This show sucks, Beavis.
In more ways than one, watching the first two episodes of Ushio and Tora is kind of like going back to 1993. After all, this is one of the seminal shonen works that have influenced all action shonens ever since; the amount of battle shonens that don’t borrow at least a little bit from this series can be counted on one hand. But, it’s been almost 20 years since it ended. Can it still stand out and connect with me? Does it have enough substance to stand the test of time?
Welp, I sure did take my sweet time writing this post. Maybe I shouldn’t actually write a blog considering I maybe don’t actually have enough time to maintain one, but fuck it, I like challenges.
Anyway, Gangsta. Yeah, I think I got something entirely different than what I was expecting of this series, and that’s a very good thing.
Well, I think that my praise for Ranpo Kitan‘s mystery was a bit too early and lo and behold, I was wrong about the mystery. In this episode, it just kind of… fizzled out without much in the way of a satisfactory conclusion to it. But at the same time, it was… certainly something special. I don’t know if the “good” special like GARO: The Animation or the “bad” kind of special. At least it wasn’t boring.
Oh man, Gangsta. I can’t really contain how amazing I find this series to be. It’s got everything one can ask for in an anime—cool character, violence, drugs, asses, tits, asses. Between this and Ranpo Kitan, Summer 2015 is off to a really good start.
First, let me praise this Kobayashi dude for reigniting my hype for this show, because his entire character design hinted me very strongly as to what are the contents of this show. But then, I stayed with this show for reasons others than the contents hinted at by Kobayashi’s appearance. Or, to be more straight-forward, I came for the yaoi, and stayed for the mystery.
Let me first apologize for the extreme lateness of this post, because I decided to allocate all my blog-writing time to drafting my season preview, a process which requires through and rigourous research, along with some complicated IRL stuff (not the bad kind of IRL stuff, so no worries mates). Anyway, let’s move on to the JoJo episodes, shall we?
You though it was going to be Star Platinum in the opening, but it was me, ZA WARUDO!
REALLY GUYS REALLY DIO LIKE CAME OUT OF FUCKING NOWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OPENING AND HE PUNCHED THE SCREEN AND THEN HE WENT MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA AND JOTARO WAS LIKE ORAORAORAORAORAORAORA AND IT WAS SO FUCKING COOL AND DAVID PRO IS SO BASED BECAUSE IT WAS CLEAR THAT THEY PLANNED THIS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE EGYPT ARC GOD THIS WAS SO FUCKING AWESOME
Erm… Ahem. Er… excuse the outburst. It’s just natural reaction to this week’s episode.