My Little History with Jashi
So I started Season 5 of Samurai Jack, like everyone else. When I saw the daughters of Aku, and how they focused more on Ashi in the beginning. I thought to myself “They’re going somewhere with her.” Not now. But I’ve seen enough shows to see how this goes.
Anyway, I’ll admit, I was a bit disappointed when I saw all the daughters get axed a couple of episodes later after encountering him. I guess a part of me was expecting more development within the girls. Mainly Ashi, considering how they focused on her at times during her training. But after seeing her “die”, I was just like “Oh well, guess I was wrong. Shame really. Wanted to see where they would go really.”
But then Episode 4 came out and was “Oh, fuck no, nevermind, she’s still alive we’re good.”
And thus began the… Bonding(?)…Development(?) Honestly I didn’t know to call it. What type of relationship do you call it when you try to get along with the person that just tried to kill you last episode? Anyway, as they interacted I found it funny how Jack trying to get Ashi to open up. While Ashi just kept giving Jack a glare. (Which I dubbed the constipation look. Lol, Damn it BnH XD) Anyway, throughout the episode. I didn’t really see anything between the two. At least not at first. But sometime throughout the week, I figured, “Eh lemme indulge my curiosity” cause my crackship mind was at work and I honestly wanted to see what Tumblr had to offer.
When I got on Tumblr, I was kinda surprised (Though thinking about it now, not really) to see that there was a bit of Civil War going on as to whether or not Jashi should be considered Platonic or Romantic. The argument being Jack is literally 50 years older than Ashi. Despite his lack of aging. Oh yeah…forgot people would consider that a bit of a problem. But the hate for it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would. At least in my opinion.
To be honest, I didn’t really ship it either at first…Okay that’s not necessarily true. I DID, but again that was my crackshipping mind at work. Plus I found their interactions cute at times wherever possible. But unlike most people. I was amongst the few that was completely with wherever Jack and Ashi’s relationship went. Be it Platonic or Romantic. I was fine with the end results.
But then Episode 6 came out.
…Can I just take a quick moment to say how much of a Cinnamon Roll/Bae Ashi became that one episode? Seriously, having her meet the people that was helped by Jack over the years. And her realizing what she should finally do. It just touched my heart legit. And seeing her convinced Jack not to commit suicide did it for me. And apparently I wasn’t the only one.
Imagine my surprise when a few days after Episode 6. I get on Tumblr today and find a lot more Jashi ship pictures. As if majority of people had an overturn on their views. Who knew that all it would take was one simple episode to change the fans’ minds.
Don’t know if I ship Jashi seriously now…Oh who am I kidding? I probably do. But one things for certain. I love how closer the two have become. Regardless of their relationship status.