Manageable Modern Magic #00 — Classical Comedy

July 3rd, 2009


Because water basins are freakin hi-larious.

New Season Disclaimer:

I try to watch at least the first episode of every new show in a season. However, do not expect anything I say to be fair or balanced. I value my own entertainment above all else and there are some genres or methods of presentation that I just plain do not like and I’m not going to pretend otherwise. I’ll attempt to at least make a cursory explaination of what did and did not please me about each show, but it’s just a simple fact of life that my tastes are mine alone. Feel free to express your own opinions in the comments, just keep it under control. This is just television after all.

Actually, this aired online on the Bandai Channel a few days ago, but since it was given a different title than the other pre-airing special that a terrestrial broadcast and the Bandai channel are showing I figured this was just cast interviews and such. Oopsies. How many pre-airing specials does one show even need? Apparently two.


I’m not really certain why this is episode 00, since it dumps us into the story in progress with no real introduction to any of the characters and just a quickly tossed out "modern magic uses computers, classical magic uses your body" as the introduction to the entire magical ecosystem of the show, which could have been okay. A light touch is perfectly fine. Girls use magic. Koyomi sucks at it and turns everything into wash basins. Yumiko tries various things to train her up in classical magic to make her stop sucking. Unfortunately, Koyomi turning things into wash basins and being incompetent only gets you so far, and in this case, that’s only about a quarter of the distance required to reach a decent joke.

I think I’m actually going to just cut it off there. I still plan on watching the real introduction episode (and maybe even the second pre-airing special tomorrow on BS-11) and I’m hoping that’ll contain a bit more of death mage avenger Yumiko and fewer basins, or at the very least, better jokes with them, but I’d be lying if I said I was particularly looking forward to it after this. It also on Saturdays where competition is fierce, so I wouldn’t really hold my breath.

Posted in Modern Magic | 6 Comments »

6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • UBW says:

    nice ass shots.

    Too bad they likely won’t stay in the TV version.

  • Yue says:

    This will be the magical show of the season… for me that is. ^_^

  • manaka_junpei says:

    the rise and fall of bowl

  • Anonymous says:

    This looks like another series that would be much better if the protagonist wasn’t there. I was really hoping I’d get some Touko-tier magic out of this, too. I didn’t really expect it, but I was hoping for it.

  • The Phantom says:

    And here it is, another stupid magical show, as if we have not enough of those retarded series. Unless some badass dude goes berserk and behead a few main characters (not going to happen period), I wont even bother watching more of the same *discarded to the trash can* next new show please.

  • Silver says:

    @ The Phantom

    Woah woah there! This is only episode 00 and who knows, you might just throw something valuable into the trash bin.