C&C - Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon - "Curse of the Man-Eating Pond" [9/11]

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Somehow I doubt this is the pond where some strange woman lies in it distributing swords.

Which is no basis for a system of government.

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Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon
Episode 11
"Curse of the Man-Eating Pond"

Towa, Setsuna, and Moroha come across a pond that devours anything that draws near it; they also meet two girls whose parents were lost to the pond.

OP: "NEW ERA" by SixTONES / ED: "Break" by Uru

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Previously on Yashahime: Am I my brother's killer?

Hey, you can't possibly have pancakes without syrup.

Well, there's the titular man-eating pond. Or duck-eating pond, as the case may be.
 

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Last time: The Miho-Kiyo Property, in its most savage, most lethal form.

Not bad for for someone playing an instrument that's not supposed to exist yet.
 

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Oh yeah, Hisui and Kohaku. Where the hell have you guys been?

Welp, let's go kill us a pond.
 

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Guess I should call off that fishing trip next week.

"A man-eating pond?"
Well, a man-and-bird-eating pond.

"That's because every single eyewitness who's seen it has been eaten."
Well, except you two and Moroha, obviously

So she's Hikomaru's little sister. ...who's Hikomaru?
Oh. Him. If you're going to introduce someone as someone's little sister, maybe introduce us to who she's the little sister of first.

From demon killer to house keeper. And feminism marches on.

Toma! Stop screwing with the time-space continuum!

SLEEPOVER!
 
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It's the violin. Of course it made them sad.

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Venom Serpent. Not the most inspired name.

Demon toxin. Is that a technical term?

Finally, serpents and ponds, together as one.
 

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Where's Captain Planet when you need him?

I imagine a demon called the Venom Serpent would be a venom-spewing demon.

Acid rain to boot.

"Drifting Pond and Venom Serpent."
This fall on Fox.
 
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Drifting pond. I think that was the plot of an episode of Mushishi.

"This pond is so pretty and clear. And still very much full of dead people."
 

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Maybe clear out all the skeletons at the bottom before swimming in it.
Yeah, that seems like a pretty important detail to forget.

And once again, Moroha is sidelined -- even when she's actually at the climactic battle, she's unable to participate. Do the writers have something against her? I think the show works best when all three girls work as a team to beat the demons together.
 

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And once again, Moroha is sidelined -- even when she's actually at the climactic battle, she's unable to participate. Do the writers have something against her? I think the show works best when all three girls work as a team to beat the demons together.

Yes, Moroha is treated not quite as bad as Meg in Family Guy, but is the writers' punching bag. That might be a big issue with why this show divided viewers. If Boruto's title character was just the comic relief who got constantly shafted in favor of Sarada, the edgy rival character's kid, the show probably would have had a similar backlash. It seems weird weird how audiences' favorite character is the writers' chew toy.
 

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Yes, Moroha is treated not quite as bad as Meg in Family Guy, but is the writers' punching bag. That might be a big issue with why this show divided viewers. If Boruto's title character was just the comic relief who got constantly shafted in favor of Sarada, the edgy rival character's kid, the show probably would have had a similar backlash. It seems weird weird how audiences' favorite character is the writers' chew toy.
Let's hope that Moroha gets a more active role in future episodes.
 

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I thought that this episode was pretty good. The pond demon was pretty creepy, but at least they were able to save those two kids. The scene between Towa and Setsuna was pretty nice too. I don't really mind the episodic nature of this series. Most the episodes have been pretty enjoyable, but I do wonder when they'll be making progress on the Dream Butterfly plot.

The action was pretty good. I didn't mind Moroha being put on the sidelines when they wanted to show Towa and Setsuna working together and they were the only ones immune to one of the two poisons. It didn't really feel like they were treating her poorly, but I agree that having the three of them work together is more ideal. The group chemistry between the three of them is pretty good, so giving all of them a chance to join in the fight helps to make the fights more fun. It was still a creative twist with the demon and they were able to restore it back to normal. Overall, it was a pretty good episode.
 

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