== Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut ==
Mecha harem fantasy school genre aka “IS Clone”
Typical generic heroine lineup except one (aka best).
Okay action scenes.
Generic main character.
Good “turn off your brain and pass time” series.
Complex motivations, plot, or characters.
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut falls under the category of “IS Clone” (or Infinite Stratos clone). First, take a single male main character. Second, put him with a bunch of heroines. Finally, add mecha elements. The formula never creates a masterwork, but it does create for some passable “time-passer” series I tend to binge-watch whenever I am bored. Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut, or Undefeated Bahamut Chronicles, is one of the better series in that subgenre with colorful art, high-speed action, and entertaining character relationships.
That being said, it is still simply a fantasy harem series so don’t go in expecting something original or amazing. If you’re a fan of this type of anime though, this show’s worth your time. I certainly enjoyed it, mostly because of one heroine in particular that stands out from the usual myriad of heroine tropes.
The acting and lines are cheesy as always, but I simply chuckle at these silly series and enjoy them for what they are.
|+ Cute anime girls doing cute anime things with cool robot designs
+ No seriously I want one of those sword mechas. That’s awesome as fuck.
+ Main character, while bland, has clear motivations.
|– Cookie cutter heroines except one or two.
– Monsters are rarely a threat and don’t feel scary or intimating.
Overall: 6/10 (Meh. I didn’t hate it. The girls are cuter than average.)