Good, grief this season’s intense. And it’s just getting started. But which of the shows will survive and move on to the semifinals? Only time will tell.
EvilBob: Look, it’s a good bet that The Promised Neverland will make it all the way. And that puts Dororo and Boogiepop close behind in a close run for second. If I’m honest Grimms Notes: The Animation was never gonna get very far. I picked that one up for fun. And with Ry not here, I can-
EvilBob: Dang It…
EvilBob: So um, the kids are tagged like cattle. The tracking chip or whatever is in their one of their ears. To be honest I was expecting something more supernatural with the demons and all. Also, they still haven’t told us what that plant growing out of the body was.
Ry: It could be something completely different, for all we know. But things are looking kind of bleak.
EvilBob: Yeah, things could improve a lot for the kids. Sister Krone is just terrifying. She was brought in to help, but she’s made it pretty clear that she has plans of her own.
Ry: Maybe the kids can use this to their advantage somehow?
EvilBob: That’s the only thing they’ve got going for them so far. But it’s not clear if they even know that they have that advantage. I did like them beating Sister Krone at a game of tag, but the results of that painted a pretty grim picture of how the escape might go.
Ry: Yeah, like the part when Sister Krone busted down part of a tree to get a kid.
EvilBob: It’s also good to note that Sister Krone was apparently raised on one of these farms. Although given her current feats, perhaps she no longer human. On that note, not every child is used for food. Some are used to spy on the other kids to keep this sort of thing from happening.
RY: Makes you wonder what fate the three troublemakers will suffer if finally caught.
EvilBob: I’m guessing easy bake.
RY: No, roasted over a fire would be the better option.
(V: …Y’all people need Jesus.)
EvilBob: Alright, I’ll say it. Jukai’s past is pretty dark.
RY: Not at all. Only some mild torture and death.
EvilBob: The dude straight up crucified people and tortured them to death, all so his master would be happy. Then saw the evil monster he had become and tried to kill himself…
RY: See? Only mild.
EvilBob: Compared to what The Promised Neverland has in store for us, maybe. I did like seeing Jukai trying to make up for the evil he had done. It made a lot more sense for him to be Hyakkimaru’s master too. He did make him the prosthetics after all.
RY: Seeing Hyakkimaru younger slaying monsters was pretty neat too.
EvilBob: I kind of wish we got this sooner though.
RY: Yeah but at least we got something.
EvilBob: I’m really liking this show now.
RY: Yeah it’s still strange but it’s getting good.
EvilBob: Yeah, at least it’s easier to follow now. That first arc was pretty rough on me. But this new one seems to have more than one thing going on. We have the Imaginator and now a guy who can reprogram people?
RY: And a girl that is somehow involved.
EvilBob: Yeah, still not sure what her deal is. She’s a bit off. But she’s somehow connected to the reprogrammer, so there’s no telling how that’s gonna turn out. I just hope they don’t do something to make me hate the show. I just got to the point where I kind of like it.
RY: I’m guessing she might have been reprogrammed too. Which, is why he reprogrammed the other guy who he claimed was stalking her. I believe he’ll reprogram her or attempt to kill her.
EvilBob: I’m guessing we’ll find out next episode. This show seems to like doing things in threes.
EvilBob: Why wasn’t this the first episode? This would’ve been a great first episode. It answered all of my questions, set up two of the main cast, and ended on a cliffhanger which is pointless since we already know how it ends.
RY: Two words. Artistic License.
EvilBob: That’s nice and all, but when it interferes your story something’s wrong. Boogiepop has done a relatively good job with the same kind of storytelling but they didn’t mess it up. I’m not saying it’s perfect but it’s better than what was tried here.
RY: Moving past Bob’s anger issues, the episode was actually really good.
EvilBob: Anger issues? I DON’T HAVE ANGER ISSUES!
RY: The part of Bob will now be played by an angry three-year-old.
EvilBob: Shut up! Anyway, yeah this episode was pretty good but it’s position as episode three kinda throws off a lot of things. And that is helped none by the cliff hanger they decided to end the episode with.
RY: Yeah, I actually agree. This should’ve been the first episode. Then the cliff hanger would have more weight in the story. It would have also built up interest in the next episode. Here we already know they win at this point.
EvilBob: Exactly! If this had been the first episode everything else would fall into place naturally. Also, they could just work on making things go deeper than they’ll get without all that extra effort.
Non TKO Recaps
EvilBob: This was a rollercoaster of an episode. Pesci killed one guy and his entire personality changed to that of a hardened killer. I’m pretty sure that’s not how that works… outside of JoJo’s anyway.
RY: Technically, the guy was almost dead anyway. But yeah, that’s definitely not how that works. From coward to psychopath in 2.5 seconds.
EvilBob: Prosciutto, on the other hand, discovered that it was a lot harder to get off the train. Yeesh, Bucciarati wasn’t playing around. He turned poor Prosciutto into a train ornament.
RY: Guess this the battle really was… “on Rails.” Eh? Eh?
EvilBob: Until the train stopped, yes. Once it stopped, Pesci literally fell apart at the seams. You might even say he became the unzipped man.
(V: If you make me edit any more of these, I’m putting you both on probation…)
RY: All bad puns aside, there was a lot of bizarre action.
Is It Evil Ratings
EvilBob: The Promised Neverland is still going strong. It hasn’t slowed down and it just keeps building up to the escape. This episode is about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10). Other than possibly being one of the darker anime this season, I haven’t disliked anything about it so far.
RY: Yeah I agree with this rating.
EvilBob: What? That’s it? That’s all you have?
RY: Well, my mouth is smaller than yours so…
Ry: Well, next Bob?
EvilBob: Right, Dororo (2019). This show is a lot of fun so far and I’d say this episode was about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Ry: I’ll give it a Super DUPER Villain (20)
EvilBob: Ry, you can’t have your own rating system.
Ry: Sure I can. It’s The Better Than Bob Chart, patent pending.
EvilBob: Oh yeah? Well, I’m telling Voyager on you! So there!
(V: Squabble on your own time, please…)
Ry: So, anyway next up is Boogiepop and Others (2019). I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8).
EvilBob: Wait, what are you doing?
Ry: I’m rating something with the proper system.
EvilBob: This is my article. You can’t do that.
Ry: You’re mean I’m telling Voyager!
(V: So help me god, I skip editing one article, and come back to this. Get it together, you idiots.)
EvilBob: …Anyway I’d say this episode is… Huh, he gave it the one I would’ve. Next is Grimms Notes: The Animation… I mean it did get better.
EvilBob: What’s wrong now?
EvilBob: Oh, he’s giving me the silent treatment. Anyway, I’d say this episode was about as Evil as a Politician (7).
Ry: Yeah, that’s it. 7.
EvilBob: It speaks!
EvilBob: JoJo’s is last. I don’t think I can say it enough but I love this stupid show. Don’t you like it, brother?
EvilBob: Such words of wisdom. Anyway, I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Ry: It’s a beautiful trainwreck.
EvilBob: Ha! I see what you did there. Oh, and before I forget make sure to check out Voyager’s roster. It’ll be going down soon enough.
Ry: Sure, Bob. Just like last time.
EvilBob: Can you go back to being silent? I’d really appreciate that.
EvilBob: Good. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people…
Ry: And Keep It Classy.