Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei is going to end up being great complimentary viewing to Irregular, but I'm not sure that it is yet doing enough to stand on its own. Still, seeing Miyuki's new friends playing detective was kind of fun this week. Be sure to read the full review.
Fairy Ranmaru was a bit of a hot-mess with some stand out moments and interesting ideas but has a mess of a plot and insufficient time to explore more or less anything. Still, not a total wipe-out.
Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. We're reliving the entry exam, opening ceremony and first few days at the magic high school only this time Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei filters the events through the eyes of Honoka. I'll admit, I was surprised given the synopsis of this series clearly said we were seeing this through Miyuki's eyes but it was great seeing Honoka getting a voice. Be sure to read the full review.
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent uses the standard isekai format to tell a pretty low-key romance set in a fantasy kingdom. Those wanting a deep dive into world-building will be disappointed but those just after a calm viewing experience may find a bit of joy in this one.
Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. We're heading back to magic high school with Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei but in this spin-off from The Irregular at Magic High School we follow Mayuki, the honour student. While I'm thrilled to be returning to this magical setting I am wondering if Mayuki can carry the story.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation has had quite a lot of praise heaped on it as standing out in the over-crowded field of isekai stories. Also, if you read MAL reviews its been dumped on by people objecting to some of the sexual content. So how did I end up feeling about Jobless Reincarnation? Be sure to read the full review.
I really should learn to play by my own rules. After abandoning Trigger's SSSS.Dynazenon by the end of episode 1 and not even making it through the introduction of Combatants Will Be Dispatched I was a little worried that I wouldn't make it to episode 3 of enough anime to continue this post format. Well, I was saved from abandoning Watch or Drop by The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent, though I didn't quite remember to stop at the end of episode 3 and snuck in an episode 4.
Here we are with a fantasy that isn't an isekai or time-travel based story - Hortensia Saga. Given I love the genre going in this one should be a sure-fire winner, shouldn't it?
Alright, second title of the season to be taste tested and it is... an isekai. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation. Does this one end up on my watch and review list?
I don't know what I expected going into Wandering Witch but that's probably a good thing. Elaina's journey unfolded before me and I just kind of soaked it in. Read the full review.