Oct 5, 2014

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Madan no Ou to Vanadis

It’s not nearly as bad as I had expected. I saw “ecchi” and “fantasy” and “adventure” together and I immediately thought that this was going to be another one of those head-on brawling anime where the female characters are barely wearing any clothing. That part may still come, but the first episode left a good impression so far.

Madan no Ou to VanadisI’ll just come out and say it; the artwork is nothing special. The characters are nothing special and the weapons, from what I’ve seen, are nothing special either. Nevertheless, this combination here isn’t half bad. There is no fan service overkill (yet) and I’m pretty sure we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what this anime has to offer us.

Is the story anything special? Maybe. I was quite interested when I started watching and I’m already thinking about the second episode, so there has to be something to it.

You know, a lot of people just don’t like this sort of thing. They don’t like overdoses of fan service or half-naked girls with enormous breasts that are barely hidden behind small pieces of clothing. This, from what I’ve seen so far, isn’t like that. There is some nudity (very, very mild) but nothing like that. I really do think that you ought to give the first episode a chance.

Plot Summary: Set in Western Europe during times of war, Eleanor “Ellen” Vertalia, one of the Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the battle into Brune. There are, in fact, seven Vanadis, named for having each received a powerful weapon from the dragon to individually reign over seven territories. The power of the Vanadis invokes dread and fear from their enemies. An earl in the service of the country of Brune, a young archer by the name of Tigre, experienced the Vandis’s power firsthand after being defeated on the battlefield by Ellen. However, Ellen chose to spare his life after witnessing his skills, but in exchange, he is asked to serve her.

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Sep 27, 2014

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Majimoji Rurumo episode 12

Majimoji Rurumo… I will never forget you. This must have been one of the hardest to predict shows in the history of anime. I’ve wasted plenty of time with theories, trying to predict what was going to happen next, but I don’t think I’ve ever been right. Well played.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 12 [h264-720p][ECA9A0D3].mkv_snapshot_08.27_[2014.09.26_23.15.50]A lot of people are kind of disappointed in the ending… Why? Is it because Rurumo never found out about what would happen to Kouta if she were to complete her witch training? Maybe it’s because that other witch never showed up again? Either way, I think this ending was quite alright. It fits, you know? An unpredictable ending for an unpredictable show. Besides, it did end something if you ask me. It was quite touching and overall pretty brilliant. The only problem with the ending is that Majimoji Rurumo ended with a low user rating score on pretty much every anime website.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 12 [h264-720p][ECA9A0D3].mkv_snapshot_19.33_[2014.09.26_23.16.13]What’s so wrong about making Kouta and everyone else to forget about Rurumo for a day? I think it was quite a clever test. They all noticed that something was missing in their lives and Kouta came pretty close to remember before he encountered Rurumo in the Kimono that he rented for her. Certainly not a bad idea at all.

Yes, I wish there was a bit more romance. I wish that their relationship had progressed a little bit further. But hey, it was never that type of show. It’s a comedy before anything else. In the end I was amusing every single week. One minute of Majimoji Rurumo was enough to put a smile on my face, so I have no regrets. This was definitely worth writing about in the end.

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Sep 20, 2014

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Majimoji Rurumo episode 11

See? What did I tell you? You just cannot predict Majimoji Rurumo. You think something bad is about to happen, seeing as the end in nearing, and then something like this happens. A lot of authors could really use this show as a good example to make things a lot less predictable.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 11 [h264-720p][C763F82E].mkv_snapshot_11.31_[2014.09.19_23.04.01]That being said, how is this going to end, really? I did not expect Rurumo to go around singing in some high school band. I certainly didn’t expect her to be so good, seeing as she’s pretty much bad at everything else. Nevertheless, it just worries me that the next episode will be the last. Rurumo is still a witch in training and Kouta has hardly used any of those magic coupons during these past few episodes. I think he used them two or three times since he found out that he will die when he uses them all in the end? Yeah… Next week should solve that once and for all. I hope.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 11 [h264-720p][C763F82E].mkv_snapshot_18.15_[2014.09.19_23.04.15]I really liked that scene where they all went to audition and that blonde judge realized that they were novices. He thought to himself that he was about to listen to some terrible band-wannabe music, when suddenly Rurumo started singing and everything changed. It just goes to show once again that Rurumo is full of surprises.

It kind of annoys me that Rurumo is still struggling with her feelings, which are somewhat new to her, and that Kouta is still so blind to it all. Has that guy no heart? Doesn’t he realized that Rurumo has been acting a little weird around him, and that she really seems to be interested in his opinions lately? That guy is way too dense. I just hope the last episode is a good one, because this show deserves it.

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Sep 13, 2014

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Majimoji Rurumo episode 10

Accept it, people. There will never be a normal Majimoji Rurumo episode. Don’t even bother trying to think about the next episode. You won’t be able to predict it. Trust me, I tried many times during these past few weeks.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 10 [h264-720p][021CE0A6].mkv_snapshot_07.31_[2014.09.12_23.37.55]All hell was going to break lose when I started watching this episode. Rather, I knew it would. Things cannot stay the same when you mix Kouta and a group of naked girls with a Japanese hot spring. You automatically already know that Kouta’s going to do everything in his power to prove to the world that he’s a perverted force to be reckoned with. Making it a mixed bath instead of a traditional both for men and women separately was like comparing a few drops of oil with a whole oil tanker. You basically just gave that pervert the right to look (and touch) all he wants.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 10 [h264-720p][021CE0A6].mkv_snapshot_19.56_[2014.09.12_23.38.28]I dare call that normal, actually. At that point I started to wonder when something strange was going to happen, because it always does happen one way or the other. This week was no exception either. Kouta got his hands on a special bottle of water that had the ability to turn him into a wolf over time. All the more reason to believe that the author was high on cocaine.

Now, I may have been seeing this or I may have just misunderstood the whole situation, but I think there was a little spark between Rurumo and Kouta, don’t you think? Rurumo saved him once again and I am pretty sure that Kouta and Rurumo had a little moment there that they won’t forget. This is Majimoji Rurumo, so I may be overthinking things, but I am keeping my fingers crossed nonetheless.

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Sep 6, 2014

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Majimoji Rurumo episode 09

Is it just me or did this episode make no sense whatsoever? The second half wasn’t all that bad, but the first half was just too strange. I hope there won’t be many more episodes like this one. I just want Rurumo to find out what happens when she completes her witch training.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 09 [h264-720p][29C7A7BA].mkv_snapshot_10.58_[2014.09.05_23.16.09]What was up with first half? I have to point out right away that I am not interested in that little midget whatsoever. Her square-like head, enormous glasses and lame haircut just makes me want to skip the scene. To see her transform herself into that… monstrosity was just incredible. Sure, it was a remarkable improvement, but to think that she forced Rurumo to do it, too. There is no character cuter in this show than Rurumo, so don’t you dare to give her a makeover like that! This whole thing could’ve been worth it if that geeky girl dressed like that more often instead of looking like a person with a sh*tload of cats.

[Anime-Koi] Majimoji Rurumo - 09 [h264-720p][29C7A7BA].mkv_snapshot_21.38_[2014.09.05_23.16.25]I knew that things were going to get a whole lot better when Rurumo-chan’s little top broke and she had to walk around with “unprotected” breasts. I know how annoying that is. I had a friend once that couldn’t walk around bra-less because her nipples would rub against the insides of her shirt, making her feel very uncomfortable and insecure. I guess bras really are important, huh?

I guess Rurumo really does care a great deal for Kouta. She seemed to really care for his opinion when she finally tried on her new bra. Her expression at that point was absolutely brilliant. Too bad that Kouta, being his usual naïve self, didn’t pick up on that. I really feel for Rurumo. She tries so hard and works even harder, yet Kouta remains ignorant… Poor Rurumo…

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