I’m guessing that Mamoru’s conquest to role yet another weight class has been put on ice until Ippo’s match over and done with. Too bad, I was actually looking forward to witness yet another one of his dominating rampages in the ring.
So Ippo realized one of his fatal weaknesses and decided to fix it, huh? Well done, shorty. He decided that he would still use the Dempsey Roll’s initial pattern, which would be a figure eight movement and blows from blind angles. He thinks that the problem doesn’t necessarily lie with the Dempsey Roll’s in general. He intends to train his muscles so that he can stop the Dempsey Roll’s attack pattern when he’s already in motion and change direction, allowing him to disrupt the Dempsey Roll’s usual movement and land lots of punches that his opponent wouldn’t expect at the time. This, from what I could tell, puts a lot of strain on person’s muscles.
There’s one thing that I just can’t figure out. The pace was pretty darn high when the season first started, and I liked that a lot, but the pace has dropped and we’re still wasting time on that dreadful character and his big, Kanye West-like ego. Is there seriously anyone out there that gives a damn about this character?
Mind you, I got pretty excited when he almost hit Kumi-chan in the face. It would’ve done a lot more damage if Ippo didn’t step in when he did, but that’s not the point here. The point is that he harmed Ippo’s girl, making me hope that he’s going to be mad as hell during his next match. I think it’s awesome to see that guy fight when he’s angry as hell.Read More
Yeah… I had a family something like this was going to happen. Last week’s episode kind of gave it away. Still, there’s no doubt in my mind that both Raul and Fino are going to continue working in that shop until the show is over and done with.
Last week’s episode already gave it away when Fino was mercilessly attacked in order to make her the next demon lord. It’s quite clear that culprit wasn’t looking for power, otherwise he/she would’ve taken the title of demon lord himself/herself. That’s when I knew that there was a lot more to it than that, and so I started thinking… Whom would benefit the most when Fino becomes the next demon lord? I have to be honest and say that Amada was at the top of my list with yet another scheme to put their opponent, Leon, out of business by making one of its employee’s the next bringer of doom.
I was quite surprised when it was actually Raul’s old friends. I’m pretty impressed because it actually does make a little sense. Heroes no longer have a job now that the enemy has been defeated, so it was their plan to ‘create’ a new enemy for them to defeat. It’s so clever and yet so obvious… Proof that a brilliant mind created this story!
It left me with one big question though. If those heroes wanted work, probably to make money, why not just take someone else’s money? Heroes are supposed to be strong, right? Why not just take whatever it is you want and do your best to get away with it. It’s either that or they simply want lots of fame as heroes.Read More
Ha! I laughed pretty hard during this episode. Not because it was funny, not because it was all that interesting and certainly not because it was the best episode I’ve seen in a while. I laughed because certain expectations of mine were met.
Remember how Kenji practically stabbed Mutta in the back by shutting down most (if not all) of his suggestions? Remember how cold he acted towards him by pretending he wasn’t even there? Then, do you also remember how Mutta whipped him good when he came up with countless ideas to save time and still get everything done on time? It was so funny to see Kenji try to come up with ideas of his own, probably hoping to catch the eye of some of the people at NASA. That guy is definitely a crawler and certainly not leadership material. He almost immediately changed his ways when he saw his opportunity to go to the moon go out the window.
I must honestly say that I’m truly surprised by Mutta’s capabilities. I knew he was quite the thinker and capable of working under pressure, but it’s no secret that he exceeded pretty much all of my expectations. I don’t usually root for the main characters because they’re the best, but I’m making an exception in his case.
Hell, it didn’t even surprise me when his name came up at the top dogs’ meeting. They said, and I quote; “Mutta was the only one that actually seemed to be on the moon during the NEEMO training”. Now that’s impressive! Truth being told, I, too, think that Mutta would do a lot better up there than his little brother. I have no idea why though.Read More
Would it be creepy if I ordered a punching bag online, printed out a pic of Makoto, that cheating lowlife that they’re currently playing against, and pasted it on said punching bag? I could definitely do with one of those. Hang it up in the hallway so that I can unleash some frustration every now and then.
Anyway, I’m still quite agitated by how things are going. I’m also quite disappointed by how slow the pace has gotten because of such an uninteresting match. We know what’s going to happen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cheating team win in any anime. That’s what makes the outcome of this particular match so annoyingly predictable.
I’m also annoyed because that guy, Makoto, is doing everything he possibly can to cheat his way to victory when he possess skills that would enable him to win his matches without cheating. He supposedly has amazing memory and he still resorts to cheating? That’s incredibly sad and a total waste of talent.
I’ll stop here because it almost seems as though I’ve got nothing good to say this week. I don’t think I said a lot of positive things last week either. It’s because of this annoying match that pisses me of. Everything I see a team of cheaters I start to get annoyed. That’s why I never watch soccer, a sport where a lot of drama queens pretend to be players. The only difference between this and soccer is that the drama queens in soccer actually win a game or two because of their crappy acting from time to time. In anime that just doesn’t happen for as far as I know; the “good guys” pretty much always win in the end.Read More
The January issue of Square Enix’s Shonen Gangan is announcing on Thursday that the anime adaptation of Atsushi Ohkubo’s Soul Eater Not! spinoff manga will be animated by BONES, the studio behind the animation of the original Soul Eater anime. In addition, select episodes of the original Soul Eater anime will air in Japan beginning at midnight on January 6. The compilation is titled Soul Eater: Best Collection.
The third compiled volume of Soul Eater Not! and the final compiled volume of the original Soul Eater will also be released in Japan simultaneously on December 12. In addition, the magazine also reveals that the Soul Eater series has over sixteen million copies in print worldwide.
Chiaki Omigawa, voice actress of Soul Eater’s Maka, confirmed on her “Yurutto Fuwatto” (Lax & Fluffy) radio program in November that an anime adaptation of Atsushi Ohkubo’s Soul Eater Not! manga had been green-lit.The Internet domain name souleaternot.tv was registered under Kadokawa Corporation’s name on October 18. The December issue of Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine revealed in November that an “important announcement” for Atsushi Ohkubo’s Soul Eater Not! spinoff manga would be published in the magazine’s January issue on December 12.
The Soul Eater Not! manga returned from hiatus in October after the main Soul Eater manga ended in the magazine in August. It launched in 2011, and Yen Press is publishing both the Soul Eater and Soul Eater Not! manga in North America.Read More