Crazy adventures for everyone! Welcome to the first issue of Meta Jump!
Have you ever dreamt about becoming a Hokage? Do you wish you had a Ban Kai? If you saw a Devil’s Fruit, would you eat it? If aliens took over your planet, would you fight back? If circumstances make you adopt a demon lord’s baby, would you do it?! And do wizards kick ass or not? Well, if these questions caught your attention then welcome to the first issue of MetaJump!
There are a few of us here at Metanorn, who are huge fans of these shows and regularly watch them. Every week, different team members will be bringing you their thoughts on the current episodes of Bleach, Naruto, Gintama, Fairy Tail, One Piece and Beelzebub. As they have been running for some time, you don’t expect long summaries, do you? So, sit back and enjoy a few quick hits of the most popular Shonen shows of current time.
Gintama – 218
Kagura- “Meh Today I feel so lazy.” Gintoki- “Sweet, more food for me this week.”
|Ah, Gintama. You’ve been trolling us since 2003, yet that’s what makes me being attracted to you. You have some great serious arcs and fillers that can make me cry for days, but you also have lots of fillers that always make me feel like slapping Gintoki. Such as this crab episode. Like WHAT THE HELL. Don’t these morons know this thing such as sharing!? Why do you think me and Overcooled aren’t trying to kill each other right now? It’s cuz OC has such a kind heart that she’s willing to give me Date Masamune from her Sengoku Basara harem! Why isn’t Tenchou firing me? It’s because I lend her my Gintoki! SHARE, PEOPLE, SHARE…. *cough* Well, on the other side, we as human beings should reflect on this episode. The event is very ordinary, yes, but this shows the greediness that exists in every human. Even if we can change, sometimes the end result can’t be changed (such as the nasty crab food). Although I hate how this episode is stoopid as hell, I just can’t help but loving the fact that even the most stoopid episode has a moral lesson. And how the mangaka is able to turn such ordinary events into something amazing and fun like that. I will never look at crabs the same way again. NEVER.|
Naruto – 221- 222
Chibi Naruto coming soon to a store near you.
|So we’ve got a double episode this week and, boy, A LOT is covered! First off, Kabuto’s a total creeper, though I don’t quite understand how anybody who drags fat snakes out their behind would NOT be. Also, I totally giggled when he said that he wanted Sasuke because the kid kinda deserves it in my opinion. xD Either way, the fact that he’s joining forces with Madara is not good. At all. Obviously there is the power issue what with this Resurrection jutsu of his – he’s already got the dead members of the Akatsuki and apparently even more than that. And God knows who’s in that last coffin!!! It was enough to give Madara pause which makes me think that it might possibly be somebody he knew well. I’m placing my bets on Madara’s little bro. So yah, with the combined force of Kabuto and Madara, the Five Shinobi Nations have got their work cut out for them. Moving on, it’s going to be hella fun to watch Naruto work with Killer Bee seeing as they’re both absolutely HILARIOUS. I guess the question isn’t whether Naruto will be able to gain control over the Nine-Tails (because he obviously will) so much as what that will entail and whether or not it will be enough to deal with Sasuke. Finally, Kisame’s still alive! It strikes me as odd that Killer Bee is lugging around this dude everywhere and hasn’t realized that he’s there. I’m already working on a trophy for Kisame though. It’s got “PLAYS HIDE AND SEEK LIKE A BOSS” emblazoned on it in gold lettering. Real gold.|
Bleach – 332
Nozomi- “Uhhh this doesn’t look right.” Ichigo- “Stand very still, while we charge you up duh.”
|Well this episode of bleach was very nice as far as the action goes; it was great to see more shin on shin action! For those not following the Bleach Anime we have several fake captains aka reigai running around fighting themselves or other shinigami. We also get some explanations on the newest shinigami, Nozomi’s and how her shikai works. Her power allows her to absorbs energy and fire it back at you! So she’s basically a Kirby type of character. The best moment of course would be the arrival of the captain Yamamoto, who cranks up the heat and turns the fake Byukuya into BBQ.|
Fairy Tail – 90
I approve of Lucy’s new summer wear! Don’t you?
|LILY!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This has to be one of my favourite arcs yet. This episode was some srs bsns with the whole saving the Exceed thing and revealing the queen’s secret. My only question is how the heck were all the characters pushing the rock? I understand how the flying lizard thing and the cats were able to float and push, but where the rest of them pushing while balancing between the two rocks? Were they standing on something? Does not compute. Charle was awesome in this episode as well. Yui Horie makes an epic tsundere flying cat. I’m a bit worried for the ending of this arc because the anime is catching up with the manga, but hopefully they’ll manage to avoid filler. Somehow.|
One Piece – 508
Nami-“Don’t worry my boobs broke the fall.”
|Whew, I’m glad we’re past the Brothers arc. It was boring to read in the manga and it was pretty painful to watch in anime form. These half-length episodes with the rest of the crew have been refreshing; I really miss all of Luffy’s crew. Though Impel Down and Marineford were strong arcs in the One Piece lore, the value of Luffy’s nakama and the sense of humor they provide to the show cannot be underestimated. Moving on to episode 508, ~Nami-swan~ showing emotion towards the death of Ace and wanting to support Luffy was nice, not to mention seeing her in that “Moody” tank top was sex. All the weather dudes running around in circles for no reason was kinda humorous. Franky’s arc as a whole isn’t really all that enjoyable, but the little bits about Vegapunk are nice because we just don’t know much of the guy other than mass-producing Kuma and giving Kizaru his light kick.|
Beelzebub – 28
Don’t piss off Baby Beel or he will service you with his own version of car wash. Pretty but with it’s own peculiar baby smell.
|Compared to the other shows in this issues, Beelzebub is fairly new yet it has that comedic factor that grabs your attention. Once you get over the naked-baby factor, Oga, Furuichi and the gang keeps you busy with their antics and comedic timing. Beelzebub has sure grown on me. Even after dropping it, I randomly picked it up again one day and that small marathon turned out to be good. Not to mention, the production quality and story line has improved a lot with the delinquents now transferring to a new school because Oga simply destroyed their old
Would you look at the new ED sequence? So pwetty~
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Yes, this happened… Even Baby Beel got the Bromance vibes…. xD
Oga does a great job on detailed work! Just look at that shine!
So, there you have it, a round up of this week’s shounen shows! We would look forward to your feedback on this and the format. Let us know what you think and are there any shows that you would like to see here or not. Stay tuned to Metanorn for more fun reviews of these popular shows. Thanks!