Story - 6
Coming from someone who loves the manga very much this first episode was just... I don't know maybe disappointing. I guess I was expecting more of an adaptation then a back story that isnt shown in the manga at all. If you've never read the manga this will just seem so aimless. You won't know any of the characters what a Slay Vega is, why Chise is with Elias.. heck it doesnt even seem like this has a plot at all!
Art - 10 (9.5)
Mahoutsukai honestly looks amazing, the colors, the flow, just it's great. Very beautiful. The only problem I had with it
is that NO ONE BLINKS OML
Sound - 8
The sound track fits very well it kind of reminds me of Cinderella or Snow White. The ending song was so pretty
Character - 5
I know it has only been one episode but sheesh anyone who hasnt read the manga would be utterly lost. You don't know anything about the characters and they seem so stereotypical it's ridiculous.
Enjoyment - 6
I just had a hard time liking this. The main parts that make an anime good (imo) are lacking in this anime. The story isn't established, the characters don't have any purpose or goals they are just... there.
Overall - 6
Putting myself in someone's who hasnt read the manga shoes this would be such a waste of time to watch and they would be so confused. So if you want to watch this I suggest check out the first 7 or 8 chapters of the manga first.
Keep in mind that this is my first review >,<