Welcome back to the second issue of Meta Jump! Yep, this is going to be very weekly.
We received an awesome response on our first issus and it seems like there are still many die hard fans out there who are following these shounen shows. So, without any further ado, let us get you up to speed with the recent shows.
Gintama – 219
Look, Anaaga! He’s waiting for you to scrub his back
|Well, last week’s episode of Gintama is just filler, so I don’t think I’ll write about it much. I wasn’t into last week’s episode either, because it’s all about Kagura and that boxer which is SO STUPID. So the boxer guy is basically lost, and he believes a little kid like Kagura? Yes, Kagura’s strong, but believing in her is just so….geh. And god, in the end I was trolled with how things turned out. Well, at least I enjoyed the later part of the episode, the public bath. It’s hilarious how the humans are misunderstanding the scary-looking aliens. Too bad they don’t show it until the end. BUT thanks to that preview, I’m actually excited for episode twenty now :3|
Naruto – 223
Shark Week invades Naruto.
|This week on Naruto Shippuuden we have a beach episode! Just kidding! We don’t actually have a beach episode. Instead of girls in swimwear, we have Naruto meeting a strange fisherman that is currently hunting a giant fish to avenge his father. You would think it was a big ass shark, but it’s just a random summoned animal that a Ninja left behind. What this episode comes down to is one epic fishing event where none of the ninjas do anything to help because Naruto wants him to “Believe in himself” type of thing. But hey good episode! I thought ninjas on pirate boats sounded quite funny! Anyway prepare for more filler episodes to come.|
Bleach – 333
Ichigo- “Damn it, Nozomi, where are the damn marshmallows?!”
|Action filled episode this week! We have the head captain Yamamoto fighting off the clones of Shunsui, Ukitake and Unohana. This was a cool episode just to see Ichigo fighting Ukitake! I never would have pictured those two actually fighting each other. Also got to watch Unohana fight Yamamoto with her triple kidou attack, of course it can’t hold up against his power. And I can’t forget Nozomi! She was kind of cool when Yamamoto and Ichigo plan to let her help them fight, that is until the main boss showed up to own everyone with Nozomi’s power and Yamamoto’s fire! Good game you gave him the most overpowered attacks. Inaba is just a damn clone of Kirby! Sucking up every awesome power.|
Fairy Tail – 91
Triple threat team of metal, fire and moe power!
|So basically, this episode was pretty much a battle of Natsu, Gajeel and Wendy vs. a giant dragon shaped mecha. Oh yeah there was some cats turning into lacrima and Mystogan aka the other Jellal (Jerad, whichever romanization you prefer) having some father issues. But that was all overshadowed by the dragon fight going on. Wendy actually proved herself useful this episode by acting as the stereotypical healing character that boosts her nakama’s stats in battle too. The battle was pretty interesting, but this arc is probably going to take another couple episodes to finish because neither side really took damage. Man though, that other Erza is a bitch XD. So is the king. But really, what were the Exceed expecting when the humans said they destroyed the dragonbot 5000 because it was too powerful? People never destroy powerful things when they’re told too, the Exceed should have seen this coming XD.|
One Piece – 509
I had no idea Zoro was in the new Planet of the Apes movie.
|Zoro and Brooke are up next in the “Where Are They Now?” character updates of the Mugiwara Pirates. You’d think that Zoro, Mihawk and Perona being in the same place could make for some interesting, perhaps humorous situations. Nope, let’s toss in apes that can swing swords and give them a backstory. That’ll surely be fun. Brooke’s story has a slight bit of his type of humor infused into it, but it just falls flat without any of the other crew members reacting to it. And then we have Luffy accepting one of Rayleigh’s ideas, which is to return to Marineford. A rather strange plan that Rayleigh seems to have. We have a little bit more to cover of the characters as Sanji, Robin and Chopper appear in the preview. Fillers ahoy?|
Beelzebub – 29
And you thought Ishiyama’s strongest couldn’t get any better?! Gurren Lagann Gattai!
|I like it when Beelzebub picks up its pacing. If the protagonists were wetting a Porsche in the last episode, they finally have come across some interesting baddies called the 6 Holy Knights. They are supposedly the ALL IN ONE gang of the elite school. They boast intelligence with their brawn, which of course gives Oga the idea to dump baby Beel on them. This was just an introductory skirmish so at least three more protagonists to be revealed of the Knights. It was epic to see Kunieda step up against Gin’s counterpart of this series and cut his wooden sword in half with a freakin’ scale! Also, Oga stood his ground against the blondie so my inner fangirl was quite happy. Oh also, Miki voiced by Nobuhiki is total win, I can’t wait to find out more about these Knights and how they would get royally beaten up by Oga and gang.|
So, there you have it, a round up of this week’s shounen shows! From next week, Kara will be adding Sket Dance to the mix. We would look forward to your feedback on this and the format. Also, let us know if there are any shows that you would like to see here. See you next week. Thanks!