Knights & Magic [Anime Review]
Knights & Magic is a light novel series written by Hisago Amazake-no and was adapted to an anime by 8Bit and is licensed by Funimation. The series ran with 13 episodes from July 2017 to September 2017. The anime is about a young man who died from an accident and was reincarnated to another world. In this alternate world, magic and mecha exist and his fascination with mecha from his previous life is nurtured.
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Hello my fellow fanatics, and welcome to my Knights & Magic Review
The anime starts off with the main protagonist, Tsubasa Kurata, dying from a car accident. He was a normal salaryman who was good at his job in computer technology. As well, he was an otaku obsessed with giant mecha anime and figures.
He was reincarnated as a young boy named Ernesti Echavalier, who was attacked by giant monsters on his first day of manifesting. Ernesti was saved by giant mechas that are called Silhouette Knights. Going forward, he used his previous knowledge to research the giant mechas and raise his rank in the kingdom so he can achieve his goals.
Follow Your Dream
I didn’t know what to expect from this anime. I was under the impression that it was going to be a seasonal mecha offerings. After I finished watching the season, I was impressed with the results
The character and mecha designs are pretty standard, no one really shines through. Even the super mechas they had running around, it felt like just your run in the mill mecha designs I’ve seen done better on other shows. The story is standard, nothing will surprise you nor will they take you to places you’ve never been. The animation and presentation were good but not too impressive.
What really made me gravitate to this show is the main character, Ernesti. His sheer drive and otakuness to create his dream mecha were awe aspiring, it was borderline corny and lunacy at times. I also liked the way the writer handled real-world programming techniques and technological ideas and applied it towards the fictional magical landscape. There was one scene where Ernesti had to manually take control the mecha and push the mechas limit by essentially overclocking it.
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To be fair, even though it sounds like I gave this a very standard sounding review, I did enjoy it. This anime was well, you are going to enjoy watching this anime, even on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Will it reach HOF status? Not really. Will you have fun? Yes, you will.