Part 3 of Baki came out in June and I finally got time to sit down to watch it. In this arc, Baki is still poisoned from Yanagi in the previous arc and is granted special entry into the Great Raitai Tournament, which is held every 100 years. The only way for baki to survive from eh poison is to fight in the tournament.
This season goes next level with its martial arts fighting and we finally get to see an Ali Jr fight and take on some competitors. We also get to see biscuit Olivia(Oliver in the second season) come back to fight in the tournament with a Kid-like Dorian fighting as well. What made this arc so special were two things, Ali jr going to japan to test his strength against Baki’s old rivals and yajiro hanma fighting old man Kaku. Yajiro vs Kaku was a fight that went to prove who is the strongest on earth.
This arc ultimately was a good arc to watch and I think it’s going to get crazier with the events that happened in the final episode, which is an epilogue for the next season which may be titled Revenge Tokyo. So Go watch this show on Netflix, it hasn’t disappointed me yet and hope if you watch it you will like it as much as I did.
With Funimation announcing Season 2 in the summer of 2020, let’s take a look at Season 1 of Fire force. Fire Force season 1 is comprised of 24 episodes, I recently finished watching this series today in English dub form. I liked both the sub and dub equally, but for me, I prefer to watch dub when if I’m able too.
I came into this series like I usually do not knowing what it was about and who created it. The creator of this manga turned into an anime is Atsushi Ōkubo, who is also the creator of the Soul Eater manga. The manga started in 2016 and has stated that it would end in 30 volumes, but I highly doubt that and I think will stretch out a little more than 30 volumes. Ok now to get back on track, I ran into this series with no expectation, but to kill some boredom one weekend. After about 4 episodes I was instantly hooked, it was something about the story and the animation. The story revolves around Shinra and him finding out what happened to his brother and killed his mother during a fire that was started 12 years prior to the series when he was a child. In the fire force world there exist these creatures that are called infernal’s which are the product of human combustion. Shinra later learns of a shady organization and the link with his brother. I don’t want to spoil it so I’ll leave it at that.
I think the animation is one of the cleanest I’ve seen in a while. I’m a story and character development guy, so when I see a show with some good character development and story I’m automatically glued. This series has enough character development and story to give you a feel for the world they live in. I wish the world was more fleshed out than it was in season 1 and that we would learn more about ‘The Great Disaster”.
If I had to score out this series I would give it a 7.5 out of 10. Even though I love the story and character development, I feel like its missing something. The best thing about this series was to learn about the connection between sho and his brother and loved their interaction once they met, I think that brought the series full circle. I also love the characters and how different each one is and the mystery between Licht and joker. I can’t wait to see who’s side they are really on. I know I can probably find out what happens in season 2 of the series by reading the manga, but I will wait the 6 months till summer to see just as long as the series doesn’t deviate from the manga and we get another Soul Eater situation.
So that’s my thoughts on season 1 and I can’t wait till Season 2. What are your thoughts on series?
Finally, had time this weekend to take a look at One Piece Episode of East Blue. This 1h 46min movie is a condensed version of the One Piece East Blue saga, focusing on how the crew members of Luffy met starting with Luffy, Zoro,sanji, Ussop and lastly Nami. The stories that are developed well in this saga were Nami’s and Luffy’s in my opinion. Even though I recommend giving this series a shot even though it’s reaching over 900 episodes now, I think it’s worth watching for any fan of anime.