Episode 16 Discussion: "Lullabies of the Lost, Verse 1"

Shredder 12-10-2005 10:31 PM
Tonight's episode is the start of another two-part arc. This time there's a focus on all of the characters plus a lot of great action (as usual). Enjoy!
Sephiroth 12-10-2005 11:21 PM
That was quite awesome. I wasn't shocked that the group split up, since it had to happen eventually. However, I really did not think the break up would go like that. It was cool to see another one of Jin's former classmates from his dojo. The small fight scene between Mugen and the forest guy (don't know his name) was also cool, I think that was the first appearance of a crossbow on this show. It was also cool to see a flashback of Fuu and the person who one would assume to be the Sunflower Samurai. Obviously he left her when she was young, which would explain why she wants revenge. I have to wonder why the government wants the forest guy, and what connection he has to the man on fire in the opening of the episode. Overall good episode, and I cannot wait to see part 2.
newnightcreature0 12-11-2005 12:08 AM
isnt it suppose to be verse 1? whatever. good episode.
Hobodoken 12-11-2005 02:05 AM
Good episode, lots of "woah" points, and significant development for Fu and Jin. Though Mugen seemed to just act lecherous, run around and then get accused of being someone else. Overall a nice episode.
David Ryder 12-11-2005 03:43 AM
another decent episode. finally nice too see some charecter development for a change.
Xero-Hour 12-12-2005 12:44 AM
i gotta admit that is what i though when i first hear"a samurai who smells of sunflowers"
Nine Kuze 12-12-2005 10:43 AM
This was another good episode. Samurai Champloo is surely stepping up its game with its recent episodes. So, the group finally split up huh? Is it just me or does Jin have some hidden feelings for Fuu and vice versa because that's what I've been sensing from the two for a while now.

And as far as the samurai who smells of sunflowers goes...
spoiler (highlight to read):
From Answers.com: It later is revealed that the samurai that smells of sunflowers is Fuu's father, a member of the persecuted Christian minority, who left his wife and child to protect them from reprisal. Without her father around to support them, Fuu and her mother led a difficult life until Fuu's mother died of illness. Fuu wishes to find her father and pummel him as revenge for the suffering he caused her mother. So, its kind of like a Hohenheim/Edward relationship from FullMetal when you think about it...

The forest guy who was attacking Mugen was interesting and I wonder what him and that group of warriors at the end want with Mugen. Jin fought another disciple from his dojo and that was a cool fight and it was even cooler at the end when Jin said he should be dead anyway and walked off the cliff. And that guy who saved Fuu is really suspicious to me for some reason. But hell, he saved her life so he's alright with me.
Gato Gurl914 12-12-2005 11:03 AM
i was kinda disapointed. but maybe because i loved bogus booty too much.