It’s finally here, or more rather, it aired 2 days ago, but in any case, I’ve been waiting to see this one in Japanese for some time. As usual, there’s no need to summarize what I already have, but I was tempted to do it anyway. My reason for not doing so is that I’m afraid it would be a totally biased and perhaps not entirely truthful summary. And that exemplifies my passionate obsession with this episode.

So anyway, there were quite a few changes this week. Some new dialogue towards the beginning, from the Nuumans and from Grey(Slate). My only guess as to why this was cut was due to time constraints or something, because I didn’t see anything wrong with it.

As for the important parts of the episode, the Mantid fight went basically the same, though the thing with Grasshop was a bit more serious. I found it amusing when Mantid actually referred to himself as “Mantid-sama.”

Then we have the romantic key scene where Buguese frees Aqune. Rather than Buguese doing a whole mental speech, there was mostly just dramatic silence. However, that made it seem really pretty. I was hoping they’d play better music (like that BGM from episode 40 that I really liked) but they did choose a fitting track. There really was almost a more romantic angle to the Japanese version, somehow, even if Buguese didn’t actually go out and admit his care for Aqune. I also liked the fact that Aqune too seemed to show some sort of feelings for Buguese, defintely more so than in the English version. One could say that her being concerned about him in the dub would’ve been the same she would’ve felt towards anyone, because that’s just the way Aqune is, but here when she said his name, it reminded me of all the times Corona said Hunter. It’d be hard to argue that in those cases, Corona didn’t sound like she loved Hunter. Ha! It’s love! I knew it! *gets shot*

So anyway, unless I find more B/A some kind of change of great significane in episodes 50-52, I probably won’t do anymore SR posts. Yes, those of you who read this blog for other things can celebrate now. I conclude this post with a bunch of screenshots sans Teletoon logo. Unfortuantely, I capped most of the episode when I watched the dub, but it’s fun to abuse my newfound power to take clean pictures. ^_^;

98 Comments so far


Comment by Michele 09.20.07 @ 4:57 pm

@Michele- Hi.

*is currently bored due to waiting for something to update.*

Comment by TL-chan 09.20.07 @ 5:48 pm

Isn’t the 5th and 6th pic out of order?

Comment by Mary 09.20.07 @ 8:26 pm


who are you? you new here?

Comment by Michele 09.20.07 @ 9:34 pm

@Mary- *shrug* Yeah, I think so. I was fighting with my file transfer program, so I wasn’t paying attention to image ordering. Will fix.

Comment by TL-chan 09.21.07 @ 6:30 am

Yeah, I am new here. I just noticed this.

Comment by Mary 09.22.07 @ 3:35 pm

nice to meet you:) my name’s Michele

Comment by Michele 09.22.07 @ 10:29 pm

@Mary- Hello. Suppose it’s rude of me to not welcome you.

Now, it’s question time, just because I’m overly curious. Your answers won’t affect my opinion of you or anything, but what characters and pairings do you like?

Comment by TL-chan 09.23.07 @ 10:56 am

Oh, I like BuguesexAqune!

Comment by Mary 09.23.07 @ 3:40 pm

@Mary- ^^
You win.

Comment by TL-chan 09.23.07 @ 7:40 pm

tell us about yourself mary.

Comment by Michele 09.23.07 @ 8:40 pm

Well, I really like Anime, and I draw well. I like to draw Aqune.

Comment by Mary 09.24.07 @ 5:04 pm

where are you from? and say do you like mangas?

Comment by Michele 09.24.07 @ 7:35 pm

Welcome Mary.

I like drawing Corona. Sparkle too. I did draw Aqune once before, as Mileena from Mortal Kombat.

As for my other drawings, you guys will see them in a few days, maybe sooner if I’m not lazy.

Say TL-chan, any luck with the transformation clips of Sparkle and Corona? I can understand if you’re busy…

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.25.07 @ 1:12 am

@Mary- Cool. Got a scanner, by any chance? I draw way too many Buguese/Aqune pics for my own good, but I’ve drawn basically everyone.

@Princess Sparkle & Corona- Sorry, I completely forgot. I’ll get to that as soon as possible.

Edit: Okay, here’s Corona’s long transformation, from episode 2. I only had the raw, so the dialogue is in Japanese and the BGM is different:

This is the normal one, taken from a random English episode I had:

I’ll do Sparkle’s after school. I don’t think I have any of the episodes where she transforms in English though, so it’ll be another Japanese clip.

Comment by TL-chan 09.25.07 @ 6:35 am

@Princess Sparkle & Corona-
Here’s Sparkle’s:

Comment by TL-chan 09.25.07 @ 1:17 pm

Michele- I’m from Canada, Toronto. And I have heard of mangas, but I don’t own one.

Princess Sparkle and Corona- Thank you! Come to think of it, I think I drawed over 100 pictures of Aqune.

TL-Chan- Not to upset you, but I don’t know what’s a scanner. There was this 1 picture I drawed with Aqune and Buguese.

Comment by Mary 09.25.07 @ 3:44 pm

mind if i recomend one?

Comment by Michele 09.25.07 @ 6:01 pm

Um… Yeah?

Comment by Mary 09.25.07 @ 8:15 pm

Thanks TL-chan, but I have some bad news… :(
I couldn’t get Corona’s transformation from episode 2 or Sparkle’s Transformation. I’m really dissapointed, especially since I wanted to hear the Japanse bg music and wanted to get Sparkle’s transformation. However, I was able to get Corona’s regular transformation, so at least I have that, so Thanks. Maybe you could put them somewhere else? Like the place you put the PPGZ group transformation. I mean, I was able to get that okay without any problems…

Darn you MegaUpload, always switching servers and what not (that’s the message I keep getting.)

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.25.07 @ 8:34 pm

GOOD NEWS! I tried again, only this time instead of clicking on the button, I moved the cursor over it, right clicked and then clicked on save target as and then when the message came out again I clicked on the button and it actually continued downloading from where it left off, so I was able to get everything, so, Thanks again TL-chan! ^-^

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.25.07 @ 10:03 pm

okay it’s called Fruits Basket. it’s about a young girl named Tohru Honda whose mother died in a car accident making her a orphan. she has 2 best friends a yankee girl and a goth girl who can sence peoples eletric waves. she has moved in with 3 members of the Sohma family and later finds out that the Sohma family is curesd by the vengeful spirit of an animal from the Chinese Zodiac when ever they are hugged by the opposite gender or becomes very weak or sick the change into their animal.

Comment by Michele 09.25.07 @ 10:53 pm

I heard of Fruits Basket before.

Comment by Mary 09.26.07 @ 6:24 pm

Okay, I finally drew a couple of pictures.
These are the cosplay ones from before, but now you can see the colors better (though they came out a bit dark):

This one is sort of a Corona transformation fanart:

And finally, the long overdue Corona as Kitana:

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.26.07 @ 7:04 pm

How do you make pics, again?

Comment by Mary 09.26.07 @ 8:13 pm

Mary- you have? by who

princess Sparkle & Corona- those pics are awesome:)

Comment by Michele 09.26.07 @ 9:40 pm

@Mary- What do you mean?

@Michele- Thanks. ^-^

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.26.07 @ 9:53 pm

Michele- Made 1.

Princess Sparkle & Corona- I meant by making pictures on Photobucket.

I just made an Aqune avatar a few days ago and I really don’t remember…

Comment by Mary 09.26.07 @ 10:06 pm

@Mary- You mean how you put them in photobucket?
Well, you have to register, then login, then below where it says upload to, click browse and then find/click on the image you want to add to photobucket, click open button, then click upload and in a little bit, the image will be added to photobuket.
If you end up putting it in a wrong photobucket folder, you can always move it…

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.26.07 @ 11:58 pm

@Princess Sparkle & Corona- Love the new drawings. I’d post my Spider Riders/G-Gundam cosplay drawing here, if not for the fact that it looks totally bizarre. Though, personality-wise, Buguese does make a great Domon.

Comment by TL-chan 09.27.07 @ 6:21 am

tl-chan show us!

Comment by Michele 09.27.07 @ 8:26 am

@Michele- Well, okay. The fact that colored pencil doesn’t scan well makes it even worse. It’s Buguese and Aqune as Domon and Rain from G-Gundam, and I think only the fact that cosplay drawings sounded fun possessed me to do it.

If anyone’s interested, some of my less random Spider Riders drawings can be found here (but not all are SR related):

Comment by TL-chan 09.27.07 @ 1:12 pm

TL-Chan- *stares at the pictures on DeviantArt* You’re really obsessed with BuguesexAqune.

But at least you like HunterxCorona.

Comment by Mary 09.27.07 @ 4:43 pm

Princess Sparkle & Corona- And what I mean is how to make the pictures, then put them up on Photobucket.

Comment by Mary 09.27.07 @ 5:33 pm

@Mary- Yeah… a bit obsessed *blinks*

I tend to be open with shipping, though I hate Buguese/Beerain (more because of how it was handled in the show than the princible of it) and I don’t much care for Magma/Aqune (because it makes very limited sense outside of fanon Magma loves Quake so much.) I actually have a bunch of slash ships, and I also like Lumen/Sparkle, Solan/Illuma, and a little bit of Hunter/Aqune, but generally, I’ve noticed it’s hard to ship anything in this fandom. The general fanbase seems to be H/C, B/B, H/A and if you like anything else you shalt be flamed. B/A is slightly popular, but anything else really is ignored. Actually though, I’ve noticed that Aqune is starting to become the fandom bicycle, because I think I’ve seen her shipped with every major male character (yes, even Mantid.)

Comment by TL-chan 09.27.07 @ 5:33 pm

those pics are awesome TL-chan:) say Mary how old are you? and whens your birthday?

Comment by Michele 09.27.07 @ 6:31 pm

@TL-chan- Cool…!

@Mary- You mean how did I put the pictures on the computer and added it to photobucket? I took pictures of my drawings with a digital camera, and then, put them on the computer and then on photobucket. As for drawing them, I just drew…

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.27.07 @ 7:32 pm

TL-Chan- What, FLAMED!?

Michele- My birthday’s May 06.

Princess Sparkle & Corona- *looks at a drawing of Aqune* So you’re saying you need a Digital Camera?

Comment by Mary 09.27.07 @ 7:48 pm

@Michele- Thanks

@Mary- I’ve been flamed before for liking Buguese/Aqune. I’ve also seen people bash other pairings, which I guess isn’t direct flaming, but still.

Comment by TL-chan 09.28.07 @ 6:18 am

TL-Chan- Why would you get flamed for that?

Comment by Mary 09.28.07 @ 7:26 am

what do mean by “flamed”

Comment by Michele 09.28.07 @ 8:46 am

@Mary- Because some people are canon elitists. Generally, most Aqune fans that I’ve seen don’t like Buguese, so that could add to it.

@Michele- It’s like being yelled at or criticized, only over the internet.

Comment by TL-chan 09.28.07 @ 1:24 pm

TL-Chan- I watched one of BigDaddyGarlic’s videos on YouTube, and one comment said that they like Lumen, and they hate Aqune.

Another one is when I was watched “Koi No Keshiki” and another comment said they like Corona, but hate Aqune.

Comment by Mary 09.28.07 @ 3:01 pm

@Mary- This certainly doesn’t apply to everyone (so in short, please don’t take offense H/C fans), but a lot of people who ship Hunter/Corona tend to bash Aqune for being a threat. Then, the people who defend Aqune bash Buguese for manipulating her. I’ve seen multiple fanfics where either Buguese does terrible things to Aqune, or where Aqune just hates Buguese for no reason and switches sides before she’s normally supposed to. Fandom is scary.

Comment by TL-chan 09.28.07 @ 3:50 pm

@Mary- You don’t need a digital camera. It’s just a way I thought of to put up the pictures.

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 09.28.07 @ 9:20 pm

Princess Sparkle and Corona- (T_T) Oh..

Comment by Mary 09.29.07 @ 1:23 pm

hey guys, i went to a pathfinder camp:) it was fun and cold.

Comment by Michele 09.30.07 @ 5:15 pm

@Michele- Too bad it was cold…

Anyway, here’s the SR monthly (I was just curious to see who it was this month):

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 10.01.07 @ 2:15 pm

Princess Sparkle & Corona- Wow, a calender of Magma!

Comment by Mary 10.01.07 @ 3:45 pm


Comment by Michele 10.01.07 @ 5:01 pm

@Michele- Glad you had fun. The main reason I don’t like camping is because I can’t stand the cold.

@Princess Sparkle & Corona- *sigh* I still don’t like their calendar much.

@Mary- They have calendars of most of the characters (except Aqune) on the official site. It changes every month.

Comment by TL-chan 10.01.07 @ 5:15 pm

TL-Chan- D’oh!

Why does Aqune have to be banned from the official site? There’s not wrong for caring for a weakened enemy. It’s just her mask.

Comment by Mary 10.01.07 @ 7:22 pm

@Mary- I think they just forgot she existed. She wasn’t on the site originally and they haven’t updated in months, except to change the calendars.

:D You’ve read the old spoilers? Those were awesome. Too bad most of it didn’t make it into the anime. I doubt Aqune even had her mask back then, considering it was before she was with the Insectors. At least, I think so, since they said that she was taken in by the Insector she helped. It was just her general niceness.

Comment by TL-chan 10.01.07 @ 7:33 pm

TL-Chan- If Aqune’s 1st mask was easy to break, why not her 2nd mask?

Comment by Mary 10.01.07 @ 8:55 pm

i don’t know

Comment by Michele 10.02.07 @ 8:25 am

@Mary- I think because this one was sucked into her brain. Either way, nobody tried to break this one, nor did they have much chance. The only time the Spider Riders possibly had a chance to do so was in episodes 38-39, when they were in Nuuma. They were also too pre-occupied to try and break her mask, which usually took effort in the first place. That’s just my guess anyway.

Comment by TL-chan 10.02.07 @ 1:04 pm

TL-Chan- You make a point.

Or maybe because breaking the 2nd mask would also injure Aqune since it sucked into her brain.

Comment by Mary 10.02.07 @ 3:07 pm

okay my pathfinders group totally ruined something for me:(

Comment by Michele 10.02.07 @ 10:28 pm

@Mary- I’ve considered that too. Kinda wish we had the oppurtunity to find out.

@Michele- :( What would that be?

Comment by TL-chan 10.03.07 @ 7:02 am

TL-Chan- Yeah.

Aqune’s face with a mask looks very different.

Comment by Mary 10.03.07 @ 3:47 pm

@Mary- Yeah, I guess so.

Comment by TL-chan 10.03.07 @ 4:49 pm

everyone decided not to go to Dallas Valley for our winter camp and that place was my favourite place to go but they were tired of going every year but that was place my favourite place:(

Comment by Michele 10.03.07 @ 5:40 pm

havnt been on a while…thought id come on!!^^do any of u go on…..its a anime site were u watch raw versions…..always have subtitle…….u make a page and add ppl if u want….but u hav to b a member to watch videos!!!

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.03.07 @ 6:02 pm

bb/puppyface! yay!!!!!! say, you haven’t seen vicky around have you?

Comment by Michele 10.04.07 @ 8:22 am

Michele- Can’t spell “Vicky” without a “V”.

*flower screams, and withers*

Comment by Mary 10.04.07 @ 4:41 pm

no i havnt…..has she disappered again???jk :)

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.04.07 @ 9:00 pm


Comment by Michele 10.05.07 @ 8:31 am

Michele and bb/puppyface- Does this always happen?

Comment by Mary 10.05.07 @ 7:03 pm

i dont now were she is unfortuantly…srry….yeah it kinda happens alot!!

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.05.07 @ 8:14 pm

I miss Vicky too, but she probably has a reason for not coming here. Real life can be time consuming.

Comment by TL-chan 10.06.07 @ 11:16 am

i guess so:(

Comment by Michele 10.07.07 @ 1:50 pm

its sad when she suddenly goes missing

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.08.07 @ 2:02 pm

hey!!! you guys are NOT going to belive what i saw at WAL-MART!!!!! :)

Comment by Michele 10.08.07 @ 5:09 pm

@Michele- What?

Comment by TL-chan 10.08.07 @ 5:24 pm

Michele- What is it? Come on, spit it out.

Comment by Mary 10.08.07 @ 7:01 pm

@bb/puppyface- You’re back! ^-^

@Michele-What did you see?! If it’s something SR related, I’m there!

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 10.09.07 @ 1:29 am

i… saw… *takes a deep breath*… A SPIDER RIDERS DVD!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Michele 10.09.07 @ 8:53 am

at wal-mart..i went there yesterday…and i tought i saw sumthing like that there too!!^^yeah im back=3

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.09.07 @ 1:32 pm

@Michele- The one with the first seven episodes (dubbed only) right? If so, I have it.

Comment by TL-chan 10.09.07 @ 2:05 pm


Comment by Michele 10.09.07 @ 4:34 pm

say, where have you been lately bb/puppyface?

Comment by Michele 10.09.07 @ 6:24 pm

Spider Reders DVD?! I have to get it! How much was it?

Ooh, Mortal Kombat the Movie is on in Spanish right now! See ya!

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 10.09.07 @ 10:15 pm

well iv been on^^but i wont disaper again!srry i was gone for so long!

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.10.07 @ 1:20 pm

@Princess Sparkle & Corona- It’s probably available in certain stores. As Michele said, Walmart, and I’d bet you could get it somewhere like Best Buy or FYE. I ordered it online.

It’s really cheap (I’ve seen it for $10 online) but I guess that’s because it’s English only.

Comment by TL-chan 10.10.07 @ 2:40 pm

Oh, and while we’re on the subject of the DVD, I did a short review on it awhile back:

Comment by TL-chan 10.11.07 @ 6:45 am


Comment by Michele 10.11.07 @ 8:00 pm

hey everbody

sorry, i dissapeared again! But i’m not gone…it’s just i get bored too easily these days. Wow…i think i missed a lot. What are all these video “transformations” of characters anyways? Well, my computer probably can’t play them it sucks.

i’ll wake up when there is some real good H/C news!

Comment by Vicky 10.12.07 @ 3:27 pm

hi vicky!!^^ur back!!

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.12.07 @ 4:34 pm

@Vicky- Good to hear from you again.

The transformation videos are simply video clips of the transformations that the Spider Riders have in the show. Nothing new or special.

No knew H/C news that I know of (or SR news in general.) Well, the last episode is airing in Japan tomorrow, but that isn’t really news. The closest thing I can think of is the H/C page on the Spider Riders calendar I made (also posted on another thread, so some of you have seen it already.)

Comment by TL-chan 10.12.07 @ 4:40 pm

YICKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you’re back i’ve missed you:(

tl-chan cool calender:)

Comment by Michele 10.12.07 @ 5:25 pm

i like the calender!!^^

Comment by bb/puppyface 10.13.07 @ 3:55 pm

yay! everyones here again!!!!!! :)

Comment by Michele 10.13.07 @ 4:16 pm

Cool! People are coming back! And there’s even more good news…! Sort of.
I know how to make userbars! Here’s an example:

And since I’ve got nothing better to do, I’ll take a few request. ^-^
All you have to do is submit a picture you’d like me to use, and answer the following:

Text: What text you’d like.

Text outline Color: Normally black, but if you’d like it to be in another color, just say so.

Yes (black, white, or purple)/No
-If yes, I suggest black for a sort of shading effect, white for a slightly brighter tone, and purple for a slight purple-ish look.

Yes (color)/No

Color(s) you’d like me to use
or you can either ask for or submit you’re own background you’d like me to use. Backgrounds look nicer in my opinion.

So that’s pretty much it. Try to be as detailed in your request as possible so it turns out the way you want. Also, if you don’t like the way it turned, tell me what you’d like to change and I’ll redo it for you.^-^

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 10.14.07 @ 1:58 am

@Princess Sparkle @ Corona- Sure, I’d like one.

Text: Practically Canon
Text Outline: Black
Scanlines: Purple
Border: Dark Blue
Background: Kinda like how yous blends from blue to pink, would it be possible to have one blending from light blue to purple?

Comment by TL-chan 10.14.07 @ 8:01 am

i… still don’t get it.

Comment by Michele 10.14.07 @ 1:14 pm

@Michele- Would you like me to explain something?

@TL-chan- Here you go:

Hope it turned out the way you wanted…
Oh, and blending is easy with the gradient tool. ^-^

Comment by Princess Sparkle & Corona 10.14.07 @ 8:56 pm

@Princess Sparkle & Corona- Thanks. It’s pretty cool.

Comment by TL-chan 10.15.07 @ 6:51 am

cool calanders!!!!! Like February one!!

Comment by Vicky 11.02.07 @ 7:42 pm

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