Episode 6 –
[details=spoiler]Yay! Samurai Flamenco finally got the better of someone all by himself! Granted, the guy was drunk, but still a nice job. I was a little concerned when the guy pulled a knife, but it was fine. However, Samurai Flamenco did get a death threat from one of the bystanders. What?
Samurai Flamenco and the man talk privately, which might have been a dumb thing if he just issued a death threat, and the man introduces himself as Harazuka from Monsters Stationary. Harazuka basically tells him that his attacks methods aren’t all that good and if he keeps being forced to defend himself the way he has been, he will be killed. Harazuka tells him that his passion isn’t enough, and that he needs weapons. Harazuka presents Samurai Flamenco with a case and tells him to consider it a gift from a sympathizer.
Meanwhile, Mari has Mizuki and Moe working on their superhero lines and she wants plenty of “pizzazz”. LOL For Mari, a major part of fighting evil is just show business. But Mari is soon chasing the girls out of her apartment and they wonder if they’re being used. LOL I would say yes. Anyway, Mari is meeting with Goto to do some research on a new song about a policeman. How transparent! LOL And she wants him to wear a uniform of course. She pesters him until he agrees, and she gets all excited when he comes back dressed in the uniform.
Mari tells him that she’s been “naughty” and that he “should conduct a thorough investigation”. I figured that’s what she wanted all along! LOL But the naive Goto still thinks she’s researching a song. He’s not very bright for a cop, is he? But when Mari tries to get closer to him, he warns her not to. Finally realizing what she’s doing, he flicks her on the forehead and tells her that her “feminine wiles won’t work on a cop”. Goto tells her that he’s already taken and Mari immediately thinks of Masayoshi, which made me chuckle.
Telling Mari that he actually has a girlfriend, he checks his phone, and shows it to Mari. I was hoping to see a picture of his girlfriend, but he shows Mari a message instead and tells her that she’s the best woman he could hope for. I like how Mari tried to insist that she was better. Goto leaves, still wearing the uniform, and wishing Mari luck with her song. I can see that she was very disappointed. LOL So much for Mari “picking her target”! I suppose she’ll take it out on the next criminal she meets – with her special move! LOL
Masayoshi is still getting inspiration from his grandfather’s notes, and is ready for another night as Samurai Flamenco. Breaking up a small fight, Samurai Flamenco is suddenly surrounded by a large group, and I wonder if this was staged. I wonder if Harazuka had a hand in this. They try to come at him all at once, but Samurai Flamenco recognizes it as a scene from “Harakiri Sunshine” and knows just what to do. He barges through the crowd and runs. He’s followed and ends up hiding in an alley. But he meets another group that is out to get him and he has to run again.
What is going on? There is a big crowd chasing him down when he receives a call from Goto. Goto has him look at an article from “HIGH ROLLERS HI!” and it explains everything. That night is the last chance to reveal Samurai Flamenco’s true identity and get a huge reward. No wonder everyone in town is chasing him! Konno seems to be desperate, but he’s still nuts! Samurai Flamenco finds a temporary hiding spot and catches his breath, wondering how to get back to the place where he hid his clothes. Maybe he should have checked the web before he went out. LOL
Still being chased, Samurai Flamenco finds a moment of respite in a park, and sees an injured man. He goes to help the man and of course it’s a trap. The man grabs him, saying that the reward will be his. Samurai Flamenco knew it was a trap, but tells the man that there was a possibility that he was really injured, so he will always offer his help. Samurai Flamenco tells the man that tricking people isn’t nice and gets away. But now he has to face some real criminals.
Samurai Flamenco tells the group that he has new abilities, and pulls out his “Samurai Ink Eraser” and his “Samurai Retractable Pen”. Of course the tough guys laugh at him – who wouldn’t? But when Samurai Flamenco puts the two together and shoots one of the guys with “Flamen Shoot”, the guys aren’t laughing anymore. The eraser acts like a rubber bullet and takes one of the bad guys down. The rest of the group make a move towards Samurai Flamenco, but then he pulls out his “Samurai Stapler” which turns into nunchucks!
With a cry of “No need to fear office supplies!”, the guys attack Samurai Flamenco and get stapled together. One was hit with the stapler, but found that it didn’t hurt. That was odd. With the criminals out of commission, Samurai Flamenco runs off again. Now we get to see what was in that case that Harazuka gave him. I like how everything had the Samurai Flamenco logo on it. But why do I get the feeling that Harazuka just got Samurai Flamenco to promote his company’s office supplies for free? Anyway, Harazuka tells him that because the weapons are office supplies, they are not considered illegal. He also would like Samurai Flamenco to collect data as he uses them. Since he will be testing the items, Samurai Flamenco accepts the gift.
Samurai Flamenco is pleased that the weapons work, but how he’s trapped on a rooftop and is backed to the edge by the crowd ready to unmask him. He pulls out his “Samurai Tape Measure” and telling the kids not to try this at home, he does a “Flamen Jump” to the street, getting away once again. Back where he dealt with the bad guys, the criminals are not happy and talk about their ultimate weapon. One of them calls Gouriki-san, but Flamenco Diamond answers the phone instead. The Flamenco Girls got to him first!
I could not stop laughing as Diamond demonstrates the signature move. She stomps on the guy’s crotch and tells the other two girls to then “use a grinding motion, like a whirlpool”. Sapphire takes over and she’s even more vicious than Diamond. And after that timid little first kick too! They are taking the meaning of “Flamenco Girls” to a whole other level. LOL The other bad guys hear Gouriki-san’s screams over the phone before Diamond stomps on that as well. I don’t think she likes having all the attention focused on Samurai Flamenco tonight.
Once again, Samurai Flamenco is cornered and it’s by the same guy from the park. Talk about determined! His tape measure needs to recharge, so he uses “Samurai Gloves” and climbs up the wall. The gloves look like mittens. How is that an office supply? But the man uses the drainpipe to climb up after him. Of course it breaks and Samurai Flamenco goes into action and saves the man. Thankfully, the man is okay, but Samurai Flamenco is injured.
The grateful man says that Samurai Flamenco can’t get away in the shape he’s in and misdirects the rest of the crowd chasing him. The man leaves Samurai Flamenco in the alley, saying that he supposes “heroes really do exist” after all. Hurt, and looking for a place to hide, Samurai Flamenco must now face two more bad guys, and one has a baseball bat. Still, he takes his stance, and the guys can see that he’s in no shape to fight. Suddenly, one goes flying. It’s Goto to the rescue! I guess even heroes need saving once in a while. Samurai Flamenco is confused as to why Goto is there, but Goto used GPS to find him when Samurai Flamenco told him that he needed help.
Goto also notices the new weapons. But now, the Flamenco Girls show up too, disappointed that the bad guys are already taken care of. I loved it when Goto said the “troublemakers” arrived. And seeing the position that Goto and Samurai Flamenco are in, Diamond says she knew that Goto was in love with him all along. LOL Goto really takes offense at that and yells at her. Samurai Flamenco doesn’t know what to think. Too funny! And after the credits, it seems that Harazuka has been keeping an eye on Samurai Flamenco and is ecstatic that his weapons work so well. Konno is disappointed that Samurai Flamenco got away, but he did get plenty of free publicity for his magazine, so it kind of worked out for him. He wonders who to take out to dinner, and sitting in her own empty office, Ishihara feels a shiver run down her spine![/details]