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The Spider Riders prepare to fight Aqune while Beerain enters the kingdom in an attempt to steal one of the Oracle Keys. The soldiers are unprepared for her attack and easily outnumbered. Meanwhile, Lily rushes to get the man from Numa and Sparkle to safety. At the battle, Magma, Hunter and Corona attempt to destroy Aqune’s mask. However, she blocks all of their assaults and injures them pretty badly. Lumen and Ignus return to the castle to help the soldiers fight off Beerain’s troops. However, Beerain herself heads inside of the castle and forcefully takes the man’s oracle key. However, Grasshop takes the key from her and runs off with it to deliver it to Mantid by himself, in the hopes of getting out of trouble. Beerain attempts to go after him, but Lumen and Ignus get to her first. Grasshop, being Grasshop, stops and notices that Buguese is busy dealing with the Spider Riders. He stops to gloat but is challenged by Sparkle, who demands that he return the key. Sparkle transforms, ready to fight him. Grasshop laughs, finding this to be ridiculous, but Sparkle pummels him while screaming at him to return the key. She successfully retains it. Using the Oracle, Corona somehow brings the key toward Hunter. Hunter transforms and is successful in breaking Aqune’s mask in half. Aqune decides to give Hunter the key. However, Buguese attacks Hunter with a machine sector. Because of Corona and Aqune’s oracle powers, Hunter transforms into an entirely new state and easily defeats the machine sector. Buguese and Aqune leave while Hunter declares to the other Spider Riders that they’ll be going to save Numa.

Excellent episode. The highlight by far was Sparkle’s utter ownage of Grasshop. There’s a reason why Sparkle’s one of my favorite characters. She rocks. Hopefully this will be the last time someone underestimates her ability. She may be cute and little, but she is technically a Spider Rider. Hotarla was amazingly cute in this scene, mostly just replying to Sparkle’s demands with her little, “kyu, kyu!” Awesome. Hunter has gained yet another transformation. This time, he’s got odd looking things growing out of his back. It’s pretty absurd looking, but I suppose a bit cool. I very much feel bad for the generic soldiers of Arachna. They’re flat-out useless without the Spider Riders. At least they’re putting up a noble effort by attempting to fight against the Insectors. One other good point about this episode was the animation quality. While 24 was lacking, this one looked stunning. I can forgive them for the slight budget problem in the past after seeing just how awesome this episode looked. Because you know I can’t go without mentioning my precious Buguese and Aqune, here goes. Aqune’s mask(s) take serious damage. Just how many does she have? I wonder if Buguese ever tries to fix the broken ones with crazy glue. Do they even have that stuff in the Inner World? This one got sliced in half. The half-mask look is actually pretty cool. I’m sure she’ll have a fixed mask by her next appearance, sadly. The worst thing about this episode? No preview! How am I supposed to know what happens next. I really, really want to know. Hopefully, there will be a new OP and Ed next time.There will most likely be a new ED, because they changed it at episode 13. With the OP, that’s just wishful thinking. In uber-wishful thinking, there should be a cute pic of Buguese and Aqune together in the possible new OP. ^_^;

Aqune is pleased to beat the crud out of Magma again Beerain makes a sneak attack Finally, Sparkle gets to battle It's not a good idea to get Sparkle mad Celebrating their victory Hunter has propellers growing out of his back


21 Comments so far

That last picture of Buguese and I scares me… I really dig that BeeRain screencap. She just gets better and better as the series goes on XD And of course, this episode would be nothing without my Grasshop *glomps* I really wish I had those Sparkle transformation scenes for my Sparkle/Stags video…Guess I can save it for the full version XP

Comment by Grasshop 09.29.06 @ 6:43 pm

I like Hunter’s new battle suit-it’s like the complete form of the Elecktra Twist Battle Suit. It made me laugh to see Sparkle kick Grasshop’s butt!She really showed she not just a cute face!^-^I can’t belive the Spider riders had Aqunne right there!BUT-NOO-She got away!And if the Invecteds do ever rule Arachna(not like they ever will)where would Aqunne’s place be?The humans would be gone and she would propbabaly be treated lowly because she would be no more use to them. I liked this episode alot. You do awesome reviews,Tl-Chan!

Comment by Corona 10.08.06 @ 12:52 pm

@Corona- Thanks. I’m flattered.
Is it wrong that I’d actually like Aqune to stay with the Invectids? ^_^;

Comment by TL-chan 10.08.06 @ 4:16 pm

It kind of is, Tl-chan. Why do you like the Invecteds?They’ll never rule Arachna-Never!’Cause the SPIDER RIDERS will make sure of that!^-^I like Aqune but Corona/Hunter are a great couple(even though they deny it-they like eachother). But that’s just one person’s opioion. But if you like them to sty like that then that’s fine!^-^

Comment by Corona 10.14.06 @ 10:38 am

@Corona- The reason why I support the Invectids is because I tend to be sympathetic toward villains. Not all villains though. As interesting as I find him, I hope for Mantid to fail miserably. More rather, I support Buguese. I think he’s a very interesting character, especially after certain spoilers I read about him. Plus, they’re not as evil in the Japanese version, which is the one I’ve been following. Had I seen the English version of episode 23 first, I’d probably be in agreement with you. Thorughout the series, Buguese in particular has had the most dialogue changes between versions.

Oh and of coruse I like Hunter/Corona. It’s quite an obvious (and cute) pairing. I like several pairings, but none to the extent that I like Buguese/Aqune.

Comment by TL-chan 10.14.06 @ 10:49 am

Tl-Chan, whenever theres a episode that involves Hunter and Corona’s realtionship, could you put up more pictures of them for me and other people who like them? I’d reall appreciate it. Bugesse is somewhat alright in alot of animes I watch, I’m always with the good guys, not the bad guys. I like Bugesse’s hair style but I hate his English vocie-acting-It sounds awful!

Comment by Corona 10.16.06 @ 10:06 pm

@Corona. I plan to continue covering this, but I haven’t been able to get any episodes lately. The series is on hiatus in both the US and Japan. The Cnadian version finally caught up, so I should have a new entry up next week, as soon as episode 27 airs. I don’t know if it’ll focus on Hunter/Corna though.
Also, Buguese’s English voice is rather annoying, but not as annoying as his unecessary English dialogue alterations.

Comment by TL-chan 10.17.06 @ 5:41 am

Thanks and i agree about Buguesse’s voice acting.Hey, do you like Konjiki no Gash Bell?(that’s Japanese for Zatch Bell).

Comment by Corona 10.18.06 @ 7:58 pm

sparkle is sooo cute! does anyone know where i can find a video clip for this episode?

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 11.03.06 @ 2:33 pm

I do!!!If you go on u-tube.com (type in spider riders)there’s a 2 part episode on there…I think it’s episode 26!So type in spider riders/episode 26 or just spider riders/26!!!^_^

Comment by bb/puppyface 11.03.06 @ 8:17 pm

….well of course it’s episode 26…it’s under the catigory isn’t it.

Comment by bb/puppyface 11.03.06 @ 8:27 pm

thanks for the tip bb/puppyface, i’ll check it out.
if anyone knows of another site, please let me know!

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 11.04.06 @ 6:32 pm

no prob!i’m always on there.the u.s version stopped for me…so that’s the only site i now of to watch the whole episode!-_-…^-^

Comment by bb/puppyface 11.04.06 @ 8:21 pm

i saw it! sparkle was great! she kicked ass! seriously! i loved the transformation!
“spider rider!” “kyu kyu!”

is there a sight that let’s you download spider rider episodes? i can’t find one…

oh, 1 last thing. grasshop pretty much asked for a beating. i mean “go home and play with your dollies”?! tsk tsk tsk… grasshop was really funny in that scene! “and all the invectids will look up to me! even the ones that are taller than me” (or something like that…) but it was funny! “return it!” just wish i could download it…

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 11.06.06 @ 2:26 pm

i wish kids’wb wasn’t so stupid. i can’t believe they stopped showing it! they do that to all the good shows and only keep the crappy ones.

oh yeah! i saw part of “corona’s homecoming” and… she’s cool, but she kinda gets me mad. thing is my favorite characters have a habit of hanging around with guys: misty, may, kimiko, maylu & roll (see what i mean?!) the list goes on! and lumen had to rub it in! how did sparkle end up with him as a brother?! aw, well. at least it’s funny. there just has to be a site somewhere. i’ll keep looking. i wonder where the people on you tube got the episodes…

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 11.06.06 @ 2:36 pm

@Princess Sparkle- I do know of a place with downloads, but we’re currently refreshing episodes, so only a few are available. Check it out here: http://z10.invisionfree.com/Mantids_Fortress/index.php?showtopic=6

I wish both Kids WB and TV Tokyo weren’t stupid.

The thing about female characters usually hanging with guys is just a trend in shounen anime. They’re geared towards boys, who are the main characters in those series, but they need to put female characters in there somewhere (though rabid yaoi fangirls tend to disagree with that). Therefore, they usually hang out with the boys.

About Youtube, a friend of mine puts the episodes up. That would be Grasshop, who’s commented here before. Some of the episodes she gets from a person in Canada whom I’m guessing tapes them from his TV. Others actually come from me, thanks to the Japanese P2P program Winny.

Comment by TL-chan 11.06.06 @ 4:20 pm

oh, ok! i get the whole anime thing now. it’s a very weird but entertaining trend if you ask me. thanks for everything Tl-chan. thanks to you i know what is happening in spider riders. if it wasn’t for you i’d be wondering what is going on. :)

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 11.06.06 @ 6:53 pm

same as me!if it weren’t for tl-chan i would be going crazy trying to find out what might of happened on spider riders!^_-

Comment by bb/puppyface 11.06.06 @ 7:17 pm

Your bit about the generic soldiers, that’s something called “the Stormtrooper Effect”. It’s really quite amusing. Check it out on Wikipedia.

Comment by Runty 11.18.06 @ 8:17 pm

I like the aqune one

Comment by Hunter 07.06.08 @ 8:34 pm

Tlchan animeblogger.. Bully :)

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