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Sunday, March 1st, 2015 07:55 pm
 Series: Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de / 異能バトルは日常系のなかで
 Year: 2014 |
 Fall
 Episodes: 12
 Production: TV Tokyo

 Official Summary: Half a year ago, the four members of a literature club, as well as the elementary school niece of their faculty adviser, were bestowed with supernatural powers. The boy in the club, Ando Jurai, became able to produce black flames. The girls acquired a variety of powerful abilities: Tomoyo could slow, speed, or stop time, Hatoko could control the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, light), little Chifuyu could create things, and Sayumi could repair objects or heal living things. However, since they gained these powers, nothing has really changed in their everyday life. Why have they been given these powers in the first place? Will the heroic fantasy life they imagined these powers would bring ever actually arrive? (via MAL)

Catie's Thoughts: Meh. 

Okay, that's not fair. The series has an interesting premise, which is that there's this epic magical fairy war going on in the background that these kids have no idea about despite having developed random superpowers because of it. It's a slice of life as to what they're doing now, messing around with their powers and being generally nerds. However, underneath that premise is a basically by-the-numbers harem show complete with every girl falling in love with the rather-unlikable MC whose name I've already forgotten despite having just watched it two hours ago.

(It's in the preceding paragraph and I can't even be arsed to match it up.)

There's nothing really wrong with the show. It could be fairly charming, to the right person, I'm just disillusioned and quite bored with harem shows. The girls all have some interesting personalities underneath the stock harem tropes, I just would have been more on board with it if half the show wasn't devoted to each and every girl fawning over and falling for the again-uninspired lead male character.

Watch It: Crunchyroll