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Lapis Re:LiGHTs: Episode 1 – Mini Review

Lapis Re:LiGHTs follows a girl who has just arrived at a magic academy for witches. A student can choose whatever classes they want, and they are divided into three ranks based on academic achievement. Noir, Rouge and Lapis, Noir being the highest and Lapis the lowest. She meets some new friends who are all Lapis and will be expelled if they fail again. But let’s be honest guys, this is an idol show, they are gonna sing and dance and through the power of friendship, save the day.

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Positives

Lapis Re:LiGHTs has an interesting art style, and so far, the characters are fun and likable. The school seems fascinating to explore though I doubt we will do much more of that. The fantasy setting is very unique and it could keep the show just different enough to stand out in its market.

Negatives

It has a lot of idol tropes that I’ve gotten used to. The main character has a famous sibling, lots of other club options we won’t be exploring and an underdog rising to the top. I want to have hope this will stand out despite these tropes but we will just have to wait and see.

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I plan to watch the first episode of every new anime that is coming out this season. If you want to know what to watch and what to stay away from, follow this series.

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Lapis Re:LiGHTs: Episode 1 Review
Summary
For what looks like a rather by-the-numbers idol show, there is a lot of potential here. The music was engaging, and everything feels distinct and polished. We'll have to see if Lapis Re:LiGHTs can rise through the ranks and make its mark this summer.
Pros
Unique Art Style
Likable Characters
Cons
Very Predictable
Unoriginal
5