Girls wielding highly dangerous weapons . . . that's what I'm talking about! ;)
I was expecting a little more of this episode though. Compared to the OVA, this first episode was a lot like any other slice of life. It had more drama and comical relief this time, but I would have managed without the humor. I also didn't find any reason to connect with the characters or care for them at all. For example, the fact that Mato and Takanashi have to once again meet was a bore. That heartwarming feeling was not there anymore. Their friendship was moving too fast and I would have preferred it continue onto the next episode, but 8 episodes doesn't give you much time, so I can't expect it to slow down.
Other than that, the action was pretty bad ass. I enjoyed the character designs and the dangerous weapons. The villain was creepier than ever, but who I really look forward to seeing is Yuu. She is probably going to be the bestest, toughest, coolest looking opponent since she has already appeared in this episode as a friend of Mato's. Plus, I like that their battle ground/other world dimension or whatever reminds me of Madoka's world. I think BRS can easily pass as a magical girl, no?
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