Review: Nella the Princess Knight “The Bravie Awards; The Museum of Knightly Magic“

“It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time!”

Overview (Possible Spoilers Below)

“The Bravie Awards”

Nella, Garrett, and Blaine compete for the titular “Bravie Award”, but their attempts to attain this award are not without chaotic consequences…

“The Museum of Knightly Magic“

Badalf the Wicked Wizard steals a magical saber that can turn things into sand which leads to the creation of one of the weirdest monster designs ever conceived in a children’s cartoon…

Our Take

For the “Bravie Awards” episode, the core themes of the story are mostly focused on Blaine and Garrett’s Egos that are presented in a way that is contrast to Nella’s kid-friendly Mary-Sue powers, As the two boys, are only doing the right thing for the wrong reasons as they care more about winning a specific award than doing it because it’s the right thing to do. There is a strange and random moment near the end involving a giant mass of bread dough that grows into towering heights from large quantities of water, but I’m pretty sure yeast doesn’t work that way.

As for the latter episode “Museum of Knightly Magic“, they do take a bizarre direction in terms of monster ideas as a creature Badalf sort-of creates as a distraction involves a giant “Peanut Butter & Jelly Dragon” (I wish I was making that up) that they have to stop, but the magical saber with sand powers is more dangerous than even Badalf anticipated.

Given that it’s a kids show, Badalf, of course, doesn’t cause direct harm to anyone, but that fact there’s a magical cauldron just out there in a magical museum unguarded that’s capable of fusing together two specific objects sounds like a recipe for disaster, there’s even a scene when they fused a flower with cookies, but that idea itself is equally if not more strange. But now I’m wondering if the world of Nella has any sort of prison for repeat-offenders like Badalf if they know that he’s going to keep doing mischevious chaotic shit no matter how many times he’s stopped?

Overall, both episodes were decently paced in terms of action, art, and animation, but the creativity was all over the place in terms of the random stuff that happens during the proceedings of both episodes. Especially the latter episode’s monster that stole the show for its creativity alone.

Score
8/10

David King

A Self-Styled Punk/Goth/Gamer Otaku with a demented style of humor, who's also an avid fan of specific video games such as Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, Fighting Games and almost anything from SNK. Along with unusual tastes in specific Asian foreign films, Action/Horror comedies, slacker comedies, martial arts films, And also a frequent contributor to the Fighting Game website Fightersgeneration.com

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