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Old 2017-10-07, 22:27   Link #21
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I've been waiting for this series since the OVAs!

Excellent first episode. I think the OP song really fit the series but I do agree with another poster that they could have done better with the OP sequences. Would have been great if they put in more effort on that part.

Chibi Elias scenes were cute.

The seiyuus for Elias and, especially Chise, I find, really nailed their roles.

Totally looking forward to watching the rest of this!!! Already in my best list for this season.
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Old 2017-10-08, 08:36   Link #22
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Elias is such a smooth skullbastard. Proposing under the moonlight in a magical forest while carrying his future wife home. <3
Aww, the first episode was as beautiful as the OVA. I hope all episodes can keep that beauty up. <3
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Old 2017-10-08, 09:04   Link #23
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I didn't finish the OAV. I got a little bored. But enjoyed the first ep thoroughly. Elias is smooth and I like the perfect scene under the moonlight where he proposed while carrying his future wife. I also like the fact that they included that scene before ending the ep. Best of season so far.
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Old 2017-10-08, 09:05   Link #24
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Man it seems like the wait for this show has been so long, but I'm so happy its finally here.
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Old 2017-10-08, 10:49   Link #25
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Just finished episode and it was all I could have wanted from it and more. Extremely captivating all the way through and it nailed the mood of manga so well. The OP is already one of the best of year (if not the best) while it ED itself is pretty strong. While not quite to level of OVAs the animation is very good and considering the studio behind it I have little worry it won't be consistent for the most part.

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I didn't think Elias was going to be this nice from the get-go, even if it was a bit disturbing that he acted like Chise was a pet he just brought home, going as far as bathing her and calling her a puppy. I think that's likely due to a lack of interaction with humans if nothing else though. Especially since we know he intends to marry her. He just lacks (our) common sense.

Anyway, great start. Just as good as the OVAs.
Yeah, I'll just say you're supposed to find his attitude towards Chise odd if not a little contradictory for reasons you will understand later.
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Old 2017-10-08, 11:07   Link #26
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if this get a dub (which I think it will), will we get a British voice actor for our skeletal mage?

because I can only imagine him with that accent
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Old 2017-10-08, 11:35   Link #27
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Fun first episode. Didn't think there would be some humor element as well.
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Old 2017-10-08, 11:42   Link #28
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Can/should I watch the OVA episodes now that I've seen episode one of the series? I'd like to avoid spoilers if there are any.
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Old 2017-10-08, 11:59   Link #29
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Can/should I watch the OVA episodes now that I've seen episode one of the series? I'd like to avoid spoilers if there are any.
I think you're fine. There's some inferred information there, but if anything I think knowing more about Chise's background enriches the manga experience that the anime is going to depict.

First ep was really great, BTW. But those of us who saw the first three in the theatre knew that (and know it only gets better from here).
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Old 2017-10-08, 12:22   Link #30
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I think you're fine. There's some inferred information there,
There's a major character important to Chise shown in the first OVA who won't appear for an episode or two of the actual series yet.

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Old 2017-10-08, 13:23   Link #31
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Yeah, but I don't really consider that a spoiler. It's not like it's all explained away - it's more a teaser.

My sense was that the OVA was (wisely) written to as not to spoil the TV anime (and by inference, the manga). And I think it did that job very well.
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Old 2017-10-08, 15:34   Link #32
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Yo chise is cute but how does she even compete with chibi Elias.

Great first ep as expected
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Old 2017-10-08, 16:34   Link #33
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good start, I like the setting and chibi elias is funny.
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Old 2017-10-08, 21:16   Link #34
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Nice start Elias paided a pretty penny for Chise
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Old 2017-10-08, 22:29   Link #35
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I'm really not much into demi-humans, especially when they really don't look anything like a human. Maybe it's because Beauty and Beast didn't really jive with me as a a kid (and the LA one I only watched because Hermione is in it), but I honestly couldn't get into this one. Hopefully they pick up in the next 2 episodes.
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Old 2017-10-08, 23:27   Link #36
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Pretty interesting things. One would normally think that shady magician that buys a slave would be into the generic kind of slaving bad treatment and disrespect, but this is in a oddly paternalistic but just as creepy way. It's like he bought a really expensive pet and most likely trying to groom her into doing something.
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Old 2017-10-09, 02:52   Link #37
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PV (the latest one) was super misleading, this seems much more laid back in its pacing and not action driven but still found it very interesting to watch. OP is really nice (especially the music) ED is just there. Visuals are super crisp and has some nice moments of animation, not a ton but looks like WIT will deliver when required.
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Old 2017-10-09, 04:01   Link #38
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One thing that I felt was that the OVAs formed me the wrong idea of the Chise-Elias relationship being much more on even terms, and Elias being just some sort of adoptive father to her. The "bride" thing wasn't even mentioned and I thought it was just meant in some alchemical/magical sense. Here their relationship suddently looks far more suspicious.
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Old 2017-10-09, 05:12   Link #39
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Those OVAs are positioned to take place after some deep stuff happens, which changes the dynamics a bit. You could see it in how Chise was behaving before and after telling her story.
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Old 2017-10-09, 06:52   Link #40
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I really, REALLY liked the OP song of this show, but MAN the actual sequence was pretty underwhelming. I felt this should be one of those shows where the OP sequence should be done by one of those superstar animators in the industry and stylize the hell of it.
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