Wizard Barristers episode 12

After the last two episodes, I wasn’t really looking forward to this. Bad animation, coupled with awkward mouth movements, rushed plot, and things happening for no reason…well, I was just hoping that the last episode would make me remember why I liked this show.

Wizard Barristers - Benmashi Cecil (1)

At the tail end of the last episode Shimon, who just tried to kill Cecil and succeeded in killing his son,  just asked Cecil to represent him in court.

Cecil contemplates about whether she should defend the man who tried to murder her, so she decides to meet with him. He gives her a great BS spiel on how he’s a changed man and how he’s already lost everything, including his son….even though he’s the one who killed him.

Wizard Barristers - Benmashi Cecil (3)

This doesn’t seem to faze Cecil, until Shimon says, “I’ll reveal what happened six years ago.” Due to Cecil’s love for her mom and her dream to free her, she agrees to defend Shimon. She’s naive that one.

The trial starts and Shimon, because this was obvious from the very start, has no plans on making it easy for Cecil and got one of his cronies to help him out. How? By being the prosecutor and not pushing the law on this case.

Things happen, he accuses Cecil of killing Shizumu and then goes crazy after she has something he wants. He decides to use magic to destroy her, gets placed in jail, and everyone lives happily ever after.

Wizard Barristers - Benmashi Cecil (6)

Some of the questions I had were never solved. Shimon is clearly not saying anything, so the situation surrounding Cecil’s mom is still up in the air. Moyo’s real self never really reveals itself again and Cecil only questions right at the end of the episode. WUDs and humans still hvae a hard time, so even though this case may be over the situation would be worse for WUDs. Lots of people want WUDs to die and leave.

BUT! One of my questions was solved. This show doesn’t have a problem with blood, so when the judge was shot he never bleed. It was weird to me. In this episode, it’s revealed he wore a bullet proof jacket to protect himself. Good for him and it definitely explains why he didn’t bleed, but…considering what we know about Shimon I wonder how he overlooked this? It was dark, but I don’t know how that would work as an excuse here. I suppose since he was close to his goal, he became power hungry and didn’t really care about results, but that still doesn’t sound right. Someone like Shimon wouldn’t walk away from shooting someone without confirming that they’re dead.

Wizard Barristers - Benmashi Cecil (4)

I mean, this is the same guy who repeatedly shot his son just to confirm that Shizumu was dead.

The animation did get better though, but everything still felt rushed. It was okay, but I was hoping for something better.


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