Toonami Roundup: 2/25/17


This week, in Toonami: (all ratings out of four stars)

Dragon Ball Super episode 8: I’ve decided to bite the bullet and start using the word “episode” in my posts. If I get hunted down by Remove Your Media LLC, so be it. I’m like Homura Akemi; I did nothing wrong. Oh, and rock-paper-scissors for the fate of the Earth. What an episode. Rating: *

Dragon Ball Z Kai episode 106: What might have been a waste of an episode was saved by the Mr. Satan documentary with puppets. That was way too funny to gloss over. Mr. Satan is a great character; who’s not so great is Krillin, who tells the audience (us) what we already know: that Mr. Satan isn’t really the hero. We get it, Krillin, we know. You don’t have to hit us over the head with it. Rating: **

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure episode 18: Suzy Q takes on the lifeform of Esidesi, and Jojo and Caesar must use positive and negative Hamon together to beat it out of her. Then the red stone of Aja gets on a boat to Switzerland and the Jojo crew must stop it before it reaches the train. Oh, and Von Stroheim is still alive. Enough stuff to make me interested in Jojo again. Rating: **1/2

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn episode 8: Every time you hurt yourself with knives, a new Gundam series is created, this one even more convoluted and confusing than the one before it. Rating: *

Hunter x Hunter episode 40: Can you believe I’m now 50 episodes in the future? And I will tell you this: Hunter x Hunter will never get as good again as it is during this arc. Watch this arc. Savor it. Enjoy it. And remember it well for when 50 episodes from now, you can’t remember why you started watching this show. It’s just like Bleach: it had that one good arc (this arc right here, the Yorknew City arc, akin to Bleach‘s Soul Society arc), then plunged off a cliff, never to return. Rating: ***

Naruto Shippuden episode 147: Good old Naruto, falling into the same trap. A cute and helpless character who gets berated by his/her master is in trouble, and he must step in to save the day. Boy, I love filler. Rating: *

One Piece episode 381: Brook has officially joined the crew! Will anyone else hop aboard? Not for a while, at least, if ever. Lola gives a piece of paper to Nami, which is for certain what the next arc will deal with, right? Oh, and Luffy’s brother may be dying. PEOPLE. ARE. DYING. Would you please shut down the system? Rating: **1/2

Ghost in the Shell episode 4: I had high hopes for Ghost in the Shell coming in. But after seeing 4 episodes, it looks to be cut from the same cloth as Gundam. Lots of technobabble, tons of explosions, a whole bunch of politics… but not much when it comes to a coherent plotline that someone stupid like myself can follow. Maybe you can figure it out, because I’m sure you’re smarter than me, but right now my head is spinning. It’s not terrible; I just wish I knew what the heck was going on over there! Rating: *1/2

Best show of the week: Hunter x Hunter

Most surprisingly good show of the week: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Most disappointing show of the week: Ghost in the Shell

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