Hakyu Hoshin Engi – Episode 5 Recap (Is It Evil?)

So, this is a three-sided conflict? How Evil is Hakyu Hoshin Engi episode 5?

Hakyu Hoshin Engi
Studio: C-Station
Genre: Adventure

Why? why does this show insist on showing us things that won’t matter until later? We got another taste of the future this episode which still made no sense in context with the episode. Seriously, they need to stop that. The future parts aren’t helping anything, They just seem disjointed right now.

When the episode actually starts Taikoubou and company are facing off with the guys from the last episode. And that wins the guy in the featured image licks his ball/weapon thing. Look I know it’s strange, just roll with it. Apparently, licking it activates its ability to control water or something. Sounds like it would be awesome right? It wasn’t. you see Taikoubou decided to reenact The Bount Arc from Bleach and was drowning for half the episode.

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Yeah, I was cringing through the entire ordeal. Shinkohyou showed up and said something about his job is to make things more fun and then he just flew away. Don’t worry he does do something this episode. I doubt anyone else would consider it fun though.You see the guys that Taikoubou and his friends are fighting belong to Bunchuu who happens to be on his own side.

Bunchuu wishing to protect Yin for his own reasons. Shinkohyou arrives to tell him a village of Yin is in danger due to the fighting and one of his own guys is out to destroy it for some reason. Bunchuu then heads out. Back to the drowning twit. Taikoubou gets tired of drowning, so he turns the water into alcohol and drinks his way out of the situation. I-I can’t even.

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The fighting comes to a sudden stop as everyone is intimidated by Bunchuu’s presence as he nears the battleground. Bunchuu from the flashbacks is a level-headed guy who listens when people talk. He ain’t that way now. Taikoubou tries and fails to reason with him. He injures Hiko and it seems like he’s going to stop…

But He smites all the heroes down in pretty much one blow. Well, that escalated quickly. Dakki might have competition here. Taikoubou attempted to shield his allies with a wall of wind, but he is so week the attempt is killing him. Bunchuu lets them all live because of  Taikoubou’s noble attempt. Why though? He knows Taikoubou will cause him problems later. If he’s so intent on preserving the kingdom shouldn’t he just get it over with?

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I honestly don’t like this show as a whole. There are some things I find enjoyable but not enough for me to recommend to most of my friends.  I would say this episode was about as Evil as Henchman (5). It’s still fun at times Taikoubou drinking his way out was pretty funny. If you want something that is better than this show check out CVoyage’s review of Black Clover. He needs the support, that show is testing his patience at times. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.

Keep It Classy,
Evil Bob

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