Beelzebub episode 52
It’s about time. It was a long time coming, but I finally got around to picking up Beelzebub due to Bakuman being released late nowadays. Sure, it kind of sucks that Bakuman gets released a few days later, but come on… what better to replace it with than Beelzebub? It has a huge fan base, good ratings and the Beelzebub manga is doing even better.
Let’s do a quick recap on what happened recently. Let’s see… Tatsumi and his friends were temporarily placed in another school while theirs was being rebuilt. Naturally they got in all sorts of trouble during their time at this new school. They met new enemies that went by the name of “The Six Knights”. They exchanged blows many a time before finally settling things during a volleyball match. After that things became more complicated as Beelzebub’s older brother En came to their world to pick up his work, which would be to destroy the earth. That leaves us in the middle of a battle between En’s followers and Tatsumi.
Unfortunately this episode contained very little action. It was just another one of those humorous episodes where people randomly get beat up, go on silly little side stories and/or pull out one weird joke after the other. So yeah, it wasn’t anything special. It will only get better from here on out, trust me, because I’ve been following the manga for a very long time now. I’m afraid the awesomeness will have to wait another episode or two though, because I think they’ll resume this weird little side-story during next week’s episode. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because it could very well lead to the main story for all we know. I mean… it’s been a long time since I’ve read the manga at this stage, so my memory may have faded a little bit as time passed.
I’m sorry I had nothing interesting to post, but this week’s episode gave me very little to go on, which is a shame. But don’t worry, it doesn’t happen that often. I still have one point that I occasionally whine about though. Remember those full-body tattoos on Tatsumi a few episodes back? Well, they weren’t tattoos, it was his demon seal. Anyway moving on… I liked those markings all over his face! It made him look good, scary and tough. I really think it’s a shame that they haven’t shown any more of that. It’s like with Naruto; if he gathered too much of a certain power, be it nature energy or energy from the Nine Tails, you’d see his appearance change at one point. All I’m saying is; it would be cool to see something like that happen to Tatsumi too once in a while.