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
Title: The Chivalry of a Failed Knight // Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Currently airing (Fall 2015): 12 Episodes
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:
Sound design: 8
Character designs: 7
OP + ED: 6
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 ^^