Well, we have another entry into the magical school genre, but this one tries to be something more than, say, “Negima!” or “The Irregular”. But things get muddled. Welcome to the world of “Trinity Seven”.
Kasuga Arata (do you need help in finding the guy?) lived a normal life together with his childhood friend and cousin, Hijiri Kasuga, in a small town. However, everything changed on the day of the Black Sun, and a magus (mage) appeared before him. The Black Sun caused the Breakdown Phenomenon which destroyed the town where he lived. Because of this, his normal life was artificially reconstructed by a grimoire that his childhood friend had left. The appearance of the magus led him to a new life in the Royal Biblia Academy and meeting the members of the Trinity Seven. And who are these members? I am glad you asked! From left to right, we have:
These ladies have extraordinary powers and some of them have rather large….grimoires. And that leads to problems. The first is that Kasuga is a Dermon Lord Candidate, one who is able to make worlds. This also means that he is a prime candidate to be killed. Such is life. You have to read those EULAs more carefully than you do. Plus, he is a bit of a pervert, which puts off the rest of the ladies. Even more and even worse, there is this annoying aspect he has, in when he uses his power, that the ladies get their garments shredded and tattered, so they are naked, nude, bereft of clothing and otherwise parading about in the altogether.
All of this works against the show and the initial high-minded idea and ideal (save Hijiri and restore the world to the way it was before) gets sidetracked with flirty demons and a run on S&M-style outfits. You also get the feeling that maybe the magic is just not as good or effective as it could be, as these Breakdown Phenomena seem to resist resolution. Plus, with perverts aplenty (not just Arata, but the principal of the school, who goes by the name Principal) and lots of nakedness and nudity and near-nakedness nudity and nude nakedness, you feel the whole show is an exercise for your libido and nothing more. Such is life.
The fights themselves are kind of feh, as the ladies never really seem to know what to do in the situation or the magic doesn’t work as they had hoped or someone isn’t here that could make things work better, or they might be stuck in traffic so there is nothing to make it more effective. And why does it take five or six good guys to beat up on the ONE bad guy? Crfap, if that person is so powerful, give them what they want and they’ll go away. It just seems that there is some kind of limitation on what magic can do and it gets a bit irksome to see the same things and the same things go wrong. Such is life.
On a scale of 1 to 10:
Artwork 8 (Needed with all the cute, naked girls)
Plot 6 (There, just to show there was one)
Pacing 6 (More like problem and resolution)
Effectiveness 6 (Lost because of the extended fights)
Conclusion 5 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service 7 (A similar show would be “UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie”)
Overall 6 (Fell apart at the end)
And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. Come to me, grimoire!