Jojo SC 37: The Cop and the Anthem

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 37 review

Jojo SC 37

There’s an old story (like, 100 years old) by a writer named O’Henry about a guy who was up to no good. He did a bunch of bad things. Then, one day, he has an epiphany and decides to turn around his life. He’s going to make something of his life, he’s going to do good. A few minutes after he thinks this way, a cop notices him standing around doing nothing. As a result, he’s arrested and thrown in jail for loitering. It’s an ironic way of ending the story, and yes, that is the proper use of the word “ironic.”

This episode, whether the writer knew it or not, rips right from that story. Boingo tries helping Hol Horse kill Jotaro. After Hol Horse fails, Boingo decides he’s going to become a good guy. Right after that, he runs into Iggy, who then attacks him and injures him badly. It’s a fun and ironic way of ending the story.

If Jojo could stick to this type of episodes, the ones that are silly yet dramatic at the same time, it would be great. Unfortunately, from time to time, it drifts off into weird stuff. But it’s these episodes where absolutely ridiculous stuff is going on, like Hol Horse threatening guys to unscrew a pipe, and while it’s so funny, at the same time it’s so dramatic, too! This is what Jojo needs to be.

Character of the episode: Hol Horse
Yeah, Hol Horse really brought down the house in this episode. From his thing with Polnareff to the awesome scene where he’s trying to get a pipe unscrewed by exactly noon, he was great in this episode.

Episode rating (out of four stars): ***1/2

MHA 2-3: One-Plus Man

My Hero Academia episodes 2-3 review

MHA 3

So My Hero Academia is essentially One-Punch Man? Got it. 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100… you know. This is exactly what I was afraid of when this series got picked up by Adult Swim.

Once My Hero Academia was done being One-Punch Man, it decided to be Hunter x Hunter, or if you want to be more accurate, Naruto. Because now we have a test upcoming. Seriously, there is nothing in My Hero Academia I haven’t seen before. It’s all rehashed from other shounen series.

Everyone loves this series, so much that they insist on calling it “Boku no Hero Academia.” I’m not buying it. I can’t drop it since Toonami kind of is my calling card, but I’m very unimpressed.

Episode 2 rating (out of four stars): *1/2

Episode 3 rating: **

HxH 95: Tom Kite

Hunter x Hunter episode 95 review

HxH 95

I’m having a bad time remembering what happens in these recent Hunter x Hunter episodes, so I again watched this one a second time to find out. As it turns out, the reason I couldn’t remember much happening was that not much happened in the first place. Cheetu fights Knuckle and Morel, and all that happens to him is that he gets the interest thing put on him. Then Knuckle and Morel just suddenly decide to go back to the real world out of nowhere.

They have managed to get Kite. However, the “Kite” they bring back is a monster that wants to do nothing but punch Gon. Gon, of course, being a good Naruto, decides to take all the punching as “training” (or maybe just some masochism). Eventually Gon decides that he’s going to heal Kite no matter what.

Then we’re a few weeks in the future, and Gon’s Nen is back. He is about to use it on Morel, because Morel wants him to go all out against him. Killua stops Gon from going all out like he had planned. Yeah, there’s not much to talk about. All of this is just preparing for the next battle.

Then we’ve got three teams of two to take on the royal guards. Wouldn’t it be smarter to split up Gon and Killua because they’re clearly the weakest? Instead, they’re put together. This cannot end well.

Character of the episode: Gon

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