Chiharu Kashima, captain of the Wizard Bureau's Crisis Countermeasures Division, is among a handful of people who can use magic. While frequenting his favorite bar, he is approached by a friendly man named Toyohi Utsumi. Having always dreamt of being a wizard, Toyohi is enthralled by the idea of meeting one. Much to the young Captain's surprise, Toyohi confesses that he has fallen in love with Kashima. While little time as passed, the two begin to spend more time together. Not all is well, however, as Kashima fears that magic is all that he has and Toyohi is only in love with Kashima the Wizard.
So it looks like I'll be the first person to write a review for this one.
First of all, I really enjoy shounen ai/yaoi anime, so, of course I liked this, but I will be as objective as possible for a person to be in these cases.
The story takes place in an alternate fantasy world where only some people can use magic. Nothing complicated.
Art and animation: 8
The art is splendid. Everything is colorful and beautiful done, especially the drinks. It is a pleasure to look at this short anime.
However, the animation is mediocre to bad(the characters barely move) and this might be a
problem at first, but you'll get used.
Opening is good, I liked it.
The voice actors made a good job,too. Nothing spectacular.
There are 2 significative characters, others aren't important .
Kashima is interesting and develops in 4 episodes. You will appreciate this.
Utsumi is a generic kind character, but of course It's needed a love interest who will accept the main character no matter what. I personally found him kind of boring, even though I did not expect much.
It's a short cute anime very enjoyable for a fan of shounen ai. If you are looking for something to watch and at the end to feel happy you should watch it.
On the other hand, if you want something to blow your mind and to deconstruct the genre, well you can skip this.
I'm going to be honest with you, I started this for its colours. I'm a sucker to pretty colours in anime. This anime hit all the right boxes for me, shounen ai, pretty colour, short, sweet and adorable plot line.
Disclaimer: This is my first review, sorry if it isn't what you were looking for.
Afterall, it is a four episode long anime. You wouldn't expect long elaborate things from it, and it gives you what you should expect. A simple plot line, a clear progression to the end. The story is about two men in a world where some can use magic. Personally,
I thought it played pretty well in four episodes with this idea, specially when linked to its character development.
The character personalities were well made to match the theme of the anime. Without giving any spoilers, the characters personalities had a good flow with the plot and were easily lovable.
I loved the opening theme of the anime and the voice actors did pretty well too. I don't have any complaints but nothing stood out too much either other than the opening song.
This is probably why I watched the anime at first. The animation is not meant to be flow-y and smooth, the characters don't move much but their design is adorable. This is a refreshing and cute change from the normal style of animation and is definitely supported by its colours. The portrayal of magic looked brilliant and was really well done.
This is probably the most subjective category. I enjoyed it as it fitted well with the fact that I love shounen-ai, pretty colours and unorthodox animation. If you're not too fond of any of these, I recommend giving it a cautious try.
This is has shounen-ai genre, and a short anime (4 mins or so). So, in terms of story, I think this show got a great plot for a short anime. It has the theme, the opening, the problems, the climax, and the solutions. Not just some weird, random story lines.
Not the best if you are looking for some great looking guy, since this is shounen-ai. But, I do love how they do the background. It has some oil or water colours feelings, and simply gorgeous to be seen. It was kind of weird to see the movement/animation though, but still refreshing to see something so
different compare to others.
Not too many background sound, since this was a short anime. But, I do like the ending song though.
Just like the story, for me, this anime has the best character descriptions and development for a short anime. Both characters got clear personalities. And character development between two main characters were developed pretty good from the problems, climax, and solutions.
To be honest, it was quite entertaining for me, even though it was short anime with only 4 episodes. But, I feel satisfied watching it, and glad it wasn't disappointing or just some random short anime without story line.
Great. You can try watching it, it wouldn't be hurt especially with such a short time and episodes. For me, this was the first short anime that I came to like in terms of plotting. And oh yea, don't forget that I love the art (despite the character faces, pst).
I'm going to be honest and say that the reason I gave this show a 6 and not a 5 was only because of the shounen ai elements on it.
There was something lacking on this, maybe the fact that it seems so rushed, which is something to be expected since it has only 4 episodes with 7 minutes each. However I have seen the studio do much better with less time. The fact that the events happen so quickly doesn't really give you time to feel anything for the characters.
As always the studio does a great job with the backgrounds and the general
art. If you have seen any other shounen-ai animes from them I can safely assure you that the art is just as pretty as in any other of their works. Even though there's a certain amount of dark colors (since the anime as a lot of scenes at night). The magic themes on the anime were beautifully made. Since the characters barely move it's a plus to have pretty backgrounds.
You focus exactly on what you need to focus since the background sounds aren't annoying or useless. Plus the voice actors made a good job.
We have two characters: Kashima (the one who works to much and doesn't have any interest in love) and Utsumi (the kind and accepting characters that falls in love with our main character). It's all very cliché really but at least there's some character developing happening.
It's a short anime that you should definitely watch if you want something with a good ending and that will make you feel happy at the end. However if you are looking for a good plot maybe you should look for something different.