Shintetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Conclusion! The Grand Finale!!
-> RTS Page for Shintetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 72
Not just overcoming his unstoppable Emperor aura, Bo-bobo has reached out his hand of acceptance towards Namerou one last time. Will he finally get through...and what about Tsurulina the 3rd!? The end of the saga is near...
Shinsetsu 72: Conclusion! The Grand Finale!!
Bo-bobo: YOU AREN'T SOME TSURULINA THE 5TH. YOU'RE OUR ALLY.
Bo-bobo: THAT'S HOW IT IS, NAMEROU.
Bo-bobo: COME ON BACK, NAMEROU.
Don Patch: Give me caramel.---
Don Patch: WHAT'S WITH THAT ATTITUDE! HEY
Tennosuke: ARE YOU GIVING AN OBJECTION! WERE YOU OBJECTING ABOUT THE CARAMEL---!!
Beauty: STOP THAT!!
Beauty: EVEN HE-KUN!!
Namerou: GET AWAY!!
Don Patch: JUST ME!!?
3rd: GOOD, NAMEROU. LIKE THAT, KILL ALL OF THEM.
Namerou: SHUT UP---DON'T GIVE ME ORDERS--
3rd: ...WHAT? YOU
Dengaku Man: He's defying you, you unsophisticated.
Dengaku Man: Ah----
Bo-bobo: Will you return here and defeat the 3rd together...or still fight us as Tsurulina the 5th...
Bo-bobo: YOUR CHOICES FOR YOUR LIFE ARE TWO! SO YOU SHOULD CHOOSE, NAMEROU!!
Right Sign: Welcome to Team Bo-bobo
Left Sign: Tsurulina the 5th Course
Beauty: WHAT'S WITH THE SET THAT DOESN'T GIVE A FEELING OF TENSION!?
Voice: Naturally it's this one.
Don Patch: Well, well?
Tennosuke: DON'T TOUCH ME.
Don Patch Lun lun
Don Patch: AH-----
Namerou: ......HAA HAA
Namerou: THE PATH I WILL ADVANCE ALONG IS THE JOURNEY OF AN EMPEROR...I CAN'T BACKTRACK NOW.
Pokomi: YOU CAN. COMPLETELY.
Bo-bobo: YOU'VE SPOKEN WELL, POKOMI. DISMISS YOUR FEELINGS...
Bo-bobo: WE'VE PREPARED A 3RD NAMEROU LIFE ROUTE!!
Sign: Eternal School Lunch Curry Duty Route
Caption: Image Drawing
Beauty: WHAT'S WITH THAT LIFE? THAT DUTY...
Don Patch: IT'S SPECIAL TRAINING TO BECOME A FIRST-CLASS CURRY AMBASSADOR. SO EAT IT! GET ON DUTY AND EAT THIS!!
Namerou: IT'S HOT, STOP...GUWAAAA
Bo-bobo: THAT'S WHAT IT IS.
Bo-bobo: NAMEROU IS PROGRESSING TO HIS NEW LIFE. TSURULINA THE 5TH IS RETIRED AS OF TODAY.
3rd: YOOU'VE DONE TOO MUCH----JUST YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY NOT LIVE.
3rd: I'LL KILL YOU HERE TOGETHER WITH NAMEROU.
Heppokomaru: UO, THAT 3RD STILL HAS THAT AURA LEFT?
Bo-bobo: THIS IS BAD: THE REMAINING POWER IS BEING PUT INTO HIS NEXT BLOW!!
Tennosuke: CAN YOU SAVE JUST ME SOMEHOW WITH THIS...
Box: Tokoroten Gift Set
Tennosuke: GYAAAAAA, IT'S ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE---
Tennosuke: S**t, eat in despair, eat in despair.
Beauty: That's...to that extent...
Bo-bobo: FINE THEN...THIS DESTINED BATTLE THAT HAS GONE ON THIS LONE WILL BE CONCLUDED.
Hatenko: BO-BOBO, IT'S UNREASONABLE ALONE.
3rd: PERISH, HAIR RACE!!!
3rd: IT'S OVER, BO-BOBO.
Bo-bobo: YOU CAN'T F**K WITH ME----THIS THING----THIS THING----
(TN: Bo-bobo's little vulgarity here is based on the Japanese world "Zaken", which is literally "f**k you" or "don't f**k with me")
Hatenko: THAT'S WHY IT'S UNREASONABLE ALONE. WE'LL JOIN TOGETHER.
Bo-bobo: ALL OF YOU...
Heppokomaru: HUH, WHERE'S TENNOSUKE? (He's not here--but...)
Tennosuke: Tomorrow? Yeah, that's fine. Hahaha, seriously.
Heppokomaru: THAT GUY!!
Bo-bobo: NO GOOD: HIS POWER ISN'T FALLING. WE CAN'T CREATE AN OPENING FOR HIM...
3rd: IT'S USELESS. DIE.
Don Patch: Calling on the final Bo-bobo warrior.
Kancho: Target Lock On. Energy Charge Complete.
Kancho: KANCHO-KUN, THE SHINING EXAMPLE OF A MAN: GO TO HELL!!!!
Beauty & Heppokomaru: THERE IT IS----THE ALOOF SORROWFUL WARRIOR HAS STABBED THE 3RD IN THE BUTT----!!!
Softon: NOW! GO, BO-BOBO.
Bo-bobo: YOU'VE DONE WELL, STUPID DOG.
(TN: Just a contextual comment: I have no idea if Bo-bobo's "stupid dog" comment refers to Don Patch, his allies sending the aura to him, or the 3rd. Make of it as you please)
Bo-bobo: TAKE THE ULTIMATE "FORM" OF HANAGE SHINKEN, TSURULINA THE 3RD.
Bo-bobo: I'LL SHOW MY TRUE WORTH THAT HAS SURMOUNTED OVER NUMEROUS OLD ENEMIES AND STRUGGLED TO THIS POINT.
Heppokomaru: CLEARLY IT'S MIXED WITH SOME NICE GUYS.
(TN: Yeah...Flowerman shouldn't be there...Bo-bobo never even met Flowerman! And Mesopotamian Civilization...well, he was a bad guy but not even a boss and just plain insane!)
Bo-bobo: SHINSETSU HANAGE SHINKEN CHOUOUGI: GENEHA RUSH!!!!
3rd: GUAAAAAAAA, BOBOBO-----BO BO-----BOBOOO
Beauty: HIS AURA BALL IS DISSAPPEARING.
Bo-bobo: ESSENTIAL: HAIRY INCARNATION OF THE SKY
Bo-bobo: DIGEST THE ANGER OF HAIR!!!
Don Patch: KANCHO-SENSEI
Don Patch: Did you put in everything into that blow after all? You're dead.........
Caption: Aah, farewell Kancho-kun, man of the butt revolution. Your flower has scattered in the sky of this transient world.
3rd: YOU...I'VE BEEN TAKEN TO THIS POINT...
Don Patch: 3RD'S BODY IS CRUMBLING. (This is a scoop, a scoop)
Bo-bobo: ALRIGHT---LET'S END THIS. TAKE THIS: MY ULTIMATE OUGI...
Bo-bobo: HANAGE SHINKEN OUGI: armpit chop.
Beauty: IT WAS EFFECTIVE!!
3rd: ...BO-BOBO...DON'T THINK YOU'VE WON WITH THIS...THE FIRE OF MARUHAGE WILL NOT GO OUT...I WILL BE REVIVED...AGAIN...
3rd: MARUHAGE EMPIRE BANZAI
Caption: HAIR BALL
Bo-bobo: That now was a Hair Ball. It can't be.
Tombstone: Tomb of Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi
Be-bebe: It's been a grave thing when you died and came to not be here a year ago. You were a bad man but
Bu-bubu: Be-bebe, you've come here too?
Be-bebe: Big sister Bu-bubu.
Be-bebe: If we've gathered here like this, then we can remember the battle of a year ago.
SFX: Are Bo-bobo and the others doing well?
Shigeki X: Hehe...That was a Shigeki fight.
Bu-bubu: Even so, the you of then wasn't useful at all.
Be-bebe: I'VE BEEN TRAINING MY LEGHAIRS THOROUGHLY SINCE AFTER THAT. IF THIS WAS NOW, I WOULDN'T LOSE TO BIG BRO BI-BIBI.
Bi-bibi: SO THEN, SHALL WE TEST THAT?
Be-bebe: Big brother Bi-bibi has retunred to life---!!!
Bi-bibi: HEY YOU, WAS I A BAD MAN?
Be-bebe: NO, I WAS WRO...ON THAT, EEH!? EEEH----!!?
Bi-bibi: .........Hmph. I have another debt to that guy Bo-bobo.
Bo-bobo: Have we...done it?
Beauty: With this, the battle is over.
Tennosuke: Even the battle of the Hair Kingdom and the Maruhage Empire, which has gone across this long time, has been brought to an end for the moment from the death of the 3rd.
Tennosuke: The power of our friendship has crushed a mighty evil.
Tennosuke: WITH THIS, THIS MATTER HAS COME TO CONCLUSION.
Beauty: IN THE END, TENNOSUKE HAS TIED THIS UP---!!!
Pokomi: Namecchi, where are you going?
Namerou: I'm going on a journey to search for a path that I can go down.
Namerou: SEE YOU AGAIN, POKOMI.
Beauty: ...You will meet him again.
Bo-bobo: THIS BATTLE IS OVER.
Caption: NEO-MARUHAGE TOKYO 23-WARDS CHAPTER ----END----
White Phantom-Death Disguise Party Member 1: We didn't get to appear.
WPDDP 2: Really, really
WPDDP 3: SO THEN--WANT TO GO HOME AND GET A BIG MAC?
(TN: Yeah, they do ask for a "Makku", which is in reference to McDonalds' famous "Big Mac" burger)
WPDDP 2: THAT'S GOOD. I DO HAVE THIS COUPON FOR A SHAKE.
TN: You've got to love Sawai and his sense of humor about how circumstances has brought him to this point. Even with everything we've seen and the fact that we've literally just smushed several months to years of content within such a short period of time, he has enough to remind us of that "one group of villains he never had the chance to use" in a brilliant throw-away gag like that. We'll never know who the White Phantom-Death Disguise Party is...but at least with that gag, they had at least something in the story as opposed to merely just silent and standing there.
With that said...what can one say about this chapter? I really can't say anything other than my typical "it's rushed and should have spent several chapters developing it" sort of thing...but it is a satisfying and insane conclusion to most of the story elements not just in the 23 Wards arc...but to Shinsetsu...and Bo-bobo in general. Some could say this could actually be the final chapter of the series, but...we'll leave that for next time. There were a lot of great moments that not just recall a lot of the great moments of Bo-bobo in general (the call back to all of Bo-bobo's former villains and the final attacks towards the 3rd, Tennosuke's "conclusive speech" at the end, the whole aspect of the 3rd still thinking the Maruhage Empire will go on without him and there will always be some one hunting hair in this land), but there were some nice conclusive material bringing an end to many of the plot points in this phase of the story. For the most part, this is both Namerou and Pokomi's final chapter in Shinsetsu (they don't show up next time, I am warning of that), and this sort of shows that in some strange way that...they need each other and are the only way the other can exist. Pokomi needs a friend who she can demonstrate her power alongside, while Namerou needed someone whom he can see as an equal instead of just someone whom he can look down upon. One completes the other and that completes themselves. Likewise, Namerou just needed to be convinced once and for all that "his power does not choose who he is". Sure he has the power to be an emperor, but that doesn't mean he has to be one. Yeah I can't stand Namerou and have mentioned it every single time since when I started Shinsetsu, but it is an appropriate aspect to his character that had to be completed as it was this time. (now one hopes he gets into curry like Bo-bobo wants him too) Unfortunately the only Shinsetsu character who gets no completion in this chapter...or ever really is Gaou: from such a hyped character when Shinsetsu started, he had degenerated into...well, literally blowing away this time: no conclusion to his promise, no "death", no finishing his rivalry with Dengaku Man...no the koala just blows away unnoticed never to be seen again, not even on the cover of the final chapter next time. I will probably get into it a bit more with the final overview of Shinsetsu and the Bo-bobo franchise next time, but let's say it's a shame regarding what happened to him. Then again...I did like the nice nod back to the Hair Kingdom with the death of the 3rd and the return of Bi-bibi's Hair Ball: sure we didn't get any of them prior to now but it's always fun to at least see the Hair Siblings go at it against one another. (though Be-bebe needs to find a way to stand up to big brother Bi-bibi...but that would take away a lot of his gags)
So...what's left? Well...that's for the next chapter to tell us. It's been a long road, both for Bo-bobo and for us...but who knows where that road will finally take us as the final stop on our crazy Hajike adventure approaches...