Since when did Adam West start voicing anime? I remember Spike Spencer telling me that he channeled George Takei for one of his roles. If the guy playing the mob boss with the ol’ GODFATHER qualms about drug dealing wasn’t intentionally trying to sound like the master of earnest tongue-in-cheek, then he should seriously think about auditioning to fill in for him on FAMILY GUY. The sad thing is, I don’t know if thinking that these Phantoms are actually whacking Batman’s wife and kid makes me or less empathetic to the situation. This show’s pushing my buttons and crossing my wires!
Man, and speaking of that hit, I was genuinely surprised that the show actually let Zwei go ahead and ice those innocents. Things were looking like they’d go all “Luc Besson” and Zwei’s conscience would win out, but then… *PFFFT* Good night and good bye.
It was tastefully done, but that’s still some cold, harsh nastiness. This show’s taken a pretty dramatic turn, now. Killing Wallace was a matter of self-defense, but this has crossed the line into anti-hero territory. Maybe even portrait-of-a-wretched-human-being territory.
Getting back to the kid (because it’d be cruel to forget him before his body's even gone cold)… does anybody sense some significance in how he recognized Zwei from the park? Maybe that sheep’s got his own wolfen sense of smell? Or maybe the wolf’s sheepskin cloak wasn’t actually that convincing.
And there’s no better way to cap off such an intense than some sexual harassment in the work place. It's interesting that’s Zwei’s supervisor’s grabby agenda includes her trying to get him to act on his own accord and be less obedient? Is she planning a coup or something? And hey - - what’s that? Is Ein getting jealous?
I'd tell you to watch this episode "Instant," but it seems like Funimation's only streaming the series up until the fourth episode? I'll find out what's up but, in the meantime, read my comments on the previous episode here.