First Impressions and New Surprises! | Weekly Evil Volume 1 Recap Spring 2019
Weekly Evil is back, and late… But hey, we have some new shows to talk about.
EvilBob: Welcome back to Weekly Evil! And now we are playing catch up. Please bear with us this post may be late so we thought we’d make it extra special by including our first impressions for the shows we aren’t even covering.
Ry: So here’s how it’s going to work. Each of us will say at least three sentences about each of the anime in this category. This will insure that you get a good idea about what each of us thought about them.
EvilBob: And after the impressions, make sure to stick around for the Recaps of Dororo and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. We’re putting all of this in one article so that we can get caught up. So, enjoy the article and make sure to let us know what you think about these anime in the comments section.
EvilBob: This was a lot better than I thought it would be. The animation dip sucks but the rest of it seems okay. My biggest problem with the new art direction is what they did to King. He looks like the old King got sick and lost a lot of weight. Sonic still looked okay, as well as most of the cast so why the heck did King get mistreated so badly?
Ry: Other than the art change, this first episode was actually really good. The parts with King and Saitama interacting was very funny. It’s also good to see that the weird mutant villains are back.
EvilBob: Gotta say I enjoyed this first episode a lot more than I thought I would. I never got the chance to see the first anime adaptation but I’m glad I’m getting to cover this one. I’m curious as to what we might learn about the curse. I mean, it’s one of the many things I have questions about, right now. I also want to know how old the curse is, it seems like it should be rather recent, given that the guys had to come from somewhere. I’m excited about the next episode.
Ry: This was something I didn’t even know I needed, but I do. It’s just so cute and pretty funny with the animal thing. I can’t wait to see what kind of trouble they can get into.
EvilBob: I’m still not sure about this one. I feel like this could easily become a trainwreck but I also want to see more of it. I originally thought “oh great another fantasy war series” but this one has intrigued me in the way it handles fairies. It’s giving me all kinds of JoJo’s vibes, right now. Their abilities look a lot like Stands to me.
Ry: Fairy-powered super soldiers after a great war. I feel this is going to be more of them trying to survive life in a post-war world. We’ve already see that the war’s messed up a few people’s minds. It will be interesting to see where this goes.
EvilBob: This is what it looks like if Made in Abyss and Hunter x Hunter had a baby. We have the brutal world of Made in Abyss mixed in with what seems similar to the dark continent arc of Hunter x Hunter. Complete with the worst monsters being the very humans that dare to brave the dangers. If they handle this one right, it might even get counted as a masterpiece later on… I’m joking. It’s an okay first episode. Let’s see where it goes from there.
Ry: Yeah, you said it. A dangerous continent appears full of deadly beasts and the first thing people do is try to make a living off it. The story focuses on the guy trying to save their lives for money, of course. It will be interesting to see what kinds of things are on this island, we saw some but this place is huge. There’s no telling what type of things they might find.
EvilBob: Okay, I’ve looked around outside and there are no suspiciously placed vans or utilities men. That’s good news. For a minute there I thought the FBI might be after me. In all seriousness this show’s simply adorable. A tiny Kitsune girl chooses to help an office worker relax to rid him of all the stress and dark feelings he’s built up from work.
Ry: Yeah, his first reaction to her was priceless too. He is a guy who seems to always assume the worst case scenario is going to happen. I can see this one going places very funny places.
EvilBob: This one’s a weird one. The first episode left me with so many questions. Questions like “what is even going on,” “why do people have super powers,” and last but not least “did they just kill the main character?” I’m both intrigued and confused at this point and that was just from the first episode. I’m not sure what’s gonna happen but chances are it’s gonna be even stranger.
Ry: What about the big question? What happened to the friggin city? This one has many questions to answer but “what took a city” and “where is this signal coming from” are my two big ones.
EvilBob: So gods come to the mortal plane to fight the vices of the human heart as well as their own. I wasn’t expecting this to have any action, but when a god pulls out a lighting lightsaber thing, you know there will be action from here on. And it looks like they’re fighting an evil god as well so this might be pretty fun.
Ry: This one was surprising. From the weapons to the quirky characters, this one seems like it will be really good. I hope they continue to build on what they’ve shown us in the first episode.
EvilBob: Oh look, the protag got hit by a car and reincarnates into another world and then we get an exposition dump telling us about what we just saw. None of that is even necessary. The audience isn’t dumb. And then we get the typical “Hey, tell me about that thing!” conversation to tell us what demon hunters are… We all know what that is. it’s self explanatory. The main character just got done killing a demon not to long before that. Other than those few things, the episode looked fine. It just annoyed me that they felt the need to explain obvious things to us.
Ry: The dump of information made me want to strangle someone. They did this more than once too. It’s very frustrating. I honestly don’t know if this one will be good. If it dumps on me one more time. I swear I’m not doing it.
EvilBob: This was indeed cute but I think I’ll be putting this one on hold until it finishes. Look, I’m okay with it being shorts but I’d rather watch them all at once. That way I can make more sense of the show as a whole. I do like how simple the concept is. Boy finds a cute girl who talks with an accent and picks on her to make her say different things. That’s pretty adorable but It would be better if I got to spend more time with the characters.
Ry: It even has awesome fight scenes. The girl beats the crap out of him. It was wonderful. This one is staying on my watch list.
EvilBob: I never thought an anime about a middle schooler trying to make friends would be this entertaining. While I wouldn’t consider this a contender for an Anime TKO, it’s pretty good so far. It pushes all the right cute and funny buttons for me at least in the first episode.
Ry: Just don’t stand close to her when she greets you. This episode was cute and very funny. I hope it keeps the pace for the rest of the show.
Recaps & Ratings
EvilBob: So right back to monster of the week it seems.
Ry: The faceless Buddha of Doom, and it’s obsessed and possesed carver.
EvilBob: Don’t forget the dead part.
Ry: Ok, rephrasing. The faceless Buddha of Doom and it’s dead, obsessed, and possesed carver. Better now?
EvilBob: Yes, now it’s perfect. On a lighter note, Hyakkimaru’s mother is alive after stabbing herself in the previous episode.
Ry: She’s not in the best condition, but she is alive. Hyakkimaru and Dororo even run into a stranger that looks like Dororo’s mom.
EvilBob: The stranger even sounds like her mom, but she isn’t. The truth is so much darker than either of them want to know. This stranger is the dead carver come back from the dead to exact their revenge.
Ry: The carver can steal the voices and faces of people that you’ve seen and heard. This trick works well on Dororo, but not so well on Hyakkimaru.
EvilBob: Hyakkimaru realizes the deception due to the fact that he has no eyes to speak of. He can tell that it’s not his mother through aura alone.
Ry: He fights the carver for a bit until he is finally attacked by the faceless Buddha.
EvilBob: He fought that while Dororo talked down the carver until they saw the error of their ways. And eventually Hyakkimaru was able to figure out the statue’s weakness… Itself.
Ry: Yeah, one giant sword to the fa-…head ruins its day.
EvilBob: Overall, it was a fun episode. It may be back to it’s usual formula but this episode is still about as Evil as a Super Villain! (10).
EvilBob: Well, looks like the boss is going to be taking a more active roll from now on. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing yet. At least he’s menacing enough to warrant being on the field.
Ry: He’s also completely and utterly nuts, as in what appears to be a split personality.
EvilBob: And don’t forget the circumstances behind his birth in the first place. I mean, was his dad a Stand or was it Dio again?
Ry: Yeah, it very well could be the case. One side of the boss seems nice but the other is completely murdery and obsessed with not being touched apparently.
EvilBob: The boss seems to be tying up loose ends and he wants to start with Risotto the leader of the hitman that Bucciarati’s group had spent a whole arc dealing with.
Ry: He does know that Bucciarati’s group is after him as well and he sets a trap for them, but he ends up getting ambushed by Risotto instead.
EvilBob: Yeah, I guess he’s not as smart as I thought he was. I was hoping he’d be an unstoppable mastermind but that plan got derailed way too fast.
Ry: This is where it gets nuts.The guy calls himself while making phone ringing noises on broken objects and having a flat out argument with himself.
EvilBob: Yeah that was pretty weird. We know the guy is supposed to be smart but even Risotto figured out that something was wrong with the boss’s disguise. Bucciarati’s group would’ve figured that out in no time too so how the heck did he think that was gonna work?
Ry: Well, he did state in the episode that he just wanted to get close enough to kill the guy with his Stand. I’m guessing he was just going for the you got it wrong fake out.
EvilBob: I have a question for you bro.
EvilBob: When has that fakeout ever been used successfully in JoJo’s?
Ry: When has it actually been used in this show to begin with?
EvilBob: Doesn’t really matter if it’s been used. All of the JoJo’s so far have been pretty perceptive. And Giorno seems to be the most perceptive by far. I mean the dude plans things out based on what he perceives that losing an arm doesn’t even stop him. So tell me, how in the world is that fake out supposed to work against that?
Ry: Yeah, well that’s what happens when you build an organization on fear. Eventually everyone wants to be the boss and no one trusts you. It also doesn’t help that no one even knows who the guy is. Oh, and killing off your own allies to make sure no one finds out is a great way to make enemies.
EvilBob: Fair point. Anyway, none of that took away from the enjoyment for me. It’s just a little something I thought we should bring up. Overall, I’d say this episode is about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
EvilBob: Well, this is a good start to the new season.
Ry: It’s looking interesting to say the least.
EvilBob: Hey, bro.
EvilBob: How about we mix things up a bit?
Ry: Okay, I guess?
EvilBob: So here’s the deal, at sometime during each month we will have an extra recap of an older series for your viewing pleasure. It could be a series we just found or it could be a series that connects to a certain bizarre show we’re already covering.
Ry: Ohhhh My Gawd! We’re covering another show!
EvilBob: Oh come now bro, complaining is useless. Anyway, on top of that, we’re going to be adding a new segment. It will be the favorite episode category and we’ll use it to gush about our favorite episode of the week. And that would also extend to the shows not being covered weekly and even get into Voyager’s list. This will, of course, be starting next week as this article is already late.
EvilBob: Is that everything on our list?
Ry: I don’t know. You’re the one with the list.
EvilBob: Sweet, then we’re done! Well, that’s all we have for you today. Thanks for letting us waste your time people. Keep an eye out for Voyager’s articles and Keep It Classy.