Alternative titles: Seiken Tsukai no Wārudo Bureiku
Light Novel Adaptation – what else would it be – by Diomedea
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Moroha is a new student at an academy for Saviors, individuals who summon memories from the past to fight beings called Metaphysicals. Since this isn’t the type of show where he’s the only male Savior, he’s got to be unique in some other way, so he gets a doable not-imouto and lascivious classmate packaged in! I’m also told there are other wish fulfillment reasons why hes unique but I don’t give a shit.
Marlin’s verdict: Generic In Its Terribleness
There are many things wrong with this show. In case my earlier lamentations on other LN adaptations haven’t been specific enough, here’s a rundown. Having the past versions of the heroines as literal damsels in distress is not cool. Having characters shout exclamations at every development is not funny. The male character saying a female character’s inane actions are debasing to women does not excuse you to have her further make actions debasing towards women. Having the main character automatically be great at fighting even though the experienced fighter explicitly states it took him TWO YEARS to get to that level does not make for good character development. Having things start in medias res is always a bit lazy, but at least that flash forward had everyone acting together and competently at that, which is what shocked me more than anything. Why can’t we have that in medias res story from the start? Why do we have to go through awful plotlines to get decent content? This first episode just seems to want to perpetuate the same misogynistic themes that already pervade the majority of Light Novel plots, and I refuse to stand for it.
There’s such a long list of terrible things that Marlin has pretty much covered, I’m just going to add that the main girl’s stupid single twin tail hairstyle drove me crazier than any of it. Between that and the main guy’s random shock of white hair, it just struck me as a symptom of how desperate the creators are to make something original without putting any thought into it. Sorry, this show lost that battle about as badly as the main characters got beat by Axe Dude before main dude got his memory back. Please don’t watch this.
Iro’s verdict: Probably Crap
Firstly: that’s a garbage title, rivaling Riddle Story of Devil for stupid, unnecessary, roundabout word placement. Secondly: I was clicking randomly through this episode to make sure my video was working properly, and the first thing I spied was a twin-tailed girl shouting “I have lady parts too!”. I promptly closed the window and never looked back.