Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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4.1
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  • 27 out of 35 people found this review helpful:
    Central Themes Are Important
    Akashic Records is an interesting anime in that it tries to tackle big themes in a way that can be understood by young people, while also being a fanservice centric anime.

    While I appreciate the attempt, these elements constantly work against each other, undermining what could have been a much better story. Like, the idea of making the main character seem like a shitty person in the first ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Exceedingly surpasses initial episode
    This show is fantastic. To not give away spoilers i'll just say this, the first episode is merely a setup for the rest of the show. Its necessary, so give this one the good ole 3 episode rule and I promise you won't be disappointed.

    Magic, School, Fan Service, (done the right way, which is increasingly rare, do not be turned off by reading this, just watch and see.) Action, Wit, this anime has ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Thoroughly enjoying this show
    I've heard this being compared to shows like The asterisk war, but I think it's more in line with shows like Mahou Sensei Negima, in that Negima starts as a fan service anime and gradually turns into a shonen action series, instead akashic starts as the average trope filled C tier series with a twist, the twist being that the main protagonist has good characteristics and is overall more fun and ...
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  • 2 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    Nothing new this anime brings
    Another cop-out series. Bring nothing new as far as origin goes. The setting has no real substance. You're in a magic school and the mc is a guy with deep-dark mysterious past and already has 2 girls wantin the D. Your typical fedora anime series that panders to people with 0 standards.
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  • It's Great - Give it a chance!
    This is one of the best shows I have seen in awhile. Although the show is still quite new, all of the characters are very memorable and very funny. While the first episode sets up the main character as kind of a jerk, you can't help but laugh at his funny mannerisms and dialogue. It's his character to be a bastard after all! The show has many elements from different genres it has action, comedy, ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Most Underrated Anime This Season
    I am a bit surprised this anime is not as popular as it should be. If you judge this anime by its cover you will miss out greatly. While it is no masterpiece, it is definitely a solid 8/10 and one of the better shows this season because of the mc. The mc, Glenn Radars, is very enjoyable and entertaining throughout the show. The plot and soundtrack, while not being perfect, are still exceptional. ...
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  • Keep an open mind! / Great Foreshadowing
    At first part of me was rejecting how much I really enjoy this series because I couldn't get past the uniforms. Once I got over that and stopped being critical I found myself really loving the plot and wanting to see more. Also there's awesome use of foreshadowing in each episode that kept me engaged.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Loveable Characters!
    The one thing that really charmed me about this show was how the characters weren't so cliche it makes you question your love of anime. There are some tropes, but there are also unique characteristics in each character that makes me really love them all. This show is great!
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  • 2 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Cliche no clothed characters
    Pretty much your average male lead with little no clothed girls blushing over him with some magic that makes it just enough worth while to watch. I wanted to watch this anime anyway to just get any idea of how much would i really hate it and found it enough to at least watch though. Would I recommend it? ehhhh... If it was the right context of convo, other wise never on my own free will.
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  • Keep watching, it does get better!
    The first episode seems a bit lazy as far as work done, and may not interest you very much. However, the show gets increasingly better the more episodes you watch and all can be forgiven from the first episode! I love the story so far and cannot wait to see the remaining episodes in the season.
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