Sell Me in 20 Minutes: Sound Robot Daimidaler, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii

Daimidaler was split between pervy humor that felt fresh and organic (the uniform scene at the beginning, everything penguin-related) and stock pervy humor. While there was enough of the latter that I certainly wouldn’t be watching it in a group, I felt like the former made a stronger impact. Between the comedy and the wicked hot-blooded/punny intro, I’m happy to see where it goes on a week-to-week basis.

Mahouka’s intro wasn’t exactly explosive, as it seemed mainly to serve the purpose of introducing the basic setting and developing some chemistry between what seem to be the 5 main cast members. That shaolin training in the middle was all-that, though, and I expect more of the same from it later, given the plentiful opportunities offered up by an aggressively discriminatory squad of upperclassmen. I’m willing to give the plot at-large 2 more episodes to develop, as the show seems primed to deliver on the action and visual effects.

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Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii’s opener had a bit of a fairy-tail feel to it, what with the fantasy setting and the grandmotherly narration, and did a nice job of advancing that setting through a bunch of small conversations. Too, it’s fun to see a level-headed, world-wise, nice type who can banter her way around the block slotted in as the female lead. She carried the episode splendidly, and I’m totally down giving a show featuring her handling local politics three more weeks to establish a solid rhythm.

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