Somewhere in the outback of Hokkaido Island near Akan Fuji, the sounds of troops practicing and building could be be heard. Raikou Natsume found himself in a very large tent standing next to Lectro Ugiya, before a main clad in blue samurai armor and had six swords strapped to his waist. He looked at them with one eye as his other was under a eyepatch from a wooden chair with a nice red cushion. Sirius the man that picked up Raikou from Kyoto a few days ago, also one eyed stood next to the man in the chair whispering to him. Then Sirius stopped whispering and the man in the chair then stood up.
The instant he did that the room began to feel charged almost as he stepped toward the two of them. "So you're what Neo sent me eh? You'll do, I asked for two lightning users and he gave me two lightning users." He said. "To somehow get his hands on two lightning users he must really want the aid of Ronin Knights." At this time a messenger entered the tent and walked around Kou and Lectro to kneel before his commander. "General Kaminari we have spotted two enemy battalions heading this way, likely attempting to go around the mountain my lord." He reported. The man thought for a moment and said "Ready my personal squadron, it's time for me to stretch." The messenger responded "Yes my lord!" before rising to his feet and leaving.
General Kaminari then put his focus back on Lectro and Raikou. "I assume you already know why you're here. You're here to serve me one of the Ronin Knights Kirimura Kaminari the Thunder Asura. Now who are you?" he said pointing at Raikou Raikou reacting fast as usual said "Raikou Natsume..... my lord." Then he gestured at Lectro. "What is your name?" He demanded more than asked.
Lectro, was too busy focusing on the cool samurai swords. "Lectro Ugiya sir" said lectro, with a goofy look on his face. "what can you boys do?" asked the general. Lectro immediately lit his arm with lightning. Looking at Raikou with a grin that says "I'm better than you"
Kou turned his head and gave him a look that said "For now I'll let you think you are." Then General Kaminari said "Well fellow lightning users we'll see what we all can do on the battlefield. Now fall in behind one on the right and one on the left, walk a little bit behind me as if you were my bodyguards." General Kaminari waited for them to fall into position. Raikou stood to rear right on the General leaving the rear left open for Lectro.
The General exited the tent flanked by the duo, into the center of the Encampment. Various other tents and guard towers could be seen all around the Encampment itself surrounded by giant 10 feet wooden stakes to act as the walls of the Encampment. The General walked to the outside of the Encampment where just to the left of the three of them was a group of about 100 warriors with katana standard dull colored samurai armor all mounted on horses. Three horses were in front of the the squadron. Kaminari mounted one and gestured for Kou and Lectro to do the same.
He then motioned for Raikou and Lectro to not move their horses from their current position. Kaminari rode back and forth looking at the men. "There are three enemy battalions were are going after. It's our job to this area around Akan Fuji, and I need a good stretch to keep me warmed up for the real battle. Now let's move out and intercept them!" The General exclaimed. "Move out, full gallop!" Kaminari then kicked his horse into full scallop and gestured for Lectro and Kou to follow.
Lectro started to move in on the enemy on his horse. Lectro jumped off of his horse even though he knew he wasn't supposed to. Lectro began shooting lightning bolts into the crowd of people, taking them out very slowly. The general looked at Lectro with a flaming expression on his face, but Lectro did not care at all. Lectro began looking for Raikou after getting lost in the crowd of attacking enemies.
Lectro eventually began to get tired of beating off fodder soldiers, so he began to run out of the crowd taking out everyone in his path. Lectro had finally made his way out of the crowd when a random woman fell out of nowhere. The woman was wearing dark clothing with a very bored look on her face. She swung at Lectro with extreme force and accuracy, hitting him in his side so hard that he spit up a bit of blood in the process. Lectro put up his guard and began running away, looking for where Raikou and the General could have gone. The only thing lectro could think was "What have I done"
Post by Fleet Admiral on Oct 17, 2015 12:12:02 GMT
As Raikou watched Lectro leap into the enemy Kou compared the enemy soldiers to the soldiers of Kaminari. Kaminari's troops wore a dark blue and grayish armor and they raised blue flags that had a black cloud over six black vertical stripes. The enemy wore a very dark red armor and rose flags that were dark red with a golden circle with little jagged lines coming from it. Then he saw the Kaminari didn't stop to aid Lectro. "Sir why are we helping him?" Kou asked. Kaminari said it without turning around "Because fools on the battlefield only lead to more casualties. I could go down there and save him but what would he learn nothing. I am still going to hand out corrections when we get back but first he has to learn what his mistakes will cost him on the battlefield.
Down the road as the rode on a little further Raikou spotted enemy troops marching with their backs to Kaminari's forces. That means Kaminari lead his men to the rear of the enemy formation. He unsheathed his sword as well the troops behind him. Kou unsheathed one of his own swords and joined in the war cry of his allies as they crashed into the rear guard of the enemy. Kaminari could be seen jumping off his horse to about 20 feet in the air and coming back down and landing with an explosion taking out a section of the enemy troops. Raikou dismounted as well and did his best to follow behind Kaminari who was laying waste to the enemy with a sword covered in blue lightning. Raikou also infused his own blade with lightning and was cutting down soldiers left and right that managed to escape Kaminari's blade. Then he looked back to see Kaminari's regular troops cutting down the enemy with relative ease as well, their katana were radiating a white glow as they fought. Their weapons or fighting style was obviously not just regular combat or katana.
Kou then followed Kaminari who was fighting with extraordinary technique and wasn't even moving using a barely fraction of his speed as he moving at speed Kou remembered Neo calling peak human. Kou activated Azure Eye and watched the extraordinary swordsmanship of Kaminari. As they finished off 2 of the Battalions Kou and the General saw Lectro fleeing towards them with the third Battalion hot on his heels.
Lectro had finally spotted the others ahead of him, but the blonde woman was right behind him with a giant sword in her two hands. Lectro wondered where that sword could have come from, since she obviously did not have it before. Lectro tripped and fell on his face, luckily he was right in front of General Kaminari. The blonde woman had no mercy, she swung her giant sword at lectro while he was on the ground panting.
Post by Fleet Admiral on Oct 17, 2015 16:26:11 GMT
Kou turned to see Lectro almost killed and then suddenly Kaminari was there and parried the blade of the woman. Kaminari moved faster than Kou's mach 5 reactions to the point where it seemed like he teleported. Kou was amazed by this mesmerized by this he almost didn't notice Kaminari was speaking.
"You look like a high ranking officer from Shukuro Kobisuke's forces so why pick on a mere boy who you definitely out class?" Kaminari asked his blade was normal now not infused with electricity which shows he wasn't going to take offensive action for now. "Who are you and what do you want?"
As they spoke the 3rd battalion halted a few yards behind the woman and so did Kaminari's personal squadron.
Lectro forced himself onto his feet, but this time he was not going to fight. The only thing Lectro could do was watch the two deadly fighters talk. Lectro Noticed the 3rd Battalion standing behind the blode woman. a new target was on his mind, but there was no way the blonde woman would let Lectro pass her. So lectro began trying to secretly communicate with Kou.
Post by Fleet Admiral on Oct 17, 2015 17:43:18 GMT
"Hey lady I am talking to you. How about I sweeten the deal? Give me a little while to train him a little and I'll throw in the other one for free. How bout it?" Kaminari said to the woman.
Kou looked to Lectro as Lectro was trying to convey something to to him but couldn't understand, Kou decided best not to let Lectro try something to get him or others killed so Kou motioned for Lectro to just pay attention to the general.
"I only want to fight strong opponents, so you guys aren't worth my time" said the blonde woman. "how about you guys leave out territory" she insisted. Lectro was ready for action, but he didn't want get caught by the blonde woman. So lectro cam up with a plan, he motioned for Kou to come closer.
Post by Fleet Admiral on Oct 17, 2015 19:05:20 GMT
"Akan Fuji and the surrounding territory belongs to the Ronin Knights invader. If you want it you have to go past me. I'll let you leave with your men today and a few days to a few weeks i'll give you two strong opponents. I'd do it myself but it wouldn't be fair to you. So withdraw now and my men won't attack." Kaminari replied gesturing to his five other swords.
Kou shuffled over to Lectro and whispered. "What do you want? It better be good considering us moving could've prompted that woman to attack."
"Fine, you just make sure the dumb one doesn't die before I kill him" yelled the woman.
Lectro began explaining his plan to kou. "We have to disguise ouselves Kou" he said. "We can take some of their armor later, that's how we sneak into their territory" whispered Lectro. Lectro hoped Raikou would listen.
"That could work but we shouldn't just go off on our own. We should take some their armor now though, we can get it off a few fallen soldiers. Then we tell the General so he can okay the plan and not kill us when we get back. I know how this military stuff works more or less, stepping out of line twice can warrant some harsh punishment." Kou replied.
Kaminari sheathed his blade as the woman left. Then a bit of lightning pulsated around his hand then Lectro would feel something strike his cheek with just enough force to bruise it maybe a little blood on the inside. Kou couldn't tell if it was an invisible force or Kaminari moved to fast for Kou to tell. Kaminari ordered "Men fall out back to the Encampment." He walked between Kou and Lectro and said "Let's go." He whistled and three horses came running. Kaminari mountained one while Kou secured two suits of enemy armor onto another horse then mounted it. Kaminari waited for Lectro to the same before beginning the march back to the Encampment.
Post by Fleet Admiral on Oct 18, 2015 21:07:55 GMT
Once Kaminari returned to the Encampment he motioned for Kou and Lectro to join him in the main tent. It now had long table with his chair at the head of it and other members of the Ronin Knights were seated in the other chairs. Sirius occupied one of the seats but the others were completely unknown to Kou. There were four including Sirius. One wore a black bandana, another wore a sweat suit though Kou didn't know his outfit is called a sweat suit since he has never seen one before. The last one wore a black yukata and had piercing red eyes.
Once they were inside he instantly turned on Lectro. "Are you trying to die and take my men with you because if you are you better cut it out before I cut out that brain you're clearly not using. You could've ruined the whole flanking maneuver if the enemy saw the rest of us. Next time you step out of line you'll be complaining about some more severe than a bruised cheek if you'll be able to complain at all." He lectured Lectro.
As he sat down in a wooden chair with a red cushion at the head of the table. "You two stand at the other end." Kou moved to the appointed spot of the table opposite Kaminari.
Lectro slowly walked to over to the other end of the table, with a fake smile on his face. Lectro felt scared inside, but he played it off smoothly by laughing once he reached the other end of the table.
"Ummm... sir may I suggest a way for Lectro to redeem himself." Kou asked. Kaminari motioned for Kou to explain. "Well I acquired two sets of enemy uniforms out in the field and maybe they could be used to infiltrate and destroy the enemy camp. It was Lectro's idea." Kou explained. Kaminari thought for a few moments before saying "Try now and you'll get slaughtered but a good plan no less however with a few holes in it. Well you have my permission but first you'll need some training from a real lightning user, that would be me. I’ll turn you into half decent lightning users in a little while." The other Ronin Knights at the table seemed uninterested in what he was saying.
"I hope you can really make me stronger old man", Lectro whispered. "But wait, I deserve some credit for coming up with the idea" , Lectro shouted. Inside, Lectro wanted to do anything that could make him stronger.
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT