If you couldn’t judge by the title already, this is an episode about a murder hotel. Does it ring any bells?
Japanese Original Episode Title: 殺人ホテルだよ全員集合!!
Somehow Asirpa, Shiraishi, Kironake, and Sugimoto, as well as beast of a human Ushiyama are found to be lodging in the same weird hotel that is owned by an even weirder hostess, who also happens to be a tattooed prisoner who turned himself into a woman (what) and kept eating body parts of humans to stay alive and sexy. I am as lost as you are.
So, Ushiyama is infatuated with the creepy hotel owner and her majestic buttocks, and his whole existence in this episode is trying to convince her to sleep with him and lecturing Asirpa on DICK. How this happened, you may ask? Well, while Shiraishi got sucked into a trap and captured by crazy hotel lady, the rest of the group met Ushiyama and he bought them lunch. They got drunk (nothing new there) and Ushiyama analyzed the grace and importance of DICK to young little starry-eyed Asirpa, hence his new nickname, DICK-sensei.
Later in the episode, everything gets messed up (naturally) and the hotel collapses on Ushiyama and his beloved hotel hostess. Asirpa screams her sensei’s name in the darkness.
A real ladies man: Ushiyama is a veteran at flirting, there is no doubt about that. His technique for getting women to sleep with him include ‘madam, you have a great ass’ and ‘are you going to let me do you’. There’s no way you could possibly go wrong with that. Women love a guy who knows how to be straightforward.
Ienaga: I am not entirely sure how scientifically eating human bodies can turn you into a hot young woman, but I guess Ienaga is up to something there. She’s by far the creepiest character in the show so far, even creepier than the guy who’d get a boner thinking of himself being butchered alive and flayed to pieces. Also, her biting Ushiyama’s tongue… uhhh.
Asirpa’s face: Always a bit of a good laugh watching Asirpa’s reactions to thinking Japanese food is poop. Even more so after she’s done eating it and absolutely loves it.
Dick lecture: Ushiyama educating Asirpa on DICK was the best part of the episode. Highlights: ‘the dick of a gentleman’, ‘dick on the beak’, ‘dick lecture’ and, quite literally, ‘dick sensei’. I mean, even if you don’t enjoy dick as much as the next person does, who wouldn’t enjoy a free lecture on it by a massive scary guy with a huge square popping out of his head?
Themes & Trivia
Sapporo: The capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Sapporo is the fifth largest city of Japan by population and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It is famous for its beer, skiing, and annual Sapporo Snow Festival featuring enormous ice sculptures. It also has a beer museum. If you’ve watched this season’s Food Wars, you probably know all about it already.
Ushiyama: His name in Japanese is written as 牛山, with the first particle being ‘cow’ and the second one being ‘mountain’. The mountain is quite self-explanatory to all, I’m sure, but if you think about it, he actually does have a very ‘cow’ personality. Half-closed eyes, quite low-key reactions, not the brightest mind and of course the forehead of a bull.
Murahashi Kisanari: The name of the beer they’ve been drinking on this episode is the name of the manager of the official garden of the Sapporo Factory in the late 19th century. The Sapporo Factory is a complex that includes a shopping mall, office, multiplex movie theaters, and museum in Sapporo. The building was formerly a brewery that belonged to the old government of Hokkaidō, and later owned by the Sapporo Beer Company, the predecessor of the Sapporo Brewery. The original brewery building was built in 1876.
Last episode coming uppp
I am enjoying this show. I am enjoying it to the point where I’m quite sad it’s finishing soon and I wanna see more. I think that all the historical Ainu facts, the humor, the dicks, and the exciting characters are really doing it for me. Hope the last episode won’t disappoint.
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