Toonami Roundup: 10/13/18


This week in… Toonami…

My Hero Academia episode 22: In the most predictable episode yet, Ochaco gets blown to pieces by Bakugo. How would anyone not see this coming? The only way this tournament can end is with Izuku vs. Bakugo. Unfortunately, the forced love story between Ochaco and Izuku isn’t cute like Kirito and Asuna, rather it’s about as cliche as it gets. Rating (out of four stars): **

Naruto: Shippuden episode ?: Naruto’s off singing the froggy song while Tsunade angsts over what to do about Madara Uchiha. Eventually, she figures out how to get Naruto out of harm’s way by sending him out on a S-rank mission, which is secretly just to hide him. Rating: ***

Boruto episode 3: Boruto continues causing trouble. Seriously, not much more to say about this one. Rating: **

FLCL: Alternative episode 6: The main girl “learns to love” (a la Elsa in Frozen) and as a result, saves the Earth. As glad as I am that FLCL is finally finished, this episode wasn’t half bad. Please, no more FLCL seasons. This show needs to rest in peace. Rating: **1/2

Attack on Titan episode 45: After much angsting, Eren turns into a Titan, only to be frozen and pulled out. Have I ever told you how sick to my stomach this show makes me? Seriously, this show and Parasyte are the only shows that have made me physically ill while watching. This episode wasn’t all that bad, though. Rating: **1/2

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable episode 8: This episode made absolutely no sense at all, and for that reason, it was the best show on Toonami this week. Koichi gets tormented by a girl who fell in love with him, and then wants to kill him. Then soon he’s playing Who Wants to be a Millionaire with her, with incorrect answers requiring him to eat disgusting stuff. I hope that doesn’t make any sense to you, because it makes less sense than that. It is complete nonsense. However, it is not “unintentionally entertaining,” it’s just flat-out funny. Rating: ***

Hunter x Hunter episode 115:

Best episode of the week: Jojo

Worst episode of the week: Boruto

Best character of the week: The crazy girl from Jojo (don’t want to google her name in fear of spoilers)

Worst character of the week: Ochaco Uraraka

HxH 115: Love in an Elevator

Hunter x Hunter episode 115 review

HxH 115

Imagine if your life depended on remembering a passcode. I’d have died a thousand times by now. But according to the incessantly talking narrator, that’s what’s on the line for these Ants. If they don’t remember their passcode to the elevator, they’re practically dead.

But here’s the obvious question: who set this up? I can’t imagine these Ants are extremely tech-savvy. Did Bizeff do it all in his spare time while not hanging out with women and smoking cigarettes? Did Kim-Jong Un do it? I just don’t get how a lobster Ant could figure out how to set up an elevator system. But very conveniently, that’s forgotten about.

There’s very little to say about this episode due to the fact that almost all of it is said for us by the narrator. Everything that happens, we get told by the narrator instead of him just letting us figure it out for ourselves. I hate having my intelligence insulted. These past five or so episodes have been like being considered a first-grader.

Also, Gon meets Pitou. This is about to get nuts. One of those two characters will become my least-favorite character in all of Hunter x Hunter. Can you guess which one?

Character of the episode: Melereon

Episode rating (out of four stars): **