Day Break Illusion Episode #03 Anime Review

Since the beginning, this series has felt a lot like it was going for the same themes as Madoka Magica. In the second episode, it settled into some tropes more familiar with the standard magical girl series of old, but with a definite dash of the darker ideas presented in Madoka throughout every instance. This episode really goes all-out with that aspect, to the point that it feels like it’s trying to outdo its successful predecessor. Unfortunately, it comes across as pretty obvious that this attempt is being made for similar results, rather than because this is a story that the creators have their hearts genuinely invested in. And when something tries too hard to be something else, the result is always worse than if it had just left well enough alone.



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