Knight’s & Magic First Impressions (1): Comma to the top

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Don’t judge me…I have to check out the mecha show. I know that the apostrophe in this series will be the end of me if I choose to keep going with it, though. Anyway, this series focuses on Ernesti Echevalier (or however you spell that), a programmer from Japan who is reincarnated into an alternate world where he has the chance to fulfill his dream of piloting a giant robot.

I heard that this first episode skipped a lot of content, and it’s pretty visible from how the episode is paced. The main character dies pretty early without much of an introduction into his new world. Instead, he is immediately thrust into his first encounter with a giant robot after he has already acclimated to his situation.

I know it’s nitpicking, but the scene right before this one showed a horse bleeding out on the ground motionless while this scene showed the giant bug violently eating a horse. I know there were two horses, so did the other horse just fall over and randomly start bleeding out on the ground?

This kid, whose father is a Knight Runner, has no idea that giant robots exist in this world. Just how old is he? But I guess that can be explained away with something about secluding the baby from the world until a certain age. And even if I’m willing to believe that Ernesti’s father happened to be in the area to shoot the giant bug just in time to stop it from eating Ernesti, you still have to explain how Ernesti fell from the carriage and survived without a scratch.

This description of the Silhouette Knights sounds a lot like a setup for a darker story. The design of the robots is shrouded in mystery and there’s a particular piece that is kept secret from the general public. Either this is meant to allow Ernesti to start a new age of robots with some breakthrough in design or the government is hiding the fact that these “hearts” are created in some unsavory manner. That’s just my take on it.

Anyway, this entire first episode seemed like it was a mad dash to get the main character into his first robot. The preview for the next episode actually suggests that he will be piloting the flashy guy’s red robot. It seems a bit strange, but I guess we’ll see how it goes. I’m really unsure about this series. Should I stick with it?


11 thoughts on “Knight’s & Magic First Impressions (1): Comma to the top”

  1. Huh, not sure whether I’m spoiling it or not, but you’re right. Little Eru is going to revolutionize the old Knights (I think that’s pretty much a give, since they have already shown Eru’s willing-ness to build one especially for himself). I know about the hidden information about the core, but that’s definitely spoiler.

    By the way, this is totally my opinion, but I found the original source average at best. Most of it is slow or boring almost when Eru’s not being OP. But that’s just me. I really liked the “building new mecha” and the different theme, but that was only at the beginning. The Anime raising the pace might do the trick though.

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    1. that’s kinda what i figured…could be interesting

      from my perspective, i didnt really see anything that could be particularly interesting from ernesti’s development, but it’s hard to judge without knowing what was skipped. ill take your word for it.

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      1. Yeah, I don’t really find it that interesting either, though the faster pace does make it better in my opinion. They just skipped some MC presentation at the beginning, technical stuff on Knights and magic, training with Ady and Kid and… a whole chapter about their half-brother being a jealous brat and kidnapping the Ady and some other minor things.
        Whelp, still too soon to judge it anyways.

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