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It was a hunt for the second Wude in this week’s episode, titled Future. Here’s the recap. For Her Sake This episode picks up right where Dignified left off, continuing the reveal of Master Lishao Tao’s identity as the stoic woman he met last week: Xiuying Hong. Reading his shock, she verbalizes his internal doubts that a woman could be a master and would never win a fight against him. Despite Ryo’s hesitancy to fight a member of the opposite sex, he agrees to a sparring match with Xiuying, allowing her to demonstrate the martial prowess that earned her the title of master. The pair assume fighting stances and Ryo charges, only to see his barrage of attacks easily avoided as the lightning fast Xiuying dances around him. He...
Welcome to my Shenmue anime Analysis, this time for EP6 Dignified, this Analysis will have SPOILERS of the anime and the games. The episode begin with Ryo on the boat looking at the photo of Iwao with Sunming Zhao, he starts to remember a lot of things that happened in the Yokosuka arc and then touched the plaster, was a nice detail to show a lot of things that happened in the previous episodes. Hong Kong Ryo gets off the boat and remembers the conversation he had with Master Chen about him introducing someone who can help Ryo in Hong Kong, that someone is Master Lishao Tao, after that Joy appears with her motorcycle at great speed and yelled Ryo to move, Ryo move and Joy asks if Ryo is a foreigner, Ryo says he came from Japan, Joy...
This week gave us an exciting introduction to 1980s Hong Kong and a brand new cast of characters. Here’s the recap of Dignified. A Fish Out of Water Ryo disembarks the ship from Yokosuka and is immediately overwhelmed by the bustle of this massive city. He’s nearly run over by brash redheaded biker named Joy after failing to get out of her way. The two engage in an angry back and forth before Joy notices he’s a tourist and softens a bit. She lets him know Hong Kong is a fast moving town and Ryo will need to keep pace before riding off with a passing warning to watch out for pickpockets. As Ryo makes his way down the streets of Aberdeen trying to find his way to Lishao Tao’s residence, he’s approached by a boy pleading help as...
Welcome to my Shenmue anime Analysis, this time for episode 5 Equal, this Analysis will have SPOILERS of the anime and the games. The episode begin with the fight of Ryo VS Guizhang while Terry and his goons are watching the fight. this scene complement what we saw in the ending of the previous episode, we saw the full fight now and i enjoyed that it happened this way. After that Goro see what Ryo did about the number 17, he realized that this is the warehouse of the Mad Angels. Goro decides to go there and he saw Nozomi and overheard the conversation with Terry's goons about Ryo fighthing Guizhang. After that Goro go to the place where Mai-chan stay and explained the situation for her, she had an idea and said for Goro to follow her...
This week we saw our heroes fight their way to the epic conclusion of 1999’s Shenmue. Here’s the recap of episode 5: Equal. Unlikely Heroes We open with a rewind back in time from last week’s final shot that left Ryo and Guizhang knocked out after engaging each other in combat. The fight between these two is raging while Terry and his goons watch at a distance. Meanwhile, Goro arrives at his favorite place to pollute the ocean and notices a meetup signal for Warehouse 17 is etched in the ground. He knows this warehouse belongs to the Mad Angels and goes to investigate, realizing something must be wrong. Sneaking up, he sees Nozomi held hostage with two gang members guarding her. He also overhears the peril Ryo has found himself...

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