Wizard Barristers Ep. 11: Lucifer is a hot babe!

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Brace yourselves… for the summoning of Lucifer!

Episode summary: Naw, dawg, I don’t want to spoil anything. This episode is just too good.

Notes:

• Like last week, the police can apparently raid any office they wish because, uh, a non-high-ranking detective in Shizumu told them to. I’d love to know how Shizumu convinced his superiors that Butterfly Law Firm is a justifiable target. Last week, he accused Shark Knight Law Firm of human trafficking, so what’s Butterfly Law Firm allegedly guilty of? Cannibalism? Illicit production and distribution of methamphetamine?

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• So instead of having the actual lawyers demand Shizumu to show his warrant, the anime opts to have the familiars do it instead. Cool. After all, I’m definitely watching this show for the miniature talking pig.

• For some reason, Cecil brings up the time she and Shizumu shared at Shinobazu Pond: “You were nice to me… And you said you’d help me out.” Are you being serious right now? Did you really think you and him shared some sort of magical connection on that day? And then the girl gets knocked out offscreen. Seriously, we don’t even get to see Shizumu’s attack connect with her. What happened to all her special magical powers? Why didn’t she summon a giant golem like she’s done in every other conflict? She’s taken down enemies hundreds of times her size, but some dude waves his hand once, and our Mary Sue is down for the count? C’mon anime, you can’t be this lazy.

• Elsewhere, Moyo brings Quinn back to life by touching the late detective’s lips with a finger. Y’know, she’s always wearing that jacket with the skull head on the back. Man, wouldn’t it be fucking crazy if Lucifer had been walking amongst the characters all this time? Like, “Lulz, Lucifer is really this hot babe over here…”

• Uh, at the start of the episode, we clearly saw Cecil getting captured and restrained:

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But I guess not? Magical candles will do the trick now, I guess.

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• And what’s with magic-related shows and their obsession with Tokyo Tower? In Mahou Sensou, the magicians literally fought a battle around the ugly monstrosity. In this week’s episode of Wizard Barristers, a giant Macal symbol appears above it. I mean, i just have no idea what anime sees in that thing.

• This ritual couldn’t get any lazier if it tried:

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Random spinning wannabe pentagrams! So satanic!

• Wait, what?

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Man, wouldn’t it be fucking crazy if Lucifer had been walking amongst the characters all this time? Like, “Lulz, Lucifer is really this hot babe over here…”

I was just kidding!

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C’mon, Wizard Barristers, I wasn’t actually being serious! You don’t have to do this! There’s still time to turn back!

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Motherfucker. I like how Cecil’s hair will conveniently censor her nipples even though Moyo’s nipples are nonexistent anyway. Plus, why are the two of them standing like that? What is wrong with their posture? Yo girls, do you walk around all time with your ass sticking out as far as possible? On another note, if Lucifer’s been right beside us all this time, why does (s)he, who’s apparently a hot Japanese babe, also need the body of another hot Japanese babe? Especially just to become this:

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Ay dios mio…

• So Makusu doesn’t understand why Lucifer doesn’t want to give away her powers. Like gosh, I summoned you! Why won’t a demonic being from Hell itself obey me, a mortal creature! Seriously, what has the world come to that a man can’t summon a fucking demon and not have the demon obey him! Ugh, this world is going to Hell in a hand basket!

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• What normal circumstances? You’re goddamn Lucifer. Since when does Lucifer give a shit about rules and protocol? Makusu is all, “…you’ll choose this brat over the Demon World’s rules and me, Lucifer?” Uguu, Lucifer… this is an anime about lawyers, so you gotta follow the rules! Like how Wizard Barristers has been following legal protocol this entire time…

• But apparently, our Mary Sue is so awesome that Lucifer doesn’t want to follow the rules of Hell: “The nobility of her soul is unmatched by that of any other.” …what?

• But then Shizumu’s conscience gets the better of him for some reason. Why? Beats me. Despite murderous scores of people in previous episodes, seeing this poor, innocent 17-year-old girl being sacrificed in order to summon Lucifer is just… it’s just too much! He’s the cultist with the heart of gold! So now he gets to die.

• Makusu proceeds to unload several bullets into his own son because apparently you can only summon Lucifer once every few hundreds of years. I don’t know what Makusu’s problem is though. It’s not like Lucifer was going to give him his powers anyway. If anything, Shizumu might have just saved his dad’s life. The Lucifer-Cecil hybrid was probably going to tear Shizumu’s old man limb from limb.

• Cecil bemoans, “Aren’t laws supposed to be upheld?” So she and Makusu have a showdown. Oh, now she can summon a golem. Not before when Shizumu was trying to capture her.

• In a nearby location, Moyo–… I mean, Lucifer is just cheering Cecil on like a cheerleader. Oh Lucifer, how the mighty has fallen.

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• The animation is so bad, now it looks like we’re watching a completely different anime:

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• Cecil doesn’t look very comfortable in her golem:

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Seriously, why does she have to look like that in order to pilot a fucking mecha? This is as bad as Kallen’s cockpit from Code Geass:

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• Then out of nowhere, Cecil gains the magical ability to fly! She’s an angel, y’all.

• Afterwards, Cecil’s dad finally decides to spill the beans: “I’ve been hiding something that happened six years ago from you. I’d like to tell you now.” It turns out that in order to save Cecil’s life, her father made a deal with Makusu. Wow, you tell me this now after I’ve been sacrificed by cultists in a sick ritual to summon Lucifer? Gee thanks, Dad.

• One last cliffhanger for the road: Makusu requests that Cecil defend him at his impeachment. Well, that’s all fine and dandy but… I mean, we still have the whole matter of MOYO IS FUCKING LUCIFER.

• Your moment of zen:

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11 thoughts on “Wizard Barristers Ep. 11: Lucifer is a hot babe!”

  1. AAHhahaha!!
    By the way, I also called it last episode: “Will he be a SHE…?”
    You were way more on-point, though. They kinda gave it away with her ability to resurrect the dead there, but meh.

    Firstly, gotta say that while this episode was magnificently bad, the way you relayed it’s shittiness as always made it great fun.

    Secondly, this episode was truly amazingly bad. WOW was this a fun update.
    -long still images of nothing while dialogue plays out
    -repeated dull animation loops & shit animation
    -Why is the floor during Cecil’s abduction perfectly fine in the full shot when Shizumu’s magic blasts were clearly ripping up debris from the ground in the previous shots?
    -Lucyo transforming in still images made me think my internet was crapping out. haha
    -more Tokyo tower MORE TOKYO TOWER, FOR IT IS THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE LANDMARK
    -obligatory “change of heart”
    -What the hell was that cut-away to the “funny” mascot characters with not-pentagrams on their chests right after the “dramatic” shot of Cecil being sacrificed?!
    -Expecting LUCIFER to stay to the “rules”. This is the fallen archangel most known for REBELLING AGAINST GOD
    -So to break the almighty Demon King summoning ritual you just throw some wind at the not-pentagram on the floor and WELL FUCK THERE GOES HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF PREPARATION!!

    All that build up… ALL that hinting, suspense, those shadowy conversations and deathbed confessions led to…this: a hack episode poorly made with the main villain getting told “Your big ol’ series-long plan to summon me was pointless kthanks”
    I…I don’t even know what to say…

    We knew this show was falling apart, but damn does this episode prove it hard. It’s genuinely shocking just how bad this got. Everything from the animation, the budget, to the script itself just collapsed. …What the hell are they going to do with the final episode?

    “One last cliffhanger for the road: Makusu requests that Cecil defend him at his impeachment. Well, that’s all fine and dandy but… I mean, we still have the whole matter of MOYO IS FUCKING LUCIFER.”
    HAhaha! Yes! Oh, yeah Lucifer didn’t just vanish, did s/he? How will they even wrap this up?
    Dude, I know your powers of anime-cliche spotting far surpass mine, but I got this feeling…
    “Will Cecil have a magic battle aping the duel between Harry Potter and Voldermort, only with SATAN?!”
    And it will be atop Tokyo Tower. I’m calling it right now.

    Place bets on the likely disappointing and poorly done conclusion to “The Magic Laywers & Satan”.

    1. They kinda gave it away with her ability to resurrect the dead there, but meh.

      Because of her jacket alone, I’ve had my suspicions for a long time, but I decided to stay quiet until I had something more to work off of besides a jacket. But yeah, anime’s never subtle.

      We knew this show was falling apart,

      I really have to wonder what the producers were thinking when they read the script. Or maybe wasn’t even finalized. Maybe the guy just had some general ideas and it won people over. “Guys, this is going to be a show about racism!”

  2. I don’t even watch this show but the mish mash of stuff in there makes it stupid by default. I mean, mechas, mages (?), lawyers and Lucifer? The hell.

  3. This episode’s budget is terribly bad so that I have to cancel the full screen mode several times to make sure if the seek bar is still moving, or did I pause the video accidentally. WTF with all the still images? In the middle of battle, no less. In the end, I still wonder if my download is faulty, but reading your reactions reassured me.

    Oh, and Cecil didn’t use her mecha to fight off Shizumu because she loves him (?)
    I mean, I fall on top of him back then. Uguu. And he hold me in his arms.

    1. This episode’s budget is terribly bad

      It’s Arms so this was inevitable. The bad animation is still funny to mock, but sadly inevitable.

  4. ” Seriously, why does she have to look like that in order to pilot a fucking mecha? This is as bad as Kallen’s cockpit from Code Geass ”

    Or as “bad” as G Gundam, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex (!), Godannar, Gurren Lagann and Majestic Prince too, among others. Cases of mecha piloting-related fanservice through camera angles, uniforms and/or cockpit designs aren’t really that uncommon.

    Then again, gratuitous ass shots don’t particularly bother me in general, especially not in a season where Kill la Kill is also airing.

    Frankly, I’m not sure what else to say here. Wizard Barristers didn’t catch enough of my attention to keep watching before and the rest of what I’m reading here doesn’t make it sound any more interesting. They probably should have gone for more Phoenix Wright and less of whatever seems to be going on.

    1. Cases of mecha piloting-related fanservice through camera angles, uniforms and/or cockpit designs aren’t really that uncommon.

      So… what’s your point? Am I supposed to condone it because it’s not uncommon?

      1. Well, that’s for you to say. I just wanted to remark on how it’s amusingly nothing out of the ordinary, not tell you what to think.

        It would be interesting to have a discussion about the origins of fanservice and how anime has slowly but surely managed to increasingly incorporate it over the years, through the use of this and other tropes, to the point it’s probably desensitized the bulk of the audience while other sectors still react strongly to it, either in favor or against such depictions. But that’s probably a topic for another day.

  5. Considering how much Cecil felt hurt by Shizumu’s betrayal, I would have thought she would have done something before he was shot. The first time I would understand, it happens so quickly that we don’t even see it. But the second, third, and fourth time? That’s just harsh.

    I did like the ending with Shimon requesting Cecil. He kills numerous people, he sent her mom to jail, he killed his son and tried to kill her too…and she still defends him in the next episode lol. He has balls.

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