Posted by psgels on 29 May 2011 with categories: Tiger & Bunny



This show is a delight to watch, even when Lunatic goes on a holiday. Instead, this episode was about the Dragon Kid and like all of the previous that were meant to highlight a particular character, it gave a complete new meaning to her.

what’s more though: even in those episodes, the series continues to build the bond between the important characters, even when they’re not the focus. This episode was also about Kotetsu and his daughter, Barnaby becoming more open about his trauma. This was all made possible by a seemingly silly story at first: taking care of a baby. Because of it though, we even got to see the producer woman being put into a situation that would have been impossible to film (the son of the major getting kidnapped would be… really hard to explain), reducing her to a simple assistant, rather than someone who always gives out orders. All of that was really refreshing. This really was an episode where characters could relate to each other.

The only pity is that the main villains this time only played such a small role. Girls with those abilities deserve to be more than just child kidnappers. I know that it makes perfect sense for the three of them to team up, but they could have been featured in a story that took a bit more advantage of their abilities. Right now they were held back by the one major flaw in storytelling of this series: the way that the main characters are criminal magnets. I know that this series does this to prove its point about superheroes and all, but in this case it prevented a bunch of potentially awesome villains to shine even more.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

9 Responses

  1. Cytl says:

    Loved Dragon Kid this episode. The episode was ok but my only real complain is how much Bunny changed after Kotetsu saved him (one of the classic cliches).

  2. synkronized says:

    The episode handled the whole parents and children plot thread quite well. They really took advantage of the fact that the main character has a father’s viewpoint which adds such a fresh perspective. Especially with Bunny and Dragon talking about parents, his opinion gave them a lot more insight.

    About the Bunny and Tiger dynamic. I didn’t think Bunny’s change had a night and day vibe. It feels like Tiger has gradually cracked Bunny over the course of the series and him saving Bunny’s ass came as the breakthrough. At least they established a rapport before things changed.

  3. Joojoobees says:

    I like Dragon Kid. She has great powers, and is cool. I kind of wish she had a better feature episode, though. Still it was good to get an inside glimpse at her character.

  4. Puran says:

    I don’t think the change in bunny was that dramatic. He had already warmed up to tiger but was just continuing to act the way he did in the start. Now that Tiger was actually hurt because of him he just dropped the act.

  5. TCoFAutumn says:

    Ik ben 2 weken geleden begonnen deze serie te kijken en het valt me beslist niet tegen! In al z’n simplisme en misschien een beetje standaard plot doen ze het toch wel heel erg goed om alles anders en toch stijlvol te presenteren. Ik hoop dat ze dit vol kunnen houden op deze manier.

    Toch wel bedankt dat je hem blogt, anders had ik hem nooit gevonden :)

  6. hikaru says:

    I feel that seeing Bunny get drunk (it’s implied right?) with Tiger means that he’s really actually opening up to Tiger. And I like it.

    I laughed a lot at Karina’s reaction to Tiger being a husband and father! Part of me wondered if the shock was due to her crushing on Tiger even if its just a bit….but the realistic part of me attributed it to those roles just not matching with his image ^_^;

  7. kallen says:

    Another good episode yet a bit subdued as compared to the rest… I feel there could have been alot more to DragonKid and the storyline but as it was it was good….There is one thing that bothers me though with this episode- Kotetsu in the fire with the stun gun, something about it just felt off to me, out of character. I know there was a purpous to it with Barnaby, but I dunno, it might just be me… none the less, I can only wonder what the next episode will bring with a title like “calm before the storm” I fear there is some great tragedy mounting

  8. gandalf8 says:

    I really liked this episode. The babysitting job turned out to be an interesting plot device in fleshing out Dragon Kid (aka Pai Lin), while seeing Barnaby opening up to Kotetsu made me feel warm inside lol. I totally cracked up when Barnaby saved Agnes and she was leaning in his arms, with a shot that usually precedes a kiss, but is then broken by Agnes loudly complaining about her ruined favorite skirt.

    The best moment in this episode for me though was when Kotetsu finally revealed to the other heroes that he’s already married with a kid. Blue Rose and Fire Emblem’s expressions were totally priceless, and seeing Blue Rose cracking up at the thought was just hilarious. This really made me wish there will be a Valentine’s Day episode, just to see if Blue Rose (or, god forbid, Fire Emblem) will be giving any chocolates to Kotetsu.

  9. GreenGreen says:

    I can’t believe the hero team spent all that time together without realizing Tiger has a daughter. Btw, at that scene, even Origami opened his eyes and was interested.

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  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 09:11 PM)
    But I agree with Bam in that the show has lots of moments where it shines, namely in the action and the entertaining character interactions. If I was interested more so in a character story rather than an overall plot, I’m sure I’d like Eva a lot more. Certain shows work really well purely off that principle like Phantasia, but by the time I got to Eva I’d gotten relatively desensitized to those character tropes. Shinji didn’t help much either.
  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 09:07 PM)
    There’s no narrative thrusts throughout the show, it’s just scenes happening to get from one action set piece to the next all the while shoving blatant symbolism in your face. The little plot there is feels incredibly weak, aside from the world building there’s no clear objective besides a vague idea of defeating angels and something about Gendo that’s almost background noise with how little it affects the story.
  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 09:03 PM)
    Having started watching anime only in the mid 2000s despite occasionally seeing them on TV during the 90s, I come from a school of thought that emphasizes coherence more than anything else, basically I want the story to have focus. And while Eva’s influence on character archetypes and animation cannot be argued, I still think the story in Eva is pretty bad.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 07:56 PM)
    Judging purely visually I agree some leeway must be given due to the technical limitations of the time but all of my issues with the series is not visual related but story.
    I have admitted that I don’t hate Eva and I do like aspects of it. But do you really need me to give it praise? There is plenty giving it praise. I see no reason to join the choir.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 07:51 PM)
    Now you are just flying off the hook.
    I understand Eva’s cultural significance, and it’s effect on the medium. I just deem it irrelevant when judging the anime itself. For you see dear boy, if you are going to place EVA above modern anime then you must judge it by modern standards. If it falls short you can’t just bring up historic significance to wave away it’s problems.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:46 PM)
    I praised Fate/Zero for its story, pacing and charismatic protagonist. UBW I agreed to its superb battle animation and overall quality of first cour. Now when someone watches EoE or Eva Rebuild 2.2 and comments on nothing of quality, then who is the biased one here really?
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:34 PM)
    If anything at least call Shinji a shitty annoying character- cuz even I won’t deny that.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:25 PM)
    When I mean discussion I don’t mean a series of personal likes and dislikes- but judging objective elements: plot consistency, animation quality, restrain in fan-service and pandering, over reliance on tropes and cliches, etc. Otherwise we all have our different preferences.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:20 PM)
    I agree with the cons of Eva, as well as its strengths. Same with Fate. Being pessimistic is a stance, not inherently a flaw. The setting of Eva predicates that tone. If anything I have a bias towards Berserk, and that’s mostly all out of nostalgia.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:16 PM)
    Also what ladies? Even the “gentlemen” part is stretching it. It’s very easy for someone who didn’t follow anime 20 years ago to criticize one of its most historic moments. At least this Tenka Seiha fella doesn’t talk smack about what he doesn’t really understand.

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