Toonami Roundup: 8/20/17

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This week… in… Toonami… (episodes airing 8/20/17)

Dragon Ball Super: Goku recruits Buu and the Super Namekian (Piccolo) to be on his team for the new World Martial Arts Tournament. Gohan refuses, because he has to feed his family. Yet another case of Gohan being absolutely useless. Funny how Gohan goes from beating Cell to being meaningless to the plot. Rating (out of four stars): **1/2

Dragon Ball Z Kai: Everyone’s dead and it’s now up to Goten and Trunks to save the world. In other words, the same thing as the previous arc, except that Gohan has been replaced by Goten. An infinite supply of Sensu beans might be a better call. Rating: **

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Joseph and Jotaro fight off a Stand on a plane and arrive safely in… Hong Kong? Not exactly where they wanted to be, but Jotaro gives us a “tell” when he says “I’m never flying with you again” to Joseph. We get it, Jojo. Joseph’s going to die for sure fighting Dio (or a minion). This is becoming more obvious than Han Solo’s death. Rating: ***1/2

Tokyo Ghoul: Kaneki returns, and Touka treats him like trash. I like Touka, but come on. This was our first chance at seeing real emotion in this series, rather than just blood. Let me have some reason to care about this show. Rating: **

Hunter x Hunter: Gon and Killua start their training under Bisky. These are the guys who ran a double marathon back in the Hunter Exam arc. You think Killua’s going to run another couple of marathons for his next Hunter Exam? *hint* *hint* Rating: ***

Lupin the Third Part IV: Lupin and Jigen stay in a haunted house like the Three Stooges, and they survive and get the treasure. Not much to say here. Rating: *1/2

Naruto Shippuden: Cause this is filler, filler night, and no one’s going to save you from the filler that’s gonna strike! Hi Temari! Rating: **

Outlaw Star: A good replacement for Ghost in the Shell. For the first time since the Tachikoma episode, I know what’s going on in the final half-hour of Toonami. Great first episode, I hope it continues this way! Rating: ***1/2

Best show of the week: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

Most surprisingly good show of the week: Outlaw Star

Most disappointing show of the week: Lupin the Third Part IV

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