Izetta: The Last Witch

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (23)
  • 3
    (17)
  • 2
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4.1
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  • 22 out of 31 people found this review helpful:
    Had amazing potential but after the 4th ep went downhill (spoilers)
    This show had amazing potential. the first 4 episodes were great. the animation, the drama the thrill of how they will overcome an great enemy. But after the 4 ep it was all gone. Turned into another typical anime with decent animation. the quality of battles dropped as well which really made this show stand out unlike others. They put so much effort in showing us what a true battlefield looks ...
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  • 22 out of 31 people found this review helpful:
    Fun premise, weak execution
    Based on the first and second episodes I thought this was going to be great, but fan service has been substituted for the development of the main characters' relationship. The animation quality also drops significantly after a gorgeous first episode.
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  • 24 out of 37 people found this review helpful:
    Had a great premise but lost it half way threw.
    On episode 7:
    Animation(13/20): The animation for this anime is getting lazier by the episode. The first couple of episodes had great animation.But now There are a lot of still frames and some strange looking times in the show. For example, when one the archduke talks to izetta the only things that moves for about 6 seconds is her mouth and it looked very inorganic.

    SoundTrack(15/20): Even ...
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  • 11 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Will Not Be First to Shout "Last!"
    Love and loyalty, pain and loss are touchstones of all our lives, and few environments amplify them as does the devastation of war. Such is the unfortunate setting in which two childhood friends reunite. Izetta, whose family has been deliberately if slowly exterminated because of their hereditary witchcraft, must decide if the kindness shown by one person can overwrite generations of ...
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    A bad rough draft of a story with (squandered) potential
    Came for the interesting premise (WWII with magic). Stuck around because the story seemed to be trying to set up a complex political conflict and because Finé and Izetta's relationship (one of the series' focal points, as seen by the promotional poster) seemed like it would be interesting.

    But what Izetta: The Last Witch offers in the end is what I could only describe as a rough draft of a ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Pick one; Fantasy or Realism. This is why you can't do both.
    This was a fun idea for a story. It starts off promising too. Izetta and Fine are a really cute pairing, there's some cool action, and there's some appeal to the idea of a witch swooping in and stopping what was the worst war in history.

    But the series quickly starts to feel rushed, trying to cover far too much content in too few episodes. The last 1/3 of the series is absolutely horribly ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Really Good- but not perfect historical fiction
    This starts out with a few elements that might seem somewhat cliche: a typical teen princess, a typical looking magical girl locked in a box. Overly handsome villains who grin about everything. But I was intrigued by the alternate history- not just because I love alt history anime but because of how it was adapted with this story.
    You aren't telling a happy story if it's in Europe during World ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great start, great premise, ok anime
    This anime starts out with great 1st episode, and is pretty solid at end, but sandwhiched in between is nothing to special.

    It is a real shame, because the world and the characters are pretty interesting. I think if they could have slowed things down to increase emotional impact of some of the bigger events the anime would be stronger.

    As it stands, it felt rushed. Music was super solid ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderful WWII battle-witch drama that squandered its potential
    I really enjoyed the first half of this show about a powerful witch fighting in the second world war. Its worth four stars just for the third episode. The story is pretty good and the characters - especially the princess and the witch - are interesting. However, the show takes a turn for the worst around episode 7, and becomes very depressing very fast - unnecessarily so, in my opinion; I ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    An aboslute breath of fresh air
    I can't get over how this anime has surpassed my expectations again and again, and I trust you will feel the same way. I came in expecting a run of the mill magic girl semi-hentai bland show and I was blown away. You can tell this isn't a cash cow show full of fan service to get as big an audience as possible for as little production value as possible. The director and staff behind it are truly ...
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