Silva: You remember what the rules are, right, Killua?
Killua: Yes, Father. I especially remember that it’s dangerous to seek a wish from Alluka after something especially largely has been granted just prior. What did the last person ask for, by the way?
Silva: For Kurapika and Leorio to have larger roles in the series.
Shinmaru: Poor Polnareff. He will never be able to think about restrooms the same way again. Anime rarely delves into the consequences of the battles our heroes engage in. Sure, they’ll show the physical damage, but what about the psychological damage? Will Polnareff ever again be able to take a dump without thinking about zombies trying to stab him with their tongues? Or zombie babies crawling around and humping legs? I’m surprised one of the zombies didn’t crawl through the toilet at some point just to dig the phobia deeper in Polnareff’s brain. Think about going to the bathroom and then … well, I’ll let your imaginations complete that thought. It’s not a pretty scenario, though. I’m not sure I’d ever use a restroom again.
The amount of Zvezda promoted at AX this year gave me hope for the future. Read More
Last week I, as someone who is clearly an expert on parenting despite never raising a child and not being in any economic or social condition to do so, made a dismissive wanking motion toward Gon’s father, Ging, for being such a crappy, absentee father. Then, because I am self-aware enough to know that I am a dumb man-baby, I admitted that I would probably like Ging in spite of him being a giant jerk (or maybe because of it?).
It took him one episode to win me over. I’m the easiest person in the world to please.
To answer the question that’s most likely going to crop up, yes SAOII sucks and probably will suck worse as it progresses, just like last time. And yes, the first episode does an abnormally good job of disguising this fact, just like last time. Read More
Say what you will about Akame ga Kill, but it sure knows where to place the annoying male childhood friend—in a cage to be tortured and slowly poisoned to death by a girl pulling jarringly silly faces. That doesn’t mean that the writing isn’t patronizing, but at least we won’t have to deal with another shitty character in a show that’s shaping up to be full of them. Read More