Posted by: Redgeek | February 11, 2019

And the Winner Is… Shinso [My Hero Academia 216]

Hm. Shinso’s joining the Hero Course in the second semester. So, does that mean the traitor will be revealed before then?

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It’s okay, buddy. You’ll get ’em next time. Now, can you lend me $50? I lost mine betting on your sorry butt.

It’s not like anyone’s getting booted out the Hero Course to make room. Sure, Shinso said it could happen, but storywise I don’t see Hori doing that. I’d be a real dick move on his part. So, no, Shinso’s taking over the traitor’s spot. Start the clock on that. Well, it’ll probably be another year at least before the students hit Year 2 but you get my drift.

Deku explained what happened honestly, nice. And, then everyone called bull shit and he was forced to… What? That didn’t happen? Oh, yeah. That’s right. Everyone just accepted that a guy with a glass cannon super strength quirk can now materialize black tentacles. Whatever. I just hope Aizawa takes Toshinori aside when they’re alone and demands he spill the beans about him, Deku, and Deku’s quirk. I swear, if Aizawa doesn’t I’ll lose all respect for him. He’s smarter than to take Deku’s excuse at face value.

Here’s a question: Who is this?

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It’s not Aizawa, Toshinori (I think), or Endeavor if we’re going by his hair. The other guy looks like Present Mic so what’s going on? Who did Aizawa know back in his UA high school student days? And, why does this person matter now? Hm. Read More…

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Posted by: Redgeek | February 10, 2019

Shogun Rockwell [One Piece 932]

He always feels like somebody’s watching him.

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This is so random. So stupid. I love everything about it!

How can Oda be so predictable, but at the same time, not? No, I’m not talking about the Robin in the room being a clone. That was pretty obvious. I’m talking about everything having to do with Komurasaki this chapter. Shall we begin?

Komurasaki is a good person deep down inside. Yeah, it was coming. I just didn’t realize we’d see it so soon. Shogun Orochi’s (not so) crazy talk is interrupted by a laughing Toko. Wow, talk about no restraint. But, hey, she’s a kid and that’s probably the entire reason Oda created the character, just for her to laugh during this scene. In an unexpected twist, Komurasaki protects Toko, probably feeling sentimental over the song she just sang. Not like she was crying under that mask while singing it or anything. Bookmark that for the Wano flashback. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | February 6, 2019

Uraraka Wrecks ‘Em [My Hero Academia 215]

Did you see that? I’m not dreaming, right? Uraraka kicked ass!

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Uraraka VS Indoor Plumbing

She protected Deku last chapter and now Uraraka is on the warpath. First, she hauls Monoma to jail, making sure not to fall for his mind games. And, sidenote, I do feel bad for Monoma. He’s a jerk, but he’s a caring jerk. Anyway, back to Uravity, after taking care of Monoma, she goes to the battlefield and lays the beatdown on Yanagi AND Kodai. That’s three Class B students down. Oh, no! But, what about Shoda? What will Class A do? No, wait, Mina’s got it covered. One Punch is all it takes and Shoda’s down for the count. I think. This could all be a misdirect, but for now, I’m counting this match as over. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | February 6, 2019

Go Go Stealth Black [One Piece 931]

Am I the only who thinks Franky and Usopp will modify Sanji’s raid suit to look like a regular suit with a cape and sunglasses?

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Franky’s gonna build him a zord. I just know it.

Last time, on Power Rangers: Sanji was about to morph. This chapter he does and we meet Stealth Black, the 3rd member of Germa 66. You know, I thought he’d be yellow, but this makes more sense (Black Leg Sanji/Stealth Black). Sanji gets the standard upgrade: increased speed and durability, but his special ability is invisibility. That’s right, Sanji gets what he always wanted, to have the power to perv on naked women without getting caught. Remember All Blue? I sure don’t.

We see Page 1 in his man/beast form for the first time and from the blows he and Sanji give each other, this may be our second big fight of the arc. Law alluded to it but it goes without saying ancient zoan fruits are probably the most powerful of that type. And, it looks like all of Kaido’s strongest members will have one. That alone will make the fighting in this arc interesting since most enemy fruit fights are against paramecias. Seriously, zoans have gotten the shaft for quite a while now, but they’re back and ready to show just how deadly they can be. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | February 6, 2019

Hipster Hotline: Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken

A comic book about the Mirror Universe Next Generation Enterprise crew. Read it.

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Aw. I wish evil Picard had poofy hair.

Who says reviews can’t be short? Okay, I give you some details. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken shows us what’s going on with Mirror Universe Captain Picard and the regular members of the Enterprise crew. Honestly, I never even considered something like this happening. Even after watching Deep Space Nine and the prequel Enterprise’s Mirror Universe episodes years ago. Forget a TNG episode, why wasn’t this idea a movie? Anyway, it’s a comic, so let focus on that.

Like I said, it’s a good story. Evil Captain Picard and most of the TNG regulars are working aboard the I.S.S. Stargazer, Picard’s old ship for those who may have forgotten. So, why aren’t they on the evil Enterprise? Well, The Terran Empire has seen better days. After the events of the original Star Trek Mirror Universe episode, Spock took over and tried making the Mirror Universe less evil (Yay!), but the Klingons and Cardassians teamed up and stomped the Terrans all the way back to Earth’s solar system (Whoops!). Meaning, the Terran Empire doesn’t have the resources to build galaxy class ships like the Enterprise. Or, do they? Read More…

Nah uh! Don’t even try it, Deku.

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No, I’m not talking about Deku activating Blackwhip. That’s fine. What I DO have a problem with is our main character mastering the damn move on the second try. Come on!

No. No. Wait. I’m jumping the gun here. I’m sure that was only your standard manga cliff hanger. Next chapter, we’ll see how Deku fairs against Shinso, whip to whip. I mean, there’s no way Deku’s willing that fight. We were reminded how hard Shinso practiced Aizawa’s techniques. To have Deku mosey along and outclass him would be a slap in the face. So, I’m officially calling I Don’t Think So on Midoriya (and Class A) getting the win. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | January 23, 2019

Jurassic Punked [One Piece 930]

Like Kaido, I hate it when people show up to my home unannounced. I mean I would if I had friends.

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Usually takes a pound of cocaine to get me that happy.

Kaido’s actually freaking out, Y’all! True to her word, Big Mom is coming to Wano, and she’s bringing her sharpest high heels to ram up Luffy’s butt. Kaido be damned, Strawhat’s not getting away. Well, Kaido wants none of that. No one rampages around Wano but him and his crew. Plus, he might be Big Mom’s first baby daddy and who wants to deal with that drama?

None of that matters because King flies in and sends Big Mom’s ship (and the Yonko herself) into the sea. Ouch! I’m sure that’s the end of Big Mom. We’ll definitely never ever see Big Mom again. …Yep. By the way, I didn’t see Katakuri on the ship. Is he there or holding things down Totto Land?

Did I mention King’s a freaking pteranodon?! A pteranodon that shoots fire? Holy crap, that’s awesome. Flying devil fruits are always cool, but throw in it being a dinosaur and that’s an auto-win. So, is Queen a dinosaur too? Seems like most of Kaido’s strongest guys have ancient animal devil fruits. My guess is Queen is a dinosaur too. Probably an ankylosaurus or something like it. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | January 23, 2019

Ménage à Quirk [My Hero Academia 213]

It makes sense. One For All=Quirk that passes quirks+Stockpiling quirk.

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Deku’s got “webbing”. Next quirk is “Sticky Feet”, then “Hero Sense”.

The previous users simply assumed that meant only strength. Wrong! Turns out One For All passes the previous users will and quirks too. Do I have a problem with that? No. I don’t.

Okay, I get it. Some of you out there don’t like where this is going. Deku’s already powerful enough, right? He’s gonna be this one-man wrecking crew just like Naruto or Ichigo from Bleach, right? While I agree those things happening would suck, I don’t think Horikoshi’s going down that road (at least, I hope he isn’t). Here’s why.

I believe at its core One For All is about raising a person’s physical abilities. Deku’s physical strength will always be at the forefront, with his tactics a close second. The extra quirks will be to Deku what the utility belt is to Batman. The belt helps Batman in his crusade against evil but he’s never overshadowed by it. It allows Batman to do his job better. Does he need it? No. But, he’d be way less effective without it. That’s what I think Deku’s other quirks will do. We even get a hint in this very chapter. Blackwhip came out when Deku wanted to capture Monoma. Sure, if it gets out of control, Blackwhip is monstrous, but that’s not its primary function. It’s basically a lasso. A lasso Deku can use to capture criminals. A tool in his fight against evil. Just like his shoes. Just like his air gloves.  Deku’s not overpowered, he’s gaining new ways to do his job. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | January 12, 2019

Death Star Plans [One Piece 929]

Wowsers! Could Shogun Orochi look any more scummy? All that’s missing are devil horns.

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Look out, Sanji! Here come reinforcements.

Orochi, X Drake, Page One. Talk about a dragon fruit fest, Kaido knows what he wants. I’m half expecting to see Godzilla pop up for a quick cameo. Staying with Orochi for a moment, he and CP0 are in talks for more seastone weapons. It is seastone weapons, right? Why else would the World Government bother with Wano? Now, I know the WG makes battleship bottoms lined with the stuff but could Oda be foreshadowing something else? Perhaps a nasty new weapon or weapons with seastone as a main component? Something to replace the Warlords? Seastone robots may be on the menu soon. Read More…

Posted by: Redgeek | January 11, 2019

Introducing Boa Hancock the Pirate Empress [One Piece 928]

I swear Oda, if you turn Komurasaki into a marriage-hungry woman after her character’s redeemed I’ll mail you ten copies of The Vagina Monologues or at least Madtv’s version of it.

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Lookin’ good, Komurasaki. Tell Farrah Moan I said hi.

Gold digger alert! But, before that let’s check in with Luffy. You know, I never thought about it before but Luffy’s kindness must stem from Garp’s teachings. Anyway, Old Man Hyo gets an Oda Box so we may see him in the inevitable Wano flashback. Raizo gives Luffy a status update on his progress. The seastone cuff keys are guarded AND kept in a seastone box. Good on you Team Kaido for actually keeping something so valuable safe. Not sure if Raizo has a devil fruit but something tells me he’ll need help pulling this heist off. Zoro incoming? Read More…

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