Battle Girl High School
(One episode watched):|
I estimated beforehand that any show which included the worlds 'Battle' and 'High School' in its title would have about a one in ten chance of being original and noteworthy. What, if anything, would make this one novel and cause it to stand out from the crowd? At one point an adult supervisor comments that the girls are becoming less efficient at their job of fighting Irous, and the thought leapt to my mind that if this was indeed a sort of satire of Magical Girls who have grown lazy and complacent, well that would be unusual and perk up my interest. But no, the notion didn't pan out; these are pretty typical Magical Girls, who undergo lengthy transformation sequences as they exchange their ordinary outfits for fancy costumes. They are moe yet tough. They make plenty of small talk but don't talk much about what a serious business fighting soul stealing creatures ought to be. It's more like a game, and none of them suffers a scratch in the battle that culminates this episode. And there are so many of them that I'll never be able to keep track of them all. Perhaps the show was meant for little girls, since there's little or no fanservice. The plot seems shallow and unremarkable, at least so far. There's virtually no explanation of what Irous (or are they 'Irosu'?) are, or where they came from, or why fighting them is so important. About the only significant plus I noticed was that the girls seemed spunky and likeable. This is not a terrible show, but not an exceptional one either. It is thoroughly average.
Last updated Wednesday, July 19 2017. Created Wednesday, July 19 2017.