After the episode was over, I was hungry for a continuation. I clicked on episode 492, and I was met by this shit:
The best part of the episode was probably One Piece.
I say that, but I'm really stretching it. Even the straw hat pirate crew, which I love with a fiery passion, seemed to reek of Toriko's shit. You know what? Scratch that. The best part of the episode was definitely Zoro who got about two minutes of screen time at best. As the sky was covered with thick Toriko smog, Zoro was the single ray of sunshine that sliced its way through the condensed air pollution. It's been a long time since I've seen Zoro; he hasn't gotten any screen time for a good twenty episodes or more, so it was refreshing to see him and hear Nakai Kazuya's badass voice coming from Zoro's badass mouth.
The worst part of the episode was Toriko.
Not just Toriko, but his crazy band of circus freaks. Before I can move on with this weird-semi review, I need to acknowledge the terrible character designs, lacking any bit of originality or coordination.
His powers are also really lame as well. The power of "fork and knife"? Doesn't that just sound incredibly and utterly stupid?
That's because it is.
And it's not just Toriko that has a shitty design. Look at his team mates.
She has this stupid laser gun things on her wrists.
Now that I'm done ranting about the shitty character designs, I'll move onto the plot of the episode, which was equally shitty.
The whole special consists of Luffy and Toriko running around and eating a bunch of different shit. That's basically all there is to it. Then, near the end, they decide to kill this mutant koala thing, and they do. Then, ZORO. Then, the island turns into pudding. Then, everyone leaves.
Here have some screenshots:
|This just goes to show how a little goes a long way. Luffy doesn't look like he has much muscle (even though he does) and he looks infinitely better than Toriko. God, Toriko shirtless makes me want to throw up. Disgusting.|
|There was this part where Toriko was scratched by the koala, but instead of bleeding and getting a cut, his clothes are conveniently ripped off. That's why Toriko doesn't have a shirt on in the screenshot before this. THANKS KOALA. DX|
Just so you know, I totally lost my appetite for One Piece after I watched this episode. I had been on such a roll, marathoning twelve episodes of One Piece straight, but this stupid special made me want to kill myself, so I didn't end up watching episode 493 which was almost guaranteed to be so sad, I'd be tempted to rip my heart out and throw it aggressively at the computer screen until I died or Luffy became happy again. Shit. That was a long sentence. It had, like, three commas.
It seems like all the other bloggers have forgotten about Toriko. Is anyone still watching it? If not, why did you drop it?