As a new feature to the blog, I will likely be cutting back on the full-blown reviews and going to more “roundup” posts like this one. The reason being is that I’m simply too busy to put the full effort into writing an all-out review of five episodes a week. Since I already covered Attack on Titan and Hunter x Hunter, this post will just cover the other shows.
My Hero Academia, episodes 17 & 18: The Cavalry Battle begins, and Roman cavalry choirs are singing. Deku chooses Ochaco and a couple of random people to be his mirror, his sword, his shield as they roll like missionaries in a foreign field. For some reason I can’t explain, Deku loses his headband, and now surely he won’t hear St. Peter call his name. Okay, enough with Coldplay. Deku survives because Ochaco managed to grab someone’s headband, and his team finishes in fourth. Speaking of which, I hate the name “Deku.” Can we call him anything else? Rating (out of four stars): ***
FLCL: Alternative, episodes 1 & 2: Slicy-of-lifey, as I like to say. Which wouldn’t be bad if it was normal slice-of-life, but this is off-the-wall FLCL thrown in. Haruko seems to be there just for the sole reason of saying “Look at me! I’m FLCL!” There’s no rhyme or reason to anything. But at least it isn’t terrible. FLCL: Progressive was flat-out terrible. Rating (out of four stars): **
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, episodes 3 & 4: Josuke has to fight off a Stand, and he finds a way to win. There really isn’t that much more to say. Unfortunately, there’s nothing about DiU to distinguish it from the prior season so far. Right now, you could throw this episode somewhere into Stardust Crusaders, and it’d seem the same. This season needs something new to make me care more about it. Rating (out of four stars): **1/2
And there you have it. Stay tuned next week for more mini-reviews, as I try to cut back on the bigger posts and provide more relevant reviews that allow myself enough time to get to everything.