Toonami Roundup – 9/22/18

Toonami

Last week’s Toonami in a nutshell:

Hunter x Hunter episode 112: Read about it here.

My Hero Academia episode 19: A couple of characters inexplicably give up their spots in the next round. The only explanation I have for it is that the writers were hoping to get the characters they like more into that final round of 16. Also, the girls become cheerleaders because, fanservice. Despite all that, it wasn’t a bad episode. Rating (out of four stars): **1/2

FLCL Alternative episode 3: Dropped. May pick it up next episode.

Attack on Titan episode 42: Lots of political talking. Plus some fake news about Wall Maria being breached. Funny how politicians change when it comes to protecting themselves. In any case, this is boring, boring, boring. Rating: *1/2

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable episode 5: Please, give me a coherent plot and purpose and goal! I hate this Monster of the Week stuff. Can’t we get some sort of semblance of a plotline, instead of just “here’s a Stand, fight it off”? Rating: *1/2

HxH 112: Requiem

Hunter x Hunter episode 112 review

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This episode would have been served best by a song from the Death Note soundtrack, “Requiem,” which plays as Rem kills L. Some sort of epic song would have been perfect as the King is finally stripped of his arrogance and brought to his knees in deep concern for Komugi. Suddenly the King isn’t all that scary; he now is, for lack of a better word, human. That’s what this scene gets across, and it just would have been better if it wasn’t stunned silence but rather some good background music.

The rest of the episode was hit or miss. We still have the Matrix going on with everyone moving in slow motion. We still have the narrator over-narrating everything. And we still have the Hunter gang over-analyzing the situation. But that scene with the King and Komugi was so precious that I couldn’t hate this episode. It shows that this series still has some life left in it.

Character of the episode: The King

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