Back to the old grindstone. How evil is Hakyu Hoshin Engi episodes 11 – 12?
Okay, I’m sure you’re wondering why we haven’t posted anything lately. The next season is here Y’all. We had to take some time to figure out who is covering what and on which days you know that kind of thing. There’ll be more on that later, for now, let’s get into this mess. Taking over right where we left off, Shinjin is dead and the bat guy lets Taikoubou just leave without even fighting him, that’s a little anti-climatic.
They set this up like it would be a grand battle that Taikoubou might even be able to win. I was looking forward to that. I think the worst thing here is Taikoubou does have to fight this guy eventually. The bat guy put some kind of parasite inside of Youzen that will kill him unless Taikoubou can kill the one who placed it there. I’m only mentioning what happens with Taikoubou but there was a pretty weird fight with Hiko his son and some kind of bug guy, that was short but kind of cool. It wasn’t anything special but I’d say this episode was about as Evil as The Dark Side (6).
It was a fine episode, nothing to write home about but it was marginally entertaining. It had a flashback to six hundred years before the show which didn’t seem to fit with anything that happened in the episode. I suggest anyone watching this show skip the future flashes and the flashbacks that happen before the credits. The make the narrative little jumbled.
Anyway, episode twelve had a lot of Taikoubou in it. After the relatively uneventful rescue of Youzen in the last episode, I was expecting less from Taikoubou this time around. But Taikoubou took charge and set things in motion like he needed at this time. He divided his forces into teams of three or two based on a random lottery he set up. Each team is tasked with destroying any enemies they come across except the enemy commander. Taikoubou gets stuck with Fugen making his team look the weakest of the entire force.
Fugen may look week, but he packs a major punch. Taikoubou and Fugen end up falling into a trap. Well, Taikoubou falls for it Fugen bails him out of it. The traps another one of the space-time warping weapons used by their enemies to stop prey from escaping. This time their foe can freeze things and control ice. Taikoubou proves to be useless against the ice powers but Fugen shines in this battle.
Fugen’s weapon allows him to control chemical reactions and processes. So, he can make ice into steam instantly. The battle is pretty much just Fugen one-upping the bad guy until he wants to talk. Which turns out to be a trick so Fugen uses nuclear fusion to end it. No, I’m not joking he sets off a nuke to kill the guy. There’s one problem though, the good guys were pretty close to that explosion but they’re perfectly fine. I know, I know, I’m pulling at that thread. All things considered, this episode was about as Evil as a Politician (7). Good news is it’s getting more enjoyable bad news is it’s still not making a whole lot of sense. If you like my articles on this checkout CVoyages reviews for Black Clover. It’s a bit more consistent than this show. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,