Rainbow Moon Heartache!
You know that moment when your back is up against the wall and you really gotta pull it out, but you need something to pull it through, this is the time when the imperium silver crystal would come in help. Somehow, Deku made it happen this week without it and he’s amazing for doing so.
So we knew that the villains would be coming last week, and boy did they ever. We even saw blood! So basically this week was a lot of throwing punches and villains everywhere. What made it interesting was that the villais are looking for Bakugo. We smell a plot where either he is brainwashed and taken to their side a la Dark Lady or he pretends and then betrays them all later.
Anyway, the highlight of the episode was Deku fighting the villain. So he tries to save Kota and we see Kota’s quirk awaken. However, the best part is that as Deku is about to be killed, he takes a note from Sailor Moon and makes it happen with the 1,000,000% Delaware Detroit Smash. It was a great attack and him dying here would make BokuAca dead. But that attack gets an A for being awesome while also getting a C for that cringey title. I really hope we get some “Purple Mountains Majesty Crush” or something because then the party will really get going with these American words.
How obvious was Hinako’s secret, really? All the same, it was such a cute story line in Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai, but then again, I am a complete sucker for childhood romances, even if the childhood friend is the perverted Hajime (why are you ruining meganekko for me?!). Anyway, I still really enjoyed the storyline since I love seeing that Hinako was hiding her identity and modeling under HINA because she enjoyed it so much. It shows how much she wishes to break through her shell, especially when her modeling photos are not of a shy yet innocent looking girl. She’s bold and brash, which is just one personality that Hinako does not realize that she has.
Then there’s the part of me that wants Hajime to realize that Hinako is HINA. Like your childhood friend is right there; figure it out! I want him to look at Hinako in a different light considering how obvious it is how she feels about Hajime. I am just a darn sucker for childhood romances and this storyline really stirs something up in me. While I’m not excited to see Tada fall in love with Teresa, I have found something that will keep me glued to Tada-kun wo Koi wa Shinai!
Mario Kart and chill
A few recent anime have portrayed an ideal of what an otaku couple should be, but now we have one a little more adult and close to reality; in fact, the third episode of Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is a perfect example of it. Here we have a typical gaming party, even with Mario Kart and snacks involved, but it suddenly becomes the perfect time for flirting and release the sexual side. From the start, Narumi thought what every woman of her age would: if a man invites you home, it may end up in sex… so be sure you have nice and clean underwear! In the end, it was just a misunderstanding and Tarou and Hanako were invited too, but what if Nifuji’s plan was to lure Narumi using the “friends reunion” as a cover? Trust me, this is very likely.
For romance and slice of life lovers, we have a cute kiss scene and a lot of flirting and jealousy, with a lot of otaku things here and there to justify the theme. And if you like tropes you may find the part where the girls look for Nifuji’s porn stash very funny too. Points for paying respects to the “bro code”, but the best part is Hanako’s little monologue about otaku people, digital porn and japanese spirit! Too bad the convention part is not that good, because this episode (and the series itself) could be better given more time. It even works as a self-contained story!
Inviting other friends, huh? Nifuji, the joke’s on you now...
Deadly and Beautiful
In this episode of Tokyo Ghoul:re, the Doves, including our seemingly brainwashed friends Kaneki and Juuzou, are about to infiltrate an underground Ghoul auction after being led there by their original target, The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker, of course, having just kidnapped an undercover Tooru and Juuzou to sell at said auction. We find Tooru being exposed as a one-eyed ghoul and the crowd going wild to have her, including Shuu’s obsessive servant and Madam, with the latter winning Tooru with a 200 million bid.
As Tooru is taken away, out comes a beautiful porcelain gothic lolita doll; our darling Juuzou. Before the MC has even begun the bidding, Juuzou interrupts and jumps in the air, revealing multiple knives hidden within his legs and instantly killing dozens of the audience members in attendance, as well as the masked hosts of the event.
Though initially distracted by seeing Madam, Juuzou is snapped out of it by an attack from none other than the infamous and constantly airborne Rabbit. As kagune daggers rain on Juuzou from above, he delicately jumps, attacks, and maneuvers while still in his beautiful lolita costume, looking like a deadly flower. Until he realizes he’s going to need help and hunkers down to regroup… and take the wig off. Considering how docile Juuzou and Kaneki are for some reason, I was wondering what Juuzou’s fighting personality was going to be like. It was great to see Juuzou fight again, especially in his adorable doll look! But he’s definitely not the same crazy Juuzou from before… and what will happen with Madam now that they’ve seen each other again!?
And that is it for this week of Hot Moments! Now that Winter is over, we are in the spring of action anime. 71 titles at that! Thanks for reading until the end. Let us know below what you are watching for Spring!