Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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  • 3
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4.0
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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.
    Generally speaking, I love anime ...
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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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  • Who knew a magic school could be so Anime?
    This show for me, is 100% anime. It's got it all! The countless anime tropes, the fan service built into the uniforms, all that stuff! It's an anime ass anime show, it's about as anime as one could come to expect out of this anime show.

    The show has some neat things going for it, but it doesn't come off very well at the beginning and if you've scrolled through to find my dumb review odds ...
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  • Great anime over all
    It had a few bad moments but it kept me hooked and i remember getting on every day hoping to see a new episode i love this anime wish it had more episodes. I love this anime but it does compare to a lot of different anime but that's nothing new. Can't wait to find a anime like this one again
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  • Infinitely better than I anticipated
    The first episode does not do the series justice enough. After the second episode I was hooked. Original characters, not a lot of predictable outcomes, some fantastic animations here and there. All in all a worthy anime to binge. Can't wait for season 2
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  • Still the same old Formula and All’s right with the world.
    What can I say? Just another bunch of magical girls in skimpy outfits with plenty of boobs, panties shots and lesbian action, flat line story, no decent music, intros or endings. Please enjoy to the fullest.

    I need to write a longer review to get this published that is why I am writing this. I might as well just explain the theory of flight or the definition of MOE because there is really ...
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  • Very cliche, no originality
    I found myself enjoying it more as it went along, but overall is very cliche, with all the normal character tropes, a little bit of fanservice and the same tired old narrative.
    Reasonably enjoyable as a mindless time-filler, but is nothing special. You laugh more at the anime than with it.
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