Akashic Records #12 — “It’s Me! Some Guy!”

June 20th, 2017


Oh no! Not… whoever you are?


I'm glad to see it end with the writing still a hot steaming mess. I'd hate to have to say anything positive about this in its twilight moments. Mostly, I'm trying to figure out what the hell was up with the weird finger-gloves the antagonist du jour was wearing. How do they even stay on? The only big twist is that Rumia had nothing at all to do with this episode. Wasn't kidnapped. Nobody targeted her. Didn't even stand up for her adopted sister knowing she was being married off to a lunatic. A lunatic who had been dead for quite a while apparently, because the shocking reveal is that there was another disguise in play, and it was Some Guy all along. Who got beaten by being bum rushed and punched, but then flew off with a cry of "Next time, Gadget! Next time!" Christ, guys. Not that I expected much after her 'big' moment was getting up the gumption to not be a damsel in distress for all of approximately twenty seconds of the entire run. Also, they fought zombies junkies. Why? Hell if I know. Something to fill the time.

Final Thoughts:

I was extremely tempted to copy/paste some wrapup from a previous generic light novel magical school thing and see if anybody noticed. Every arc blurred together while sort of peaking at the end, but being severely anchored down by fairly poor production and writing that never made an iota of sense. The other two episodes in each arc were all but pure filler every single time. The females were all helpless damsels in distress, in need of the protagonist before so much as breathing, and only capable of acting as batteries for his 'greatness', and the protagonist never got past delivering a chunk of exposition about how he figured out the nonsensical evil plan that invariably culminated in him using his one ability and then hitting something. Or sometimes just hitting something.

It's white noise. It is passed, let us forget it.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    Maybe this is a Japanese thing, but outside of the guy being super evil, what up with the implication that now that Sistine is getting married she has to totally and completely give up her dream of being a Magic Archaeologist or whatever?

    Also, congrats Rumia, you didn’t get kidnapped, but you also didn’t contribute much of anything at all. Also Celica who was mostly regulated to the previews.

  • Phillip says:

    And I thought normal fingerless gloves looked pretentious, but those things take the cake and run with it.

  • kenuran says:

    Even though the show has “Akashic Records” in the title implying that it must be some important thing the story revolves around, they only mention it a couple times with the last time being in this episode. Just a little extra thing to complain about.

    At least Glenn was a decent main character. Enough for Aroduc to refer to him by name and not his usual MC pet name of “Doofus”