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Review: Day break illusion

This anime is about a group of girls who transform with magical Tarot cards.


First things first, I’m going to have to address the elephant in the room.

This anime is not a copy of Madoka, do you know why?                                                                      If you were to take away the main plot out of Madoka and just looked at how the girls are created, you would see that it  basically looks like this: Girl sells soul to devil – Girl lives by eating other souls- Girls soul is eventually harvested                           *wrapped in a nice magical girl skin*

Subversive: Trying to damage or weaken the power of an established system or institution.             (brought to us by the Oxford dictionary)

This is how magical girls are crated in Day break illusion: Born with magical tarot spirit- Randomly starts to see monsters – Has to decide if they are willing to risk their lives to kill them.                                                   (part from the dark tones, there is no resemblance between the two anime’s)


This show was painful to watch because I don’t think they understood the basic formula for a magical girl show.  This genre is particularly aimed at young teens because it shows how responsibility forces you to grow-up and come to your own conclusions. *just because someone is older doesn’t mean they are telling the truth*

The show does eventually tackle the  growing up aspect of this genre however, it was left unaddressed for so long that it just felt like a quick plot dump in order to make the ending seem more fulfilling.


The show did address one particular pet peeve of mine; at times some character can act so nice and self-righteous that it actually does more damage to the people around them. (It’s ok to be a nice person however, there comes a point where it becomes overbearing.)

The show does ask a very good moral question “would you be willing to kill someone in order to save other’s”  they make it harder by getting friends and family involved; I just wish that this show had a more mature story because there is so much potential here.

So many magical girl shows avoid this question by having the monsters be created by mutation or having their bad guy just be evil spirits.  *It’s ok if they die, their just pure evil. *


My biggest problem with this anime is that each episode dose not flows into the next and for a show being aimed at older teen it really does not respect their intelligence.  In most kids show you keep the plot simple because must kids don’t concentrate enough to follow a quick paste story, that and most kids are really tired after a long day of school.

Your audience is used to long days and have to pay attention in order to get though the day, so show some respect and stretch out the character development so that it’s longer then just 1 episode.

Another complaint that I have is that  the character designs are way too cutesy for a show like this. If you honestly wanted us to take the themes of your show seriously then use designs that don’t remind me of cute moe comedies, or maybe you made it that way just so that the viewer would feel sorry for the characters because they look like children                                                                               . *Even the adults running the building look like children*

The main designs stand out even more when you compare them to how the background characters look. (Their bodies don’t look correct and their eyes are extra big.)


In conclusion,  this show was really hard to watch because nether sat back and allowed it characters to just exist in this world, they had be doing something that would make the story feel sadder or dark.

Final thoughts: *I hope somebody else has a go at using this concept.*


i give this show: 2

i will defend this show if someone called it a madoka clone however, i can’t defend it as a good show.

*i recommend watching it and coming up with your own conclusions. *


Day break illusion ending (reaction)

ImageI guess this show honestly does not care about the intelligence of its audience.

Excusing the creepy undertones of incest, this show expects you to just go with the flow and just except any load of  bull it presents you.

“I’m back guys”  How????? Why??? Explain show, EXPLAIN!

“The sun is too bright”   明(bright )  a combination of sun and moon… there is so much more that could of been explored here.

“You are half Daemonia”  . . .  this makes the story darker, for the wrong reasons.

All in all, i’m happy to have finished this show.

*For once I have something to talk about in next week’s review *

Day break illusion v Madoka

First of all I’m not a fan of ether show however, I can appreciate the mechanic of each show.

Main plot

Day break illusion: Could you be a magical girl and live with the knowledge that you murder people.

Madoka:  Homura wants to save Madoka from her own fate.  (You only need to watch ep10-12 to understand the plot)

Madoka as a character isn’t very endearing, so I’m giving this point to Day break illusion because it’s the only reason anyone can stomach this show.

Day break illusion: 1/1

Madoka:  0/1

Sub plot

Day break illusion: hello show, can I ask how old is your audience?  *looks on mal* oh 17+ you say, can I ask one more question: WHY ARE YOU SPOON FEEDING US?

Your audience has the patience to watch characters develop; we don’t need just 1 episode dedicated to explaining who they are.

 Madoka: Sayaka steals the show, if wasn’t for her interactions with Mami and Kyoko I would not be able to stomach this anime.

It’s a clear point for madoka.

Day break illusion: 1/1

Madoka:  1/1

Character Designs

Day break illusion:  milky holmes + space cake = Day break illusion                                                     *truly a repulsive combination *

Madoka: ahhhh baby face.

Originally I was really repulsed by madoka’s designs; why would I want to watch young girls who are designed very moe get murdered, tortured and emotional damaged. I still find it unnerving to see characters this young go through this much pain.

On the flipside I don’t like Day break illusion for similar reasons however, with Madoka the characters comprehend/ reflect on their saturation like teens. *for the most part*                                                    If Day break illusion wants to be taken seriously then it needs characters that can respond to depressing saturation’s in a realistic manner. (A group of cute moe friends will not work in this saturation.)

I will have to give Madoka the point. *they might look young but they don’t straight up look like young children.*


No point comparing these two. (Madoka is known for its sound track)
Day break illusion: I can sort of remember the opening theme.

Day break illusion: 1/4

Madoka:  3/4

final thoughts:

I have just shown you all of this information explaining why I think madoka is structurally better however, that is not an excuse to believe that you are smarter than Day break illusion fan.

The madoka fan are starting to turn into the sailor moon fan, they believe that their anime is the only good magical girl show and if you like anything ells you are an inferior fan.

You have the right to watch any magical girl show of your choosing; no one has the right to dictate what anime you should/shouldn’t be watching.

Day Break Illusion (Impression )


This is a show about young girls who can transform thanks to their Tarot cards.
*love it when I can explain a show in one line*

This anime is trying so hard for you to take its story so seriously but it falls flat on its face; do you why this happened?

Because the anime thinks it can evenly split its time between cute innocent moe girls and the dramatic deaths of peoples love one who have been turned into daemonia.

Sorry but I don’t believe that the brain of a 12 year old could deal with the emotional stress past/present of having to kill a love one in a singular episode.

*They should all have post traumatic stress disorder by this point*

Some people might want to argue this accusation with:“Akari is sad about the murder in episode 1”
In first couple of episodes she was sad however, a couple of episodes latter she a back to her happy self playing with her friends.
(Only brings it up when the plot calls for it.)

Don’t get me started on the preachiness of each episode telling us how killing is bad, it’s not their fault that there psychopathic killers and we should save people who are clearly in pain.

Finally this anime had to have a filler bonding episode with the girls just so that it could raise tension for its bomb shell; if you spent more time of your characters interactions and less on individual stories then we would not have this problem.

*this anime just feels so fake*