Cheat Magicians #01 — What’s the Scouter Say?

July 10th, 2019

 

It says I hate this show already.

Impressions:

For a brief moment, the pre-OP flashforward made me hope that we might just jump into them going on adventures, pretend like all the cringiest parts of the setting and setup don't exist. You know, kind of be like Slayers, Orphan, or even Regios or Antihero Aesthetica, fantasy adventures of yesteryear with overpowered protagonists who just enjoy it and are given challenges to match them, except with a premise we all do our best to avoid mentioning. But nah. The OP played and the rest of the episode was spent fetishizing how useless they are followed by loading up the scouter du jour and gasping about how their power level is so intense that it causes the stupid thing to explode. The best you can say is that it showed enough restraint to avoid popping up a status screen, but rest assured that if you can only get into it if there's a numerical value given, that'll be happening.

The other thing those shows have that this one very clearly doesn't is an animation budget, and yet, is somehow not even the worst other-world over-powered power fantasy of the day. I'm not even sure it's in the top two. Er, bottom two? Whatever. Wednesdays are horrible this season.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • NeclordX says:

    Ey, at least this one didn’t have stats screens. I know its kind of sad we have reached a point where that is something to celebrate, but at least is something to celebrate.

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    Bertz says:

    the status screens would not be a problem if indeed it was a game.

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  • dp says:

    This one was better than the bomination that was Arifueta. At least it paid some lip service to the basics of story telling and plot development.

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  • CatsB says:

    It reeked of generic. I guess they threw in the girl from the same world to “spice up” the formula. They did everything to make me disinterested, flashforward already spoils a lot, I admit Im not in it for the mind blowing plot developments but come on. “The power level measurer broke, now we are forced into an apprenticeships” nothing cools my heart faster than protagonists with no agency.

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