Zetsuen no Tempest

Every season it seems there’s one show that manages to really surprise me by being way more enjoyable than I expected. Last season it was Campione, which started off rather bland but came out really strong once they started adding more harem members and ramping up the ridiculousness. Typically these shows aren’t masterpiece works of art, but they manage to do at least one thing spectacularly well.

At the beginning of this fall season, I wasn’t really sure I’d even bother watching Tempest, but I decided to check it out on a whim. The first episode wasn’t really that impressive, but I decided to keep watching out of curiosity to see where it would go. Zetsuen no Tempest’s story is nothing groundbreaking. But it is doing a great job of appealing to me by introducing interesting characters. I want to know more about these characters. What drives them? What makes them tick?

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