188, Tengu of Kurama

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188, Tengu of Kurama

Postby jeffbert » 6 years ago

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This episode features Japanese mythical / ghost story characters; & though I will include short quotes from web pages about these spirits, as well as hyperlinks to those pages, I fear there will still be much head-scratching & wonder. I myself, was not able to learn enough to satisfy my curiosity.

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So far: The well-dressed robot (Tomson) has the ability to see through things, & has determined that many of the Buddha statues in a certain city are fake. --paraphrase of Tezuka web site's synopsis for #188.

What constitutes a real statue, I do not know. :blush:

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This crow Tengu is called a Karasu; Tengu are mountain spirits that according to which source one reads, may be evil or good. Here is one page I read in preparing for this thread: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/tengu.shtml

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Atom is about to say something that Ochanomizu will find rather offensive:
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This type of Tengu mimicked is called Yamabushi, and is superior in rank to the crow-type. Ochanomizu's nose grows gradually, then returns to its proper size.

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So, they go off in search of answers about the statues.

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Another web page with details: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/furyu-goodin-popup.html Anyway, one or the other of these pages details the octagonal staff that the Tengu use. The one above, is a time-bomb.

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It seems that Hamegg is trying to buy the genuine Buddha statues.

More to come--
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 6 years ago

It looks like in this episode they filmed anime cels against a photograph of a real background (the forest).
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Postby AprilSeven » 6 years ago

I've only taken a quick glance at this episode because of it's animation-on-photographic background technique. I wondered why they did this (inspired by Mary Poppins?)

Glad to get the Jeffbert perspective on this! :D
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Postby Little Brown Fox » 6 years ago

Hoo hoo hoo hoo, seems like Atom realized what he said, whatever it was. :D I'm sure it relates to the subject at hand, and he's not entirely mistaken when pointing it out. Ochanomizu has quite an impressive shnozzle, if I do say so myself.
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Postby jeffbert » 6 years ago

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So far, this guy seems to be the boss--

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--until this guy comes along.

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The nearest I could find to this guy's appearance is "Doriyo Bosatsu"; more on him: TENGU WHO BECOMES A BOSATSU -- Daiyuzan Saijoji (Soto Zen Temple)

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Those bombs exploded & goop covers our hero.

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:lol:

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The sheets that flow from the Tengu's sleeves are ITTAN MOMEN (supernatuaral cloth strips). --http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Ittan_momen

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In case you forgot, Robot Tomson can see through things.

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The apparently supernatural things are now revealed to be technological.

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Though I learned a bit about Japanese ghosts, I am still scratching my head about this episode. As near as I can figure, Wamsa (the guy in the costume) was swapping the real (gold) Buddhas for fakes, & selling the real ones to Hamegg; I do not know how Lamp was involved, though. :blush:
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 6 years ago

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What a minute, was this guy really a robot? After being socked by Atom, he seems to have a few loose screws.
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Postby jeffbert » 6 years ago

Yeah, I think all but the one guy were robots, Tetsuwan Penguin.
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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 6 years ago

"jeffbert" wrote:Yeah, I think all but the one guy were robots, Tetsuwan Penguin.


Well, excluding Hamegg and Lamp.
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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 6 years ago

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What's he doing? Reading the Now! comics? XD

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Postby Little Brown Fox » 6 years ago

Actually, he seems seriously confused by something. I guess Jeffbert wasn't the only one left scratching his head... :3
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