And thus we hit the official halfway mark, even if I personally considered 32 to be halfway. The original rip or maybe the episode itself has some very slight audio delay this time around, but it's nothing some careful timing couldn't fix.
This episode opens with some idiots doing *nanpa*, which is basically the Japanese equivalent of pick up artistry; largely frowned upon and seen as a jackass-y thing to do. As you might then expect, the episode deals with masculinity and the question of what it means to be 'manly'. For an episode written twenty years ago, it holds up fairly well today, and is perhaps more relevant than ever.
The character of Qinta is based on [Kintarou](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintar%C5%8D), an extremely strong boy in Japanese folklore who was raised on a mountain by a mountain witch. Kintarou is most often invoked in May because of the tale's correspondence with celebrations for Boys' Day, which is now Children's Day.
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida
Art Directors: Yuki Yukie, Tadami Shimokawa
Animation Director: Yasuhiro Namatame (If you like smears or think this episode looks Doremi-ish at all, here's your guy.)
Episode Director/Storyboard: Yasuo Yamayoshi (Him too, I guess.)
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