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Anime Spotlight #28

With a name like “Black Cat,” how could she NOT be a “witch”?!

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Brynhildr in the Darkness is one of those Anime whose title doesn’t really make any obvious sense in relation to the show itself.  “Brynhildr” is a Norse queen of Valkyries, and I guess the girls in this show can also be considered “Valkyries”; let’s chalk it up to a severe lack of Norse mythology knowledge…!

Basically, this one’s a Harem Anime.  It’s a Harem Anime typical of Harem Anime shows, with an average guy, who sucks at dealing with hot girls, acquires a gang of hot girls — most of them Tsundere in nature.  In this show, the girls happen to come with special powers.  This series is not quite as light as Harem Anime tend to be (perhaps a reference to the “Darkness” part of the series’ title?).

“Neko Kuroha” is Murakami’s first run-in with a so-called “Witch” (because they appear to wield powers that seem magical), and his first harem-mate.  Neko turns out to be his old childhood friend, whom he called “Kuroneko.”

Soon enough, more Witches, escaping from a secret underground facility located near the town where Murakami lives, come along and make themselves known to him.  His desire to help these girls free themselves fully from the grasp of their old handlers drives the majority of this series.  Also, aliens….

Brynhildr has only one season, with sub and dub options to watch.


Anime Spotlight #13

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Another Harem Anime….

Anime shows starring a boy with a harem of magical girls is definitely nothing new, and it sure is nice that “Trinity Seven” takes a unique spin on the magical girl and harem tropes in Anime.

Firstly, magic in “Trinity Seven” is portrayed as being the exact opposite of that which is “natural” and “logical.”  Those that can wield magic, the Mages, do so according to a specific discipline — kinda like Science; however, Mages study their discipline’s inversion — with Science, when one studies a discipline like Biology that is exactly what they study.  Magical disciplines are divided via the Seven Deadly Sins, so a Mage chooses a Sin that best suits them and then becomes everything that Sin isn’t.  For example, Lilith, the red-head, is a Mage of Lust yet she is the farthest thing from lustful in “Trinity Seven”; indeed, she is actually one of two tsunderes in Arata’s harem.

Speaking of tsunderes, Arata is actually fairly tsundere-proof.

Of course, some things never change, like the fact that every good Anime harem needs a loli or two:

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Appearances are deceiving in “Trinity Seven”; these three girls are in fact grimoires.

Unlike boys in other Harem Anime, Arata is well aware of the harem he’s acquiring as he keeps on his quest to get Hijiri back.  Meanwhile, he discovers he’s pretty-much Satan’s left-hand man and he’s actually meant to use the Trinity Seven to destroy the World and remake it anew again.  Thanks in part to Hijiri, though, all Arata wants to do is control all magic in the Universe so that he can return her to Earth and keep his new friends safe.

Because Mages gain the most of their magic when they’re irrational, it makes sense that “Trinity Seven’s” plot also be irrational.  Characters flip sides on a whim, and they sometimes do things that make absolutely zero logical sense in the scheme of things.

The rest is best left to watching the show itself.  The first season is also dubbed!