Sorcerers are people who have survived the lethal touch of the Nemesis which gives them the power of Fantasia. Seth, the young apprentice of Alma, aspires to become a great sorcerer one day.
The first episode opens with an exposition dump about how the world works (which is never a good sign). We are then introduced to Seth and we’re shown his dedication to becoming a better sorcerer.
Tommy, Seth’s friend, is constantly being told to stay away from him by his parents and the townspeople. This interaction shows us just how much the townspeople discriminate against sorcerers.
Radiant appears to focus on mankind’s inherent fear of the unknown, and how they cope with being constantly exposed to it. This idea does make me curious, but I don’t think this show is for me.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this anime’s popularity booms soon. It has everything you would expect from an anime of this nature.
But that’s exactly the problem I have with it. It doesn’t have anything unique about it. The first episode alone is full of clichés and just generally doesn’t present anything new.
One thing I will give the show is it’s great character designs. I love it when I can tell so much about a character just from how they look. It’s sad to see that many anime don’t take full advantage of their character design.
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
What comes to your mind when you think of bookstore staff? Whatever your answer is, you probably wouldn’t think of this guy:
Visitors from all over the world come to this bookstore, which creates some interesting scenarios. Like he says himself, most of the excitement comes from eccentric customers.
There’s not much to it but I enjoyed it anyway. The episodes are about 11 minutes long so I’ll probably squeeze this in between all the other shows I’m watching now.
Release the Spyce
To be honest, I’m in love with this anime. From the awesome visuals to the chemistry between the characters, everything feels amazing.
But what really got me hooked was the premise. There aren’t many spy anime these days, and much less ones with cute girls in the main cast.
Now, I wouldn’t exactly call this show outstanding but it’s piqued my interest enough for me to consider it one of the best of this season.