Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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  • 5
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  • 4
    (50)
  • 3
    (30)
  • 2
    (12)
  • 1
    (11)
4.1
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  • Always watch more than the first episode.
    Seemed kind of weird an strange at first, but once you get into the second episode the series really begins to shine. Don't get me wrong though, the first episode is still really good in my opinion, it's just that after the first episode you get to see more than just chaos.
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  • Hit, hit, hit, yet something is missing ...
    This pretty much sums up this show for me. Overall a very good action based anime. More in the terms of a strong guardian type protagonist with a mysterious past watching over a younger generation (equally strong in their own right).

    This show checks off many of the boxes i expect in a show like this. Plentiful scenarios where the main protagonist gets to display his strength (I really ...
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  • An actually satisfying suspense/romance/action.
    The action was realistic, i felt the characters where much less invincible in this show than in any other, the fights had me on edge because every single one you didnt know who would win, the bad guys feel like actually bad people and not just clay dolls with no emotions. its freaky and amazing when they have cult like crazy personalities.

    i loved the seriousness they emphasized on killing, ...
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  • Don't let the first episode fool you!
    Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor is most definitely not a series you should overlook if you are a fan of fantasy/action anime. While the first episode is cringe worthy at best and paints each of the characters as annoying, uninteresting or straight up boring. Do not take this at face value! The quality of the story and characters takes a drastic 190 degree turn by episode 2. The ...
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  • Watch the second episode!
    The first episode didn't really grab my attention much, but other reviews said to keep watching. It got wayyy better. If I could I would rate is a 4.5. It kind of reminds me of blue exorcist a bit.
    I can see though how others might feel that there isn't much direction. The second half of the season kind of left me a little confused as to what the big picture was, but it was still good enough for ...
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  • 3 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Great ingredients, but mediocre taste
    This show is a roller-coaster ride. By that, I mean it takes you on a ride full of bumps, turns, climbs, drops and loud noises, but you don't really end up in a different place than where you started. None of the major plot elements are resolved, nor do they even progress much during the entire season, in favor of lazy melodrama and trope after trope that most of us have seen before.

    One of ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Likeable characters, interesting concepts, but no good fighting.
    Every episode past one hints that there's something great being hidden, and that the MC can be so much more if he tries. Nothing new, all protagonists from this sort of anime share that quality. The only difference is that you never get a full feel of it. For an anime that's all about magic and combat, there's too much drama and not enough badass magic slinging fighting. Akashic Records has big ...
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  • Great anime, I hope to see more
    I found this anime slow to start, but then it really picked up. I really started to love all the different characters. I had a lot of fun watching this, and watching the relationships change and mold. Glenn-sensei may even have become a favorite character of mine!
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  • Surprisingly not too bad
    I thought this would be another bad anime adapted from a bad light novel that aims to innovate but fail. Surprisingly, this is not the case. There is some serious story and casual anecdotes. While the casual moments are usually the filler-like things, they're not focused as much as in many light-novel adapted anime.

    The pace is steady and not too slow. It also provides enough information not ...
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  • Don't judge a book by it's first episode!
    I've watched a lot of anime in my life. Never has the first episode been such a poor first impression of a very solid anime. The first episode completely fails to convey the tone and quality of the rest of this show. Basically, watch at LEAST 2 episodes before you decide if you want to keep going with this show.

    This is another anime based on a light novel, and as of June 2017 it's lone season ...
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