NIGHT WIZARD ends

NIGHT WIZARD

Don’t worry, Hiiragi survives too, just he got kidnapped by Anzelotte again.

Grand finale battle with Anzelotte & Co. + Bell Zephyr vs Kirihito and his hax God mode, no prizes for guessing who won. I’ve gotta say though, they kinda cheated out a bit by focusing so much on Hiiragi going in to Elis’s dream to save her then Anzelotte reviving Kureha (didn’t expect her to be really dead) to reverse the tide of the battle. Gayzer should’ve thought up a more foolproof plot. Well, at least they found a last minute use for Nightmare… can’t stand his “DORIIMU” chants though.

I’d really wanted more fight scenes with Bell vs Kirihito but then, he was using god mode anyways, the cheater that he is. Really sad that we didn’t see too much of Bell herself, in this episode but she really spiced up this show well, especially with the awesome battle outfit of hers. Kudos too for Yuka Goto pulling off her so well, didn’t expect Gotouza-sama to have such an awesome evil voice as well.

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Oh Bell Zephyr, you really spiced up this show.

As my closing thoughts, I’d like to say NIGHT WIZARD was a surprisingly good series, and I initially expected the show to bore me off in perhaps the 4th or 5th episode, but thankfully that didn’t happen. While it won’t win any points for plot and character development, the awesome fights and the nicely executed plot twist made up more than enough. I especially loved how over-the-top the fights were progressing throughout the series, from the simple mob fights on episode one (lol skellie army) to the grand battle on Saturn where Bell finally took matters in her own hands and Elis waking up Shaymaru.

Without doubt, NIGHT WIZARD has been an enjoyable show, even if the initial episodes weren’t that impressive. I’d say it’s probably one of the best shows from the Fall season, which is a surprise to myself, considering how low my expectations were for this show at the start of it. I should also give a special mention to the ED theme, Erinyes, as well. It’s probably one of the best ED’s for the Fall season too.

7 Comments

  1. Zeroblade Said,

    December 26, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    Night Wizard is entertaining, but it probably won’t be as memorable as say, CLANNAD would be. Still, it has its merits. And indeed Bell Zephyr is COOL AND SPICY.

  2. 0rion Said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 12:49 am

    Gotta love that ED~

    Pretty much ditto QFT on everything Zeroblade said.

    Night Wizard was a lot of fun, much better than I expected, but not the kind of show I’d want to go back and watch again.

  3. suguru Said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 4:21 am

    Good post, couldn’t agree more–I was expecting to drop this, came into it with zero expectations, but it turned out to be something I was really looking forward to each week. It had just enough plot twists, action, and a good cast of characters. And Bell Zephyr beats the hell out of Fuuko.

  4. Phuong Said,

    December 29, 2007 @ 10:10 am

    Are you kidding me? Nightmare’s “DORIIMU” chants made me LOL everytime I heard it.

    Though I wasn’t really satisfied with the reviving Kureha part. It really took the impact of her death away. But since they used it to provide some good fanservice shots, I’ll overlook it.

    Hiiragi graduates. w00t. And with it a new nickname, “rising man”. lol.

  5. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 29, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    That’s why I can’t stand his “DORIIMU” chants. It made me laugh even though it was supposed to be a serious time. LOL. Not to mention his seiyuu is known for some pretty awesomely GAR roles, it sure adds the tickles to it.

    Well, as for Kureha’s revival, we all knew it was coming anyways, elsewise, how can they have a happy ending :D. I thought she was just only injured badly when Kirihito stabbed her, not dead, so I was actually surprised to discover that she was really dead in this episode.

  6. maglor Said,

    December 29, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

    I agree that the ED is very good and OP is good as well. Both rate highly in my all time ranking, though, 2007 had so many good OP and ED, that I didn’t had opportunity to single out this series’s music.

  7. FlameStrike Said,

    December 31, 2007 @ 1:07 am

    I wonder why GOD didn’t just kill Hiragii, also he just stood there as Ain Soph Aur pwned his hax away. What ever happend to dogeing? Was it all part of his plan? lols. Overall a decent show, it overcame my low expections, Akari and Bell really made the show for me. However we never got any backstory on Akari’s connection to that Mikoto person. oh well

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