Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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4.0
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Watch at your own risk
    I don't know what to say. Is this show good, yes and no. It is like a bunch of episodes of a series set in the same world that all tie into each other but not really. This show fails to make any real connection or have an underlying story that spans from beginning to end. Each episode alone is pretty good but they don't fit together at all beyond one or two episodes at a time. What is this show ...
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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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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Great Plot Despite Fan Service
    I was rolling my eyes in the first episode because of the terrible schoolgirl outfits, but this anime hooked me a few episodes in. I liked the take on magic and the way it was taught in this universe. Also, at first the characters seemed sort of superficial (first 1-2 episodes), then all of a sudden they got SUPER interesting! There was some great character development, no fear of showing ...
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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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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Okay, but not a Must See
    As far as this kind of show goes, Akashic Records is fine. It is not particularly groundbreaking, but the visuals, music and characters are all pretty functional. It can get boring at times and it is unlikely that I would ever want to watch it again in the future, but I don't regret watching it either.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Give it the 3 episode test
    It is watchable. There are some legitimately cool moments and twists. I even loved the music. But don't be fooled by the rating, this isn't a "masterpiece" as some are proclaiming. Many excited teens watched episode 2 and while it is a good episode don't expect much afterward. This is as cliche as it gets, if you couldn't tell by the cover art.
    The bulk is made up of ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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