The Unsinkable Silver Stu

Disappointed is such a versatile word, and yet it always creeps up when I least expect it watching anime. As I watched through Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, I went from being interested, to intrigued, to impressed, to indifferent, to finally settling on crippling disappointment. How can this be, for a show I alluded to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? Well, DS9 wasn’t all that great either, for largely the same damn reason. The Sisko.

Quick Look: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

Edit: The review is out.

A friend of mine gave me a month trial to Crunchyroll. I’ve never had a particularly high opinion of Crunchyroll, given their turncoat past, but what’s done is done, and unless Netflix is going to pick up live simulcasts, we’re stuck with a one-party solution. No, I don’t count Funimation. But, the upside is I can stream it on my PS3 and Nexus 7, without powering my desktop PC. If you live in my state, and you’re facing the electric company price increase next year, it unfortunately matters until I get a lower-power NAS solution together.

Anyway, besides keeping up a little better on this season’s shows, I am also backtracking a bit into previous seasons, and one particular show caught my eye from last season, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. I’d hear some Twitter chatter about this show before, but didn’t hop on it then. Should I have? The answer is probably muddled.