Manga My Hero Academia

Hard, Horny, and Ready to Drill (+ Juzo) [My Hero Academia 203]

Juzo isn’t a recommended student for nothing.

I’m allergic to Zuko comparison videos

As predicted, he’s the guy leading Class B to victory, dealing with Todoroki’s ice, as well as, making objects soft ahead of time. I expect a short flashback about him getting into UA soon.

Poor Ojiro is in trouble. I need to know what’s so awesome about him. I want to see him shine as a character at least once this match, to show why he’s a UA student. More so, I want Ojiro to be the exception. To be someone who got into UA almost purely by hard work and training, not by his quirk. Because let’s be honest, Ojiro’s quirk isn’t amazing. It isn’t flashy. It isn’t overflowing in potential. Doesn’t mean Ojiro isn’t any of those things, but it does mean he has to work harder to make his quirk useful. I want to see that.

Manga One Piece

If You’re Not Wearing Nails, You’re Not Doing Dragon [One Piece 921]

Support Girls, Oda? Uh huh. That’s like a vegan supporting ribeye steak.

What Oda really meant by Support Girls

With the plan revealed, everyone will soon go their separate ways to prepare. We learn Tsuru is Kin’emon’s wife. So, what’s up with Kiku? Is she just the friendly type? Sanji is in full goofball mode. We get it, Oda. He’s horny. When Brook looks more reserved than you concerning girls, you need the calm the fork down.

So, yeah. Three of Lord Oden’s old ruffneck samurai followers got to be tracked down so they can help. These were probably the strongest lawless samurai the shogun had working for him. Pretty straightforward. The problem will be getting them on board. Sure, revenge is nice, but it sounds like they (or at least Shutenmaru) want a strong leader/general. Luffy may have to prove why he’s not to be messed with.

No one’s line cutting at this theme park

We get another mention of Lady Toki’s 9 samurai prophecy. Let’s see: Oden’s 3 ruffnecks + Luffy + Zoro + Law makes 6. Add Dogstorm… Em, who else has a sword… Brook? Nah, I doubt he’s one. Let’s just throw in Hawkins and Kin’emon for now. I’m not sure if the prophecy equates to sword users or not (Luffy has a sword for the time being), but if it’s not a factor then Kidd (or even Killer) could get a spot too.

Manga My Hero Academia

Nap Time, Horikoshi! [My Hero Academia 202]

My Hero Academia is off next week and I couldn’t be happier. Seriously. Horikoshi deserves a freaking break!

I didn’t know Bender’s kids worked at UA

I hope someone plays this song for Tokoyami.
Since this was another short chapter (Don’t waste your break only playing Spider-man on PS4, Hirokoshi.) we don’t get to see Aizawa punching Aoyama and Hagakure in the face, but let’s assume it happened off-panel. We gear up for match #3. Team Idia VS Team Tetsutetsu.

We get some foreshadowing that Todoroki will use at least one of Endeavor’s attacks this match. He’s never done it in a fight so far. Should be an interesting moment. Meanwhile, Iida is ready to prove why he’s in most official My Hero Academia promo art. Let’s hope he earns his keep or the upcoming X-mas poster will have Mineta instead. Eek!

Manga My Hero Academia

Deku’s New Teachers [My Hero Academia]

Is there really anything fighting wise left for Toshinori to teach Deku?

Don’t leave them hanging, Deku

The kid already knows the basics and has copied almost every one of All Might’s attacks (Oklahoma Smash being the only move he hasn’t yet performed comes to mind). Face it, Toshinori has the knowledge and experience to continue mentoring Deku, even helping Deku improve his current abilities. But, when it comes to coming up with new fighting moves I think the former #1 is tapped out.

But, this is a battle shonen, right? Deku has to learn new moves, right? So, what will he do? Easy, get someone else to teach him. No, not Aizawa? And, not Gran Torino. I’m talking about seven teachers who’ve been with him since the day he ate All Might’s mighty hair: The previous One For All users.


Karakuri Circus [Episode One]

Why aren’t more people talking about this show?

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The animation is amazing. Look at those rocks!

It’s a miracle it even exists. An anime adaption in 2018 of a manga series that ended in 2006. It’s almost unheard of nowadays. Especially, because Karakuri Circus isn’t exactly mega-popular, at least not in the west.

Long story short (and spoiler-free), Karakuri Circus tells the story of a Masaru, Narumi, and Shirogane. Three people whose lives intertwine with each other and the Automatons, mechanical puppets with a tenacity to kill, usually under the guise as performers at the Midnight Circus. Why are they doing this? What’s their goal? And what’s all this has to do with our three main characters? Spoilers, spoilers, and spoilers. But believe me, learning the answers to these questions are what makes this story work. Can’t say how they’ll fit the entire saga in 36 episodes, but if it the anime is half as good as the manga it’s worth a watch.

Manga My Hero Academia

Invisible IQ (My Hero Academia 201)

Hagekure, you idiot!

So, why didn’t you drop a couple flash bombs then hit her with a net first?

Your whole shtick is stealth. Stealth. Why in the bloody hell would you alert a target of your presence? And why was it taking so long to take Manga down? Are you telling me the invisible student whose quirk allows her to sneak up on people doesn’t have hand-to-hand combat skills? Seriously! You didn’t think to take a couple martial arts classes? No one ever suggested that? I can’t believe this. The one person who should know how to beat down a person doesn’t know how to fight. My jaw is on the floor. You know, where freaking Manga should’ve been in two seconds flat!

I’m not done yet. Aoyama, you were literally carried by your team. You got captured, twice before the end. You couldn’t hit Kuroiro with a beam sent through your arm? Come on, dude. That was a weak performance. Poor Momo and Tokoyami did their best but how do you expect them to win when it’s 2 vs 4? 

Manga One Piece

Great Scott! Time Travel in One Piece! (One Piece 920)

A lot of information in this chapter.

Here come the hi-jinks. If Zoro low key defeats a Calamity I won’t complain.

But, we don’t get all the details. That’s for later. Like I said last review, Oda’s saving the whole flashback until after the first round of big fights.

Kibi. There was five samurai working under Lord Oden and I assume the one who didn’t travel through time was Kibi. No doubt entrusted with protecting Momonosuke’s younger sister, Hiyori. Where’s Hiyori now? Not sure, but I doubt she’s dead. Or, maybe she is and gave up her life to protect Tama. I assume she’s Hiyori’s daughter, which means, the swordsmith is probably Kibi. 

Manga My Hero Academia

Two Hundred Chapters and We Still Don’t Know Bakugou’s Hero Name (My Hero Academia 200)

I love Manga Fukidashi’s quirk.

And you thought sand got everywhere

Oh, and happy 200th chapter My Hero Academia. I already sent my present to Hirokoshi. It’s a new pillow because I’m sure my buddy needs a good nap.

We learn more about Kinoko’s quirk, Mushroom. She grows mushrooms. Yeah. Let’s move on to the quirk of the day, Comic. Manga Fukidashi has the power to make onomatopoeia real. Love it. Love it. Loooove it! Such a crazy quirk and quite powerful. That wham wall he made was gigantic! And his sound effects have the power to generate what they represent, so Manga’s humid words are actually humid and help make Kinoko’s mushrooms grow more! It’s my favorite Class B quirk so far by a mile. Could it be overpowered? I hope so! Like Class A, I want Class B to have a couple super strong quirk users.

Manga One Piece

Nine Samurai or Nine Doctors? (One Piece 919)

Because I’m totally down for a One Piece x Doctor Who crossover.

Gallifrey. Skaro. …Wano?

Speaking of doctors, why is Law upset Luffy did something good? He’s a freaking doctor! Unless he’s charging outrageous prices for treatment, ala Black Jack, shut your mouth. Thankfully, Tama is out of the story for a while and most of the Strawhats are back together, meaning it’s time to get down to business. Not sure we’ll get a proper Oden backstory (yet), but at least we’ll get the basics. Kin’emon has been in the story for a long time now, Oda’s gonna wring every drop of drama from the Oden tragedy from 20 years ago.

Looks like Speed is a permanent good guy now, moving on.