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© 2017 Yuya Kurokami · Karuna Kanzaki / KADOKAWA / "Armed Girl's Machiavellism" Production Committee

Synopsis

Fudo Nomura was a delinquent student and because of his actions, he got expelled from his school and got transferred to a new school. But the school he was transferred to isn’t an ordinary school because there were many armed girls there. This school was originally an all-girls school until under certain circumstances, it changed into a co-ed school. When the male students came, they couldn’t co-exist with the girls. They bullied and even harrassed the girls, so the girls fought back armed with weapons to dicipline the delinquent male students to obey the rules and co-exist with the girls. In the end, all of the male students have to obey the rule from the female students and they had to dress like girls to dicipline them. Despite knowing this, Fudo insisted to continue living freely his own way. Then Rin Onigawara, one of the most honored girls in the school, fought him to dicipline Fudo.

Comments

As indicated by the premise, there is gender conflict at play within the story with the girls resisting from the boys, and create their own social structure where girls rule. Aside from that, the anime is rife with absurdities that makes it amusing, like the comical facial expressions, and the chuunibyou looks of the girl students (is it really okay and normal for students to bring swords and wear weird costumes at school? Lol). There are also secret techniques that appears in the fight scenes. The visual aspects are quite promising with dynamic animation and minimalistic design in the opening sequences. Busou Shoujo Machiavellism can fill in for an action anime with not-so-confusing story.

Facts and Figures

Source material Comic series written by Yuya Kurokami, illustrated by Karuna Kanzaki
Alternative title Armed Girl’s Machiavellism
Casts Akane Kohinata as Chō-ka U Baragasaki
Eriko Matsui as Kirukiru Amō
Miharu Hanai as Sassa Kurasaki
Miharu Sawada as Tsunemi Tōko
Miku Itō as Nono Mozunono
Natsumi Hioka as Tsukuyo Inaba
Natsumi Yamada as Nico Saruwatari
Nozomi Nishida as Satori Tamaba
Rina Hidaka as Warabi Hanasaka
Saki Fujita as Kyō-bō Sayaka
Kitahara as Mary Kikakujō
Shiori Mutō as Ui Migii
Tasuku Hatanaka as Fudō Nomura
Tetsuharu Ohta as Kusuo Masukodera
Yūki Takada as Rin Onigawara
Director Hideki Tachibana (BlazBlue Alter Memories, Dragon Crisis!, H2O: Footprints in the Sand)
Series composition Kento Shimoyama (Anti-Magic Academy, Bleach, Blue Dragon)
Character design Shoko Takimoto (Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie, Chaos Dragon)
Opening theme “Shocking Blue” by Miku Itō
Ending theme “Decide” by Tenka Goken
Studio Silver Link
Official site http://machiavellism-anime.jp/
Twitter @machiave_anime
Broadcast date 5 April 2017 (2300 JST/ 2100 WIB/ 1400 GMT)

Screenshots and Trailer

© 2017 Yuya Kurokami · Karuna Kanzaki / KADOKAWA / “Armed Girl’s Machiavellism” Production Committee
© 2017 Yuya Kurokami · Karuna Kanzaki / KADOKAWA / “Armed Girl’s Machiavellism” Production Committee
© 2017 Yuya Kurokami · Karuna Kanzaki / KADOKAWA / “Armed Girl’s Machiavellism” Production Committee
© 2017 Yuya Kurokami · Karuna Kanzaki / KADOKAWA / “Armed Girl’s Machiavellism” Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Rafly Nugroho

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