Meltina is totally the bomb yo!
Welcome back to another Genei review! This week we follow Seira and a preview of her past life, but I hope we can finally focus on the main story instead of dealing with the main characters.
You know, I don’t think that this is anime of the year or anything, but for what it’s worth, Genei is pretty good. It’s managed to deliver what I’ve been hoping it would every week. It could be waay better of course, but I’m pretty satisfied at the end of every episode at least.
Seira’s chilling past
Seira looking badass as always.
Out of all the main characters I have been the most curious about Seira who always appears to be angry especially with the recent revel of Akari’s special power to hear the voices of the Daemonia? Also I have noticed that has been Seira pushed aside because Ginka and Luna have now become really close to Akari and have learned to accept her new powers, but this week we see Seira team up with Meltina and Priscilla at the start of the episode because she just does not like her current team even though Etia still feels that she should just stay with them? Honestly I think Seira should be allowed to choose which team she wants to join but I assume since this is a magical girl series I guess we still have themes of teamwork and friendship. Aside from the team stuff Seira and Ginka end up making friends with two random high school girls and of course we all knew ahead of time that one of them would change into the Daemonia of the week, but that setup is just a hint towards what Seira went through in her past when her best friend got killed on her birthday? Damn that really sucks! At least during the actual fight Seira managed to use Akari’s power to say goodbye to her new friend and leveled up her friendship powers with Akari at the end of the episode and I guess that means everyone is now friendly status with Akari now which is a great thing.
Seira is not a team player
I love the background this week!
Once again, I’m glad that Seira isn’t like every other disagreeing team member in pretty much every other anime. She had issues with Akari, but because of her cooler personality, Seira just explained her issues calmly and told Akari that her efforts were pointless without making it a huge deal. I mean, it does suck for her that her friend died, and I can see that her reasoning behind not wanting to hear voices was sound, but I’m glad that she didn’t start a fight with Akari over it. Seira wasn’t trying to destroy the team or anything by leaving, but she had her reasons. Overall, I’m liking all of the characters a lot more than I initially did. These character exposition episodes are pretty interesting. Now with those out of the way, I wonder if they’ll go into the main plot for all of this. The Daemonia (probably) exist for a reason and they did say that the Daemonia and tarot powers came from some quest for ultimate knowledge or something. …Though to be honest, if they continued with this “sob story of the week” thing, I’d be okay with that too.
Extra magical fun
Loli-Seira was so damn cute-o!
BEST SERVICE SHOT EVER!
Welp someone is having a terrible birthday.
I seriously hate this character…
What a depressing episode this week and I kind of guessed that Seira would have a sad background story, but I think all of the characters so far have sad stories. Besides that bit of sadness I did enjoy watching Seira team up with Meltina and Priscilla even though I knew that she would join her old team anyway thanks to friendship! So what is next for Genei? I have a feeling we will either follow a new story with the girls eventually fighting off the hooded villain or will we have another character themed episode? The only girls I think they could follow would be Meltina, Priscilla, Luna or the talking cat and bird.
Looking at it now that we’re about halfway through, Genei is pretty good. Or at least, it’s going like I thought it would go (if not beyond that), so I don’t have any problems with it. The characters are better than I thought they’d be by far, and the plot is nicely dark. It’s not anything too gut wrenching, and I’m sure they could make it even darker, but this level is fine. I’m not looking for anything too deep in this anime. I just like watching characters suffer. Of course, the magical girl teamwork is nice too, and now that the team is FINALLY all on the same page, I wonder if the plot will go places now. Or if the plot decides to pay attention to the other magical girls, that would be fine too.
Akari-“We can totally make up in the shower right?” Siera-“I will kill you.”
A lovely holiday