- Jan 12, 2008
- Reaction score
Actually, Team Rocket always cheat when it comes to a race or contest. But yeah, that's boring involving them into this.It was nice to see Charjabug receiving some focus, it hasn't done much since it was captured
Must we see Team Rocket foolishly attempting to win a race by cheating, its boring
Charjabug is a made to look like a Shiny Genesect and Zaku II from Gundam, hence the name Red Comet for their team and the little horn on top of Charjanbug's head. And I think those faces were a reference to Dash! Yonkuro. I thought it was a Speed Racer reference, but after googling Dash! Yonkuro, it fits better. Jessie and James's disguises were a reference to the series Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!. And I guess Yuji is preparing for his most important role for next week.HIDOIDE!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you all see how casual she was as well?!?!?! Episode MADE.
No but seriously, this was a great one wasn't it? Classic underdog race story, and who better to be the underdog in a race than uncool, unfit, unpopular (with you fussy lot anyway) Maamane?! I really liked the pacing in this episode - in a short period of time we got to see that they boys actually trained for a while prior to the race but we spent most of the episode on enjoying the ride (literally and metaphorically). I also am a fan of the girls excusing themselves from the proceedings early on, it's a nice way to pay the seiyuus without unnecessary cheerleaders having to interrupt the action every 5 seconds without their commentary.
Satoshi x Kaki is the best ho yay fun since ages.
I feel like there were a lot of references in this episode which I couldn't pick up on. Do you think that red Denjimushi was meant to look like that car from Cars? But all the special teams we got shown, and those faces our team made when they shouted "Dash, Denjimushi!", that purple Denjimushi (is it from Wacky Racers? That one I really felt familiar with...) as well as Musashi & Kojirou's outifts (which I read last week were a reference to something or other).
PS. Pretty sure one of those Runpappa racers was Yuuji Ueda. How many fake Takeshis is the guy gonna play this series?!