AP Poll: 11/10/2018

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Here is my AP Poll for top 10 anime out of what I’m watching on Toonami and the four I’m watching on a weekly basis (World Trigger, Eyeshield 21, Yowamushi Pedal, Haikyu!!):

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

Current standings:

  1. World Trigger (20 points, 10.0 average)
  2. My Hero Academia (17 points, 6.5 average)
  3. Yowamushi Pedal (13 points, 6.5 average)
  4. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (13 points, 6.5 average)
  5. Eyeshield 21 (13 points, 6.5 average)
  6. Hunter x Hunter (11 points, 5.5 average)
  7. Mob Psycho 100 (7 points, 3.5 average)
  8. Haikyu!! (6 points, 3.0 average)
  9. Boruto (6 points, 3.0 average)
  10. Attack on Titan (4 points, 2.0 average)

Once a show “retires” from the poll, they will be given a final average based on how many weeks they were in the poll and how many points they picked up. Since Attack on Titan is temporarily retiring, it is the first show to receive a “final” average.

Attack on Titan: 4 points/2 weeks = 2.0

Obviously, Attack on Titan has some work to do when it comes out of retirement. See you for more ranking fun next week!

Toonami Roundup: 11/10/18

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This week on… Toonami…

My Hero Academia episode 26: In this episode, everyone picks a hero name. And it’s absolutely hilarious. Bakugo comes up with a too-offensive name, we get names such as Froppy, and Deku is dull enough to just use “Deku” as his name. Midnight is a great character, but shouldn’t this show be rated NC-17 with the way her breasts bounce around? I love that My Hero Academia didn’t give us a bridge episode and instead jumped right into the next arc. Oh, and now Deku’s training with some crazy guy? This is going to be so much fun. Episode rating (out of four stars): ***1/2

Boruto episode 7: An invisible man… sleeping in your bed… who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Rating: *1/2

Mob Psycho 100 episode 3: The LOL cult attacks! The goal is to make Mob laugh. Of course, Mob doesn’t. Then he goes nuts and attacks back! While this episode was funny, it also leaves me wondering what the point of this show is. It felt like an episode of Samurai Champloo. Rating: **1/2

Attack on Titan episode 49: We’re taking Wall Maria! But before we do, we have to kidnap Potato Girl and have a fight with Eren. Quite obviously, nothing of note happens before the end of this episode, as that’s saved for the next arc which looks like it may actually be worth watching. Then they have this crazy moment during the credits where it looks like your stream got screwed up, but it’s actually showing something in the future where Levi wants to kill Eren. Man, do I hope Levi gets eaten by a Titan this next arc. Rating: **1/2

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable episode 12 review: Joseph Joestar is officially senile. This revelation is the best part of this episode. Forget the battle with Chili Pepper, it was just great to watch Joseph completely lose his marbles. Usually we don’t get to be around main characters when they’re in their 70s. This could be hilarious – actually, it already is. Rating: ***

Hunter x Hunter episode 119: We save the best for last. Ikalgo and the lobster ant have a showdown, with the lobster ant figuring out how to escape everything, while Ikalgo keeps on strategizing and figuring out new ways to trap him. But then, when Ikalgo’s finally won his war with the lobster, he can’t bring himself to kill him! I told you the elevator part was the best part of this arc. Sometimes mental battles can be more exciting to watch than physical battles. Unfortunately, that means that the rest of this arc doesn’t get any better than this battle we had between Ikalgo and the lobster ant. Rating: ***1/2

Best show of the week: Hunter x Hunter

Worst show of the week: Boruto (actually Naruto: Shippuden, but I’m not reviewing that)

Best character of the week: Tie between Ikalgo and the senile Joseph Joestar

Worst character of the week: Eren Jaeger

AP Poll coming tomorrow!

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)