Well, that was a bit of a cop-out.
Tell me how would Kurama have won if he couldn’t move or use his spirit energy (another word for chi?) C’mon, I wasn’t promised an either/or arrangement by the teaser at the end of the last episode.
And while we’re voicing vexations, I’ll add that I really lost the logical progression that put that “seed” in Kurama’s vein and made it sprout in his blood. The details on that little twist of fight strategy were glossed over so quickly. It all smells of the crew painting a character into a corner and then magically putting some thinner into his jacket.
And here’s another thing - - I brought this up a little facetiously earlier, but this Dark Tournament would seriously benefit from gimmick matches to break up the monotony of the bouts. I hate to say it, but the combat is getting a tad repetitive, especially if your lunatics’ promise that I’m in store for over 20 more episodes of this particular storyline proves true.
We sort-of had that Kurama’s paralysis - - and I suppose that’s sort-of like a blind-fold match - - but c’mon, throw these in a steel cage, make pinfalls count everywhere! Turn it upside down a little. Throw some pepper on it. For me. For me.
Look up this episode, "Kurama’s Stand" and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.
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