mahou shoujo ikusei keikaku – 04

https://www.goodjobmedia.com/2016/10/mahou-shoujo-ikusei-keikaku-tv-episode-04/

episode 1 starts off with quite a scene.

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it’s to let you know… this isn;t e happy go lucky mahou shoujo show

kikeru… all of the people comparing this to to MadoMagi … it does have a certain meta aspect to it… and a certain darkness.

any screenshots gives away the plot… which is key. it’s so rare to have such good character and story development at the same time.

OST is decent, OP/ED are decent.

voice acting is superb.

art is AMAZING

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wow.

well, as for the story… the plot twists are slight… yet significant.

this is definitely a must watch of the season.

and my intuition says… this show will not disappoint in that aspect.

WiXoss – S3 – 02

http://asenshi.moe/lostorage-incited-wixoss-02/

definitely not as good as the original series. it lacks the desperation and darkness that surrounded the first show.

i see that the director changed.

ho hum. the OP and ED are ehhhh.

i hope this doesn’t continue with the formula with the 2 protagonists ending up facing off against each other in a big climax.

it all seems rushed, and you don’t really get a good sense/glimpse of the protagonists’ motives and hearts.

it looks like the selector destructed WIXOSS movie is a retelling of the original with new characters and a different ending? i want to watch…. i want Ruuko back.

oh here it is. oh wait i already got it 10 days ago. Ha i forgot. i want to watch… but have to sleep…

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3-gatsu no lion – 01-02

http://www.crunchyroll.com/march-comes-in-like-a-lion

this show… is heavy, strangely nostalgic, pulsating strongly, contradictorily, … heavily.

ah the original manga is by 羽海野 チカ, who also did Honey & Clover, one of my absolute favorites.

directed by 新房 昭之 who did Petit Cossette, MagoMagi, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, and Bakemonogatari (… which i still havn’t watched)

what a powerhouse combo.

character design by Nobuhiro Sugiyama (who also did.. Ef  ! and others)

wow.

the art is beautiful… and heavy.

the characters are… beautiful… and heavy.

i feel at home… with this heaviness.

(i think i finally took the next step in anime… and started to look at the staff involved… thanks to Shirobako !)

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