Darkness Rises This Week | Is It Evil? Weekly Edition Volume 3 Recap Winter 2019
So we got traitors, demon blades, cults, and Stands making babies… I think things are gonna get weird. That could be either good or bad depending on how it’s handled but I’ll be along for the ride because that’s my job. Also, it’s a lot of fun to talk about. Usually.
EvilBob: Okay, it looks like the coast is clear, this time.
Ry: Yeah, no sign of Ry at all.
EvilBob: Hi bro, I was hoping you’d be around.
Ry: Let’s just do the recap. It’s what they want.
EvilBob: Okay. You heard him, folks. Let’s get to this thing.
EvilBob: Yeesh, this is not going to end well for the kids.
Ry: Yeah, between the two ladies and whatever else is out there, the chances of survival look bleak.
EvilBob: And then you add the fact that there is indeed a traitor in their midst.
Ry: I don’t know who’s scarier – Isabella, who called out Sister Krone on what she was planning, last episode, or Sister Krone for the brutal ways she’s trying to get info out of some of the kids. Yeesh.
EvilBob: Yeah, and then there’s the big reveal that Ray may be the traitor. Although given how smart he is I’d doubt it.
Ry: I think it’s some sort of plot to make them distrust each other.
EvilBob: That would make sense. I mean these guys have been setting traps for the traitor(s) all throughout this episode. If Ray is a traitor, he did get caught so… it looks like it worked. I guess we’ll just have to wait for the next episode to find out.
EvilBob: Not gonna lie, I fanboyed all the way through this episode.
Ry: Yeah. Always found the legends of demon blades interesting.
EvilBob: Hyakkimaru fighting a demon-blade-possessed person was great too. I love how Hyakkimaru almost lost, this time. And it was even cool when Dororo, herself, picked up the blade. That added a new obstacle for Hyakkimaru to overcome.
Ry: Really loving how he fought it making full use his artificial limbs, sacrificing them to force an opening.
EvilBob: I’m curious about how he’s gonna fight after getting his real limbs back. I’m mean he won’t be able to throw away his real arms to make an opening.
Ry: Seeing his reaction on a previous episode after stepping in the fire, I bet he’ll be way more careful with his real limbs.
EvilBob: Let’s hope so. If not, this show will be over quick.
EvilBob: So there seems to be an evil organization after Boogiepop now. Who in their right mind thinks it’s a good idea to go after a Reaper?
Ry: They’re basically hunting death. Good idea.
EvilBob: To be fair, they’re the same guys who made Manticore. They already have a history of bad ideas going for them.
Ry: True. Just one more in a long list, I’m sure.
EvilBob: The one thing I do want to know is why? We have no idea why they are doing any of this. I mean the last thing they created killed a lot of students. I can only imagine what they’re planning to do now.
Ry: Perhaps some sort of sick test?
EvilBob: Maybe, but I’d bet they’re aiming for world domination or something like that.
Ry: I assume, yes. These seem to be weapons. None of them have the happy fun times vibe.
EvilBob: Oh look, it’s the second part of that story they already won. Yay.
Ry: Yeah, but at least this time there wasn’t a jump to another period of the show.
EvilBob: To give them some credit, this has been the best story arc, so far. If it had been the first arc, I think the others would have been a bit easier to follow.
Ry: Yeah, this would have been better if done in order. Then, guess what? There wouldn’t have been a reason to time jump backward. It literally serves no purpose in the story.
EvilBob: Yeah, at least the fight scenes are pretty fun to watch, this time around. The Chaos Godmother was something else.
Ry: Yeah, they were fun and pretty fast. It was over quick.
EvilBob: The fights they did have did seem to end as quickly as they started. I hope that doesn’t mean that most of the fights will be over that quick. That would kinda suck.
Ry: Also, this bad guy seems to like the fact that these Chaos Tellers are ruining everything, I wonder what this guy hopes to accomplish.
EvilBob: I think what he wants is obvious. Chaos is exactly what he’s after. This guy thinks what he’s doing is freeing the world from the influence of the Books of Fate. My guess is that this is the path he chose. This part is just theory, but I bet this guy’s book is blank as well.
Ry: I almost wonder if he doesn’t have a book and is somehow related to the storyteller but is basically in rebellion.
EvilBob: From what we’ve seen, that might be possible too. Let’s just see if any of our theories end up being right.
Non TKO Recaps
EvilBob: Did that guys Stand just impregnate someone? Cause I’m pretty sure that’s rape.
Ry: I… can neither confirm or deny that that happened.
EvilBob: It’s so weird we can’t even figure out what actually happened. But what we do know is that it was wrong.
Ry: Yeah. Then Bucciarati and the team still think it’s a good idea not to explain Stands to Trish.
EvilBob: To be fair, that’s part of their orders. But I do think it’s one of the ones they should break. Trish needs to learn how to use her Stand. It’d make their job so much easier if she could fight too. Especially because their enemies are trying to take her alive.
Ry: On that note, the fight scene was crazy, this time around, with people being dismantled and Giorno putting himself back together.
EvilBob: That was insane. Every bit of damage the enemy dealt got healed right back up. His abilities are so overpowered it isn’t even funny. Also, Mista is okay as well.
Ry: Ah, JoJo’s always home to the bizarre, heck its even in the title of all of them.
EvilBob: Let’s hope it stays that way. This is one of the few series that I relax with.
Is It Evil Ratings
EvilBob: The Promised Neverland is first on our rating list.
Ry: Yeah, so far it has kept its pace and handled suspense really well, making us want to come back for more every week.
EvilBob: And that’s why we both agree that this episode was about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Ry: Next on the list is that epic samurai revenge story Dororo.
EvilBob: Good god, this show has the action nailed. Hyakkimaru discovering what it means to be human by killing demons is an interesting concept.
Ry: While at the same time showing that Hyakkimaru does care about the wellbeing of others, despite not being able to communicate with them like a normal human.
EvilBob: And that is why this episode is about as Evil as Super Villian! (10).
Ry: So, Boogiepop and Others is still pretty dang weird but it is going somewhere interesting.
EvilBob: It has an interesting story going on but it’s sometimes hard to follow. That’s not a bad thing but it can induce headaches on scrubs like me.
Ry: But with the development of an organization hunting Boogiepop, this is likely to heat up.
EvilBob: And that’s why this show is still as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8).
Ry: Which was the next one again?
EvilBob: Grimms Notes The Animation.
Ry: Yeah, It’s all yours.
EvilBob: Ouch. Thrown to the wolves by my own brother.
Ry: Here doggies!
EvilBob: Anyway, While it has it’s bad points it’s not without a certain charm. The retelling of classic stories feels natural but the execution of the story of the main cast weighs it down. Which makes this last episode about as Evil as a Politician (7).
Ry: Right, next up is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.
EvilBob: Right! This show is pretty consistent so far. In fact, I’d say it’s still about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Ry: Yeah I completely agree with that, what’s next?
EvilBob: This is when you start closing us out Ry.
Ry: Well, that’s all I have for you today.
EvilBob: Make sure to check out what Voyager’s been up to.
Ry: Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
EvilBob: And Keep It Classy.