Lots of lessons being learned, these weeks, by both the good and bad guys. Sorry, this is a little late. We got hit by a bunch of storms and lost our internet for the entire weekend. This is sort of a double. We’ll be covering the episodes for this week and last but we’re cutting this weeks short.
EvilBob: The school of hard knocks is in session. Fasten your seatbelts. It’s gonna be a wild ride.
Ry: That’s right and our first students – The Hero’s Association.
One-Punch Man 2 Episode 11 – 12
EvilBob: Wasn’t Garou supposed to be losing?
Ry: Yeah, what just happened?
EvilBob: He was poisoned, injured, and it seemed near death.
Ry: He practically walked through them like they weren’t even there.
EvilBob: He whittled them down until only one was left.
Ry: He used each one as a shield, it was crazy.
EvilBob: That might be the smartest move that any villain has made in this show.
Ry: Then he took it one step further and blocked an ultimate attack from Death Gatling’s machine gun with his bare hands.
EvilBob: With his trump card defeated, Death Gatling soon joined his fellow heroes in the discard pile.
Ry: Unfortunately, one of the heroes managed to call for backup and Genos showed up with a few upgrades.
EvilBob: Genos was winning too. His new upgrades combined with Garou’s condition gave him a major advantage.
Ry: Before the fight could conclude, Bang made a dynamic entrance with a foot to Garou’s face, right after the Monster Association also interrupted.
EvilBob: Garou was getting beat to a pulp again, this time by his old mentor. If he’d been in a better condition, this might’ve been a good fight.
Ry: Luckily for Garou, the Monster Association sent in one more monster – Elder Centipede.
EvilBob: Not gonna lie, that thing is cool. It’s the size of a dragon and it’s nearly indestructible.
Ry: The two masters failed to do much damage, even with their strongest kung-fu move.
EvilBob: With outside attacks proving to be ineffective, Genos allows himself to get eaten. From inside the beast, he unleashes his most powerful attack… only to fail.
Ry: Then the ultimate fighter appears – King… With a little help from Saitama, the fight ends instantly.
EvilBob: It’s a fitting end to the season. I wish it was a tad longer so we wouldn’t have to wait for the next Garou bits but it is what it is. Overall both these episodes had awesome action and blurred the line between the heroes and monsters a little more. Overall I’d say they’re about as Evil as a Villain! (9).
Fruits Basket (2019) Episode 12 – 13
EvilBob: School’s back in session and Tohru and the Somas are all ready for it.
Ry: Tohru is as enthusiastic as ever and is really happy to great the two newer Somas to the school.
EvilBob: Kyou wasn’t though. He didn’t want to talk with them at school since they’re family.
Ry: Tohru spacing out seemed to gain a bit of unwanted attention from some of the male students until Kyou interrupted with a wall slam, which surprised them and her.
EvilBob: Kyou, that was some move. Though at that moment he was acting like a guardian, I don’t even think Tohru even realized what had happened.
Ry: They greeted the new students to the school and things seemed fine until the student council president showed up and ragged on Momiji for wearing a girl’s uniform.
EvilBob: That didn’t fly with the Somas. They fired back with all the weirdness they’re known for.
Ry: hey converted the opponent to their way of thought. Student Council President – 0, Somas – 1.
EvilBob: With that nuisance out of their hair, things seemed like they would turn out great.
Ry: Fate can be cruel sometimes.
EvilBob: And in this case it looks like ‘cruel’ might be an understatement.
Ry: Akito – the head of the Soma family – showed up and he talked with Tohru.
EvilBob: For the record, Akito sucks but this episode didn’t. Though I do think Voyager is right this show is emotionally draining.
Ry: At least this episode didn’t get overly sad.
EvilBob: True and the next one seemed to follow up as being more lighthearted than some of them.
Ry: The snake finally appeared, and would’ve died this episode if Yuki had anything to say about it.
EvilBob: The snake, better known as Ayame, is Yuki’s older brother. Yeah, they don’t get along all that well.
Ry: It gets worse when Ayame grabs Tohru and basically takes her out to eat.
EvilBob: Then we get to the real reason he showed up. Ayame is worried about Yuki. He heard about Akito’s visit and came to make sure he was okay. All of his fears dissipated once he saw him acting normally.
Ry: The only drama in this episode was between the two brothers and it was pretty funny for the most part. It seemed to end too soon.
EvilBob: Yeah, hopefully we’ll be seeing more of Ayame in the future. Overall both these episodes were great. In fact, I’d say they’re about as Evil as a Super Villain! (10).
Dororo (2019) Episode 24
EvilBob: The end is finally here. It’s about time. This can’t possibly end well. At least, that’s what I thought I’d say.
Ry: It was actually a different ending than I thought we’d get too.
EvilBob: Hyakkimaru and Tahoumaru’s fight ended in a draw with neither one willing to kill the other.
Ry: The last demon was not happy with this outcome and tried to possess Tahoumaru so he gave Hyakkimaru back his eyes.
EvilBob: Then Hyakkimaru one-shot the demon.
Ry: Hyakkimaru’s mother and brother then died in the fire that consumed the castle.
EvilBob: Hyakkimaru’s father survived. He lost everything but he was still alive at the end of it all. Hyakkimaru even did something unexpected.
Ry: Hyakkimaru let his father live, telling him not to become a demon.
EvilBob: With every plot point wrapped up so fast, we had time to get a glimpse at what the future might hold.
Ry: With a shot of an older Dororo.
EvilBob: This was a fantastic episode. I’m a little surprised we got an ending like this. Overall I’d say it’s about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Episode 36
EvilBob: So, the bodyswap just got ten times worse. Not only are they misplaced but their new bodies are undergoing a metamorphosis into something else as well.
Ry: Body swapping: Check. Weird transformations: Check. Boss Fight: Check. What more could they possibly add? I know we’ve said this before, but this show just keeps getting weirder.
EvilBob: It really does. As to what they could add, we haven’t seen god-tier abilities in a while. Sure, the boss has that time ability but its short range limits it. Not even Dio’s ‘Za Warudo!’ was all that godly. Maybe we’ll get to see a godlike stand show up?
Ry: The big bad, this time, arguably has a Stand that comes close but everyone is being dwarfed by a berserk Stand while he hides inside one of them, waiting to strike.
EvilBob: Giorno figured out what the boss was doing but boy did he guess the one he was hiding in wrong.
Ry: Yeah they thought he was hiding in Trish’s body with Mista but the reverse was true.
EvilBob: He even lopped of Giorno’s arm off. This show never plays nice, but jeez that was brutal.
Ry: A slight chase scene occurs with the boss cheesing every attempt to stop him getting his hands on the arrow.
EvilBob: All that trouble over a single arrow, only to lose it to Giorno’s Stand.
Ry: Mista attempts to shoot the arrow further away from the boss only to hit a civilian who fell from the sky.
EvilBob: Good to see things still appear out of nowhere in this show. After successfully brushing off the team’s attempts, he thought he was in the clear.
Ry: But Trish interrupted with her Stand, fighting him with her mind.
EvilBob: Too bad it didn’t last long. With Trish seemingly dead and the boss with the arrow, the future is looking pretty bleak.
Ry: Then Bucciarati pulled a gangster Jesus, sacrificing himself to save Trish, reversing the body swap in the process.
EvilBob: Not only was that a cool move, it looked like an old painting.
Ry: Once the dust from the sacrifice settled, Giorno was the one holding the arrow. Stabbing his Stand with it, they both received a hole in their chests.
EvilBob: The boss seizes the moment to pummel Giorno and his Stand while gloating about them not being chosen by the arrow.
Ry: Then it gets weird. The body of Giorno’s Stand hits the ground, revealing it to be an empty husk.
EvilBob: But above the husk floats something new. Giorno’s Stand has evolved into its Requiem form.
Ry: It’s all downhill for the boss after that, yeah, this has become a one sided fight.
EvilBob: The fight is basically over. There’s a few weird things about to happen but the boss won’t be involved. Anyway, I loved this fight in the manga and boy did they deliver in the anime. I’d say these episodes are about as Evil as a Super Villian! (10).
Meddlesome Kitsune Senko-san Episode 12
EvilBob: Oh My God! This was adorable.
Ry: Isn’t always though?
EvilBob: Yes, but it never hurts to keep saying it. I want more.
Ry: I do too. This show is too cute.
EvilBob: Those were some painful lessons.
Ry: Well, at least no one died… Oh, wait.
Ry: With JoJo’s, death is up in the air. In Dororo… Good luck.
EvilBob: Anyway, that’s all we have time for today. Thanks for letting us waste your time, people. Make sure to check out Voyager’s latest Weekly Anime Redux and Keep It Classy.