Apparently, there is a mysterious girl with a musket that wants to take Seiya to an amusement park. It will be fun, right?
At a glimpse, the first episode was all right and nothing too extraordinary. Sure, there were some comedic moments like Isuzu pointing her musket at Seiya numerous times and one of the magical mascots punching him in the guts. Although, the first half wasn’t that exciting since Isuzu was showing him how run-down the amusement park is currently in, this was expected. However, I have some hope that it will get better from here.
On the other hand, the second half with Princess Latifa meeting Seiya to explain the situation finally got me interested. It seems that most of the cast members who are working at the park came from a magical realm and they will become homeless if the park closes. With that and Isuzu’s gun, it’s quite obvious that magic and fantasy elements will play a part in the story. I wonder how will Seiya use his new mind-reading powers in order to restore the park to its former glory. Even so, I’m curious about his past as a child actor and why he got mad at Latifa. While we will probably learn more as the story progresses, this can also explain why Isuzu seems to be very interested in him.
After watching the first episode, I think Amagi Brilliant Park has some potential to become enjoyable. At the same time, it seems to be a departure from the shows that Kyoto Animation done in the past few years since they tend to be strict when it comes to female fanservice. It was surprising to see Seiya walking into the bathroom and saw Isuzu naked. She didn’t react to it at all. Either way, it will be interesting how the two main protagonists are going to start improving the park next time with their magical powers. ¶