Tag Archives: Spring 2014

Review: One Week Friends, Episode 8: The Beach With Friends

Review:

Oh boy, a beach episode. I guess we can kiss the lack of fanservice goodb—say whaaaaat?! Not a single bathing suit in the entire episode! Well, that was surprising. Of course, Hase and crew lose out on the fun of swimming in the ocean, but it still manages to be a fun episode of friends playing together and enjoying time with each other. I’m really at a loss for words in regards to what I should say in this review. If you have enjoyed One Week Friends thus far, then you should understand what I mean when I say this show is simply enjoyable. While it does have its frustrating moments (I like…. fireworks is all I’ll say here), this episode simply continues everything there is to love about this series. Now the ending of this episode, along with the title of the next episode, leaves some tension and worry to be had.

A Christian Perspective:

Eh, I have nothing much to say here. Content wise, Saki makes a comment about Kaori’s bust, but that’s about it. No particular lessons jumped out at me.

Content Guide:

Language: None

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: Saki makes a comment about Kaori having quite a bust, which she knows from hugging her all the time (around 14:35)

Violence: None

Blood/Gore: None

Review: The World Is Still Beautiful, Episode 7: Wild Waltz

Review:

Yep, this is a character-driven show, alright. Not that this is a bad thing, as I greatly enjoy this entry into the spring season. This time around, we are introduced to Livius’ uncle, who is the former prime minister of the Sun Kingdom. Apparently he gave up his post, and there seems to be bad blood between him and Livius, although the exact nature of this has yet to be revealed. One thing is for certain, though: he seems to have a thing for Nike, and that does not sit well with Livius. Basically, the episode boils down to this unexplained tension between the two, although in starts with an unusually playful side of Livius. He leads Nike away from the castle to essentially skip daily lessons/duties so that the two can go to a festival. It’s a fairly lighthearted portion of the episode, with a cameo appearance from the two thieves from the shows beginning.

Honestly, most of the episode is fairly lighthearted, until the end. It seems that Livius’ uncle had a purpose in putting the moves on Nike, although I can’t say I’m entirely sure what that is. Regardless, though, Livius blows his top, and the ending does not bode well for either Nike or the uncle (I think his name is Bard). Honestly, Livius becomes quite unlikable at the end, although it is certainly understandable why he would get upset, given his background. This show hasn’t gotten truly dark yet, so I wouldn’t expect the next episode to be anything too harsh, but maybe they’ll prove me wrong.

A Christian Perspective:

Well, were Nike falling prey to Bard’s attempts, I could share a Proverb about avoiding the adulterous woman (man in this case, but still), but the attempts are purely one-sided. On the other hand, we could learn from Livius’ inability to forgive an offense. Granted, we do not know the full story, but if he would have simply stopped and listened then the ending of this episode could have gone a lot differently.

Content Guide:

Language: 4 “j**z”, 3 “b**t**d”, 1 “d**n”, 1 “p***ing”

Alcohol/Drug Use: It’s possible that characters are drinking at Bard’s party, although nothing sparked me to make a note initially

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: A woman is shown giving bellydancing(?) lessons to Nike–this woman is wearing a bikini-like top that shows cleavage (00:32 – 00:34); at one point, Nike is at a banquet, and the dress she is wearing shows some cleavage; a male character is shown hovering over a female character on a bed (although they’re both dressed, and nothing happens)

Violence: Two characters are tripped; a character is grabbed by her hair

Blood/Gore: Droplets of blood are shown flying across the screen from an unknown (to me) source

Other: Livius is shown dressed as a girl

Review: Captain Earth, Episode 4: Assault of the Planetary Gear

Review:

Yay for coming back to an episode I started watching a couple weeks ago! If you’ll notice in the content section, I initially tried to actually note every time frame that included the Kiltgang girl. I won’t be doing that again. Marking a specific instance of fanservice is easy enough, but trying to chronicle every appearance of a main character who wears a fanservicey outfit is a lot more challenged. Anyway, on to what I remember of this episode…

If you watched the preview from the previous episode, then you probably figured out that the Kiltgang invades the military base on Earth. Truth be told, I don’t remember much prior to this, except that they masquerade as crepe (and ice cream?) sales people. They get to the base, hack its system, and invade. Their target? Teppei. Basically, if you like your action shows, then this will probably satisfy you. Gunfire and explosions are available aplenty, thought that’s not to say that there isn’t any plot centric information divulged here. Um.. yeah, I really don’t have much to say here.

A Christian Perspective:

The only thing that comes to mind is to comment on the fact that the Kiltgang masqueraded as crepe sales people while on earth. I thought of 1 Peter 5:8, which reads: ” Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (NIV). In all honesty, while this was the first verse to come to mind, I think 2 Corinthians 11:14 (And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. (NIV)) would be a better comparison. In both instances, we have the enemy masquerading as something they aren’t. Satan masquerades as an angel of the light, while the Kiltgang masqueraded as sales people. Obviously the two aren’t really comparable in terms of threat, but the point is that both instances refer to enemies pretending to be what they aren’t. If we go back to the verse from 1 Peter, then we can see that we must be alert and of sober mind so that we are not caught off guard like the military base was in this episode.

Content Guide:

Language: None

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: The beginning of the episode shows the Kiltgang guy shirtless; Kiltgang girl is shown–this, of course, means the usual–skimpy outfit, cleavage 2:56 – 3:06; Akari exposes her stomach to Daichi in an effort to cheer him up, and she starts wriggling–at some point she is also shown from behind, and you can see a small part of her butt crack above her shorts (she’s also shaking her butt) 4:14 – 4:46; Hana is shown having her body scanned, and it’s eventually shown that she’s in her bra–the camera zooms out as the scan finishes to show Hana in her underwear as she is removed from the machine 4:49 – 5:22; Kiltgang girl (Malkin) again (cleavage, and various angles) 8:49 – 8:50, 9:00 – 9:06, 9:14 – 9:27, 9:30 – 9:33, 9:38 – 10:02, 12:49 – 13:28, 13:32 – 13:37,15:11, 15:15 – 15:19, 15:23 – 15:35, 15:42 – 15:47, 15:50 – 15:52, 15:54 – 15:56, 16:03 – 16:13, 16:40 – 16:47, 16:56 – 16:59 ; the camera zooms in on the Kiltgang girl’s breasts (cleavage) at one point 13:01 – 13:11; basically the Kiltgang girl is very involved in this episode

Violence: A mech is stabbed, slashed, and then explodes; exploding vehicles, shots are fired, a mech has its arm blown off, stuff like that

Blood/Gore: A character is shown with blood on his forehead; a character is shown with blood running down his nose and face

Review: Brynhildr in the Darkness, Episode 7: Fragments of Hope

Review:

If you don’t enjoy your plot-centric details being given over scenes of fanservice, then you’re not going to enjoy a good chunk of this episode. Of course, it all starts out where the previous episode left off: Ryota talking with his scientist friend about producing the pills. That’s all fine and dandy: I think we all probably figured that’s where this was going. The episode also starts to hint (probably not so subtly) that Kazumi has a thing for Ryota. So the harem trope has been activated… At first it really is kind of a light episode, other than the tension of whether or not the pills can be reproduced. We find out that Kazumi only talks to Ryota out of all the boys at school, Kuroha gets invited to karaoke, and Ryota goes to his part time job as a tutor. The part that gets bothersome is when Ryota comes to the observatory, and all of the girls are in their bathing suits because it’s hot. Alright, I guess that’s something of a legitimate reason, though I could deal without the temptation, but the inappropriate camera angles that are occasionally used throughout this portion of the episode definitely didn’t need to be there. Let’s face it: the very inclusion of the girls in their bathing suits is little more than fanservice, and on top of that the episode carries on with the girls in this state of dress. During all of this, we are given plot relevant information, so simply skipping the section isn’t much of an option (not to mention you’d be skipping a decent chunk of the episode).

Once we get past this section, we get to a portion with Kazumi and Ryota in Akihabara. Yeah, Kazumi’s thing for Ryota is pretty obvious at this point. Of course, it wouldn’t be a scene  with the two of them together without them throwing the word “virgin” at each other, as if it’s a bad thing for high school kids to be virgins. Outside of that, this section is kind of cute, I guess. It seems that Kazumi has wanted to come to Akihabara, so she now has her opportunity to do so (including a visit to a maid café). Much like the end of most of the episodes, this one also leaves us hanging a bit. No one’s life is left hanging in the balance, but some information is revealed that we will have to wait for the next episode to follow up on.

 A Christian Perspective:

Really, it’s all in the review. I like the plot of this show. I like the characters of this show. The fanservice, on the other hand, I don’t like. I’m at odds with myself at how much I should be okay with in terms of fanservice. While much of the “harder” fanservice is censored (at least in this tv version—and I won’t be buying any DVD releases), there’s still the inappropriate camera angles. Granted, I don’t feel like my mind is being lead down wrong paths, but given that I’ve gotten so strict with myself at times to the point that I’ve considered so much as noticing a girl’s cleavage to be sin (and I work at a college, so we get a lot of female students who come in), it becomes hard to draw a reasonable line. And I mean I’ve literally looked around the room, noticed a girl wearing a low cut shirt, quickly looked away and asked for forgiveness, despite the fact that I did nothing with what I saw. I noticed, and I reacted by looking away, yet somehow in my mind I worried about what if simply setting my eyes on the sight was sin.

Content Guide:

Language: 1 “h**l”, 1 “j**z”

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: A close up of Kazumi’s butt in a bikini bottom, followed by a full shot of Kazumi in her bathing suit–throughout this segment are other close up shots of Kazumi’s butt, Kazumi pulling up her top while commenting she’s not wearing a bra (although I don’t think anything was actually shown), Kuroha and Kotori in bathing suits (including cleavage revealing shots), at least one close up of Kotori’s cleavage, and at least one shot from behind Kotori and Kuroha (butt close ups, in other words)–unfortunately, there’s plot relevant material thrown in to this section 10:27 – 12:42; Another scene where Kotori is shown in her bathing suit 12:56 – 13:07; another scene where the three girls are seen in their bathing suits (there is a close up of Kotori’s lap, and at least one fairly close shot of her cleavage)–I should note that this isn’t a constant barrage of girls in bathing suits, though–there’s a flashback and shifting angles that sometimes only include faces or none of the girls, but this whole section at least contains scenes with them in their bathing suits 14:08 – 17:30; virgin comments exchanged between Ryota and Kazami

Violence: A character is hit in the head with a school bag; Kuroha knocks a character to the ground with her powers; a character is hit (kicked?) in the face

Blood/Gore: A character is shown lying in a pool of blood (and covered in blood); a flashback shows a character with blood running down her face

Review: One Week Friends, Episode 7: Friends of “Ah”

Review:

Well, I think we all saw the romantic relationship plot device coming. Not that it’s here in full swing yet, but the beginning stages of it are certainly here. Between Kaori’s friends asking her about her relationship with Hase, Hase calling Kaori cute, and some other things, it’s pretty clear that the intention is to bring it to romance. Kiryu also steps up this time around, and this may be the most he’s spoken in a single episode. I could be wrong—I’m certainly not keeping count, but he seemed more vocal than usual. Of course, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a fan of this show that doesn’t want the main characters to fall in love, but it’s nice to have more evidence than just wishful thinking.

Plot wise, it’s about as plot heavy as any other episode. The premise this time is that the characters are preparing for summer vacation, and Hase is worried about not seeing Kaori over the break. Kiryu essentially helps Hase to communicate to Kaori his desire for them to get together over the summer. So basically, plot is not the biggest focus of this show (though that’s probably pretty obvious by now). There is a bit of character development on Kaori’s side, though, but I’m not spoiling anything. One Week Friends continues to come highly recommended from this reviewer, and I must also inform you to keep watching past the credits, because there is more.

A Christian Perspective:

Eh, I don’t really have much to say this time around. This episode doesn’t keep it’s spotless Content Guide, though, with one use of Jesus’ name in vain. Granted, these sorts of things may be the result of the translators moreso than the actual meaning of the Japanese words, but I can’t say that for sure, and since I’m reporting on the subtitles as far as dialogue is concerned, my inclusion of this stands.

Content Guide:

Language: 1 “j**z”

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: None

Violence: None

Blood/Gore: None

Review: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Episode 6: Could It Be

Review:

Seriously, this show keeps doing stuff to make me wonder why I even bother, and then it manages to throw a curveball that makes me want to stay. This episode is a perfect example, as it is rife with innuendo and jokes about Shiro being a pedophile. Stuff like that really makes me question if I should even be watching this show as a Christian, and it certainly doesn’t give me much desire to stick with the show. But then, as usual, the episode takes a turn that does make it seem more worthwhile. It drags me back and forth, and I really don’t know what to do with it.

To be fair, the Shiro as a pedophile joke is nothing new. We know that he isn’t one, but it’s still a running joke (kind of like the male lead in Working!), although this time around they certainly tease the joke out more by having an elementary (?) school girl confess that she’s in love with him. As previously mentioned, the episode starts out with it’s typical innuendoes and jokes, but eventually gets a little more serious as it deals with themes of friendship, exclusion, and reconciliation. I’d like to say that the show ends up redeeming itself in my eyes, but I don’t think that would really be correct. I think it’s more that I’m torn, and the fact that a part of me wants to keep watching (I’d like to see where Usa and Ritsu’s relationship goes, at least) latches on to this moments that actually give the show some character. There are likeable characters here—and maybe even a decent lesson or two—that are sadly buried under innuendos, sadist jokes, and the occasional mild fanservice.

A Christian Perspective:

Ephesians 4:26 states, “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, (NIV), and I think that verse is applicable in this case. Without getting into spoiler territory, a character in this episode gets into a bit of a bad spot with her friends because of an outburst of anger. While it turns out that her friends aren’t really “angry” with her, and that she feels bad about her angry outburst, there fails to be reconciliation. So while the sun may not be going down on their anger in the sense that they’re still angry at each other, they did fail to reconcile their relationship before the sun went down, which lead to a longer period of isolation than if the character in question would have simply apologized for her outburst. Maybe this isn’t the best verse for this lesson, but I think you get the point: if someone offends you, or you offend someone, then make up with them ASAP, or else you might have to depend on a house of weirdos to help you reconcile your friendship!

Content Guide (I honestly have a bit of a hard time believing this was all there was, but it’s been almost a week, and obviously my guide went to the end of the episode, as there is a note about the preview):

Language: None

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: There’s a close up of Mayumi where you can see her cleavage, and when she moves her arm one of her breasts bounce (she’s clothed) 10:13 – 10:18; a scene in the preview shows Shiro’s face pressed into a woman’s breast 23:49 – 23:50; I didn’t note this in the initial writing, but Mayumi is probably showing cleavage throughout most of the episode (I mean, it’s basically par for the course, so it’s a fair assumption)

Violence: None

Blood/Gore: None

Review: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Episode 5: Thought So

Review:

This is one of those shows that I really don’t know how to handle as a Christian. It never gets really fanservicey as far as content goes (characters in their underwear is the worst it’s gotten thus far, I think), but the humor and some of the dialogue can be risqué and vulgar. Moments like these make me wonder if I should drop this show, even though I don’t feel it enticing me to sin. I don’t take pleasure in these jokes, either. This episode certainly wasn’t short on vulgar comments and situations, particularly the first post-credits scene with Mayumi and Sayaka. These are the kinds of things I’m talking about above. Then the show does what brings me back: it shows cute scenes between Usa and Ritsu.

In this episode, Usa ends up picking up one of Ritsu’s books and ultimately becomes interested in it, leading to Ritsu lending it to him. While Usa misses it, the look of pure happiness on Ritsu’s face is just heart-warmingly cute. The little flowers popping up around her while Usa talked about how much he liked her book were amusing, as well. Honestly, I had that thought before: if Usa wanted to get close to Ritsu, then why not ask her to recommend a book to him?

So, here I sit, not entirely sure what to say about this one. On the one hand, it had its vulgar moments, but on the other hand it was a really great episode for cute and awkward moments between Usa and Ritsu. If you’re watching the show, why don’t you share your thoughts below?

A Christian Perspective:

The caricature of Mayumi and Sayaka as devils in this episode is quite apt. At one point, Mayumi makes a comment to the effect of wanting to destroy Usa and Ritsu’s innocence, and she makes it quite clear that she won’t let Usa be happy until she’s happy. Isn’t this exactly what Satan does to us as Christians? He tries to destroy our innocence by leading us away from Christ and enticing us to sin. He does his best to destroy our happiness. Granted, Usa certainly isn’t pure, but he’s also not the worst male lead in a show like this.

Content Guide:

Language: 2 “h**l”; 1 “p***es”; 1 “p***ed”

Alcohol/Drug Use: Sayaka is shown to be drunk

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: Although no “naughty bits” are shown, there is a scene where a (drunk) Sayaka is shown on top of Mayumi, trying to kiss her–this includes the flashback to how it all began to happen–both are fully clothed, but the scene itself just strikes me as fanservice–Mayumi also make a comment that’s off color, and Sayaka licks her face at one point–all of this is from 2:12 — 3:20; Mayum is shown in a wet shirt and shorts, with her bra and underwear visible through her wet clothes–during this sequence, Usa also has a fantasy about Ritsu in a similar state 10:23 – 11:31 (or a bit before); Shiro is shown shirtless with a towel around his waist and a towel around his shoulders 13:49 – 13:53; Mayumi is shown wearing a cleavage-revealing top as usual; Sayaka acts like she’s going to kiss Ritsu; crude humor; there is a portion of the episode where all of the characters work together to put together a story–the words have images put to them (although they are simply drawn images), and among those images are a naked Shiro (tied up at one point–no naughty bits shown), a naked Usa (see note on Shiro), and images of items associated with sexual perversity

Violence: A character puts a plastic bag over another character’s head; a character is hit in the face with a bucket; a character is kicked; a character is punched in the face

Blood/Gore: The made-up story version of Shiro is shown being skinned (although no gore is actually shown thanks to censorship)

Review: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Episode 4: For Now

Review:

This episode is much more character-driven–particularly by Usa and Ritsu. It was a nice episode, with some sweet moments, although it still had a few crude jokes thrown in, though not as many as you might expect at this point. Usa, of course, has taken Sayaka’s comments from the end of the last episode to heart and is trying his best to get Ritsu to open up to him. He says several times that he refuses to take the hint, and he keeps pressing Ritsu to interact. This, of course, leads to some tense and awkward situations. In a way, I suppose it is pretty typical high school romance, but it’s done in such a way that it doesn’t feel particularly boring and overdone.

I had hoped to give Shiro a bit of a compliment in this review, as his interaction with Ritsu in this episode starts off feeling mature and serious. Leave it to Shiro, though, to ruin the moment by being himself. Still, he does show that he might have some semblance of a brain in his head, and I suppose that little scene raises him slightly above being a joke character.

While the series obviously has a multiple character cast, I hope the focus stays mostly on Usa and Ritsu. High school romance may not be anything new within the realm of anime, but it can still be enjoyable when done right. Honestly, I don’t have much interest in Mayumi’s shattered love life, and Sayaka is probably better used as a plot device than a focal point (although perhaps we’ll eventually find out why she is the way she is). Shiro is… Shiro. I’d be a liar to say I didn’t enjoy this episode, so let’s hope that there continues to be more substance to the show as opposed to crude humor.

A Christian Perspective:

Revisiting this review about a week after watching it…

Content Guide:

Language: 1 “j**z”

Alcohol/Drug Use: Sayaka, Shiro, Sumiko, and Mayumi all drink alcohol near the beginning of the episode; Mayumi and Sayaka are drunk

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: As usual, Mayumi wears a top that shows cleavage; Sayaka is again shown grabbing Mayumi’s stomach (so we see part of her stomach); you don’t see anything inappropriate, but Shiro is having a fantasy about girls having a trend of “loose panties” 7:54 – 8:07; there’s a scene in the episode preview that looks like it shows two girls about to kiss (the zoom is so close, though, that you can’t see their full faces)

Violence: A character is hit in the head

Blood/Gore: A character is writing on a table with something red, which I’m assuming is blood

Review: The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior, Episode 3: Why?

Review:

Admittedly, I was expecting Sayaka’s character to be a lot worse, and the potential catalyst for me to drop this series. Granted, Sayaka’s character is not innocent, but she isn’t the yuri maniac that I was worried she’d be. Unfortunately, those first two sentences are all I managed to write for this episode after watching it, and I sit here now somewhere between one and two weeks after initially watching it, not really remembering a lot about it. I remember Sayaka being manipulative, but that’s kind of it… sorry.

A Christian Perspective:

Er… Given the fact that I don’t remember much of the details, there’s not much for me to put in here.

Content Guide:

Language: 2 “d**n”, 5 “h**l”, 1 “p**s”; 1 use of God’s name in vain (a character starts a sentence with “G*d”)

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: Mayumi’s clothing shows cleavage–I think this will be a trend; Sayaka is pulling on Mayumi’s stomach “flab”, which means Mayumi’s stomach is exposed (and her top shows some cleavage)–would this count as fanservice?; Sayaka makes a suggestive comment to Mayumi; Sayaka exposes Mayumi’s bra and panties (8:36 – 8:39); a flashback shows Shiro trying to pull a dirty magazine out from a stack, although there isn’t actually anything inappropriate shown

Violence: The old lady is jumping on Shiro’s back; Usa is punched in the face; a character grabs another character and goes to punch him, but is hit with a book; the first character is grabbed again

Blood/Gore: A blurry image of a character lying in blood

Review: Brynhildr in the Darkness, Episode 6: The Reason for Her Smile

Review:

As you’d probably expect, we pick up right where we left off last time. Their mission failed, our heroes naturally return safely to their home without risking their lives, right? Well, if you believe that, then you need to watch more anime. A conflict was bound to happen, and though it’s not the most intense fight ever, it happens. More to the point, it sets up a series of events to bring a conclusion to Kana’s visions from the last episode as well as to explain some of Kotori’s back story. Yep, it’s sad, but we now know why Kotori was smiling in those visions.

A large portion of the episode centers around the resolution of the conflict at the waterfront and the resolution of an incident with Kotori. I won’t ruin it by saying what the incident is, but it sheds some light on her character, and ultimately brings her into the fold of characters hiding in the observatory. If you want laughter and cheer, then look elsewhere (although you should know that by now). Nevertheless, the writers did choose to break the tension (again) with fanservice, although it’s nothing as extreme as the last time. Still pointless. Still aggravating. Thankfully, it was only a minor portion of the show (just skip the 16:00 – 17:00 portion of the show… you won’t miss anything important).

The end of the episode brings things back around to plot, as Ryota exposes the fact that he has a friend who may be able to help them. Ah plot devi…. I mean, convenient friend who we never hear about until it’s convenient. Well, okay, it’s not that bad, although one does have to wonder how a high school student would acquire such a… unique acquaintance. Also, if this guy can help in the way I think he may end up helping, then it will raise the question of why Ryota didn’t go to him first instead of raiding the pill factory….

Well, all that said, this episode delivers and provides a bit of character development. If you’ve liked the show thus far, you probably won’t stop now.

A Christian Perspective:

*Spoiler Warning*

Sacrificial love is a huge theme in this episode. First, there is Kotori’s intention of sacrificing herself to save Kuroha by switching places with her. While it may be a stretch to call this an act of love (since Kotori was close to death anyway), she still could have chosen to live out the last bit of her life in peace, but chose instead to lay down her life for a friend. Later, when we find out about Kotori’s back story, we find out about her friend (Chie, I believe) who stopped taking her pills so that Kotori could have a larger supply to ultimately make it to her 16th birthday. Chie even enrolled Kotori in school so that she could live out her dream of going to school. Putting aside our own wants, needs, and desires for the sake of the same for somebody else is a part of the Christian life, and though most of us may never be in a position to live it out to this extreme, we can still put the lesson into practice in small ways every day.

*End Spoiler Warning*

Content Guide:

Language: 2 “s**t”; 2 “j**z”

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: There is a zoom in on Kuroha and Kotori’s chests, both of whom have wet shirts–you can see Kuroha’s bra through her shirt, and apparently Kotori isn’t wearing a bra, although this is only revealed through commentary (16:25 – 16:27); Kuroha removes her shirt, and is seen in her bra (and, thus, cleavage) 16:33 – 16:39; Kazami is shown topless, although glare censors her breasts, and she removes Kotori’s shirt, although glare also censors Kotori’s breasts (16:46 – 17:01, although angles change during this time)

Violence: A character fires several beams; a character is bound and pinned down; Kuroha makes some stuff blow up

Blood/Gore: A character is shown lying in blood; a witch pulls the hanest out of a dead witch’s neck–you can see a bit of red under the pulling skin, and there’s blood on the removed hanest; an image shows another character lying in blood; a character is shown with blood coming from her mouth; a character is shown sitting on the floor with a lot of blood on her (and in front of a bed with blood on it); another character is shown in a flashback covered with blood