Friday, June 30, 2017

Get Hooked on "Hina Logic", the Summer Season's Early Arrival!

The spring anime season is drawing to a close, summer is just around the corner, and it seems like we're waiting forever for some of this year's big summer shows! Fortunately, one new series beat the rest of the pack, giving us a sample of what the summer anime season has to offer. Ready to get hooked on Hina Logic? Here's our look at the first episode!


Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic

As the title suggests, this new show is from the world of Bushiroad's Luck & Logic multimedia franchise. A quick rundown: the human world of Septpia was once at war with the Foreigners of Tetraheaven. To combat the Foreigners, special operatives called "Logicalists" made pacts with Foreigners from other worlds and entered a trance with them -- granting them magical powers.


At the time of Hina Logic, it seems that there isn't much use for Logicalists, even though they are still being trained. A world at peace doesn't have much need for high-end soldiers. Nonetheless, they are still being trained. And the latest to join the school is Liones, a chipper, airheaded princess who stowed away to become a Logicalist.


Despite not having made a contract with a Foreigner and genuinely not seeming to know anything about anything, she's in the highest-level class. She also seems to already know Nina, a fellow student, and to have decided that they're going to be the best of friends. How in the world did a runaway princess who doesn't even seem to understand how to Logic get into the top-tier class?


The Hook

So apparently she does know how to trance with a Foreigner. And she pretty much wrecks the school gardens.


Liones may be charmingly lacking in knowledge, but she's absolutely not lacking in power. Whatever Foreigner she tranced with can do a lot of collateral damage. Almost as much as Nina.


And speaking of Nina... she's not there as a student. It seems there's something else entirely going on with her -- odd, in a time when allegedly there's peace and nothing to worry about.


Who Is It For

In case you haven't guessed from the visual and the description, Hina Logic is sorta-kinda a magical girl show. So if you're itching for some high-end violence in floofy skirts, we've got your summer fix. Existing Luck & Logic fans will also want to tap in, as this explores a time in the universe beyond the original plot.


Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic airs Saturdays at 9 pm PDT.


So, since we're on the brink of a new season... which Crunchyroll shows are you looking forward to, and would like to see covered in the Hook? We'll give every new feature we can a look!




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos.

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