April 2nd, 2011


Time to use the power of… SOME OTHER SHOW!.


Don’t mind me. Just going through the motions making sure that this Sunday morning Jump adaptation is another Sunday morning Jump adaptation instead of something potentially vaguely interesting. Have I mentioned that I still miss ZKC? Now that was Sunday morning TV I could get behind. This was especially kind of pathetic since they brought in the One Piece cast for a crossover to really blatantly use the latter’s popularity. When your show isn’t even strong enough to stand on its own legs from the start, you know there are issues. They’re calling this episode #1 though, so I’m going with it.

So, the $50 question. Does it do anything different from every other Jump adaptation that makes it stand out? 
Short answer: No. 
Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Heck, just watching the montage OP for this ‘special’ shows you most of the interesting parts. Some of the brief flurries of action do look okay, but they’re separated by the usual long long segments of annoying screaming that’s supposed to pass for humor and I’m sure will last only as long as the crossover with the successful show does. Aaaand most of it is included in the montage OP anyway. AAaaaaaaaaaaand the big final attack was literally posing for 30 seconds before stock footage with glowing forks and knives over stills. And3 the rest of the animation was embarrassingly bad. Admittedly though, the random screaming was one of the few things that actually drew my attention back to it under the pretense that louder volume might mean something interesting was about to happen, but it was always a lie. A damn dirty lie. Tinkering with the volume knob is not a substitute for actually making a joke, damn it.


I highly doubt that’s edible.

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • AfroSquirrel says:

    Wait, those are One Piece characters.

    I haven’t been following anything Jump lately (aside from the new Magico manga), so I’m not quite sure what’s going on. Did someone’s self-insert fanfiction get animated?

  • Shiki says:

    the guy looks like goku fail. lol

  • HiroVoid says:

    Eh. Toriko itself doesn’t really really need One Piece for the popularity. It’s just a case of both Jump and Toei wanting Toriko to be the replacement to be in the “Big Three”. I haven’t watched this episode yet….but from your description, it sounds like they used what’s usually bad padding during anime like this which they really shouldn’t have to use in an episode like this. Padding and other stuff is why I usually just tell people to read the manga of these series instead of watching the anime.

    • redlupine says:

      replacement? are Naruto or Bleach ending? I know One Piece is no where near finished.

      • HiroVoid says:

        From the looks of things, Naruto’s ending within the next year or so unless the author brings in new villians from nowhere.

  • ~xxx says:


    I didn’t see that coming.

  • GF202020 says:

    …what the hell is Pokemon White/Black’s Male Ace Trainer doing there?

  • Jack says:

    Eh. Kitchen sink anime. That’s all this episode is.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    What was wrong with just animating the chapter where the dude fights a horde of five-story-tall, four-armed pissed-off gorillas? How would that not have been a better starting point than an irrelevant OP crossover chapter? Now I’m annoyed.

  • marvelous stan says:

    I was trying to rewatch Basquash a few days ago and it really hit me just how much time consists of the main character screaming pointlessly. Shit’s a curse.

    Toriko’s relentless focus on deliciousness (their whole power level scheme basically revolves around how exotic and decadent the best food you’ve eaten is) kind of amuses me though.