Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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4.0
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  • 5 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    It's an old formula in a new format. It hsa developed into one of the most engaging anime if this season.It's
    It has an interesting premise, a lazy, bumbling and talented teacher of a class of elite magic students, opens up some interesting avenues. There was the typical fan service and the school outfits are a bit risque, but I think '"creepy" and "pedophilic" are going too far. The characters are cute and the teacher is engaging. I appreciate some fan service. The animation is well done and the voice ...
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  • Not what I expected.
    When I saw this here, I thought "Hey, why not. Seems like it could be fun or at least so bad it's good." Looking at the cover and the description I thought it was going to be a kind of preposterous Magical Girl-High School Comedy with a ridiculously heavy dose of fan service. Like Kämpfer or something similar. Or that they'd play it straight...like School Days...

    Staying optimistic ...
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  • Some originality to this Magical School anime
    The first episode with the main character Glenn being a pervert, arrogant, and incompetent isn't really representative of the rest of the series. The next 5 episodes are actually pretty good and show off how Glenn's greater understanding of magic can offset raw power and speed. I like the character backstories, and their emotions are portrayed well. Glenn is a good teacher when he wants to be and ...
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  • A harem not afraid to make fun of itself
    This premise is rather straightforward, teacher comes to a school where the uniforms are far more revealing than they should be and an ecchi harem of walking tropes develops around the confident teacher. However, the show does just enough correctly to receive passing marks and make it stand out from the crowd.

    Firstly is world building, normally in low effort ecchi harem you receive an ...
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  • I just binge watched this series and I love it.
    This anime was great, started out real slow but the second episode really kicked it off. The mc is op and very funny. Really like those animes with an op mc that hide it but eventually everyone finds out. Give this show a chance, it really is worth it.
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  • NOT Generic, slow start but pulls you in
    Most of the final episode comments claim its 'generic', IMHO this is one of the school-oriented anime's that had some depth to it and has set the stage of possibilities for a second season. While its true many anime's feel abandoned when they don't get a second or third season, if this one does it will certainly be fantastic.

    Looking simply how to counter the 'generic' stigma, the male ...
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  • Interesting Characters, Forced Plot (Still Worth Watching)
    If you are like me, you will spend the first few episodes thinking the male protagonist is a jerk, but that is the POINT, and they pull it off very, very well. This is NOT a romcom and while there are relationships going on, none of them are the romantic type between the characters - and that is a GOOD thing. This takes the "magical high school" idea, drops it into a political backdrop and ...
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  • Good action, comedy, visuals; decent characters and story
    TLDR: if you like action, decent plot, and visual aesthetic appeal (albeit not much ecchi fanservice), watch it, it's great.

    Pros/neutrals/cons
    + Good action and very nice visuals
    + Very little retarded drama or annoying romance
    + Uniforms over 9000/10
    + Lead male isn't a f*##&t. He doesn't give [email protected]$$ shounen-style speeches, babbling about inane concepts that randomly boost his ...
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  • Got really good, I would recommend sitting through this one.
    I agree with the other reviewers that have stated that this anime starts out cringy. It really, really does.

    But once you get into it, the characters are actually pretty interesting. The teacher does act scummy often, but he isn't actually a scum bag. I feel like I can relate to him a lot.
    The main female characters are all adorable. Especially the angry one.
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  • Not your average magic story
    I really enjoyed this, it was interesting with unexpected and some expected twists. It doesn't have a atypical romance distracting the plot. Every character could be the main one, which is exactly what you want in an ensemble. The teacher is hilarious, as they ought to be. I like this alot.
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