The Adventures of Buriburizaemon: The Soaring Chapter / The Adventures of Buriburizaemon: The Lightning Chapter / Dramatic Crayon Shin-chan / Shiro is Also a Lot of Work / The Monkey-Crab Battle / Dramatic Crayon Shin-chan 2
I had most of the translation done for this special done back in May of last year, and for reasons, it just sat unfinished until now! With Buriburizaemon reappearing last year, I wanted to tackle the older episodes, and these two segments were the first I got my hands on.
The Soaring Chapter and the Lightning Chapter are both from the mind of Masaaki Yuasa, famed now for his other works such as Mind Game, Kaiba, the Tatami Galaxy, and Ping Pong (among others). However, back in the 90s, he was mainly an animator for Shin-chan! These two segments are entirely in his style and tone. They’re hilarious and entirely the reason I decided to do special 11. The other segments in this special are nothing to write about, but the Buriburizaemon ones are beyond fantastic and hysterical.
The source of this is from a TV reairing so everything is intact. It originally aired on December 25, 1995.
There’s some TL notes that I still need to write, but I thought I’d go ahead and release this. Just a note until I get the notes written, the Monkey-Crab Battle is based off an old Japanese tale and references many other old tales within the segment. Dramatic Shin-chan has a lot of jokes/puns that weren’t that easy to translate, while the second part is all about an end-of-the-year lottery that actually does occur in Japan (thus most people are aware of how it functions), so it’s not the easiest to follow either.
Anyway, enjoy! Not sure what my next release will be. Maybe I’ll look at redoing some more of the KIKU subbed episodes. The other Buriburizaemon episodes by Yuasa are on the table too.