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Rating system notes:
Worth Watching = 5 stars
Hm hm= 4 stars
Huh = 3 stars
Meh = 2 stars
Ugh = 1 star
Zettai ni Arimasen = Not if you gave me a million dollars tax free covered in chocolate
Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files (Rail Zeppelin) Grace Note: Rating: Huh
It comes off a bit pretentious at first, though they've obviously tried to lighten the mood with the cat character. Looks like the students' banter will be comic relief in future episodes. Appreciated that the magic did not come in the form of a glowing circle. Should be interesting to see what the rules for magic are in this universe. Not as interesting are the politics. Factionalism may be interesting to some people, though. I kept getting lost in the intricate detail of the background and incidental scenes. Moss on buildings, scratches in the finish on furniture, the grave dirt (which couldn't have lasted more than a second). It was all just beautiful. The color scheme contributed to the somber mood of the whole as well.