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Boku no Hero Academia Episode 44- Mission Complete

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Boku no Hero Academia Episode 44- Mission Complete

As an arc ends, another will soon begin.

The night of wild festivities nears its end as the villains achieve their goal. Seeing as though we’re around half-way through what a regular cour would last, the next arc is incoming with all the excitement and tension still high for what the events that go on from here on out will mean for UA and the kids involved.

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Music of the Week #346

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Can’t escape

Got distracted by VNs over the weekend so I’m a bit late to the recaps but I should be alright now. Somehow pulled Shuten Douji off of a ticket so FGO life is pretty entertaining so far, just hope that didn’t completely rob me of the luck I need down the line for the other servants I want. I’ll be back on schedule after BnHA.

This week’s theme is one of the more famous tunes in the Sky trilogy: Silver Will, the boss battle theme that belongs to Lieutenant Lorence Belgar AKA Loewe, one of the key antagonists in the story as well as one of the aforementioned Enforcers. The tune also doubles as the vocal motif to Sky’s openings. To anyone who might have played the series, you probably thought of a couple choice words to say about me when I didn’t have this featured any earlier as this theme plays as early as the epilogue of Chapter 2 of FC where Agate encounters Loewe and has a quick little fight with him. The theme always stuck out to be for the extremely catchy opening and the difficulty of the fight involved as Loewe is probably the hardest opponent you’ll face in both FC and SC and theme definitely grows on you as THE serious battle theme in the Sky trilogy.

Megalo Box- Episode 6: Dog Fight

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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