Shinmai Maou no Testament episode 1 [First Impression]: PLOT

Just take a look at all this plot!

Just take a look at all this plot!

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 Here we are, the apex of the winter season, the poorly made ecchi of the season have arrived! As a man, it is difficult to contain myself when presented with such plot and interesting character design.

Wow, so much character design!

Wow, so much character design!

I’ve never seen such poorly designed characters before, and I don’t mean from an artistic point of view, I mean from an actual semi-realistic personality. The girl don’t seem real in any way shape or form. Even if I were to invent a girl in my imagination I would never be able to come up with a girl like any of those two because of how completely silly and unrealistic they act. It is really difficult to get into a ecchi when the girls act so alien, even for demons, and weirdly. It is one thing not to repeat ecchi stereotypical girls, it is something completely different to make some that are even worse. At some point, even the 15 year old virgin will begin realizing that a girl like that would never exist, even in a world of magic,unless she had some severe personality disorder.

Shinmai Maou no Testament hero

Character design aside, the story for this anime has been done again and again. I can name at least 5 other anime with so similar a premise that you could mistake one for the other and I wouldn’t blame you. I’ve already watched a lot of those and honestly Shinmai Maou no Testament just looks bland compared to most other anime of the same genre. I can’t say I’m a fan of the art style for this anime, I never understood why some artist had such a boner for “scars” in the face of protagonists, it just makes everything seems even more cartoony and fake to me.

Shinmai Maou no Testament happy family

I’m certain a lot of people will be quite happy with the amount of PLOT in this anime, but I am afraid it is not sufficient to pull me in. I wouldn’t really recommend it, I am certain there will be many more ecchi this season, it is the season for those after all, so I would wait for something better to show up.

ZeroGhj signing off

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