Yoku Wakaru Gendai Maho, Episode 00- Hot Blooded Washbins

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This episode is technically episode 00, a prequel of sorts one supposes. Unfortunately the only raws available were from a weak online streaming, so the video quality was a bit lacking. However, it is slated to be broadcast next week so there should be some decent quality then.

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The primary reason I wanted to watch this show was getting to hear more hot-blooded Haruka Tomatsu as Yumiko, the rather busty ancient magician. I’m also enjoying Hitomi Nabatame playing the wily onee-san Misa, who is supposed to be a very strong modern magician that is teaching Kaho and Koyomi. Speaking of Koyomi, Ai Nonoka is a bit grating with her voice sounding more like Fuuko rather than Kanade, but that was expected. Not much of Kaho aside from some semi-amusing deadpan, but it’s still early.

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I will admit the whole washbin jokes were pretty amusing at the start. However, I could see it getting quite old if they spend the same amount of time on the same joke in future episodes. Hopefully they move on and just keep it as a recurring side joke to complement the story.

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Sorry, but I don’t really dig the DFC lolis or bloomers.

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Since its a sort of prequel and not a true first episode, I guess they didn’t feel it necessary to fully explain the world setting. I get that there’s ancient magic that sounds pretty classic in terms of your average fantasy magic, and then there’s modern magic which requires programming of sorts. It has something to do with codes, and that’s about all I could garner from this episode. Hopefully we get the real scoop next episode.

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Wow, the first episode and they didn’t hesitate to start right up with the service shots. As I mentioned earlier, they started with the DFC loli shots and the bloomers, but now they moved straight on to bathing without any steam and even a bare ass shot (maybe its ok because its streamed online?). They just have those strange anime bodies that lack nipples~ Yumiko is quite delicious looking though.

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While there wasn’t really enough of a proper introduction to decide whether or not I’ll regularly blog this show, I was mostly entertained by the content so far. I like a lot of the voice work, and as I mentioned in the season preview, I often enjoy magic-based fantasy shows set in the modern era (especially when they are full of bishoujos). I’ve been quite satisfied with Nomad’s work in the past, here’s to hoping they can pull off another good one here.

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3 Comments

  1. chinaboat
    Posted July 5, 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    It appears to me that this is going to be a satire/parody; and a pretty funny one if they can keep up the pace. The klutz’s ability to only summon pans is a direct reference to Zero Louise and the Misa and Yumiko characters are comic doppelgangers of Yûko and Ame-warashi in xxxHolic – I look forward to the series.

  2. Posted July 6, 2009 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    Ah, more hot-blooded Tomatsu Haruka. It made Polyphonica a lot more watchable, and I hope it’ll be the same here.

  3. random passing dude
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 4:51 am | Permalink

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