Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan – 01 (First Impressions)

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What is it: A combination of Chrome Shelled Regios (floating cities, giant bugs, flying battlemages) and Majestic Prince (a team of underachieving misfits with issues who need shaping up). The first episode is spent getting the group together, as former ace and branded traitor Kunata Age meets the three members of team E601, notorious as the worst in the Academy City of Mystogan, before being told he’ll be instructing them, to their shock and displeasure.

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Why I won’t be watching: There’s almost nothing remotely original about this show’s themes, setting, or characters. It’s about as predictable as these kinds of shows get, from girl-with-toast-in-mouth running into the guy resulting in inappropriate touching. What really got my goat was the fact she asked him if he thought she was flat, when she is clearly at least a C-cup.

The pseudo-Chuuni narcissist isn’t much better, and the less said about the nervous wreck that is the mousey blonde the better. The fact they all come to ridiculous conclusions about Kunata is surpassed by the utter lack of character in Kunata. He’s just sorta…around. Everyone calls him a traitor, without ever being told why, but it’s painfully clear he isn’t really a traitor.

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To its credit, the show gets off to a fast start, throwing us right into the middle of an aerial bug battle, but it’s apparent this show doesn’t have the strongest budget. But even a middling battle is better than the painfully slow remaining 9/10ths of the episode, which were just Kunata milling around bumping into the very girls he’ll be instructing.

I’m going to go for broke here and predict I won’t be missing much if I pass on KMKK, mostly because I felt like I’d already seen everything it had to offer, and in all those cases the stuff I’d previously watched was better. It wasn’t terrible, just extremely meh. It’s a big Summer. Don’t waste your time on this one!

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Author: magicalchurlsukui

Preston Yamazuka is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

9 thoughts on “Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan – 01 (First Impressions)”

  1. Behold the obligatory light novel harem cliche. Every season has at least one.

    Rokka no Yuusha is a gem among this schlock, as far as fantasy action.

  2. I think between the last three seasons, Diomedia has cemented its spot as king of “almost nothing remotely original”. Even if you count out the fact that all of their series lack originality, most of them show glaring flaws on top of it.

    1. That might not even be accidental. I’m certain there is a sizable chunk of the anime viewing populace that doesn’t mind watching subtle variations on the same show from season to season and year to year, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

      Under certain circumstances, everyone at RABUJOI has sought something new, yet familiar, that’s just a twinge different from something we enjoyed in the past, but we always strive to try new things to expand our horizons.

      Thankfully there are plenty of Summer shows that offer something original that do just that.

  3. I was gratified to see a girl falls over hero leading to boob grope scene within the first five minutes. Its like an unashamed statement of intent really. Will I watch it? – As a mindless 1/2 hour refuge from more intense shows perhaps. Next episode I’m expecting a tsundere rant and at least one mistaken bathroom walk in. Anything less would be a disappointment.

  4. Just for the record Episode 2 delivered a couple of Tsundere rants, a mistaken bathroom walk in… and… a boob comparison! I’m expecting more of the same for episode three… ;)

      1. Quite right too. I could probably write one of these shows in my sleep. Maybe I’ll try that one day… :)

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