Akashic Records #04 — And Now, a Tournament

April 25th, 2017


With obligatory nonsense montage.


Maybe this is just going to go in three episode cycles. The first episode will be garbage, the second episode approach something passable, and the third actually be passable. Wouldn't be the first LN adaptation to do so, nor the last. Then again, I'm not really sure how one can salvage a goddamned tournament arc short of abandoning the tournament entirely, which this has shown no signs of doing yet whatsoever. Who knows though, maybe magical quidditch in episode 6 will actually be an assassination plot. Just the fact that the 'climax' of the episode was a skeevy stage magician ranting about how he wants to grab a teenager's pussy while she stands there impassively, occasionally giving a speech about how she's fine with enduring it so that her friends could earn a few extra points in a competition is bad enough.

I think the only particularly interesting part of this episode is how they just kind of skipped over basically everything about the competition itself. Sure, I didn't particularly want to hear the particulars about it, but seriously, what the hell is even going on here? It's some kind of athletic meet, except the queen's in attendance and apparently so is an entire stadium of people to watch a competition that involves speed reading and an old man harassing teenagers? But yet, since we only see one uniform, all the competitors are from a single school? And despite that, a class placing 3rd or 4th is considered to be doing well? So how many students are at this school then?

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Fadeway says:

    I like muggle quidditch personally

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    I know he was bullshitting about knowing nothing about magic, but the turnaround from complete slacker to guy who so intimately knows his student’s abilities beyond the main two girls seems pretty steep.

    Also, Cat Ears and Princess live together as sisters? Well, that weird groping scene from episode one just got weirder. Not to mention pervy teacher outright stating “BOY, I’D SURE LOVE TO FUCK THIS UNDERAGE GIRL.”