mister-justice

Alright so my viewing of Samurai Flamenco went something like this.

- Episode 1: What the fuck am I watching.
- Episode 2: Seriously what the actual fuck. 
- Episode 3: Who the fuck is this red ax guy and what the shit is this show.
- Episode 4: Like sure they’re all cute and endearing and stuff and I want the two male leads to jump each other but WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHOW.
- Episode 5: Ka deep breaths you’re not supposed to take this too seriously.
- Episode 6: Ugggh the internet says to hold until episode seven be strong.
- Episode 7: A… gorilla?
- Episode 8: WHAT THE FUCK ARE ALL OF THESE THINGS.
- Episode 9: … Yeah I still don’t know whether I’m enjoying this or whether I want to burn his entire anime to the ground
- Episode 10: WELL THIS GOT REALLY REAL REALLY FAST. Uggggh holy shit Marie and Moe I’m so sorry. o_O I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS.
- Episode 11: Oh my god it’s the fucking Power Rangers.
- Episode 12: Yes okay thanks for the introduction of a cute-as-fuck nerd whom I’d like to lick all over it’s definitely much appreciated.
- Episode 13: Oooooh the government being shady I could get on board with this plotline.
- Episode 14: OF COURSE THERE’S A SURPRISE TWIN.
- Episode 15: HIS NAME IS MISTER JUSTICE AND HE’S WEARING RED, WHITE AND BLUE AND DRIVING AROUND JAPAN WITH A FREAKING STAR-SPANGLED TRANSPORT TRUCK WHILE HUMMING THE US ANTHEM alright I’m just gonna slow clap it out for a bit cause that’s brilliant.
- Episode 16: … That moment when you realize that a shonen-geared anime about a male-model-turned-superhero actually: a) smashes some serious gender norms; b) has a queer relationship between two women that isn’t hypersexualized for the male audience; c) passes the Bechdel test with flying colours; d) features two female characters punching each other out over their relationships with each other (not daintily slapping each other over some boy), and their relationships with their third female companion; and e) actually has some pretty realistic portrayals of what can happen to someone who’s been through trauma.
- Episode 17: GOD I SHIP GOTO AND MASAYOSHI SO HARD but Goto’s loyalty to his girlfriend is beautiful fuck it alright I’m gonna have to OT3 this shit. AND YOU HAD BETTER MAKE IT BACK FROM THAT ALIEN SHIP.
- Episode 18: Okay wow the line about people being more honest while sitting on riverbanks was beautiful, I will definitely give this show that one, for sure. 
- Episode 19: I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA AND PTSD AND ALL THIS FUCKING ANGST JFC GOTO I AM SO SO SORRY.
- Episode 20: Alright, so, first off: “Shall I kill Goto-san?” “If you do that, I’ll kill you!” - I just felt my heart start to ache, holy shit, that was brilliantly done; and secondly - you two idiots actually just made me cry. Like. God. THIS STARTED OUT AS SOME SURREAL LITTLE RIDICULOUS SUPERHERO ANIME HOW WE EVER END UP HERE MY HEART HURTS SO MUCH.
- Episode 21: WHEN DID I GET SO INVESTED IN ALL OF THESE CHARACTERS also you stupid little middle-school shit if you hurt Goto I will climb into my screen and end you. ALSO, YOU KNOW WHAT LOVE IS, YOU LOVE THAT POLICEMAN, YOU JUST HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT YET.
- Episode 22: … Did that actually just happen? That… wow, that actually just happened. Well. That was rather beautiful. And one of the most gloriously gay things I’ve ever seen. And I still can’t believe that this anime ever got as awesome as it did. EEEE PRECIOUS DARLING FIGURED OUT WHAT LOVE MEANT and everyone made it through alive and ughhh I might possibly be a bit weepy again YAY HAPPY ENDINGS FOR EVERYONE 8D YA’LL MADE IT THROUGH ALIVE now can Goto and Masayoshi please go and get married.

Tl;dr: After the first few episodes, I was expecting a surreal, ridiculous show about superhero wannabes; and instead I got psychological trauma, impressive relationship-building, plot development, awesome queer characters, actual legit feels, awesome friendships, some serious meta on the superhero world, some major character development, kick-ass female characters, a few tears, an awesome cast of supporting characters, and a beautiful headcanon that Goto and Masayoshi get married as hell when the anime is over. Just… wow.

Prince Wu is my favorite character now ok

  • He’s super fun
  • He just wants a friend, the poor dorkbag, and he has chosen Mako to be that friend
  • He clearly has no friends but he’s trying
  • He’s not a brat, but he is pretty damn spoiled all the same
  • He’s buddy buddy and doesn’t use his authority to abuse anybody (at least, not that we’ve seen) and he doesn’t talk down on anybody
  • HIS DANCE MOVES THO (can you imagine how much fun and equally painstaking it must have been to animate that dance)

In all seriousness if he becomes a permanent fixture in team Avatar I will celebrate with a dance

his dance

Plus he could learn a lot from mister justice man and his world-saving friends

5 Characters That Deserve a Spotlight in DC Rebirth

By Vincent Faust

(This was originally published on April 19, 2017)

The DC Universe: Rebirth one-shot came out in May 2016. Next month will make a full year of this fantastic era of DC comics.

Amazingly, not a single title has been canceled yet. All 32 books have been running fairly smoothly. Only three of those (Justice League of America, Super Sons and Batwoman) have been introduced since the initial planned waves, though one of which was teased from the start.

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