Like most fantasy series, a strong start…
But one thing I’ve noticed, shows in that genre have a linear plot. I’m not sure if it’s because characters have to “level up” and viewers wind up watching them grind. Either way, after a few episodes, I lose interest. However, I’m a bit more optimistic about this one since the main characters, Luke and Cecily, catch my interest.
Looking at Luke, I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks of Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto‘s Akizuki Yojiro. They’re both extremely skilled swordsmen who use the katana. As for Cecily, she’s eerily similar to Misaka Mikoto, right down to how they act when embarrassed.
As for the episode itself, clean animation and good art. For now, the plot’s relatively simple. Cecily wants to do her duty as a knight, protecting the townspeople no matter what the dangers are. Despite his skills, Luke doesn’t want to help due to unknown personal reasons. Finally, Lisa is the cute, innocent loli who creates a magical forge for Luke. My favorite part was Cecily’s unknowing confession. That and how her armor became transparent and pink sparkles appear.
Ah yes, she used to be a little girl. Now she’s all grown up… Nothing to be embarrassed about.
Overall, on a scale from 1 (worst) to 10 (best), I would give this a 7. Certainly above average when comparing it to other series but nothing all too impressive. There is potential but I’m holding back due to past experience with fantasy shows.