BC 22: Jimmy Johnson!

Black Clover episode 22 review

BC 22

This week, Asta fights a monster named Jimmy, and all the cliche jokes and sayings continue. We hear the good old “the strong must survive, the weak must die” from one of the villains, we hear the “call me captain” thing again, we hear “you’ll just get in the way,” I mean, we hear it all. Black Clover is ruining My Hero Academia for me because both so far are extremely cliche shonen anime. MHA still has a long way to go to redeem itself, at least, but BC is too far in to change at this point.

The episode gets a few points for some pretty cool battle scenes, but otherwise it feels like I’ve seen this a hundred times already, and it’s just not getting any better.

Character of the episode: Asta

Episode rating (out of four stars): **

Jojo SC 36: Look out nostrils

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders episode 36 review

Jojo SC 36

The younger brother of Oingo Boingo is back, along with another older villain, Hol Horse. Their goal is to get revenge on the Jojo gang, or something like it. In any case, Hol Horse doesn’t believe Boingo that he can tell the future with his comic book. Then everything starts going the same way it was predicted, including Hol Horse punching a woman and having her thank him for doing so because he deflected away a scorpion or something.

Then the next thing Boingo’s book predicts is that Hol Horse must stick his fingers up Polnareff’s nostrils. Hol Horse hates the idea, but after getting desperate, he finally decides to do so. It’s about as funny as Jojo gets. Hol Horse has his fingers stuck up Polnareff’s nose as the episode ends. What ending could be better than that?

Great episode, I wish Oingo Boingo was the permanent villain instead of this overrated Dio character.

Character of the episode: Hol Horse

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

BC 21: Call me Captain

Black Clover episode 21 review

BC 21

In the worst and most annoying recurring joke since “End transmission!” on Lemmy’s Land back in the early 2000s (or was it the “Mario-is-stupid” joke?), the character named Sol gets obsessed with her friend calling her Captain. If it had only been said twice, I could have lived with it. But she said it five times. That’s beating a horse to death.

Anyway, the royal capital comes under attack, and instead of just looking out the window to see if it’s true, the royal people decide to argue with each other instead. Finally Asta goes nuts and wants to save the day, and then all the others follow suit. Did I mention that Asta now has a new “forced” rival? Black Clover is becoming a parody of itself.

Character of the episode: Asta

Episode rating (out of four stars): **