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Posted 1/5/18 , edited 1/6/18
Well... that was a thing.

I'm interested enough to see the second episode if only to find out if they try to explain why the MC is helping a would-be assassin and in the process likely throwing out any chance of being given an okatana.

Separately I think it would be interesting to see a series where we start off looking like it's going to be the "genki" and obviously skilled character who'll be the MC and eventual hero but it turns out their quiet friend is actually the "chosen one". There's probably at least one anime out there that's taken that route but I can't think of one off-hand. At least not one that wasn't so heavy-handed in dropping clues the quiet one would be the real hero that they shouldn't have even bothered trying to keep it a secret.
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Posted 1/5/18 , edited 1/6/18
So apparently this show will be 2-cours.
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If you had to have a show about teenage girls having sword fights against other teenage girls to prove who is best at dispelling bad dreams, I guess it can be this one if no one else wants to do the job.
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looks ok for a first episode.
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/6/18
Bit weird to be honest.

The beginning had me pining for Schoolgirl Strikers, in a Stockholm Syndrome kind of way.

The tournament was good, building tension nicely, but the final match was just weird. And then the bodyguards went into "evil villain " mode, so God knows what's going on.
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icecreamsnow wrote:

Bit weird to be honest.

The beginning had me pining for Schoolgirl Strikers, in a Stockholm Syndrome kind of way.

The tournament was good, building tension nicely, but the final match was just weird. And then the bodyguards went into "evil villain " mode, so God knows what's going on.


The sword Chidori was facing attempted to assassinate the Great Leader (?), but her bodyguards stopped her and were going to kill her, then they needed to horn in a "undisciplined and takes pleasure in bullying from a position of authority" character.
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/7/18
I actually REALLY liked this. I am a sucker for these battle school kinds of shows. But this one seems to be a bit different. And I mean that in a good way. Also there is no harem kind of side-story going on or anything like that. Just about combat and fighting these demons and monsters, training, trying to become the best, testing yourself, and friendship. All simple hashed and re-hashed stuff, but still done in an enjoyable and interesting way. Many questions abound for sure.

I already have a thing for Mai-chan. I will be upset if all she is though is a punching-bag through the series.
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Posted 1/6/18 , edited 1/7/18
I thought the first episode was pretty interesting

Lots of CG though but its not too bad since they are far shots. I am going to follow this a little bit longer.
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
The first episode was interesting enough that I'll stick around for a bit longer.
Something about the overall presentation irks me though, maybe it's the way their scabbards are sticking straight up into the air and that terrible terrible hair-eye on the main antagonist (like seriously, if you cover half her face with hair just cover half her face with hair, don't just draw the eye over it, that's weird.)
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I don't see any particular strong points for or against watching it, at least from the first episode. Maybe it will have something to stand out from the dozens of magical battle school anime, maybe it won't.


You made it further than I did. I got 5 minutes in and went "Ah, it's this show again. Right down to the awful CGI monsters.".

Then it said the <insert term for CGI monster> had been attacking since ancient times. So, in the past several hundred or even thousands of years you never came up with a better way of dealing with them then this? Really? -.-

"They've been attacking us for hundreds of years! We really need to develop some sort of modern countermeasures."
"Nah, just give the police riot shields and find me some high school girls."
"......Sir?"
"Magical high school girls are they only thing that can stop them:"
"Oh....okay."
"They use magic swords so we'll have them train in kendo and fight each other even though that doesn't help at all in terms of fighting giant monsters."
"....Okay. Well, we should at least get them the best training and equipment we can."
"You mean like eye protection and kendo gear?"
"Yes!"
"Nah, they can just wail on each other in their school uniforms. It'll be fine."
"......"

>.>

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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
Taking a shortcut to the leader like that? Cool.

It's a start.
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Posted 1/11/18 , edited 1/11/18
Ep 1

About 30 seconds in I had this pegged as one of those shows. The whole school girls fighting amorphous CG blobs from another world with high tech weaponry and friendship powers. I've been entertained by those types of shows before, but I'm glad that it moved away from that pretty quickly.

I like some of the character designs. Most of the leader lady's bodyguards look awesome but I'm not super into Kanami or Mai, nor their inevitable rival girl. Not really sure what else to think yet. The fact that it is planned for 2 cours has me hoping there is some neat stuff planned for later. Hopefully the fight sequences will be enough to keep my interest.

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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
Possibly episode 2 delayed on CR today?
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
Well, if that was the case, then we would be getting a yellow box from the show's page. But the episode link is up that's doing nothing but to get us 404'd.

Episode 2

What Kanami was saying might apply to other Tojis, but not to someone of Hiyori's skill. So they are on the run after the stunt Hiyori pulled off, and the guards are out to track them down, while the background noise during a phone call to Mai that Kanami made gave the location away. So the pursuit happens and the finally get together again when an aradama attacks. And as for why Hiyori did what she did, it turns out that she saw something only somebody as observant as she is can in that Yukari is an aradama herself. Well, after a weak first episode, at least it's doing something different and out of the box here, but even so I'm still not convinced about the direction this show is going. Still, it could be interesting.
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