PGX Watches: Toonami (1/9-10/2016)

PGX Watches: Toonami (1/9-10/2016)

DBZKai

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How to defeat evil overlord.

Rob Lucci

Goku should’ve just done this until Frieza died.

DJ JayRap

This gif summarizes the entire episode.

Tesla Coil

I liked the part where Goku called Frieza’s Destructo Disk attack “amateurish”. Goku, you owe your gold hair to Krillin!

Carly Nagisa

Is Namek over yet?

Terrorking

Guys, guys. I’m like 100% sure this is where the fight ends! Book it!


 

Akame ga Kill

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It’s time to Akame Ga Kill the Religion.

DJ JayRap

What even is “the religion”? They keep saying that like it’s a self-explanatory thing at this point. Yeah, we know there’s a dudebro in a goat skull helmet running around in this religious group, therefore it’s evil. However… I have no clue what’s even going on at this point.

Tesla Coil

A religion called the path of peace could really be used to provide Night Raid some enemies that aren’t obviously evil psychopaths. A shame the leader of the path of peace wears a goat skull mask.

Rob Lucci

I find it funny how the Path of Peace was just abruptly introduced then immediately dropped then picked back up like the two prior episodes didn’t even happen. I don’t think the writer thought too much about this.

Carly Nagisa

Does anyone honestly care about who or what Night Raid fights? It all ends up doing the same pattern. This show will never let Night Raid be painted as the bad guys or in the wrong, so why should I care?

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A literal harem

DJ JayRap

Is this how we make villains evil now? Give them harems?

Tesla Coil

Going by that, Tatsumi must be the evillest character on the show.

Rob Lucci

Oh, look, another high-ranking scumbag dude. We’ll show him having women as slaves to make you hate him. Actually, the women seem to be into this one. You’re sending me mixed messages, show!

Carly Nagisa

See what I mean with spoon-feeding Night Raid’s clearly righteous agenda.

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Damn guuurl you got some Ness eyes goin’ on there.

DJ JayRap

“What is tone.” I know one day I’m going to get tired of asking that.

Tesla Coil

Kurome with Ness eyes would’ve been really funny if it weren’t for everything we’d seen her do last episode.

Rob Lucci

What is tone. Akame Ga Kill Me. Ga Kill Me. Some more.

*funky beat*

Carly Nagisa

In a better show, they would be able to address Kurome’s injuries and the price she paid to escape death perfectly. But this is Akame Ga Kill so have some more awful Esdeath.

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Mine and Tatsumi become a “cute” couple.

DJ JayRap

This is about as genuine as some plastic boobs. I don’t have a witty line here, I just felt nothing for this scene, really.

Tesla Coil

“There’s such a thing as being too careful, you know,” says Tatsumi, completely forgetting how Night Raid’s carelessness caused Chelsea’s horrific death in the last episode.

Rob Lucci

I like how Mine says “He’s gotten over Chelsea dying fast”. It’s almost like she was never there.

Carly Nagisa

It’s flashbacks like this that make me want Mine to die.

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He got his One Piece abilities from the MOUNTAIN CAVE KRAKEN

DJ JayRap

Why doesn’t the entire kingdom just drink the freaky mountain cave kraken stuff? Also, why bother getting genetic mutations or Imperial Arms if you can just drink some freaky soup to get powers? Even Esdeath drank blood like it was soup to get her Imperial Arms.

Tesla Coil

I guess we don’t have a screencap of when these guys were introduced. The four Shikakas were hyped up as the biggest badasses – people who specialized in killing Imperial Arms users.

Rob Lucci

The Blandtastic Four had about half a second with all four on screen at once. But yeah, these guys are i-Oh they died nevermind. This mook did seem to know Akame. Also, he’s a sadist.

Carly Nagisa

WACKY INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN x 100!

Terrorking

He has no nipples. This is my obsession.

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And now he’s dead.

DJ JayRap

Oh, that was fast.

Tesla Coil

“Oh no! An Imperial Arms!” said the Imperial Arms hunter, before dying pointlessly.

Rob Lucci

Why did he exist again? What the purpose of Swole Luffy? Did the mangaka of Akame have a spare character design or too he wanted to see die? I don’t understand. He had a decent amount of screentime this episode. Why.

Carly Nagisa

You know how Angel boy had the perfect chance to strike Akame. Instead, he decided to use logic and GTFO before Akame learned how to fly in order to one shot him with Muramasa. Goes to show that there’s at least one person with a functional brain in this show. We can’t be having that now.

Terrorking

No, but seriously, these guys are introduced as Imperial Arms killers and they don’t have Imperial Arms. Okay, that’s okay. We’re then told that their power comes from drinking MOUNTAIN LAKE KRAKENS’ broth. We were never told Mountain Lake Krakens were a thing, nor were they actually shown, nor will they ever be shown and we’re never told why only these guys can drink the brother, but let’s say all that’s okay. Three of the four of them die in this one episode. Not okay.

What was the point? Just have them be Imperial Arms users and be done with it. This is faux-worldbuilding, just introducing superfluous garbage that you’re not actually willing to do anything with, in a vapid attempt to make your setting seem more nuanced than it actually is.

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A very necessary shot.

Rob Lucci

Lubbock is a creepy pervert and I don’t feel any sympathy for him.

DJ JayRap

This guy was supposed to be a sympathetic character by virtue of loving someone that doesn’t love him back. Yeah okay.

Tesla Coil

I’m pretty sure shots like this are supposed to paint Lubbock as a gross pervert compared to Tatsumi, the saintly angel that’s supposed to represent the viewers. Except Lubbock’s keeping it in his head – who was the one peeping on Chelsea in the hot springs?

Carly Nagisa

Hello pointless fanservice, my most hated adversary.

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Mook #2 and Mook #3.

Tesla Coil

Oh man. Two more Rashakakas, and they’re both fighting the joke character of the team. This isn’t going to – oh wait Lubbock just killed one.

Rob Lucci

Burlyman talks to his partner about how he prefers to call it “Freeing souls” or some shit instead of calling it killing. This stuck out to me. Why would he feel the need to clarify that to somebody he’s probably been around a while? It’s expository dialogue that makes no sense and gets slapped onto a character with no greater artistic element. Then he dies.

Carly Nagisa

Let’s play a game. Can you tell me which anime characters out there who uses wires for a weapon who would have done a better job than Lubby?

The answer is… every single one of them.

Terrorking

Woah, Heiachi here has a 10 pack.

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Her superpower is to sweat a lot.

DJ JayRap

Not sweating! Anything but sweating!

Tesla Coil

Ew. Eww. EWW. STOP.

Rob Lucci

I find it weird and unrelatable that Lubbock only gives a fuck if a pretty girl is involved. He only even fights these two because a cute girl was threatened. It’s not some greater sign of heroism.

Carly Nagisa

I’m pretty damn sure sweat doesn’t work like that even as a superpower. Also ew.

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A religionman.

DJ JayRap

Put the goat skull back on, you’re a random prettyboy and I want you dead.

Tesla Coil

Dear person who “writes” Akame ga Kill… We’re over halfway through the show and all you’ve done is introduce characters, kill off the characters you introduced, and give Tatsumi an Imperial Arms. This is not a plot. Please promote to head writer whichever chimpanzee bashed out Bohls’ death scene. Sincerely, Tesla Coil.

Rob Lucci

In this scene, goat skull man tells Mine and Tatsumi they’re perfect for each other. Thankfully, we had the setup earlier of the two being mildly friendly. Imagine if we didn’t. It’d seem ham-fisted and dumb!

Carly Nagisa

Just six more episodes…Just six more episodes….

Terrorking

This was filler. Glorified, waste of time, filler.


Parasyte

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thirst so real that it caused the California drought

DJ JayRap

Kana’s feelings for Shinichi gets fleshed out quite a bit here, including the freaky dream she has about him. And boy is he as buff as a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure character, look at that tone on him. This episode features some new threats, alongside the main relationship between Shinichi and Murano budding some more. I want this relationship to work out, but Murano’s still pretty sure Shinichi isn’t himself. I can’t be annoyed at that when she’s not wrong.

Rob Lucci

This show is one of the fewer instances of teenage drama being somewhat interesting, if only because Shinichi was already an awkward dude to begin with. Now he’s buff and shit and has two girls after him and doesn’t seem to know how to handle it. It’s kind of funny.

Carly Nagisa

Aside from Murano making a strong case as to why not everyone should be allowed to breed. I think this episode handle the love triangle subplot a whole lot better than many other animes out there. I can appreciate them not trying to make it MISUNDERSTANDINGS or add pointless fanservice to it. That and giving us a beautiful fight scene with Trump Parasite. He’s gonna make anime great again I’d tell ya.

Terrorking

A solid episode. I liked it. Characters are actually changing and the show isn’t a slave to the status quo. Shinichi finally pulled the trigger on Murano, which shows relationships actually advancing rather than stagnating for the sake of creating more episodes.


Champloo

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Firefly.

DJ JayRap

I liked this episode. Note how the antagonist with an ugly face has more character than every single mook and ‘boss’ in Akame ga Kill put together.

Rob Lucci

A combination of the show’s atmosphere and method of portraying the Frankenstein expy is why he works as a brief antagonist over the shitty one-off villains in Akame. The writers give him at least a little bit of something to make the audience care.

Also, Kakashi’s real face is weird and he’s kind of a dick.

Carly Nagisa

Never offer to try and get sex or money from a hooker boys and girls.

Terrorking

Mugen seems way too satisfied with himself.


Shippuden

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A home. A place to shut the fuck up.

Rob Lucci

Nothing happens. This’d be better if it were static, honestly.

DJ JayRap

I fell asleep. As usual. And I missed nothing. Which seems pretty standard.

Carly Nagisa

I like how we can say anything here and it’ll still be more relevant than this filler arc.

Terrorking

I counted. He said “return to” six times and “home” three times. That’s all this arc is: repetition ad infinitum. It’s blatant how they’re just writing for episode numbers rather than writing to tell a story. The one positive this arc has is how it shows how cool Shino could be if Kishimoto wasn’t a worse writer than everyone on the anime team.


One Piece

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That’s all you’re worth.

Rob Lucci

The plot is literally drama caused by a man named Don who can heat himself up (as he lives in an ice palace) stealing flags. Why.

Carly Nagisa

So this guy is basically a weaker Ace in terms of powers. Toei is on some serious drugs.

Terrorking

I watched this episode. I can’t remember anything from it. Anything.

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