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    メルクストーリア -無気力少年と瓶の中の少女-

    A show about about a boy going on an adventure with a monster in the form of a fairy in a bottle.

    Airs: Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Studio: Encourage Films

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    Merc Storia takes places in a world where humans and monsters coexist. The protagonist, Yuu, is a healer apprentice and possesses the ability to tame monsters. In a quest to regain the memories of Merc, a girl confined in a bottle, the pair embarks on a journey.

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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

  • #2
    Episode 1

    Making friends out of enemies.

    So it begins with Yuu embarking on a journey with his girlfriend in a bottle as he goes around taming a gigantic beast that nearly had him falling down. He is helped by a bunny, but he was no match at his size. In the end, that beast was tamed and the place is at peace. This show was meant to advertise a smartphone game, so as such I didn't come into this show expecting much. It was alright, and while I'm certainly open to watching it, there are shows I'm far more interested in this season to fit it in.

    With that, trial period rules apply as usual, and I'll give it another episode or two to see if it can build my interest.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rimuru, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
    Watching: Hero Mask, Granblue Fantasy, Tales of Zestiria, Aria, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
    Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, CQK, BIY, RRD, UZM, KTF, JUL, S4G, MBZ, MVN, XYS, ZLS, GSH, JSY
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      At last a sequel to Bottle Fairy. Ok all jokes aside, Merc is of interest. She's adorable and got plenty of fun moments. Hopefully there will be enough of her each episode. My main worry is she'll start getting sidelined for random annoying scenes, we'l see
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      • #4
        Episode 2

        No need to get married.

        Yuu's next adventure takes him to a village where a girl has run away to as Lily none too pleased about her arranged marriage. And there, Yuu meets up with Harshut, the eldest son of the mayor. Make that eldest daughter as it turns out Harshut is a trap posing as a guy. After going thorugh a lot and Yuu dealing with a monster, LIly's feelings are respected, and an alliance is formed without having to go through with the marriage. That was pretty ironic how things went down, but of course things always work out in a show like this.
        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rimuru, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
        Watching: Hero Mask, Granblue Fantasy, Tales of Zestiria, Aria, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
        Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, CQK, BIY, RRD, UZM, KTF, JUL, S4G, MBZ, MVN, XYS, ZLS, GSH, JSY
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Episode 3

          It's not that kind of sword.

          So a fairy gets bored with lessons to become a royal fairy, and she pulls out a sword out of a stone to unleash some sort of evil energy. It's up to Yu to seal it away and heal the place. There's a lot more complex stuff here than in the previous two episodes, but nevertheless it doesn't really do much for me.

          So with that, I have decided to stick on board for one more episode as I had originally planned to stop after this episode, but with this being a two-parter that I'll give it one more to finish this arc out as it's still within the trial period.
          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rimuru, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
          Watching: Hero Mask, Granblue Fantasy, Tales of Zestiria, Aria, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
          Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, CQK, BIY, RRD, UZM, KTF, JUL, S4G, MBZ, MVN, XYS, ZLS, GSH, JSY
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Episode 4

            Spring has come.

            So that sword unleashed the black fog that kept the dragon prisoner, and Salodeah decided to try and make things right herself. So after dealing with spiders, she brought spring to the place. That was settled rather predictably there in the end.

            So with that, I'm finished with this show that I was planning to quit last week, but because this is a two-parter that I decided to stick with it just for this episode. While a decent enough show, my interest wasn't that high to begin with.
            MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rimuru, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
            Watching: Hero Mask, Granblue Fantasy, Tales of Zestiria, Aria, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
            Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, CQK, BIY, RRD, UZM, KTF, JUL, S4G, MBZ, MVN, XYS, ZLS, GSH, JSY
            The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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            • #7
              Re: Episode 4

              I'm going to miss our lovely Fairy Princess. Especially since she um leveled up near the end. Please let her and some other characters return in the second half. It will make introducing them more valuable.
              "So be it you have control of the world, but I will rule the universe! The power of Sword and Axe!"
              Avatar: Tatyana of Romancing SaGa 3

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              • #8
                Episode 5

                Stuff hapens.

                Episode 6-7

                This arc deals with the idea of the dead needing to move on and the living need to embrace life. The relationship between father and daughter was touching.

                Episode 8-9

                Cure a musical episode with bird people. Also the antagonist monster was one I wanted punished rather than healed. Still Forna was amazing.
                "So be it you have control of the world, but I will rule the universe! The power of Sword and Axe!"
                Avatar: Tatyana of Romancing SaGa 3

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