Katanagatari 04

In many ways, the best and the most trolling episode of the series so far….

But first, prerequisite Togame fanservice….

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But really, this episode is a Nanami episode more than anything, and her fans are going to LOVE this episode since it reveals a very different side to her that totally changes what most people will probably think of her after this….

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So yes….. Nanami is actually the single most scariest character of the whole show. Sure the Maniwani faggots are pretty much useless cannon fodder, but the way she takes them out like a kid with a magnifying glass using it against a bunch of bugs without neither restraint nor compassion towards them is truly…. nasty. Not to mention it’s Mai Nakahara, channeling her best deadpan yandere voice out here. No wonder she was hired specifically for Nanami. After this episode…. so yeah. Hell, you’d be more rooting for the Insect Trio after watching this episode rather than for her. She clearly does not need any at all.

Oh, on the other hand, what about the supposed epic battle between Shichika and Sabi Hakuhei…?

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We only get to hear Shichika and Togame’s after-battle discussion about Sabi’s tactics and techniques, etc. etc.

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Holy fucking trolling for those expecting really epic shit from this episode. But then again, Nanami’s total pwnage of the three ninja’s probably more than makes up for the lack of true swordfighting action this time round, and they sure weren’t kidding about the “raised some eyebrows” part. Ultimate yandere sister or ULTIMATE YANDERE SISTER? Hurr…..

I do hope Nanami does join them for the sword hunt. Actually I think she might just fucking finish the whole hunt by her own self. Poor Shichika’s gonna get “disciplined” when they’re done, herp derp.

P.S. Full version of naked Togame can be found here.


  1. The Hordesman Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    When the second ninja prepared for his battle, I couldn’t help but notice the obvious tragedy clichés being made fun of, three of them in a row even!

  2. Son Gohan Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:38 am

    Well, I for one am majorly PISSED.
    You can’t troll your audience like that, damn you White Fox!
    They even had a fake preview last time with Sabi Hakuei slashing open a whole shark. I was expecting some AWESOME action from this episode and they just had to skip the best battle like that? I don’t know if this shit is Nisioisin’s fault or not but I am disappointed to say the least.
    I couldn’t care less about a little Mary Sue who can learn every technique just watching it once or twice (who are you, an Uchiha?). I wanted my swordmen action, I feel betrayed. I hope that White Fox will be punished by abysmal DVD sales.

  3. Kaisos Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    @Son Gohan:


  4. temperus Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:50 am

    Looked nice, less animation. Epic troll was epic, but they really over-extend the dialogue to the point where it’s not a parody anymore but just falling into their own tropes. There’s a point where it stops being funny and you just wish they’d get on with it.. maybe a nice abridgment would be in order? I’m still not convinced that they need more than 22 minutes to get the material across, and this might help them storyboard and pace it a little more cleverly (maybe animate it a little more as well). But anyway, my opinions can go to hell, it’s still fun enough.

  5. Grimmer Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    I knew the bug trio was gonna get ripped apart when there was all this build up about them being good buddies who might change their lives for the better etc. You knew from the start they were gonna die…but at that point it was certain they were gonna suffer badly, lol.
    Though I thought it was a shame that they made her ‘crazy strong’ instead of just a bit better than Shichika. Considering the sweet opening of ep. 1, I would’ve preferred it if the sixth head was kept as some sort of insurmountable bigger-than-life block of awesome. It’s just not cool that they place her a level above daddy.

    Either way, her arc is probably the best in the series…some nice stuff up ahead.

  6. Phuong Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 5:22 am

    The Shichika VS Sabi Hakuhei fight will be on the DVD release. I’m calling it right now.

  7. metalsnakezero Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 5:31 am

    Wow, they trolled us big time and did a really good job of it.

  8. Caraniel Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    I really wanted my epic action and shark cutting…..but scary as feck Nanami was pretty awesome too.

  9. Heinsia Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    Why do you call Nanami yandere while she doesnt even love anyone ? :\ Is your vocabulary so limited you can only think of that word to call her kind of character ?

    Btw I was also on the insects squad’s side, they were even more likely to be on the main character’s side than Nanami…..

  10. sage Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    since it reveals a very different side to her that totally changes what most people will probably think of her after this….

    I called it in episode 1, but nobody paid attention to me :S

    I didn’t expect her to be this yangire, though. I’m smitten. I’m in love.

  11. Silver Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Woohooo! I knew that Nanami is one dangerous person ever since first episode. She was the the first one to react to the ninja so that pretty much right there shows that she is probably quite stronger than Shichika. But heck, yeah, now this is awesome.

  12. Rockmanshii Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    Felt really trolled too when my slicing shark action was nowhere to be seen but I went over it since they gave so much Nanami.
    I just hope the most obvious thing won’t happen that is she will find a Deviant Blade that make the user weaker so she’ll be able to feel effort and stuff and so Shichika will have to kill her to retrieve the blade.
    I just hope she joins with them.

  13. Syaoran Li Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 9:19 am

    I knew you would say that ^_^

    And yeah, fucking Mai Nakahara performance as nanami here. She’s batshit insane.

    Oh yeah, I really loved this episode, with all and the trolling on us.

  14. Vile Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    This episode was retarded as fuck. If they don’t show the fight between Sabi and Shichika after so much build up, then I don’t see any reason not believe they won’t do something like this again.

  15. skyhack Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Loved it. Troll on, big mama!

  16. Rei Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    Giant troll. I was waiting all episode and sitting through all the talking to see the sea get split in half and got nothing but more dialogue LOL. But dayumn, the sister sure did send shivers down my spine. She is the l33t0rs. She would indeed just finish the rest of the journey :P

  17. Ryn Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    Whitefox did what kyoani couldn’t: Troll you and make you love it.

  18. queenie Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    Awww…poor little people got trolled. Whatever. Knowing how NisiOisin is as an author, this probably happened in the 5th volume too. And so what if they did? They probably already saw this coming so they’re probably putting the whole fight on the DVD release of it. So quit fucking complaining you babies.

    But seriously: Nanami = scariest character I have ever seen. And since I spoiled myself on accident, Nanami is going to become pretty epic in the last few eps….

  19. yomikoma Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Yeah, this was pretty excellent. I was laughing out loud in my room at how well I had been trolled. And it’s not like they gave us nothing – they promised pie and provided cookies. Since I’m still ahead by some cookies I won’t complain.

  20. Jaysus Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 4:36 am

    Nanami is totally going to be the final boss. She’ll get one of the swords and it’ll take over her.

    episode 12 = brother vs. sister

    Not even the slightest bit of doubt in my mind now.

  21. Horatio Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    Frankly man I get the point that its being a parody but the dialog even though well written just goes on far too long and I end just not even reading it and then just want it over and done with. This really shouldnt be the effect of any story on the viewers and its not like I need michael bay action all the time, I have immense respect for plots and character development but this just falls flat, the director isnt very good.

    The fighting is really pathetic and frankly I would be fine with that but the truth is the approach to the martial arts is cool one so I would like it actually used more.

    Finally I am incredible annoyed at the lack of the fight, I have been getting slowly bored but still eagerly anticpating each episode but such little progression and then the blatent lying of what to expect in this episode.

    Dont show a preview of something and then not show it, it would of been hilarious if they had just kept it to the conversation but by showing the preview it really pissed me off.

    I was already on the threshold to giving up and unless someone can seriously convince me this is worth it I aint bothering with it anymore.

  22. CaptainBright Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    After watching this episode, I can say that Nanami isn’t even a yandere, but a yangire to the max. Heck, even the Maniwa guys in this one weren’t long talkers like the 1st and 3rd, and they got owned worse than those guys.

    Honestly, just imagining her in a universe like Hokuto no Ken is just……………………………….horrifying.

  23. Dude Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Drop her into Naruto world will give the Uchiha guys a run for their lives.

  24. Psycho Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    New kind of troll. I’ve been waiting for a month and optimistic that battle between Shichika and Sabi will be awesome. But, just another troll. But Nanami is very pleasant for watching too.

  25. Nosgoroth Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    Nanami for final boss. Expect her to get a hold of one or more of the deviant blades and then go to suffer some Power Incontinence à là Heroes, or simply be overwhelmed by the “poisoning”. Especially obvious considering she was basically left “sealed” on that island by her father, and then conveniently Kirbies Surf and Flight.

  26. manga Said,

    April 27, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    Larger version of OP pic if you didn´t already have it:

    About the episode. I can see the final ep before me and who the final boss is going to be. But I hope it won´t end that way.

    But damn that older sister is terrifying. What´s with the creepy smile?

    I´m more scared of her than I would be for anyone else in the show.

  27. Keii Said,

    August 18, 2010 @ 2:29 am

    I’d prefer if you didn’t toss out words like “faggot” so easily. Why would you call them faggots? For one, Chouchou said explicitly that after the battle, if he won, he would be marrying the other Maniwa general, a FEMALE.

    Thank you.

  28. Kaio Said,

    October 16, 2010 @ 4:23 am

    WTH? I was expecting to see a bad ass battle… I’m pissed.

  29. WasabiSpider Said,

    November 20, 2010 @ 3:51 am

    Ah, man…that troll was definitely epic, I wanted to see that fucking shark get split, man. But what killed me more was how dangerous Nanami is…that shit’s just ridonculous, man.

  30. Kelbek Said,

    April 8, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    When Sabi got killed off screen, I LOL-ed. It’s like the whole show has been building up to the fight and then. DING! RIP Sabi.
    The thing with Nanami was an OMG moment. I expected Maniwani to be the comedic villains, but they do seem to have a lot of redeeming qualities now… even if they are made fun of all the time.
    Over all, I kinda like the unconventional approach, but I wish they would show us the real fight that destroyed the whole island at some point.

  31. FripSide Said,

    July 16, 2011 @ 2:54 am

    The hell they will put Sichika vs Sabi fight in episode 4
    i bought the dvd and what i get in episode 4? NOTHING BUT SAME AS THE TV AND YOUTUBE ONE DAMN IT

  32. Nako Said,

    November 30, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Yangire rather than Yandere is the better term for her behaviour.
    Yangire=not motivated by love; Yandere=motivated by love.

  33. Sucker Said,

    December 12, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    What the Hell is going on? Where is the special announced fight from the preview? Are f**** kidding me?
    For this f***ed up sh** they never see even one cent from me! This is f***ing retardet.

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