BC 19: Men are from Mars

Black Clover episode 19 review

BC 19

Black Clover doesn’t fall far from the Bleach tree. At least half, maybe even more, of this episode is just a flashback for Mars, who is about to die anyway. We get to see why exactly he wants so badly the weak to die and the strong to prevail. After all that, he gets killed off and everyone goes home happy.

The Asta-Yuno “rivalry” is pretty pathetic if you ask me. Yuno seems to be a warm, loving father figure to Asta, not a Gary Oak pain the butt. If Pokemon could do a rivalry better than this, you know you’re in trouble. Nevertheless, everyone escapes and now we can move on to the next challenge.

Character of the episode: Noelle

I really liked her tsundere thing she has going on with Asta.

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

HxH 92: God Save the Queen

Hunter x Hunter episode 92 review

HxH 92

I don’t believe in numerology, but here’s a creepy one for you: this episode all centered around the Queen is episode #92. Guess who turned 92 years old on the day this episode aired in America? That’s right, Queen Elizabeth II. Isn’t that something?

There’s no saving this Queen, however. She has one last wish: to name the King “Meruem.” This is the Queen who hated the concept of names; now her last wish is to give a name, so we see she’s come full circle in death. And now she’s gone, leaving behind just a baby, which Colt must take care of.

This is the last bit of positiveness I can remember from Hunter x Hunter. Maybe there’s a little bit when Gon and Killua hang out with Palm, but after this, the show gets really, really dark, and there’s no turning back. The King is about to unleash a world of terror.

Character of the episode: Queen

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