Detective stories have a broad appeal, I guess. Throwing in a fantasy technology makes it easy for the writers to come up with any kind of conflict they like. It would be considerably harder to write this kind of story in any halfway plausible world.
However, detective shows that pretend to deal with real life, such as the CSI series, are fundamentally fantasies, not techno-thrillers. They get lots and lots of procedural details completely wrong, to the point where lawyers are concerned that juries get silly ideas about the usefulness of DNA evidence due to silly TV shows.
The sci-fi elements are fairly well-reasoned, which makes the ending of the episode noteworthy.
Continue reading Sci-fi elements in Mahouka
Mahouka is taking its sweet time to get the real story going.
They’ve got 26 episodes to work with, but that doesn’t mean that they can rely on the pretty graphics to keep our attention.
Continue reading Are they finally going to pick up the pace a bit?
Most aspects of this show remind me of Chrome-shelled Regios, but the map that switches “east” and “west” bothered me a little.
Continue reading The Irregular at Magic High School can’t tell the difference between east and west in English