Awakening her dormant abilities as a devil one day, Yuuko Yoshida aka Shadow Mistress Yuuko, is entrusted with the mission to defeat the Light clan's shrine maiden, a magical girl, by her ancestor Lilith. Yuuko meets magical girl Momo Chiyoda through her classmate Anri Sada, and challenges her to a duel, but loses quickly due to her lack of strength.
Since then, Yuuko has struggled with her role as a devil and her duel with Momo, and borrowed help from her regularly. However, by a strange coincidence, Yuuko also weakens Momo by taking away her power to cooperate in protecting the peace of Tama city.
This is a show that it's not for the faint of heart, unless I'm kidding you that it's a parody show instead of the more serious kind. GOTCHA!
Out of the J.C.Staff shows this season, this is a rightful 2nd place (obviously) behind the long-awaited DanMachi Season 2, omitting the full-on trope that is the isekai genre with the standout MILF. Oh pfft.
In a context, this show can be dumbed down in similarity towards Gabriel DropOut, just cut away with an angel and a demon, and have another fire shots at each other in ways that its execution is almost that. Yuko (or Shamiko as lazy-asses
would put it) the demon girl is like Satania, constantly taken in (NOT bullied) by the angel Momo Chiyoda, whose presence shines like an angel, but in retrospect, is neither an example of that. Or as how I would put it, another Raphiel, kind-hearted but devilishly manipulative. Other than all these, look forward to their character interactions as well.
It's been awhile for J.C.Staff to touch upon comedic SoL shows, the last I remember being Last Period last year and Urara Meirochou the year before (and if you count the Saiki Psy-nan short series too). They're not the best studio for SoL stuff, but then again much can be said for any studio who does such stuff (which is increasingly becoming a rarity nowadays).
But for this I shall not let it pass-by, and neither should you, if you just want a chill-pill towards the end of the week (TGIT or TGIF), this'll do.
This wasn't on my list when the season started, but I saw some clips on Twitter and Facebook and decided to watch. It did not disappoint.
To keep this short, I'm just going to address the rating categories above.
Story - Pretty generic in my opinion. But sometimes that's ok.
Art - Decent with the recent anime trends in this genre.
Sound - Background OST suitable. OP&ED are good.
Character - The banter between Shamiko and Momo is enjoyable to watch. This also extends to other characters' interactions.
Enjoyment - It's simply enjoying to watch every week to relieve stress.
Note that this series is meant for people who like this
genre (i.e. SoL and comedy). This review is written as such. I also tend to give favourable reviews.