Liones Yelistratova, a pure princess from a small country, enters a school in Hokkaido on a spring day. The school is a specialized educational institution operated by ALCA to train Logicalists, who maintain world peace. Liones enters class S, where she meets many classmates with unique personalities, like Nina. A lively and cute everyday life begins now.
The best way to describe Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic is: Cute girls doing cute things.
Does that remind you of K-On? Don’t worry – this anime’s nothing like it.
The description of the anime is pretty spot on – Liones, a princess joins a school for the first time in her entire life and is exposed to very unique experiences, as well as people. One person in particular has caught her fancy – the kuudere Nina (who reminds you of the MC from Angel Beats). Liones aspires to be a Logistician only because Nina is one too, and she’s a fan of Nina’s
(although it was never made clear as to why a Logistician would appear on TV). Anyway, the dynamics between Liones and Nine reminded me a LOT of the dynamic between Kobayashi and Tooru. In a way, Lioness is like Tooru – she’s been exposed to this completely new world that she has no knowledge of (she had been homeschooled by her mother up till then), and she takes an instant shine to the least likely person to like her – the no-nonsense Kobayashi (who in this case happens to be Nina). It’s entirely possible that their relationship might develop to the extent of having yuri undertones, but this wasn’t made clear in the first four eps. But it’s been made abundantly clear that Liones is infatuated (not romantically) with Nina.
All the characters are pretty generic. Here’s a brief summation of them all:
Liones – the ditsy, innocent, and perky MC
Nina – the kuudere with a heavy past, who eventually warms up to everybody in her school
The red haired girl who’s a sticker for rules (and also has a Tomoko Kuroki lookalike as her sidekick)
The hardass teachers who can kick anybody’s ass
Mahiro – the crazy scientist girl (fashioned after Hanje, obviously)
So, all these lolis go to this school in order to hone their skills. What are these skills, you ask? Well, every loli is expected to form a covenant with foreigners (which I’m guessing are fairies/supernatural beings) who converge with them, mind, body and soul, in order to produce super lolis that can totes kick your ass at war. Their clothes also disappear when they bond with their supernatural partners, so that’s a plus, I think. Now since this isn’t ecchi, there isn’t any nudity. However, you do get to see the lolis take baths in hot springs, with their body parts strategically covered with water or steam. There’s also boob jiggling and girls ‘accidentally’ touching each others’ breasts, or falling right into boobies, so yeah. Fanservice.
Bonus: Most of them are super scantily clad in their supernatural form, so if you’re here for mild loli fanservice, you’ve hit the jackpot.
There isn’t much of a plot here. I’d have made fun of it, but then I remembered we have anime like Youjo Senki and Girls und Panzer, so yeah, I wouldn’t laugh at Hina Logi’s premise. Here’s my rating:
Music: 5 (it’s very generic)
Story: 5 (it has nothing new to offer)
TL;DR: Watch it you like watching lolis doing cute things. If you’re looking for something deeper, like an actual plot or character development (aka K-On), look elsewhere.