Due to the insane amount of anime viewers often watch a few episodes of the anime before moving on thinking that they will return to the series and complete it at a later date. I decided to revisit The Irregular at Magic High School, hoping that over time my thoughts have changed regarding the show, so without further ado, here’s my review of The Irregular at Magic High School.
***WARNING: Anime contains references of incest***
I must admit, I did watch this show when it first premiered in 2014, yet wasn’t able to watch the series past episode one. I can’t recall much of the show aside from the strong distinctive memory of disliking the show. I figured after some time has passed, I would give the show a second shot to see if anything has changed.
The Irregular at Magic High School is about two siblings that are skilled at magic, attending a school where students are classified as ‘weeds’ and ‘blooms.’ Our main character, Tatsuya Shiba, is a weed with secrets in his garden.
The Good Parts
The opening theme song, Rising Hope sung by LISA is amazing! It’s what lured me to give the show a second chance, just to listen to LISA again. I’m a massive fan of LISA, and to hear she sang it was enough to push me in. I am very guilty of having music being a driving force for getting me to watch an anime. I also happen to like the animation style. It’s fluid, and the designs and art are rather pleasant and alluring.
The Bad Parts
Oh, do I have a rather formidable list of things I disliked about the series, though where to begin? Despite having lots of action, the show is rather dull and tends to drag on with little direction. I tried hard not to judge an anime after watching only one episode, but this anime that shows a girl in her daily life was too slow.
To make matters worse, the characters are one-dimensional making it hard for the audience to relate to them. Tatsuya is portrayed as being smart and analytical; he is trying to hard to show off his intellect revealing no other character traits. Miyuki, his younger sister, has an annoyingly high-pitched voice and lacks personality as a heroine.
Annoyingly undeveloped characters can’t be the only thing wrong with this show, they had to include incest. I kept screaming at the screen whenever they showed an intimate scene between Miyuki and Tatsuya, or featured scenes of Tatsuya groping Miyuki. The rest of the characters are typical, glasses girl, spunky redhead, class president, and other stereotypes found in high school.
“No one’s more aware of discrimination than the ones being discriminated against, huh?”
The bad aspects of the anime overwhelms the good aspects. Overall, this anime is still as underwhelming as I recalled it to be. I’ve developed a refined taste in what I prefer in my anime, I can’t close my mind off to this show either. I give the first episode a rating of two out of ten, only because the animation saves it. Maybe you’d like it, maybe not, but at least bare in my mind my warnings before watching it.
Using creativity to chase away the demons,