This is probably the show you can say I’m most anticipating for next to Bakuman.
Summary: It begins with a stiff exchange between Yoshino, and Mashiro and his sister, Aika. Then the focus shifts to a girl, Hakaze who was swept into a deserted island where she can’t use her powers. Fuwa Mashiro has disappeared for over a month. A flashback was shown. A girl clad in black named Evangeline suddenly appears in the front of the grave of Aika and pointed a gun to Yoshino asking where Mashiro is. Another flashback wherein Mashiro became angry and wants to find the killer. A swallowtail butterfly suddenly appeared out of nowhere and so did Mashiro. Mashiro became a mage due to a connection with the black iron syndrome. Fight commences with Evangeline. The syndrome has been spreading to various regions. Mashiro tells how to end it all, showing his connection with Hakaze. They had a fair trade needing each other for a specific purpose.
Thoughts: As expected, this would turn out great. First I’m glad for some high-quality animations! Finally! I can look pass at the rough drawing style because of it. Ehat I love is how the story is playing out. Top-notch story telling! The transition between the flashback and reality had a nice touch. I love the change with Fuwa Mashiro. The revelation of the powers was pretty good as well. Flashy but not prolonged. It had a subtle explanation integrated along with the plot. All in all, this shows great promise. I see a dark magical dystopian episodes to come! Never read the manga, but I’m guessing that this will end <spoiler alert> with Yoshino actually be the killer! Hahahaha or maybe my imagination went wild because that’s how good it is.
Initial Rating: 9.5/10