Yuzuki, Akemitsu, and Mia take on accelerated ascetic training. Underwear color matters. For reasons!
Episode 7 — “What Color Is Your Underwear?”
Ecchi Weekly Wisdom.
The Zen aphorism, “仏者は山を楽しむ” (ぶっしゃはやまをたのしむ, bussha wa yama wo tanoshimu), has the literal translation of “A Buddhist priest enjoys the mountains.” Crunchyroll chose, “A virtuous man loves the mountains.” When “love” is next to a picture of deep cleavage, I can agree with that connotation in TenPuru. But the Zen meaning of the original is that an enlightened Buddhist can “enjoy” the outside world without distraction or descending from the Buddha. The lesson of Kiki’s accelerated training was to let her students get the maximum distraction out of their systems. A threesome at night and in a hot sauna would afford ample opportunities for enjoying Yuzuki and Mia’s mammary mountains! Scaling their peaks is another path up the stairway to heaven. However, the message of this week’s wisdom is that one can enjoy the summits but must not live there. I’m okay with visiting oppai ranges every now and then.
TenPuru gets right to it: What color is your underwear? Akemitsu has no white boxers. Mia only has fancy, racy undergarments! Good to know. Who needs underwear for priesthood training? Will Kiki ditch hers too? Ah. Mindfulness training. Whacking when you get distracted. I always wondered how the teacher holding the Zen stick (警策, きょうさく, kyousaku) recognized when a student had a cluttered mind. What if thinking sexy thoughts looks like a blank mind from the outside? Uh oh. That commando training introduced a jiggle factor. Akemitsu is in trouble. He gets extra whacks.
But… why? Why should the Zen students sleep in the same room? Are they still “commando?” This is a pure doujin plot, and I am here for it! Aw. The kids are so earnest about being chaste. I never expected to see three futon burritos in the TenPuru anime. This is the best timeline! Woof, they’re so tired. If they had boinked their brains out, they would have slept better afterward. Now they get sauna time. This is drastic training to have Yuzuki complete her priest training in three months. The monastery’s sect scheduled a meeting for higher-ups there, according to Kijo. These three need to build a resistance to the temptations of the opposite sex… by experiencing them! Mia learned she has an Adam’s apple fetish. Not helping! Yuzuki put together Kiki’s plan for training — makyou.
TenPuru Wicked Distractions
No, not 魔境 (まきょう, makyou), which are the “haunts of wicked men, dens of iniquity.” This mixed sauna for TenPuru looks like a den of iniquity to me. But makyou are the self-delusions arising from the attachments to experiences in everyday living during meditation. Monks often believe these visions or hallucinations are signs of enlightenment. Instead, the distractions are bumps on the path to Zen. Does Kiki want to give these kids “life experiences” first, so they can ward off makyou during meditation? Get down, dirty, and busy! Yuzuki has a dirty mind but can’t admit that to Mia and Akemitsu.
Kiki explained how monks need to face their worldly thoughts instead of running away from them. Uh. Didn’t Akemitsu do just that when he joined the Crescent Moon Temple? Those who claim they don’t have fleshly desires are the perviest closet perverts! Looking at you, Yuzuki! Kurage already told the audience this news long ago. And she keeps reminding us about it every episode!
Kiki says the kids deserve a day off. Rest and recovery are just as necessary in enlightenment training as in making gains from working out. What timing! It’s the Christmas Eve episode for TenPuru! Yuzuki and Akemitsu can go on a date. But don’t call it that! It’s just shopping. With each other. Alone. But it’s not a date on Christmas Eve!
Have a Zen Christmas!
Japanese Buddhists throw Christmas parties at temples. Good to know! Akemitsu claimed that Christmas traumatized him because the women in his father’s life would catch on to the elder Akagami’s womanizing. Akemitsu doesn’t look “traumatized” to me. My head just tilted at the idea of buying Buddhist prayer beads for Christmas presents. Japan is so eclectic! Hello Mari-san! I want to see her go drinking with Kiki. Ha! Airheaded Yuzuki just realized she went on a Christmas Eve date with Akemitsu.
Foreshadowing. Akemitsu will make formal prayer beads for Yuzuki. Back at the temple, the young Aoba sisters insist Mia has gotten sexier. Ah. She was so dour when Mia tried to kick Akemitsu out of the temple but is now girly-girly. Ha! Mia admitted it! Har. Tsukuyo also got softer on Akemitsu. Uh oh. Kagura has designs on Akemitsu. Good or evil? Evil. He’s a nuisance she will stamp out!
Next time, how thick is your turtle head?
TenPuru streams on Crunchyroll in Japanese audio and multiple language subtitles.
Do you ever feel like escaping into rural mountains and “enjoying” the sights and sounds? J-List has a harem doujin just for you in Nanaka no Rakuen 2 *Inaka no Gakkou de Bishoujo Harem* – Onsen de Araikko Hen. Mammary mounds and hot springs, wow!
If you were stuck in a hot, sweaty room with Yuzuki and Mia, who would you choose first to “enjoy worldly thoughts.” And how clean are those thoughts? Let us know in the comments below or online on Facebook, Twitter, or Discord.