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Fables and Folktales: Shippeitaro

  • Опубліковано 23 бер 2023
  • A classical tale of adventure, excitement, and a REALLY GOOD DOG
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  • Sam
    Sam 2 місяці тому +3215

    I love how the dog isn't particularly magical or anything, it's just a good boy.

    • Raina Ramsay
      Raina Ramsay 2 місяці тому +13


    • Dollar Bill
      Dollar Bill 2 місяці тому +97

      You forget that good boys are always magical ^_^

    • Blue lantern Guardian Angel
      Blue lantern Guardian Angel 2 місяці тому +48

      He just followed his instincts and yet still saved the day. Truly the best of bois

    • xbox432
      xbox432 2 місяці тому +21

      The ~goodest~ of boys!

  • AtarahDerek
    AtarahDerek 2 місяці тому +2970

    The fact that in his quest for adventure, he was willing to put the goodest boi on a heroic pedestal over himself just makes him a wholesome hero.

    • Romy Potash
      Romy Potash 2 місяці тому +34

      Hell ye

    • David Stout
      David Stout 2 місяці тому +156

      It actually makes him a true hero. Sometimes doing the right thing without expecting a reward is the essence of heroism.

    • Jack Attack
      Jack Attack 2 місяці тому +15

      @David Stout i second that

    • AJ
      AJ 2 місяці тому +18

      I get the feeling it's more likely he just got overshadowed by the dog and not because he didn't mind letting the dog get the glory.

    • galning 27
      galning 27 Місяць тому +2

      @AJ yes but that is boring

  • American Pidgeot
    American Pidgeot 2 місяці тому +1060

    Declaring a cacophonous choir of cats suddenly vanishing at the end of the midnight hour a "tomorrow problem" is such a mood though

    • Raina Ramsay
      Raina Ramsay 2 місяці тому +8

      So valid!

    • Midnight
      Midnight 2 місяці тому +10

      Basically watching the cat's musical in a nutshell, except this cat cult has a demon overlord instead 💀💀

    • PixelKnight
      PixelKnight 2 місяці тому +1

      Literally me in that situation

    • Simon Moore
      Simon Moore Місяць тому

      Ooh alliteration!

    • Holly
      Holly Місяць тому

      @Midnight i mean… who’s to say old deuteronomy ISN’T a demon overlord?

  • Matthew Spencer
    Matthew Spencer 2 місяці тому +1245

    Hero: We saved the day
    Village: All praise the dog
    Hero: I'm okay with this, he's earned it

    • Justin Time
      Justin Time 2 місяці тому +32

      he was a good boy

  • Hip2besquare 6
    Hip2besquare 6 2 місяці тому +621

    “Someones been a very good boy!”
    “Is it me?”
    This is simply incredible

  • Wolf Gang
    Wolf Gang 2 місяці тому +759

    we need a "Shippeitaro and the Young Man" series of just these two helping people and defeating monsters in simple and straightforward manner

    • Raina Ramsay
      Raina Ramsay 2 місяці тому +12

      I would crowdfund that

    • vdate
      vdate 2 місяці тому +29

      'The Dog And His Boy', if you will.

    • TacComControl
      TacComControl 2 місяці тому +24

      I like the idea that the young man is constantly trying to save the day in consistently more and more convoluted ways, and well he's not looking, shippeitaro just walks up behind him and does something simple and easy to solve everything.

    • DJchilcott
      DJchilcott 2 місяці тому +6

      @TacComControl Make the young man an adult, add in a precocious niece, and you've described Inspector Gadget.

    • TacComControl
      TacComControl 2 місяці тому +3

      @DJchilcott Yes, but with a little more Don Quixote thrown in to the mix for added comedy potential.

    『PURPLE HAZE』 2 місяці тому +8338

    The fact that you went out of your way to depict Shippeitaro as either a Shiba-Inu or an Akita-Inu makes me unreasonably happy.

    • darkhorse douglas
      darkhorse douglas 2 місяці тому +401

      Because he must be the cutest of all good boys! And also should probably be a Japanese dog breed in feudal Japan. But it's definitely also because they are some of the cutest dogs ever

    • Aircraft Carrier Wo-Class
      Aircraft Carrier Wo-Class 2 місяці тому +391

      @darkhorse douglas The Shiba Inu has been around since about 7000 BC, so it's entirely possible to have owned one in Heian-era Japan when most youkai legends take place. And they are hunting dogs! Shibas have been very good boys for a very long time.

    • George Ray
      George Ray 2 місяці тому +81

      Just out of curiosity but can you tell me the major differences that separates an Shiba-Inu from an Akita-Inu?

    • brigidtheirish
      brigidtheirish 2 місяці тому +137

      @George Ray Akita are a *lot* bigger.

      『PURPLE HAZE』 2 місяці тому +87

      @George Ray Mostly size. Akitas are WAY bigger than Shibas.

  • kastanimates
    kastanimates 2 місяці тому +558

    3:28 Can we just all appreciate this magnificent piece of art? The obvious inspiration of traditional japanese art merged with Red's typical style is fantastic!

    • 8unnylover
      8unnylover 2 місяці тому +12

      YESSSSS!!! My jaw DROPPED when I saw the lady, and then it zoomed out all the way to show the full olden-Japanese-esque art and I was just blown away!!

  • R'atoh
    R'atoh 2 місяці тому +280

    4:48 This is probably the single greatest thing you have ever drawn... Can we have a pin with Shippeitaro, pretty please?

    • Parker Dixon-Word
      Parker Dixon-Word 2 місяці тому +26

      I prefer 5:01, personally.

    • 8unnylover
      8unnylover 2 місяці тому +7

      @Parker Dixon-Word 4:48 would probably make a better pin just because it’s the full doggo, but if it had the 5:01 face on it that’d be the best universe

    • TheHistoryAndBookNerd 89
      TheHistoryAndBookNerd 89 Місяць тому +1

      Edit: I also would love a pin that just says BORF!

  • WormsDontHaveEyes
    WormsDontHaveEyes 2 місяці тому +208

    “Sir, I need to borrow your dog for some incredible heroics!”
    “Yeah, he IS the most incredible little boy, isn’t he!”

  • Kathrina Avery
    Kathrina Avery 2 місяці тому +113

    The boss cat being a nekomata is utter perfection. I audibly went "hell yeah" when I saw that second tail.

  • Moodyman90
    Moodyman90 2 місяці тому +121

    Can't help but come up with a demystified version of the story where some guy was just traveling, took shelter for the night in a shrine and a bunch of feral cats wouldn't shut up, so he angerly went to the closest village, kept asking if they had a dog he could borrow, went back to the shrine, chased all the cats away that night, came back to the village and went "Hopefully they won't be a problem anymore."

  • Nicole Bee
    Nicole Bee 2 місяці тому +7787

    I wonder if this story was written by someone who had a dog they REALLY loved and now they’re immortalised

    • TreeHairedGingerAle
      TreeHairedGingerAle 2 місяці тому +279

      🤧 He is the best pwuppy and must always be remembered 🥰🎉✨

    • Nihilasta
      Nihilasta 2 місяці тому +225

      Somehow this makes it all the better and even cuter. Truly the best of best boys

    • Simon Munch
      Simon Munch 2 місяці тому +38

      The poem to Pangur Ban

    • Great_OLAF5
      Great_OLAF5 2 місяці тому +27

      Given that it has regionalized variants, 8 would suspect not.

  • birb's bizarre accenture
    birb's bizarre accenture 2 місяці тому +43

    The bgm made me remember i literally studied Shinto and Japanese mythology JUST FOR INUYASHA to get the references. It was totally worth it.
    To be fair, memorized some hieroglyphs and bought Egyptian mythology picture books just for Yugioh. Anime was my gateway drug to mythology.

    • Kyla Jensen
      Kyla Jensen Місяць тому +2

      Sammmeee! My search history is full of a mountain of weird, esoteric questions about both mythologies and cultures to make it accurate. In one story I even gave each character a unique kimono pattern that means something in the context of their character, and the kanji spelling of their name also means something.

  • Addison Hamilton
    Addison Hamilton 2 місяці тому +84

    i just rewatched the og iliad video, and its amazing to me how much red has improved, in art, in storytelling, and (although she didnt start doing it right away) even as a singer/musician for the outros. She was always _good_ but now she's *_awesome_* . Thank you for the years of content

  • Runa Shadow
    Runa Shadow 2 місяці тому +36

    I love the last image of doggo blehping with fire in his eyes and the word justice appearing was pure gold.

  • Valtteri Pennanen
    Valtteri Pennanen 2 місяці тому +51

    "I am the bestest best good boi who will deserve all the treats you got or otherwise I start being fucking dramatic ex-theatre kid who is definitely not BI"
    -Shiba inus and huskies.

  • Jack Linde
    Jack Linde 2 місяці тому +134

    It's funny that Red opened up the video talking about being in an action adventure story. My department has a monthly work meeting that ends with one of the staff asking the group a non-work related question. This weeks work question was, "What TV show would you like to live in as a character." My answer was, "Oh, heck no! Not most of the stuff I watch" for this very reason. My answer was "Shows like Mayberry, Leave It To Beaver, The Dick Van Dike Show, Newhart, Cheers, etc." where This "There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet" isn't the weekly scenario. (Thank you, Men In Black)

    • Vyprr Girl
      Vyprr Girl 2 місяці тому +6

      I’d want to be in Archer so I could randomly yell Danger Zone! and no one would bat an eye

    • Jack Linde
      Jack Linde 2 місяці тому +6

      @Vyprr Girl Well, if you don't mind the high body count and the possibility you might be the red shirt, go for it.

    • Vyprr Girl
      Vyprr Girl 2 місяці тому +1

      🎶Danger Zone!🎵

    • Dreamer Rose
      Dreamer Rose 2 місяці тому +2


    • Peter White
      Peter White 2 місяці тому +3

      The same applies to Anime suprisibly enough.
      You would get some wild answers and people will eitehr go "Yeah, that makes sense and doesnt sound to bad" or "ARE YOU FUCKING INSANE?!".
      - Any slice of life anime would problaby be fine.
      - Anything like AoT, OPM, MHA would mean the person only consider the positives and cool things and is ignoring the Bad Shit.

  • Megan Madson
    Megan Madson 2 місяці тому +1981

    “IS YOUR DOG BUSY??!!” this is one of my favorite things you have ever made lmao. shippeitaro is the goodest boy!

    • Raina Ramsay
      Raina Ramsay 2 місяці тому +10

      I had to pause the video at that point to just laugh for a bit 😂

    • Jeff Benton
      Jeff Benton 2 місяці тому +3

      Reminds me of when my brother would ask the family dog, "Are you going to accomplish anything today?" right after she woke up.

    • TB96
      TB96 Місяць тому +1


  • Ekami
    Ekami 2 місяці тому +42

    Omfg the illustrations on this episode were amazing! "is your dog busy!?" And hero's look when hearing screams are wonderful 😂

  • Ellie
    Ellie 2 місяці тому +29

    "everything changes when he reaches the foothill of an extremely scary-looking mountain!"
    oh don't worry, i'm sure Sun Wukong already cleared it out.

  • Justin Wood
    Justin Wood 2 місяці тому +25

    “It’s hard to be a hero in a world with no easy villains” love that

  • Nobody's Anything
    Nobody's Anything 2 місяці тому +19

    The rendition of the sacrificial victim and the cat was peak class⛩️

  • Deadly Dingus
    Deadly Dingus 2 місяці тому +8

    You can tell that this is a legend because no one would ever see a group of cats and not attempt to pet at least one.

  • Oulia Arts
    Oulia Arts 2 місяці тому +1790

    The way red draws Shippeitaro's goofy face combined with the fire in his eyes is so funny to me

    • Graham Baxter
      Graham Baxter 2 місяці тому +72

      'This goodest of boys burns with the PASSION OF JUSTICE AND BELLY RUBS!'

    • a dumb person
      a dumb person 2 місяці тому +10


    • TB96
      TB96 2 місяці тому +2


    • Jonathan Wen
      Jonathan Wen 2 місяці тому +3

      I hunger for justice. Or for treats

  • Eyy_Its_ Danny
    Eyy_Its_ Danny 2 місяці тому +4

    "someone's been a good boy" "is it me?"
    honestly this is such a mood

  • Renato Corvaro
    Renato Corvaro 2 місяці тому +9

    Never underestimate the power of a good boy.

  • Notes From The Void
    Notes From The Void 2 місяці тому +3

    Honestly, you have to respect that guy's determination. Often mundane boredom and despair is harder to deal with than an active threat

  • Mistress Of Monsters
    Mistress Of Monsters 2 місяці тому +4

    Omg I NEED a shirt with that dog's determined face all close up saying "JUSTICE."

  • ruikamo
    ruikamo 2 місяці тому +4

    One of my favourite things red does is playing the inuyasha ost whilst talking about japanese folktales😊

  • Lorana
    Lorana 2 місяці тому +3501

    Finally, a folk tale that shows that even people who lived hundreds of years ago loved their dogs more than anyone

    • Arthur Martin
      Arthur Martin 2 місяці тому +79

      And who can blame them? This one really is the goodest of bois.

    • Casual Swimmer
      Casual Swimmer 2 місяці тому +54

      Also that people hundreds of years ago believed at night cats would conspire to kill their human masters

    • Greg Cox
      Greg Cox 2 місяці тому +51

      "My eyes were wet with tears, our little dog, when I bore thee (to the grave)... So, Patricus, never again shall thou give me a thousand kisses. Never canst thou be contentedly in my lap. In sadness have I buried thee, and thou deservist. In a resting place of marble, I have put thee for all time by the side of my shade. In thy qualities, sagacious thou wert like a human being. Ah, me! What a loved companion have we lost!"
      Epitaph for Patricus, a dog from ancient Rome

    • pocarski
      pocarski 2 місяці тому +9

      @Greg Cox I have been ruined, when I read "Patricus" I instantly imagined Ancient Roman Patrick Bateman. To be fair, that could be said about a good few emperors as well

    • Ian Bernard
      Ian Bernard 2 місяці тому +8

      @Greg Cox why would you write this. I’m tearing up in a cafe rn.

  • Joy
    Joy 2 місяці тому +10

    Omg that introduction is such a CPTSD mood 😅
    Edit: imagine if mortal combat was genuinely someone's comfort zone *but* filing paperwork gives that person panic attacks because they don't know what they're doing and feel overwhelmed 😢

  • Cameron Johnson
    Cameron Johnson 2 місяці тому +8

    The art in this is amazing, but that slide of the cats dancing in the darkness with the light and shadow highlighting them... awesome

  • Vetch B.S.C.
    Vetch B.S.C. 2 місяці тому +4

    This story was read to me at a summer reading program at our local library when I was 7 or 8. Straight up scared the crap out of me. Lost sleep for weeks over this.

  • James Nichols
    James Nichols 2 місяці тому +7

    I love the evolution of your art style. The simplicity of the normal characters’ designs and the stylization of cultural art! Also props for using Inu Yahsa music. 🙌😎

  • cassandra zatka
    cassandra zatka 2 місяці тому +2

    yes of course…that inner monologue that definitely went away and matured over time. I’m definitely NOT pretending to be constantly questing

  • Christian Phesay
    Christian Phesay 2 місяці тому +3129

    4:40 the villager responding to “someone’s been a very good boy” with “is it me? :D” got me lmao

    • Jeanette N.S.
      Jeanette N.S. 2 місяці тому +187

      Retriever energy has existed in man for centuries

    • Styrax
      Styrax 2 місяці тому +21


    • BladeLigerV
      BladeLigerV 2 місяці тому +31

      Guy is a bit thick in the head but he's alright.

    • ian mcilrath
      ian mcilrath 2 місяці тому +34

      @Jeanette N.S. Where do you think the dogs got it from?

    • blarg2429
      blarg2429 2 місяці тому +41

      @ian mcilrath They retrieved it.

  • Ellen Olson
    Ellen Olson 2 місяці тому +4

    Doggy! Such a good boy! And Red, you did a fantastic job depicting Shippeitaro, you're hours on google were well worth it.

  • Raylockthehellion
    Raylockthehellion 2 місяці тому +1

    The dog is and will always be the best part of any story. This one especially. The goodest of good bois

  • JellicleKitten
    JellicleKitten 2 місяці тому +4

    Me, at the cats dancing under the full moon: it's fine he's just at the first jellicle ball
    Me at the end song: 😮🤩 (thank you Red)

  • raininess
    raininess 2 місяці тому +3

    That dog's cuteness is certainly worth a legend.
    Also thumbs up for unexpected InuYasha music.

  • MaskOfIce
    MaskOfIce 2 місяці тому +8

    Reminds me in Yuru Camp, the main character at one point in her travels visits a shrine dedicated to Shippeitarou. Given Yuru Camp has a strong love of dogs, it makes sense she'd visit there

  • Hungrydegree318
    Hungrydegree318 2 місяці тому +2295

    I love the way the dog gets a name and the guy just is nameless. The priority of who wrote the story was in the right place. 🐕😂

    • Juan Manuel Penaloza
      Juan Manuel Penaloza 2 місяці тому +95

      I'm not sure if it’s the same in real life but I know in the military the dog gets the credit while the handle just holds the leash.

    • Vice-Virgo
      Vice-Virgo 2 місяці тому +21

      Why would the random guy who did nothing to help get any credit? Of course the dog has a name-he's the one who ended up slaying the monster.

    • Frick you
      Frick you 2 місяці тому +11

      I guess the point of the story was that the guy wasn't as heroic as he thought he was; and got shown up by the dog.

    • CreepyAsGramdpa
      CreepyAsGramdpa 2 місяці тому +36

      @Frick you but he did help the village from getting sacrificed. If he didn’t found out the cat yokai earlier then shippeitaro nv exist and the village would still offer more sacrifices.

    • Sable
      Sable 2 місяці тому +7

      I'd imagine thats on purpose, he seems very nondescript, maybe so that the reader can relate to him better.

  • pridelander06
    pridelander06 2 місяці тому +8

    3:48 one of my favorite tropes from Red's videos is the hero busting in on someone who is drinking something and does a spit take 😂

  • Pikpik Gamer 101
    Pikpik Gamer 101 2 місяці тому +3

    I love how casual you make old folklore seem it’s very entertaining (especially when you do mythology) also when are you going to make more deVINEs those are awesome and we need more

  • 171QA
    171QA 2 місяці тому +2

    At least this story didn’t end tragically. I was worried for a sec.

  • Myschief Muintir
    Myschief Muintir 2 місяці тому +2

    I've been following since your roughly tenth video, and let me tell you, your singing has gotten SO pretty! you always had a talent for it and i'm glad to hear that you've been nurturing it properly! Thanks for all the learning and laughs!

  • Apocalyptic Dream
    Apocalyptic Dream 2 місяці тому +5

    Speaking as someone who's entire life has been constant crisis with arbitrary adventure sprinled in... Listen to Red, those voices are not to be trusted. Character stories gloss over crazy amounts of trauma. From a first hand experience there's so much literature and media I cannot enjoy due to it being actively triggering because I CAN relate to the characters on... far too many accounts.
    Enjoy fantasy, learn from history. Appreciate Red and Blue for making it safe to learn even for the traumatized ❤😅

  • Nunya Biznes
    Nunya Biznes 2 місяці тому +2003

    Lemme tell you it was absolutely crushing to realize there wasn't a compelling found family narrative waiting for me once I left home and now I have to do taxes ;~;

    • mothhuuny
      mothhuuny 2 місяці тому +72

      easy, create a found family with your coworkers instead. totally works out perfectly 100% of the time.

    • Nick Tallfox
      Nick Tallfox 2 місяці тому +52

      Maybe you just need to look harder for it.
      Mayhaps go on a little Hero's Journey™ about it.

    • Kurt Langberg
      Kurt Langberg 2 місяці тому +20

      The virtue of self discipline carried me through adulthood. Now, 20 years and a new family later, I am about to go on a dangerous adventure. May it be as boring as possible.

    • Nataley Nakata
      Nataley Nakata 2 місяці тому +8

      Who knows, life with a family of your own can be an adventure all its own, even some of the “boring” parts.

    • Broomer52
      Broomer52 2 місяці тому +8

      My martial arts training has also gone to waste. Action Adventures were not in my future unfortunately

  • Mycelium_Hearts
    Mycelium_Hearts 2 місяці тому +1

    Everybody give Red more dog related myths
    This is the best thing I've seen all week

  • Dale Palmitier
    Dale Palmitier 2 місяці тому +1

    And of course, no Japanese folklore video is complete without music from Inuyasha. Love it.

  • Deniz YGC
    Deniz YGC 2 місяці тому +1

    If you keep going back 5 seconds after the "have you ever had that thought" line in the beginning you get a sick beat

  • Dudewhatthewhat
    Dudewhatthewhat 2 місяці тому +2

    I know I am not allowed to listen to my inner storyteller, but now I want to go on a cool adventure with my dog

  • Timothy James
    Timothy James 2 місяці тому +2

    Always a fun trip with OSP! Thanks for the hard work Red!

  • Gus Smedstad
    Gus Smedstad 2 місяці тому +1457

    From the tone “don’t tell Shippeitaro” was delivered, I figured the cats were pulling a Brer Rabbit. Nope. They were just announcing to the world what would defeat them, in the tradition of Rumplestilskin and most supervillains.

    • Aegix Drakan
      Aegix Drakan 2 місяці тому +124

      Same! I was seeing a dozen red flags going up at that segment, but nope! The cats really WERE that stupid. XD

    • Alien Alchemist
      Alien Alchemist 2 місяці тому +84

      They just hate their big cat boss for not demanding fish from the human.

    • PsiJuicu
      PsiJuicu 2 місяці тому +42

      I mean who would expect a man to sleep inside the shrine where blood sacrifices are made in a horrifying fashion that too at nighttime nonetheless

    • sprightlyoaf
      sprightlyoaf 2 місяці тому +12

      Brer Rabbit is a crafty protagonist and the cats are the antagonists (and tbf, cats can be *really* stupid) so that tracks

    • Monika Bauer
      Monika Bauer 2 місяці тому +6

      honestly, knowing most cats I've met... accurate.

  • Kasey Mills
    Kasey Mills 2 місяці тому +1

    The Inuyasha music was a beautiful touch! I love learning new myths and folklore through your channel. Keep it up!

  • LF R
    LF R 4 дні тому

    3:43 I love that the poor Sacrifice Girl is shrieking lyrics to Memory in the background. This episode is delightful.

  • Caleb Chaney
    Caleb Chaney 2 місяці тому +1

    This started so relatable and then the cats started dancing.

  • Winter X
    Winter X 2 місяці тому +1

    the story about a bunch of cats singing and dancing at night ending with you singing memory made me choke lmao

  • Ivan K
    Ivan K 2 місяці тому +1

    that may just be the cutest drawing of a dog i've ever seen, hope Red goes over a myth with a dog in it again soon lol

  • Lim Kai luen
    Lim Kai luen 2 місяці тому +1375

    I can’t even imagine what was going thru those cats minds when they were dancing
    “Hey Frank u think it’s smart to sing so loudly about our ONE and ONLY weakness , what if someone nearby hears us ?”
    “Shut up Percy no one ever comes here , god man ur so paranoid .”

    • Will D. Skies
      Will D. Skies 2 місяці тому +92

      "Idk guys, Shippeitaro could be listening."
      "Heyo well guess what? Shippeitaro sucks! Nobody tell him, because that dog is the worst! Ruins everything."
      *random guy takes notes*

    • Fake  Account
      Fake Account  2 місяці тому +54

      “Here’s a bright idea , how about u don’t loudly sing about your bosses only weakness in a open area where anyone nearby can easily hear u and take notes , you all saw what happen the rumplestilskin .”
      “Ugh fine I guess we will just have to sing about cat nip and pushing cups off tables then”

    • Christopher Garcia
      Christopher Garcia 2 місяці тому +25

      Came from the same school of "sing your weakness" as rumplestinkin

    • Lim Kai luen
      Lim Kai luen 2 місяці тому +5

      @christopher Garcia LMFAO

    • Failure  Man
      Failure Man  2 місяці тому +13

      Imagine if the lord just called his dog a simple common dog name like floof , the poor nameless hero would probably have to borrow half the village dogs and hope that one of them is the correct weakness of the cats

  • Giuliana Bruna
    Giuliana Bruna 2 місяці тому +1

    I love this episode so much. The drawing, the narrations, amazing

  • Madden Boseroy
    Madden Boseroy 2 місяці тому

    Fun Fact: "Memories all alone in the moonlight" is actually a quiet lyric in the song; the loud lyric is "TOUCH ME! IT'S SO EASY TO LEAVE ME!"

  • CZane
    CZane 2 місяці тому

    Holy shit, the singing at the end is easily top ten favorite OSP Red covers of all time for me. Still hoping for a cover album someday (or just a full song would be cool as fuck) (also I don’t actually wanna push anyone to make extensive music work they don’t want to do actually I just think she has a fucking incredible voice)

  • Faith Diorio
    Faith Diorio 2 місяці тому +2

    Coincidently I just bought the "supernatural lives of cats in Japan" book! Its a really great read! I love it so far.

  • Eleanor_ B
    Eleanor_ B 2 місяці тому +1

    I cannot thank you guys enough for continuing to post videos. I have been struggling with near crippling anxiety for a good while now and your videos always help me take my mind off of things. So thank you! :)

  • Sarah Howell
    Sarah Howell 2 місяці тому +783

    As you talk about the “sinister and untrustworthy nature of the cat” mine cat is currently biting my ankle

    • Player Error404
      Player Error404 2 місяці тому +53

      I was petting mine as she said that.

    • Daniel Schott
      Daniel Schott 2 місяці тому +45

      Your cat's tasting your betrayal.

    • vaultdweller7
      vaultdweller7 2 місяці тому +56

      I remember my old cat who would stretch out for belly rubs and at a random point during said belly rub close like a bear trap.
      I miss that cat.

    • MelkhiorDarkfell
      MelkhiorDarkfell 2 місяці тому +32

      "Hisss don't listen to her lies"

    • Matt Ward Productions
      Matt Ward Productions 2 місяці тому +15

      It's a warning

  • Lady ETHNE
    Lady ETHNE 2 місяці тому

    Considering how often folklore and fairy tales are incredibly bloody most of the time, this was actually pretty tame and wholesome when compared to other stories of this nature.

  • dot dot dot
    dot dot dot 2 місяці тому +1

    I wasn't expecting this to be a story about the bestest doggo but I am pleasantly surprised and extremely satisfied 🙂

  • Nick Lupercus1944
    Nick Lupercus1944 2 місяці тому +1

    The stories of heroes may be interesting, but there is triumph in putting the pieces in place for the heroes to make their moves.

  • Angeygirl
    Angeygirl 2 місяці тому +1

    Love how Shippeitaro has a permanent blep

  • sprightlyoaf
    sprightlyoaf 2 місяці тому +1

    You know it's not too hard to imagine that the cats really _were_ pulling a Brer Rabbit in a display of feline class solidarity. I mean I know they're supposed to be untrustworthy but maybe they weren't any more interested in perpetuating blood sacrifices to their boss than the villagers were

  • The Anime Underworld
    The Anime Underworld 2 місяці тому +1476

    I know I'd die in an adventure story

    • Yaume Lepire
      Yaume Lepire 2 місяці тому +118

      Oh mama! I'd probably die in the inciting incident, even before the mom and stern paternal figure.

    • Greg Miller
      Greg Miller 2 місяці тому +100

      I would be the extra killed to demonstrate to the hero how evil the bad guy is

    • woodlefoof2
      woodlefoof2 2 місяці тому +26

      Skill issue

    • Kaitlyn Boss
      Kaitlyn Boss 2 місяці тому +39

      Oh yeah, me too. I’m one of the random civilians that just fucking dies cuz plot demands that drama happens

    • Fluffystuff 500
      Fluffystuff 500 2 місяці тому +17

      I'd probably die before it even started. I wouldn't be the adventurer, I'd be the call to adventure. The buddy that the hero needs revenge for

  • LARVA en Español
    LARVA en Español 2 місяці тому +1

    I don't know if I'm just very melancholic today but Red's voice singing Memory at the end brought me to tear ngl.

  • Dwan Pol
    Dwan Pol 2 місяці тому

    When I was young, I was convinced I could slay all the demons, but when I got older, I realized my role would be more in the passive voice.

  • shade
    shade 2 місяці тому

    Shippeitaro, a mythological instance of people caring more about the pet than the human. Honestly, can't blame em. Who wouldn't celebrate such a good boy.

  • Tirzah Adcock
    Tirzah Adcock 2 місяці тому

    As a dog owner and non-cat lover, THIS is the fairy tale I've been looking for!!!

  • Mitchell Whiting
    Mitchell Whiting 2 місяці тому +1

    "I'm gonna get such a good grade in this" was too relatable Red

  • ParaGamer85
    ParaGamer85 2 місяці тому +752

    **overwhelming urge to adopt a Shiba Inu and name it Shippeitaro**

    • Kai Yu
      Kai Yu 2 місяці тому +16


    • Vyprr Girl
      Vyprr Girl 2 місяці тому +18

      Do it! (Don’t look to me for sage advice-I just encourage fluffy habits)

    • Elena G
      Elena G 2 місяці тому +2


    • Jasper Forge
      Jasper Forge 2 місяці тому +5

      Do it let the cuteness flow through you

    • Jason Blalock
      Jason Blalock 2 місяці тому +1

      You do not know the powah of the cute side!

  • Yosef Zaner VA
    Yosef Zaner VA 2 місяці тому +1

    Shippeitaro, the story of the goodest, bestest dog.

  • Molly DaughterofDuck
    Molly DaughterofDuck 2 місяці тому +1

    I read and write fanfiction, so I've read a self-insert or two in my day. It's led to considering writing one myself, but that always leads to the thought of main character who tries to run, rolls their ankle and ends up limping through the rest of their quest, skipping from panic attack to panic attack.

  • scoopity boop
    scoopity boop 2 місяці тому +1

    Moral of the story: We could have defeated the Cats movie if only a hero brought a dog on set to attack Tom Hooper

  • Emma Falconer
    Emma Falconer 2 місяці тому +1

    Good to know that the cats have the classic rumplestiltskin logic of singing your one weakness into the void for literally anyone to hear

  • Gil
    Gil Місяць тому

    your videos were a big part of my childhood, I'm happy that you guys are still up and strong and I wish you great success

  • Homework’s Done
    Homework’s Done 2 місяці тому +669

    "Tons of cats partying up at night" nah that's perfectly normal they just got the zoomies

  • Origami Nosferatu
    Origami Nosferatu 2 місяці тому

    I just want a series of Japanese folktales featuring Shippeitaro and "The Boy."

  • Lex
    Lex 2 місяці тому +2

    Red, how _absolutely dare you_ hit me with Memory. Now I'm all weepy. 💙

  • cocalicoman
    cocalicoman 2 місяці тому

    The random villager saying “IS IT ME?” Is perfect

  • ScopeEva
    ScopeEva 2 місяці тому

    You know... in spite of how this was introduced, this is a rather heartening story for anyone seeking adventure.

  • PJSam1998
    PJSam1998 2 місяці тому

    This story sounds like a comic relief side quest the hero does in-between the actual plot.

  • Zone Doll
    Zone Doll 2 місяці тому +816

    *Red:* Have you ever had that thought that you'd be really great in a crisis?
    *Me who gets nervous when I have to speak to my own coworkers:* oh absolutely not but continue

    • BlueTeller
      BlueTeller 2 місяці тому +15


    • CoolTrainer: VaultBoy-39
      CoolTrainer: VaultBoy-39 2 місяці тому +12

      Me having to put up with disgruntled mother of the brides, who won't be happy no matter what you tell them: *Dialup noises* 🤖

    • tangent reverent
      tangent reverent 2 місяці тому +9

      I work at a gas station and complain about it being too exciting.

    • Gore1704
      Gore1704 2 місяці тому +10

      My inner voice goes "you're the random extra the badguy just exploded into tomato sauce on an idle whim."

    • maddie
      maddie 2 місяці тому +4

      Yeah .... I happen to know for a fact that I freeze up under pressure and would probably just stand there like an idiot during a crisis 😅

  • Adam McElroy
    Adam McElroy 2 місяці тому +3

    Love the attention to detail in your drawings when you drew a Kasa Obake at 1:52. It’s one of my favorite yokai.

    • 3StarKnight
      3StarKnight 2 місяці тому

      The little guy with the big hammer?

    • Adam McElroy
      Adam McElroy 2 місяці тому +1

      @3StarKnight no it’s the umbrella one with one eye

    • 3StarKnight
      3StarKnight 2 місяці тому

      @Adam McElroy they are pretty good!

  • Elizabeth Sterling
    Elizabeth Sterling 2 місяці тому

    Red, OSP, you are treasures of UAclips. Also, heroes that are comically out of their depth has been at the core of every good pen and paper RPG I've ever been part of.

  • Draco Blacksoul
    Draco Blacksoul 2 місяці тому

    It seems there is No end to interesting unknown But relatable stories

  • SpacedPanini
    SpacedPanini 2 місяці тому

    After many jabs and jokes in Rolling with Difficulty and the OSP pod, we FINALLY get to hear 'Memory' being sung! Thanks for the laughs Red

  • Christian Lecroy
    Christian Lecroy 2 місяці тому

    Markiplier and his friends told the story of the were cats that surrounded them in their cabin. This is hauntingly similar

  • just jesssss
    just jesssss 2 місяці тому +860

    We stan an unnamed protagonist who is outshined in his self-imposed hero's journey by a puppy.
    But we stan the puppy way harder.

  • RocRolWriter
    RocRolWriter 2 місяці тому

    Lucky that such a well-known dog had such a unique name, or this plot would have been much harder to resolve.

  • The Other OhlourdesPadua
    The Other OhlourdesPadua 2 місяці тому +1

    This video at a perfect time for me. I have been looking for adventure for a few weeks now after living a boring adventureless life for 28 years. So I created a yellow adventure book and tried to fill its pages with adventure (since I believe an "interesting" person should have some interesting stories and adventures to tell to others). So far, I just explore the city I live in beyond the beaten path and try to find ibteresting things like a forgotten piece of history or hiding spot. Not as grand as I want it to be but it's a start...

  • coryman125
    coryman125 2 місяці тому

    At the start of the pandemic I got really obsessed with CATS, and last year I got really obsessed with Touhou. Going from trying to slay Youkai to seeing a bunch of cats dancing under a fool moon is like... reliving the past few years but in reverse