Elfen Lied – Episode 6

Innermost Feelings ~ Herzenswärme (lit. Heart Warmth)

Bando escapes from the hospital, still trying to find Lucy to satisfy his grudge against her. Professor Kakuzawa Yū’s decapitated body is found by his assistant and Kohta. While searching for Lucy, Kohta and Yuka develop a fondness for each other as displayed through a kiss. Finally, Lucy is found by Kohta and Yuka and taken back home. Continue reading “Elfen Lied – Episode 6”

Samurai Champloo – Episode 13

“Misguided Miscreants (Part 1)”
“Dark Night’s Road 1 / An’ya Kōro sono ichi” (暗夜行路 其之壱)

Mugen’s past memories lure him back into his violent past; a pirate makes secret plans. And the lust for gold brings betrayal. Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 13”

Elfen Lied – Episode 5

Receipt ~ Empfang (lit. Reception)

Mayu’s past and why she ran away from home are revealed. Mayu’s mother remarried, and her new stepfather repeatedly molested her. When her mother refused to offer her any help, she ran away from home, where she encountered a stray dog, whom she named “Wanta”. As Kohta and Yuka enter university and take Nyu with them, Professor Kakuzawa, the son of Kurama’s boss (and, by coincidence, the university lecturer) discovers Nyu and she is taken from Kohta and Yuka. Kakuzawa is revealed to be partly diclonius, and intends to breed with Lucy. However she simply kills him, claiming that he is worthless in the evolution towards a diclonius-populated world. Kohta finds out it is also Mayu’s 14th birthday, and invites her to stay permanently with them, where she finally feels that she has a family who cares for her. Continue reading “Elfen Lied – Episode 5”

Elfen Lied – Episode 4

Attack ~ Aufeinandertreffen (lit. Encounter)

Nana, using the telepathic powers of diclonii to find Lucy, fights her in a local cemetery, and Mayu encounters them in the middle of the battle. Before long, Nana has all her limbs ripped off, nearly dead. Kurama is ordered by his boss, Kakuzawa, to put Nana down, however Kurama does not kill her. Yuka discovers that Mayu is homeless and invites her to stay with them. Continue reading “Elfen Lied – Episode 4”

Samurai Champloo – Episode 12

“The Disorder Diaries”
“Learning from the Past / Onkochishin” (温故知新)

Mugen steals Fuu’s diary that she has been keeping since they first started on their journey to find the sunflower samurai. The episode is a humorous recap on what has happened so far in ‘Samurai Champloo’ as seen through Fuu’s viewpoint, which is in turn criticised by Jin and Mugen. In the end, they find a note written by Fuu herself saying that she knew they would try and snoop into her diary, which enrages Mugen. Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 12”

Wind: A Breath of Heart – Episode 7

Aoi Sora no Yasashisa
The Kindness of the Blue Sky
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Elfen Lied – Episode 3

Deep Feelings ~ Im Innersten (lit. At Heart)

Yuka, who has been in love with Kohta since childhood, caught him in several awkward situations with Nyu (such as changing her clothes for her after the last episode because her other clothes are wet), causing her to become increasingly jealous of Kohta’s concern for Nyu. Mayu, a 13 year old girl and her dog Wanta, who witnessed the incidents in episode 2, return an umbrella left by Kohta on the beach to him, where she is interrogated about the events. Meanwhile, Nana, codenamed “No. 7”, another diclonius, is released from her confinement in order to track down Lucy and bring her back to the facility. Continue reading “Elfen Lied – Episode 3”

Samurai Champloo – Episode 11

“Gamblers and Gallantry”
“Fallen Angel / Daraku Tenshi” (堕落天使)

Jin comes to the rescue of a lady in distress. He falls in love and tries to rescue this woman from the hard life she has come to face. Will he save her and himself? In the meantime, Mugen trains a rhinoceros beetle for a bug fighting tournament in which he expects to win money. Continue reading “Samurai Champloo – Episode 11”