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Mahoutsukai no Yome – 19

「Any Port in a Storm」

Yamazaki Kore pulls no punches when she goes dark, and while it doesn’t happen all that often, she can go very dark indeed.

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Mahoutsukai no Yome – 18

「Forgive and Forget」

Damn, this show really is the undisputed king of…

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February 11, 2018 at 5:24 pm Comments (11)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 17

「Look Before You Leap」

With as barren as the schedule is of really elite (and not just very good) anime, a show like this one is all the more noteworthy.

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February 4, 2018 at 10:18 pm Comments (10)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 16

「God’s Mill Grinds Slow but Sure」

We may scorn ancient superstitions these days, but most have little idea that the customs they habitually live their lives by were shaped by those old rituals.

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January 28, 2018 at 10:15 pm Comments (12)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 15

「There is No Place Like Home」

I won’t be surprised if we see some rare disappointment from manga readers this week – not for what was in the ep but for what wasn’t.

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January 21, 2018 at 8:17 pm Comments (23)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 14

「Looks Breed Love」

I have witnesses and can prove I was chopping onions.

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January 14, 2018 at 7:37 pm Comments (11)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 13

「East, West, Home is best」

The thing about Mahoutsukai is that it’s limited only by the imagination.

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January 7, 2018 at 9:27 am Comments (13)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 12

「Better to Ask the Way Than Go Astray」

There’s a lot of confidence on display here – in the story and the staff’s ability to tell it, and in the audience to buy in.

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December 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm Comments (17)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 11

「Lovers ever run before the clock.」

We remember, deep down, the music of wind and water and earth, before there were words.

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December 17, 2017 at 6:35 pm Comments (11)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 10

「We Live and Learn」

So let me get this straight – Lindel is Hisoka, his familiar is Gon and his master is Sailor Moon?

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December 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm Comments (12)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 09

「None So Deaf as Those Who Will Not Hear 」

Elias may be old and in many ways wise, but clearly he doesn’t understand Chise’s heart yet.

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December 3, 2017 at 11:44 am Comments (14)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 08

「Let Sleeping Dogs Lie」

If the greatest sin you can ascribe to a show is consistency, you know it’s in pretty good shape.

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November 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm Comments (18)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 07

「Talk of the Devil, and He is Sure to Appear」

Sometimes a lack of surprises can be a good thing.

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November 19, 2017 at 2:23 pm Comments (14)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 06

「The Faerie Queene」

Earlier I called Kekkai Sensen’s Episode 6 the most visually striking anime ep of the season, but Mahoutsukai certainly re-stated its case in very strong terms.

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November 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm Comments (30)

Mahoutsukai no Yome – 05

「Love Conquers All」

There are a lot of important things happening here in the background (as there often are in this series) but what’s happening front and center is so profoundly unpleasant that it’s hard to get past it.

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November 5, 2017 at 11:21 pm Comments (18)

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