Heroman is now finished! The ending didn’t make too much sense, but it was pretty dang intense.
I decided to write 23 and 24 into one post, as my 23 download didn’t work, so I had to watch it on Cruchyroll, which doesn’t make for easy screencaping.
So talking about finally learning things, we get the story behind what happened to Joey and Holly’s dad in the coal mine. Interestingly enough, Holly still has a lot of anger at her dad. She challenges Joey to find out what being a hero really means, which as Joey has limited intelligence, sends him into a tizzy.
In the first half, the boys get government assistance and find that there’s something going on in the mine. Although, the only one thing of real importance happens in the first half, that being we finally find out how Psy hurt his leg.
Episode 20’s opening scene is very chilling. We watch a father reassure his daughter that everything will be okay, only for her to have to watch him be kidnapped by an alien. I felt so bad for the little girl.
Right after Heroman starts to get interesting we get…a filler arc? Typical beach episode that turns into Joey, Lina, and new guy being hunted on the beach by big bad while we don’t know where everyone else is.
To be blunt, I have a lot of Heroman to catch up on. I still have seven episodes to go, actually. Unless this adds something to the actual plot of the series, I’m not going to blog this, and if it does, I’ll cover the essential stuff in an end of the arc post.
This is what you all want to see anyway, right?
Well, this was a really cool episode. Quick paced, really compelling, possibility of a deeper plot. It only took us what…17 episodes to get there? Oh well. The new arch starts off with a new villain, although it’s quickly becomes obvious who he is despite his identity being hidden until the end of the episode. After all, we only have one character with untied plot ends, and that very same character would have the motivation to commit the crimes.
Roscharh! Well, no, although an anime adaptation of Watchman would be awesome if done right.
I have to be blunt, I think part of the reason I’m having trouble catching up on Heroman is I just don’t care about the characters or the story that much. At this point, what interest I had has been completely lost. Rest assured, I will catch up and finish the series, its just a bit of a struggle.
Alright, where were we? Right, Dr. Minami just ignored orders from the president. Nothing could wrong with that, right?
Oh no he didn’t.
Not a good choice. Enjoy your Bad End Minami.
Most of this episode was the showdown between Dr. Minami’s robot and Heroman. It was a pretty decent fight. The two were pretty evenly matched, and while it wasn’t overly cool or engaging, it wasn’t boring either. Just decent.
I can imagine the President pouting on the inside as he wonders why no one listens to him.
Hughes explains Minami’s motivations to Joey, either in an attempt to garner sympathy for the guy, or state the obvious. With this show, I’m not sure which.
Even if his dog died, he’s still a grown man picking on a kid at least half his age…most pathetic thing ever.
The entire battle takes a dramatic turn as Dr. Minami shoots at the dam while trying to hit Heroman, possibly beating Joey for the dumbest person on this show award (and hey, at least Joey has a good heart). Heroman then uses himself as a shield to protect the dam, and takes a lot of damage. This is caught on broadcast so everyone can see what a great guy Heroman is.
Holly: Hm, this toothpaste is minty.
Thanks to some nifty hydropower from the dam, electricity is used to repair Heroman, and then he kicks Minami’s butt for good. Minami goes to jail, everyone’s happy, and this arc ends.
Aw…the president is a mecha fanboy.
After a couple of slower episodes (well, for Heroman) the plot moves quickly in this one, so much that at points, I had trouble keeping of track of all the little details of what was going on. I think I got the main points, and that’s what matters.
With no internet access here on campus until Monday, and no K-On downloaded past what I’ve watched, I’m returning to Heroman, which I am woefully behind on. With episode 14, we open up to Professor Denton giving Joey a hard time about how if he hopes to survive he has to be alert all the time, and get more powerful then he already is. Give the kid a break, he’s what, fourteen, and already saved the world from an alien invasion. Way to be a jerk.