I Watched It…Enjoyed It…But Something Bothered Me…

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Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

 

First off, let me get this out of the way:

I enjoyed this show. The animation was decent. The story, while not mind-blowingly original or particularly innovative, was still enjoyable enough to watch. The characters were also pretty cliche for the most part.

Yet…I enjoyed watching it. Was it a favorite? Absolutely not. I will probably forget about it in time as it’s not particularly memorable. But I don’t regret watching it.

I’m not even going to go into detail telling you about the show, but if you don’t know about it already here’s a link to get you up to speed:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashic_Records_of_Bastard_Magic_Instructor

 

But some things about the show did get under my skin a little bit….

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 THE GIRL’S SCHOOL UNIFORMS!!! Ye gods it bugged the hell out of me! Yes, yes, I know it’s fan service, but they are so ridiculously pandering I just found it horribly distracting how stupid they were! I know this is some immature male fantasy image that is found in anime/ manga/ American comics/ video games, but can’t they try a little harder to make a good story rather than going cynically for the fan service?

Here are the boy students in contrast:

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 I couldn’t find many images, but trust me: The male students are not wearing crop tops and booty shorts!

And please for the love of all that is holy, would someone explain to me…

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…Why Sistine has “neko” ears???? No one else does! No other student. Not her parents. Unless I am totally forgetting something or someone, it’s only her. This seems to be a very cynical ploy to sell a main character by making her extra cute with her cat ears or something,  but perhaps I am judging this too harshly.

Attention Parents: There is fan service in this show. There is the obligatory beach episode. Standard boob jokes. Person walking in on a group of girls changing scene. Sexual innuendo is present some as well. You have been warned.

Attention potential viewer: It’s not a horrible show, but it tries to make up for it’s lack of originality with rather blatant fan service. It’s not the first show to do this (of course), and it’s definitely not going to be the last.

Watch it…or not…it’s okay, but it’s a way to kill some time.

Until next time: Happy Viewing!

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6 thoughts on “I Watched It…Enjoyed It…But Something Bothered Me…

  1. jeffreybotah July 22, 2017 / 9:48 am

    In all honesty, I’m not the biggest fan of fan service either. Personally, I could watch something with a great story but if fan service is overdone it’ll make me lower my rating considerably.

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    • madreceiver July 22, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      I agree. Overall this show wasn’t nearly as bad as some fan service wise. The story was enjoyable enough as well. The outfits just bugged me to no end for some reason. I felt like, to some degree, it was making up for it’s weaknesses by pandering which seems lazy to me. But…it’s what sells, I guess?

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  2. renxkyoko August 28, 2017 / 4:27 am

    More often than not, fan service is the reason why I drop a show.

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    • madreceiver August 28, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      I agree. While the fan service was not extreme in this show, the outfits were definitely pandering and got on my nerves.

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      • renxkyoko August 28, 2017 / 6:02 pm

        We do notice those ” little ” things, don’t we ? There’s one where the female protagonist wears the same dress ( she’s a university student) ,like, from beginning to end ( I don’t remember the title but it has Psychic Detective in it ) and it really bothered me. I love this anime, though. ( One of the main guy’s eyes is red colored , and that’s where he gets his psychic power from.

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      • madreceiver August 28, 2017 / 6:38 pm

        Yup. 😀
        Sometimes there’s just something that will stick out and drive you crazy even though you like the show okay.

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