Wizard Barristers #04 — Lick the Glass

February 2nd, 2014

 

Does he realize how unsanitary that is?

Impressions:

Ceci lost quite a few points this week with her temper tantrum and breakdown over having to defend a clearly guilty psycho. There’s a lot of ways they could have shown her being uncomfortable or unaccepting of it that don’t involve crying petulantly about this horribly unfair situation that she had to know was going to happen. The supposed advancement of the central plot could have been handled a lot better too. They got as far as “something’s funny here” relatively normally, but then antagonist du jour went straight from that into full villanous monologue mode to explain the entire affair.

There were also some tweaks to the magical side of things that I’m not sure I like. Brain magic opens a can of worms in a show like this that simply throwing fireballs or making magical robots doesn’t. Then again, while in a regular story it’d be foreshadowing about it happening to someone else more important, in Japanese media, it may very well be utterly forgotten and never come up ever again, which is probably worse. Weird Food Woman having the devil eye that sends antagonists into a panic, dropping their hostage just to immediately come back and try to fight half a dozen mages (including the one he just ran away from) was also a moment where things fell apart more than a little.

Next Episode:

This is just easier for this show.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Pokute says:

    The restaurant scene where one of the cast had the worst of lucks to witness horror food being eaten was fun. All she did was shiver the whole second half of the feast of madness.

  • kenuran says:

    I quite liked the part where the crazy guy beat up all the guards and ran on the walls.

    I’m not that mad at Cecil getting apprehensive over her case since its to reinforce her motivation and it didn’t take two episodes of moping around to do it like I’m used to seeing. I do understand what you mean though since her reluctance clashes with the resolve that she showed before this episode with she went out of her way to win her first case in episodes 1 and 2 and how much she wanted to help the wizard lady in Episode 3.

    My bigger gripe and worry is with the CG robots constantly coming up. I get enough of CG’s nasty clashing with 2D drawn things with Tokyo Ravens thank you.

  • The Phantom says:

    I don’t think her mother did anything, I believe that Cecil killed that person and her Mother took the blame.

    It seems that she is more powerful than what she is letting people know and those seals around her seem to be put there on purpose: she perhaps may go yandere if she uses too much magic.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    Oh yeah, Sasori, the annoying bimbo who won’t stop thinking about sex.

    Yeah, did I mention that she’s fucking annoying?

  • shark0week0 says:

    Pretty sure that wasn’t brain magic but overt foreshadowing that Moyo is a very bad person. In case that wasn’t obvious from what she does to her food.