E21 71-72: Running down the clock

Eyeshield 21 episodes 71-72 review

E21 71

I’m back to reviewing random anime! First, it’s Eyeshield 21. In these episodes, the back-and-forth scoring continues. Deimon was down by 15 points, but they keep on cutting into the Seibu lead, only to have the Wild Gunmen score again and widen the gap.

With three minutes to go, the Devil Bats are down by 9, and Suzuna has turned into Hiruma, firing the gun and all. The Wild Gunmen are trying to run out the clock, but stupidly they call a pass. This is almost as bad as the Seattle Seahawks throwing the ball from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl. Of course, the pass ends up intercepted, and Sena takes it back for a touchdown.

Now the Devil Bats are down by 3 with very little time left. How do they close the gap without the ball… and without a kicker, for that matter? There’s no way to onside kick if you don’t have a good kicker! This ought to be fun.

Episode 71 rating (out of four stars): **1/2

Episode 72 rating: ***1/2

BC 11: And I’ll rise like the break of Dawn (Golden)

Black Clover episode 11 review

BC 11

The reward for the Black Bulls SAVING that village is a single gold star. That bumps them up to negative 30. It’s like Jeopardy!, in a way. If they finish with negative stars, they don’t get to play Final Jeopardy!, so Asta better start making up those stars. They need to catch up to the Golden Dawn, who has like 70 positive stars.

The rest of the episode is pretty much just Asta writing a letter to Sister Lily, and then Asta and Noelle going to a black market to see various things. Noelle finds stuff to help her magic, while Asta seems to like everything. Overall, I felt like not much happened.

Character of the episode: Asta

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

HxH 84: Fun with Ants

Hunter x Hunter episode 84 review

HxH 84

We are introduced to Neferpitou in this episode. Pitou, as she’s called, is by far the most interesting of the Royal Guards. She’s ruthless, cruel, and cute too. She will wreak havoc as this arc goes on.

However, the trouble with this episode is that not much happened. Yes, Pitou joins the fray. Did anything else even happen? A couple of Ants waited for their prey, then ran away. A bunch of Ants talked about “rares” and Nen. Kite and Gon and Killua hardly said a word. The episode just felt empty.

I want to say something good about this episode, but the only good thing about it was Pitou and the fact that she’s voiced by the lovely Sarah Anne Williams.

Character of the episode: Pitou

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