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Posted 4/2/15 , edited 4/3/15
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Arata Kasuga's life changes forever on the day the town he lived in with his cousin Hijiri was consumed in a Breakdown Phenomenon, a rather destructive and cataclysmic magical event. Hijiri is engulfed in the Breakdown Phenomenon and gets trapped in another dimension, but not before transferring her grimoire to Arata, in the process revealing herself to be a mage. Using Hijiri's grimoire, Arata is able to recreate an artificial version of the life he used to live, until a powerful mage named Lilith Asami appears before Arata and is able to convince him to cease the world he had created and to join the Royal Biblia Academy where she is a teacher at.

At the Royal Biblia Academy Arata seeks the help of the Trinity Seven, a group of girls who are each a powerful mage at the pinnacle of their respective archives, with each archive being based on one of the seven deadly sins. Lilith herself is actually a member of the Trinity Seven, being the representative of the Luxuria, or Lust, archive. The interesting thing is that nearly every mage chooses the exact opposite archive and thema, or theme, of their personality, so Lilith in actuality is rather reserved and easily embarrassed in sexual situations and is one of the least lustful people in the show. Similarly, Arata ends up choosing the Superbia, or Pride, archive, yet he isn't very prideful, and is rather altruistic, going out of his way for the protection and betterment of others.



I'll be rather blunt, the story makes extremely little sense to me, to the point where I am wondering if there even is much of a story at all. Even the action scenes can be a bit lackluster, as many of the battles are over shockingly quickly. But while both of these would normally be death blows for a show, Trinity Seven is the kind of show propped up entirely by its characters and humor. Arata himself, in a very surprisingly move, is the one who does the bulk of the carrying for this show. Which is actually a rarity for the lead character in a modern harem series.

Arata accomplishes this by being one of the most self-aware and situation-aware harem leads in the history of anime. For example, whenever he falls victim to the accidental breast grope trope, instead of the usual panicked reaction before getting knocked for a loop by someone, Arata calmly compliments the girl and acknowledges that he'll be in a world of hurt soon, all while getting in another grope or two. He knows full well he's about to be taken to Pain City, so he makes the best of a bad situation.



But it goes beyond just that. Arata is one incredibly snarky guy that takes the piss out of anything if given the chance. The good news is many of the girls in his harem will engage him with some back and forth snark. This especially applies to Levi Kazama, the resident ninja member of the Trinity Seven. And speaking of the girls in the harem, there is a more evenly shared amount of focus in this series than in the usual harem anime. Whereas most harem series will primarily focus on two or three of the girls, Trinity Seven manages to give even treatment to as many as five of the harem members.



And it must be said, the voice acting in Trinity Seven is phenomenal. One of the reasons I was able to come back week after week was the excellent line delivery from each of the voice actors. Though, of course the main praise has to be given to Arata's voice actor, the extremely popular and talented Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, whose credits are too numerous to list so I'll just say he's best known as Kirito from Sword Art Online.

Make no mistake, Trinity Seven is indeed a flawed series and the fact that one of its saving graces is its ecchi-focused humor will undoubtedly turn people away. But if you are ok with ecchi humor in a harem series, then Trinity Seven does more than enough things right to make it an enjoyable watch. To see if Trinity Seven is your kind of anime, please check it out on Crunchyroll!
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Posted 4/2/15
Damn Straight!
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Posted 4/3/15
It's all about the gorgeous Girls and aratas antics, also the openings and endings are awesome soundtracs as well
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Posted 4/3/15 , edited 4/3/15
The thing grabbed me with the opener and hooked me with its quirky ecchi humour. It wasn't perfect, but I'm hoping they have a second season, because I'm really missing its style -.-. Also, LFD, what does aratas mean? I think my life just wouldn't be complete without knowing this :-p.
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Posted 4/3/15
Any one have any idea when the new season for Trinity seven is coming out??
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Posted 4/3/15
Trinity Seven is an average series (first half starting off great & second half went stale afterwards). Levi Kazama is my favorite female character of "Trinity Seven". If it wasn't for her, greatness of voice acting & humor, I'd turn away from T7 series.
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Posted 4/5/15
Good review!

I agree: " where I am wondering if there even is much of a story at all. " But I stuck with it, yeah the snark is good but it was the ninja that got me through ep. 12. And I'd be back for more.
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