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Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de

October 22, 2014

Based on the light novel series “異能バトルは日常系のなかで” written by Nozomi Kota, at first glance this new fall anime might seem to be another average school comedy featuring supernatural powers and fantasy elements.

However, considering studio Trigger of “Kill la Kill” fame is at the creative helm of the show, knew I had to check this anime out and I have not regretted it, “Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de” has been excellent so far.

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Its comedy, romance and supernatural silliness feels very similar to “Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!?”, a key difference though is the harem aspect. While there have been some references to “Kill la Kill” in it, “Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de” sports a cleaner, more classic animation style well suited for moe anime.

Although the source material from the light novels is a key factor for the show’s success, which is the case for any adaptation that aims to remain somewhat close to its original, am confident that this show will be above average thanks to the flawless execution of all its individual parts which perfectly mesh together.

From the character designs, animation level, voice acting to the pacing, it is all done just right. Even though “Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de” is unlikely to win any awards or leave a mark like studio Trigger’s epic and alternative “Kill la Kill”, it is well on its way to become a solid supernatural comedy.

Must admit am anxious to discover more about the four main female characters, Tomoyo, Hakoto, Sayumi and Chifuyu. While they are lovely and endearing, none of them have yet received sufficient character exposition to rise above their typical character templates of the feisty girl, the motherly type, the elegant lady and the cute loli.

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Especially considering that in the second episode, the girls were upstaged by supporting character Mirei, who showed surprising depth and a wider range of believable emotions in a single episode, unexpected for a typical student council president character.

Do hope that the series will stick to its current lighthearted atmosphere, offering plenty of hilarious comedy moments regarding the character’s supernatural powers. Am unsure if I would appreciate the show becoming more serious about its supernatural element and feature dramatic battles, feel quite satisfied with this silly “Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!?” style approach.

If you’re a fan of school harem or supernatural themed comedy anime, then definitely give this show a try. You can watch “Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de” on Crunchyroll.

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