Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle (Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut)

(12 episodes)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a “magic school” light novel series, because there must always be at least one each season.


Lux, the male lead, used to be a prince of the Empire of Arcadia until it got overthrown by a rebellion and got replaced by something vaguely more egalitarian (with a magic academy to train a new elite). Because light novel crap, his first scene involves accidentally breaking into a female bath, because of course it is. But he’s totally a nice dude, we swear !

Lisesharte is the girl he stumbles right in front of, and rightfully incensed. Wait, they still have princesses in the new regime ? Because she’s one, somehow. Anyway, cue the inevitable duel.

Of course, despite all this mayhem Lux still gets enrolled into the academy, where he’s about to meet a whole set of haremettes, heavily showcased in the credits.

Production Values

Decent enough, I guess ; I’ve already forgotten about it.

Overall Impression

On the one hand, the show does make an attempt at setting up an halfway interesting geopolitical background that had me mildly interested. But then we’re already back to the same old trite clichés, which are EXACTLY why I’m so down on the “magic school” subgenre on principle : it’s an excuse for the writers to get lazy and pad their story out with one-size-fits-all hijinks. It’s not even a particularly good execution of those, either.

Also, I half fell asleep while watching this, can barely remember any of it, and stalled for days before getting around to writing it up. I think my subconscious is telling me something there. Like, really not to bother with this one.

Source: [In Which I Review] New anime, Winter 2016 – Page 4

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