HxH 78: Neo-Green Lantern

Hunter x Hunter episode 78 review

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The Chimera Ants have taken over NGL. What is NGL, you may ask? You’ll find out that it’s more like North Korea than anything. And yes, the Hunters have a bigger button on their table than NGL has, but I’m no stable genius. In any case, Chimera Ants are growing, evolving, and getting smarter.

That last one comes with a caveat: they can’t figure out what a “name” is, yet they easily figured out how to read, and what bullets are. It’s all about getting the Queen her nutrition, which is 50 humans a day. Why must she give birth to the King? That’s a mystery, but if it could be stopped, it would save everyone a lot of heartache.

Finally, there’s Ponzu preparing to invade NGL along with some other Hunters. Don’t do it, Ponzu! We have barely any female characters as it is. Don’t make yourself their next victim!

Character of the episode: Killua

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

Citrus 1: Citrus Bowl

Citrus episode 1 review

Citrus 1

Warning: this is a yuri anime. Themes in this show may be offensive to some viewers.

Basically, a girl named Yuzu (or Yuzuuchi) goes to a new school, where the student council president Mei gets on her for what she’s wearing. Then she cops a feel. Later on, Mei is revealed to be living with Yuzu as a “step-sister,” and then she steals Yuzu’s first kiss.

Lots and lots of fanservice. So fanservicey you can’t believe it. The plot sounds interesting, but a lot hinges on whether this show decides it’s going to be serious, or whether it’s there to give you what you want. Hopefully the show goes for the former and not the latter.

Episode rating (out of four stars): **1/2

SP 11-12: Survivor

Sister Princess episodes 11-12 review

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Sister Princess was charming despite its many flaws in the first five episodes. But now, those flaws are starting to show in a big way. It’s trying too hard to give all 12 sisters a speaking role, instead of doing what the early episodes did best, which was focus on one at a time. Now you’ve got 12 girls all getting to say one sentence, or even worse, speaking at once. And all Wataru (the main character) can say is “It can’t be true!” (His catch phrase, of course.)

In this pair of episodes, Wataru saves the gang from drowning when their submarine goes down, then ends up being rescued and finding out everything’s okay. Seriously, there isn’t anything more to it. It’s very slicy-of-lifey, which is going to become a new catchphrase of mine. I’m going to slip it into the podcast this week, just wait and see!

Episode 11 rating (out of four stars): **1/2

Episode 12 rating: **