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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 25 Review

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 25 Review

Mythical Era Monster: Spiegel

We learn a bit more about the dungeon in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 25. For example, it now appears to be confirmed that a mythical-era monster lies at the bottom. This monster is the Spiegel.

I believe we first heard about the Spiegel in Episode 24. It might have been slightly before then. But, regardless of when it was, it was said to be sort of like the Einsam Frieren and Fern fought in Episode 5. If you don’t remember, Einsam are monsters that create illusions of the dead.

But, how is the Spiegel, which creates replicas of those who enter the dungeon, similar to an Einsam? The similarity isn’t in what they create. It’s in how they extract information from the minds of their targets. This is how the Spiegel is able to create perfect replicas.

The Spiegel at the bottom of the Tomb of the Ruined King from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 25
The Spiegel at the bottom of the Tomb of the Ruined King

In this episode, we also learn that the Spiegel itself is pretty weak. If the mages can defeat the replicas and make their way into the treasure chamber, they should win. The replicas are the only way the Spiegel can attack them. And, they technically don’t even need to defeat the replicas.

But, in order to get into the treasure chamber, they’re going to need to at least defeat Frieren’s replica. Her replica cast a spell on the door barring entry unless she’s defeated. Unfortunately, the other replicas are going to show up soon, too. They’ll be converging on the mages in the lowest part of the dungeon.

How do we know this? Lawine has insider information. Her brother was a member of an advanced party sent to explore the dungeon. From that expedition, we know the Spiegel’s strategy is to surround the intruders in the dungeon’s depths.

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Conquering Dungeons with the Hero’s Party

As we already know, Frieren enjoys exploring dungeons. She likes finding magic items, and it reminds her of the time she spent with the Hero’s Party. But, exploring dungeons isn’t the only thing Frieren likes about them.

According to Frieren, the Hero’s Party is the party with the record for the most dungeon clears. It’s too bad she didn’t say how many dungeons they cleared or how many the party in second place has cleared. But, at the very least, we know that Frieren has a lot of experience in this.

From all that experience in conquering dungeons comes her love of planning for raids. Frieren enjoys planning out how to take down a dungeon boss just as much as she loves finding magic items.

That’s something I can relate to. I like planning out how to beat hard content in games more than the act of actually beating the hard content.

Himmel, Eisen, and Frieren fighting a dungeon boss from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 25
Himmel, Eisen, and Frieren fighting a dungeon boss

In the end, the mages come up with a pretty simple plan for conquering the Tomb of the Ruined King. Frieren and Fern are going to fight Frieren’s replica on their own. And, while they’re doing that, the rest of the mages in their group are going to hold off the other replicas.

Remember, according to Lawine’s intel, the other replicas are on their way. They’re heading into the depths of the dungeon to trap the mages there and finish them off.

How are Frieren and Fern going to defeat Frieren’s replica, though? Frieren’s going to fight it head-on and keep it distracted. Then, when Fern sees an opening, she’s going to hit it with a blast of Zoltraak. Frieren (and her replica) has a very specific vulnerability that this plan should be able to exploit.

The Mage to Kill Frieren

After the death of Flamme, Frieren returned to give a message to Serie. Flamme wanted to tell her that the kingdom was going to legalize the study of magic. And, she wanted Serie to be the one to teach the imperial court mages.

Serie, however, doesn’t have the same view of magic as Flamme did. Flamme wanted magic to be something that everyone could enjoy. But, Serie believes that magic should be special. She doesn’t want to teach magic to anyone she deems unworthy. So, she declines this request.

On the flip side, I guess Serie has no problem teaching magic to those she does deem worthy. If that wasn’t the case, why would she offer to teach a spell to anyone who becomes a first-class mage? And, this also explains why the first-class mages gatekeep this position — Serie wants it that way.

Frieren and Serie meeting after Flamme's death from the anime series Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Episode 25
Frieren and Serie meeting after Flamme’s death

Anyway, at this last meeting between Frieren and Serie, Serie makes a prediction. Since they’re now entering the age of human mages, there are only two ways for Frieren to die. Well, I guess other than living out her natural life.

Serie predicts that either the demon king or a human mage will kill Frieren. And, since the Hero’s Party defeated the demon king, that only leaves one option. But, is Serie’s prediction going to turn out to be right? Technically, yes — even though Frieren is going to survive.

I seriously doubt Frieren’s going to be killed at any point. However, Fern is going to kill Frieren’s replica, which has all the same spells and skill as the real Frieren. So, in that regard, Serie’s prediction turned out to be right. But, we should also keep in mind that Fern isn’t acting on her own here.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 25? Do you think the Spiegel is literally the purple crystal we saw in this episode? How many dungeons do you think the Hero’s party conquered? And, will Frieren tell Serie that her prediction about a human killing her turned out to be correct?

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Chained Soldier Episode 9 Review

Chained Soldier Episode 9 Review

Wholesome Rewards

Over the past two episodes of Chained Soldier, Yuuki received some wholesome rewards. In Episode 9, he picked up Kyouka like a princess and got a kiss from her. That’s pretty cute if you ask me. And, in Episode 8, he got a kiss on the cheek from the adorable Nei-senpai.

These rewards are quite different from some of the other rewards we’ve seen Yuuki receive. You know, things like bathing with Kyouka and Himari or having Kyouka sit on his face. So, here’s my question to you. Do you prefer these wholesome rewards over the dirty ones?

I’m not sure which I prefer. I like the wholesome rewards. But, at the same time, the dirty rewards are a major part of the series. Like, I don’t think the series would be very popular without them. I know I certainly wouldn’t be as interested in it.

Yuuki kissing Kyouka while carrying her from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 9
Yuuki kissing Kyouka while carrying her

But, something I was thinking about while watching Episode 9 is that there needs to be a balance. The wholesome content is what makes me get invested in the characters. I’ve liked Shushu from the start because she has a crush on Yuuki. And I liked Himari and Tenka a lot more once we saw their cuter sides.

However, if there’s no ecchi content, Chained Soldier isn’t all that exciting. I could watch plenty of other anime if I want good action and romance. The ecchi content is what makes this series more unique.

Now, there was some ecchi content in this episode. We got to see Coco licking Yuuki all over. But, that wasn’t quite the same as some of the previous ecchi content in the series. First of all, it wasn’t uncensored. And second of all, it didn’t tie into Yuuki’s fantasies, which is important.

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Humanoid Shuuki Are People Too

We got to see a pretty different side of the humanoid Shuuki in Episode 9. The fact that they’re sentient and have personalities is nothing new. Even Yuuki’s sister still being herself despite her current appearance isn’t new. But, we hadn’t yet gotten to see them acting like humans.

Things like Aoba and Coco wrestling and laughing together are what’s new. Or, the other, unnamed humanoid Shuuki going about their daily lives in the village. When we see things like that, it illustrates that the humanoid Shuuki are still people.

And, Aoba points out something very important. The Shuuki that Yuuki and the MDF usually fight are 100% monsters. However, the humanoid Shuuki were all humans at one point. They know what it means to be human. And, they probably still have human family members who are missing them.

Naon Yuno (and Coco Zenibako) from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 9
Naon Yuno (and Coco Zenibako)

Considering all of this, it’s no wonder that Yuuki believes there’s a path to peace. The Commander in Chief of the MDF wants to set up a meeting between both sides. So, if the humanoid Shuuki are still human to an extent, they should be able to find common ground.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem possible right now. Aoba, Naon, and Coco reject meeting with the MDF and declare that they’re going to continue to fight. I’ll get into why I think this is their stance in the next section. But, I want to point out that I still believe that there will be peace in the end.

Yuuki’s the bridge between the two sides. The girls of the MDF like him, so he has a decent amount of sway there. All the humanoid Shuuki like Aoba, so she similarly has sway in her domain. And since they’re siblings, they should be able to work things out.

Peace Was Never an Option

Okay, so why isn’t peace an option (currently)? We don’t know for sure just yet. But, we can infer some things from what little the humanoid Shuuki said. In particular, what Aoba said. And, the first thing is that they view the MDF as their enemy.

There was nothing said about humanity being the enemy of the humanoid Shuuki. At least, not from these three. Some of the other humanoid Shuuki might not agree with that. But, it’s specifically the MDF that Aoba, Naon, and Coco have an issue with.

So, what did the MDF do to them? As far as we know, nothing. After all, the MDF only recently learned of the existence of humanoid Shuuki. At least, as far as we know. It’s possible that the higher-ups already knew. And, it’s possible that they did something to the humanoid Shuuki in the past.

Naon, Aoba, and Coco from the anime series Chained Soldier Episode 9
Naon, Aoba, and Coco

What could they have done? Did they commit humanoid Shuuki genocide? Again, it’s possible. But, something else Aoba says seems to imply something different. She says that the reason the humanoid Shuuki look the way they do is due to the Mato Peaches.

However, we also learn that Aoba never ate a Mato Peach — at least not when Yuuki knew her as a human. So, did she decide to start eating them once she arrived in Mato? Did she have to in order to survive after the Mato incident that took her away?

Or, was the MDF responsible for her disappearance and current situation? Did they kidnap and experiment on her? I’m going to predict that’s the case. I’m predicting that the humanoid Shuuki were created against their will by the MDF. And, I predict that only those at the very top know about this. It’s a conspiracy.

Final Thoughts

What do you think about Chained Soldier Episode 9? Do you prefer the wholesome or ecchi rewards Yuuki gets? How do you think one becomes a humanoid Shuuki? And, why do you think they view the MDF as their enemies despite a proposed peace agreement?

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Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9 Review

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9 Review

Gushing over Pop Idols!

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9 was a good Loco Musica-focused episode. She seems like a fun character and I’m glad we got to see more of her (in more ways than one) this week.

Now, in my Episode 8 review, I made a pretty soft prediction. I said that Loco Musica would split off from Lord Squad — which she did. But, I said I wasn’t sure if she’d join up with Enormita. I should have made a more rigid prediction about that because, thinking back on it, of course she was going to join.

With that said, I couldn’t have predicted that Leberblume would also join Enormita. But, in my defense, even Leberblume herself didn’t know she was going to. Loco Musica decided that for her. And, the fact that Loco Musica made that decision is, at least a little, interesting.

Loco Musica performing for her "fans" from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9
Loco Musica performing for her “fans”

Prior to this episode, I didn’t get the feeling that Loco Musica and Leberblume liked each other. However, we now know that’s not the case. They’re friends, at least to some extent. And, Leberblume only acts cold toward Loco Musica because she’s a tsundere.

Loco Musica has no fans. But, she thought she at least had a few because people attended her concerts. Well, it turns out that Leberblume was using her ability to force those people to attend. Why? Probably because she wanted to support Loco Musica. She didn’t want her friend to give up on her dream of becoming a pop idol.

Obviously, finding out that she doesn’t have any fans hurt Loco Musica. But, it looks like she forgave Leberblume for tricking her like this. After all, Leberblume only did it for Loco Musica’s sake. She wasn’t trying to hurt Loco Musica — she wanted to protect her.

Leberblume’s Magic Ability

We still don’t know what Lord Enorme’s ability is. But, after seeing Leberblume’s ability, we know the abilities of the three Lord Squad underlings. Loco Musica is able to fight with the power of music. Sister Gigant can become giant. And Leberblume is Shikamaru Nara from Naruto.

Back in my review of Episode 7, I said Leberblume’s outfit looked like that of an assassin. It looks like I was right. Her ability lets her control anyone whose shadow she comes into contact with. Where her ability goes beyond Shikamaru’s is that she can also become a shadow.

The first way we saw her using her ability in the episode was to control Loco Musica’s “fans.” At first, I thought she was only preventing them from leaving. But, it looks like she was actually forcing them to cheer for Loco Musica, as well.

Leberblume and Loco Musica from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9
Leberblume and Loco Musica

In the fight against Enormita, Leberblume shows what else she can do. She controls and uses Leoparde to attack Magia Baiser. And, she does this by entering Leoparde’s shadow via the shadow of one of Magia Baiser’s scissors. The more shadows there are, the stronger Leberblume is because she has more to work with.

Also, in line with her assassin/kunoichi outfit, Leberblume uses shuriken as weapons. This is a good backup attack in case her opponents begin avoiding shadows. And, I guess she can also use the shadows cast by the shurikens she throws. That’s probably pretty useful.

Despite all of this, though, she was still caught in Nero Alice’s dollhouse. And unlike Sister Gigant, she can’t break free with brute force. Once she’s in the dollhouse, there’s nothing she can do. So, Magia Baiser uses the trapped Leberblume as a hostage to also defeat Loco Musica at the same time.

Loco Musica Is Replacing Magia Magenta

It’s been a little bit since I talked about the kinks of the girls in this series. But, it’s time to bring that discussion back. And, the reason is that Loco Musica appears to be replacing Magia Magenta. At least, a little bit.

You might not remember, but Magenta’s original thing was exhibitionism. Baiser stripped her in the middle of the playground. And, at the time, it looked like that was going to be a recurring gag. However, then we got the episode with Nero Alice and Magenta.

I could make an argument for that still falling under exhibitionism. Magenta was still being exposed (to Nero Alice) while Nero Alice was babying her. But, the overarching story of Episode 6 made it seem like age play was the real kink going on. So, that could be more of Magenta’s thing.

Loco Musica performing nude from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9
Loco Musica performing nude

Now, with Loco Musica, it seems very clear that exhibitionism is going to be a recurring gag for her. She wants to be an idol, but she’s terrible at singing. However, when Baiser forces her to strip on stage, she can suddenly sing better. And, she really enjoyed how Leoparde and Nero Alice were watching her.

Did being stripped make Loco Musica a great singer? No. She was definitely way better. But, she still wasn’t amazing. Also, being better at singing doesn’t matter too much when the lyrics are still horrible. She needs to be a better singer and a better songwriter.

I wonder how this is going to affect her going forward. If she’s better at singing when naked, is she going to strip on her own in the future? Or, are the Tres Magia and members of the Lord Squad going to strip her? It has to happen somehow, right?

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 9? Were you expecting both Loco Musica and Leberblume to defect to Enormita? What do you think about Leberblume’s ability? And, did this episode change your opinion of Loco Musica? It definitely made me like her more.

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One Piece Episode 1093 Review

One Piece Episode 1093 Review

Blackbeard’s Crew

One Piece Episode 1093 proved me wrong in quite a few ways. I said some things about Blackbeard and Law in my review of Episode 1092. And, those statements didn’t age well at all. I was wrong about the reason Blackbeard was attacking and the strength of Law’s crew.

It turns out that Blackbeard isn’t after Law’s devil fruit or the immortality it can provide. Also, it turns out that the Heart Pirates are actually pretty strong. Jeanbart was able to stop Van Augur’s sniper shot with his body. And apparently, Shachi and Penguin are basically fishmen.

But, even considering this, the Heart Pirates should still be outmatched. Law’s still the only member of the crew with a devil fruit. Meanwhile, all of the Ten Titanic Captains of the Blackbeard Pirates have devil fruits. So, let’s go over who Blackbeard’s crewmates are and what fruit they have.

Genderbent Trafalgar D. Water Law from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Genderbent Trafalgar D. Water Law

We know Blackbeard himself has two fruits. He has the Dark-Dark Fruit and the Tremor-Tremor Fruit. Along with him at this battle against the Heart Pirates are Jesus Burgess, Van Augur, and Doc Q.

Jesus Burgess has the Strong-Strong Fruit, which gives him super strength. Van Augur has the Warp-Warp Fruit which allows him to teleport himself and those he touches. And Doc Q has the Sick-Sick Fruit, which spreads disease. Apparently, the diseases Doc Q can spread can be anything. He spread a gender-bending disease among the Heart Pirates.

The seven other Blackbeard Pirates captains who aren’t at this battle are:

  • Shiryu with the Clear-Clear Fruit
  • Avalo Pizarro with the Isle-Isle Fruit
  • Laffitte with an unnamed devil fruit
  • Catarina Devon with the Dog-Dog Fruit Model: Nine-Tailed Fox
  • Sanjuan Wolf with the Huge-Huge Fruit
  • Vasco Shot with the Glug-Glug Fruit
  • Kuzan with the Chilly-Chilly Fruit

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Battle for the Poneglyphs

Alright, so I said that Blackbeard isn’t after Law for his devil fruit. That’s very surprising. Blackbeard should know that Law’s fruit can be used to grant immortality. After Dr. Vegapunk, Blackbeard probably knows the most about devil fruits. He studied them to determine the strongest ones.

It’s understandable that Blackbeard wouldn’t be familiar with Law’s awakened abilities. That’s fine. But, it seems to be pretty well-known that the Op-Op Fruit can perform the immortality surgery. A lot of people have known that throughout the series. It’s hard to imagine that Blackbeard doesn’t.

And, it’s hard to imagine that Blackbeard wouldn’t want to be immortal. Sure, there are plenty of people who wouldn’t want to be immortal. Seeing everyone you care about die long before you doesn’t seem like much fun. But, I don’t get the feeling that Blackbeard is concerned about that. He just wants power.

Blackbeard vs. Law from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Blackbeard vs. Law

Anyway, what Blackbeard is actually after is the Road Poneglyphs. He knows that there was one in Wano. And since Law came from Wano, he’s assuming Law has a copy of that Poneglyph. Like most other strong pirates, Blackbeard is after the One Piece.

In fact, I think there have only been two top-tier pirates who weren’t interested in the One Piece. Whitebeard didn’t care about finding it. Even when Roger offered to tell him about it, he had no interest. Shanks is the other one, but that might have changed recently.

From what I remember, after the events of Wano, Shanks said that it was time to start looking for the One Piece. However, I still don’t get the feeling that he wants it to crown himself King of the Pirates like everyone else. My guess is that he wants to gatekeep the One Piece in a sense.

Teach Is as Crafty as Ever

Why couldn’t Big Mom or Kaido ever acquire the One Piece? Their crews were massive and also some of the most powerful in the entire world. You’d think that if anyone could find the legendary treasure, it would be one of them.

But, there’s one major thing that was standing in each of their ways: Each other. Big Mom had one of the Road Poneglyphs and Kaido had another. Unless one of them defeated the other, neither could get their hands on all four Road Poneglyphs. And, that’s assuming they could find the other two.

We know the third Road Poneglyph was on Zou. But, nobody knows where the fourth is. At least, as far as we’re aware. It’s entirely possible that someone like Im or Dr. Vegapunk knows where it is. So, we may learn of its location in this arc.

Kuzan freezing Cacao Island from the anime series One Piece Episode 1093
Kuzan freezing Cacao Island

Anyway, Blackbeard had the same problem as Big Mom and Kaido. He didn’t want to have to fight Big Mom to get her Poneglyph. And he didn’t want to have to fight Kaido to get his. Blackbeard is strong, sure. But, he’s also crafty and will generally try to find the most efficient way to achieve his goal.

So, what did Blackbeard do? He sat back and let Luffy, Law, and Kid take out both Big Mom and Kaido. And then, he waited at an island where he figured one of those three would head toward next. That happened to be Law.

Blackbeard assumed those three wouldn’t continue traveling together. So, he didn’t have to worry about fighting them all at once. If he only had to fight one of them, he was convinced he could win. Even against Gear 5 Luffy, at this point, Blackbeard probably still has the advantage.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of One Piece Episode 1093? Were you expecting the Heart Pirate crew to be as strong as they are? Do you think Law is going to lose his devil fruit during his fight against Blackbeard? And, where do you predict the final Road Poneglyph is located?

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Healer Girl Review

Healer Girl Review

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Healer Girl

Do You Like Musical Anime?

Healer Girl (ヒーラー・ガール) is a musical slice of life anime about three girls who are training to become healers. Healers are those who use the power of music (songs) to heal or soothe others. But, healers don’t replace traditional medical professionals in this world.

That last part is important. As far as we know, a healer can’t heal every injury or illness. They can heal minor injuries or assist in the healing of injuries by making them heal faster. So, a big part of the story of Healer Girl is figuring out where exactly healers fit into the medical community.

If what you need is some first-aid or palliative care, a healer can handle that. If you require major surgery, you’re still going to need to see a surgeon. But, that doesn’t mean a healer would be totally useless in that situation. The power of their songs can help in the operating room, too.

Kana Fujii from the anime series Healer Girl
Kana Fujii

Now, let’s get to the question in the title of this section. Do you like musical anime? And by musical anime, I mean musicals. Healer Girl isn’t just a music anime. It’s a musical anime. But, what do I mean by that?

Think of something like BanG Dream! That’s a music anime because it’s an anime about music. Healer Girl is a musical anime because the characters often break out into song. They’ll sing what would otherwise be normal lines of dialogue. This doesn’t always happen, but it happens enough.

So, does that mean it’s like Love Live!? No. I also wouldn’t classify Love Live! as a musical anime — it’s a music anime. Yes, the girls in Love Live! break out into song. But, when they do it, it’s a full-on performance. That’s not the case in Healer Girl.

Meet the Student Healers

There are four student healers in Healer Girl. Three of them are main characters and one is a supporting character. The main characters are Kana Fujii, Reimi Itsushiro, and Hibiki Morishima. The supporting character is Sonia Yanagi. Kana, Reimi, and Hibiki study under Ria Karasuma, a professional healer.

Let’s start with Kana Fujii, the “main character.” Of the three main characters, the’s the most main — the mainest, if you will. As a child, Kana wanted to be just about every profession under the sun. But, she decided to become a healer after a healer saved her during an asthma attack.

Reimi Itsushiro (the best girl of the series) is a rich girl whose parents are professional musicians. Her parents are always overseas, so she lives with her maid. But, being rich isn’t Reimi’s defining character trait. That would be her obsession with her teacher, Ria.

Hibiki, Kana, and Reimi singing from the anime series Healer Girl
Hibiki, Kana, and Reimi singing

Hibiki Morishima is somehow related to Ria (I think). I want to say they’re cousins. But, they might not actually be related by blood at all. I know Hibiki grew up with Ria as an “older sister” figure. But, I can’t remember the exact nature of their relationship. Anyway, Hibiki now lives with Ria at Ria’s clinic.

Before moving on to the final student healer, let’s look at Ria Karasuma. Ria was originally going down the traditional medical professional path. But, in college, she decided to become a healer instead. Now, she’s considered one of the top healers in Japan.

Finally, we have Sonia Yanagi, the other student healer. She’s half-Russian, arrogant, annoying, and views Ria as her rival. Her teacher is the grandmother of her friend Shinobu. And, this is why she views Ria as her rival Shinobu’s grandmother was also Ria’s teacher back in the day.

I Didn’t Expect It to be Good

I knew Healer Girl existed when it aired in the summer of 2022. Each season, I make sure to look through what’s coming out. So, it was on my radar. But, I hadn’t heard anyone talking about it both before and after it aired.

Because of that, I assumed it was another “filler” anime. You know, one that doesn’t make a splash and which I’d give a rating of 4-6/10. I’m also not particularly interested in music/musical anime. I enjoy Love Live! for what it is. And Bocchi the Rock! was fun. But, I don’t seek out music-related anime — especially musicals.

I want to make that point clear. I’m not someone who likes musicals. When characters randomly break out in song, I usually can’t wait for it to end. And yet, I thought Healer Girl was a good anime.

Reimi Itsushiro from the anime series Healer Girl
Reimi Itsushiro

The random singing in this series wasn’t as annoying as I would normally expect. I didn’t know it was going to be a musical when I started it. I thought it was a regular music anime. But, even once it became clear that it was a musical, I didn’t mind.

And, the main reason I think I didn’t mind that in this series was the characters. I like the main characters and their singing brings out more of their personalities. In particular, I like Reimi. Kana and Hibiki are still good. Kana’s a bit of a generic female protagonist, but that’s okay.

When it comes to slice of life anime, I often say that the characters are what’s most important. Without good characters, a slice of life anime can’t be good. It’s impossible. The characters carry these kinds of series. And, that’s something Healer Girl does well. I enjoyed my time with these girls.

Final Thoughts

I give Healer Girl a 7/10. It’s a good anime. And if you’re into musicals, you might even rate it higher than I did. But, even if musicals aren’t your thing, if you like cute girls doing cute things, you’ll still probably like it. And who doesn’t like cute girls?

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