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Beelzebub 82

[scanlation by CXC Scans]

This casual relationship between Toujou and Shizuka deserves a little explanation. It makes sense that strong characters would know each other, but we have yet to receive any backstory. That said, I’m certainly not asking for a flashback here, but hopefully this storyline will be explored later.

Izuma vs. Toujou? This is unusual timing. Granted, they have unfinished business, but there are far more pressing matters in the story that deserve the attention.

Great comedy as Oga tries to shirk his responsibility. Beelzebub always follows through with small running gags to maximum effect.

As if to prove my point, Baby Beel imitating Oga’s action from earlier in the chapter is hilarious.

Slow down there, Kitamura

En has an old-school Game Boy! That’s pretty unusual for someone of royal descent, but amusing nonetheless.

Since the announcement of the anime, the scene of En failing miserably at the Resident Evil spoof for PS2 is the first scene that I’ve strongly felt that I want to see animated. The entire scene is hilarious, from Sachura calling Furuichi a douche bag, through En boasting about his SNES and Genesis, to the mandatory trademark parodies, and finally to the ludicrous resolution.

For a kid, he sure has his priorities straight

The decision to convert En from potential enemy to background amusement, while introducing Behemoth as the new antagonist, is a great one. It is a bit jarring to suddenly be presented with another new enemy, right as we were beginning to understand En, but En isn’t nearly menacing enough to be the enemy to carry a demon world storyline. Just from the silhouette given of Behemoth, his suitability is obvious.

Oga is left in near-panic by En’s warning, and the chapter ends with Zenjuurou implementing one of the old badass standbys: Lounging around, perched high atop scaffolding. Training time?

Final Flash: Great comedy and a necessary villain switch. The gears are in motion.

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