Fate Grand Order Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia Episode 5 :Recap and Review

Enkidu's joy at fighting Gilgamesh
Enkidu’s joy at fighting Gilgamesh

Season 1, Episode 5: Gilgamesh’s Travels

Enkidu and King Gilgamesh meet again

King Gilgamesh shows up to give Ritsuka, Merlin, Mash and Ana their assignment personally. The mission, “survey the water quality of the Persian Gulf.” Their basically expected to retrieve seawater. Merlin and Ana remain behind, but Gilgamesh tags along. As he walks through a village her greets the villagers. He seems very pleasant. The reason he seems to tagging along is largely due to boredom. He demands that Ritsuka and Mash “entertain him” with tales of their past adventures. Gilgamesh is amused by the stories. They arrive at the observatory. Ritsuka introduces himself and they retrieve the jars of water. When Mash and Ritsuka take a break, the King remains behind.

While waiting on a beach, something heads towards them at high speeds. Mash activates her shield. It’s Enkidu. However, Mash doesn’t believe that it Enkidu. Mash charges toward Enkidu, while blocking and dodging chains. Dr. Romani tells them that the fighting style is a “specialty” of Gilgamesh. Enkidu says that it is the most “optimal” way to fight. Mash is overwhelmed and drops her shield. Before Enkidu can manage to land a devastating blow, Gilgamesh blocks his attack. Enkidu seems to have an adverse reaction to seeing Gilgamesh. Enkidu attacks, but King Gilgamesh blocks it with ease.

King Gilgamesh verses the impostor Enkidu

Mash tells King Gilgamesh that this Enkidu is a fake. The battle between Gilgamesh and Enkidu is epic as is typical for this series. However, the fighting seems to always be secondary to the conversation that accompanies it. Usually there’s no sense of urgency when watching these conflicts. From a cool standpoint there worth watching, the just never seem to match to the story. Regardless, Gilgamesh parts the sky, attacking Enkidu with thunder. Simultaneously, Enkidu attacks with chains, grabbing Gilgamesh’s leg. While going in for the “kill,” Enkidu appears to glitch. The attack misses it’s mark, leaving a crater. Enkidu flees. Unexpectedly, King Gilgamesh admits that “if he [Enkidu] had intended to do so, all of them would have died.”

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The Seven Deadly Sins Episode 5 : Recap and Review

The Seven Deadly Sins Season 4 Episode 5. The Ten Commandments, Derieri and Monspeet are unconscious after Elisabeth uses her powers on them.
The Ten Commandments, Derieri and Monspeet unconscious

Season 1, Episode 5: Emotional Maelstrom

Elisabeth uses her powers to save Derieri and Monspeet

In episode 5 of Seven Deadly Sins, we continue the trail given to Diane and King by the Ten Commandments, Gloxinia and Drole. Sent back 3,000 years in a past Britannia, they joined the battle between the Goddess Clan and Demon Clan. In the previous episode, Derieri and Monspeet became Indura. Meanwhile, Gowther and Melascula worked behind the scenes of the Holy war. Elisabeth interfered in the conflict between Derieri, Monspeet and Ludociel. Elisabeth’s mysterious power erupts. Instead of killing them, she wants to “save,” them. However, their darkness resists her light. Ludociel doesn’t accept Elisabeth’s plan to save the demons.

He orders Sariel and Tarmiel to join him in killing Meliodas and the other Ten Commandments. However, they help Elisabeth instead. Bolstered by their aid, she is successful in reversing the effect of Indura. Ludociel tries to kill the now motionless Derieri and Monspeet. However, Diane and King stop him. Despite the end of the battle with the Indura, Ludociel contacts Nerobasta to call Mae. However, when she snaps out of it, she realizes that Growth and Melascula are in front of the gate of Heaven. They plan on making the Gate of Heaven into a Gate of the Demon Realm.

The Seven Deadly Sins Season 4 Episode 5. The real Gowther, the Ten Commandment, Selflessness
The real Gowther, the Ten Commandment, Selflessness

The real Ten Commandment, Gowther appears

Nerobasta calls to her fairy, giant and human allies. However, the humans have a different plan. They have joined forces with the demons and plan to help them kill the fairies and giants off. While, Diane and King are rushing to the Gate of Heaven, they encounter Gowther. What frustrates me about this arc is that, Diane and King know that their in the past and inside the bodies of Gloxinia and Drole. Yet, their constantly talking as if they’re themselves. It’s not that anyone will find out who they are but it is annoying that they seem to forget that this is a trail. Telling Gowther seems even dumber. Gowther turns out to be a Ten Commandment in this time but a member of the Seven Deadly Sins in theirs.

While the fairies are begin massacred, Gowther attacks Diane and King. He needs to prevent them from reaching the gate, until the Demon gate can be formed. Melascula is shocked at what she created. He tricked her into creating the gate to the Demon Realm’s prison. The real Gowther is inside and used the opportunity to escape. This episode ends with the real Gowther stating that he plans to say “goodbye” to this world.

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The Top Ten highest grossing anime or manga media franchises (Part 2)

5. Gundam – $26 Billion

Gundam is one of the most storied anime series. The franchised originated in 1979 with Mobile Suit Gundam. A series that defined the “real robot” mecha genre. Gundam has spawned television series, OVA’s, films, manga, novels, video games and Gunpla (model robots). Gunpla is 90 percent of the Japanese character plastic model market. The majority of Gundam’s revenue comes from retail sales (25 Billion).


4. Jump Comics (Shonen Jump) – $40 Billion

Cover of Shonen Jump

Primarily a line of manga magazines, Jump Comics, are created by Shueisha. Beginning in 1968 it was renamed Weekly Shonen Jump. Now including anime and video games, Shonen Jump has become a massive franchise. Most of it’s revenue is generated from manga magazines and manga sales.


3. Anpanman – $60 Billion

Anpanman is a Japanese children’s superhero picture book written by Takashi Yanase. It ran from 1973 until Yanase death in 2013. It has been adapted into a popular anime series for young children in Japan. Anpanman is a superhero with a anpan for a head. He battles against an evil germ Baikinman. Appearing on children products, from clothing to snack foods to toys. Anpanman has inspired One Punch Man and K-pop song “Anpanman” by BTS.


2. Hello Kitty – $80 Billion

Hello Kitty is a fictional character created by Sanrio. A female Japanese Bobtail, with a red bow and no mouth. She’s a third grade student, that lives outside of London. With a media franchise that includes a product line, clothing apparel, toy-line, manga and anime series. Created in 1974, Hello Kitty is worth about $8 billion dollars a year.


1. Pokemon – $95 Billion

The top media franchise is Pokemon. Created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 the franchise became a video game in 1996. The original video games series is the second highest selling behind Nintendo’s Mario, selling 340 million copies and 1 billion mobile downloads. It’s anime series has over 20 seasons and 1,000 episodes. The Pokemon franchise includes the top selling trading card game (27.2 billion cards sold), books, manga, music, anime films and a theme park.

Enen no Shouboutai Season 1, Episode 15: Recap and Review

Sho Kusakabe learning about Shinra's Adolla Link
Sho Kusakabe learning about Shinra’s Adolla Link

Season 1, Episode 15: The Blacksmith’s Dream

Vulcan’s dream to return the animals to life

Episode 15 of Enen no Shouboutai, begins with Yona and Arrow, Knights of the Ashen Flame debriefing Sho Kusakabe on Shinra. They inform him that Haran has been “martyred.” Arrow notes that Shinra’s Adolla Link was connected to the demon. Sho claims that he “want’s it (Adolla Link) at any cost.” Sho says that next time her will go. Meanwhile, Oda deals with forensic scientists, Viktor Licht. He’s been assigned to Company 8’s lacking forensic team. We already know that Licht has a connection to Joker. Things get off to a rocky start when he fails to salute with the proper hand.

Licht creepy grabs Shinra’s feet, hoping to touch the feet that produce the Adolla Link. Top of his class, Viktor Licht, headed the “applied pyrokinesiology lab” at Haijima Heavy Industries. Viktor isn’t humble, admitting to his own “brilliance.” Princess Hibana questions why he’s at Company 8. Viktor begs to be allowed to join them. Besides, Company 8 doesn’t even have an engineer. The don’t but they have an idea who they should recruit, Vulcan. He’s been difficult to recruit so far. It seems unlikely that a small company like the eighth, right?

Yu and Lisa
Yu and Lisa

Who’s the crackerjack engineer, Vulcan?

A “God of Fire and the Forge,” Vulcan is profoundly skilled. He does have a hatred for Haijima and the Special Fire Force for their association. However, Oda is sure that Shinra, Arthur and Iris can get him to join. He tells them to go in street clothing but don’t mislead him. Hibana is certain that this is waste of everybody’s time. Vulcan lives in a junkyard. When Shinra and Arthur introduce themselves, Vulcan throws soda cans at them. Vulcan tells them that he won’t help Fire Soldiers. However, his apprentice, Yu agrees to listen to their pitch. Due to his disdain of Haijima, they used their influence to stop his suppliers. Yu notes that there’s a deeper reason for his hatred.

However, before he can tell them, Shinra vouches for Company 8’s difference. Yu allows them inside Vulcan’s home. There they meet Lisa and witness Vulcan in action. He swings his wrenches like drumsticks, beating on his machine. He then kicks it into a wall. Vulcan explains that “if a machine would break that easily . . . it’s no different than a defective unit.” After some hi-jinks as he realizes that Shinra, Arthur and Iris are inside, a guess arrives. Outside, Vulcan and the 3rd Company Captain Giovanni meet. Giovanni stopped the supply line to pressure Vulcan to join them. Vulcan accuses Giovanni of murdering his father and grandfather. Giovanni mocks Vulcan’s dream.

Vulcan’s machine the projected his dream

Vulcan’s dream to resurrect the animals

Shinra offers Company 8’s help. For some reason, Iris begins randomly pressing buttons. The incompetence of Shinra, Arthur and Iris has a charming effect on Vulcan. He offers to show them something to make their trip worth it. He shows them a machine that projects images of sea creatures in the ocean, elephants and birds. Vulcan’s dream is to bring the now extinct animals back to life. However, he doesn’t have the technology to do so. We learn that Lisa lost her parents to an Infernal. Homeless, Vulcan took her in. She informs them that Vulcan’s father and grandfather both turned into Infernals at the same time.

However, he doesn’t believe that it was random. He thinks that Giovanni has something to do with it. Formerly, an apprentice of Vulcan’s, Giovanni then went to work for Haijima. Vulcan’s family has always had a bad relationship with Haijima. As Lisa head inside, Shinra’s Adolla Link sense’s Giovanni’s intent to kill Vulcan. This episode exceeded my expectations. The end result, Vulcan joining Company 8, is obvious. However, Fire Force complicated the recruitment enough. Vulcan will certainly bring Yu and Lisa along. However, Company 8 is going to continue to prove to be a problem for Haijima. How will they react? I’m excited to see what Giovanni is capable of.

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The Top Ten highest grossing anime or manga media franchises (Part 1)

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion – $16.3 Billion


Neon Genesis Evangelion was created in 1994 by Hideaki Anno and Gainax. An apocalyptic mecha series that focused on the military organization NERV as they fight beings called Angels, to save humanity. Primarily an anime series, Evangelion has expanded to include, merchandising, karaoke, music, manga and Pachinko. It’s currently owned by Khara Studios.


9. Yu-Gi-Oh! – $20 Billion


Yu-Gi-Oh was created in 1996. A Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Kazuki Takahashi. The plot follows the story of Yugi Mutou as he tries to solve the ancient Millennium Puzzle. The manga has resulted in a massive media franchise that includes a trading card game, video games and a anime series.


8. One Piece – $21 Billion

One Piece is the most successful manga series of all time. Created in 1997 by Eiichiro Oda, the story centers on Monkey D. Luffy as he explores the Grand Line in hopes of finding “One Piece.” Having sold over 450 million copies, the iconic series has expanded it’s reach. With several movies, an anime, video games and merchandising the series has developed into massive revenue.


7. Fish of the North Star – $22 Billion

Created in 1983, the Fist of the North Star manga series was written by Buronson and drawn by Tetsuo Hara. 245 chapters were collected in 27 volumes by Shueisha. Set in a world destroyed by nuclear war, the series follows Kenshiro as he uses his Hokuto Shinken martial art to give his enemies a gory death. While Fist of the North Star has included games, merchandise, anime and manga, the series mostly makes money from Pachinko and arcades.


6. Dragon Ball – $24.3 Billion

Dragon Ball is the storied series from Akira Toriyama. Created in 1984, Dragon Ball started out as a popular manga series. Eventually Dragon Ball became the second highest selling manga series of all time. It was adapted into two anime series, Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Through several companies, Dragon Ball has developed merchandising, films, both animated and live action, collectibles, trading cards and many video games.