PGX Watches: Toonami (4/16-17/2016)

PGX Watches: Toonami (4/16-17/2016)

DBZKai

2016-04-16

[Pouting intensifies]

Rob Lucci

I don’t really get Kami’s plan. I’d think sooner would be better than later, considering how they spent a solid five minutes explaining how all of their powerful warriors sans Goku got rekt. Seems like you’d go ahead with your contingency plan now.

Terrorking

Kami’s kind of a little bitch. In the often-ignored first half of this show, Kami let King Piccolo kill millions of people and cause trouble for humanity and didn’t do the obvious answer of killing himself to end it. Then when Piccolo Jr. shows up, he again doesn’t kill himself. Kami is too gentle and Piccolo rightfully calls him out on his cowardice.

Also, this episode really starts the long line of Vegeta being humiliated this arc.

Carly Nagisa

I think this was the sign that something ominous was suppose to happen. But in dragon ball fashion we don’t know about it until several episodes later. Kami is a a coward in a sense but there’s nothing wrong with being a little cautious. Especially considering there will be NO more dragon balls…for now. Besides, so far 17 and 18 just want to kill Goku, with all the changes in this timeline they could very well just be chill.


Dimension W

2016-04-16 (1)

A family with incomprehensible names.

Rob Lucci

Here, we learn Salva’s past, which reminds me a bit of Amon from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, but with less attempted baby murder and abandonment.

Terrorking

Here, we learn Salva’s past, which reminds me a bit of Tygra from 2011 Thundercats, but with less attempted brother murder and abandonment.

Carly Nagisa

Since Rob took my thing, I’ll just point out that Amon’s past was a poor rip off of Marik Ishtar’s past with his older brother Odion.

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annnnd POSE

Rob Lucci

A lot of shit is happening but at least it isn’t a ton of clunky dialogue. I still don’t know what’s happening.

Carly Nagisa

That sure looks like one compromising shot right there.

2016-04-16 (11)

LOSER

Rob Lucci

Lelouch?!

Terrorking

I don’t know what happened this episode. I just don’t know.

Vaioumon

I missed the last 3 episodes and it feels like the show’s moved on by 100. But I didn’t really understand the show for the first 3 episodes either, so…

Carly Nagisa

Lot of stupid happen but none of it should matter in the slightest. What bugs me is that Kyoma is a complete jerk to Mira and Mira doesn’t do anything to antagonize it or stand up herself. If this suppose to be an important plot point to their characters then they are doing a bad job.


HunterxHunter

2016-04-17

GONNA BE KING OF THE X

Rob Lucci

I was baffled at first, because this was literally One Piece. Then I realized this is one of the series that laid the groundwork for future shonen… so… I can’t hold that against it, I guess.

Terrorking

First arc is the Chunin exam.

Carly Nagisa

And this is the show that the creator went to do after making YYH yet has not completed it yet due to the fact that he is a lazy SOB who likes to take breaks. Still better than how Rave Master to Fairy Tail transitioned into.

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Gon, with nature.

Rob Lucci

Gon is less annoying than Luffy or Naruto, so I’ll give him that much.

Terrorking

This kid is Strawhat Natsu, and he’s gonna be King of the Pirates!

Okay, but really, Togashi wrote Yuyu Hakusho and created the pretty unique Yusuke Urameshi. It’s really strange and upsetting that he’d go the route of most modern shonen and create yet another clone of Goku.

Carly Nagisa

Hi, My name is Gon and I’m going to be the number 1 Hokage of the Pirate Guild! Joking aside, Gon isn’t offensive by himself. Pretty simple and generic but considering he’s eleven or ten, I’m going to let it slide for now. Even so, it still feels like a step down from the brilliant Yusuke Urameshi, he even has the same hair color and outfit color.

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To the left, you’ll see the boy(!!!) that inspired Sasuke’s existence. Yes.

Rob Lucci

I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to tolerate his pals, though.Blonde indescribable gender Sasuke seems emo as shit.

Terrorking

At first I thought this was Naruto Piece Tale because boy did it hit every single shonen cliche out there, but then I found out this predates Naruto and Fairy Tale (but not One Piece). This first episode was really generic and nothing to write home about.

Vaioumon

Nothin’ particularly interesting so far.

Carly Nagisa

And so we have our Kuwabara and our …Kurama? The blond acts more like Hiei but I can’t help but think white haired boy will take that spot. Could be worse but its funny to imagine the fact that this predates certain iconic series and they manage to milk out more chapters than HxH. I’m starting to get why its called the hipster manga.


Champloo

2016-04-17 (11)

Turmoil.

Terrorking

Poor Fu just wanted a threesome.

Carly Nagisa

Fuu will forever be an idiot.

2016-04-17 (15)

Sunflowers.

Terrorking

In many ways this was the complete opposite of last week’s episode. Last week the group’s togetherness was on display, but this week they split apart. Last week was lighthearted, but this clearly isn’t. This is one of the show’s strengths. After the intense episodes and plotlines, it gives you a breather or two before going right into another intense plotline, though at this point that’s just what you expect from a Watanabe show.

Carly Nagisa

Something important happen, that’s all you need to know. Now watch the show.


Shippuden

2016-04-17 (19)

Naruto needed his high-energy gay fantasy to stall this arc out more.

Rob Lucci

i hate this arc

Carly Nagisa

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


One Piece

2016-04-17 (20)

YOHOHOHOHOHO

Rob Lucci

I’m waiting for Moriah. The only thing that I like in this Toei-paced arc so far is the stuff with Hogback, but anytime he and Cindry aren’t the focus it’s the rest of the cast screaming into my ears. It hurts.

Terrorking

I like nothing in this arc. One Piece has gone back to being garbage. Still a step above the fillers though since you know stuff happening right now actually matters… even if they won’t matter for quite literally years.

Vaioumon

A very dragged out episode here. All you really learn is that the “zombies” are actually…zombies. And the above pictured samurai guy showed up too with the same laugh as Brook. Hopefully Toei pacing doesn’t make the arc unbearable all the way through.

Carly Nagisa

Timeskip Zoro is that you?!?!

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