Personally, I enjoy watching Amagi Brilliant Park. It’s funny, it’s rowdy, and it’s magical. Because the theme park belongs to a magical world of Maple Land, it gives a legitimate excuse to include all sorts of crazy ideas in a normal slice of life. And to my own surprise, I actually love the wild ideas!
Usually, when an anime series includes too many way-beyond-logic scenes, I get turned off. I suppose having properly introduced the notion of Maple Land sets me off on the right track and I was able to enjoy the series for what it is.
Fun Bunch of Characters
If you’ve seen the series, you’ll surely remember how Sento greeted Kanie with a shotgun. With that kind of character introduction, don’t you think we’re up for even more crazy characters as the series progresses? Having playful characters like the three stooges in the form of Muffles, Macaron and Tirami are a bonus. They’re mostly considered as side characters, but boy, didn’t they make the series that much more hilarious with their crazy antics. Confession time: I love watching what those three are up to simply because they’re fearless and extreme.
The other characters such as Muse, Sylphy, Kobori and Salama are also hilarious to watch. Their initially inability to stay in sync with one another resulted in some chaos on stage are just some of little things that made me giggle.
These bunch of crazy characters, coupled with Amagi Brilliant Park being a product from a magical world, each episode was filled with unexpected adventures. Or rather, misadventures.
Running A Theme Park
What brought me back to the series each week is the curiosity of wanting to know how the egoistic Kanie finally reached the goal of bringing in 250,000 visitors to the park in 3 months. Or if he’s ever going to achieve that goal. “How” is the keyword though. Because Amagi Brilliant Park was in a very bad shape at the start of the series, I thought it was interesting to stick around to find out if the theme park is ever going to draw in crowds.
While it doesn’t focus much on the management side of things, Amagi Brilliant Park did showcase a series of possible real world business problems that newbie manager Kanie has to solve. No money, lack of employees, convincing investors/creditors, among other things are problems the theme park has to solve. Solutions to these problems are sometimes very practical, although not always ethical. But more importantly, the solutions are just plain hilarious to watch.
At the end of the day, watching the characters all overcoming their differences and work together to achieve a shared goal is really enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the 12th episode. Without a doubt, Amagi Brilliant Park has this feel good spirit in it and relaxing to watch. I don’t regret picking this show!
Note: I love and hate the fact that the series doesn’t show Kanie using more of his magic skill more.