January 15th, 2017
Putting in effort is for losers.
Zestiria this week featured a picnic, going into a cave and then leaving it without having found anything, and then the cliffhanger was that a typhoon spawned. Once again, didn't fight anything, and the 'adventure' was just filling up time being yapped at. I'm out.
Not that this episode was good either though. There's something a bit horrid about the crap it's spouting. Putting in actual effort, paying attention in class, and being generally competent are sins, but it's okay if you're lazy, unmotivated, and a general sloth, so long as you have a dream and divine birthright of stumbling over someone else's stick in the woods. No matter how evil the music is that plays when Diana is around, or how petty her sidekicks are, they're doing a horrible job of convincing me that Akko's the one I should be sympathizing with due to her childlike faith in the wonderment of magic and ability to conveniently whip a solution out of her ass because she collects trading cards after being less than useless the other 99.9% of the time.
And unfortunately, that's pretty much all that was really 'accomplished' this episode; putting Diana in her place for being so arrogant as to believe that hard work and education can win against childlike wonder because she messed up once. Congratulations. Even that didn't really manifest until the last couple minutes, so it was another one of those Japanese "totally a super big deal rocking someone's world" but actually lasted less time than it takes to microwave popcorn. Hell if I could even tell you what all the random bits with the teacher were for. Probably because they realized the already sparse episode was about two minutes short.