Wizard Barristers

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  • 5
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    (9)
  • 3
    (15)
  • 2
    (7)
  • 1
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3.3
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  • 24 out of 28 people found this review helpful:
    Potential present, but untapped
    Based on the first episode only:

    The first thing I thought when I saw this series was Phoenix Wright with magic. That concept alone would have been enough to draw a large audience, but where Phoenix Wright had its strengths, Wizard Barristers has its weaknesses.

    The opening scene to the whole series is interesting. Good voice acting, good action (although the physics get a little funny), and ...
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  • 17 out of 22 people found this review helpful:
    there's a lot wrong with this one.
    My main complaint was that the personality of the main character didn't seem to mesh with what we've been told of her backstory. She seems to be the bumbling and innocent klutz, and not the sort of person who would be the youngest ever to pass a wizard bar exam (that has to be hard, right??). I just couldn't believe a super law genius who breaks the law twice in the first episode and acts all ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    ...then Episode 11 happened....
    First review, I wouldn't bother but hopefully I save someone the pain of finding this out directly.
    At first I felt the animation was well done and generally liked it visually (I'll elaborate on the 'at first' part in a moment, however). Basically the background to the story is that Witches/Wizards are coupled with the present day time and in this world their use of Magic is strictly ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Good premise, poor execution
    The basic idea behind the show, that we are going to be following defense lawyers for wizards, certainly has quite a bit of potential. Unfortunately, the pacing and characterizations seem rather off to me, and while I enjoy the attempt to do something new I found that the series ultimately just bored me. Clearly some people enjoy it and it isn't so offensive to rate 1 or 2 stars in my mind, but ...
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Definitely worth watching
    I'm not one to write reviews normally, but seeing as this series had none I figured I'd help some indecisive people out if I could.

    The animation in this is wonderful, very clean and colourful. Seeing as there is only one episode out at the time of writing this, I can't much comment on the story so far. I will say the premise for the show is original to me: Magic Lawyers for the wizard ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Deceptively bad do not watch
    This show is a mess, the in world magic rules change constantly with no explanation. The legal system isn't thought out, sometimes testimony is evidence, sometimes its not. Justifiable use of magic somehow still results in fines. The gavel sends people to the jail, it does not kill them, this was not explained until episode 12. Episode 11 is only partially animated. The criminals testify ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Could have been better
    This show had a LOT of potential... but it just didn't live up to it. A lot of great ideas but for me everything seemed a little rushed. I feel like this show would have benefited more from 24 episodes instead of 12. The budget being blown -- it shows they bit off more than they could chew.

    The series starts at around an 8 out of 10 and ends to a 4/5 out of 10. The first episode was amazing ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not bad, but YMMV...
    NOTE: I had planned on following this series, but I ended up dropping it after the 3rd episode, so this review is solely based on the first three.

    As many people have said already, it's basically like Law & Order meets Phoenix Wright by the way of a Harry Potter party. That was certainly my impression from what I've seen--you've got Cecil Sudo, a perky, almost too-cheerful teenage wizard ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Magic meets the justice system.
    If anything it's original. This show follows Cecile a Wizard Barrister (Basically a wizard defense attorney), as she hopes to defend her fellow wizards, and eliminate the unfair bias the system holds against them. Over all I’m enjoying the show, It’s got action and the cases seem to be enjoyable. The only thing that doesn’t sit well with me (as of the time of this review) is I would like to see ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    A bit underwhelming..
    The show looks pretty good and the premise is kind of interesting, but after watching the first episode, things seemed to happen way too quickly. It seemed like they tried to fit in 2 or 3 episodes into one 20-ish minute ep, which made the flow of the plot very.. strange.

    I'm not a fan of shows that do this sort of thing, so I may be a bit more biased, but the first episode, while having some ...
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