The Penultimate Round Is Here | Winter 2020 Anime TKO

And so we’ve gotten this far. Will these three titans of the season continue to impress? Or will any of them fall behind the rest?

Voyager: We’re baaack!

EvilBob: And this time, we mean business.

Voyager: Ahaha! You sound like a cheesy 90s movie trailer!

EvilBob: In a world, where the TKO’s gone on for way, way too long…

Voyager: We’re almost there! So let’s get this show on the road! It’s the Winter 2020 Anime TKO!

EvilBob: *cool movie trailer guy voice* Battle Royale Edition.

Voyager: *blink* …Bob, what was that?


Voyager: There we go!

1 – Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun

EvilBob: Can this show just… stop it?

Voyager: Heeeh~? Stop whaaat?

EvilBob: Just… all of it. Everything. It’s too good, it’s time to stop!

Voyager: don’t you normally want good things to continue, though? Eeeeh, that seems a bit unlikely.

EvilBob: It’s just not fair. Hanako-kun is just this fantastically balanced story. It’s got a great presentation, the drama’s pretty effective, the humor is tops… seriously! It needs to stop!

Voyager: I liked the Mitsuba stuff! That was pretty intense, actually! The humor broke a lot of that up. But having Kou see him again was cool. And seeing Hanako react to the situation was great!

EvilBob: Shame Nene was asleep for most of it, though.

Voyager: Oh, that’s true! But also speaks to the effectiveness of the show that it was still plenty entertaining and solid without her!

2 – Runway de Waratte

EvilBob: …This one needs to stop too.

Voyager: Ahaha! So much complaining!

EvilBob: It’s not complaining!

Voyager: Heh? So then what do you call needlessly whining about a thing you don’t actually dislike?

EvilBob: That’s… not the point! Look, this show’s character work is top notch and the storytelling is stupidly good.

Voyager: Then no problem! See? I fixed it for you!

EvilBob: You didn’t… whatever.

Voyager: I do think the show’s presentation still could be better, though. There are times when it looks really polished! But other times it just looks kinda stiff and bland.

EvilBob: Yikes. Nooot great for a show about fashion.

Voyager: Aha! Oh, dang it! Well, it’s a good thing they still have time to fix that up!

EvilBob: They… they have literally one episode left.

Voyager: …whoops!

3 – Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

Voyager: Maple got a oof!

EvilBob: The whole team did, frankly. It was cool seeing more of the competition go on and the fights getting more intense. Someone actually putting up a fight against Maple is definitely a big boost to the show’s overall strength.

Voyager: There’s some actual tension now, yeah! Might be too late, but oh well!

EvilBob: Can’t win ’em all, I guess.

Prized Moment

Voyager: Got’em!

EvilBob: And how! That was brilliant.

Voyager: The looks on everyone’s faces as they figured it out! Ahaha!

Choice Screen Grab

Voyager: Chiyukiiiiii!! You show ’em! That’s what it looks like to do something you love!

Top Line

EvilBob: Okay. That was just downright touching. Even to his cold heart, I’m sure.

Voyager: Ahahaha!

EvilBob: not even gonna deny it, huh?

MVP: Chiyuki

Voyager: Who else? She saved the whole show!

EvilBob: She did all those walks, changing it up to make it work for every single outfit, and impressed everyone with her ability.

Voyager: And she had a lot of fun! The presentation of the show could maybe have done a better job of showing how much she kept changing things up, but knowing that she was still made the show’s success pretty squarely about her!

EvilBob: So good job, shorty. You did it.

Voyager: Bob’s all misty-eyed!

EvilBob: S-shut up! No I’m not! *sniffle*

Voyager: We’re done!

EvilBob: Well… almost.

Voyager: That’s right! Next time, the final hoorah!

EvilBob: The last episode of all three of these awesome shows. Now we get to see how they’re going out. Hopefully all with a bang.

Voyager: Keep a lookout! Next time – The Final Round of the Winter 2020 Anime TKO!



EvilBob: …What?

Voyager: Do the thing.

EvilBob: But… it’s the end. I don’t do the thing at the end.

Voyager: *stare*


Voyager: *stares at you even harder*


Voyager: Jiiiiiiiiiii…

EvilBob: oh for… BATTLE ROYALE EDITION! There. Happy?

Voyager: Yep! Keep up the Awesome!

EvilBob: And Keep it Classy.

Voyager: Take Care!

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