Animation Bump: Yusuke is actually pretty well animated compared to the other characters and usually actually has lip-syncing consistent with whatever he's saying.
Angrish: "That Kotomaru... WOOOAAHHHHH GRRAHAHHHH! ... he really steams me up!"
Art Evolution: Episode 2 is much better-looking than episode 1, and episode 3 looks better than that.
As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The "Japanese" in episode 2 is "...just a bunch of gibberish, like an amalgamation of sounds [Egoraptor] just conjured up from [his] memories of so many animes." Subverted in the last line, which fits the situation rather well.
Oh shit! Sore wa Kenstar-kun, senpai! Hayaku, iku ze!
Oh shit! It's Kenstar, senpai!note Literally Upperclassman, but Boss works here Hurry, let's go!
Chekhov's Gun: In episode 2; it's done in a somewhat deliberately forced manner. "THERE... is a bucket of water, over there."
Credits Gag: Presented as if it's a real localization of some obscure fighting anime, complete with Korean names (including Kim Kaphwan) for the outsourced in-betweening animation.
Cultural Translation: Parodied. The team is quite blatantly eating sushi, but refers to it as "hot dogs" and their chopsticks as "flavor sticks." And THEN, Kotobaru-san-sama gives Yusuke some "flapjacks and syrup" (rice and soy sauce, respectively). Galacticamaru even mistakenly identifies the "hot dogs" as "hamburgers".
Kotomaru seems to be first introduced as a villain (apperently he destroyed aWHOOOOOOLE KITCHEN and they ask Kotobaru-san-sama to defeat him). He then joins the party for no reason (though his inner monologue suggests he's some kind of The Mole, like everyone else). Or the two could just be friendly rivals with a common enemy.
Yusuke turns out to be in league with Galaticamaru. Him and Kenstar are going to fight. They don't actually end up getting to it, and Kenstar simply askes Yusuke to join them which he agrees to for no reason.
Kenstar calls Yusuke "My brother, but also my biggest rival" in the first episode, but later, in the same one, doesn't know who either of Yusuke's parents are, or that Kobayashi-sama-san-chan was his brother. In the second and third episodes, Yusuke calls Kenstar his brother.
An even better example is the poorly-executed attempt to write the green guy back in after his death.
Hong Kong Dub: It's rare that the voices will actually match the lip flaps. Kenstar and Kotomaru are the biggest offenders.
Hospitality for Heroes: The heroes temporarily defeat a villain, and the restaurant manager gives them a free meal. Kotomaru shoots him, correctly reasoning that the owner would never give out anything for free. They find the real owner tied up in a closet, and free him. As thanks, he gives them a free meal. He gets shot too.
Kotobaru-san-sama is supposedly a skilled fighter, is said to be the only one able to defeat Kotomaru and apparently mastered the Shiken-batsu-baku-matsu-hatsu-datsu technique, but none of this is ever actually seen on-screen.
Kotomaru himself as well. While he has shown his secret power, he has never put this power to use and like Kotobaru-san-sama, he mainly stays in the background. And shoots people with a gun. Usually not the bad guys.
Kenstar: Yusuke is bowing to Galacticamaru right in front of us on his knee there!
Negative Continuity: Some degree throughout the series, but most notable between episodes one and two. Episode one ends with Yusuke revealing his allegiance to Galacticamaru, Kenstar about to use his bloodline power... and then episode two completely forgets it ever happened, including it coming as a surprise that Yusuke is a Bushido Blaster.
Nerd Glasses: Swirly Glasses. They change color when he powers up.
No Name Given: The fellow in the green clothes and goggles doesn't really have a name, although Egoraptor sometimes calls him "The Guy". On this page, he's called "The Green Guy" so you know who we're talking about.
Out-of-Character Alert: Kotomaru immediately identifies the imposter restaurant owner and kills him because the real owner would never give out a free meal. Played for Laughs when the gang finds the real owner, who offers a free meal as repayment and promptly gets shot too.
Episode 3 was supposed to come out by the end of March 2010. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it took until April 14th to finally come out.
And Episode 4 sure is taking a while.
Script Breaking: Kenstar gets tired of fighting the 32 captains one by one, causing him to roundhouse kick the picture of all the remaining dark silhouettes, which somehow defeats them all at once, except for # 1.
Shout Out: The opening theme contains lyrics from the Arthur theme song. ("Listen to your heart, listen to the beat, listen to the rhythm of the street")
Those Two Guys: Kotomaru and Kotobaru-san-sama. They're often in the same shot together and talk to each other, and sometimes even MST the show. They also don't really do anything to contribute to the plot.
Galacticamaru has a habit of extending the voiceless alveolar sibilant at the end of his sentencesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
Viewers Are Geniuses: Galacticamaru described the True Companions as "puny eukaryotic beings", prompting Kenstar to realise that Galacticamaru was a "prokaryotic being". These are indeed mutually exclusive.
Viewers Are Morons: Invoked by Green Guy's voice actor after his character is killed in episode 3.
These stupid kids cannot tell the difference, you know they can't!
Your Little Dismissive Diminutive: Galaticamaru always calls the heroes "Puny [X]" with X being humans, mortals, or eukaryotic beings. Ironic, since when we do finally see him beside the other heroes in the third episode he's only about the size of a tennis ball, and even Yusuke can kick his ass pretty easily.
THERE... is an index page OVER THERE!
Who cares about the stupid index you fools? We are not indexing works!