Jojo SC 27: Oingo Boingo

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 27 review

Jojo SC 27

The greatest episode in Jojo history starts off with the Zenyatta Mundatta brothers (also known as Oingo Boingo) looking into the all-knowing comic book to see what will happen next. Easy, all the older brother has to do is poison the Jojo gang’s tea. Kakyoin and Avdol are in the hospital, so it’s just Polnareff and the two Jojos.

The characters then go through a hilarious scene where Joseph and Polnareff keep going back and forth on what to drink, to rip-roaringly funny results. Finally it looks like the Oingo Boingo guy got them, but Iggy the dog comes in at the last moment to distract everyone and accidentally SAVE them.

No matter, the all-knowing comic book has a new prediction: the older brother will plant a bomb inside an orange, then Jotaro’s head will explode. I, for one, am really looking forward to this, given my hatred for the useless Jotaro. But as it turns out, the Oingo Boingo guy gets caught trying to plant the bomb, so he uses his stand to make himself look like Jotaro.

This means for the rest of the episode, Oingo Boingo has to pretend he’s Jotaro in the backseat of the car being driven by Joseph, all the while trying to blow them up. HIlarity ensues, with the great finish being Polnareff throwing the orange out the window and blowing up Oingo Boingo. In the end, the predictions did come true, just not the way Oingo Boingo wanted.

I purposely left out a lot of the details from this episode because a) I’m lazy and b) you need to watch it yourself to take in all the humorous situations these characters find themselves in. There was a laugh-a-second in this episode, coming from Joseph, Polnareff and Oingo Boingo. In the end, it turns out to be the best episode of Jojo yet.

Character of the episode: The Oingo Boingo/Zenyatta Mundatta older brother

No looking up his actual name due to spoiler issues. If I Google his name, I’m sure to get spoiled on something. I don’t want that to happen, so I’ll leave you in suspense as to what his name is.

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

TFo0 F 5-6: Pure silliness

The Familiar of Zero F episodes 5-6 review

TFoO F 6

The beautiful thing about The Familiar of Zero is that it doesn’t need any sort of a coherent plot to be entertaining. It’s simply a never-ending revolving door of Saito touching another girl, then Saito apologizing to Louise. Saito makes up with Louise, then a few minutes later, he’s touching Siesta. Or Henrietta. Or Tabitha. Or Tiffa. And the cycle begins again.

It’s a fun show, but you have to be prepared for the fanservice and the triviality of the plot. If you don’t like shows like that, then you’re not going to like this. But for fans of Space Dandy, this show definitely works.

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

S7 5-6: Michiko & Samurai

Samurai 7 episodes 5-6 review

S7 6

Samurai 7 has turned into Michiko & Hatchin. We once had a coherent plot with some direction; now we’re just going every which way the wind blows. The only difference is that there are samurai involved. That makes it a lot like Samurai Champloo, but without the humor.

I feel a bit depressed after watching this, because I know I have 20 episodes to go of this and Kare Kano, both of which are failing at the moment. Can either turn it around? If not, this is going to be a long 10 weeks.

Episodes rating (out of four stars): *