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Binary is Magical – Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou

July 25, 2009

“This is the story of a girl who transforms all magic into pans.”

If that doesn’t scream awesome to you, I don’t know what will. Only kidding. Koyomi’s lack of magical ability in manipulating codes is rather funny, especially during episode 00.

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This is just some random thoughts of mine on the show after watching 00, 01 and 02. I’ve just not felt like blogging lately…

I can’t say I’m not slightly confused after the three episodes that have aired. There’s been three different timelines in the first three episodes!! Even still, this definitely has to be one of the better shows airing this season. The story follows Morishita Koyomi, a freshman who gets mistaken as a grade schooler.  And then there appears to be some time travelling involved, with Yumiko being an adult in 00 and a child in episode 1. This will probably make more sense later on, but I’m treating it like how I watched the awesome broadcast order in Haruhi S1. The chronological order so far would be 02 -> 03 -> ?? -> 00/01 -> 00/01

He has a rather funny looking face. And is awfully bright. O.o

He has a rather funny looking face. And is awfully bright. O.o

Unfortunately… we won’t get to see the ending to the fight with Jean-Jacque Gibaltes (the weird guy who wanted Yumiko’s staff). I thought Misa stepped in at the end in her Santa suit? But the beginning to episode 01 obviously means that that fight is inconclusive since he’s chasing after chibi-Yumiko again.

This anime also has cosplay!

This anime also has cosplay!

This isn’t your average spell chanting mahou shoujo anime. Apparently binary and computer programming is the key if you want to start creating modern magic. Cue: Anehara Misa – Santa Claus cosplayer and descendant of a famous magic user who makes practical use of her modern magic.

There’s also already been quite a lot of fanservice, from all main characters in fact. I find this a little strange for this show but I guess that’s just part of anime nowadays.

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There was also some loli Yumiko too.

There was also some loli Yumiko too.

The OP and ED programming for non-fiction and Made in WONDER respectively are quite nice and contrast quite a bit. I really want to hear the full version for the OP, which came out a two days ago.

They even have puppets promoting their show.

They even have puppets promoting their show. :O Give me Koyomi

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