“A knife edge death match? What do you suppose that means, Kuwabara?”
“Can’t say that I’ve ever encountered one in all my fights, but I suppose it involves fighting to the death with knives.”
Or something along those lines.
I swear, the droll, tongue-in-cheek asides in the dialog are what really make this show for me - - even more so than the fighting. And I’m saying that as somebody who found it damn hysterical how this big, climatic came down to the good guy and bad guy forcing themselves into close quarters so they could simply wallop on each other for ten straight minutes until of them finally collapsed. The only thing that might give me a bigger kick is if they started using matches from obscure stripes of pro wrestling like the lumberjack’s match and the coal miner’s glove match.
Seriously, brother, pro wrestling’s the best possible comparison point for this arc; especially when Keiko’s essentially playing Miss Elizabeth to Yusuke’s Randy Savage when she’srunning back-stage to go talk him out of the beating he’s taking. I was half expecting her to go ring the bell by the commentary booth and get an early decision called.
PREDICTION TIME: Chu is going to eventually come back to help Yusuke’s team against these demons. That’s the way it works in a show like this. If you end a fight with a bad guy on good terms - - hell, if you just don’t turn him to ashes - - he’s going to join your team, sooner or later. I suppose only time will tell if drunken boxing’s effective against Toguro’s Pumping Juice style.
Look up this episode, "Knife Edge Death Match" and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.