HxH 77: Life finds a way

Hunter x Hunter episode 77 review

HxH 77

“Life cannot be contained… life breaks free… life, uh, finds a way.”

The Chimera Ant Queen has begun chewing on humans in order to create new lifeforms that have human aspects to them. That means that two innocent children were killed by the Chimera Ants. REMEMBER THIS! If you are ever tempted to feel sympathy for the Chimera Ants some 60 episodes from now, remember that they killed two innocent children (and will kill a lot more from here on out)!

In other news, Kite and Gon and pals have gone off researching the Chimera Ants and coming up with little results. They are going to wish they had never started this mess of researching the Ants. They would have been better off searching for Ging. So yes, not much happened in this episode, but at least we’ve established that the Ants are bad. There is nothing redeemable about them.

Character of the episode: Gon

Episode rating (out of four stars): **½

Jojo SC 18: Laughing his way right to Tribal Council

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders episode 18 review

Jojo Sun

Joseph and the Polnareff gang buy a car in the United Arab Emirates, only to sell the super-expensive car for a bunch of camels and some water. That’s right, they’re going on camel-back through the desert. As Boston Rob once said, “this can’t end well.”

After some amusing antics with Joseph trying to get on a camel using tips from Lawrence of Arabia (“We Didn’t Start The Fire” check!), the boys get halfway out in the desert before they notice that the sun is still up at 8 pm at night. They figure out that the sun is a Stand, so they go into a foxhole to stay out of the heat.

They waste a lot of time there, not knowing what to do, before three of them (everyone but Joseph) breaks out in laughter. The Stand is simply a mirror, and once they shatter the mirror, it goes back to being night again. Let me know how this works, because this makes as little sense as some of the crap in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How could the Stand be reflecting a sunny desert if it’s night out? I don’t get it.

In any case, this was a very funny episode, a very enjoyable one. Sure, it didn’t make much sense, but Jojo was never made to make much sense. It’s just supposed to be fun, and that’s what this episode was.

Character of the episode: Joseph

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***½

E21 65-66: Field day

Eyeshield 21 episodes 65-66 review

E21 65

So many questions. Why is Mamori acting so out of character? What is the purpose of this episode? What the heck is going on over there? Was this episode just a bad dream? After all, I was falling asleep during this episode.

The second one is better, it’s of Sena helping out the one track-and-field guy win a relay race. Except they don’t, they finish in 8th place. “Isn’t that last place?” Monta asks. He’s right. This was like when our soccer team from our high school would come back from a tournament, and our principal would brag, “We came in fourth place!” “How many teams were there?” “Four.” “How many games did we win?” “None.” “How many goals did we score?” “None.”

Episode 65 rating (out of four stars): **

Episode 66 rating: ***