Not a very bad episode. I definitely enjoyed myself this time. There were times that I wanted to punch my first through a wall, but that goes with the territory. I fear that the ending is going to be very, very bad. Two episodes just aren’t enough to answer all the questions. I think a third season is necessary.
I think Elizabeth impressed me the most this week. That young lady from the Mably family always talked quite big. She struck me as a rich, spoiled young lady with too much power. I hereby retract that opinion and say that she is by far the most impressive Pandora out there. She trusted her limiter completely and was willing to let him pay the ultimate price, which is not an easy to do in her case, in order to help defeat her enemy, a naïve Pandora that fought to obey the commands of that mad scientist. I was rooting for her from beginning to end. I just hope that guy survives and recovers. I kind of liked him.
The fight that least impressed me and only made me want to throw my monitor through the window was the one with Chiffon. I don’t know if she was just acting or if she was completely serious, but the honour of her family’s name appears to be enough for her to kill her friends. She has either has very little idea of what is going on or she knows most of it and supports it completely.
The next episode should tell us more about Chiffon’s allegiance, the doctor’s plans for the E-Pandora and hopefully a bit about the survival of Elizabeth’s limiter. It’s going to be a very busy episode with a lot of action, hopefully. Either way, Chiffon needs to be taught a lesson. She is too cocky because she’s currently the strongest Pandora there.Read More
The high level of predictability in Yowamushi Pedal is certainly disappointing. I might as well write next week’s post right away, too, since I probably already know what’s going to happen. It’s probably just going to be another training episode where Sakamichi gets worshipped some more and the others get worked to the bone to gauge their skills.
So Sakamichi realized that his win on that mountain didn’t really count. Yes, his seniors acknowledged his abilities and his spirit, which is more than can be said for his cocky ‘friend’ that came in third, but in the end he won nothing since he didn’t finish the race. That all being said, he was still admired and worshipped even though he won literally nothing. I honestly just don’t get that. Stop focussing on one character, no matter how awesome that character may be, and focus a little bit on the other characters as well. I wouldn’t mind knowing more about that team captain of theirs.
At least we got to learn a bit more about Yuusuke, a creepy dude with strange long hair and an even creepier racing style. He’s not entirely unlike Sakamichi. They are both socially awkward and have no idea what to do in order to converse with people. Sakamichi will be fine as long as it’s about anime or manga, but I think Yuusuke is too far gone…
Am I excited about the next episode? Not really. I already know what’s going to happen. Sakamichi will race against Yuusuke and lose, Shoukichi will race against Jin and probably lose as well, and Shunsuke will race against Shingo and, surprise, lose. The others just aren’t important enough to mention at this point. You’ll see…Read More
I’m guessing that Mamoru’s conquest to role yet another weight class has been put on ice until Ippo’s match is 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 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