“Jason Todd was once a Robin -sidekick of Batman-, until he was captured, tortured, and presumed killed by the crazed Joker. Seemingly back from the dead, Jason Todd assumes the identity of ‘The Red Hood’. Red Hood: Dogs to the Fight follows Jason as he re-emerges in the Gotham underworld, starting his own lethal war on crime, starting with the elusive Black Mask and his gang.”
he spent A LOT of time in the car and his mom and him weren’t that… talkative (unless they where planning or going over back stories) so instead of spending that time in silence they would play music
He memorized the top ten charts for eight years in a row because he needed something anything to do that had nothing to do with running or he would go crazy
Neil and Mary also spent a lot of time in small dive bars (fight me on this) cause they often didn’t have cameras and was full of drunks who kept their heads down, dont ask questions, and pay no mind to a random lady and a tough lookin kid sitting by themselves at a table in the corner
What these bars lacked in size they made up for with live entertainment
Mainly Local bands that would play covers of practically anything
This is where Neil learns a lot of classics and other popular songs
Neil kept a lot of secrets (duh) but most of them where shared with Mary… some he kept himself
Like that these where his favorite night’s while on the run, he always got excited when Mary stopped the car in front of a crappy looking bar and he would see someone dragging in a drum and some speakers in through the back
He (also securely) really wants to sing with one of the small little bands at least ones but he knew it was unrealistic
One band preformed Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the machine and the song stuck with Neil for years. he knows every word
Years down the road all the foxes make playlist for long bus rides or work outs and they are all surprised when Neil actually has one to share
And it’s really Good!
It’s got a bit of everything and they transition really well (never goes from a fast song to a slow song, or a soft song to a loud song, nothing jaring)
everyone is for once happy with the playlist they all have to listen too
Now Neil is the one shocked as the Foxes unanimously elect him to be in charge of music from now on
Positives +First of all, holy shit +The protagonists are extremely likable, well-written, and complex. +I’ve never been more invested in a cast of characters +The villains are also likable, well-written, and complex. I can’t believe this show threw the most irredeemable ruthless killer at me and then made me cry over him. +A well paced, slow-burn story that starts deceptively lighthearted and then gets dark and violent and genuinely upsetting +Stellar character development. Everyone gets a turn to be the antihero and I fucking love it. +Actions have actual consequences and the show isn’t afraid to kill off characters +Intense and creative fight scenes +The Phantom Troupe arc was dope as all hell +Kurapika is the accumulation of all of my least favorite tropes but it’s played completely straight and he’s my favorite +The art gradually increases in quality. It starts off kinda mediocre but by the end of the show it’s great +It progresses almost like an RPG. The characters start off level one, with not a whole lot of skills or punch, and by the end they’re level 100 or so. The main characters don’t start off powerful (with maybe a small exception to Killua). +The characters train? They actually train to get better? This is such a little thing but you can actually watch their progress. +That *iconic* shot when Killua goes full-electric mode for the first time +It’s not cheesy! it’s not! It seems like the show that would be really cheesy with a lot of angry screaming but it’s not! +No filler! Everything is plot relevant!
Negatives -It’s been on hiatus for a while because the creator is dealing with back problems and people aren’t all that hopeful about it continuing -I need more Kurapika! The last clip of him at the very end just left me wanting to see more of him. The next arc in the manga is actually focused on Kurapika and Leorio but it won’t be animated for a while… -The Chimera Ant arc probably could have been cut down in length, and a lot of the character designs were goofy. It changed and became better, but still. -The Alluka mini-arc didn’t really do it for me. She didn’t have any character depth, she came out of nowhere, and it didn’t make me feel those sweet sweet emotions the show usually provides -Hisoka pops a boner for a 12 year old -”sorry but you take second place to alluka lol” b i t ch after everything you’d been through together? -Unfinished, for now.
Final Comments: Holy fuck I wasn’t expecting to like this show as much as I did. Easily joined my list of personal favorites. I honestly can’t even say anything but if you love that slow burn frog-in-a-frying-pan type of show then you’ll love it. The pacing is so good, I love everyone, honestly please give it a chance and don’t get turned off if the first few episodes aren’t your style.
They lunged at their enemy with everything they had. Frustrated over and over as they were tossed back, deflected, beaten. Drawing raw breaths as they were finally pinned, humiliation hot in the pit of their belly.
“You’re not a fighter,” said the voice at their ear. “That’s alright. Not everyone has to be.”
They kicked, but it did nothing.
“Let go of me!”
“Not until you get this out of your system.” Grips transferred, their wrists pinned by a single hand.
“You’re exposed like this. Easy. You’re going to get yourself killed.”
Hufflepuff: “would you two please stop fighting?”
Slytherin: “We’re not fighting, we’re having a creative discussion.”
Gryffindor: “We are too fighting!”
Slytherin: “Creative discussion.”
Slytherin: “Creative discussion!”
Ravenclaw: “ I can’t believe you two are actually having a fight over whether or not you are having a fight. ”