Time to practice our swan songs from Symphogear
Hooray it is time for more Genei on Metanorn and I hope you look forward to these posts because I will be blogging this series with my awesome tag team partner Kara! So last week left us with a ton of questions about Akari and the mysterious girls that saved her life, but will things finally get explained for us? I sure hope so right Kara?
Mahou shoujo time! Genei has been interesting thus far. A bit slow, but interesting especially since the plot is starting to come together now, so hopefully things get less… slow.
Time for magical girl school
I hope this crow is not related to the one from Vividred Operation.
Last week Akari was saved by a team of strange magical girls and the next day she discovered that her mother had the same mysterious fire powers like her, but I can’t help thinking that her new “saviors” are keeping something important from her? Like that her mom might have turned evil and one of the girls working at the school had to kill her? That might sound crazy and honestly I don’t know why I get the impression from them but I can tell that something sneaky is going behind the scenes at the school. While that is one theory I am going with at least Akari is going to get some training to become a better magical girl even though she failed horribly at her first mission! Then again I can let that slide because she is the newest “noob” at school and we can’t forget the reveal that the girls are technically killing people instead of the normal magical girl themes found in shows like Precure with the girls purifying the souls and saving lives. I know last week I was calling this series a Black Rock Shooter type, but now I am starting to think in terms of D Gray Man especially with the discovery that the humans fall into despair while having a wish granted at the cost of their soul? Of course there are plenty of other shows with that kind of theme so it is tough to say; however this will be the last time I mention what Genei reminds me of another series because I am sure most of us are tired of hearing that and I am by now everyone has their own minds set on what they feel that this series reminds them of right? I just want to learn more about that talking crow and cat! I assume they are familiars? Either way I love the mystery so far.
Kara loves card games
Being Akari is suffering
So I guess there are 22 mahou shoujo attending the school (though one of them apparently consists of 3 girls…?), which seems like a really tiny number of people to have a huge, fancy-looking school for, but maybe they have money to burn. …Or maybe not 22 of them in the school, but if Akari is the last contract holder, then there has to be 22 of them somewhere. Of course, only a few of them appear in the promotion art, so who knows. Anyways, Fuyuna didn’t entirely disappear! I was wondering what the hell happened with her the last episode, but it was all explained nicely here. So other than people dying and being forgotten, maybe this show isn’t as dark as I thought it was. But that’s still alright. The action sequences here were really nice and I’m glad that despite having Seira as the typical cold character, there weren’t any issues with Akari suddenly joining the team. They all got along and there was no typical “you don’t belong here!” issues. …Though there’s still totally the potential for problems to like that to occur (especially if Akari is now unable to fight after learning the truth). However, I’d like to see more of the girls working together in the future, since they had some pretty good team work going on, and I don’t think they’ve even trained together or anything. It seems to have come naturally. Also, I just found out that these girls are like, 12. Asking a 12 year old to effectively erase a person seems like a little much (though it also makes things a bit more interesting, I guess)
Extra magical fun
Orange and green is a great combination.
You better hang onto your butts!
Super Akari needs more training.
Ice puns sure are nice~
Well that was a better episode and we did get SOME answers to our questions or did they answer any of them? I guess since we are still in world building mode which means we will have to wait a bit longer for things to happen! Besides that I loved the character interaction between Akari, Luna, Ginka but not so much from Seira who gave the main girl the cold shoulder? Then again I was kind of expecting that to happen because whenever you have a pre-existing team that suddenly gains a new member you are bound to have one person that you butt heads against; however I can see why Seira has issues with Akari because things are serious. I did like the fact that Akari was second guessing her decision to join the school of magical girls even though she was kind of forced into the role…I also found it funny that Akari’s sun powers actually work while she is in her human form which explains why the plants in her bedroom grow quickly and the sun design on her tie as well! Right now I just want to see the other girls from the opening appear soon because I am curious about the girl with the witch hat…on a side note the OST so far is awesome! I had no idea Kato Tatsuya did the music for this series along with Free, Fate/Kaleid Liner along with Medaka box and Mirai Nikki.
So the beginning of the episode was still kind of slow, but hopefully it was just because they needed more time for exposition and introducing the new characters. …I really hope that all of the episodes don’t follow this formula, since I’m not here to watch Akari go through regular life. I’m here to watch mahou shoujo kill people. (I wish I could use this line more often.) I guess there is the BRS kind of situation where people lose their memories, but this seems a little more… extreme. BRS, the girls just lost a part of themselves. Here, an entire person’s life is overwritten like it never existed in the first place. Can this happen to the mahou shoujo as well? Where did this evil entity (Daemonia or whatever) come from in the first place? I really hope that there’s some kind of explanation in the future. Plus maybe this mahou shoujo thing isn’t all that it appears to be since Akari’s mother seems to have been against her doing it. …Though considering that she was doing it herself, maybe that’s just because the job is obviously dangerous. Well, again, I hope this show has more answers.
Akari needs a few hours to process todays events.
The adventure contiunes