Stella no Mahou: After Thoughts

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Even though there’s alot of good animes last spring season, and yet, here I am, was able to finished watching an anime released few years ago. Stella no Mahou is an anime I kept reminding myself to watch. Every time I look for something to watch on my backlog, its title keeps on attracting me. After months of dilemma (lol!), I binge-watched this slice-of-life school moe anime.


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2016 to Dec 19, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Studios: Silver Link.
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Game, Slice of Life, Comedy, School
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Upon enrolling in high school, Tamaki Honda joins a club for making doujin games known as the SNS Club. Joined by programmer Shiina, writer Ayame, and composer Kayo, Tamaki begins working as an illustrator for the club’s next game. (MAL)

This anime is so bright and colorful. Wow.

Stella no Mahou is a moe anime that was quite enjoyable to watch. I wasn’t able to watch this one during its airing cuz, it wasn’t known and quite underrated. After watching, I pretty much understand why. The premise was quite simple, so the story wasn’t that amazing or intriguing. The execution was a bit meh too. I mean, the series is funny but sometimes the comedic timing isn’t right. The characters were not that interesting, but bearable to keep me on watching the show. The art & animation were typical and generic.

So…why did I watch this one? Well, to be honest, I just want to watch and finish this one once and for all. Compared to the other animes I had seen recently, this one was a downer. It didn’t live up to my expectations. Still, I enjoyed the mediocreness of the series.

The characters were cute and very very MOE. But for a slice-of-life anime, the development and growth of the characters were….subtle? slow? Non-existent? It’s hard to point out the right word. Everything just…flowed. I mean, I gave up thinking that there’s might be something in this series and just let the series flow. It was that meh.

The only positive remark I could give to this series would be the heavy MOE-ness and brightness of the series. It’s color scheme reminds me alot of Sansha Sanyou. For some point, I really like it. It’s really bright, but at the same time it’s not painful in the eyes. The character designs were really really cute, though generic. The animation was consistent all through out the series. At least, studio Silver Link didn’t disappoint in the visuals.

Overall, the series is okay. I did enjoy it, but it lacks alot. I don’t really want to recommend this to everyone. Their might be some people who would like this type of mediocre anime.

That is all.
Thanks for reading!!


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