Heat Guy J

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Tuesday 1:30 AM Oct 08, 2002 on TBS
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Episode Summary

The various mafioso in the city meet to discuss the future leader of Judo's crime syndicate, dubbed the Vampire. After much debate, it is decided that the former Vampire's son, Claire Leonelli, will assume his father's old position. However, some of the mob bosses are not happy by this. This information is not lost on the new Vampire, and he makes his presence felt in the families by laying down the law swiftly.moreless

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  • War of the Dons

    A marked improvement over the first episode (which was so by-the-numbers, I'm going to skip right over it); Heat Guy J's glossy sheen is given a darker edge as the episode allows equal screen-time to Dice, and his counterpart, Leonelli. From the get go, the episode grabs your attention, as Leonelli, now christened Vampire by his peers, plants a grenade in someones mouth, it rarely lets up from there. I really enjoyed some of the mythology built here, and surprisingly, none of it revolves around robots. Dangerous inmates are sometimes surgically altered to reflect their vicious crimes, and someone is letting them out of their cages. I thought it was a bit convenient that J fall injured to various attacks from this group, yet Dice managed to fend them off without a sweat, even with their enhanced abilities. Everything still looks top dollar in terms of animation and overall style. I'd very much like the series to go even darker, although I'd be quite happy with this level of output from the rest of the season.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • On a huge orange banner outside the Wei Building are the kanji 百福. The two characters spell out the Chinese word Baifu (Japanese: Hyaku Fuku) or Great Fortune.

    • Keep your eyes on the back of the gasoline tanker. Under the word Dinoxy is the name Echigo. The name, also seen in the last episode, will continue to be seen throughout the series.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Daisuke: A strange odor again.
      J: That makes 36 incidents reported in the last week.
      Daisuke: Somethin' stinks.
      J: Odors usually do.

    • (After Claire shoves a grenade into Wei-Long Lin's mouth)
      Claire: Next time, serve me something else; I don't like chicken. Try to remember that.

    • J: Use your gun and stop that truck.
      Daisuke: If I use the red tab, those bombs will blow sky high!
      J: Shoot the driveshaft with regular bullets.
      Daisuke: That's easy for you to say. I've already used two of 'em. I've only got one left!
      J: I know you can do it, Daisuke.
      Daisuke: Heh. Flattery won't get you anywhere.

    • J: Our mission has been accomplished. I'll head over to Antonia's to get repaired.
      Daisuke: Oh, I think you look fine just the way you are, J. Really.
      J: A man's appearance is a very personal choice.
      Daisuke: Yeah, yeah.

  • NOTES (1)