OnePiece 933(HOT) Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest 19(HOT) Boruto 32  (HOT) Boku no Hero Academia 217  (HOT) Shokugeki no Soma 299 (HOT) Nanatsu no Taizai 301  (HOT) One Piece 933 News And Spoiler  Black Clover 193  (HOT)
One Piece 933 Release Date And Spoilers: The Orochi ninjas look rather dangerous, and I hope they'll be relevant in the chapters to come. I do kind of wish Robin was able to be undercover longer, but at the same time it does say a lot about the skill of ninja and the level of security here on Wano. Plus, it looks like Nami will be shouldering a lot of the undercover stuff, so Robin has my full blessing to kick some ninja ass in the near future. Kyoshiro continues to interest me, especially with the reveal that he helped bring up Komurasaki into who she is today...which is interesting, because there was a moment in her flashback in 928 that made it look like he had slept with her. So what exactly are his teaching methods? There is some talk about how loyal Kyoshiro will be to Orochi, and that he may end up being an ally, but if he's this down and dirty it may be doubtful. Orochi talking about the Oden prophecy again and the guests making fun of it sort of underwhelmed me, since we were already aware of this whole dynamic. Though I have to say, the dude's paranoia is approaching pretty accurate levels which is sure to affect the plot eventually. Though I guess it is a good lead-in to the chaos that's about to break out in the banquet now, so I can understand why this was all brought up again.

Record of Grancrest War - Episode 23

With the right art, animation, and most importantly pacing, this penultimate episode of Record of Grancrest War might have felt like an epic on the level of Lord of the Rings. It's episodes like “Castle Walls” where the content peeks through and suggests that the novels must be pretty promising for A-1 Pictures to have even attempted the punishing task of turning all this into a 24-episode show. Still, that's little comfort to anyone watching this episode's cut-rate version of Attack on Titan.


Theo and his Imperial Army are finally at the gates of Eramu, but the Mage Academy isn't going to let them have this castle town so easily. It's time to release the cyclops! Now it's up to Lassic and literally three friends to take the whole thing down themselves. It looks a lot like Attack on Titan, complete with the cyclops attempting to eat Lassic's pal. But without 3D maneuver gear, we just need to suspend our disbelief that Lassic can really jump and fall from that high up just because he's a bro. It's reasonably assumed that this fight's climax is the work of Nakaya Onsen, who is a contractor to A-1 Pictures and tweeted about his previous work on Grancrest. (I wrote about his animation of the fight between Siluca and Yana in episode 14.) Onsen presents this fight with a dynamic moving camera that emphasizes Lassic's momentum. However, looking at both clips side by side, it's clear his sequences on this show have been getting simpler over time, blend in even less than usual with the standard Grancrest War art style. After that it's a hodgepodge of filler, setting the scene for the final episode. Remember Petyr, the youthful knight who Aishela couldn't keep her hands off at an earlier banquet? Apparently he became a king somewhere slightly offscreen and has his own army to lead in this siege. There's also Lady Eudokia, who remembers a former lover's guidance about war tactics (good thing she remembers him, because I sure don't). Everything is going smoothly until Theo, Siluca, and a few others get whisked away to the Forest of Eternal Darkness—no doubt the work of a vampire. That means the final episode will have a lot of material to cover. We need to fight this vampire boss, figure out who the real threat is ("Pandora", an entity just introduced this episode, unless I missed something), do something with the Holy Grail, form the Grancrest, and maybe get some kind of epilogue too. Suddenly, I don't think this episode's indulgent focus on a single cyclops battle was so wise. This November, Viz will be publishing a manga adaptation of Record of Grancrest War. If I still remember this halfhearted anime a few months from now, I'll need to make a point to check it out. The art, animation, and pacing were all lacking this week, but perhaps this was never the right format to fully enjoy this material.

No comments:

Post a Comment