Saturday, October 10, 2015

Light Novel - Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai

Title: Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai (Antimagic Academy 35th Test Platoon)
Author: Yanagimi Touki
Illustrator: Kippu

In a world where people possessing magic are going extinct and armaments are at the peak, the seat that was taken from the sword by magic, is handed over to guns and the one cracking down on remaining magical threats is the "Inquisition". Kusanagi Takeru despite being unable to use guns, and fights with only a sword, is attending Inquisition's training institution known as the "AntiMagic Academy". The 35th Test Platoon aka "Small Fry Platoon" led by Takeru is a mishmash of underachievers. However, one day a handgun-using super elite qualified to join Dullahan, Ootori Ouka has been enlisted in their platoon. Takeru who is the captain, goes with Ouka and the others on a mission to recover a Magical Heritage, however——. The revived "Hero" is walking on earth, will he be sent back by the girl's gun? Or maybe by the boy's sword?! A school action fantasy awaits!

Heiya, sorry to vanish for a long time. I seriously don’t have any good reason. I was just lazing around hunting for interesting LN and all. By the way, just for your information, I’m not a Japanese LN reader so all of the LN that I’ve read and reviewed are those that has been translated into English. Thank you very much to the translators for their hardwork. Besides that, for now I would refrain from disclosing where I read all these LNs unless there are people that asks. However, if you wander long enough in the internet, you’ll find the way.

Alright, let’s return to the Light Novel review. This light novel is currently having an ongoing anime adaptation. For starter, this is an ongoing LN having 11 volumes with 10 of those being translated. So in regards to the story, it has been laid out properly. Personally, it is rather interesting.

Next, this LN is not your average harem action story. It has a deep and interesting backstory. The protagonist, Kusanagi Takeru is a sword-nut if I were to borrow the subtitle from the anime. He cannot handle gun and he can only handle swords. He is also has a hot-tempered personality and the reason for this is explained in the latter volume of the novels. Before, I’ve said that the novel is more than your average harem action LN. This is because this novel is different than Gakusen Toshi Asterisk and Rakudai Kishi No Eiyuutan (these two also have their own interesting premises) that are also currently being adapted as an anime series.

The story has a much darker element and that is not just because of blood and gore. The darkness of the story is closely tied to the backstory of the main characters especially that of the Kusanagi family.
It needs you to be a positive person to enjoy this story (this might be true). Anyway, the story is really enjoyable.The flow makes you want to know what will happen to Kusanagi Takeru.

So, if you have read the bad reviews on the internet that was just based on the first episode of the anime, HOLD YOUR JUDGEMENT. You never know that you might actually enjoy the LN and also the anime.

Watch the anime pv here.

Until next time!

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