June 13th, 2012
I can’t tell if that’s setting a new record for speed or slowness for a Jump show.
Not really sure why Fujiko was so late today, but this popped up about 4 minutes before it, so… *shrug*
Good god. MOVE FORWARD. SHOW, DON’T TELL. I didn’t need to see a flashback to him scattering his superballs for the THIRD time in the last 15 minutes between last episode and this. I know you’ve got a whole episode left to fill after this, but that’s still no excuse to be this slow. And then after a single atempted dodge and getting punched in the gut, it was time for a cutaway flashback to narrate why Medaka goes berserk. And I certainly didn’t need about five minutes of having them glare at each other as they call each other monsters and repeat their own personal mission statements.
So this arc ends apparently with the last episode going to be random nonsense. If any of it had some actual effort put into the animation and it wasn’t about 40 minutes of glaring at each other plus another few minutes of flashbacks across three episodes, it might’ve been kind of cool, but that’s exactly what it was. You can literally count the number of times characters even tried to attack each other on one hand… in a fight/arc that was again stretched across three episodes. They spent easily upwards of fifteen times as long glaring and explaining how awesome and badass the fight was instead of actually doing it. Fantastic. PACING! HA HA!
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SHOGI!?