Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 7: Recap and Review

Episode 7 – “Assault”

Jujutsu Kaisen has been teasing us regarding the “strongest sorcerer,” Gojo. Episode 7, “Assault,” gives us a glimpse of Gojo’s power. We weren’t misled. Jogo attacks Gojo, attempting to crush him. He misses and crashes into the road. Jogo creates a volcano behind Gojo that erupts, releasing magma into the forest. As typical for anime, Jogo believes that he killed Gojo. Gojo emerges from the magma unharmed. He marvels at Jogo’s ability to speak and his abundance of cursed energy. Gojo believes that because he’s above Sukuna’s current level, Jogo is an “unregistered special grade.” Gojo is excited to fight.

Jogo uses Ember Insects. Gojo stops them by appearing to create a “glitch” around him. This stops the insects. However, they explode using sound. Gojo avoids the attack but not Jogo’s follow up. Once again Jogo is surprised that Gojo is unharmed. Gojo explains that this is because of the “infinity” that’s between them. From this point on Gojo dominates the fight before unleashing Cursed Technique Reversal: Red. Jogo accepts that he’s not strong enough to defeat Gojo. Suddenly, Gojo returns with Yuji. He intends for his student to watch the rest of the fight. Gojo specifically wants to teach Yuji about Domain Expansion. When Jogo calls Gojo a “fool” for bringing Yuji, Gojo responds that it won’t matter because Jogo is too “weak.” This enrages Jogo, who then activates his Domain.

Coffin of the Iron Mountain

Jogo’s domain is a lava pit inside a mountain. Gojo explains that “Domain Expansion buffs the user’s abilities and imbues the user’s innate technique into it as well. Additionally, all abilities unleashed within a Domain Expansion will always hit their target.” He also states that you can counter the “automatic hit” with a Cursed Technique. However, he thinks that countering a Domain with your Domain is best. He removes his blindfold revealing his bright blue eyes and activating his Domain Expansion: Unlimited Void. Gojo traps Jogo in an environment that overwhelms his sense with too much information, paralyzing him. Gojo decapitates Jogo and ends the Domain.

As Gojo interrogates Jogo, Hanami and Geto watch from afar. Geto leaves not wanting to be seen. He leaves Hanami to rescue Jogo. The latter refuses to tell Gojo anything. Hanami sends a spear-like plant into the ground creating beautiful flowers on the ground. The flowers appear to make Yuji and Gojo passive. Distracted, Hanami escapes with Jogo’s head. Gojo doesn’t pursue. He tells Yuji that he wants him and the other to become powerful enough to defeat Jogo. Geto heads to the Cursed Spirits hideout. We are introduced to Mahito a zombie looking spirit with two different eyes. Hanami and Jogo arrive. After fighting Gojo, Jogo agrees to Geto’s plan. Seal Gojo on October 31st in Shibuya. 

Gojo must be sealed

The outcome of the fight was never in doubt. However, witnessing Gojo’s power gave us two things. First, a greater understanding of his power and why he’s considered so strong, and secondly, a better understanding of the fight mechanics of Jujutsu Kaisen. Speaking of which, the concept of Domains is interesting. The fact that all attacks are “guaranteed” to hit was particularly surprising. The series will likely undermine that aspect but I hope we get to see how it would work at least once. Now that we’ve seen Gojo’s power, we know that the only way to defeat him is by sealing him. I’m curious if Gojo will train Nobara and Megumi. I can’t imagine that they would get the same level of training from second-year students. Regardless, I’m excited about the Goodwill Event. 

Haikyuu!! To the Top Episode 19: Recap and Review

Episode 19 – “The Ultimate Challengers”

Haikyuu!! To the Top episode 19 returns to the match between Karasuno and Inarizaki. Karasuno is down 7-14 as Atsumu serves. He delivers a float serve toward Nishinoya who is unable to return it. Atsumu scores a service ace. Daichi realizes that Inarizaki has tried to avoid Nishinoya except for Atsumu. Suguru explains that “Atsumu is most likely doing this because it will cause the rest of the team to become uneasy with receives if their best receiver is left useless.” When the teams return to the court, Atsumu serves again to Nishinoya. He fails to return it. Nishinoya begins to do finger push-ups as punishment. Atsumu serves against Nishinoya one more time, however, this time Nishinoya can receive the ball. Tanaka sends the ball towards Asahi. The latter isn’t able to hit a powerful spike but manages to get the ball over. 

Get Inarizaki off their game

The Inarizaki team can get the return past Tsukishima. With a ten-point lead, Atsumu serves again but it’s out. Karasuno now serves. Asahi hit a powerful serve, Aran can receive it but the ball was so powerful that it returns to Karasuno’s side. Asahi serves again and Aran can receive it. Osamu and Suna make the return and Suna can get the ball past Tsukishima. Atsumu states that “Suna has an easier time getting past blockers the more talented they are.” Daichi encourages his team to get “Inarizaki off their game.” Ginjima serves up next. Nishinoya makes the receive and Kageyama sets to Tsukishima. Suna can get a “one-touch on the spike.” Karasuno and Inarizaki have a spirited rally that results in Aran slamming the spike. Karasuno hopes to put pressure on Aran, Sugawara aims his serve at the ace. After another spirited rally, Karasuno hits an error. 

Pinch server, Heisuke Riseki, subs in for Suna. He serves, but Asahi gets the receive, and Hinata and Kageyama score with a quick. Its Karasunos turn to serve and they score an ace. Kageyama’s powerful serve draws attention. Hinata comments that he’s become “Kalm Kageyama.” He explains that Kageyama has “entered a calming state in which he is performing at his very best and mostly happens when he is playing against a powerful opponent.” Kageyama gets another service ace, followed by an Inarizaki error. Aran can stop the string of points from Karasuno. Osamu hits a wild serve. Suddenly, the Inarizaki team captain is subbed in surprising his team. 


Fire Force Episode 19 and 20: Recap and Review

The Nether Zone

Fire Force episode 19 begins a new arc focusing on the Nether. Maki takes center stage. Her father, General Danro Oze, receives a report from the Special Fire Force. He’s an intimidating figure. The Oze family get together for the first time in years. They mock Maki’s appearance for being too buff. Regardless, the dynamic of the Oze family is typical. Her brother heads down into the Nether to investigate the strange smells coming from the area. Along with his colleague, they investigate the strange smells coming from the equipment room. Inside they find Infernal insects and realize that it was a White Clad lab. Suddenly, a White Clad suicide bomber appears and kills himself. The lab is destroyed but Maki’s brother survived. General Oze upon hearing this, demands that the Military be involved in investigating the White Clad.

The 8th is asked to join a joint mission into the Nether. Maki receives orders from the military to return. She doesn’t want to go but when Hinawa tells her to go back she relents. After introductions, Special Fire Force Company 2 and Company 8 explore the Nether together. Fire Force episode 20 focuses on this exploration. This episode was strange. It felt like it had a horror element to it and it felt like it was more bloody than the series is generally. The companies encounter Infernals. The second company open fires and are quickly overwhelmed. I was shocked that they were so quickly defeat considering that they’re military and Maki is so skilled. The episode makes a weird decision. Several of the company 2 members get short flashbacks, one with his fiance, another with his pregnant wife, and the last one with his sneaker. 

Juggernaut verses Orochi

They all are killed by Infernals and reanimated by Ritsu. The scene may have been intended to be funny but it was awkwardly executed. Platoon Leader Hajiki is given more introduction than his company 2 comrades but he’s then decapitated by a White Clad, Orochi. Enraged, Juggernaut overcomes his cowardice and attacks Orochi. At first, he creates a machine gun, but its countered by Orochi’s Medusa Whip. She then begins to strike at Juggernaut’s inflated body, drawing blood. Juggernaut’s ability to regenerate his uniform is never explained but borders on the ridiculous. Regardless, he’s able to use this ability effectively. Juggernaut can hit Orochi with a massive bomb resulting in the obliteration of Orochi. It’s not clear that what happened to Juggernaut, but it appears that he may not survive. 


Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6: Recap and Review

Jogo is fired up in episode 6 of Jujutsu Kaisen.
Jogo is fired up

Episode 6 – “After the Rain”

Jujutsu Kaisen episode 6, After the Rain, opens inside of Sukuna’s mind. Sukuna offers Yuji a deal he will fix his heart in exchange for the ability to use Yuji’s body for one minute and for Yuji to forget the conversation. Yuji initially rejects the offer. Sukuna offers to refrain from hurting anyone within the minute. Yuji doesn’t trust Sukuna to keep his deal. However, Sukuna explains that a pact made with Jujutsu “cannot be broken or else Sukuna will be punished.” They agree to fight to the death to determine whether the pack is agreed to. Sukuna instantly cuts off the top of Yuji’s head. In the morgue, Gojo tells Ijichi that he hoped to break the “foundations of the Jujutsu community” to do this he needs to raise Sorcerers with more progressive ideals.

He reveals that students like Yuta Okkotsu and Hakari have the potential to surpass him. Suddenly, Yuji wakes up. Gojo excited to see his star pupil high fives him. He later tells Shoko to leave Yuji as deceased in the reports. Gojo will train Yuji in private. Elsewhere, in the diner, Suguru Geto and the Cursed Spirits continue to discuss how to deal with Gojo. Geto tells Jogo that he is unlikely to survive a battle with Gojo. He suggests that they use a special grade cursed object called Prison Realm. This gets Jogo so excited that he begins to heat up. This results in a waiter sensing the danger, quitting, and running out. His boss takes over his table (Jogo’s) and catches on fire. Suddenly, all the other people in the diner catch fire and die. 

I wanted to pull off a Spirit Gun

In every anime, it’s important to set the limits of the power systems. Gojo displays the difference between Cursed Energy and a Cursed Technique by blasting two cans. He compares Cursed Energy to ” electricity and Cursed Techniques to the appliances fueled by it.” However, much to Yuji’s disappointment Gojo tells him that he can’t learn Cursed Techniques. In Jujutsu Kaisen, sorcerers are born with “Innate Techniques” and Yuji won’t be able to gain 80% of Sorcerer skills. Gojo explains that Sorcerers must “train to control their negative emotions so they don’t waste Cursed Energy.” To gain this ability, he has Yuji watch movies. The goal is to have the movies trigger emotional reactions and then have him pour Cursed Energy into one of Principal’s dolls. 

As Gojo is driving to his meeting with the Kyoto Jujutsu High principal he has Ijichi pull over and leave him at the side of the road. Suddenly, he’s attacked by Jojo. The episode ends with Gojo asking him “who he is?” Jujutsu Kaisen episode 6 introduces one of the oddest training methods in anime. I like how the series is willing to use modern elements like movies and acknowledges other anime series. I liked the fact that they named checked the iconic techniques from anime like Yu Yu HakushoDragon Ball, and Bleach. Powers systems can make or break a series and can be difficult to balance them. So far it seems like Jujutsu Kaisen is trying to find a way to balance. If they limit what each character can learn from birth then this may result in a more balanced power system. I fully expect Yuji to be the strongest, but not by much. Regardless, Jujutsu Kaisen episode 6, sets up the opportunity to see how one of the most powerful characters (Gojo) fights. I can’t wait. 


Haikyuu!! To the Top Episode 18: Recap and Review

Kenma is exhausted

Episode 18 – “Trap”

Sarukawa Tech High takes the lead in the second set against Nekoma. Lev approaches the net, while Kenma sets to Fukunaga, who scores. Kenma begins to show signs of exhaustion. As his stamina decreases his set gets lower. Sarukawa has the advantage and the lead, 23-21. Their plan to tire Kenma out is working and Kenma even falls. Nekoma’s Kuroo and Yaku plan to do their best to adapt. Kenma tells his teammates to “purposely make sloppy receives at opportune times.” Nekoma’s new plan works and they tie. Sarukawa Tech believes that they were doped. They assume that Kenma was pretending to be exhausted so they would let their guard down. After a series of rallies, both teams prove their defensive abilities, reaching 28-28. 

When Yamamoto receives a short ball from Kanazawa he sends it Kenma’s way. Kenma prepares to set the ball towards Fukunaga assuming that he would be “the best choice since he would still be able to get the ball past any blockers.” Kenma’s decision pays off, Fukunaga gets the spike and Nekoma wins the game. Kenma is praised by his teammates Yaku and Kuroo for his effort. Kenma notes that if they had to play a third set “it would have been the end of him.” Together they watch as Karasuno plays against Inarizaki High. In my last review, I thought the break from the Karasuno match was a mistake. However, since Haikyuu!! To the Top followed the match to the end, it feels like a good decision. Regardless, I’m excited to see what Hinata and the rest of Karasuno will do. 

Fire Force Season 2, Episode 18: Recap and Review

Episode 18 – “The Holy Woman’s Anguish” 

Religion has been at the center of the Fire Force series. The Holy Sol Temple is one of the major institutions in the series along with the Fire Force Companies and Haijima Industries. However, with the revelations on the possible corruption of the Chruch, the faith in the Holy Sol Temple has been shaken. No one’s faith has been altered more than Sister Iris. She has been largely been a minor character at this point. Iris has always had a strong religious faith and performs the prayers needed to allow Infernals to pass on. Iris has had a hard life, surviving a fire that burned down the convent. Despite this, she maintains a happy exterior and is hopeful. Fire Force episode 18 focuses on her. 

His faith is not shaken

Early in the episode, Sister Iris delivers the rights for the wife of a man that became an Infernal. He is visibly shaken but glad that his wife has been given “salvation.” This man’s emotional state is put at ease by his faith in the Holy Sol religion. Shinra accompanies Sister Iris to the Church to baptize the equipment. While there Shinra meets Lieutenant Huo Yan. They discuss how the recent revelations regarding the Holy Sol Temple and the Evangelist. Yan explains that some units have stopped coming to baptisms, even people like Karim. Huo Yan says that he was shocked that the Evangelist was at the head of Holy Sol Temple, but his faith is not shaken. For Yan, he reveres the Sun and fire, “not the Evangelist.” 

We need something to believe in

“People need faith” as what Yan claims. He highlights the importance of “believing” and how you can’t lose with it. Sister Iris and Shinra go to the National Holy Sol Cemetery to pray for her fallen Sister’s Clematis and Sakura. Suddenly, a priest turns into an Infernal while praying. Sister Iris begins the prayer, as Shinra sends the priest to the afterlife. The tragedy shakes one of the nuns. as the father prayed daily. She asks Iris, “Does God have any mercy?” The question is never directly answered but I think Fire Force is showing us the challenge that comes with believing in the Holy Sol religion. The Evangelists is an otherworldly figure, but unlike most God’s she doesn’t want the best for her worshipers. What does this say about her followers? 

That why Fire Force soldiers need Sisters

Shinra tells her that Obi believes that the worst thing about the job is getting used to it. Without Sisters, they would forget that the Infernals were people. He relays the argument that Lieutenant Huo Yan made to him, belief in the Sun, and fire doesn’t require believing in the Evangelists. Sister Iris seems inspired by Yan’s view. She and Shinra return home. Fire Force tackles some serious topics like Religion, faith, and corruption. However, it wastes time on the silly fanservice. This episode is full of it. Shinra objectifies Iris, but White Clad Assault takes the cake. Having been defeated by Tamaki’s “Lucky Lechery,” Assault has prepared himself to defeat her. This part of the episode is unnecessary and silly, but most fanservice is. That said, I did find parts of it to be kinda funny. 

My Hero Academia Manga Chapter 290: Dabi is Toya Todoroki

Dabi is reveal to be Toya Todoroki in chapter 290 of My Hero Academia.

Chapter 290 – “Dabi’s Dance”

The theory regarding Dabi’s true identity has been confirmed in My Hero Academia manga chapter 290, Dabi is Toya Todoroki. I explained why I thought he might be the lost son of Endeavor in my post Is Dabi Toya Todoroki? In the post, I go through the clues, the mystery surrounding his name, his age, and how Quirks are inherited. Chapter 290, Dabi’s Dance, centers primarily on this reveal but also ends the fight between Shigaraki and the heroes. Gigantomachia arrives just in time. Tomura’s body is in bad shape after fighting Deku and Endeavor. Shoto and Nejire Chan attack him, hoping to finish the villain. They simultaneously use their Super Moves, Nejire Flood, and Flashfire Fist – Jet Kindling but Gigantomachia interferes. 

Dabi is Toya Todoroki

While an exhausted Endeavor considers his options against Machia, Dabi gets excited when he sees Shoto and Endeavor. He pours a liquid on his head washing away the black dye. He tells them to call him “Toya.” Elsewhere, Skeptic broadcasts a pre-recorded video where Toya reveals the abusive past of Endeavor. The video is broadcasted to his mother as well, even though the doctors think it will cause her harm. In the video, he reveals his real name and that he murdered “30 innocent people.” He blames the abuse he suffered for behavior. Toya explains to Endeavor that he aimed to “ruin his life and make him hurt.” When he learned that Endeavor became the number 1 hero, he knew how to destroy him. 

The past never dies

After confessing to sending the Hood, Starservant, and Ending after Endeavor, Toya challenges his father. He asks Endeavor to “dance with him in Hell.” My Hero Academia chapter 290 was unexpected. Most fans were sure of Dabi’s true identity but I don’t think we thought it would be revealed so soon. I have so many questions regarding what changes in this series. Kohei Horikoshi loves introducing more sophisticated characters who have complex morals. Endeavor was made a more complicated figure, a hero and former abuser that was attempting to redeem himself. However, now that it’s revealed to the public will he be forgiven? How will Rei Todoroki respond? If Natsuo knew Toya was alive why didn’t he say anything? 

I don’t think Toya and Endeavor will fight here. The latter is in terrible shape and we are just ending the fight between Shigaraki and the other heroes. The damage that Toya will do has already been done. He has tarnished the image of the number one hero, Endeavor. My Hero Academia chapter 290 has shaken up this series. 

Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 5: Recap and Review

Sukuna in control of Yuji's body in episode 5 of Jujutsu Kaisen
Sukuna in control of Yuji’s body

Episode 5 – “Fearsome Womb, Part 2”

Early in Jujutsu Kaisen episode 5, Sukuna appears behind Megumi, telling him that Yuji won’t be coming back. He says that Yuji “overused his power without a pact.” Without being able to switch back, Sukuna is in control. To prevent Yuji from returning when he recovers, Sukuna rips out his heart. If Yuji returns, he’ll die. This moment was shocking. However, it was a clever decision by Sukuna. I was never under the impression that Yuji wouldn’t come back and “die,” but I’m curious how he returns. Sukuna on the other hand assumes that Yuji is a “coward,” and he won’t risk death. After swallowing the third finger Sukuna and Megumi fight. 

Sukuna verses Megumi

This was always going to be a beat down, but sometimes these fights are entertaining. Megumi releases that Sukuna can use Reverse Cursed Technique. By reversing cursed energy the user heals themselves. Megumi believes that if he could put Sukuna at a disadvantage (because he’s weakened without a heart) he can force Sukuna to use Reverse Curse and heal the heart. Megumi tries valiantly to pressure Sukuna but fails. Sukuna’s able to easily evade his attacks destroys his Orochi shinigami and tosses Megumi around without much effort. Despite how weak Megumi is compared to Sukuna, the latter is impressed. Megumi is prepared to unleash more power when Yuji returns. He dies telling Megumi to “live a long life.” 

It was a setup

In the morgue, Gojo meets with Ijichi. He assumes that the higher-ups set Yuji up to die since they wanted to execute him anyway. He says that maybe he should “kill” them all. At the school, Nobara and Megumi are saddened by Yuji’s death, despite not knowing him that long. They’re introduced to second years, Maki Zenin, Toge Inumaki, and a panda named Panda. The trio are odd, but I get the feeling that most characters in this series will be. They invite Megumi and Nobara to participate in a Goodwill event against another school. Nobara and Megumi are excited to join, as they both want to get stronger. 

Sukuna and Yuji might make a pack

Tournament arcs are a staple in anime, it’s just a question of when they occur. It might seem too early but it will be an excellent opportunity to see the fighting techniques in this series. The introduction of the three curses and an apparent evil sorcerer was interesting. He seems to be familiar with Gojo. So far we are told that Gojo is powerful, but the evil sorcerer confirms that he’s one of two forces (the other being Yuji/Sukuna) preventing the Curses from controlling the Earth. Finally, Yuji isn’t dead or his soul isn’t. Sukuna seems to be in conversation with the remnants of Yuji. I believe that they will create a pack. 


Top 5 Horror Anime based on MAL Scores

Monster

Madhouse

Score: 8.73

Monster tells the story of Dr. Kenzou Tenma, “an elite neurosurgeon recently engaged to his hospital director’s daughter, is well on his way to ascending the hospital hierarchy.” When Dr. Tenma is preparing to perform surgery, the hospital director tells him to perform life-saving brain surgery on a famous performer, instead of a poor immigrant. The immigrant dies, causing Dr. Tenma guilt. A similar situation occurs later, but Dr. Tenma chooses to save a young boy instead of the mayor. This costs him his standing in society. Eventually, the death of several doctors results in Dr. Tenma becoming hospital director. Almost a decade later, Dr. Tenma saves the life of a criminal eventually he “comes face to face with the monster he operated on. He must now embark on a quest of pursuit to make amends for the havoc spread by the one he saved.”

The Promised Neverland

Cloverworks

Score: 8.65

The Grace Field House is an orphanage surrounded by a forest and a gated entrance. The orphans are raised as a happy family with their “Mama” Isabella. The children take daily tests but are generally allowed to do what they pleased. However, when a child is adopted, they are never heard from again. The three oldest and smartest siblings become suspicious and they discover the horrific truth of the world they live in.

Kenpuu Denki Berserk

OLM

Score: 8.48

Guts is a young mercenary born from his mother’s corpse. He eventually meets the Band of the Hawk, a group of mercenaries. Guts climb the ranks within the group becoming the head of the offensive faction. Kenpuu Denki Berserk “is a dark, gritty tale that follows one man’s struggle to find his path while supporting another’s lust for power and the unimaginable tragedy that begins to turn the wheels of fate.”

Parasyte -the maxim-

Madhouse

Score: 8.42

Parasitic aliens descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. When they acquire full control of their host, they’re able to morph into a variety of forms to dominate their prey. A teenage boy named Shinichi Izumi becomes a victim of one of these parasites, however, it fails to take over his brain, resulting in his right hand being taken over. Without the means to take over his head, the parasite, now named Migi, must rely on Shinichi to survive. The pair must coexistence, as they face dangerous parasites. 

Mononoke

Toei Animation

Score: 8.42

The “Medicine Seller” is a master of the occult who travels searching for malevolent spirits called “Mononoke.” The seller aims to kill these spirits. Before he can kill them, he must “first learn its Form, its Truth, and its Reason.” The Medicine Seller eventually reaches an old-fashioned inn. There a pregnant woman, Shino, rests in the last vacant room. However, the room is “infested by a lethal band of Mononoke, the Zashiki Warashi.” The Medicine Seller investigates, hoping to kill the Zashiki Warashi before they can kill again.

Haikyuu!! To the Top, Episode 17: Recap and Review

Episode 17 – ‘Cats vs Monkeys”

Haikyuu!! To the Top episode 17, ” Cats vs. Monkeys,” pivots from the Karasuno match. Mika and Suguru arrive to watch the first set between Nekoma and Sarukawa Tech High. We get a flashback of the third year discussing Kenma Kozume. Kuroo tells Kai and Yaku of when “Kenma would become sick after difficult practices or matches during their time in middle school and confesses that he felt guilty about it.” Kuroo wonders if Kenma is ready for the Spring Tournament. Kenma has so far is a character that isn’t in love with Volleyball. He comes across as actually not even liking the sport. However, as Kuroo points out and Kenma confirms, “if he did hate volleyball that he would have left it.” Kenma maintains his neutrality, noting that “he has no reason to stop playing but also doesn’t have a reason to keep playing and while he dislikes sweating and being out of breath, he does enjoy leveling up.” 

Kenma’s Stamina

What they do acknowledge is that Hinata has had a profound impact on Kenma. Back in the game, Iori Kanazawa can get a feint shot over Kenma and Kuroo. Kai makes the save, Kenma makes the set to Fukunaga. The spike from Fukunaga is deflected. Both teams are defensive-minded. Suguru notes that Sarukawa is “deliberating not trying to score quick points.” He believes that this is in service “ruining Nekoma’s rhythm.” Kenma’s stamina comes into question as he’s always had this limitation. In another flashback, we see how difficult Kenma found training. During this period Yamamoto and Kenma develop a rivalry. It’s largely negative with Yamamoto often dismissing Kenma’s help. They even get into an alteration. Fundamentally, Yamamoto and Kenma are different personalities. Yamamoto gets too intense when it comes to volleyball and Kenma is too laid back. 

In the present, Sarukawa takes a two-point lead in the second set. Coach Shishio still thinks his strategy will continue to break down the Nekomata defense. It seems that the plan is working. It’s a little jarring for Haikyuu!! To the Top episode 17, to shift towards another team. I was critical of the series focusing on other characters before, and that criticism remains. It’s not bad to focus and develop secondary characters, but it feels inconsistent. Furthermore, I hate the break up of action. Regardless, Haikyuu!! is attempting to make the players more three dimensional. It may feel distracting but might be important. 

Fire Force Season 2 Episode 17: Recap and Review