Jean and Jeff return for extended discussion in this all-new Beamcast!
The show starts with a long look at the conclusion of a stellar series; The World God Only Knows 266-268 wrapped up all the necessary loose ends to a series that spent years amazing its audience with quality character development and intricate scenarios, only to then surpass itself and astound fans all over again. Kaminomi will be sorely missed, but its ending did it justice.
Elsewhere, Bleach 578 concludes the battle between Kenpachi and Gremmy in a surprisingly indirect way. The lack of a typical fatal blow is certainly startling and arguably anticlimactic, but at the same time, Kenpachi’s hotly anticipated return warranted an equally memorable resolution to his first post-return fight, and this chapter is assuredly memorable.
Finally, hot on the heels of the announcement of its anime adaptation, Nanatsu no Taizai 73.5-74 expands on the rivalry between King and Helbram by means of a fight-interrupting flashback. Such an approach usually has disastrous consequences for momentum, but in this case, the information presented was so meaningful that it enhanced not only the present-day conflict, but also the series as a whole.
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2:00 – The World God Only Knows 266-268 (end)
29:13 – Bleach 578
43:09 – Nanatsu no Taizai 73.5-74