Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sub Thoughts - Dragon Ball: Episode 24: Kuririn's Desperate Offensive and Defensive Battle
Original Japanese Airdate: August 6, 1986
Major Cast: Son Goku (Masako Nozawa), Kuririn (Mayumi Tanaka), Kame-sennin (Kohei Miyauchi), Yamucha (Toru Furuya), Bulma (Hiromi Tsuru), Oolong (Naoki Tatsuta), Puar (Naoko Watanabe), Namu (Kaneto Shiozawa), Narrator (Joji Yanami)
Synopsis: The fifth match is the semi-finals fight, Kuririn vs Jackie Chun. Kuririn and Jackie’s battle unfolds at ultra-fast speed that the eye can’t follow!! The spectators who came to watch the Tenkaichi Budokai are extremely excited by the pair’s high level battle!! Kuririn puts up a good fight against Jackie, but he rushes to win! Because of this, he is hit by Jackie’s karate chops after Jackie goes around behind his back, and is downed!! Sadly, Kuririn is defeated during the semi-finals.
Now onto the semi-finals, meaning this tournament's actually almost over. Darn it, I'm not ready for it to end in a way, but that just means a much bigger and longer arc is next...maybe that's why I'm not ready heh.
If I recall, the dub has it that Launch taught Goku how to count properly instead of Roshi right? I guess they were going for the 'cute' factor, even though Roshi was actually shown teaching them earlier...
Either way, wait...Goku DOES know basic math I guess LOL.
This episode wins 20+ bonus points for Miyauchi's little song number.
How in the heck did Kuririn shoot boogers at Chun if he has no nose! Consistency with your gags please Toriyama.
Shouldn't Kuririn's use of panties be considered cheating too, that was an outside item. Hell, considering how it's used, it's a weapon! Either way, this is why Kuririn is cooler than people give him credit for, he's quite the strategist when push comes to shove.
Why didn't Roshi try to teach Kuririn the Kamehameha during the previous training? Was it to keep the training for both boys the same (seeing as Goku already learned it he couldn't do anything with Goku there), or maybe he didn't think Kuririn would take to it as fast as Goku did?