Plot: TP Lady hatches a new plan to seduce Ototan and steal all of the Space-Time Monsters.
Title Change: Clash! Genshi vs. Ototan is changed to Rocky in Love.
They originally don’t explain why Moaiwa is outside. In the dub, Sarah asks Mowah to wait outside because he’s so big he’d get in the way of their cleaning.
Putera tells Dr. Yamato that his lazy attitude towards cleaning is the reason why he can’t get a bride. In the dub, he chastises Dr. Goodman for how dirty the place is.
The original doesn’t have any mention of Dyna and Mite going surfing.
They reverse and replay TP Lady looking through her binoculars.
The sign in the garbage pile that Oto-tan falls into originally said “Garbage Disposal.” In the dub, it’s wiped free of text.
Okay, I get they’re in the future so I won’t question why they have a robot garbage man……but what are these?
Does garbage get turned into weird giant spheres in the future?
So not only are the Space-Time Monsters not a secret, but Ototan also talks with Ms. Aino like it’s not weird he’s a stone axe?
Originally, Ms. Aino says she was at the dump because she likes to go to there to look at the mountains of trash to relieve stress. In the dub, she says she’s taking her class on a trip there and wanted to make sure it was safe. Points to the dub here because the original’s explanation is just stupid.
I get the logic with Tokio and Wing flying higher to see more, but also Ototan’s a small stone axe. You’ll never be able to see him if you go that high.
With all the Space-Time Monsters now roaming freely around town, it truly is safe to say that they don’t care about keeping them secret.
The sign on the coffee shop says “Coffee Shop” in the original. In the dub, it says “Etta’s Coffee House.” Additionally, text is removed from the tiny sign below that one, but the image quality is too poor for me to read it.
Wait a minute, so hardly anyone bats an eye at the Space-Time Monsters traipsing around town, but everyone stares at and is confused by Ototan being a living stone axe? This world makes no sense.
*sigh* I hate that this episode is making me imagine the physical logistics of a human having an intimate relationship with a stone axe…..I mean, I get that he’s a human too, he’s just stuck in the form of a stone axe, but still. Eugh.
Ototan mentions that they’re in Tama City. He doesn’t mention they’re location in the dub.
Ototan asks Ms. Aino how the ride is (he’s currently carrying her on his head….) In the dub, they just talk about where they’re going. I understand this change because uh…..yeah asking your love interest how the ride you’re giving them is….Hmm….
Genshi asks why they’re hiding, and Tokio responds that it would be bad to interrupt them. Sora then asks when Ototan and Ms. Aino got so close. In the dub, Flint asks where they’re going, and Tony says he doesn’t know. Sora then says they should follow them but make sure they stay hidden….I know, small potatoes. But this episode’s kinda uneventful change-wise so far.
They repeat a short shot of Tony talking after they cut to Dr. Goodman.
Tokio originally points out that she’s rubbing his “shoulders” while Yamato takes notes on his romantic technique. In the dub, Tony says he didn’t know Ms. Iknow was so strong, and Goodman says she’s full of surprises.
Huh, I honestly didn’t think they’d ever address this, but they actually bring up Genshi’s mom here…..and it has a very unsatisfying resolution. Ototan just doesn’t remember who she was. He explains that turning into a stone axe gave him a bit of memory loss, which is very confusing. He’s never shown to have any memory loss before now, and he remembers everything with Genshi just fine. Genshi also doesn’t remember ever having a mom, so I assume she’s either missing or dead. All this is kept in the dub.
Apparently, in the dub, Ms. Iknow’s first name is Emma. I don’t know if that has any significance.
In the original, Genshi asks if he can eat ‘marriage,’ which reminds me so much of Goku with Chichi in Dragon Ball. In the dub, he just asks if anyone can tell him what’s happening.
After Dyna and Mite shake the net and punch it in the cat mech, the dub repeats them spinning the group over their head for some reason.
Ototan tells Ms. Aino that they’ve only just met, and proposing marriage is going way too fast. However, he still wants to be friends with her. In the dub, Rocky tells her “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.” She tells him that, if he leaves now, it’s over, and he says he’s sorry she feels that way.
Wait….so this is our payoff for Talun getting bummed in the other episode about being a coward? She just…..randomly goes super in an episode that barely involves her?….Okay.
Name Plate removed:
Name Change: Super Talun is changed to Talen Master.
Eugh, Super Honey-Honey looks way too weird with its barely-changed face….
Name Plate removed:
Name Change: Super Honey-Honey is changed to Jitterbug Master.
Like usual, their attacks have no names in the original. In the dub, Jitterbug has a Jitterbug Power Whirl, and Talen has…..*sigh* “Accessory power”……You see…..she throws off her beads and traps….her enemies………..*deep sigh*
Oh and Honey-Honey’s dancing beam? Jitterbug just says “Jitterbug” when he does it. *shrug* I get that the Jitterbug is a dance, but considering it’s also his dub name it just seems awkward.
Tokio specifies that the food falling on them is takoyaki. In the dub, he just says it’s a fast food attack.
Ototan originally points out that, since he’s a rock, being underwater doesn’t affect him….I guess he means….he doesn’t have to breathe? In the dub, Rocky just says it doesn’t matter how much Flint squirms, he’s not getting away.
In the original, Genshi says “Ototan, it hurts!” In the dub, he talks way too much for someone currently drowning and on his last breath. He explains to Rocky that he’s under the control of Petra’s stamp and he has to break free of it.
They inserted an old shot of Rocky using Fighting Spirit and Flint swinging him. I dunno why. He had already used it before they started running.
They reverse and replay Flint and Rocky’s hug to when he was holding up Rocky to insert a line about them achieving anything together even if Rocky married Ms. Iknow.
Again, reversed and replayed Tony, Sarah and Pterry talking.
There’s no mention of a field trip in the original.
This episode was fine. Kinda felt like they just threw some things together, though. Like they mention Genshi’s mom, but it goes nowhere. They show Talun and Honey-Honey transforming, but there’s little fanfare to it, especially considering they made a big to-do about Talun running away before and feeling bad about it. Ototan gets mind-controlled, which is a cool concept, but there’s not much tension there because of course he’ll break free of it. Other Space-Time Monsters have broken free for much less than something like their own children.
TP Lady’s plan had legs, but it was poorly executed. Seducing Ototan and infiltrating Genshi and the group to steal the Space-Time Monsters could have worked if she was in it for the long game instead of just romancing him for an hour, assuming literally everyone on the good side would follow them and then throwing a net on them….
There wasn’t even a whole lot for me to note for changes. Much of the dub changes or story notes were extremely benign, and there was no historical figure to talk about this episode.
It has a very slow first half, but the second half has enough in it to keep your attention.
Next time, we meet the Space-Time Monster, Unita and learn about the Space-Time Monsters as they travel to the Land of Time.
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