Quick & Dirty
Initial Interest: Low
Favorite Character: Yuu
Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy. One day he is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive the mahou shoujo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-mahou shoujo system “Megalo” in her place.
Once again I feel like the synopsis is lacking. I realize that questions like ‘how does he deprive a magical girl of her power?’ and ‘anti magical girl system?’ are things that should be answered in the series, but the way they are just tossed out in the synopsis seems kind of confusing. It boils down to me having no idea what to expect, story-wise, from this series. Also while this series claims to be about a boy the tiny picture attached to it on ANN shows like 5 little girls… I think this is a series that falls under the ‘moe’ category but I can’t say for sure because I’ve yet to receive a satisfactory explanation of what that term means or where it came from. Based solely on that picture I suspect this anime of being a harem anime, and after my last harem anime I’m more than a little wary. On the plus side it seems to be 12 episodes long, so if I have even a mild interest in this series by the time you get to read this it may be a full review.
I picked Yuu (aka Eucliwood Hellscythe) because it’s kind of hard to like any of the other characters at all. Yuu, possibly by virtue of being silent, managed to be the only character that didn’t annoy the hell out of me. Thus she wins.
What they did well: I liked the opening theme quite a bit, both the song and the animation sequence. Also, somewhere under all of the porn there was a good story wishing it could have been done properly. Kaze believes the fight scenes had potential.
What they didn’t do well: The porn. Technically they never really show anything…but at the same time this series is so overwhelmed by boobs and naked girls that it’s painful. Ayumu is your typical stereotyped teenage boy. He fantasizes about every girl he sees on a regular basis. These fantasies range from the cute girl calling him “onii-chan” to the cute girl inviting him into the bath and are pointless at the best of times. But it isn’t just Ayumu fantasizing that brings out the porn. Somehow or another Ayumu steals Haruna’s power, which means every time she transforms into her magical girl outfit her clothes instantly dissolve, leaving her naked. Sera is the excessively busty one which means that the camera focuses on her rack more often than her face. There’s a scene where the girls play Twister, I’ll leave the particulars of that scene to your imaginations. Then we’re introduced to Kyoko who is the shy girl type but still manages to have her pj’s (she’s in the hospital) unbuttoned low enough for excessive cleavage, which is where Ayumu’s attention is generally drawn. It honestly could have been a good series if they hadn’t tried so hard to focus on fanservice, which is extremely disappointing. Also there was one glaringly predictable part which could have been at least a little more subtle.
I refuse to give this any sort of recommendation. Those of you who enjoy excessive boobage may enjoy it, but reasonable and non-horny viewers will want to steer clear. I’ll rank this one just slightly above Infinite Stratos because in this one the interesting plot seems to be tied with the fanservice for screentime.
Next Official Review: Tiger and Bunny
I’m vacationing for two weeks, visiting my siblings. In theory I will finish two more reviews in the next couple of days and set them to post on successive Fridays, but if I don’t get it done you have fair warning and my apologies in advance.