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Check-in Station: Wish Upon Pleiades ep1 (does anyone know what they’re doing?)

April 13, 2015 2 comments


I know, I know. I should very well be watching that other far more established magical girl show right airing right now. But I haven’t watched Nanoha in a very long time, nor have I seen all the material. So I decide to wait a while to watch that. Instead I decided to take a look at this very colorful magical girl show from Gainax. And man, does this make me wish more exciting shows like Vividred Operation.

In no uncertain terms, I will say that I was bored watching this show. Sure, it’s pretty but it’s also slow as hell. We spend so much time with Subaru. Unfortunately, Subaru is boring and mousy and just not very exciting at all. She has a dynamic with one of the other magical girls, but that doesn’t amount to much so far. It’s just too girls working through a misunderstanding. The whole show felt very vacuous and light. And that may very well be the entire point. This show may be purely aimed at little girls. It makes total sense. and there may be none of the hard hitting charms that made Nanoha, Vividred and Precure so fun to watch for people outside the designed demographics.

I’ll keep this short. You know where I’m going with this. This show is not for me, and I mean that in every way possible. It just bored me to tears. And it’s like Triage X in that it has some very appealing aspects, but as a whole show it feels painfully incomplete. If popular opinion says that this show is far deeper or electrifying than what I’ve been exposed to so far, then I may take a look. But I’m dropping Wish Upon Pleiades right now.

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