Wednesday’s What About: Anime Adaptations of Light Novels

In recent years, it has become rather common for light novels to receive anime adaptations. This in itself is not anything particularly noteworthy. After all, I cannot count how many anime series initially started off as manga series, visual novels, video games, or even card games. However, I personally believe there are inherent problems which manifest whenever a series crosses from the world of light novels to the world of anime.

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Rundown of 2016 Anime!

Sorry that this is late. I wanted to watch every show I could, but I ended up missing out on a few.

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku Episode 12 Review – “File Not Found”

Here we go, folks! The final episode for Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku! What will happen during Ripple’s fight with Swim Swim?

(Spoilers in this episode)

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku Episode 11 Review – “Server is Down for Maintenance”

In this episode, we get some rushed backstories as well as magical girls who hallucinate about the dead!

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikau Episode 10 Review – “Sudden Battle Chances Up!”

The deaths continue in this episode. If you do the math, the series has averaged at least 1 death per episode by now.

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku Episode 9 Review – “Notice of New Rules!”

This week had the highest death count thus far! Will your favorite magical girl die or live by the end of this episode?

(Spoilers in this review)

(It’s also stupidly long)

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku Episode 8 Review – “Sudden Event in Session!”

Your weekly dosage of magical girls, despair, and bloodshed has arrived!

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Fall 2016 Anime Midseason Musings

All of the anime shows that are currently airing this season have reached at least episode 6 by now (save a few late starters), which marks this week as the midway point (roughly) of the season. How do the shows I review on a weekly basis stand?

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku Episode 7 Review – “Up Your Friendship!”

I’m going to try to keep this post as short as possible by trying to just reference all the callbacks to and the foreshadowing seen in previous episodes while keeping the whole summary thing to a minimum. It’s still going to be long, though. This series truly does not have a single wasted moment. As a result, I think we have already seen Hardgore Alice’s real form in an earlier episode.

(Spoilers in this episode)

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku Episode 6 Review – “Get the Super-Rare Items!”

Well, this episode was by far the most gory yet. The deathmatch between magical girls that was initially promised in the premesis has finally started in earnest about halfway into the series.

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