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Watch & Learn: TIGER & BUNNY #6

It was just a matter of time before mecha showed up.

Seriously. It was just a matter of time before the mecha showed.
Seriously. It was just a matter of time before the mecha showed.

Holy crap! I knew that FMA’s plot was going to continue somewhere. Many of you lunatics doubted the conjecture I put forward in my video on the last episode of BROTHERHOOD. What have you to say, now? These goons, with their Ouroboros tattoos, are clearly meant to be servants of the same Homunculi who so bedeviled the brothers Elric. The conspiracy isn’t limited to Amestris!

It’s a fun thought to entertain at least. I suppose I was lulled into expecting that every episode in this series was going to be a told-in-one with only a loose arc connecting them together. However, the plot’s finally thickening as we see this clandestine cabal using some significant overkill to bump off anybody who may have witnessed their failed attempt to the bomb that building a couple episodes back. None of these Hero TV people seemed to be actively looking for the guy in the bogus uniform. It didn’t even seem like they were even thinking about anymore. It was just another day on the job. It’d seem like it’d be just as easy to do another assassination attempt, so maybe Tiger’s deduction wasn’t quite right? Maybe this is just the bad guys’ trying again?

I haven’t really decided if Fire Emblem’s a mildly offensive stereotype or not. There’s more to his personality than his sexuality, certainly, but there’s such an easy joke in making the flamboyantly gay member of the team have flaming powers that I can’t believe the creators didn't intend it. I’ll leave it to the more reasonable sensibilities of this community to decide.

There are plenty of entirely valid comparisons to be made between superheroics and pro-wrestling, but this is one of the few that integrates more of the behind-the-scenes, “kayfabe” side of wrestling into the equation. Specifically, I love how Tiger has to work like a jobber (a wrestler contracted to lose and take the nastier chair shots to the head.) They need some to get scorched and Bunny’s too pretty and busy, so who’s their huckleberry?

The guy who's lower on the card, of course.

Watch this episode "Fire is a Good Servant, but a Bad Master" below, decide for yourself and then read my comments on the previous episode here.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

zaldaron Aug. 19, 2011 at 8:26 a.m.
It must be the professional wrestling likeness that made me dislike this as the one time I tried to watch professional wrestling I ended up shaking my head in amazement. 
No_name_here staff on Aug. 19, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.

@zaldar said:

It must be the professional wrestling likeness that made me dislike this as the one time I tried to watch professional wrestling I ended up shaking my head in amazement.

Is there no poetry in your soul?

FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 20, 2011 at 1:42 a.m.

@Tom_Pinchuk:

I just recently tried watching episode 1 to join in on this, but it's sort of unwatchable. For some reason. The subtitles aren't always showing up. Sometimes they will and other times there is nothing.

I've read their forums, and I'm not the only one with this issue. If HULU doesn't fix this. I'd rather just pass on it, and watch something else.

Marshal Victoryon Aug. 20, 2011 at 9:10 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:


               

@Tom_Pinchuk:

I just recently tried watching episode 1 to join in on this, but it's sort of unwatchable. For some reason. The subtitles aren't always showing up. Sometimes they will and other times there is nothing.

I've read their forums, and I'm not the only one with this issue. If HULU doesn't fix this. I'd rather just pass on it, and watch something else.


           

Ok on the hulu screen menu lower right  theirs a options for cc .Make sure its on an in the right color set you want. if i recall right theirs some thats black an white an they dont show up well at all.Whats funny is some shows like the Misfits cc is on by default.An its a british show.Tiger&Bunny had some problems with cc on hulu tho. 
 
An worsee yet http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/video/12105/ is just mirroring hulu for the feed as well.The 1st bit in the intro seems worse than it was before. But the subs get better as the show goes on.Which both now seem to be the one where the crawler at the bottem of the screen doenst work half the time that suplements the sub. They did have a beter one up after that one which was up 1st few weeks if i recal right.Why the messed up one is up now i dont know why. 
 
But if you can bear with it or watch it twice its easy enuff to figure out whats going on. Much of what the anoucer said was same as what was on the screen for names an such if i rember right. 
 
An worse yet some of the other anime sites that have it up ,have pop ups that wount close less you click their leave page button.Bad bad thing by the way.For things like that a quick ctrl/alt/delete ( ye ol 3 finger salute) an had to close the browser from task manger to get away from it. An from what little i could see it was ripped off hulu feed basicly.So same subs./sigh
Marshal Victoryon Aug. 20, 2011 at 9:26 a.m.

@Tom_Pinchuk
Humm ddint make the fma conection.. intresting. So this show has video game culture ,superhero,wrestling,mecha an anime.With plenty of in jokes an nods to movies.
  
Um about Fire Emblem hes got bit more depth as the show goes on that a stero type.Thing of note to me was in the 1st 5 episodes people quit watching the show because of him an his race/etc.Some saying he was the only black character in the show. Tigers manager seemed to have been ignored in those rage quits . 
 
When the show dips into saterday morning cartoon mode, it does not just dip a toe.But i cant recall a episode that stayed their the whole show tho.Anime seems a mixed fair imho overall. Their will be cutesy moments .Which make the darker moments seem darker .Maybe even more than they intended.
zaldaron Aug. 20, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk: most certainly there is poetry in my soul.  Walt Whitman, Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Poe, Robert Frost, Joyce Kilmar...
FoxxFireArt moderator on Aug. 20, 2011 at 3:37 p.m.

@Marshal Victory:

Thanks for the tips, but I already tried messing with the caption options. It didn't work.

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