Toonami Roundup: 3/25/17


This week, in Toonami:

Dragon Ball Super episode 12: Goku and Beerus fight. The shockwaves from their fight are enough to destroy the universe, except they don’t. The fight has been padded out for so long, we may not see the end of it this year. Rating: **

Dragon Ball Z Kai episode 110: This episode consisted simply of Piccolo (aka Ma Junior) standing around in complete fear for half an hour. Piccolo gives up on his match, right after Krillin dispatches of his first-round opponent. Piccolo cowering in fear? Actually not that surprising, given how useless he is Dragon Ball Super and in the Cell Games. Rating: **

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure episode 22: Chariot race! Jojo and Wamuu go at it in the best Jojo battle yet. Shooting cannonballs with giant crossbows makes for great television. And Wamuu is getting completely destroyed, yet still seems to have the upper hand on Jojo. Great battle. Rating: ***

Tokyo Ghoul episode 1: Gross-out. Rating: *1/2

Hunter x Hunter episode 44: Uvogin completely destroys the Shadow Beasts, embarrassing the Mafia big-time, but then Kurapika proves his superior power by chaining him up and bringing him along with him in the car. Then comes a hilarious scene where Kurapika is looking backwards, threatening Uvogin, while driving at the same time. Distracted drivers are dangerous, people! Rating: ***1/2

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn episode 12: The best episode of Unicorn ever! I actually understood what was going on. Banagher tries to reason with his rival, but she will have none of it. And what turned into a Shinji vs. Kaworu turns into a sad ending, as the girl gets killed. Then a black Unicorn Gundam shows up, and the credits roll. Rating: ***

Naruto Shippuden episode 151: Hotaru’s villainous captor ends up losing, and she finally gets to have her master be her mentor. But wait! The Akatsuki show up out of literally nowhere and kill him, and he turned out to have the Six-Tails inside him. So it’s a bittersweet symphony, this ending to the filler. Rating: **1/2

Ghost in the Shell (one of the seasons) episode 8: Kusanagi tracks down someone who’s stealing organs. The plot description is pretty boring, but the actual show is pretty fun. Rating: **1/2

Best show of the week: Hunter x Hunter

Most surprisingly good show of the week: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

Most disappointing show of the week: Tokyo Ghoul