« on: June 09, 2011, 04:58:08 PM »
That's just stupid, saying that Filipinos are the least Asian. Granted most of the genealogy now is so suffused with Spanish that from a genetic standpoint that might be TECHNICALLY true, that kind of statement is just plain ignorant to the culture that goes far beyond the days of Spaniard colonization. Anyways, that looks like an interesting historical series. Is it in English or Tagalog?
Now onto my review of....
MUSCLE GIRL! - ep 5.
Beautiful Himawari is a failure. When Himawari (aka Big Devil) left Shiratori Pro to join Aoibana, she wanted to be a face. She wanted to be the one that people cheered for and she was given a shot at being a fan favorite in her Aoibana debut (and yes, she is wearing Misaki Ohata's old gear in this episode...you can tell that it doesn't really fit her. Huzzah, tight budgets!)
Too bad she had no idea what to do as a face wrestler. She stunk it up so bad, they threw shit at her and had to take an intermission to clean up the place! It was during this intermission that she overheard some marks saying that she was better as the villain in that other place and then Ji Ho tried to convince her to return. When Himawari was lurking outside the Shiratori dojo, a little boy asked her why Big Devil had left and that he liked Big Devil because she was "cho kakkoi" (really cool) and had made a picture he wanted her to give to Big Devil with her wearing a title belt. Sure the kid didn't realize that he was talking to Big Devil, and that's what made it so impactful emotionally to her (and stretched disbelief a bit) but by the end of the episode all four members of Shiratori Pro are together again, and it seems that they all approve of Azusa and Ji Ho being a couple.
This episode started off kinda down, as to be expected, but my favorite part of this whole episode was Mai, Tsukasa (Who is most known for her role as Akiko in Kamen Rider W) and Kaoru (Hikaru Shida) figuring out who is going to be the villain in Himawari's absence. They put Kaoru in face paint not unlike Aja Kong's and Mai tried to teach her how to be a heel. And when Mai also tried to give Tsukasa a new move (the 619) but being Tsukasa, she wasn't very good at it at first, a big fight broke out and Tsukasa had a very "Akiko moment" (all she really needed was a green slipper)
Azusa hunting for a new villain was all kinds of "oh look, it's (insert name here)!" Play "Name the Joshi" while watching it.
Them making fun of Himawari's Aoibana gimmick made me chuckle a bit...it reminded me of the ribbing us "boys" used to give each other for shit like that.
With the Himawari sub-plot now wrapped up, I suspect that each girl is going to get at least a one episode arc (although 2 would be better) all about them before the series reaches it's blow-off story line, wrapping up Ji Ho's mommy issues and with them winning the Muscle Girl Cup. The tournament better be more than just one episode or else I'll be pissed. I just hope that this series goes longer than 9 episodes so everyone's story can be told and the tournament can be done justice. Maybe I should look it up and see how many episodes this series is scheduled for...