This is what I writing before I watch Heroman, where I make my expectations clear. While I am a Stan Lee fangirl, I have what I think are realistic standards. The actual story is going to be so cheesy it’s actually funny. The action is going to be awesome. Hopefully, the anime will do the right thing, and have more action then story, else it might kill it. The hero will fall into two categories, either a total nerd such as Peter Parker or Reed Richards, or with some perfect all American guy. Also, Stan Lee will make a cameo somewhere. I will keep track of how many characters have names who has last names and first names start with the first letter. Overall, I expect it to be good fun, and nothing more.
Upon seeing Joey, I was pretty taken aback. I know in anime guys tend to look more feminine, but Joey looked really girly, and not in a good way. Is the implication he’s so poor he can’t afford a haircut? And if so, can someone start a fundraiser for this kid?
This whole ‘you can’t be with her because we’re from different worlds’ may sound really corny and dumb, but where I’m from, it’s a sad reality. I broke many a boys hearts because of this belief, being nerd and not as rich as the other kids. So I suppose what I’m saying is it’s not unrealistic. Get a bunch of rich folk who like to peer down their nose at other people, give them control of a town, and this does happen. What may be unrealistic is this happening in a larger city, but I have no idea how big where Joey lives is suppose to be.
Anyway, back on point, Joey is definitely our total nerd hero. Now where’s that radioactive spider. Psy’s pretty cool, though I don’t know what’s cooler, his crutches, or the crazy hair.
Joey’s radioactive spider comes in the form a robot he finds in garbage. He fixes it, and then because he leaves a window on his ceiling (do windows typically appear on roofs?) open, it’s gets hit by lightning, turning into a super robot. Hah, fat rich kid! Let’s see your daddy buy that!
Yes, it’s ridiculous, but superhero stories and magical girls tend to be similar in that how they get their powers tends to be ridiculous.
Seeing Heroman in action was pretty cool, although the whole time during the rescue scene I kept thinking that a hazmat team needed to be there, and it was going to be mess for them to clean up. Decon those people! And that robot…
Bones animation, as usual, is gorgeous. It’s pretty warm where I am right now, but seeing those palm trees makes me wish I was going to be a beach for spring break.
A+ on the Stan Lee cameo. He’s always getting the short end of the stick. This time, Joey wouldn’t fill up his coffee cup…
Overall, I really enjoyed this first episode. It wasn’t perfect by any shot, but it was fun, and fulfilled my expectations. I’m hoping that this series continues to be fun, and look forward to the development of Joey from a wimp to someone better as he has to protect and take care of other people.
Current First Name Last Name Alliteration Count: 1 (Joey Jones)