[RELEASE] Digimon Xros Wars II – 06 (60) H264 & XViD
The sixth episode of Digimon Xros Wars: The Boy Hunters Who Leap Through Time!
Note by onkeikun: As someone who once fought kendo, let me tell you a few things about it to make this episode clearer. Kendo is fought with wooden swords and protective armor. You may strike at the top of your opponent’s head (men), their wrists (kote), or the sides of their torso (dou) to win points.
The schools in this episode are playing a team competition of five rounds, split by five separate positions. The first position (I translate it as “first round”) is “senpou” (先鋒), and that person is expected to set the tempo for the rest of their team, being the first one to fight. The second position is “jihou” (次鋒). Both “senpou” and “jihou” can be juniors of their team, while the third position “chuuken” (中堅) and onwards are people with greater experience. The fourth position “fukushou” (副将) is literally ‘second-in-command’, and “fukushou” is expected to fight hard, even if the “senpou,” “jihou,” and “chuuken” have already won or lost the game by 3 wins and 2 losses. The last position “taishou” (大将) is the ‘leader’ of their team, someone with great skill and usually the captain. The fighting style of the “taishou” is how the team will carry on to their next game, and it is quite often how the kendo match is remembered best.
Winning a team competition at 3-2 (or even 4-1, who knows) is how Musashi lost against Taiki but was able to move on to the Nationals.
For further interest in kendo, you can read more about it on wikipedia.