Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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  • 3
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4.0
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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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  • I love this show so much already.
    It's 3 in the morning and I just finished watching every single episode and I've spent the last hour as well looking/reading the manga/light novel. Everything bout this anime was beyond my expectations and I genuinely can't wait till they release more episodes/volumes. Honestly pretty sad I have to wait however long to see more. No regrets whatsoever and I'm sure anyone else who takes the time to ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Great start and would love season 2.
    Great show overall and I look forward to more, characters developed well and I'm curious where it all leads up to.

    Mature themes and complicated relationships, Glenn Radars is just an awesome troll character.

    So I read all the 1 and 2 star comments and the common trend is that people hated it because it has perverted parts which I found funny, most 1 star people had some PC/SJW bias saying ...
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  • Pretty cool. Tad cheesy
    I enjoyed this one. I liked the animation, characters, OST.
    It's a tad cheesy, fairly at times. But i thought it was a decent anime that at times made me smile and laugh.
    Some cool action and combat scenes. Some fan service without being over the top.
    It didn't really explain some of the situations that Glen survived but i guess it's not uncommon in anime for main characters to survive a ...
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  • Slow to start but quickly picks up pace
    Don't judge this show by episode one. The show becomes much better quickly as it delves deeper into each character a little, revealing little bits and pieces as we go. 11 episodes in and this feels a lot like a set up for the next season, with small 3 episode Arcs giving us brief glimpses into each Character.

    However a very enjoyable show with lovable characters
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