Lamune and company end up on a world where the two Destruction Knights
can't get along. So, each one enslaved the Fox and Racoon people to their
side. The winner of a comedy contest will get the lithograph. Lamune and
Da Cider seperately meet Yorurun (the fox girl) and Yakkyun (the racoon
girl), two idol singers. Each enlist Lamune and Da Cider in their faction.
Lamune and Da Cider end up fighting each other in a wrestling ring where
any weapon name they can pun will appear. Eventually their cover is blown,
and Lamune and Da Cider fight and defeat the Destruction Knights.
This episode is really funny if you have some knowledge of the 'anime
dark ages' of the late 80's to early 90's. Yakkyun and Yorurun are tributes
to two anime titles. Yakkyun is taken from 'Yokkyun', which is the nickname
of the idol singer Tanaka Youko, star of the
anime series "Idol Tenshi Youkodo Youko". Yorurun is similarly taken from
Eririn; the nickname of Tamura Eriko. Eriko starred
in "Idol Densetsu Eriko". The voice actresses for the Eriko and Youko anime
reprise their roles in this episode as Yorurun and Yakkyun, and the characters
situations and speech patterns are virtually identical.
The cross marketing experiment that occurred with these types of anime
titles involved the simultaneous release of an idol singer's album and
the anime title that they 'star' in. There really were idol singers named
Tamura Eriko and Tanaka Youko. In the anime, Eriko (Yorurun) was played
by Yajima Akiko
and Youko (Yakkyun) by Kanai
Mika. Eriko had a successful singing career whereas Youko did not.
The fox and the racoon are two animals that often appear in Japanese culture.
Both are believed to have mystical powers to 'fool' or confuse people.
The fox is believed to more evil and the tricks that it can play on you
can be quite serious. This is unlike the racoon, which is believed to be
more on the silly or stupid side and whose tricks often fail.