Recap: Avataro Sentai Donbrothers, Episode 38 – Cooking Nonsense

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Tsubasa reports his Juto abduction experience to Auntie Yuriko. He isn’t sure how he was able to escape, but assumes someone saved him. Auntie Yuriko asks him to keep in touch if he remembers more.

Tsubasa passes by a police box and sees his wanted poster crossed out and canceled. He flinches when a cop comes outside, force of habit from being a fugitive. But he remembers that he is now a free man, so he has nothing to be worried about. That is, until the cop posts a new wanted poster of JutoTsubasa from his time terrorizing restaurant patrons.

Tsubasa has to go on the run once again, but is able to lose the cop. Tsuyoshi spots Tsubasa hiding under the bridge. Though he is apprehensive at first, Tsuyoshi approaches when he confirms this is the real Tsubasa.

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Tsuyoshi wants to invite Tsubasa to a nice dinner using the reward money he got for turning him in. Tsubasa initially refuses, but Tsuyoshi mentions that Miho has returned home and he wants them all to have fun together. Tsubasa is surprised and notices that Tsuyoshi seems to be acting strange.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Tsubasa accompanies Tsuyoshi home and is shocked to see “Miho” is actually just a doll. Tsubasa quickly hugs Tsuyoshi to try and calm him down or snap out of it. He says he will go to dinner with him, but “Miho” should stay home.

On the other side of town, Jirou sees Rumi off at the bus stop as she returns home. He thanks her for taking care of him. As she gets on the bus, she tells him that she’s left some food for him in the fridge.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Rumi is relieved to be heading home as she feels exhausted from Jirou’s unwavering energy.

That evening, the six Donbros are at the fancy Italian restaurant for Tsuyoshi’s dinner. They share a toast before digging in to the food. Thinking this dinner is to celebrate Miho returning home, the others express how they want to meet her. Tsuyoshi says he “brought her” and will go get her, but Tsubasa stops him.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

As they are eating, the Donbros begin to get a bit snippy with each other. First, Tsuyoshi is surprised by Tsubasa not caring about Miho returning to him.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Then, abunaiJirou takes over and challenges Tarou to a fight right now.

And Shinichi and Haruka get on each other’s nerves with regards to their relationships (or not) with Sononi and Sonoza.

The Donbros begin to get very loud and combative, bothering the entire restaurant. The head chef comes out to ask them to keep it down. But then takes the opportunity to tell them that if they choose to come to a restaurant like this, they should learn some manners. He adds that the way they eat does not fit at this establishment, so he requests that they leave immediately.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Tsubasa tells the chef that he has no right to speak to them this way when he can’t even cook a steak correctly. The two of them begin to one up each other with their culinary knowledge, even though Tsubasa admits that he is but a novice at cooking.

Just then, famous food critic Ida Norika (who earlier had become overcome by a Hitotsuki when she no longer could taste good food) comes in and proposes Tsubasa and the chef battle it out in the kitchen with her as the ultimate judge.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Tarou, Haruka and Shinichi accompany Tsubasa home where he cooks them the omelet he would like to present for the battle. Tarou asks Tsubasa about seeing him acting Juto-like recently. Tsubasa says it’s a long story, but he asks Tarou how he knows about the Juto in the first place. Tarou says that’s a long story as well.

Tsubasa tells them about learning how to cook from his chef father who was also a fugitive for a crime he did not commit. He has them try the omelet and they love it. Even Tarou says it is a sure winner.

Tsubasa would like to use the finest eggs. Shinichi promises to secure them for him. Next day, he heads to the Finest Eggs farm where he is able to buy the last dozen for the day. But Sonoi and Tsuyoshi (who the chef ordered to secure the eggs in exchange for paying the dinner bill) also want the eggs. They fight over the dozen, even henshining to win them. But in the end, they drop and smash all of them. The egg farmer calls them idiots for wasting food. He says if they want some so bad, they can take fill a carton themselves. One for each of them.

One of the nearby chickens begins popping out dozens of eggs.

At the restaurant, Tsubasa and the chef present their omelets. The Donbros love the chef’s omelet too. But the food critic is still unsatisfied by the taste. She turns into a Hitotsuki and sucks Tsubasa and the chef in.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

While the Donbros fight the Hitotsuki, Tsubasa and the chef find strange-looking, but fragrant fruit. The other people the Hitotsuki sucked in are very hungry and Tsubasa thinks this fruit can help. They all split up to search for more and Tsubasa and the chef decide to cook it for everyone.

Meanwhile, the Noto3 pop in to join in the battle with Sonoza releasing Murasame to help. Tarou goes Goldon to deliver a peach finisher at the Hitotsuki and Tsubasa and the others are released back into the restaurant.

The Noto3 leave. But Murasame begins to go crazy as he cannot control his power. Mother tells him to just let it take him over. And with that, Murasame embiggens and transforms to Black Onitaijin. Tsubasa is teleported away from the cooking to join the others in forming Toradora Onitaijin.

Murasame gets a power-up so the Donbros also upgattai to Toradora Onitaijin the Climax. With it, they are able to defeat Murasame who goes flying. Mother thanks him for doing his best.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Back at the restaurant, Tsubasa and the chef are done with their dishes using the strange fruit. Everyone, including the food critic, loves the food.

That evening, Sonoi delivers the fine eggs to the oden cart. The owner asks where the others are and Sonoi says he prefers to be alone sometimes. He takes a bite of the egg and he bounces around in the art gallery with delight.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

At the park, Jirou invites Tarou over to taste Rumi’s homecooked food. After he takes a bite, Tarou goes flying into the sky.

And at the Kijino apartment, Tsuyoshi is once again talking to the doll as if it’s a real person. But he drops it to the floor when the real Miho-chan pops in and welcomes him home.

Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

Episode Thoughts

It was an okay episode. Probably about 95% filler? The only movement we sort of got was Tsubasa learning about Tsuyoshi’s delusions or whatever you want to call it. But then nothing came out of it since JutoMiho came back in the end anyway. So the episode was one of those slice of life-ish episodes of Donbrothers. Just the Donbros doing randomy things and going about their lives. Even a little peek at Sonoi and his friendship with the cart owner.

Though I guess the title said it from the beginning “nonsensical”. lol

The most fun part was definitely having all the Donbros together at dinner. First, again, just having them all in one place and actually interacting all together is a moment we must appreciate. We must take what we can get!

For a moment though, I thought this could be an opportunity for Tsubasa’s identity to be revealed. But of course, he’d have to get sucked into the Hitotsuki to avoid being able to henshin with the others to fight it.

Elsewhere in the episode, definitely can’t blame Auntie Yuriko for crushing on Tsubasa. Lol And Tsubasa not being sure about how he escaped the Juto Forest, but assuming someone saved him… Yay! More details to support Sononi being his hero! Hehe

I guess the Murasame part was also a tiny bit of movement for him and Mother. I guess the question is (aside from what his purpose in the whole story is lol) who or what Mother actually is. Is she actually just a nice, doting mother to a son questioning his reason for being? And what does her bodyless voice really want for her son. Unless we’re just to accept their random situation. Which for Donbrothers, is a run-of-the-mill thing lol

Meanwhile, does Rumi actually like Jirou? And not even in a romantic way. Does she like him as a friend? Or does she merely tolerate him? Or does she just feel he can be exhausting sometimes, but in a “He means well” kind of way? I dunno.

Anyway, since the episode was the way it was, it was fine. I enjoyed it, as I do most Donbrothers episodes. Of course I wish we got more substantial stuff. But the harmless, fun, good-natured feelings help redeem that lack of overarching plot movement once again.

(It also helped take my mind of off Japan’s uninspired loss at the World Cup just now! Hmph.)

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Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38
Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38
Avataro Sentai Donbrothers Episode 38

8 thoughts on “Recap: Avataro Sentai Donbrothers, Episode 38 – Cooking Nonsense

  1. Yeah! Always great to see them all together. They need to get to the big reveal quick so we can see some full team action before the end!

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