Cardcaptor Sakura 2.0 coming at you!
I know what you are thinking another damn magical girl series right? With the likes of Symphogear G, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma illya and Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou what can Fantasista Doll possibly do differently that the other magical girl shows can’t? For that answer I guess you will have to read and find out with this first impressions post with Kara teaming up with me once again!
Well, here I am with round 2 of the magical girls posts (…I still have yet to watch Symphogear, but I hear it’s pretty good). How did Fantasista Doll compare with Taiyou? Er, other than the fact that Fantasista is way more difficult for me to remember the name to, this series seems to have it’s own things that are good about it~.
Fantasista production team
Sasara has a tough choice to make before her fight! Does she wear a Maid outfit or bunny girl suit?
These magical card girls have the best clothes.
Believe it or not Fantasista Doll is created by Goro Taniguchi who is the original creator of Code Geass, Scryed, Planetes and the list goes on and on, but I was kind of surprised to see that he made a magical girl series. Also one of my favorite music composers Yasharu Takanashi who is no stranger to magical girls because he has an amazing track record for working on various seasons of Precure, but as much as I love his work it kind of feels that he just uses the same music over and over again? Of course since he uses the same instruments I guess that kind of thing just happens. So what else is missing? Oh right character designs by Kato Hiromi who believe it or not worked on several Clamp projects, Guilty Crown and various openings and endings for Index. Besides from the character designs and music we have a great list of voice actors!
- Ayaka Ohashi who voiced Fleur on Eureka Seven Ao
- Minami Tsuda who just finished voicing Yui from Yuyushiki
- Sora Tokui who voiced Niko from Love Live
- Chinatsu Akasaki who voiced Nibutani from Ch2koi
- Akiko Hasegawa who voiced Miki from The Idolmaster
- Sachika Misawa who voiced Kuroyukihime from Accel World!
Magical Fate/Maiden: The Gathering… Captors
Best character ever right ladies?
I bet Uzume wants one of those white outfits~
I don’t know quite what to call this. Yu-gi-oh x magical girls? (lol yes, I know they called it something close to Magic: The Gathering or whatever that other game is called, but anything with card game tournaments automatically makes me think of Yu-gi-oh.) And then I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been playing Fate/Extra CCC these past few weeks, but the whole summoning thing and the dolls calling Uzume “master” totally reminds me of the whole Fate/Stay franchise. Plus a bit of Rozen Maiden due to the doll/ master thing. And then there’s the Tuxedo Mask-type guy who was standing on top of the light pole. Ahaha long story short, this was an interesting mash up of a bunch of things I’ve seen before. And it was really fun to watch. I had a bit of issues regarding Uzume randomly being able to use a device that she’s never seen before without any problems, but that was about it. I like the concept of having the main girl having a team of magical girls fighting for her as opposed to her fighting herself. So let’s see Uzume become Master of the Clow and win the Holy-Grail-Alice-Game-War or whatever she’s trying to accomplish. …They never did tell us that either. (But that’s okay, there was some nice action going on this episode.)
Extra magical fun!
Don’t you hate it when your phone tries to explode on you?
Don’t you dare mess with Sasara wall-kun!
Every master should bathe with her servants right? I bet this happens all the time in Fate/Zero!
Inori is that you?!
With only one episode I really do not have a whole lot to build on other than the whole mystery of why Kagami was attacking Uzume? I assume there is some kind of race to collect all the cards before some evil power gets ahold of them which reminded me of Meiling and Sakura from Card Captor Sakura racing to get collect the Clow Cards, but again what separates this series from Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou which is kind of the same thing? I guess the themes because I feel Fantasista Doll will be more fluffy and fun while the other is dark and gloomy; however we don’t really know how things will play out because we could be surprised by both of them in the end! I just want to know what the magical card girls are keeping from their new master because it seemed like they were not being all that honest with her and what about the strange guy at the end of the episode? Right now I don’t get any evil intentions from him but who knows he might be tricking Uzume just like Sasara did to get her to become the new master? I wonder if the card girls have their souls trapped somewhere? That would make for an interesting twist but anyway what did you like about the very first episode? I loved the opening and I have my fingers crossed for this series to have epic battles! On a side note I thought about doing video style reviews for this series or should I stick to text based? Let me know your thoughts on that.
Oh my goodness, these characters have the most adorable character designs ever (…maybe Tuxedo Mask 2.0 isn’t really “cute”, but he seems to have a monocle-ish thing. That should count for something). Seriously, I don’t think there was a single character that I didn’t love the look to. Plus I loved how the Fantasista Dolls showed up even before they were officially introduced (or at least I spotted the blue haired girl watching Uzume when she was in the classroom). I definitely don’t remember them all since they were all introduced within seconds of each other and their personalities don’t seem that clear, but I expect to know more about them soon. …I also hope to learn about the whole point of these magical girl cards too. Surely the plot has more of an explanation to them and why Uzume needs to be their master. Like Fosh said above, I also got a totally different vibe from this compared to Taiyou. However, I like this about just as much even without the mind screwing and darkness that the latter had. Fantasista Doll has a lighter and cuter appeal to it for sure. I can’t wait to see more.
Girls und Magical tanks next time~
More magical fighting next time!