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Adamant Barriage and Red Blood... among other things...

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This is a Rant I posted Aug 2, 2006, on one of my RP profiles. I thought I should move it over here to see if anybody else shared my opinion (which I think is already blatantly obvious.)

So as I sit here watching the last few moments of last night's DVR'd Inuyasha, I realize how crazy I actually am. For starters, when Inuyasha was trying to slay Housenki, he was rittled with diamond shards, cutting him several times. Now I have heard several people state that in the English versions of the story, they change the blood to black or purple, toning down the violence I suppose. But here, I plainly saw bright red blood flow from the wounds made by Housenki's blast. I have witnessed a few episodes were indeed, they have changed the blood color, including when they first went to the "world between this and the next" a few weeks back, the passage was made by the blood of 100 men, and yes, that was definately purple. I suppose my point is, why now? I mean, I have seen almost every episode in both English and Japanese, and truly have never been able to point out something that bothers me this much. Like I said, maybe I'm just crazy, or maybe its because I started watching it at 5:30a.



Now we come to the Adamant Barrage. I have been awaiting MONTHS... probably close to a year, to find out what they would call the Kongosoha in English. I had horrible subtitles on the later episodes in my pirated collection, and in Movie 4's subtitles, they actually called it "King Kong Blast." I prayed they wouldn't
come up with something totally ridiculous, but Adamant Barrage? That's just lame! Wind Scar and Backlash Wave are creative, and fit well, or maybe its just I saw those episodes in English first so I grew accustomed to the names. When I first realized about a month ago that this episode was closing in, I had guessed that it would be 'Adamant Blast', or maybe Inuyasha would change it a bit, after hearing Kagome call them diamonds and we'd have "Diamond Blast." But now, Adamant Barrage it is, so I suppose I need to learn to cope lol.

I know how this series ends, and yes, it saddens me that its almost over, as well as disappoints me for the manner in which it ends, just like every other true Inuyasha fan out there. We can only hope that the American Fan Base complains about it enough that Rumiko Takahashi finishes up the series as soon as she's done with the Manga. There's a rumor out there that they're supposed to start filming again at the beginning of next year sometime, and lets hope that's true. We also must hope that the Canadian company that translates it will pick it up ASAP instead of waiting the year they have in the past to get it out to us hungry English-Speaking fans. Well, we're down to 10 episodes and a movie (which btw, the 4th movie came out in English yesterday, I had already got my copy preordered weeks ago). I bet they make the fire guy gay again... anybody know why they do that lol, cuz well, Nihane's husband always bitches that the fire guys are gay lol. Personally, I wonder if they'll so Kagura's boobies on AS... lol. I guess we'll find out soon. Thanks for reading my rant!
-EDIT-
Yes, yes, they have started airing again, and like I said this rant is more than 3 years old. I still hope Viz gets on the ball and starts dubbing it soon; as much as I love the Japanese version, I also like falling asleep watching it, and lets just face it, its impossible to focus on the subtitles while drifting off to sleep!
OH and the Fire guy WAS gay LOL, why do they always do that??? Poor Yojin, probably the only straight Fire Youkai in all of Feudal Japan. Maybe that's why they were so easily wiped out >.>; Shhh I didn't say that <.<;

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Updated 11-07-2009 at 02:52 PM by Nihane-chan

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