Night Wizard #01 — Gothlolis, Goblins and Schoolgirls… Oh My!

October 2nd, 2007

Maybe it’d work better as a Day Wizard?


This was actually a really really enjoyable first episode. The art was really REALLY dodgy in parts (namely, the generic skeletons and monsters that Hiiragi fought), but other that, it was pretty quality. So much of it was tongue in cheek too that it kept me amused through the whole introduction to the premise. Hiiragi fighting the goblins especially was pretty quality, including him pulling out his lunch in the middle of it and saying screw it.

I also have to say that I really like the angle they went with Hiiragi. Far from being some random guy who discovered he has powers, he’s more put upon, with the gothloli kidnapping him from class with floating limos and helicopters and then dropping him from high orbit to fight monsters. Still a reluctant hero, but it’s nice to see someone experienced and ready to do battle instead of the usual “why do I have these powers and why am I fighting” nonsense.

All in all, Night Wizard was a hell of a lot more fun than I had expected. It did get a lot more serious during the second half, which focused more on Ellis (Eris?)… who is the reluctant hero who just discovered her magical powers, but the fights were decently done, the music was quality throughout, and aside from the ugly as sin monsters, everything looked good. At the moment, this is very much the forerunner for me to start covering on Tuesdays. Light hearted action and comedy? Yeah, I can get behind that.

No summaries for the first episodes. I write as I watch, and I don’t know if I’ll care about a show until after the first episode.

 Night Wizard OP

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sniper says:

    I know, this episode was awesome. This clearly prove don’t judge a book by its cover. please keep blogging this. Its getting interesting and i love when he couldn’t get to to school, that girl will show up and send him missions. I also like background music.

  • thenightsshadow says:

    Once again, another show tells all by just the OP. Disappointing in that regard, but there’s no regrets here. I’ll be following this, it seems.

  • Aroduc says:

    Actually, I’m not even certain that’s the real OP. About 90% of it is just montage clips from the first episode.

  • thenightsshadow says:

    I meant the music and the tempo.

  • Totali says:

    That flying limo was freaking awesome. I actually wasn’t bothered by the 80’s monsters as much as I thought I would be, especially since they didn’t show up that much. It’s probably just something from the game.

  • LazyMcChan says:

    Yes I waited for the subs. Why don’t guys ever have get the big guns? Always girls. It’s not stopped being cool but gender inequality-much. Me likey since the guy is not a whimpering idiot, tho he should stop shouting, all that time he uses to complain, he’ll get the job done and go to school.

  • Amy says:

    I wonder if there will be any romance in this? I’m looking for a action/romance and maybe comedy anime…hmmm…