getting specifically spoofed here. I’ve yet to get around to reading JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE for myself yet, for example. Though I was able to recognize that quick-change gag from last episode that referenced JoJo, I feel like I don’t have the best grasp of why Ichiko’s new rival here is dressed in what seems like JoJo's garb.
The episode’s titled “Is This That So-called Boy-Raised-As-a-Girl Pattern?” and that presumably refers to a trope that’s being spoofed - - so that's one possibility. The sailor/brawler outfit could just simply be a boys outfit without any ties to any specific title, though. I can only guess.
Like I said, what’s nice about this show is that I don’t need to know all the references, but I'm still left with some curiosity about finding out what they’re referring to. Still - - would any of you lunatics care to do a breakdown for me?