Ever since the plot synopsis of Magical Girl Raising Project became known, everyone has asked the question: “light farce, or Madoka dark?”
The first scene of the first episode:
Yeah, I guess that’s a clue. But it gets weirder. Not only do the next few scenes seem to establish Our Girl as a thoroughly Broken Cutie and (now) Axe Crazy, the OP is all happy-friendship! And the protagonist is probably as big of a magical girl otaku as can be. So’s the guy who becomes her magical girl partner. No, I don’t mean “partner to her magical self.” I mean he’s a magical girl, who becomes her partner.
And I don’t mean a masou shujou by any means. He turns into a girl (though with a strange reptile tail, it seems) when he transforms. Looks like it’s going to be…weird. I’d post a few more pics, but I’m having issues with Crunchy right now. Maybe they’re being DDOSed? Sorry.
That is why I can’t post much about Izetta: The Last Witch. I watched it, and it’s got strong elements of yuri between Princess Fine’ and Izetta, the witch. Although we don’t see that until the end, when the two meet (again) rather explosively. Fine’ comes across as a committed, dedicated noble’s noble. She is not a delicate flower, for all that she’s pretty; her enemies describe her as “tomboyish” though I think that’s selling her short. Other than a traumatic childhood, we don’t have much to determine Izetta’s nature yet, though she’s obviously very dedicated to the Princess.
Haven’t watched anything else yet, but these two are looking like keepers, so far.