August 11th, 2012
Reminder, MBS is skipping Horizon’s broadcast today and will be airing two episodes next week to catch up. TMX is broadcasting the episode tomorrow (at 6:30 am my time…), so I’ll just get to it tomorrow morning once I’m awake enough to be able to parse through its usual walls of convoluted nonsense. Or just doze through those parts as usual.
Good work, heroes. As soon as you’re put in front of any kind of obelisk or seal containing a ‘demon lord’, the first thing you have to do is start prodding at it until you’ve set them free. They didn’t even try to make up any excuse or the like, just began literally poking at it. Although I’m not sure if I’m relieved or annoyed that after he popped out and immediately took out Squirrelface and Sir Pets A Lot, he just spent the rest of the episode sexually harassing the cast. …Until his annoying woman showed up to bludgeon him with a comically oversized mace. And this is after Nanami and Becky already gave him the Team Rocket treatment. So yes, between the attempt at the serious introduction, quick change to corny pervert, and then… that, as usual, understanding what the writers were thinking is probably an exercise in futility.
At least they continue to do a passable job with the action, certainly moreso than the Thursday/Fridays shows, although if they had strung it all together instead of random fits here and there, it would’ve had a lot more impact. Putting effort into your terrible Team Rocket joke… pained me. I’m not sure what to make of them showing that the princesses have been using the heroes to groom themselves either. If anime has taught me anything, tails are erogenous zones, and there’s only so many ways one can take a naked oil massage. Or where that whole random bit with Milhi’s ribbon came from in the middle. I guess it was mainly an excuse to crawl into bed to be petted in the middle of the night with tail all awagging.