Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic is a twelve episode spin-off of the Luck & Logic anime. Luck & Logic itself is a media franchise created by Bushiroad together with five other companies: Bandai Visual, Doga Kobo, Nitroplus, Lantis and Yuhodo.
Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic was directed by Hiroaki Akagi, whilst it writer was Yukie Sugawara. The studio that produced it was Doga Kobo.
The anime aired as part of the summer 2017 season, and it is available on Crunchyroll.
This review is written by someone who hasn’t seen the first Luck & Logic anime.Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic begins with a princess of a small country starting school that trains Logicalists. Logicalists are effectively people who have made pacts with beings from other worlds – called Foreigners – to borrow their powers. When it comes down to it, they’re more or less magical girls.
The princess, called Liones Yelistratova – or just Lion – joins Class 1-S. Class 1-S is full of colourful characters, and thus begins Lion’s days as a Logicalist-in-training.
Boil it down to its purest form, and Hina Logic is effectively a cute girls doing cute things (CGDCT) anime. There’s a dash of magical girl elements with the Logicalist stuff, but either way, the people that this anime will hold greatest appeal for are those who enjoy their light and fluffy slice of life stuff.
A key component of any slice of life/CGDCT anime is the cast of characters. Hina Logic certainly does well in this aspect, with the main cast and supporting characters all having their own quirks and bringing a nice mix of personalities together.
The show is also fairly good at giving an equal amount of focus for each of its characters. It doesn’t feel like any single one steals the spotlight, and they are all very likeable.
Arguably the most notable thing about Hina Logic is the relationship that develops between Lion and Nina Alexandrovna. Nina is already an experienced Logicalist when she starts at the school, though her superiors have sent her there for a reason. She doesn’t see why at first, but over the course of the series she grows closer to the other characters – especially Lion. Through her relationship with Lion, Nina herself develops further as a character.
Without giving away too much here, those who want to see relationships between cute girls go a little further than usual might just find some satisfaction with this anime.
The main cast are a lot of fun – providing you like this type of anime – and the supporting cast are the same. The older students, as well as the teachers tend to get some fun moments every now and then. Lion’s dad is a delightfully silly character, too.
Whilst Hina Logic is mostly about cute girls doing cute things, the magical girl elements are certainly quite enjoyable as well. Going to a school for training Logicalists means that the girls are occasionally required to use their powers.
The magical girl parallels are very much there with the transformation sequences, resulting in a change of outfit. In fact, Lion’s inexperience with her power is something of a plot point.
The battles between Logicalists are fun to watch. Being in a school environment they aren’t anything terribly dangerous, but that doesn’t stop the girls from giving their all. A few Logicalists even have multiple pacts, meaning that we get to see some of the girls using different abilities. It offers a nice bit of variation.
The soundtrack for Hina Logic does its job, but that’s about it. It isn’t exactly an amazing soundtrack, but that is an entirely subjective opinion.
To begin with, Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic seems like just another typical CGDCT anime. Enjoyable enough for a fan of the genre, but ultimately a show that would get lost amongst the countless others of the same genre. That was until episode 11 – that episode alone makes Hina Logic arguably one of the best CGDCT shows available.
For most of the run, Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic was shaping up to be a solid 7. The slice of life elements were fun, and the magical girl elements provided some neat action. As already mentioned, episode 11 showed that it was prepared to go beyond the usual cute girl interactions seen so often elsewhere. For fans of cute girls, who do indeed do cute things, this show is one that is a must watch.