Finished Hitsugi no Chaika, and the sequel Avenging Battle. Shite. Why? because it doesn't get anything right. Story is boring, characters are boring, audiovisuals are boring. Characters (and their progression) being the worst offender here. The MC is so much of a blank slate, it' like he has no emotion at all. That wouldn't be a problem if they tried to emphasize on that, or make him change. But they do neither. Same for MC's love interest. Even with her "shocking revelation" catchphrase, they make nothing out of it. She stays like she was on ep 1, without any struggle and redemption. Yes, they have like 4 scenes together which makes you wanna think "FINALLY THEY SWITCH IT UP!", but no, it was just a tease. A cockblock. A ruse. A Trap. And subsequently, I call bullshit at the ending. I guess it speaks volumes if one of the rivals is the most interesting character. Spoiler Red Chaika Will not recommend. It has no redeeming qualities.