Toonami Roundup: 3/11/17


This week, in Toonami:

Dragon Ball Super episode 10: Goku fights Beerus. Yeah, that’s it. Rating: *1/2

Dragon Ball Z Kai episode 108: Goten and Trunks battle it out for Junior Division supremacy. After they do too much of that close-range punching and kicking as fast as they can, which never lands a blow in Dragon Ball, they both eventually cheat and go Super Saiyan, and Goten gets knocked out of the ring. Trunks wins, then beats up on Mr. Satan. How is Mr. Satan going to save his reputation now? Rating: **

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure episode 20: Caesar dies. But it’s more than just that – it’s a flashback about Caesar’s past, and how his father set out to destroy the Pillar Men. Eventually, Waamu defeats Caesar, but not before Caesar is able to get the antidote off him, so Jojo will survive the poison rings. I’m surprised, though, it didn’t come down to the last day the poison rings would release. In any case, good episode. Rating: ***

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn episode 10: Banagher is Shinji Ikari. He’s running away from his destiny, and we all know he mustn’t run away. The rest of this episode is forgettable. Rating: *1/2

Hunter x Hunter episode 42: Gon and Killua buy a beetle phone, then set out to win 88,900 arm wrestling matches in order to gain the money they need. Kurapika and Melody discuss their pasts, and clearly are now the most shippable couple in Hunter x Hunter. Forget the Gon x Killua romance that probably has a million fanfics already; Kurapika x Melody needs some love! Rating: ***

Naruto Shippuden episode 149: The guy that they’re searching for just so happens to be the main villain of this arc. Also, the villagers all get hypnotized in InuYasha fashion. Rating: *1/2

One Piece episode 383: One Piece is running out of time. In the meantime, the Straw Hats save a couple of girls and help them find their treasure. However, the super-sappy flashbacks took away from the enjoyment of this episode: Rating: **

Ghost in the Shell SAC 2nd GIG¬†episode 6: Section 9 – the name of the group the heroes work for – excavate a dead body – hence the title of the episode, “Excavation” – and try to figure out who it is. Togusa, the name of the main character of this particular episode, figures out that it’s a man named Kanji, as he’s able to find her fiancee. Togusa and the fiancee get chased by machines, but they get saved by the blue talking machine. It’s a little better than I can explain, but not great at the same time. Rating: **

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: One Piece