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Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
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At the elite ___ Academy, extraordinary students, called “___”, employ the power of ___ in duels to sharpen their martial art skills. ___ is a new student who gets off to a poor start with an embarrassing incident involving ___, one of the most respected female students at the school.
I might as well have used this generic synopsis of fighting school anime and just typed in the particulars. Chivalry was a show which cried out 'Unoriginal!' with all it's might from virtually the first scene. I almost thought that I was rewatching episode one of Asterisk, because the two shows had so much in common, like the stereotypical 'Oops, I walked in on a partially naked girl' scene. At least Chivalry had the decency to include a halfway decent joke. But I was quickly feeling tired of this show. So that my time wasn't going to complete waste, I wondered why the same fighting school premise keeps getting remade over and over and over. Was there ever a good one (Mai-Hime perhaps?)? Why do people keep watching slight modifications of the same show, with the same lame, worn-out gags and plot points (I won't call them 'twists', because that would imply that something truly unexpected happened) and 2D characters? Actually I already knew the answer, which I remembered when I realized that the episode couldn't end without a second fanservice incident, and sure enough, there was one. A new season of anime brings me a mix of eagerness and trepidation—eagerness for the first episodes of the one or two clever and memorable shows, and trepidation at the thought of having to sit through ones like Chivalry.
Last updated Tuesday, December 15 2015. Created Tuesday, October 06 2015.