Previously on Buso Renkin we left off with Kazuki in the midst of conflict with his first homunculus opponent! Today sees the resolution to that cliffhanger with the release of two new Buso Renkin episodes. Enjoy, and check out the Buso Renkin series page for these and other episodes!
Episode 4: Another New Life
Kazuki and Tokiko search for a student who has been absent from school for the past four days and come across a sickly third-year student who turns out to be the creator of the homunculi…
Episode 5: To Protect Someone
Evading the homunculus Washio’s attack, Kazuki and Tokiko fall back to form a plan. The two devise a series of high-speed attacks, but Washio’s natural instinct and warrior experience sees through their plan.
Episode 6: the Butterfly of Black Death
Seeking the antidote, Kazuki goes to Chono’s house, where Chono’s father tells him he has cut ties with his son. Kazuki heads to the warehouse behind the Chono household, the very place where his ancestor conducted his alchemy research…
It's the holiday season, with the New Year and a new decade around the corner. Surely it's time for a lot of noisy, obnoxious celebrations, right? Well, we're taking a different approach this week, and it's all due to a certain quiet, reserved ninja girl. You might have a hard time getting her to utter more than a few bashful words, and you certainly won't get her to come out and admit she has a crush on a certain blond-haired ninja (well, maybe she would under some extreme circumstances), but that doesn't make her any less endearing to us. So as we toast the holidays, check out the new Hinata character data wallpaper over at naruto.com and give out a few quiet birthday cheers to Hinata -- because "loud" just isn't in her vocabulary!
Happy Birthday, Hinata!
So today we’re, um, celebrating the uh, birthday of um, Hinata. Don’t put too much effort into it or anything! Or, that’s what Hinata would say if she heard about the party beforehand. She has a tendency to blush, look down at the floor, and fiddle with her hands when nervous, but that’s what makes her so endearing! When it comes to loveable characters Hinata ranks pretty high – she’s cute, shy, and hopelessly in love with Naruto. As long as she’s with all of her friends (and a certain blonde boisterous shinobi) she’ll definitely come out of her shell for the party, but just look out for her Byakugan!
Assuming Neji doesn’t show up, the birthday bash would be good times. Neji isn’t necessarily a terrible person, but he’s got serious issues with our bashful heroine (you could even say they’re deadly serious). [Original Series Episode 47: “A Failure Stands Tall”] It’s just not a pretty picture: everyone would be having a great time, and then out of nowhere Neji gets frustrated at Hinata for something and we all get to stare awkwardly at the cake while the Hyuga clan has it out…
As far as the party games go, ninja will always have some jutsu or another that gives them an edge, but the Byakugan takes the cake (no pun intended). Pin the tail on the donkey? Pshaw! Good luck stopping Hinata from seeing through the blindfold. [Original Series Episode 149: “What’s the Difference? Don’t All Insects Look Alike?”] If she can instantly spot every bug of a certain species in a forest, I don’t even want to think about how badly she’d cream everyone at “Penny Hunt.”* Of course it doesn’t help that she’s kind of an experienced treasure hunter. [Original Series Episode 175: “The Treasure Hunt is On!”]
I’m not sure if there’s even a point to wrapping your presents with Hinata, but considering how respectful and mild-mannered she is, I’m sure she’d refrain from the x-ray vision. Plus, what’s the fun in unwrapping something when you know what’s inside? Ultimately, Hinata is a huge sweetheart who never gives up so there’s plenty to love. Pour on your well-wishes and show her that you care!
-- Stephen Bajza
Here's a nice little Christmas present to wake up to -- today we're releasing two new episodes of our new action-packed series The Prince of Tennis. Ryoma's tennis skills are earning some serious attention, but will they be enough to earn him a place on the school team? Go to the Prince of Tennis series page to check out all the episodes!
Episode 9: The Hard Day
Ryoma defeats Sadaharu and wins a spot on the regular team. Sadaharu isn’t out of the picture though—he stays on to help train the regulars and introduce them to his special concoction: a vegetable drink guaranteed to make them stronger.
Episode 10: Counterattack! Sasabe Again?
Sasabe has returned! Only this time it’s his father who’s the troublemaker, making a fun day at Kachiro’s father’s tennis club a nightmare. Ryoma tries to diffuse the situation slyly by asking Mr. Sasabe to teach him tennis.
A very merry Christmas to all our viewers -- have a great day and enjoy the presents!
For one day only, on December 27, PlayStation®Network is having an "End of the Year Anime Blowout," with select Naruto and Bleach movies and TV episodes getting deep discounts. Titles that will receive the discount include:
Bleach Movie 1
Naruto Movie 1: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW
Naruto Movie 2: LEGEND OF THE STONE OF GELEL
Naruto Movie 3: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM
First and last 10 episodes of both Bleach and Naruto TV series
Head over to the VIZ Media section of PSN to check out the discounts -- but remember, the sale is for one day only, on December 27!
As we do every Thursday, we've launched a new Naruto Shippuden episode today. The showdown between Sasuke and Itachi may be over, but the story of the Uchiha clan has not fully been revealed... Catch the latest episode and all previous episodes in the Naruto Shippuden section!
Episode 140: Fate
In the Akatsuki hideout Sasuke comes face to face with Madara. Announcing himself as Itachi’s accomplice from that fateful night, Madara goes on to tell Sasuke the truth about Itachi that he could never have known.
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