Spring 2019 Anime: Official Twitter Hashtags & Pages
That was it for the first season of 2019. Many good titles graced our screens, but if we want to be honest, there are too many series in the new season we have been waiting for quite a long time.
Right from the very start, we get to see an alternate scene which led Mob-kun to where he stands before the last episode ended. With good intentions, Teru sought Mob-kun’s attention and led the latter to the place where Ritsu is.
So starting out this review, Mob-kun and Ritsu’s inevitable dialogues highlight the first segment. Gundam Ritsu with pilot Dimple, who utterly thrashed their thug oppositions, were thrown out of their total sync, now that the opponent standing before them is Mob-kun. Dimple warns Ritsu. However, the younger brother got too intoxicated over the accomplishment of toppling gangsters that led Dimple to scram away since he’s fully aware that Ritsu doesn’t stand a chance against Mob-kun, and not before long, Ritsu initiates the first attack.
But given Mob-kun’s kind nature, the obvious outcome where he spares, or rather, pardon his little brother’s hostility against him can be seen from miles away. As inevitable as it is, the very lenient Mob-kun doesn’t have the tiniest intention to go battle his younger brother. More like, he even felt very happy for his sibling now that he’s awoken to being a psychic like he used to aspire. But even with the heartfelt congratulatory mood of Mob-kun, Ritsu wasn’t swayed the least and prompted him to share all his deepest secrets that he kept bottled for years to his once adored older brother.
Apparently, Ritsu said he mistook admiration because he was too scared of squabbling with Mob-kun, given the latter having psychic powers. The thought of stressing out Mob-kun, means a world of hurt for Ritsu, opting him to go the route of safeness. That spells out the focal point behind his entire goody and approachable little brother facade towards Mob-kun, because he is one to felt Mob-kun’s power before, through a flashback that was revealed from prior episodes.
Now that he feels he can finally hold his ground against Mob-kun, Ritsu continued to disapprove the safe approach he took in the past. It was his own way to get out the deepest bottled feelings out of him and probably, to let Mob-kun feel oblige to retaliate. But still, Mob-kun is still Mob-kun. He genuinely loves, adores and respect his little brother. He can’t afford to let his little brother go astray, thus, Mob-kun doing what will justify this episode’s title.
With Mob-kun now apologizing for the misdeeds of Ritsu, the beaten gangsters revive their vigor with an empty belief they can finally get revenge from Ritsu by threatening him they will beat Mob-kun. But well, that mindset was easily overturn by the appearance of the hooded adult esper standing atop the building. He now joins the scene with the entire cast and fulfils the mission he carries.
Without much introduction about him, the hooded adult esper started to rumble with his strong powers, as the evidence shows he can easily beat Ritsu without much hassle. He instantly intimidated the whole gang crowd who was just overly upbeat moments ago and reiterated the gangsters’ belief that only the strongest can do whatever they want. However, unfortunately for him, the strongest one is just a few steps away from him and he was already boiling in rage from the sight of his younger brother beaten.
Okay, let’s fast forward. Long story short, the Mob-kun versus hooded adult esper battle ends in a stalemate. While Mob-kun dominated the latter half of their battle and ultimately showed he is a league above the hooded adult esper, the latter, paired with experience, managed to find a way to saved his life from the 100% rampaging Mob-kun with the use of an improvised spray by one of his hated colleagues that helped him escaped from Mob-kun with Ritsu on his hand.
After the hooded adult esper got away, Mob-kun earned the cheers of the gangsters who realized he is White T Poison. However, albeit unconscious on his feet, he is still dangerous as Teru, stated and this point marks the ending of the short, yet grandiose psychic battle segment.
The following scene is all about Reigen performing a masterful play involving his skills as a first-rate massage specialist. Lucky for him, there’s no supernatural elements involved with his current client making good use of his vast knowledge. As usual, the segment had Reigen talking nonsense whilst injecting some bit of natural logic to earn his client’s trust. So he performed a Himalayas-salt-exorcism-with-incense-massage that ultimately ended the matter without a problem.
Waking up in the penultimate segment, is Mob-kun in Teru’s apartment. Still agitated from his inability to rescue his little brother, he pointed out his frustration towards Dimple at one point. But while the ghost is somewhat to blame, he also holds the truth by saying he is not involved and doesn’t know who the kidnappers of Ritsu are.
But don’t forget that’s still Teru and he apparently knows some of the details about the kidnappers. He disclosed all that he knows and told Mob-kun that they’re a group called “Claw” who shelters over a hundred of trained psychics. At the same time, Teru also mentioned that while they aren’t as strong as the Naturals like him and Mob-kun, their overwhelming numbers could impose a terrible disadvantage to them. Teru straightforwardly warned Mob-kun of the impeding danger that can lead to death should the latter go out there to rescue his brother. But we all knew Mob-kun’s tendencies and what his decision is, he’s not the type to cower while his precious sibling is on danger. With him adamantly resolute to go out there and save Ritsu, Teru, who was just on the end of the persuading side earlier, was the one being persuaded, thus ultimately forming a very formidable duo. Oh, right, there’s also Dimple to account to, who remembered of the research facility Ritsu is frequenting lately. As they went to that facility, they learned more of the circumstances that will help them plan out their rescue mission that will take place in the next episode.
So concluding this episode is the scene where Ritsu along with his fellow peers from the Awakening Lab, finally arriving at the Japanese Claw HQ deeply located at a certain forest. What awaits them and how will Mob-kun and Teru duo with Dimple saves them from their blight situation? Ta-da, the end!
So finally, the momentum and spotlight now shifts towards Mob-kun and I’m sure, those who have missed him will be delighted with this episode. Teru, who’s now with him also seemed like a very dependable guy and the prospect of them being a duo looks very promising given they are suppose to infiltrate the enemy territory next episode. So like usual, save some time before going to work, to school, or to sleep by the next Tuesday. We already had a taste of intense psychic battles from before, but I can guarantee, more of them are still ahead so stay tuned like usual, okay?
Goodbye and have a nice day!