One of the more time-consuming episodes thus far, and it came at an inconvenient time for each of us.
Screenplay: Takashi Yamada
Art Directors: Yukie Yuki, Tomoko Ide
Animation Director: Chuuji Nakajima
Episode Director/Storyboard: Yoshihiro Oka
Notes (as is par for the course with Takashi Yamada's episodes):
The cards referenced in the episode are *Hanafuda* cards (literally 'flower cards'), which as you might guess are playing cards that depict nature and various months of the year. You can use them for all sorts of games. I've translated the names of its cards to the generally accepted English equivalents for each card; most of them depict Asian scenery, and most of said Asian names were too obscure. It never gets to a point where I'd have to explain the games, thankfully. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanafuda
*Daruma* are round, usually-red dolls that depict the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, and are said to bring good fortune and wishes to people. There's no great way to translate this, especially when I have so much to fit in as-is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll
The *Jizou* or Kṣitigarbha is a Buddhist figure said to protect children and travelers, as well as guard the underworld. It's not uncommon to find statues depicting him in Asia. It isn't even necessary knowledge for the episode but the name pops up in passing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%E1%B9%A3itigarbha
Oh yeah, and I'm ditching romaji karaoke. It's a lot cleaner this way. [Deal with it](https://i.imgur.com/gHTNKBJ.jpg).
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