Oga gets shocked…A LOT.
I hate this kind of limbo when the new season starts when you haven’t really seen enough of anything to decide whether you’re gonna follow it to the end or not. There have been a few unexpected gems for me so far, like Merry for example, and I’m still eagerly awaiting Supernatural. But now, on to Beelzebub!
Episode 2 starts off with more of the same from last week. Oga trying to flog baby Beel onto Furuichi, Beel getting upset, and shocking the living daylights out of them. This begs the question; why bring him to school in the first place? Well, Hilda has now moved into Oga’s house but his parents seem to take the whole thing pretty well, believing that Beel is the lovechild of him and Hilda.
Oga is still less than happy about Hilda living under the same roof as him but she explains that if she were to take Beel and leave Oga would probably die. Beel throws a tantrum whenever their apart (d’aww) but because his tantrums are a little more…extreme than the average baby, the shocks he produces would most likely kill Oga if the two are over 15 meters apart.
While Oga and Furuichi are on the roof at school three delinquients appear and snatch up baby Beel but it gets worse as more guys start showing up all eager to be the ones to do Oga in. The Sanada Brothers and the Killing Machine from episode one to name a few, and also someone called the “Good Night Shimokawa”. Of course Oga just falcon punches them into oblivion. One of the brothers even pulls out a friggin’ CHAINSAW but it’s nothing Oga can’t handle.
Oga goes home to find a big family meal waiting for him, much to his horror. What follows is puns! After that, while his mum looks after Beel, Oga takes a bath only to be disturbed by the big mustache guy who seems to be hanging out with them now. He splits in half again this time to reveal Furuichi who’d been hanging around outside, still obviously jealous of Oga living with Hilda.
Oga is STILL complaining, wearing the “why me?” record down to nothing, when he gets an idea. Beel chose Oga because of how mean he was, he figures if he can find someone more brutal and commanding than him Beel with get attached to them instead and he’ll be free. Meanwhile the Great Demon Lord sends his son his favorite rattle that he forgot.
Oga’s passport photo is SCAREH
Oga searches for someone tougher than him, but everyone is too scared of him to rise to the challenge. Just as baby Beel starts crying and is going to shock Oga, Hilda appears with the rattle, hopefully putting an end to an already over-used joke. The three get the idea that the Principle of the school has to be tough to run this place, and so decide to head to his office and check it out. Shock horror! The Principle is a weed. No wonder the school is so bad, this guy looks like he couldn’t even give someone in trouble for littering, nevermind attacking other students with a chainsaw.
Our Principle is a farmer?
After yet another near fatal temper tantrum, Oga decides to have a sit down and talk to Beel about being a man. However Beel gets swiped by a passing motorbike and its up to the moustache’d man to teleport Oga in front of them. It is sweet how Beel takes Oga’s word and doesn’t cry. How brave! The two do their whole Kurokami power-up thing and blow the delinquients away. Unfortunately though….the rattle breaks. And, you guessed it, Oga fries.
Furuichi has some of the most epic faces this episode
Oga on the other hand…
Que Godly choir
The procuction quality seemed to drop this episode, there were some odd faces and shortcuts. It’s a little worrying if we’re going cheaper already but hopefully it won’t suffer too much. Fingers crossed, anyway. The fact that it’s already repeating itself so much is also less than impressive. I didn’t mind the electricution jokes too much in episode one, but they were just too much in this one. There was practically one every minute. It just isn’t funny and they even taunted us with a solution to it! When Hilda gave Beel the rattle it was like que the choir, an escape from this joke, but then they had to go and break it at the end. Sigh. This shows jokes are very much hit and miss.
On the other hand I did properly lol at Hilda and Oga’s family during the scene where she was introducing herself and then again at the dinner table. Though I wouldn’t have got the puns if they hadn’t explained them in the subtitles, it was still funny. And while I don’t get Furuichi’s sudden attractive to Hilda is is fun seeing her punch him, so I hope that continues. evil smirk Beel was even cuter this episode if that’s possible (with the exception of the…*cough*…incident, you know the one) There’s just something really fun about evil babies.
It seems from the OP that this show is going to have a whole host of colourful characters and it looks like next episode will deliver some which is good cause we need an escape from some of the already over done jokes.
New faces and Furuichi is still trying to get into Hilda’s demon panties.