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More new anime

Knight's & Magic: A software engineer, who also happens to be a total mecha otaku, dies in a car accident. He is re-born in a fantasy world where there exist mecha powered by magic -- his ultimate dream! He decides he wants to pilot one, and he starts learning magic like a mad-man -- since it's procedural magic, knowing software engineering from a previous life makes it easy to get really good at it in a short time. And that allows Ernesti to attend mecha design classes too, starting to think of design tweaks to allow him to get into a mech early...
Ok, so this is another 'hypercompetent' character, but at least he's likable and I find it easy to empathise with his desire to ride a mech... Also, he's not snooty: he tutors his friends who get to be awesome magicians too, so he shares the love.

Action Heroine Cheer Fruits: There is an initiative for "local heroine fighters" -- like female sentai figures. Mikan's younger sister Yuzu really wanted to see the Kamidaier show, but it was cancelled for some reason. Mikan enlists the help of Akagi to stage a show of their own, and they draw the attention of their classmate, who wants to re-vitalize the town by enlisting the pair as the local heroines.
It's not bad, but it's not inspiring either. And there are some squeaky voices too, so we'll give this one a miss.

Centaur no Nayami: This series just starts in the middle of things. We see Himeno and her friend Nozomi prepare for the cultural festival play, and there are some complications in that. And we see them run the school marathon together with their friend Kyouko. You know, like a regular high school anime.
That's all fine and dandy, and we're supposed to politely ignore that Himeno is a centaur, Kyouko is a satyr and Nozomi is a dragon. But of course there are differences between them, and that's used to great effect to emphasize that this is different. It's a lot of fun.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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