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Since so many people told me that a show that I did a preview for (The Asterisk War) is really similar to this show that's also airing this season, I thought it was only fair to check it out as well! I'll write this based on the first 2 episodes just like I did for Asterisk War ^^

Thoughts Before Starting

Since I've been warned (thank you @GiovanniSolorza and @AndrewLe and @EduardoPontier) that the plots are very, very similar I'm going to be keeping an eye out for that, but also will be trying to keep them very distinct in my mind so I can judge them separately! If they're as similar as people have told me, I'm not sure if it will be possible, but I'm going to give it a try! Plus, @AlanOakley said it was great so I should try watching it XD

Anime Details

Title: The Chivalry of a Failed Knight // Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Currently airing (Fall 2015): 12 Episodes

Initial Impressions

Alright, well, I definitely got how people were saying this is similar to Asterisk war in the first few minutes, but I felt that the attitudes of the show were different enough until I saw how the MC pair first met (seriously?? it's exactly the same!!). Anyways, I still think that Stella and Ikki have a different dynamic and different personalities that let me distinguish them no problem!
I like the fighting in this, too, and I'm curious about how the magic of the world works...but I'm not sure they're ever going to give me the answers.
Seriously! While the plot of this/Asterisk War are very similar, Asterisk War made me think I'm going to get to learn more about how things in the world work (a little more serious) while this made me think the silly romance aspect of things might take on a bigger role if we're going to compare them.
Speaking of romance, if Episode 2 is any indication of what the rest of the series is going to be like, I'm not sure I'll be able to enjoy it haha. The fanservice/harem aspect we seem to be leading into is too severe for me! I don't mind what we've gotten so far in Asterisk, but in Chivalry? Too much!!!

Overall Episode 1/2 Impressions:

Visuals: 7
Animation: 8
Sound design: 8
Storyboard: 6
World/setting: 9
Character designs: 7
OP + ED: 6
Entertainment: 8
Voice acting: 10 (It gets a 10 because I didn't notice anything that annoyed me, which means it's fine lol)

Am I Going to Continue?

I'm honestly not sure if I'm going to or not. It definitely won't be my top priority when it comes to shows to watch and catch up on in the next few weeks anyways XD While I liked the idea of the plot and I am intrigued to find out more about Stella, Ikki and what will happen to them, there were a few things I was just not very into (aka the level of fanservice/harem we seem to be falling into). Asterisk War won over this one for me for now, so I'll watch it and then maybe watch this later! Otherwise I'll just be comparing them too much.
As a side note, I think I'm also going to watch episode 1 of Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan since @RoseParks suggested that it is really similar too and maybe do a comparison of just how similar the three are if I feel the same way! We shall see ^^
@CarlosG Cool!! Well a few ppl who have read it as well also told me that they will differentiate soon if I stick to them both so we'll see ^^ I'm glad it isn't going to be a true harem series lol that gives me some hope that I'll enjoy it as we go on XD I'll let you and @GiovanniSolorza know what I think!
scrarch that Stella has pickish red hair not red my fault lol. The echi is not that bad it fits the trope and works like "Trinity Seven's" level of echi
The show after episode 1 does a great job in establishing their own story. With amount of anime between me and my friends, Animes like Asterisk war and No Calvary are what we call cookie cutter anime. This is where the basics of an anime can be related to another anime or several other anime to a degree that they are basically the same outside of story and character development. Asterisk MC is a powerhouse character already but is still working on his craft. Calvary MC is an underrated character who's way works like everyone elses but is not recognized for it though he os very strong threw his way of doing things. Both MC's first love interest of their harems are Tsundere's one has big breast and Red hair the other has mid size breast and Pink hair, both girls are also princesses. @hikaymm
@MLR713 It's growing on me XD
pretty good anime so far
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