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Final Impressions: Wizard Barristers

In the final episode of everyone's favorite poorly-written supernatural law procedural, Cecil agrees to defend her worst enemy in court, because no one in this world has ever heard the phrase "conflict of interest." However, since it's all ...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 11

It's been a few days and I still can't quite get over just how bad the animation in this episode was. Really, "bad" isn't quite accurate, because scenes have to actually exist before they can even qualify as badly animated; what this episod...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 10

According to this episode, the police have the power to accuse you of any ridiculous crime they can possibly think of, regardless of a complete lack of evidence, and can also search your property (without a warrant) in an attempt to produce...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 9

As the show gears up for its final arc, Chouno has officially had it with Cecil's crap, Quinn has officially had it with Stabler's crap, Sasori has officially had it with the lack of sexy time in the office, Ageha has officially had it with...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 8

You know how I've been calling Moyo "The Demon Paralegal?" Well, I think that name needs to be revised to Moyo: The Paralegal Who is Also Satan, Lord of Darkness. In addition to stopping time and sporting some pretty impressive Glowing Red ...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Episode 7

This week the Barristers head to America for training, which means that there's a serial killer around every corner and hitchhikers stand in the middle of the road, because that's just how we roll here. Cecil and Natsuru take a long road tr...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 6

This week, Wizard Barristers takes a page out of Samurai Flamenco's book and features costumed tokusatsu heroes in addition to the usual routine mech-summoning and imaginary law-quoting. Unfortunately, inviting comparisons to Samurai Flamen...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 5

In the most procedural-like episode yet, Cecil learns that even those pesky non-cute people have their uses when crafty octogenarian Kamakira outperforms her on a case, even though it seems like he's not taking it seriously. Meanwhile the m...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 4

After last week's logic-free affair, this was a pretty good episode of anime. Characters who had been lingering in the background until now got to distinguish themselves by doing interesting stuff, concerns actually relevant to the real-wor...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 3

In this episode, Cecil reveals that she hates people that hate Wizards. Why must the humans be so scared of magic users? Well, I don't know Cecil, it may have something to do with the fact that a young lady in this episode snapped her finge...

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Annotated Anime: Wizard Barristers, Ep. 2

When we last left our intrepid legal eagles, it looked like Cecil's poor client was going to get the death penalty, since this justice system is apparently cool with putting people to death on zero actual evidence. To save her charge, Cecil...

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Sentai retains Wizard Barristers for home video

In case you didn't know, Yasuomi Umetsu, the creator of Kite and Mezzo DSA, has a new TV series on the air called Wizard Barristers. It's a mix of criminal procedural, perky anime girls, big budget explosions, and magical mecha po...

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First Impressions: Wizard Barristers

I'm so disappointed right now-- though not because of Wizard Barristers, which had a great first episode, and you should probably drop whatever you're doing and watch it right away. No, I'm sad that I missed my opportunity to make a dumb jo...

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Japanator's Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide!

As the year draws to a close, it's time to think about all the Japanese cartoons you'll be watching next year. That's right, folks, it's Japanator's Winter 2014 Anime Preview Guide! We're here to deliver the preliminary word on the latest -...

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Latest trailer for Wizard Barristers seems thrilling

If you haven't caught the latest trailer for Studio Arms upcoming series Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil, you're missing out. No, it's not quite Space Dandy, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be psyched about it. Set to premiere this J...



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