Jojo SC 38: Iggy’s Casino

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 38 review

Jojo SC 38

Remember that old Mario fan site called Lemmy’s Land? It’s defunct now, but at the height of its popularity, it had a section called Iggy’s Casino. A “tourist” could risk their “Koopaling votes” in a vain attempt at winning more. I never tried it, assuming the odds were not ever in my favor. Lemmy’s Land and its message board forum single-handedly gobbled up my first two years of college. Once I stopped posting there in 2006, my grades went way up and I became a much better student.

This Iggy is a talking dog. That’s right, Iggy can talk. And Iggy is up against a falcon that’s actually a Stand user. So much of this episode is the battle between Iggy and the falcon. Talk about a stout Falcons defense. If the Falcons were this good on defense, they would have won Super Bowl LI for sure.

I thought the talking dog thing was pretty funny. This episode was actually very good, even though I lost a little bit of interest near the end. Throw in the beggar scene with Polnareff, and you’ve got a great episode. (By the way, did Jotaro even speak in this episode?)

Character of the episode: Iggy

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

Is It Wrong 10-13: Is it wrong to want more?

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon episodes 10-13 review

Is It Wrong 13

Is it Wrong finishes with a flourish, including a big battle that Bell wins, more jealousy from Hestia, more whining from Lili, and more uselessness from Ais. You’d think I’d be in love with Ais because of my taste in waifus. Actually, no, Ais doesn’t suit me. She’s just… there. But Bell sure likes her!

I love the whole jealousy game going on with Hestia and Ais. If that’s what Is it Wrong focused on, I think it’d be a fantastic series. As it is, it’s still pretty good, but some of the plot lines don’t make sense. For example, we have a whole episode about Hestia rounding up the troops to go save Bell. But it doesn’t matter anyway, because by the time they get into the dungeon to save Bell, Bell is already saved by Ais. (This could have been really good if they played up the Ais-Hestia one-sided rivalry, but they only spent a little bit of time on it.)

In any case, Is it Wrong is a great series, and I hope sometime to be able to review the hot springs episode (but it’s so expensive just to buy that one episode on Blu-ray!). I recommend it for both shounen fans and harem fans alike. I just wish there was more…

Episode 10 rating (out of four stars): ***

Episode 11 rating: ***1/2

Episode 12 rating: ***

Episode 13 rating: ***

Overall season rating: ***