Magician’s Academy (or Macademi Wasshoi) is a comedy featuring- amongst other things: a Magician’s Academy.
This is very much one of those “switch off brain and enjoy” kind of shows.
The Highlights of MA include:
- Episode 5
In this episode appears what must surely be the most horrific villain(?) you’ll never want to encounter: Hapshiel; the muscular, sweaty, under-dressed, bisexual, masochist Angel with Flash Gordon background music, hell-bent on French-kissing anyone and anything he encounters.
Act 1 deals with the releasing and defeat(?) of Hapshiel, Act 2 deals with the gender bending of the main character, because why not?
- Episode 8 (act 2)
Artificial Intelligence character Trincia falls in love with a rocket, the two share a light-philosophical conversation before the rocket eventually takes off. Get over the juvenile humour and you might find a genuinely sweet moment here.
- The ED.
Catchy. Search for “Pastel” by Ayumi Murata.
The lowlights of MA:
- See highlights. This show is every bit as terrible as it is brilliant.
The subtitles for this series are undoubtedly the worst I’ve yet seen on Crunchyroll.com. There are times when whole lines of dialogue are translated simply as “*****”; meaning the characters are either speaking in a profane manner, or the translator was having a bad day.
I’ve yet to master the Japanese language, so can’t complain about inaccuracies much…
^…but even I could tell that the words uttered in this scene were clearly “German Suplex”. There is no such thing as a “Jomon” suplex.
^A fan-sub group also mistranslated this line…
^Funny that a GERMAN fan-sub would also make this mistake.
Learn your professional wrestling techniques, philistines.
ATTOT– Magician’s Academy is freely available in certain regions through: http://www.crunchyroll.com/magicians-academy
It’s wacky trash, but at least it’s fun, wacky trash.
If you want to scare a newcomer away from Japanese cartoons, I would highly recommend you recommend them Magician’s academy.