Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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  • 5
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    (47)
  • 3
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4.0
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    The Quality Goes Up and Down
    As many people have said in previous reviews, the anime's first episode is kinda eh, but the second and third episodes are great improvements beyond the first. However, the anime soon drops off again and settles into being a simply mediocre quality anime. It becomes overly dramatic and what's her face, not Rumia, but the other unmemorable girl, is simply annoying. Honestly, after the first ...
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  • 4.5 out of 5 Review after 7 Episodes
    This anime is a mix of action, magic, and high school life. Sort of. When I first saw this anime I assumed "Oh it's going to be a story about high school life in a magic school and the students fall for the teacher. Girly anime." Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. It has some of those elements, but there's fighting, blood, and a very ballsy (and a bit pervy) teacher. I aspire to be as ballsy as ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Came for the cute girls, stayed for the cute girls (there's also some cool magic stuff too)
    This is up to date as of episode 7!

    Pros:
    - Gorgeous character designs
    - Very solid animation
    - Good pacing
    - Enjoyable story with a big cast

    Cons:
    - Some of the dialogue can be a little awkward
    - Packed with tropes and several main characters feel extremely flat

    Thus far the series has given me a lot of enjoyment. The main character and his class are all pretty standard, but it ...
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  • It's got issues but I'm enjoying it a lot
    If you like arrogant MC's, this is another show for you. I really like when anime takes that route after seeing so much of the opposite. The story is kind of predictable, but the characters are still interesting. It's a bit of a harem anime, but not really ecchi. Really the MC is what makes it for me. I don't often find shows I binge through anymore, but this has been one of the few.
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  • People didn't like the first episode?!
    Ok, so i read the reviews, and expected to have to sit through a shit first episode before getting to the good stuff. Ho damn was I wrong! The main character is the most lovable, preposterous douchebag I have ever seen, and I have instantly fallen in love. The show has superbly clever writing, and immediately begins playing with your expectations. I've only watched the first episode, but I feel ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great anime. The best anime this year
    This is a great anime. It kinda starts slow but it picks up as the story progresses. It has great potential to be one of the best. Some reviewers gave it a low rating but I would not be influenced if I were you. Give it a try and yo will see how great an anime this one really is.
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  • 23 out of 31 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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  • 2 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Cheap and Tragic as MC's dark past
    Jesus. It's only selling sex and nothing more. Well, sex is the point of Japanese subculture but, this is just too much. Everything is so poorly placed that I don't even see a single point of mentioning them. And that only strengthens the sex part...
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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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