Gokukoku no Brynhildr Review — F


A harem of witches attempts to survive while hitting on a high school boy.

For the first half of Brynhildr, I thought the show was bad, but not completely worthless. Sure, there was a lot of stupidity, the male lead spent half the time whining about how there was a girl called Kuroneko whom he used to know, and a bunch of stuff was humorously gross. At least Pink’s flirting was mildly amusing (ok maybe in a “wow I can’t believe they’re doing this way” but amusing nonetheless).


But then the second half came along. Ohhh boy. Where do I even start? The stupidity skyrocketed to unbelievable levels. People die and randomly come back to life for no reason, talking ghosts suddenly appear, and everyone starts pulling random powers out of their asses. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. So unbelievably stupid.

But hey, at least there’s Pink.

  • Storytelling – F – One of the most poorly developed, contrived and senseless stories I’ve watched in a while.
  • Voice – C – Nothing to see here, move along.
  • Characters – F – Pink is okay, as are a few of the other minor characters. But the two leads? Wow, how can you write characters so boring. Especially Kuroha.
  • Attention Grab – B – Have to admit that it did keep my interest. Mainly because it had such a fast rate of stupidity I couldn’t quit facepalming.
  • Production – C – Nothing special.
  • Overall – F

Recommendations – Higurashi, Crime Edge, C^3

8 thoughts on “Gokukoku no Brynhildr Review — F

  1. This show tried to force a harem ending didn’t it? That’s the only reason why Kasumi and Hatsuna were BSed back to life. Kuroha even lost her memories again just because we can’t have one of the harem members actually win.

    1. Yep, pretty much! He should just leave his childhood behind him and go out with Kasumi though. (that’s Pink right?)

  2. Micro Black hole… I believe that would be worse than anti matter– threatening not only the local town but the entire world.

    There is no controlling a black hole. It will suck– everything and it is only a matter of time before the entire solar system is swallowed up.

    Anti-matter, such that it is, has a limit to its destruction.

    Convenient to plot, internal logic, consistency and science thrown out the door.

    1. Hmm. I remember reading that the mathematics of micro-blackholes imply that they sputter out of existence before they could do any actual damage. So either way, they’re a silly notion to use in this way.

  3. Another good judgement, draggle. And welcome back.
    Some people think this anime is great. Whelp. Good for them, I guess.
    I have said all I wanted on other blogs. But there is still one. Are the people in black suits have any foreshadowing before they appear in 2nd last episode? Isn’t it a total ass pull?

    1. Thanks! Does anyone really thing this is great…? I find that hard to believe haha.

      Most of the past two episodes were a total episode. Actually that was most of the last four episodes.

  4. Most of the anime was alright, kasumi was annoying AF, but other than that…

    Then the last 3ish episodes came around. If you ever look at the manga the first 10 episodes covered close to 50 chapters and the last 3 also covered 50 chapters. Show got half assed by producers who wanted to pump it out in 13 episodes instead of 25-26.

    I’d have given the first 10 episodes a B ish, but the last 3….

    1. Whaaat kasumi was the best part!

      Same, it was the last episodes where things really fell to pieces. What a disaster…

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