I knew Hidan no Aria should turn out at least decent since I read the first few chapters of the manga over a year ago.
The main idea behind the series is that there’s a special school where they train students to be essentially special agents whose main purpose is to fight crime. The male lead, Kinji, attends this school but wants to lead a normal life since he has a special ability where he can go into “Hysteria” mode, resulting in a significant increase in his abilities along with a change in his personality. However, he gets caught up in an incident and has a forced encounter with Aria, a top student in the Assault department, who crushes his hopes for a peaceful life.
This feels really familiar to Infinite Stratos from last season with regard to there being one male lead surrounded by females. Plus, they are both situated in a special academy where the focus is on weapons and combat. Judging from some of the statements Kinji made, even elementary school students can intern at the school while middle school and high school level students can attend. I’m not sure I would trust middle/high schoolers with weapons…but hopefully their entrance exams do a good job of filtering out the bad seeds.
Anyways, I’m liking the series so far and can’t wait to see Kinji go into Hysteria mode more often. Plus, you get to hear Kugimiya Rie’s very recognizable voice as Aria.