ANIME & MANGA - Review
15:00 - 9th August 2016, by NEO Staff

Psychic School Wars

If the title makes you think that Psychic School Wars is going to be about, well, a war between psychics at school, you’ll be in for one hell of a surprise. While the plot does revolve around a quartet of middle-schoolers who have varying degrees of psychic abilities – and the issues that arise when these abilities are brought out into the open – the story doesn’t really dwell all that much on its supernatural elements, and there’s certainly no blisteringly-paced action scenes to be had. However, although the title is something of a misnomer, the movie is actually a very engaging story about the four primary characters. Although a lot of the elements of the plot will be familiar from other films and series over the years, the movie’s slow pace allows it to come at these tropes from a fresh angle, and the characters have so much charm that it’s tough not to find their arcs affecting in some way.

But where this movie really comes to life is in its outstanding animation and art – particularly the former. While the story is interesting enough – if a little bewildering at times – what will definitely captivate viewers of every type is the gorgeous artistic style and the perfectly flowing animation. Psychic School Wars has been brought to life by Sunrise studios, the company behind such visually-acclaimed series as Cowboy Bebop and Code Geass, and in terms of artistic flair, this movie could definitely stand proudly beside them. It’s definitely a somewhat weird watch, but Psychic School Wars will definitely have something to appeal to almost any viewer.

The story might not be for everyone, but if you sit back, relax, and watch the stunning world of Psychic School Wars go by, you’ll be glad you did.
SCORE: 4/5
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