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Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou 12 [FINALE]

September 29, 2009
The entire series was about how much more clumsy Koyomi could be.

The entire series was about how much more clumsy the cute Koyomi could be.

What a disappointment and anti-climax. We reach the end of the series and for a show that had so much potential at the beginning, this turned out to be dreadful. A lot of wasted potential here, it had a decent setting and plot that could have gotten it going, but too often and too much time was focused on Koyomi’s understanding (or rather, lack of) of the situation at hand.

Yumiko became the big evil villain.

Yumiko became the big evil villain.

This last episode is simply about how they (Misa, Misa’s ghostscript, Koyomi, Kaho and Soushiro) were to defeat the now evil Digitalis-Yumiko. Everything was much too convenient. For a character like Koyomi, who has absolutely no idea of what she’s doing and then deciding what that she is of course always correct, the result of everything working in their favour is nothing short of ridiculous.

Yes, Koyomi was cute to begin with with her “Demo, Demo…” and “Are, are-re?”, but this soon was overboard. Even the pantsu jokes couldn’t keep this series afloat.

They brought the too bright and smiling villain back again.

They brought the bright and smiling villain back again.

Koyomi continues to hone her skills in summoning wash pans.

Koyomi continues to hone her skills in summoning wash pans.

This is a story about a girl who transforms all magic in to pans.” Koyomi’s magical ability (or again, lack of) was funny to start the series off, but not so funny later on. Lets be honest, the only real magic that we really saw was at the beginning with Yumiko’s rage throwing that huge tornado thing in episode 00. Wash pans aside, there was a ridiculous number of times that the spell “Transform to swords, my Code.” was used. In fact, I’m 99% confident that this was the only spell I ever saw Yumiko use except at the very beginning. The bad guy used and taught it, even Misa ended up using it. >_> More variety of magic please! It’s like the writers ran out of imaginative things to say.

I have no idea why I didn’t drop this (perhaps because it was only 12 episodes) but I didn’t really enjoy watching this as much as other anime. So much wasted potential. 5/10

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