PGX Watches: Toonami (4/2-3/2016)

PGX Watches: Toonami (4/2-3/2016)

DBZKai

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Sharp feet

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Trunks got treated better than a lot of people that stood in Vegeta’s way. Vegeta actually gave him the option to move before he hit him. Vegeta’s really come a long way. Interesting to note that he seems to care what Trunks thinks of him, at least where power levels are concerned.

Tesla Coil

It’s hard to complain when a DBZ episode has a full two events in it (Dr. Gero’s death and the Androids waking up) considering how many episodes don’t even accomplish one event. It still felt like it needed more, but that’s probably because it left off right when Vegeta was about to get his ass handed to him fight 18.

Carly Nagisa

Despite the quick pace of events, we still had enough time for our main characters to waste time by talking and second guessing. At least Goku isn’t dead yet but he certainly going to be out for a few days. Sounds about right for Vegeta to fuck things up till then. Also 16 is a pretty cool guy, all he wants to do is kill Goku and doesn’t take shit from anyone.

Rob Lucci

I love how casually the Androids destroy Gero. It’s a pretty proper introduction.


Dimension W

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“I’m like your big sister.” – Introduced in Episode 6

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It was  a clunky as hell introduction for this character. Out of nowhere she says “You know I’m like your big sister,” and to that Terrorking replies, “But this is our first time knowing you even exist!”

Tesla Coil

“I’m like your big sister!” “We’re the same age.” “Maybe so, but my bloodtype is O+.” “Are your hobbies still sewing, long walks on the beach and salsa dancing?” “I love those things as much as I love my favourite food, hamburgers.”

The silliness of introducing a supposedly-important character in episode 6 gets worse when you remember this is a 12-episode show.

Carly Nagisa

Is it wrong that Kyoma’s boss looks a whole lot better without any makeup? And why is there still Japanese eccentric fanboys if we don’t even know if there’s still an actual japan? Either I zoned out when it was mentioned but I don’t think they even said that the place they were in was Japan.

Rob Lucci

I think the worst part was when Kyoma started talking about how he feels about things. Like, in a super clunky “talking to the audience” kinda way.

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Weeaboo Robot’s paradise

Terrorking

Overall, I can say this is the first episode that I’ve actually sat through without getting distracted or bored. Ian Sinclair commanded my attention.

Tesla Coil

The opposite happened for me. We got introduced to a guy who could very well be the show’s final villain, so that’s cool. But the “Kyoma getting annoyed by a silly robot” thing took up the bulk of the episode, and we get enough of that from Kyoma and Mira.

I’d have preferred it if those scenes were between Mira and Weeaboo Robot.  Mira could play the straight man for an episode, and have some moments of realization like “oh, is this how much I annoy Kyoma?”.

Carly Nagisa

Is this another shot at foreigners, cause it feels like one. Once again proving in japan eyes that all other countries worship them as the supreme master race while they themselves are xenophobic as hell. Never change japan.

Rob Lucci

It was mildly entertaining, but it feels like there was very little-to-no plot progression, which describes a lot of the show so far.


Parasyte

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Goto is taken out by a subtle little weakness established a few episodes prior, showing that the writer actually planned the ending beforehand instead of making it up as he went along. Goto’s end also ties into a little environmental theme Parasyte has been building. You see, there’s this thing about how man destroys the environment and molds it to make it useful for just him, and it shows this episode with man’s pollution being what ultimately kills Goto.

Carly Nagisa

360 SPINNING KICK OF FRIENDSH-Wait what you mean this isn’t a final battle for a shonen series?!?!

Rob Lucci

I like how ultimately personal this is for Shinichi, considering Gotou is reduced to being a localized threat.

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Terrorking

And a big part to killing Goto is Shinichi and Migi’s reunion.

Carly Nagisa

I feel like Gotou just doomed himself by absorbing Migi. I mean he wasn’t wrong for doing so but considering the amount of trouble Migi has been prior, I’d think he wouldn’t want to risk it. Maybe it was the other parasite who talked Gotou into doing it.

Rob Lucci

This was a pretty hype moment, though I was expecting Migi to break out of Gotou instead of Shinichi’s arm. They actually dedicated more setup to the latter in the previous episode, so good on the writers.

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Gotou’s remains.

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The episode actually spends more time with Shinichi deciding if he should finish Goto than it spends with the actual fight. That’s okay, since philosoph(ia)y is Parasyte’s bread and butter. He reasoned that killing Goto, who is just trying to live, would be him doing the same wrongs as humans tend to. Eventually he does it because that’s just how humans are, and despite episodes and episodes of him becoming more like a parasite, he is in fact still a human.

Carly Nagisa

This is a really powerful scene in itself. On one hand you have Shinichi wanting to let Goto live because its really not his place to decide if he should live or die. He even sympathize with him to a degree while giving the speech. Yet in the end he chooses to kill him not to protect the planet or any other shonen-ish reason you would hear the typical hero spout but won’t kill anyway. Instead, he did it in order to protect himself and really that is human nature. Self-preservation comes first and unless you’re crazy enough to overpower such strong instincts, chances are you’re going to save your skin. What sells it the most is that Shinichi cries about it, he doesn’t take any joy or malice or even apathy about it. He knows what he is doing is hypocritical and wrong but he knows he has to do it or it will happen again.

Rob Lucci

Carly and Terror covered pretty much everything. Shinichi’s last decision brings his character around.


Champloo

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Solemn anger.

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GTFO

Terrorking

Mugen destroyed that guy.

Carly Nagisa

Our heroes ladies and Gents.

Rob Lucci

This episode was very Bebop-esque, very easy to tell it was written by Watanabe.


Shippuden

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That’s all this show gets this week.

Rob Lucci

Nothing happened so this show doesn’t earn a photo. I banish thee to the One piece Filler Arc treatment! BANISH THEEE!

No, but really, this could be swapped out for an earlier episode and you’d never be able to tell with how repetitive the arc is or how many re-used clips there are.

Terrorking

This arc would be saved by the anime just admitting that Yukimaru has autism and that Guren is Jesus’ daughter. Because boy is she perfect and selfless and blah. Funnily enough, they also had a filler character, Guren, open the 8th gate… years before Kishimoto had Guy do it. Not only does it look nothing like it’s supposed to, but it also didn’t kill her, and there’s no excuse for this since it was established the 8th gate kills since Part 1. But, you know, filler is evil.

Carly Nagisa

This arc pisses me off. Looking back at it after knowing what “Tobi” really is you would think he would take this chance to steal the Three tails and kill Naruto for Kurama. Nope, he just acts like a fool even when nobody is there to see him be super cereal. Maybe Tobi was too afraid to go against Wonder Thighs Guren.


One Piece

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Dr. Hogback.

Rob Lucci

Probably the only part of Thriller Bark I remember liking, and they got a pretty great voice for him.

Terrorking

Hogback is a funny name. Episode was typical One Piece doldrums, but rapidly peaked for the 10 seconds Brook was onscreen. Ian Sinclair doe.

Carly Nagisa

Thriller is stuck on repeat for the next 12-15 eps people, better get used to it.

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