There's a cool concept at play in Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka and this could have been something quite special in the dark magical girl genre and yet I can't help feeling like this anime missed its mark. I know its late but here is my review of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka.
I said at the time that Midnight Occult Civil Servants was on that despite not being a particularly spectacular watch it was an anime I wouldn't mind more of. Well, episodes 14 and 15 are now available on Crunchyroll and so we're back to supernatural investigations in this story about a vampire hunt. It's more of the same and I have no problem with that.
Let's Talk It Out Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin only has a score of 6.82 on MAL and that’s no real surprise. A visually dull anime with a slow story about a character who can talk to supernatural creatures isn’t exactly ticking everyone’s box of a must watch. Arata has no other power. No magic banishing … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Anime Review
A Sleepy But Satisfying Conclusion Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin Episode 12 This one ended as it began with Midnight Occult Civil Servants slipping away without fanfare or anything overly noteworthy; just a sense of a story going quietly about its business without putting on airs or drawing attention to itself. Whether or not you like … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episode 12
Do You Think He Realises He Was Wrong Yet? Midnight Occult Civil Servants Episode 10 Pride comes before the fall and the government guy certainly is going to learn that after this week. Midnight Occult Civil Servants picks up immediately from the events of the last episode and shows the divide between Arata and the … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episode 10
I Didn't See That Coming Midnight Occult Civil Servants Episode 9 After the light midnight stroll we had last week, this episode of Midnight Occult Civil Servants was a slap across the faces folded by a glass of freezing water tossed over our heads. And while there were certainly hints early in the episode that … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episode 9
A lot of build up but no climax. On a separate note - always bribe fairies with sugar. It apparently works. Episode 7 The conclusion to this two parter wasn’t a disappointment, but it didn’t really seem to do as much as it could. Midnight Occult Civil Servants builds up to a confrontation that ultimately … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episode 7
The supernatural mystery grows. I have to give Arata credit here for a very appropriate reaction. Episode 5 Not sure how I feel about the Another of the week being Pandora. Not to mention, it was pretty obvious from her first appearance where they were going with it so the reveal of her name toward … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episodes 5 + 6
Ugly visuals but interesting premise. This is a very trustworthy face. Episode 3 Just going to point out that Midnight Occult Civil Servants is making a good run for ugliest visuals of the season. While I get night scenes need to be dark, the lack of contrast or distinction in the visuals makes this a … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episodes 3 + 4