MHA 2-3: One-Plus Man

My Hero Academia episodes 2-3 review

MHA 3

So My Hero Academia is essentially One-Punch Man? Got it. 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100… you know. This is exactly what I was afraid of when this series got picked up by Adult Swim.

Once My Hero Academia was done being One-Punch Man, it decided to be Hunter x Hunter, or if you want to be more accurate, Naruto. Because now we have a test upcoming. Seriously, there is nothing in My Hero Academia I haven’t seen before. It’s all rehashed from other shounen series.

Everyone loves this series, so much that they insist on calling it “Boku no Hero Academia.” I’m not buying it. I can’t drop it since Toonami kind of is my calling card, but I’m very unimpressed.

Episode 2 rating (out of four stars): *1/2

Episode 3 rating: **

HxH 95: Tom Kite

Hunter x Hunter episode 95 review

HxH 95

I’m having a bad time remembering what happens in these recent Hunter x Hunter episodes, so I again watched this one a second time to find out. As it turns out, the reason I couldn’t remember much happening was that not much happened in the first place. Cheetu fights Knuckle and Morel, and all that happens to him is that he gets the interest thing put on him. Then Knuckle and Morel just suddenly decide to go back to the real world out of nowhere.

They have managed to get Kite. However, the “Kite” they bring back is a monster that wants to do nothing but punch Gon. Gon, of course, being a good Naruto, decides to take all the punching as “training” (or maybe just some masochism). Eventually Gon decides that he’s going to heal Kite no matter what.

Then we’re a few weeks in the future, and Gon’s Nen is back. He is about to use it on Morel, because Morel wants him to go all out against him. Killua stops Gon from going all out like he had planned. Yeah, there’s not much to talk about. All of this is just preparing for the next battle.

Then we’ve got three teams of two to take on the royal guards. Wouldn’t it be smarter to split up Gon and Killua because they’re clearly the weakest? Instead, they’re put together. This cannot end well.

Character of the episode: Gon

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***

BC 22: Jimmy Johnson!

Black Clover episode 22 review

BC 22

This week, Asta fights a monster named Jimmy, and all the cliche jokes and sayings continue. We hear the good old “the strong must survive, the weak must die” from one of the villains, we hear the “call me captain” thing again, we hear “you’ll just get in the way,” I mean, we hear it all. Black Clover is ruining My Hero Academia for me because both so far are extremely cliche shonen anime. MHA still has a long way to go to redeem itself, at least, but BC is too far in to change at this point.

The episode gets a few points for some pretty cool battle scenes, but otherwise it feels like I’ve seen this a hundred times already, and it’s just not getting any better.

Character of the episode: Asta

Episode rating (out of four stars): **