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Oct 16, 2017 1:11 AM

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For once I'm actually tempted to wait a few months and binge this series.
Don't misunderstand though, it's not because I don't want to watch it right now.
It's because I'm so mesmerized by this series that I just want to keep hitting that Next button.

I don't really have much to say that everyone else isn't already saying anyway, so my usually reason for watching things as they air isn't nearly as important to me with this one.
AOTY, imho.
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My mistake was assuming they had the same amount of information I had..
Oct 16, 2017 5:58 AM

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There is a saying around my parts.

"Everyone wants the bride as she is about to get married"

That sums up this episode's finale.

Fuck him, get her back!
Oct 16, 2017 6:18 AM

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Real shit, this was the best part of the episode:




It's so adorable I wanna take it home.

Oct 16, 2017 9:23 AM

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That punch of Angelica to Elias must hurt a lot lolz!
The visuals as usual is stunning especially on the scene @ (21:30)
Oh my!? who kidnapped and took away Chise!?!?
4/5.


Oct 16, 2017 12:56 PM

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Another interesting episode. I find the fantasy and magic premise of the show very distinctive and oddly enough, unique. The supernatural elements are handled pretty well. The story gives off a pure and calming feeling.
I'm very interested in the dynamic between Elias and Chise, as well as their respective backstories. Seems like the guy Namikawa is voicing stole Chise. It was nice to have a mild cliffhanger.
Oct 16, 2017 12:58 PM

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Chise is really powerful...also, her mom killed herself? Does any one know the reason?

From what I remember more was explained in the OVA. The fact they mentioned this in the anime may mean that it will be explained later on, so if you prefer to learn about it from the longer series then you should probably not watch the OVA yet.

On episode 2:
I really like where this anime is going so far. I wonder if Chise will agree to marry Ainsworth.. I hope she won't agree only because he bought her, I do hope that she falls in love with him. Is the skull his real face or is that a mask? I am confused if he is a human or not.
Oct 16, 2017 2:13 PM

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LeturLefr said:
Eeeeee just incase there's some people who doesn't know about the "Slay Vega vs Sleigh Beggy" translations

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/09/15/meet-the-woman-behind-the-ancient-magus-bride

(Like Sleigh Beggy is a legit Irish Folklore lul)


Thank you for that link. Just solved the debate for my group.
Oct 16, 2017 3:54 PM

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Really satisfied with this adaptation so far.

The animation (especially the backgrounds) is really good, and even with still frames from time to time, the studio manages to mask them, by either creating some small movement on the screen or by showing only the upper body of characters as though the viewer was looking through Chise's eyes. It can be also seen in the scene where Simon runs to Elias. During their conversation their faces aren't even on the screen as Chise seems to be completely absent-minded.
Maybe I'm slightly overthinking it, but it's good to see that the animators know what they are doing.
Plus, it's good to have so many beautiful sceneries, especially when you miss shows like Non Non Biyori.

Other than that, loved seeing Angie. One of my favourite supporting characters in the show. Heck, it's difficult to say that I have a fav secondary character with such a well written cast. Can't wait to see more of the dragon person, although I've forgotten the name.

Also, can't get enough of the soundtrack. Was really hoping before the show has even started that they would create a nice score, but I can safely say it exceeds my expectations.

On a side note, I really like the comedy in the manga, so I'm glad they don't omit it.

Now just to wait for the next episode.
Oct 16, 2017 4:04 PM

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Good episode, but the final couple of seconds and the cliffhanger kinda felt like it came out of nowhere. Could've done better there.


Oct 16, 2017 5:45 PM
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This episode had some good and other not so good moments, like when silky starts hugging Chise out of nowhere, since it wasn't stabilished in any time that they even had a proper conversation before (I haven't read the manga for a long time, so I'm not completely shure, but this is probably just bad adaptation).

The problem comes at the ending. In order to come up with some shitty cliff hanger the director immediately goes from they being okay in the house (with nothing planned so far) to they instatly travelling and chise getting abducted within ONE minute (which surely didn't happen in the manga)

This show is already showing signs of bad adaption, and I haven't even read the original material recently as I said before. Visuals and animation are good, but the director might ruin it all, unfortunately.
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Oct 16, 2017 6:22 PM

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goldhawlk said:
This episode had some good and other not so good moments, like when silky starts hugging Chise out of nowhere, since it wasn't stabilished in any time that they even had a proper conversation before (I haven't read the manga for a long time, so I'm not completely shure, but this is probably just bad adaptation).

The problem comes at the ending. In order to come up with some shitty cliff hanger the director immediately goes from they being okay in the house (with nothing planned so far) to they instatly travelling and chise getting abducted within ONE minute (which surely didn't happen in the manga)

This show is already showing signs of bad adaption, and I haven't even read the original material recently as I said before. Visuals and animation are good, but the director might ruin it all, unfortunately.


You should re-read the first 3 chapters, it actually improves on the manga imo.
The cliffhanger is a personal preference but I like it in the anime better, it's an actual WTF moment where as in the manga it's just a bit confusing.
Oct 16, 2017 7:22 PM
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goldhawlk said:
This episode had some good and other not so good moments, like when silky starts hugging Chise out of nowhere, since it wasn't stabilished in any time that they even had a proper conversation before (I haven't read the manga for a long time, so I'm not completely shure, but this is probably just bad adaptation).

The problem comes at the ending. In order to come up with some shitty cliff hanger the director immediately goes from they being okay in the house (with nothing planned so far) to they instatly travelling and chise getting abducted within ONE minute (which surely didn't happen in the manga)

This show is already showing signs of bad adaption, and I haven't even read the original material recently as I said before. Visuals and animation are good, but the director might ruin it all, unfortunately.


I can't be completely sure myself since it's been awhile, but I'm 99% certain that silky just does not talk (incapable of perhaps?) except maybe the origin chapter for her. Though you could kinda get that idea from these first two episode where we haven't heard so much as a peep from her. And don't forget she herself is a neighbor and is naturally drawn to Chise like the fairies last episode and the weird lizard thing this episode.

Also what Coxerspaniel said for dragon land.
Oct 17, 2017 2:59 AM

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Really great episode! I really hope the quality and the phasing stays this way! A bit out of nowhere the last 10 seconds, buuuut, I'll let that slide! Loved the humor, art, music and kyah~ I was really afraid Chise's character might be annoying af, because she is "in the past" all the time, but she is gradually "getting better" all the time, as she sees, that there is people in the world who appreciate her being just there, and everything isn't really her fault etc. SO, GREAT! ♥♥♥

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Oct 17, 2017 3:09 AM

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this is the kind of anime that will have multiple episode on my backlog without me realizing it. not bad, not good.
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Oct 17, 2017 4:02 AM

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Loved the mini and thought this would be great like Natsumes BoF... May wind up being so much more.
Oct 17, 2017 4:42 AM

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Instead of summoning a flower, Chise summoned a flower field. Interesting "OP" character^^

Gotta love Chise casually told Angelica about she was being washed by Elias~



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Oct 17, 2017 9:48 AM

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Idk but I really like the chibi moments. I can already predict people getting tired with it after a few eps though.

That cliffhanger could've been paced better. Can't remember if the manga was this fast but most probably yes.



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Oct 17, 2017 10:00 AM

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Simply beautiful and cute.
Oct 17, 2017 10:59 AM

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So the London in this is quite the realistic modern London I see

How such subtle comedic scenes are so much funnier than the bad over the top full comedies

If not aoty at least the most professionally crafted of the winter shows I think
Or is that SSR
Oct 17, 2017 11:39 AM

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ragdollomega said:
goldhawlk said:
This episode had some good and other not so good moments, like when silky starts hugging Chise out of nowhere, since it wasn't stabilished in any time that they even had a proper conversation before (I haven't read the manga for a long time, so I'm not completely shure, but this is probably just bad adaptation).

The problem comes at the ending. In order to come up with some shitty cliff hanger the director immediately goes from they being okay in the house (with nothing planned so far) to they instatly travelling and chise getting abducted within ONE minute (which surely didn't happen in the manga)

This show is already showing signs of bad adaption, and I haven't even read the original material recently as I said before. Visuals and animation are good, but the director might ruin it all, unfortunately.


I can't be completely sure myself since it's been awhile, but I'm 99% certain that silky just does not talk (incapable of perhaps?) except maybe the origin chapter for her. Though you could kinda get that idea from these first two episode where we haven't heard so much as a peep from her. And don't forget she herself is a neighbor and is naturally drawn to Chise like the fairies last episode and the weird lizard thing this episode.

Also what Coxerspaniel said for dragon land.


Silky can talk but chooses not to due to her origin but sometimes her inner thoughts can be heard, at least in the manga. (gets a few bubbles here and there, I wonder if we will get those or the anime will just keep her silent since it's probably better from a business perspective to not hire a VA for a few lines).
Oct 17, 2017 12:13 PM
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ragdollomega said:


I can't be completely sure myself since it's been awhile, but I'm 99% certain that silky just does not talk (incapable of perhaps?) except maybe the origin chapter for her. Though you could kinda get that idea from these first two episode where we haven't heard so much as a peep from her. And don't forget she herself is a neighbor and is naturally drawn to Chise like the fairies last episode and the weird lizard thing this episode.

Also what Coxerspaniel said for dragon land.


Silky can talk but chooses not to due to her origin but sometimes her inner thoughts can be heard, at least in the manga. (gets a few bubbles here and there, I wonder if we will get those or the anime will just keep her silent since it's probably better from a business perspective to not hire a VA for a few lines).


Ah, thank you.

Also, @goldhawlk, after a quick look through, everything you mentioned is definitely adapted straight from the source. Only major story beat missing up to where they adapted in chapter 3 was the in media res of Chise after being caught before jumping back to when she meets the priest. It seemed pretty pointless in the manga, so I'm glad the anime either cut it or will put it in more logical order next episode.
Oct 17, 2017 12:23 PM

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oddly the last part in island feels very cramped in at the end of the episode there. i dont think that they did that in the manga, they just wanted to have a solid hook for the next episode or smth, idk. its a lil silly but this is the studio that made attack on titan after all
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Oct 17, 2017 8:02 PM

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Really enjoying this series OST, so relaxing and reminds me of the Atelier games.

Chise is too precious of a character. Points to Silky for the amusing hug.

Seems like they don't plan to reuse any of the animation from the old PVs. They completely reanimated the scene of Elias getting punched.
Oct 17, 2017 10:09 PM

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Absolutely fantastic still. Will be giving 3-gatsu no Lion S2 a run for its money
Oct 18, 2017 8:24 AM
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the fairy maid cann´t speak, right? :/


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Oct 18, 2017 11:27 AM

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I'm liking this anime more than I liked the OVA. Say what you will about their choice of material. But Wit is a talented studio. And they've really created a very pretty and impressively animated world here. The frozen poppies sequence was particularly captivating this episode. I'm also finding Ainsworth and Chise's relationship less off putting. Than I did in the first episode. Now that we've had the librarian inventor clear up how weird their origin is.

I look forward to seeing what the plot of this series is even going to become. I have never read the manga. And am going in blind. So far one of the few things that seems worth tracking overall. Is the nature of Chise's ability. As a sleigh beggy or whatever. Perhaps what the deal is with her parents as well. I have high hopes for this series. I thought the OVA was OK. But it's kind of becoming one of my favorites this season.
Oct 19, 2017 12:57 AM

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It didn't bother me as much in the prequel , but I find it kind of strange how Ainsworth acts so touchy with FMC . You've literally met her for the span of a week it seems and you're treating her like a pet rather than a human . Plus we know because FMC has a lack of individuality due to all her trauma in the past , she will just go with the flow .

Don't get me wrong , I think she would be in much worse conditions if he didn't take her in , but I don't like the idea of him treating her as a possession . Always saying 'I paid good money for you'
I feel they aren't in the level of relationship yet for him to be so forward with himself .

Anyone else feel this way ?
Oct 19, 2017 1:22 AM
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The ost and the scenery are just absolutely amazing
Heckle was here...
Oct 19, 2017 5:07 AM

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Real shit, this was the best part of the episode:




It's so adorable I wanna take it home.


lol i agree on that part very cute
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Oct 19, 2017 7:24 PM

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Still kind of iffy about the two main protagonists' relationship, but this episode was interesting as well. Will surely be sticking around until the end
Oct 19, 2017 9:12 PM

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The development of characters advances and with them the story. Episode 2 marked by moments of grace, happiness and seriousness coupled with sadness. I have enough doubts about the past of our protagonist, I hope that later can know with details that has happened during her life.

5/5



I think Mahoutsukai no Yome with Made in Abyss are the 2 jewels of this year.



I love the opening, it's beautiful.
Oct 20, 2017 2:16 AM

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Oct 20, 2017 4:24 AM

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I love that Angelica's fairy is a "vodyanoy"! Vodyanoy is a water spirit from Russian folklore :']
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Oct 20, 2017 1:56 PM

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Can't believe i watched the 2nd OVA instead of the actual episode xD When i watched it i was like "wtf this is kinda random" xD
Chise has a lot of power. Great episode.
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Oct 21, 2017 11:26 AM

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Bind said:
bittersweetlove said:
Chise is really powerful...also, her mom killed herself? Does any one know the reason?

From what I remember more was explained in the OVA. The fact they mentioned this in the anime may mean that it will be explained later on, so if you prefer to learn about it from the longer series then you should probably not watch the OVA yet.


I watched the OVA already, but if I remember they just say that she killed herself and that she didn't want Chise...but I guess she might have killed herself coz Chise see "things"
Oct 21, 2017 10:49 PM

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There are so many questions left to be answered about everything. What's Chise's story? What exactly is a Sleigh Beggy? Who is Ainsworth? What are all those creatures that very few can see? The world, why mages are so secretive, dragons?!
But I guess we'll learn in due time haha.

The derpy lizard was cute though. I'm glad it followed her :)
Oct 25, 2017 8:27 PM

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Art, music, and voice acting are all on point, but the pacing is all over the place.

One second, Chise and Ainsworth are talking to the priest. Moments later, we're thrown into some new landscape without explanation and Chise gets snatched up by a dragon. You can tell they really wanted to get to that cliff hanger but didn't have enough time.
Oct 26, 2017 4:35 PM

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So i was so distracted this entire episode 'cause well, there was a freaking Quagsire (one of my fav pokemon) in there:



That ending thou, shocking af.



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Wha't a Sleigh Beggy again? And why is Chise so special? I don't want to use Google, maaan. Actually, that magic Chise made was so gorgeous. :D



My baby, it's a Queen bee, an expression used to define some type of special people that is hold dear by spirits and such, and this quality is super desired since for being a Mage you need the spirits help ;3
That's basically why Chise always has a cute spirit on her!

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Oct 26, 2017 9:08 PM

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Liked it

Upsides

  • I think I'll like Angelica as a character.
  • I understand Chise's emotions better. It makes her more likeable.
  • The plot is going somewhere.
  • Chise's flowers were beautiful.


Downsides

  • The dragon island part seemed force at the end of the episode.


This is by far a better episode than the first one. Now I'm pretty sure this anime's a win for me. This actually gives me vibes of my first time watching anime, like Kuroshitsuji.
Oct 27, 2017 6:51 AM

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KannoSugako said:
My baby, it's a Queen bee, an expression used to define some type of special people that is hold dear by spirits and such, and this quality is super desired since for being a Mage you need the spirits help ;3
That's basically why Chise always has a cute spirit on her!


OH! Now I get it. Hihi. Thank you sooooo much! ^_^v

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Oct 29, 2017 6:23 AM

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I assume she will get abducted now and then since she's "special" for spirits. Since it's pretty much a shoujo series it will be by good looking men or cute spirits... So boys have "power fantasies" and girls have "romance fantasies"?
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Oct 31, 2017 7:08 PM

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I think this was the first time they revealed what happened to Chise's parents? Thankfully those bags under her eyes receded, god know's how long it's been since she's had a proper night's sleep :)

Pacing was really nice and character development was perfect as always, Angelica's introduction to the series was perfect - very natural and revealed even more about Ainsworth's character/personality (hate series that methodically introduce characters straight off the bat - looking at you Overlord). Also Ainsworth actually did look awkward with his human facial expressions.

Personally wish they didn't include the chibi reactions, this series is so good that it doesn't need such a cheap form of comedy relief. The reactions seems out of place, particularly with Ainsworth's otherwise intense personality. Best series of 2017 imo.

What I like the most is how they chose not to exploit Chise's tragic past, they've really done an amazing job portraying her in a way that doesn't make her look pathetic/worthless/beg for sympathy.
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Nov 1, 2017 4:51 PM
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I liked how the lizard ate the sparkles.
Nov 5, 2017 6:29 AM
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How can salamanders be so cute.
Attention to detail even the minions carrying crystals have a little skit.
Thought this is a calm sol, what's with everyone kidnapping poor kid to their isekai so soon?
Nov 6, 2017 2:15 PM

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I don't really care for this anime but I loved the oversized axolotl/salamander.
Nov 7, 2017 8:25 AM

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didn't expect her to create a garden of flower out of tiny pieces of water crystal.
that's sure some power we got there.
Nov 14, 2017 11:52 PM

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This new trend of slice of life fantasy where the world and lore is very complex are awesome and I'm a real big fan of them!
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Nov 20, 2017 3:51 PM

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Dragons. How classy. ;)


Man, Angelica is hot babe. 10/10 for her. :D
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Nov 25, 2017 3:41 PM

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The part with Angelica visit was good, the rest was just.. the pacing felt off, this is way too rushed.

Also, is this reverse harem? I honestly hope not. And I would certainly do without those SD and comedy moments, they are not funny at all.
Nov 29, 2017 8:20 PM

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Mr Steal yo girl is here !! ʢ ͡° ε ͡°ʡ
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