It feels like an age since I last talked about this show. That mid-season break seemed to last an eternity, being edged out slightly by how long it’s felt like we’ve been building up to this interschool sorcerer tournament between Tokyo and Kyoto. It’s also finally the moment Itadori gets to reunite with his classmates, something I’ve been looking forward to seeing.
There aren’t going to be any images accompanying this post as I’m working with a makeshift internet solution for the time being. Sorry.
This episode is a treat, right from the start you can tell there is a different weight of animation behind this one, as we dive right into a fight between the Sorcerers and Mahito. The curse creature’s ability to alter his shape makes for a battle full of surprises, as he continuously laughs and cackles his way through the entire fight.
Experimenting with his own powers and trying out new moves as he does so. There is a childlike mindset to this character, as though he found himself in a brand new body and it fall over himself to see all the different things he can do with it. He’s enjoying himself so much that he’s coming very close to dangerously underestimating his opponent.
I’ve watched a lot of anime this year. Maybe to the detriment of other aspects of my life. I know I sure watched a lot less western television as a result, and maybe played fewer video games too. It’s enough that I feel like I need a break from it for at least one season. But regret it? Not a chance. While it hasn’t been the most amazing year for anime, there have still been at least ten shows this year that I loved enough to talk about them on this list.
And for anyone that’s been keeping up with my blog throughout the year, I have to wonder how much this top pick will come as a surprise to them or not.
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