“My body’s sensing something. There’s something big in this room!”
A line uttered by Yusuke in this episode. that further proves how much fun the dub team is having with this show. It’s simply been too long since the days when every other episode of DBZ had such blatant sexual innuendoes.
Some of you lunatics compared the combined Toguro brothers to Guile. I see more resemblance to the Guile rip-off from the first ART OF FIGHTING and, pushing that comparison along, I found their defeat as cathartic as beating a SNK boss. Anybody who was around to play the Neo Geo games back in the day will remember how absurdly technical and difficult those fighting games were. Those same people will understand why it’s so pleasing to me to see Yusuke and Kuwabara vanquishing the guy with what’s essentially a Capcom-style hyper combo.
Say it with me…
Ahem. What I’m getting at it is that while I guess it’s “better for you” to see heroes having to struggle with unfairly-advantaged bad guys, YU YU HAKUSHO’s giving me a charge for how the good guys are just kicking the shit out of every heel that pops up in this arc without much struggle. Hiei’s revenge is the perfect encapsulation of that. He’s winning so easily, his sister has to beg him to stop! It's... it's... it's like the ending of ART OF FIGHTING!
And it's so wicked how Kuwabara’s spirit sword just sticks out its impalement point like some awkward broom stick once the fight’s over.
* AHEM *
Looking back over this, I realize it sounds a lot like 10-Year-Tom’s review of the DBZ Dragon Box, and I’m at peace with that. It’s alright. This show was a contemporary of DBZ, after all, and watching it is essentially like getting to enjoy all the “preposterone” of the Z-fighter’s brawls with all the finer appreciation that comes with age.
Look up this episode, "Kuwabara's Fight of Love" and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.