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Well the fun certainly isn't stopping. A poke at the Church here and a poke at maria there. Also got to know how Familiars get made too. More disruption of the English army which leads to a confrontation with Michael and a clash of ideologies.

Maria's Pacificism vs the Pragmatism of the heavens. Though i figure there must be more to it than just Natural order.

But liking the series so far, definately one of my favorites this season already. So hopefully it can keep it up.
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Oh god, I didn't see this coming. Maria the Virgin Witch is actually really really great. A story about a witch who hates fighting and tries to stop it along with religious persecution, and save those who pray to the gods, but they do nothing. So Maria tries to save people in their stead only to be stopped by Saint Michael because Maria is contradicting the laws of the world by helping people in their time of need instead of letting them die. Wow.
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I just love how they are portraying the Church and the angels as fiendish or at least "we cant save the world so were just going to sit back and let it burn." And they are portraying the Medieval church pretty much the way they were. They were just as militant as the standing armies if not more so.

It's kinda refreshing to see them portrayed in a more realistic light than the candy-coating western shows often portray them as (or used to I guess?).

Also Micheal's attitude about the whole thing pissed me off. You can't save everyone so don't even try because you're upsetting the status quo and I don't like it!

it will be interesting to find out if the throne of heaven is actually empty (ie God is gone), and Micheal is just doing whatever the hell he wants.
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Posted 1/18/15 , edited 1/18/15
Episode 2


Haha, Artemis....

And right now, the show is really making fun of Maria and her virginity. Ah, what a fun episode this was. It had a decent balance of humor and gags. Very refreshing to see some of the Church and angels too. I wonder what Michael's next move will be though? That cliffhanger..!

Edit: loved both theme songs as well - the OP and ED.
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I'm so offended by this show that I might blow something up!
It's a great show so far and I'm quite enjoying it.

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kitsuneshoujo wrote:

I just love how they are portraying the Church and the angels as fiendish or at least "we cant save the world so were just going to sit back and let it burn." And they are portraying the Medieval church pretty much the way they were. They were just as militant as the standing armies if not more so.

It's kinda refreshing to see them portrayed in a more realistic light than the candy-coating western shows often portray them as (or used to I guess?).

Also Micheal's attitude about the whole thing pissed me off. You can't save everyone so don't even try because you're upsetting the status quo and I don't like it!

it will be interesting to find out if the throne of heaven is actually empty (ie God is gone), and Micheal is just doing whatever the hell he wants.


Not quite the impression i got from Michael. Think about it like this. The natural order is god's work in a sense. Obviously Michael would be quite opposed to someone messing with the works.

Problem is we're not given much explanation as to why it has to be like that. Just that is how it is and Maria is to bugger off. And it essentially represents a huge challenge to Maria's ideals. From what appears to be God himself.

So it's going to be a question of where this actually goes next episode.
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With only 25 chapters total for the source material I'd imagine this anime is going to cover it right up until the very end.

Shame the synopsis pretty much spoils what Michael is about to do and probably how the series ends.
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Angels are portrayed as ass like always. I am not surprised.
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EP 2 "Against the World"

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Now that I got my take on Religion out of the way Maria is opposed to War as others but Maria gets punished for interfering!

Voices of dissension even when right have a hard time making change!

I just dont like how Maria is being treated for doing good!
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FLjerry2011 wrote:

EP 2 "Against the World"

WARMING Disclaimer
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Now that I got my take on Religion out of the way Maria is opposed to War as others but Maria gets punished for interfering!

Voices of dissension even when right have a hard time making change!

I just dont like how Maria is being treated for doing good!


If you are going to base an anime in europe during the 100 years war though, else are they going to do?
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Runaway-yoyo wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:

EP 2 "Against the World"

WARMING Disclaimer
/ My own Opinion / not to judge show



Now that I got my take on Religion out of the way Maria is opposed to War as others but Maria gets punished for interfering!

Voices of dissension even when right have a hard time making change!

I just dont like how Maria is being treated for doing good!


If you are going to base an anime in europe during the 100 years war though, else are they going to do?


I tried to clarify things and keep it as a seperate thought but I guess that didnt come across in the way I thought it would !

But anime tends to focus on certain religions! One you cant blink an eye at!

I like the show but had to include those thoughts as a seperate idea!

The 100 Year had anti war resentment w/o this anime!



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Posted 1/18/15

Insomnist wrote:

Nice inclusion of some historical trivia.



Yeah, I liked that.
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I hope Maria becomes a whore at the end of this.

Moral degradation is my fetish.
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kdroberts wrote:

I hope Maria becomes a whore at the end of this.

Moral degradation is my fetish.



Wow, you just took this forum to a whole new level
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kdroberts wrote:

I hope Maria becomes a whore at the end of this.

Moral degradation is my fetish.


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