After the failure of an episode last week (The one where Konekomaru turned into a chicken), we get another episode to toss into the trash. Isn’t that wonderful? It’s the stuff dreams are made of. Just wonderful and…Who am I kidding? The fact that Rin and Yukio didn’t know the difference between a Christmas cake and birthday cake was surprising, though not something significant. It’s not like someone’s going to reprimand them for not knowing. Talk about pointing out stupid things for a lame joke or two.
I skimmed through this episode without so much as looking back, so here’s the summary: Shima goes around asking the girls for their birthdays and finds out that Izumo’s is soon. He then plans her birthday party in secret. Rin and the bald chicken monk are to bake the cakes, Shiemi is to decorate the room with Suguro, and Shima has to find Izumo a birthday present. Unfortunately, he spills the beans, being the idiot he is. Read the rest of this entry
I was shocked when I watched this week’s episode of Ao no Exorcist only because of how horrendously-drawn Amaimon was in the fight scene. No, I was even more appalled by how quickly the fight ended. The show’s been building up to this point for a good few weeks so I expected a grand fight full of punching and slashing, and, really, who wouldn’t? You’ll be glad to know that they wrap the fight up in… a minute, all before the opening sequence pops in. Talk about a killjoy. Oh, did I mention that they hit baseballs?
Plot, plot, plot – AnE is weak in that department but it’s got potential to be sure. It’s going to run for at least a few years, so give the manga time to develop a somewhat coherent plot. Hell, I’ll applaud the mangaka if he manages to make a shonen series without going down the Bleach or Naruto route…they’re just retarded now. Oh, and I love Mephisto Pheles, if only because he makes everything a game and is using everyone for his own goals – I bet he wants to take Satan down and claim power for himself. Read the rest of this entry