Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WEEABOO SHOGUN PRESENTS: Special Rescue Police Winspector Episode #38

Today, 2-4-2016 (Japan Standard Time), is the 26th anniversary of the first airdate of Winspector. Happy birthday, Winspector!

The Chosen Man

Hisako witnesses a murder on the streets one night, which turns out to be an undercover investigator with the Metropolitan Police Department. The evidence leads to a shadowy conspiracy, and a shocking plot for genocide of Japanese citizens. Winspector steps up to investigate. When one of Hisako's old school friends appears on the list of those marked for death, she steps in directly. With Japan's future at stake, failure is not an option for the team.

I like this episode more every time I watch it. I don't want to get too political here, but predicting a future in which nationalists and politicians conspire to get rid of those who they feel are "worthless to the country" may feel like it rings true in many countries in this day and age.

The exact phrase Matsushita uses is "a person who it doesn't matter if they are there or not there" which I condensed to "worthless".

Battle damage... and Ryoma can shoot left handed!
Fantastic fight scenes in this episode, some of the best in the series. Fire actually shoots people instead of just their guns, and there's some punchin' and kickin' and grapplin'.

The scene where Hisako is in the katsudon restaurant and is so on edge that she perceives everything as a potential murder threat is fantastically well done, and one of my favorites in the series.

Happy Birthday, Ryoma, and fight on, Winspector!

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1 comment:

  1. I'd object slightly to your use of the word 'nationalist'. Nationalists are necessary for a nation to survive. 'Supremacist' would be more apt.