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Ninja Girl & Samurai Master Episode #33 Anime Review

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Ninja Girl & Samurai Master Episode 33“A Certain Shinobi-Hater and a Super Great Swordsman”

What They Say:
The year is 1555, the middle of the Warring States period, and one young man holds on to a very big dream. That young man, known as an empty-headed fool, is none other than Oda Nobunaga. Enchanted by his dream, a certain young girl who admires Nobunaga swears that she will become his ninja one day. Nobunaga has one goal: to unify Japan by military might! Decorated by a colorful cast of characters, including the airheaded Kichou, the errand boy Hideyoshi, the tsundere Nene, the straight man Mitsuhide, and the half-dead Hanbei, this heavy-hitting wartime gag anime is about to begin!!

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The addition of Louis the last time around offers up some potential outsider view silliness in the series going forward and that little additional bit could be a good boost for the series from time to time. With this episode, Nobunaga’s conquest continues on as he and his forces head to Ise as they prepare fro more progress to be made. The problem is that Takigawa, who has been watching things there for Nobunaga, has a real distaste for ninja. It almost feels weird to have Chidori brought back into the show as she’s been a lesser presence for a bit. Watching as she defends what it is that ninja do and that she takes it seriously is pretty nicely done. The back half gets a bit more violent as we see some of the pushback that Nobunaga will get from the local forces and lords and that’s definitely comically violent.

In Summary:
I’ve been less enamored with the second season than I have been with the first as it feels like it’s lost its way a bit and expanded too much with its cast. There are some fun moments here as we get a few new additions that both Nobunaga and Chidori will have to face and deal with. It’s just.welcome to have them involved a bit more since so much of recent episodes have focused on other characters as there’s been some real dilution to the core strengths of the show. The violent side works better than I expected with its mixed of comedy…

Grade: B-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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