ironnut77: Giving a shout in the hope of sparking some more activity on here. Thank you Man Alive! for continuing to keep this forum on the Web, despite the shadows of the past activity. As I posted elsewhere, ICJ is not dead yet!
Mar 8, 2018 10:06:06 GMT -5
Post by okonomiyagi on Apr 19, 2018 23:42:57 GMT -5
This is a really, really cool video, even if I only understood bits and pieces of it. We get to see the lead-up to the epic osechi battle between Michiba and Nakamura, including their preparations in the weeks leading up to the battle; the construction of the special stadium in use that day; rehearsals of the battle for the day of; plus cool shots of scenes we don't normally get to see during a typical episode. Hattori, for instance, turned out to be a lot more involved with this episode than we typically give him credit for.
We also get to see the challenger selection process in action a bit, as well as how they shoot those challenger introduction videos with the chef in the darkened kitchen. It should be noted that the prospective challenger in this video is Hiroshi Michifude, who challenged Chen in Battle Dried Scallop just two weeks after this battle. As you'll see, he was present for the Osechi Battle.
I have the New Years' Special along with the rest of most of the episode run from ICJ, but is one that I have not (yet) seen. I do hear it is one of the more phenomenal specials. Indeed, many say it is their favorite. I will get to it in due time.