Megalo Box- Episode 6: Dog Fight

Aragaki turned out to be a cool guy after all.

I got a bit more distracted than I would have liked after picking up some VNs to read in my free time. As you can see, my schedule and timings got pushed back but hopefully this won’t happen too frequently. Aragaki turned out to be a more likeable than I thought but the fight itself, while conveying a lot of emotion felt a bit lacking.

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Music of the Week #345

No surprises here

I sat around wondering to myself if I should really go through with talking about P5’s new episode because in the end, it just boiled down to summarizing exactly what happened in the game. Now that might go into every case about any adaptation’s work being a summary of its source material but the catch, at least for me, is that watching an animated adaptation of a medium offers something printed media can’t. In the case with videogame adaptations the logic used to apply there as well but only for so long as games became more advanced and cinematic. Persona 4’s animation somewhat worked because of the limited graphical ability of the actual game but when Persona 5 is involved, it already looks, plays, sounds, and feels way better than most anime. It’s not even an argument to say that P5 on its own is a way better anime than its anime will ever be and for some reason, I’m still watching it because I like the characters enough but I really can’t be bothered to just summarize an inferior version of the game every week. I’ll keep it in the sidelines so we’ll see how it goes from there.

This week’s theme is that of the last “dungeon” of SC that plays in the final ascent up the tower where you fight one of the Enforcers on each floor. My complaint about the “holding back” portion of SC’s villain roster thankfully takes somewhat of a break as they actually do go fully serious since this is now a matter of life and death and the culmination of their plans require them to stop the protagonist crew from advancing any further. In contrast to those high-octane and slightly difficult fights, the music featured in the titular Axis Tower is full of mysterious, techno vibes that fits the stage of where the final stretch of the game takes place.

Boku no Hero Academia Episode 43- Steel is immune to Poison

As problems get solved, more continue to take their place.

Out of the ten villains we’ve only seen Magne, Spinner, Dabi, Twice, Muscular, Moonfish, and Mustard while we’ve yet to see the remaining three but even then, there isn’t too much left of this arc to cover since we’re moving onto to the local endgame. As the episode stated, the villains are aiming for Bakugo and what happens to him is what will bring about what the opening is all foreshadowing towards.

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Megalo Box- Episode 5: Ghost of the Past

Sure enough, the Top 100 rankings were too full of chumps for us to really pay attention to so we might as well feast our eyes on the spectacles that the Top 20 can bring us before Joe can have his rematch with Yuri. Breaking into the Top 15-10 has Aragaki stand in Joe’s way, a man from Nanbu’s past coming back to “repay” his gratitude in a very specific way.

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Persona 5 The Animation- Episode 4: Not the worst

I’ll be honest with everyone right now, I was really planning on just skipping the rest of the series and just resort to talk about it when it finished. For a multitude of petty and simple reasons, I think I might continue talking about this weekly but it’s really teetering on the edge and this episode only just pulled itself out of the deep end.

Of course, this doesn’t mean like they upped the animation quality of anything but the smaller parts surrounding whatever fight they go through here just felt entertaining to me. You’re safe for now P5: The Animation, let’s see how far it gets you though.

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Music of the Week #344

Still at it

I’m somewhat behind in Wotaku but I’m excited to see what BnHA and Megalo Box will have in store for me each week. I personally need to do more research if BnHA is going to be a two-cour deal because at the rate they’re going, they might get to the climax of the saga in around 10-ish episodes so I wonder if they’re actually going to go beyond that.

Similar to last week, the theme of the Enforcers is paired with their actual battle theme, Fateful Confrontation. One of the biggest weaknesses of the Trails in the Sky and most of the other entries in general is that the one of the more tiresome tropes of holding back is overly relevant to the series. Since the series shares a storyline there’s always something to set-up for the next story arc and a lot of the villains tend to “hold back” from going full power since there’s always more retain and reveal later on. Something of this nature occurs the most in SC and Cold Steel 2 and while SC all together is quite the ride, the rather formulaic events that feature the villains in question are definitely one of its weaker portions.

Boku no Hero Academia Episode 42- The Hero Appears

The first portion of Forest Training Camp’s series of fights leading up to a the REAL big arc begins and concludes with a crashing cliffside. Deku’s fight against Muscular only deals with a single villain out of the ten that arrived and realize that Deku is kind of out of commission now that his right arm is seriously beyond normal help out in the mountains.

But we’ll get to those fights after we cover Deku’s first solo bout.

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