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I initially was dubious about yet another magical anime, but this turned out to be an amusing comedy about a sweet girl who suddenly finds herself thrust into the role of demon champion. It is a role she never expected, never wanted, and is completely unprepared for. The jokes were not LOL funny but they were adequate and they kept coming--quantity substituting for quality, perhaps. There was definitely some talent involved in keeping this totally insane scenario afloat and moving; I don't recall feeling bored at any point. Lots of details are dumped upon us in quick succession to explain just what's going on, and it was fairly interesting. Yuko has some slight misgivings about apparently being cast as the villain in this contest, but the promise of good food becoming available converts her. Judging from the OP sequence, she will wind up a friend of her supposed opponent and will have some sort of demon advisor who no doubt will nag her to fight Momo rather than befriend her. I wonder what will be done with this strange premise and whether it will manage to remain fresh. But for now, I think I'm on board.
I wish the jokes were a little funnier. Yoko is a clueless girl who is totally inept at fighting and as a result nobody takes her seriously. But it is vaguely annoying to watch her struggle uselessly to achieve an impossible task, and all while the jokes make me smile rather than actually laugh. I wish it were funnier because I like the basic premise (and the main character) and don't want to give up on this show.
Last updated Tuesday, August 06 2019. Created Wednesday, July 17 2019.