I hope there is a S-Clown, Buggy being outclassed by a copy of himself has comedy potential.
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RE: Lupin the 3rd
It's crazy that, thanks to the various crossover films they've done, Lupin, Cat's Eye, Detective Conan and City Hunter are technically all part of the same shared universe.
Don't think they'll ever shove all four into one movie though, would be a bit crowded.
RE: Chapter 1072: The Weight of Memory
Looking forward to the Kuma and/or Bonney flashback, I don't think we ever did find out why the World Government was so interested in her.
Speaking of Bonney, do we reckon she's awakened her Fruit (Distorted Future does feel like an awakened upgrade of her powers) or did Oda just want to make them a bit more visually interesting?
RE: Onepunch-Man (redrawn version)
@pariston_hill I'm a redraw only reader, so I don't have another version to compare them to.
I do agree with you on Fubuki though, she was holding her own during the Monster Association Arc, so it's a shame to see her character going backwards to being more of a hindrance than anything.
Since it popped up again this chapter, I wonder if the Hero Associations continuing need to suck up to the rich is going to bite them in the bum soon?
RE: Onepunch-Man (redrawn version)
I'm liking Tats character development, she's still a brat but for sensible reasons, other people (particularly Fubuki and the Blizzard bunch) are her only real weakness and the bad guys are starting to realise this.
And like she says, she can't protect everyone.
RE: Non-Disney animation thread
Finished my rewatch, and, in some cases, first watch of all the Batman Beyond episodes. Still holds up pretty well, but yeah, it doesn't really compare to BTAS or Justice League.
Maybe I've just been spoiled by modern shows with their continuous shows, but I feel like it may have helped if we got more of a sense of progression and Terry's growth as Batman. That and the could have stood to have the rogues gallery return more often and not do so many one-off villains.
And seriously, what the hell happened to Blight after season 1? They were building him up as Terry's greatest adversary and he's just never seen again.
I'm with you on Terry's journey to becoming Batman, it just kinda happens. He's a fairly athletic young man, he has the super-suit and Bruce probably trains him off-screen (And he's a clone, but I try and ignore that bit) but I feel he really should struggle more than he does.
Gotta disagree about the villains though, every superhero show (At least the ones I've seen) seems to have a problem with diminishing returns on re-occurring villains, it seems very rare to get more than a couple of good stories out of them.
Plus, in Batman Beyonds case, we would have missed out on all those horrifying deaths!
RE: Post-Wano plotline roundup: The Kozukis: Oden, Toki, Sukiyaki and the “opening of Wanos borders”
Don't have much of an opinion on most of the topic, I'm assuming both Toki and opening the borders will pop up again in the series in some form, but man did I dislike Oden!
I get that he was supposed to be this larger-than-life, flawed but ultimately good guy character, but Oda just went way too overboard on how super awesome amazing he was. It got so bad I actually dropped the manga for a while during his flashback, although I did eventually go back and struggle through it, which actually lowered my opinion of him further.
RE: Post-Wano plotline roundup: Tama and the SMILES/GIFTERS
I loved the Gifters visually, with all their freaky designs, but I don't think they really worked as a concept, there just seemed to be so few benefits (basically the typical Zoan durability/strength boost and occasionally a special ability) to eating a Smile to outweigh the horrific downsides (Significant mental issues if they don't work, ending up terribly mutated if they do), that I struggle to see anyone actually willing going down that route.
Had the Gifters been shown to be a significant step up from the average Beast Pirate, or had one of the Tobi Roppo risen from their ranks (like Maria), then maybe I could buy people thinking it was a good option.
Urgh... The Tama situation.
Never had a problem with her powers, or how they were used (Particularly after the time limit was introduced, and there was no longer a chance of the arc ending with Wano being guarded by an army of brainwashed pirates), just that no one pointed out how morally questionable of an action it was, particularly coming after Sugar in the Dressrosa Arc.
Or better yet, someone questioning where it was the right thing to do and Tama bringing up the time limit right at the start.
RE: Post-Wano plotline roundup: The scabbards
They were a bunch of neat characters and I didn't dislike any, but there were just too many of them. And it didn't help that once the Raid got in full swing Oda just didn't seem to know what to do with them (Much like the Minks).
I know it's not really the way One Piece works, but I think the majority of them should have died, or at least stayed down after Kaido pummelled them. What little they did after that point could mostly have been handled by other characters or just didn't need to be included in the first place (I'm looking at you both Duke fights).
RE: Post-Wano plotline roundup: Marcoh and the specters of Ace and Whitebeard
Plus we don't who on the crew could actually fight Kaido, beyond WB himself and he was already past his prime and in failing health.
Then 20 years later he manhandled all admirals and warlords while even sicker.
It's been a while since I looked at the Marineford Arc, but I don't really remember him doing much beyond sweeping aside a lot of fodder, sucker-punching a distracted Akianu and dying.