HAH! Knew it!
Nothing is better than going down a k hole of conspiracy theories thinking about what the backstory of what a story will be or what it will turn out to be. Seriously I get such a high from them that it is ridiculous. This week was like getting that sweet, sweet reprieve that you have been waiting for.
So basically as I thought, reproduction is a no no, and those that can reproduce will basically die via piloting FRANXX. I mean the series has been hinting at it for the whole season so that anyone with half a pulse would know about it, but it feels so good to be vindicated. There is also the klaxosaurus which are a plot device and important, but the backstory was MUCH more interesting.
Seeing how the FRANXX evolved and what not was so cool as well as the massive dystopia that they live in. Again, it was blatantly obvious throughout the series, so this shouldn’t have been too much news for us who were watching.
The fatal flaw though, is that you can tell we are either headed towards a lukewarm ending or BAD END where multiple parasites are going to die. This is not fun. The final mission is going to be meeting the queen and either Zero Two is going to go nuts and then Hiro will somehow save her getting hurt horribly in the process or we will see multiple other parasites killed/sacrificed in order to beat the queen. Which one though? We will see.
Fun moment in 3D Kanojo: Real Girl has to have come in when they asked who can cook and Takanashi can cook but not Igarashi. It was a weird moment because it brings into question gender roles and how women are expected to know how to cook while men are not, although we do see a fair amount of anime men who do. Then it also brings into play the fact that a lot of millennials lack these basic life skills (although I guess if everyone is in high school in 3D Kanojo: Real Girl, they aren’t actually millennials since they are part of Gen Z.
Anyway, it’s so strange to see this so casually played out in 3D Kanojo: Real Girl considering not many anime address the fact that women are specifically supposed to know how to cook, although I suppose that expectation is there in the background (Amaama to Inazuma!). I wonder if this is supposed to be one of those things that people in the US are very aware of but Japan might not be, like all of the casual mentioning of going on diets or whatnot that goes on in anime. Or maybe these are just the musings of a girl who may think too much about the small details!
Predictable? Yes… but who cares?!
The first part of Megalo Box’s last episode was really good as a build up (even more considering last episode’s conclusion), but let’s skip it and go straight to the best part. Yeah, even if you never saw Megalo Box before the story here is very predictable and obvious, but there’s something that makes it important though. The last spot in the Megalonia event won’t go to Mikio unless he defeats Joe, and that means the rematch is a fact and we can dream about an epic fight. For our underdog hero, this means much more than a second chance… what can we expect?
Gearless Joe is basically what happens when you root for something that’s actually “wrong” from the Megalonia point of view, and every new episode of this anime has that in mind. Will Joe be able to put an end to the status quo? You bet! Like, literally…
Yet, if you ask me, the most important thing here is the newborn rivalry between Mikio and his sister. I mean, you can always use your fists to do the talking, but against a lady that’s not only smarter than you but the one who set the rules? This battle got me more interested than the boxing one! No woman can have it easy in sport like this, but still Yukiko is one of the most interesting characters so far. Let’s wait a few more days and see what happens!
After having had their asses handed to them, the UA students are still recovering, both physically and psychologically. Midoriya gets a visit from his classmates, who want to make sure he’s doing ok since he was the most badly injured hero in their encounter with the League of Villains, during which Bakugo was kidnapped.
Frustrated and feeling powerless, Midoriya explains to the group that he had Bakugo in his reach and he couldn’t do anything. However, Kirishima and his classmates feel exactly the same and some of them want to go get Bakugo back just as badly as Midoriya does. Todoroki and Kirishima are planning on getting the tracker from Yaoyorozu to find and rescue Bakugo themselves and they invite Midoriya to join.
This doesn’t quite fly with the straight-laced class president Iida, who thinks this should be left to the actual heroes and he can’t believe that Midoriya and Todoroki of all people are the ones deciding to act just like he did when they came to his rescue in the alley against Stain.
When the doctor comes and the kids leave, Midoriya is given the shocking news that he -unsurprisingly- overdid it and his arms won’t survive if he does the same thing a couple more times. But this doesn’t stop him from joining up with Todoroki and Kirishima to rescue Bakugo. Yaoyorozu ends up joining them too, in case anything goes wrong, and since Iida can’t convince them not to go, he joins up too; and so, the quintet head out to rescue their friend!
And this is when the fun starts… While in the city, the students realize they will be recognized in a heartbeat, so they stop by a store to get costumes so they can go on their rescue mission incognito. But they don’t choose just any set of costumes, oh no. They decide to go with a Tokyo delinquent look! Midoriya comes out looking like a Yakuza punk, with his hair messed up, a gold chain, a pink t-shirt under a navy blue suit, sunglasses, a little chin beard, and a badass scowl. The normally mild-mannered and introverted teen plays the part so well, it’s hard to imagine he can make it any better. Until he starts talking like a gangster! “Kora! Kora! Korrrraaaa!”. Oh Midoriya, you are the best!
But it doesn’t end there, the whole gang (ha!) matches the theme! Todoroki sports a navy blue pants and vest combo with a black wig to cover his recognizable two-tone hair and his left eye, which makes him look like a host; Yaoyorozu channels a female gang boss with a huge teased hairstyle, sunglasses, and a bright pink dress that go perfectly with the ojou speech pattern she chooses to go with; Iida looks like the gang’s muscle with a simple white short-sleeve shirt and slacks outfit, tiny mustache, suspenders, and bowtie; and last but not least, Kirishima dons a bright red wig, horns (for some reason), and a mandarin collar jacket, all while also modifying his speech to match that of his badboy disguise.
This totally made my week! They basically stay in character for the rest of the episode and Midoriya’s “Korrra!” gets better and better each time, while Iida gets into it by saying “There’s a lady with a huge rack over there!” because that’s what punks say, right??
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!