Gokukoku no Brynhildr: DROPPED

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If anyone actually watches this show and has been following the reviews, you’ll know in how little regard I think of this show. I thought it was abysmal, a waste of time, irritating and lacking in any sort of engaging plot. As such, I’ve made the big (actually, it really wasn’t that hard) decision to drop Gokukoku no Brynhildr because I don’t think I can sit through twenty-four minutes of decrepit mindlessness and pathetically created characters. So, for my sanity and peace, I’m never ever ever watching another episode of this show. So long, farewell, good riddance.

Gokukoku no Brynhildr: Episode 03

“Death Suppressants” (鎮死制)

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I feel like I should start off this review with a great big *yaaawwwwwnnn* because it just bored me, as usual, and it’s quite sad to have resigned myself to a dull show for the next nine weeks. Ugh. I do, however, feel like the art is getting a bit prettier and brighter and I do like the play on sunlight from dawn until dusk. It is quite lovely. On the other hand the characters are still flat, not a curve to be seen, but but but we have been introduced to a couple of new characters whom I’m quite interested in and saved this episode by 0.1%. The rest of it was kind of take it or leave it and my attention wandered more than once in 24 minutes so I guess I mostly left it?

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Gokukoku no Brynhildr: Episode 02

“Witches” (魔法使い)

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Another week another episode and another twenty-four minutes for me to kind of stare blearily at the screen due to the fact that this show is increasingly not my style. Unfortunately it’s just been boring and the only semblance of real drama and action filled the span of about two minutes before we panned back to our main characters. It’s been a while since I’ve been this disinterested in a show and if, by the next episode, there continues to be this muted lack of appeal then I’m afraid this show isn’t going to have much hope and that we’ll be in for a rather dull ride for the next ten weeks.

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Gokukoku no Brynhildr: Episode 01

While I Wait For You  君を待ちながら)

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Another season, another anime! This has been a weekend of first episodes and full of excitement and, in some cases, disappointments. Still, let’s get cracking onto this new show, Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness), the manga of which I’d never even heard of. However, the pretty promotional picture kind of sold me and so I had to give this a whirl. It’s thirteen episodes long (from what all my sources have told me) so I suppose I’m expecting it to be as fast-paced, if not even faster than Noragami and other twelve to thirteen-episode shows. It most certainly dove straight into the plot within twenty minutes and there are a whole load of questions already!

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