This episode wasn't good. It had a lot of padding and reused scenes and heavy flashbacks for no good reason
Arthur came back?
Sig plot point - well it's a set up in introducing the rest of the captains and more world building which show desperately needs as it fails in the show not tell which a lot of anime series fail in that department
Near the end of the episode peak up interest, we are going to see Shinra's brother soon
I remember this was an interesting episode. Their little Tokyo was feudal Japan that looked like it jumped back in time. Nice world building with the I forgot his name character with X and O for his eyes. He can control and start fire.
His people have a bright view of death compared to other areas. They want him to only destroy Infernals.
Concludes the Benimaru arc. Though, it did focus on him. This was a set up for Shinra to meet his brother Sho in later episodes as the Evangelist group from last episodes target Shinra who has the Adolla Burst.
They are making a homage to Soul Eater with the skulls and the weird music they made when Shinra's legs has a spidey-sense of the enemies. We get world building from this episode about how all the animals in this world are dead. The blacksmith is a big animal fan whose father and grandfather were killed in a scheme by the plague masked guy.
The new opening theme song was fine. I feel the intensity of the song doesn't match up with the opening theme animated sequence as the content in the sequence didn't have intense, raw scenes to match the emotions of the song. The song was good but the sequence was boring as a result.
The new ending theme song has more visceral visuals to start off with the skeleton and wilted flowers. After that, we had boring visuals. I do like the addition of Shinra's family photos such as her welcoming her new baby.
I should have seen that interface spoiler in the opening theme song. Guess who didn't appear in the group shot for the opening theme song? Lisa. I had forgotten to add my prediction in my last comment. I should comment fresh because I won't forget small details like these.
Lisa would have been either killed off, be a traitor, or something.
Has the family theme but since we barely know these characters or for me, I personally have not invested in them. It doesn't hit me hard.
Highlights are the comedic parts particularly Arthur's knightly outfit. I guess Fire Force doesn't do sad and drama well for me. Trying to remember if the creator's past works, Soul Eater had some memorable sad scenes. I don't remember any.
The new guy who joined them is definitely a bad guy. The show might do a plot twist for him considering his presence in the opening theme song.
It was a weak episode because of how the arc ended in a weak, unmemorable manner. The strong parts were ironically on Shinra the main character and his debut of meeting his brother Sho for the first time after that fateful day their mother was killed. However, there was not much impact until Sho has more character development later on I presumed.
I do like Shinra called Sho cute. Joker made his appearance so battle users would be delighted about the quick battle scene.
I feel bad for our new batch of characters. This was their intro arc and joining Shinra's company.
We take a break not from the plot but to do some training to get stronger like any other regular Shonen shows. The guys didn't get defeated but they couldn't defeat the enemy last episode. It was a retreat.
I do like the crazy scientist's way of helping Shinra how to get better by just concentrating his flames to make it like a burst engine so it will be more efficient in propelling him faster with more force.
Obi's handsigns help Shinra focus to concentrate his flames.
Arthur - well he didn't get much treatment just sword practice and do less of his antics like shouting his sneak attack.
The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga revealed on Wednesday that rock band Cider Girl (7SEEDS, Fox Spirit Matchmaker) are performing the ending theme song for the anime's second season.
The new season will premiere in July. Aimer is performing the new opening song "SPARK-AGAIN" for the season.
The official website for the anime of Atsushi Ohkubo's Fire Force (En En no Shōbōtai) manga began streaming a new video for the anime on Friday, which reveals that Daisuke Ono will join the cast as the character Pan Ko Paat. The character is the captain of the Fire Force Company 4, and was also Shinra and Arthur's instructor at the Fire Force academy. He always has a whistle hanging around his neck, and uses it at every suitable opportunity. Ono personally blew the whistle heard in the video below.
Miyuri Shimabukuro as Kasugatani Inka, a thrill-seeker who hates boredom. Together with her companions, she arrives to loot places where spontaneous combustion occurs. Her powers awaken after a certain incident.
Makoto Furukawa as Ogun Montgomery, a Company 4 member who is always considerate of his colleagues. He was friends with Shinra and Arthur during their days at the academy, where he excelled among his peers.
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