That apostrophe in the title bothers me, but what can you do?
(Spoilers in this review)
One Sentence Summary: A mecha otaku gets reincarnated as a short, androgynous white-haired boy in a world where humans use magic and operate giant robots, known as Silhouette Knights, in order to fight off demonic beasts.
Impression: I should have been paying a bit more attention since I was caught off-guard over how this series is an isekai.
Some people will inevitably criticize some of the wish fulfilment that occurs. I’m pretty sure being reborn as a cute person is something people pray for every night (source: me). But isn’t all media and mediums wish fulfilment to some degree? It’s a weak argument.
There has already been two three-year-timeskips, but that allows the audience to skip through the less interesting stuff. The first episode also included some interesting puzzles that will probably be addressed later on. Why are the designs for the Silhouette Knights essentially unchanged after several centuries? How come there were so many demonic beasts in the students’ training area (which is a common enough mishap in this sort of fantasy anime series)? And I bet there’s some sort of sinister secret behind the creation of Silhouette Knights.
I personally thought that the narration was too heavy-handed and not necessary, but that’s not uncommon fare in anime series, let alone isekai narratives.
It’s an opening episode that plays the isekai genre straight and safe. I’m personally glad that there wasn’t too much technobabble so far. Knight’s & Magic has been conventional yet mildly entertaining so far.