Oh ho? Are You Just Another Mischief-maker Moguro-san?
Warau Salesman has a bangin OP that not only fits the image of the series perfectly, it’s a bop. But I am not here to talk about the OP, but rather what was revealed in this episode.
Episode after episode, Moguro-san presents himself as this sort of ~mystical~ salesman to help people. Kinda like a fairy almost, what he does is he helps someone with their problems, but somehow it always backfires on the person. However, this person is always suffering from something like a shopping addiction, an overbearing boss, or dreams unfulfilled. And while the last theme is present this time, it seems that Moguro-san was searching for something in particular. Or rather someone to prey on and cause mischief. Which then creates this argument of, is he actually there to illustrate holes in society when it comes to issues or is he there to cause mischief? The man that he helps in the beginning was not looking for change, and it just happened that Moguro-san saw him and decided to prey on him. The plot thickens! The latter half of the episode shows a woman who wants harmony but does not realize how damaging that harmony can be. This is yet another example for Japanese society. Like salt in a fresh wound or a bandaid ripped off too soon, this series is hella interesting and I cannot wait to see where else it goes!
It’s All in the Details
I never really know what to think when you’re 18 episodes into an anime and you’re still not sure about it - and yet I end up here surprisingly often. Sadly, this is the case with Little Witch Academia. I love the premise and the whole Harry Potter-y feel of it, but whereas some episodes are nothing short of epic (episode 17, anyone? I need Amanda and Andrew to marry me. At the same time), some are a little… Lackluster.
For me, this was one of them. So why have I chosen it as my hot moment? Because I adored some of the aspects, the little details. Tiny little robot pals? Yes please. Giant mecha pirate ship? Why not. Dark magic ravens? Gimme. Hotties riding flying wolves? Where do I sign up?! Now if only the rest of the anime was as great as these little things, I might be able to put up with Akko a little better and actually thoroughly enjoy the series...
See Through to Your Soul!
This week’s episode of Fukumenkei Noise was just so fantastic. I loved the ending so much to my very core. It’s the type of moment that I love in every shoujo manga I have ever read (not in shoujo anime because shoujo anime fails in intensity). It was just so perfect. While I hate listening to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star being sung over and over badly, I loved the concert scene and that moment when Momo is staring into the screen in shock. Then there is that moment when Nino opens her eye and seems to be glaring with hatred at Momo that really got to me.
It is just that one moment that really grabs me. The moment when the girl seems to be getting back at a guy who is basically trash. It is that moment when all of her anger is centered on that one person and he really feels it! It’s like that moment when Kyoko is able to channel her inner hatred and bring it out on stage and Shou is stunned. It is that moment that really gets to me and it was so well executed on screen that I am amazed by this anime. It is wonderful!
Gohan vs Goku. ‘Nuff said!
We can’t wait to see the -overly hyped- Tournament of Power, and like previous episodes, this week we had another training battle between our heroes. Yes, I know it started as a 2 vs 2 fight with Gohan and Piccolo going against Goku and Tien Shinhan, but the best part was seeing father and son giving their all! Back in the day, Gohan was the most powerful character in Dragon Ball Z, and he seemed destined to surpass his father’s power level. Then, reality hit us hard and it was revealed that Gohan was just a gimmick: a nerdy boy that only serves for comedic relief. Yeah, we all hate dorky Gohan...
Now, it looks like Toriyama wants to give us the Gohan we truly deserve, and so far, I kinda like how things develop. In fact, Gohan is taking this tournament very seriously, while his father is cocky as always and doesn’t look like he understand what is going on or whatever “teamwork” means. This fight between Gohan and Goku show us that power is always important, but if Gohan manages to put his intelligence at stake, he is the perfect complement for his father and Vegeta. Did he even hint a new form/transformation? Gohan is the team leader for our universe, and I’m dying to see what he’s capable of. Please, don’t let us down!!
And that is it for this week! Thank you for staying with us until the end. What did you think? Did you see any of the moments that are discussed here? Let us know below!!