The Outerhaven Writes:
You all know the commercial where Pinocchio was a motivational speaker and kept saying “And you have potential” as his nose grew longer? That pretty much sums up Shinmai Maou no Testament for me because it took a pretty cool concept and then just turned it into another run of the mill shounen battle anime. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily BAD… just that it wasn’t amazing like the first episode made it out to be and sadly, a lot of anime are like that these days. They hook you on the first episode by making it really, really interesting and then just sour on it for the rest of the duration, but it was good enough to warrant a second season and yes, I’m probably going to watch it because I didn’t outright hate this show.