Ep 40 was your beach episode. Hardcore Ecchi fans will be disappointed. When I look back on Black Clover, their fan service is not that controversial nor erotic. Surprisingly, it's lower than My Hero Academia's fan service. I thought this anime would be dirty because of how perverted their characters are. Good for fans who don't like ecchi.
The episode was to help Noelle but it was mostly beach filler. The real Noelle stuff begins in Ep . 41.
Noelle gets her character spotlight. I'm not sure if her popularity is going to be in a controversial thing because most shonen heroines who are a love interest, potentially - Sakura (Naruto), Orihime (Bleach), Lucy (Fairy Tail) tend to be hated by fans for some reason.
Honestly, I'm not here to bash characters. I never do that because it's not a healthy discussion. I'm more likely to discuss their characters and what makes them appealing or unapppealing to certain demographics
For Noelle - she suffers from a lack of character focus. Her character is pretty muched tied to Asta's love interest role instead of being her own character. It's fine but for fans who identify with women's rights regardless of their gender might not find Noelle attractive.
I don't want to get into the women issues in anime since that is very controversial area and it's hard to please all fans.
It was a good episode nonetheless. I did like Noelle and Asta out of Black Bull guild who are bad teachers and mentors. The idol girl actually did more work than they ever did.
Asta is too convenient for a tool. He's is handy on magic missions with magic traps and barriers. He just nullifies all traps and barriers with magic. They draw marine life pretty well. Then, they mention some of the marine life adapted to using magic. That was a bit awkward world building there.
Not much of interest happened. I'm not into the mirror guy. There are lot of siscon characters that are entertaining from other franchises but not this guy in Black Clover.
Grey's true form was revealed. I just realized the opening had spoiled me. I thought the guild will get a new member in the future, a blue haired girl. Turns out it was Grey's true form.
The show tries to explain Asta's weaknesses. What I assume that the show doesn't spell for verbatim, Asta lacks swordsmanship, a style. The show adds Asta is vulnerable to long distance attacks, not magically imbued. I think if he faces anyone with a lack of Chi/Qi like from Dragon Ball Z, he would be screwed.
One of the problems that I realize is a long going issue is tonality. Black Clover does funny scenes but when it comes to serious matters, the show cannot handle itself and remain serious. The violence in the show isn't that startling compared to shows like Yona of the Dawn where decapitation occur once and it was shocking. The injuries and the tension aren't really dire.
the positive parts is the arc still fleshes and evolves Noelle's character.
They crammed a lot. Didn't expect 2 backstories with flashbacks - our character spotlights were on Vanessa and teleport boy.
While we don't get why Vanessa was trapped in a huge bird cage and why Yami free her, it was quite the surprise to find Vanessa a witch isolated from her people.
Teleport boy - umm... I don't feel sorry for him. Rich kid gets compared to his older brother - pretty common cliche. He makes up for his inferiority complex by hitting on women. Took me a while but I learn he doesn't teleport, he manipulates spatial magic. He just can't use it offensively to destroy things like his brother.
Speaking of that, wouldn't Asta nullify his comrade's spatial magic by accident if he keeps teleporting?
Whatever, nakama power and more reinforcements from big eater, Grey, and siscon Gauche
Episode preview is a bit spoiler - random ass transformation to beat a monster that teamwork can't defeat
Thanks for the news. I'm really surprised this anime is getting more episodes. They should just do what My Hero Academia does. I hate to compare Shonen anime series. It's because of how Crunchyroll and other series kept hyping it's the new King of Shonen anime. Definitely a controversial shonen anime series but it's surprisingly getting more episodes despite the lack of substance and source material. I couldn't care less for the manga. I'm used to it anime doing whatever they want.
It was weird to see witches being a group within mages and wizards in this world. Then I realize it's like the witches are Amazonians, all women only group. That's pretty much it to distinguish them other than hats. Have to wait and find out about their magic.
Taka: Virtual anime conventions - this year has been taking twists and turns. People are making adjustments. I think I spend over 100 dollars every time I go to Anime Expo each year (counting in total of badge cost, food, transportation, and merchandise).
Jul 2, 2020 2:14:05 GMT
Taka: I'll be saving money. Though, the pandemic has caused a lot of folks to have reduced hours, took time off, or laid off. Most folks' disposable income is a bit tight.
Jul 2, 2020 2:15:07 GMT
Dream: Done with TTM. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Jul 2, 2020 20:46:41 GMT
almatorran: Good day everyone!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:43 GMT
Taka: Happy 4th of July to those who live in the states!
Jul 4, 2020 18:24:21 GMT
Dream: With Appare Ranman resuming in a few weeks, guess I'll cream through whatever episodes were released before its delay to see if I'll stick with the remaining ones this season.
Jul 6, 2020 21:05:53 GMT
El_Directo: I'm just gon say this here. Anyone who hasn't seen god of highschool episode 1 should go check it out now! it fudging hype af!!! This is the era of webtoon/manhwas to make their name and shine.
Jul 6, 2020 22:11:05 GMT
Sona😈𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉𝕺𝖓𝖊: Who plays trivia murder party around here?
Jul 7, 2020 11:58:30 GMT
Taka: So Tenchi Geminar has a school full of mostly girls just like Infinite Stratos and many harem shows.
Jul 8, 2020 6:50:40 GMT
Dream: Yeah. After Tenchi Muyo, Masaki Kajishima dabbled into several other harem titles, some of which not being based in the Tenchi timeline, which all have the same resolution of where the male lead "has them all." But they aren't really as popular.
Jul 8, 2020 14:20:06 GMT
Taka: I need to finish Geminar and GXP. Just cancel FUNimation which leaves me until July 23rd unless there are at least 3 shows that catch my eye from this season.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27:17 GMT
Dream: Believe GXP was pulled from Funi's streaming site last year because their digital rights to the series expired. But you should still be able to stream War on Geminar on their site.
Jul 9, 2020 13:36:38 GMT
Taka: Darn, for some reason I thought it was still there. I finished Geminar. Well, I guess I proceed and watch the rest of those OVAs on CR.
Jul 10, 2020 1:37:08 GMT
Taka: I think I can write a review on Geminar. I wished I made a discussion thread and kept notes on it. I tend to forget small details and make mistakes when interpreting character actions.
Jul 12, 2020 17:34:16 GMT