Sky Wizards Academy Review

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Humanity was driven off the land by the threat of magical armored insects and now live in aerial floating cities. Its defenses lie in wizards who fight the insects with magic in mid-air. Kanata Age is a young man who lives on the floating wizard academy city of “Misutogan.” He was once celebrated as the “Black Master Swordsman,” the elite ace of the S128 special team. However, he is now despised as the “traitor of the special team.” One day, he is assigned as the instructor of E601, a team that has suffered over 100 consecutive defeats. E601 has three girls — Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel — with one or two peculiar quirks.

Based on the Japanese light novel series written by Yū Moroboshi and illustrated by Yuka Nakajima, Sky Wizards Academy is your typical science fiction anime with a harem. I would compare it a bit to Date A Live but this one is set in the distant future more so then current era. The concept itself, the armored insects, was unique and got me interested from the start.

However, as expected things got a bit cliche and full of fan service. The weapons are interesting and the battles fun to watch. The humor is there, though sometimes forced. If you come into the series understanding it’s not super serious, then you will have fun with it. The DubbleTalk team at Funimation infamously gave a certain re-occuring scene from the series a name of ‘Crotch Jam’.

Want to know what we are talking about? Then check out the series over at Funimation.com or pick it up on Amazon.com. The series consists of 12 episodes plus 1 OVA. The animation is nothing special and the plot mostly predictable but a good dub (with familiar voice actors) and some comedy that does make you laugh. This series is fun to watch in your down time. If you are looking for some hard core anime, you will want to look elsewhere.

We give this series a 3/5.

Robert Prentice