Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai [7/10]

Really like this one for first few episodes but then it was just eh towards the end. There were 3 major flaws in Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai.

1) Character development – The character development was SSOOOOO rushed, throughout the entire show it just felt like I was missing something important that I had to know about the characters to like them more but that “something” was never given! I love the character designs but the lack of information on their back stories were a real turn off.

2) Fighting Animation – Usually I’m Ok with 3D fighting animation and in fact I encourage it especially when it’s based off of a game, but this was just really bad… They used 3D animation for like 2 characters on a 2 minutes fight scene, like was that the only way? Were they understaffed? possibly also let’s keep in mind that SILVER LINK is the animation company animating Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai. SILVER LINK has done anime like Non Non Biyori, Strike Witches, Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne! (all of which are great, story wise, comedy, and animation so why did Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai get the short end of the stick?)

3) Story Development – It was predictable, each heroine gets a 2-3 episode arc and then a big finale arc featuring all the characters fighting to their fullest. But what about the main objective? They are known as the “Small Fry Platoon” because they have the lowest amount of points in the entire school, but through the entire 12 episode I don’t remember them ever getting a single point, there was no big mission to get them the points they needed and if there was something would happen that would lead to a bigger problem thus making them forget about that they still need points…

I don’t think it was so bad that it deserved a 6/10 but not good enough to get an 8/10 either. SO the verdict is 7/10 mostly because I really like the character designs and the IDEA of the story but the way it was executed was somewhat poor.

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