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Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 4 – 12 (END)

Probably the most egregious combination of episodes I have done yet. Again, sorry for that.

So What is Inou-battle all about? Supernatural powers with a small bit of conspiracy and intrigue that was not quite as fleshed out as I would have liked – but more importantly, about the main cast of characters and their relationships, feelings for one another, and the bond that helps them get through anything.

While it would be easy to dismiss Inou Battle as a “harem anime with a twist” – and perhaps you could do so – I would not be so hasty as the host of other elements it brings to the table make it seem unfair to slap such a label on it and be done with it. While superficially nothing special, I found myself loving and rooting for all of our main characters as the story wore on – perhaps I’m just an easy person to make an impression on. I was really hoping Tomoyo was going to pour her feelings out when she and Andou were in that “secret fireworks” spot. I felt my emotions rushing, I thought the time was ripe!

I always love how shows like this can make my feelings resonate so strongly with some characters – I can see a younger version of myself in the same situation where I might have wanted to give myself an extra push. Sometimes it gives me ideas or interesting locations to think about taking Missi someday – I actually love to ponder on this. Many measure success in different ways, and many anime that I’ve seen throughout my life have toyed with what the definition is – for some in the “Sakura Hall” anime, it was to be a game designer, or a light novel writer. For me, it was always one thing, which should be obvious from this.

Andou’s “Darker and dark”‘s second stage had quite a dark side effect, but I was impressed by what tenacity he employed it with to defeat what appeared to be the final antagonist. While I feel the final confrontation combined Andou’s friends in a satisfying way to conclude “their” story, at least for the moment, I felt it did nothing to bring the whole “Fairy war” to a satisfying end which makes me wonder whether or not this show will continue beyond what we’ve seen here. It felt like a “Well, this isn’t really a conclusion, but here is something” kind of ending, almost like the final episode in an arc but not in the entire show. I will not be too harsh here though as it is possible it will continue.

I only hope this isn’t the last we see of our friends, as I feel there’s a whole hell of a lot more potential and stories to be told.

Also, Kudou is so cute. Seriously, I wanted to hug that poor thing at the very end. Andou, as much as I love the other girls, Kudou is so adorable, do what must be done, please.

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 3

This week, the mysterious Kiryu arrives!

With no shortage of cool and a massive dose of Chuunibyou, he’s showing off his billowing cape, histrionic personality, and awesome nicknames. Some could say that it was fate that he and Ando met eachother through the Bloody Bible…Oh dear, it seems I’m risking becoming a chuuni myself! In order to stave off the eight grade syndrome, let’s break off further thoughts about the stylish and awesome Kiryu for the moment.

It seems the literary club has hit the courts this week with a quick bout of tennis! In a fit of more intensity than what you’d see in Mario Tennis, Tomoyo even utilizes her time shifting ability. Uh, hey, Tomoyo? That sounds a lot like cheating, you should probably not be doing that, especially considering that your opponent is Ando. What’s he gonna do, light the tennis ball on fire? He’d probably at least try it.

The second half of the episode has a warm moment where the girls of the literary club speculate whether some of Ando’s actions have a warmer intention than what he lets on. While they don’t seem to conclude anything one way or the other it’s nice to see that they care about him so much – no doubt this kid has got himself a harem here.

So, back to the awesome Kiryu. He smokes. What cool guy doesn’t smoke? This fucker has got it right. Trench coat was overkill as he already had me convinced he was awesome with the cigarette and small glasses. From the information that Tomoyo provides, apparently he left home and quit college suddenly and now lives life as a renegade away from home (who seems to shamelessly take money from his old man in order to survive, hmm..)

Who cares, Kiryu is awesome, and assuming he is the mysterious figure we saw in the first episode he’s aware of the supernatural powers that all of the literary club possesses. By extension, it’s likely he has a power of his own, and I’m mighty curious to see what it is.

Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – 1 & 2

Wow, I know we’ve had some heavily worded shows on this blog before but I think this one takes the cake. Translating roughly to “When Supernatural battles become commonplace”, we know we’re in for an interesting blend.

Brought to us by our friends at TRIGGER (responsible for the likes of Inferno Cop and Kill la Kill), it attempts to bring the best of season II of shana’s filler episodes to us in a daily and entertaining format with undertows of a dark twist.

That may sound pretty scary, but the show is very harmless, cute, and fairly funny as well. We have the usual harem set up where our heroes mistakenly find themselves with supernatural abilities in a world not different than our own. While I’m curious about how this happened (I’m sure we’ll be cued in eventually) it’s led for some pretty entertaining scenarios. Rounding out the main group of 5 is Tomoyo, Ando, Hatoko, Sayumi, and Chifuyu. Also included is the class representative who, not related to the literature club, also obtained these supernatural powers. She was also extremely cute when in love in the second episode. Felt so bad to see her heart get broken.

We do see a bit of the one who is no doubt the “true” antagonist at the end of the first episode. I wonder what he’s up to? I also wonder if he’s the one responsible for giving them their powers in the first place.

We have a great blend of comedy and wonder here. Picture, if you will, episode 7 and 10 of haruhi suzumiya with a little less “dark undertow” and a little more comedy. That’s about the best way to convey the magic here. Not to say I think it’s quite up to Haruhi levels, but let’s be open minded, shall we?

Some truly great animation too. As the title would suggest, I hope we get to bear witness to several fantastic supernatural battles, TRIGGER style!