Toonami Roundup – 11/3/18

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This post includes my new Anime Power Poll (AP Poll) in which I rank all the anime from Toonami as well as the other 4 weekly series I’m watching. This AP Poll will become a regular feature here at the blog.

My Hero Academia episode 25: A better episode this week, even if it was a bit cliche. We knew that Todoroki wouldn’t go all out; that’s the unwritten rule in shonen anime, you never, ever go all out. But it was funny watching Bakugo (who has a cool first name of Katsuki) go absolutely bonkers because Todoroki refused to go all out. Yes, it made no sense at all, but it was still funny. The best part of this episode, though, was when All Might missed his chance to say “Plus Ultra.” That was hilarious. Episode rating (out of four stars): ***

Boruto episode 6: Shino loses his marbles and turns evil. It’s up to Boruto and pals to stop him. I can only assume, based on past shonen anime I’ve watched, that each and every one of the “old guard” (aka Naruto and pals) is going to turn evil for one episode and it’ll be up to Boruto and pals to save them. Shino was first. My money’s on Temari turning evil next. Yeah, even though she hasn’t even made an appearance yet. Rating: **1/2

Mob Psycho 100 episode 2: Let’s forget the fact that I didn’t understand a bit of this episode. It was funny. I didn’t know what the heck was going on over there. That’s a problem with my head; I can’t fix that. But it was really funny, and that’s all I really wanted out of this episode. Rating: **1/2

Attack on Titan episode 48: Have I ever mentioned how overrated Attack on Titan is? Another big long flashback, coupled with angsting from our main characters. I don’t know what to say anything more about this series. Every episode is the same old stuff. SAMO, right? I can’t wait for this to be over. Rating: *

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable episode 11: Chili Pepper is on the scene, and the new Jojo gang has to fight him. What’s best about this episode is the constant mocking of Joseph Joestar. Then he appears for a few seconds at the end of the episode. Can’t wait to find out what the senile, incompetent Joseph has to offer to the show. Rating: **1/2

Hunter x Hunter episode 118: Snail’s pace. Can this show go any slower? Also, can the narrator pretend we’re even stupider? Show, don’t tell. That’s the first rule of writing I learned. Here’s another one: pretend the audience isn’t a bunch of imbeciles and can actually figure things out without a narrator having to tell them every last thing. Rating: *

Best episode of the week: My Hero Academia

Worst episode of the week: Attack on Titan

Best character of the week: The senile Joseph Joestar

Worst character of the week: The insane Katsuki Bakugo

And now, for the AP Poll!

  1. World Trigger
  2. My Hero Academia
  3. Eyeshield 21
  4. Yowamushi Pedal
  5. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
  6. Boruto
  7. Haikyu!!
  8. Mob Psycho 100
  9. Hunter x Hunter
  10. Attack on Titan

Current standings:

  1. World Trigger (10 points)
  2. My Hero Academia (9 points)
  3. Eyeshield 21 (8 points)
  4. Yowamushi Pedal (7 points)
  5. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (6 points)
  6. Boruto (5 points)
  7. Haikyu!! (4 points)
  8. Mob Psycho 100 (3 points)
  9. Hunter x Hunter (2 points)
  10. Attack on Titan (1 point)

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