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New Anime Series: Magical Warfare

First Episode(s) Review for: Magical Warfare
Summary:

A normal Japanese high school boy who happens to be good at Kendo (stop me if you have heard this one before) Saves a young female magician who is being being hunted by her brain washed brother and his gang of evil magicians, the young lads friends join the fight and start manifesting magic of their own (to much comic surprise)

Animation:

The quality varies at different times, you get the feeling that the the artists who are painting the backgrounds are more talented than the ones drawing the characters, but still excellent quality all rounds

Plot Potential:

After a very grim start, it moves happily into “you perv” misunderstanding territory and then back to grim, then on to standard high school battle territory (where the only loser seems to be concrete), it looks like we are going to have to save the world again with the help of epic battles series, but I do like the “attack a magician with magic in the living world and get stripped of your magic” touch

Music:

Good rousing opening music and solid rock end theme, the kind of music that makes people new to anime go “Cooo!! they have proper music on these cartoons”

Reminds me of:

Code Geass is obviously a huge influence but with shades of Tenchi Muyo and a pinch of Needless

Overall:

The visual aspect of this anime totally out ways the plot, but hopefully that should improve, in the mean time its a solid series you could recommend to someone new to the genre, minor note: whats with the bloody stupid swords!!, there are hundreds of viable sword shapes without making up ones that would be naff to use


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Disclaimer: These are mini reviews of anime’s that are fresh out in Japan and are not licensed in the UK, buy them once they have been licensed or at the very least buy the merchandise, remember if the anime makers make a loss, THEY WILL STOP MAKING ANIME!!

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