Sorcery in the Big City

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3.6
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    It's Beginning to Look A Lot like a 'Bland' Christmas Special.
    This is a Semi-Spoiler Review. *READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.*

    For those who want to dive into the special immediately, I would take two Precautions. First, its a CGI special... with a mix of original 2D animation. If that is not your taste, then I high advise you steer clear of this. Second, it's a Christmas special. However, read the reviews if you want to continue further.

    For anyone who ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Sorcery in the bis City
    This was a great holiday special, good animation, heart warming story, great characters, at least a two handkerchiefer, and great action. Story just needs development on sources of magic in city, history, how main character and father fit in. Could cut down on donuts too. Hope this is continued.
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  • CGI meets 2D meets Xmas
    I started watching this with no expectations at all other than the fact I love christmas themed animes.

    It takes place in New York city and tried throwing a few of stereotypes; large black cop obsessed with doughnuts, coos always driving with sirens on, driving out of control everywhere. ect ect

    Some spoilers below

    the characters were not well fleshed out so it was quite confusing as to ...
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  • Has problems but hype AF!
    Nothing too special overall, but give it 10 minutes and you will be hooked for the full 40 minute run-time.
    Also, ignore the description, Emma is the main character. ;)




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  • Well, that was a thing.
    First off, this isn't a series, it's a one-off 40min. OVA. Don't expect any more episodes.
    So, yeah. The 3D animation was okay, I guess? CGI animation doesn't bother me when done well. Here, it was awkward at times when they do that limited-frame thing to mimic hand-drawn anime, though there are moments it can almost fool you. When the motion is fluid it looks pretty good and the action scenes in ...
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  • Now we have a Christmas anime to watch
    Here's a very cute and happy anime that everyone can like. The CGi animation is very slick, if you dont like it then just dont watch it. Cool characters, everyone should have their teddy bear come to life and be an awesome superhero for the day. It has some tear jerking moments. There is no real back story, but thats to be expected in a 40 minute anime. If you just want to see a happy anime then ...
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  • Not a fan of this level of CGI usage, felt 'cheap'
    I have to give this 3 stars, as I only gave it half an enjoyment star, so 2.5 before then.

    I have always been opposed to heavy CGI usage, The Netflix Original Cyborg 009 was painful to watch, I only kept with it because of the name. This does not go that far, but it suffers from frame lag, as this was likely recorded @ 30fps, so the more involved scenes suffer from lack of frames. The plus ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    More of this show please!
    This is the kinda anime i signed up for. The action sequences are super well done and while the fan service moments of Liberty were kinda cringy, i can overlook them just for Apple. Apple and Akari's relationship is adorable and I am looking forward to watching them interact more. Judging by this first episode i am pretty invested in this story.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Good story good action
    This was a nice little story and full of action. The animation was good for a computer generated anime, it flowed nicely. The effects just blew off the screen and there was never a dull moment for a first episode? I still think officer Emma should be the main character in this story. I mean she's got it all that the main character doesn't but I can see where this leads. Thank you
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    This Anime starts with their Christmas Special
    It's a nice story of a Japanese police lady on exchange to NYC. Soon after starting she has her Teddy Bear animated by a wizard. She and her police partner are concerned about keeping the peace in the "Big Apple" over Christmas eve. It's a well-done anime, with good animation, good voice acting. They need to improve the backgrounds somewhat. I like the character of the Teddy Bear the best. ...
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