I admit it, as much as I was looking forward to seeing When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace I didn’t care for the first episode as the introductions of the characters and their powers just fell flat with me. They were trying so hard to push these character jokes but since I didn’t know any of them nearly well enough I just couldn’t get into any of the humor or jokes. For a little while there I was certain that I would have to drop the series all together because it was simply not a very good start. Then I watched the second episode and learned that sometimes your first impressions can be deceiving.
In the second episode of When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, the primary story is that the student council president, Mirei Kudou, has misunderstood something. It seems that after school one day, lead character Jurai left a note for her giving her ability to steal other people’s powers a name… which she read as being a very poetic love confession. Too proud to admit that it was just a misunderstanding, Jurai plays along with the now love sick Mirei while everyone else in the club gets angry and jealous.
As I mentioned above, one of the biggest problems I had with the first episode of this series is that I felt like I didn’t know the characters well enough to laugh at their jokes. When I watched this episode though, it was much easier to laugh at their silly antics and personalities. In particular I really enjoyed seeing a softer side to Mirei right away and seeing that she wasn’t going to be the villainous character that she was being portrayed as in the first episode. To paraphrase a line; she’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way.
When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace got off to a rocky start but this episode showed some real depth to the characters that I hope continues on throughout the entire run of the series. Yes, the plot is still a little simple with no real point to it but if you’re willing to just go with that and have some fun with the members of this particular literature club you’re in for a very good time.
If you want some superpowered slice of life action, When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace is showing itself to be a fun ride that will please and soften the heart of even the most jaded anime fan.
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