Weekly Review #1 – Pokemon, Kenichi, Nana
Posted by Neko Kyou in Weekly Review on June 24th, 2007
Anime’s I’ve watched this week:
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Episode 6 – 10
History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi Episode 28
There are possible (minor) spoilers if you haven’t watched it yourself already so read at your own risk!
Episode 6: Forest of Hesitation! Shinji Again! (Different Strokes for Different Blokes)
The part where Satoshi and Naetle (Turtwig) were in the Forest of Hesitation and getting chased by a group of Odoshishi (Stantler) were quite entertaining, however having Satoshi lose to Shinji left a bad taste in my mouth.
Episode 7: Try your best, Pochama! (Like It or Lup It)
This is the first time I’ve watched Diamond and Pearl in dub, and I have to admit that although I actually liked the dub for Pokemon before, the new voice actors for Ash and Brock kinda puts me off. I wonder why did they change voice actors after so many years. Satoshi/Ash could have done much better instead of just staying still and watching Pochama (Piplup) attempting to peck Team Rocket’s Magikarp sub to death.
Episode 8: Gereggru of the Mysterious Gym! (Gymbaliar!)
We got to see Hassam (Scizor), Gereggru (Croagunk), Dokucale (Dustox) in battle along with Pikachu and Aipom, what’s there not to like? 😀 Kojiro (James) was funny as the obviously biased referee as well.
Episode 9: Let’s Play with Mimirol! (Setting the World on its Buneary)
Someones got a crush on Pikachu, and Team Rocket is out to make use of that fact to get their hands on Pikachu. I never knew Mimirol (Buneary) could use Ice attacks… *hurries off to train Buneary in Pearl*
Episode 10: Poketch Unavailable! (Not on MY Watch Ya Don’t!)
Let’s see, I’ve always wanted a Poketch for myself too Kolink (Shinx) made an appearance as the Pokemon of the son of the Poketch Company’s President. It would have been nice to see it battle, but all it really did was charge up Pikachu to blast of Team Rocket. Go Koduck/Psyduck! 😀
History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Nijima announced the 3 generals of the Shinpaku alliance, and soon after that a fight broke out between the Shinpaku alliance’s generals and Ragnarok’s 4th Fist, Loki, and his men. Kenichi demonstrated many moves in battle and quickly went against Loki, leaving the other 2 generals to take care of the grunts. The final twist in the end was quite hilarious, proving once again that Nijima definitely has a talent at running away.
Blast seems to be doing well with their recording at Gaia’s training camp and both Blast and Trapnest are already back in Tokyo before the end of the episode. Nothing that’s really worth mentioning, except at the end where Nana went into hyperventilation.
What made this episode cool is how Nobu seems to have found a new friend in Gaia’s hidden dormitory, who happens to suffer hyperventilation as well. Blast then continues to rock up a storm in front of Shinjuku Station with Hachi watching from afar. And it would seem that Nana has finally made up her mind about her relationship with Ren and Yasu just as the episode comes to an end. Just 4 more to go 😀