「脱獄チーム絶体絶命 禁じ手”毒の巨兵”」 (Datsugoku Chīmu Zettaizetsumei – Kinjite ‘Benomu Dēmon)
“The Escapee Team in Trouble! The Forbidden Move: Venom Demon!”
So is it just me or did anyone notice that Magellan’s Venom Demon formation essentially makes him look like the Shit Monster from Conker’s Bad Fur Day? You know, the one where you throw toilet paper rolls into his mouth? Yeah, it could just be me 6_6 Also, this was scary as hell to watch. Imagine that in a loop!
Anyway, a rather milestone like episode, with the setting finally changed by the end of the episode, this episode was a bit above the past episodes if not merely because of that fact. However, Magellan’s Venom Demon transformation took forever, a bit ludicrous really. Jinbei also kicked some serious ass this episode, his hadouken on that warship really showed his prowess. I didn’t get this kind of impression of him at all when coasting through the manga, but I guess that’s what I get for reading it frantically.
Seeing Ivankov use his eye wink to travel distances was pretty hilarious. Imagine if you had that power and just used it every time you wanted to propel yourself somewhere, though I guess one downfall is that you can’t see where you’re going since the propeller comes from the eye itself. Also, WHALE SHARKS TO THE RESCUE! Those are some seriously happy whale sharks. What are they having and where can I get some?
The animation this episode was all over the place, much more noticeable than usual. I think they just threw all their effort into the final Gear Third hit towards Magellan. The rest of the episode was pretty bland in comparison. Do I mind? Yeah, I’ve always wanted Toei to step up their animation skills and give it the budget it deserves, but if they can make money with cutting corners, why wouldn’t they? The anime/manga business, although seemingly highly successful, is a harsh and poor business, even with all those otakus buying 32 copies of one item (though that really only applies to moe merchandise. K-On! was a huge success though, it’s just too bad those really expensive instruments being bought didn’t share the profit with KyoAni eh? But then again, KyoAni doesn’t have animation issues like Toei. Dammit Toei, aren’t you a big company? Fire your current money managers and hire better ones, or start learning how to animate moe shows to cash cow NAO and then use that money to better animate OP. /end rant).
..And so, the Impel Down Arc starts coming to a close! Who isn’t excited for the upcoming arc?