Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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  • 51 out of 63 people found this review helpful:
    Stick around for Episode 2
    Right away I should tell you that the first episode doesn't capture the essence of the show. Its really cringy and doesn't really provide enough backstory to give a darn. Its more to make you hate the MC so much you want to punch his teeth out.

    After that though, the story gets awesome really fast and its worth sticking around for. The second episode is where you get all the backstory of the ...
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  • 27 out of 36 people found this review helpful:
    The fastest 180 I've ever had on an Anime (AKA don't let episode one turn you away)
    Because do not be fooled, the first episode is absolutely AWFUL. The cast is uninteresting and full of tropes, the motivation is stupid, the magic is mediocre to look at, the ecchi feels like it was included as an afterthought (yeah, yeah, just make all the girls in the school wear 50% less clothes for no reason) and the main character is pathetic at best... Until you get to the second episode. ...
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  • 28 out of 41 people found this review helpful:
    Give it a chance and you will be surprised
    It might seem like another generic school magic harem series but it's Not.

    This is not a Harem anime. It focuses more on the Magic part more than anything.

    The MC is a real surprise but I'm not going to go into details about him.

    Lidenfilms is doing a good job with the animation so far.

    Anyway, give this show a chance (at least 4 episodes) and you might ended up being pleasantly ...
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  • 21 out of 29 people found this review helpful:
    Central Themes Are Important
    Akashic Records is an interesting anime in that it tries to tackle big themes in a way that can be understood by young people, while also being a fanservice centric anime.

    While I appreciate the attempt, these elements constantly work against each other, undermining what could have been a much better story. Like, the idea of making the main character seem like a shitty person in the first ...
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  • 18 out of 31 people found this review helpful:
    This series has a long title so it should be good, right?
    To be frank, I've been waiting for all of the winter season to end just to watch this series. Glen is an interesting character in an interesting story that, not trying to spoil anyone who hasn't read the Manga or Light Novel, you probably will have to wait til episode 3 to get a feel for the real plot of this series. For crying out loud, he's the BASTARD INSTRUCTOR! You don't see many of those ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Okay, but not a Must See
    As far as this kind of show goes, Akashic Records is fine. It is not particularly groundbreaking, but the visuals, music and characters are all pretty functional. It can get boring at times and it is unlikely that I would ever want to watch it again in the future, but I don't regret watching it either.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Meh, wasn't really impressed
    It's just like most typical anime and I had a hard time trying to watch. Cat girl was pretty annoying and uninteresting. I will say the only reason I even stuck around so long was because of Rumia. I do like her character quite a bit. But, the show just couldn't capture my attention enough to make me like it so.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    one of the best anime's ever!!!
    The show has an amazing story.The humor in the show is actually funny. 10/10-IGN
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Started great but ended good
    If I could rate 4.5 stars I probably would have done that. I found the "bastard" part of the show title to be a little misleading. While, Glenn, the main character and "bastard magic instructor" certainly starts out as an ass of a guy, he does an extremely fast turn around. Originally he doesn't have a single care in the world to be teaching at school, but then after ONE conversation from an ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Great ingredients, but mediocre taste
    This show is a roller-coaster ride. By that, I mean it takes you on a ride full of bumps, turns, climbs, drops and loud noises, but you don't really end up in a different place than where you started. None of the major plot elements are resolved, nor do they even progress much during the entire season, in favor of lazy melodrama and trope after trope that most of us have seen before.

    One of ...
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