Yeah, that is pretty weird with the suicide screens and Mitarai. Come to think of it, they also could have made more use out of Monaca, as she was unaffected by it. I'm guessing the video doesn't work if one views it from a camera like she would have had to.
I go through a pattern where I watch a new episode of Squid Girl during the week, and then I build up a review for it to be posted on Wednesday. If you try do to both of those things in the span of 24 hours, you're gonna have a bad time.
His original body could have been killed before he even met Emilia a century ago (which would explain her not recognizing the current Subarus). If he's been leaping to new bodies for that long, yeah, he could easily forget his original one when you add madness on top of all that. It's not like he can look at old pictures.
And before you say it, his original Subaru does not have to be contemporary with this time period, as it would seem Satella can drop him in anywhere in the history she likes.
One more thing, the guy who the tree was named for was from Japan too (as indicated by the carving in the trunk being in Japanese), and could well be yet another Subaru. Or not. :D Things can get pretty pretzeled with more than one leaper...
Like I said, it wasn't really a translation problem - you'd have to know the right spelling, and the kanji or kata wouldn't tell you. One thing I did learn was that they don't just take CR's subs and tweak them, they do their own in-house TL (which is probably cheaper than paying for the rights to use the existing subs). So basically, I think the only way to tell them something useful in advance is for arcane facts a translator probably wouldn't know. And seriously, no one would even care about this but me! :D I just happen to have a very, very, distant relative many times removed who wrote the book on the subject. ^.^
I was reading a blog on the last chapter of Bleach and the series overall, and the author brought up something I for some reason never even thought about. Ichigo and Orihime are both humans, and Rukia and Renji are both Soul Reapers. So if Ichigo and Rukia got together, Ichigo would grow old while Rukia stayed young. So, that would be kind of depressing in the long run. Sure, Ichigo would eventually die and go to the Soul Society, but still.
I also would have preferred the torch to be passed to Karin. But the kids are fine, I suppose.
Don't forget that many shows do this, it just seems like OP is worse because of its longer openings and no endings.
But for example, HxH does the whole Hunter explanation, plus opening and ending, which eats up time too.
That's true, but most shows don't occasionally spend up to seven minutes on that stuff and a lengthy recap. I just finished getting current with the anime series again (marathoned it from 678 onward) and a pretty decent amount of those episodes spent five to seven minutes on that stuff. Very few were anything shorter than that and a couple were actually a little longer.
I love One Piece to death, it's still my favorite series, I'm still completely opposed to them ever doing actual filler arcs, etc., but sometimes I feel like they're really going overboard with the padding. It's tolerable when marathoning it, but when I watch the show on a one episode per week basis it's pretty much hell.
Honestly if I could split this up a bit differently, I'd have to go for the late 90s to mid-late 00s. Think Bebop up until the time of E7 or so. There were multiple ridiculously-good series pretty much every year during that time.