OK, if I ever hear an otaku poo-poo superhero comics for having laughable costumes, I’m going to pull this right up and freeze frame through the introductions of every single villain in this anti-Vash posse. I don’t mind it too much, actually. I’m embracing the color of it, but if the E.G. Mine dude ever wore that get-up in reality, he wouldn’t get past three steps before falling flat on his face.
That aside, the show’s back to what I liked about it, with this great escalating gag of Vash’s would-be assassins getting in eachother’s way.
“You can’t kill him! I’m going to kill him!”
And then he goes around town, threatening everybody to fear the horrible mass murdered he’s purported to be. It’s like a Daffy Duck cartoon. I love it.
One of you maniacs, I forget whom, suggested I would probably dislike Legato the same way I disliked Vicious and I’m definitely starting to feel like you were right. Again, I think the psychic-domination-forced-suicide gimmick is a cool one, but whatever kind of brooding brownie points he wins for that gets quickly negated whenever I see his torture device shoulder pad. Hell, I'm not even one to write a character off as "emo" when he indulges in some introspective monologue. But that outfit...
And holy crap did things go AKIRA by the end when Vash’s techno-organic "angel arm" appeared and he started blowing up cities and carving up the face of the Moon (though sadly not to graffiti his name like Chairface tried to in THE TICK.) I might not know what the hell was going on then, but I'm pleased that Vash has finally lived up to his name. He's a walking natural disaster! How will the girls follow him now that the insurance company no longer covers his damages?
Watch this episode, “Fifth Moon”,” below and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode here.