Kaiseki Anime Ep. 120 — Youkai

A lot of anime about youkai this season!

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:08 The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague
  • 09:20 Malevolent Spirits: Mononogatari
  • 15:36 In/Spectre 2
  • 24:10 Outro

Music Credits

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague OP: “Frozen Midnight” by Takao Sakuma
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Narutaru Ch. 45 — To Russia

Ch. 45 Summary: Shiina’s dad goes to Russia. He meets an old lady, and brings her on  a flight to find her son. They find him living with a dragon, who has been in space for the past eighteen years.


Basically, this chapter (which spans over half a volume!) is an excuse for Kitoh to draw Soviet aircraft. I’m not even joking. And darn do they look good. We have multiple types of planes, missiles, and even helicopters. I don’t know much about planes but I assume they’re quite realistically depicted. Continue reading Narutaru Ch. 45 — To Russia

Narutaru Ch. 39 – 44

Ch. 39 Summary: Satomi tries to kill Shiina on a school trip. Norio knocks her unconscious, but her dragon child still tries to kill Shiina. We see a flashback in which criticism for Satomi failing a test is interspersed with sex scenes.

Ch 40 Summary: Shiina’s mom and another lady talk about the dragon children, life and death. (This chapter is omitted entirely from the official English translation. But it doesn’t add too much… mostly talking about how dragons are all other types of monsters too, how the dragon children are like larva, and how they aren’t alive.)

Ch. 41 Summary: Satomi has been broken. Shiina’s mom tells Sudou not to try to save the world (lol).

Ch. 42 Summary: Shiina chills out in the hospital.

Ch. 43 Summary: Shiina’s mom and dad talk. We learn that her dad is leaving for work next week and her mom once tried to strangle her.

Ch. 44 Summary: Shiina runs away from home to spend the night with Tsurumaru and Norio.

What Just Happened?

We’re finally getting to the parts of the story where I have no idea what to make of things. Up until this point Narutaru has been strange, disgusting and sadistic, but comprehensible. But now where at the point where things start getting weird. Seriously weird. Ch. 39 in particular. So any help my readers can provide in clarifying things would be greatly appreciated. I don’t remember too much from my first time reading the manga after this point, so my speculation may be wildly off.

So, we start off with Satomi trying to murder Shiina on the school field trip. Then Norio knocks Satomi out with a taser. Perfectly normal up until this point. But then:


Amapola sprouts a body. And while Satomi is unconscious (recall, the dragon children are supposed to share sensations and be fully controlled by their bearer) Amapola continues to attempt to kill Shiina. (If you’ve read the later chapters, also note that Takeo is unconscious while part of this is going down…) Continue reading Narutaru Ch. 39 – 44

Kaiseki Anime Ep. 119 — Fire Hunter and Kaina of the Great Snow Sea

We are enjoying both of these, although they haven’t quite lived up to initial hopes.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:00 The Fire Hunter
  • 11:50 Kaina of the Great Snow Sea
  • 25:34 GIANT BEASTS OF ARS 25:55 Outro

Music Credits

  • “Clover 3” by Vibe Mountain
  • Kaina of the Great Snow Sea OP: “Telepath” by Yorushika
  • “Seasons” by roljui

Narutaru Ch. 37 – 38 — Apocalypse

Ch. 37 Summary: Shiina visits Satomi’s house to apologize, and eats dinner with Satomi, her mother, and Bungo.

 Ch. 38 Summary: Shiina and Satomi each realize what the other has done with their dragon child.


In Ch. 38, the apocalypse occurs. I mean this in the original Greek sense of the word, as a disclosure of knowledge. The reason I chose this word will become very clear in the ensuing chapters. Let’s do a a quick comparison of this chapter of Narutaru and in the Revelation of John. To be clear, I doubt Kitoh had this comparison in mine: I just think they follow a similar pattern.


All the nations of the Earth worship the Beast and serve Babylon. Likewise, Satomi begins to serve the committee on hot air balloons. Of course, serving Babylon is not a new course for Satomi: she was already serving Sudou, who I would argue is even more an embodiment of Babylon than the government itself. Continue reading Narutaru Ch. 37 – 38 — Apocalypse