Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 47 review
I won’t pretend I understand how Jojo works. For example, Jotaro sometimes can’t move, then other times can move. Sometimes things happen in real time, other times Dio says “you have one second” and a couple of minutes go by. What’s important is that it’s entertaining.
Jotaro finds a way to avoid getting stabbed to death by using comic book covers underneath his clothes. While this would never work, I do find it hilarious and a bit endearing. Then he finds a way to get his Stand to attack Dio and smash his skull. If it was anyone else, I’d vomit, but since it’s Dio, I’m okay with it!
Still, Dio has a shot at killing Joseph since he’s lit with gasoline. And Jotaro must make a choice between killing his father and Dio or letting him go. What’s he going to do? He better make up his mind quick, because there’s only one episode left! This arc is ending on a high note!
Character of the episode: Jotaro
He finally did something! I always knew he had it in him.
Episode rating (out of four stars): ***
My Hero Academia episode 13 review
Sorry for the lack of My Hero Academia posts, but I’ve actually been enjoying this a lot more recently. In this episode, Midoriya steps in with All Might about to die. He buys All Might “a few seconds” (aka about ten minutes) which allows All Might to survive. It also gives the other teachers enough time to show up and save the day.
The problem with this is that there are so many characters and so little time to develop them. Hopefully season 2 does a better job with this, but right now I still feel like there are only 5-7 characters who matter. Kacchan, who at the beginning of the season was my least favorite, has become my favorite character. Plus he’s got such a cute name!
An above-average first season, that ended on a high note, leaving me with a lot of hope for further improvements in season 2. Can’t wait to see this series’ potential!
Character of the episode: All Might
Episode rating (out of four stars): ***1/2
Eyeshield 21 episodes 89-90 review
Back to Eyeshield 21! But also back to other football teams, and not the one we care so much about. This time, we’re back to the NASA Shuttles. That team is the one Panther is a member of. Panther was a running back who Sena became friends with and then played against.
It’s the Cream-Puff Cup, which came into existence conveniently at this time for the Devil Bats to join as the representative from Asia. There’s also the NASA Shuttles, the American team, as well as an African team and a European/Russian team. The Russian team is run by a former NFL player named Morgan. (I cannot think of any good NFL players named Morgan, though I can think of a few mediocre ones.)
Morgan is the new villain. He views football players as “parts” and has his team purposely injure Homer, the NASA Shuttles’ quarterback. In other words, he’s the Minnesota Vikings, injuring Aaron Rodgers on purpose. Morgan’s Russian team defeats the Shuttles and forces them to disband.
That causes Homer and Panther to give up on football. Homer goes and picks a fight with some random street guys. Panther also gives up, but then his grandmother gets Sena and Panther to play a street game. That enables Panther to regain his love for the game. Now all that’s left is to get Homer back.
Did I mention that the Devil Bats never played a game yet? This is the sometimes frustrating part of Eyeshield 21, caring about all these other teams.
Episode 89 rating (out of four stars): ***
Episode 90 rating: **1/2