The land of Nariadia was once vibrant and green, but has been trapped in eternal winter by the cruel Ice Queen. When the balance of Naria is broken, warriors will appear from the human world and restore order. They are the Naria Girls!
I think that Mahou Shoujo: Naria Girls blows everything out of the water this season (haha just kidding, but I like it, seriously), the plot, is basically every other magial girl plot, so I an't complain about that... But, the concept is new and the fact that it's actually just three girls sitting in a room and spouting nonsense and it still keeps me entertained is something shocking and fun to not take too seriously.
The bad animation only seems to add to it's shockingly charming factors, at least in my opinion, coming into it thinking it was another crappy ecchi with 3D models that looked like garbage like whatever that crane girls thing was last season.
I guess I just like things that are self aware and don't try too hard.
Also, the still screen shots are actually cute.
All and all, the three girls are funny and having obvious fun that passes onto the people who watch it, and if you're upset about something like the blatant voices overlapping and bad clipping through each other I think you're kinda missing the point.
It's absurd, looks bad, and fun. Whatever.read more
This feels like a poorly written web series and that's the best thing that I can state for it it. I'm not even going to give this my whole analytical review thing on my blog instead posting it here in a more stream lined approach.
Story: This is a slice of life series, don't let the magical girl premise confuse you. They throw in magical girl elements to give it some further plot but that doesn't really matter when most of the series is comprised of conversations covering small talk before or after classes. And then making fun of magical girl series. I guess the worst part is that it all sounds very improvised, instead of getting a team of writers on the show they got the voice actresses to just talk about any random thing that comes to mind with a few small things written in there. For instance, and I wouldn't call this a spoiler, we go straight form a scene where one girl is talking about liking gorillas and I think colds and then they go into this conversation about how she doesn't feel like she'll ever amount to anything. And the actual plot that we get is told to us by the main character, though I think her being generic was meant to be a joke, same with having the token blonde girl and token big boobed girl.
Art: The opening sequence animation is well animated for the program it's used with and the transformation animations are good for the most part. But when it comes to the main animation, well, I've seen better animation on MMD from a smaller anime called "Hentai" (used in it's real meaning, pervert), that was pretty bad as well and it doesn't show up on MAL to my knowledge. What's worse is that this is made for TV. Mixed with the still frames for most of the scenes and the motion capture that makes these characters move a bit too realistically. The camera also moves extremely shaky, which was a poor choice on their part.
Sound: The opening theme is decent, I mean I've heard worse. But the voice acting isn't directed which is why I think it sounds improvised. They constantly attempt to talk over each other and I think there was actually a point where the subber had to fill the screen with subtitles because they were literally all talking at the same time. The voice actresses also really aren't suited to voice acting, they sound a bit too normal and that's strange to hear from a non-background character.
Character: Figityuck me if I could find any other than their token personalities. I'd have to rewatch each episode a few times over to listen to the tone of their voice, watch their movement, and also to re-read the subtitles.
Overall Rating: 2.25/10
It's terrible and I would not suggest watching it. To draw comparison, it makes me want to go back and watch Mars of Destruction or Skelter Haven again. read more
"Let's make a mahou shoujo anime"
"no no we can't"
I still can't understand how this got approved to be aired.
Story: The story is narrated with drawings and it's worth 5 seconds. The rest it's just the girls doing chit-chat.
Art: Was it done with MMD? The only effort they made was in the opening and the drawings. When you see the girls, it just looks like MMD. The arms goes through the body in nearly every second. The backgrounds are plain.
Sound: It feels like the 3 Voice Actors were put in a room with a single mic. When they scream, the high-pitched voice could heart your ears. They speak over themselves.
Character: There's no consistency. The 3 girls personalities aren't set. They only chit-chat the entire time without a script and it ends with the first thing it pops from their minds.
Enjoyment: Looks like the Voice Actors are having fun and can't stop laughing. It's... charming. The only appeal from this "anime".
Don't even bother. Forget that you/ve ever heard the name of "Naria Girls", as you'll surely never see this guys doing anything new, since their careers are dead. Spend your time better, like taking a nap after a long day or finishing SAO.read more