Samurai Champloo

Season 2 Episode 12

Evanescent Encounter (Part 1)

Aired Sunday 12:00 AM Feb 23, 2006 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Heavy - artillery wheelchair
      The earliest known image of a wheelchair appears on a Chinese sarcophagus from the 6th Century (what didn't the Chinese have first?), and in the 16th Century King Philip of Spain used an elaborate custom rolling chair. Moreover, this one is plainly made of wood. The design is probably too advanced for the time --this looks like the ones built in the U.K. in the 18th century-- but if it were just a wheelchair, it wouldn't be impossible. I can even excuse the amount of storage space under the seat and in the hollow arm, since those could, after all, be used for innocent purposes. However: the gun mounted in the armrest definitely takes it out of the "nothing unusual for the time" category. Again, like his brothers' weaponry, Toube's chair is a plausible device amped into implausibility.

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