Continuing our read-through of Viz’s rerelease of the manga, we cover volume 7! This volume prominently features
Onsen-Mark sorry, “Hot Springs Emblem.” We still need to get used to that. But hey, his name change may leave us cold but some like it Hot Springs Emblem so who are we to judge? Anyway, everyone’s favorite bewildered and beleaguered educator gets the spotlight in a lot of chapters this volume, building off of the Tomobiki High-centric stories and Teachers vs Students conflict established last time. But this volume also features the notable returns of some old frenemies – Kurama and Tobimaro! Coincidentally, both are out for Mendo’s head – in more ways than one! Man, Mendo gets into a lot of trouble in this volume, doesn’t he? We also talk about the series’s pop culture references, color pages, character dynamics, and so much more in another lengthy but jam-packed discussion of one of the series’ most eclectic volumes yet!
00:23 – Intro & Halloween Tangent
03:28 – Volume 7 Overview
05:26 – Super Musashi, Spirit to the Heavens!
14:37 – Musashi, in Training!
18:36 – Bad Boy Musashi, Be a Man!
24:09 – Terror of the Willow Ghost?!
32:12 – Enemy Ten
39:06 – Fossil Backcountry
43:26 – Cavity Wars
46:28 – Wish Away the Jade Blossom in the Tub
51:03 – Domestic Spat Settlement
56:29 – The Grateful Raccoon
59:43 – Mendo Residence Masquerade Ball
1:05:29 – Onsen-Mark Character Analysis
1:06:46 – Kurama Again!
1:24:51 – Sealed with a Kiss!
1:36:29 – Goodbye, Covenant!
1:47:09 – Message in a Bottle
1:52:28 – Ghastly Gastronomy!
1:59:28 – Baseball Shenanigans
2:05:10 – Spicy Camping Calamity
2:11:12 – Paranormal Peachy Parable
2:18:47 – The Perfidy of the Sakura Triplets
2:26:17 – Dolphin Dating and Beach Babe Patrol
2:33:10 – Keep Our Beaches Clean
2:38:34 – Data Files & Count Columns
2:41:21 – Wrap-Up
“Kokoroboisona” from Jam Trip: Urusei Yatsura (Vol. 1)
“Uchuu wa Tai Hen Da! DA DA Mix” from Shudai-ka Best 10 Remix ~ Dance Tracks
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