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!

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