9 of 36 chapters read
Story feels a little dry, characters don't have much depth (maybe those are related). It's good though. Has kind of a Gurren Lagann spirit.
24 of 25 episodes seen
My pet peeve is frustrating shows, and Rin (the main character) is completely frustrating. At every turn he makes almost the dumbest decision possible and wins through with nothing more than spirit, learning nothing in the process. Yukio, Shiemi, every other supporting character, they are all fine. oh wait, the paladin guy is worthless too. Unbelievably worthless.
A lot of scenes feel like they could have been better written. The pacing of the show sometimes feels like it's falling over itself to escalate the action in lieu of interesting plot.
This is honestly not a very good show. Worth watching if you're a current season watcher, but not worth going back and seeing later. read more
9 of 12 episodes seen
This is an adult-targeted magical girl show. It's dark, heavy-hitting, suspenseful and the battles with witches are glorious and ridiculous. I'd go so far as to call it Magical Girlin' Lagann. It's even lacking in nude transformations (not counting the opening) and other fanservice of underage girls, so you can watch it around people who aren't anime fans without feeling ashamed.
If you've never enjoyed a magical girl anime before then this could easily be the first. If you like more pure magical girls, maybe look elsewhere. read more
160 of 203 episodes seen
The sexism really makes me want to punch the main character in the teeth. I'm hoping that's a flaw the author will have him overcome.
That said, the rest of the characters are good, the overall story is interesting, there's hardly any filler, and there are lots of good fights. Definitely a kid's show but if you can bear with the dumbed down actions everyone takes then there's some decent entertainment to be had. read more