More and More Magical Girls!
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Drama, Horror, Supernatural
- Airing Date : April 2018 - June 2018
- Studios : production doA
Mahou Shoujo Site (Magical Girl Site) Introduction and Story
Asagiri Aya lives a rather tragic life where she is bullied at school by some cruel girls only to go home to become the stress relieving punching bag of her very own older brother. As Aya contemplates suicide more regularly, she finds a website where a creepy looking administrator takes pity on her and grants her the ability to become a magical girl. With these new powers, what type of future awaits Aya?
1. It’s Different
Even though it wasn’t the first of its kind, Puella Magi Madoka Magica reinvented the usual magical girl theme by making it deceptively cute with many dark themes and horror elements. Since then, many anime have sprung up trying to copy these elements, and Mahou Shoujo Site is only the most recent one of them. However, this anime is dark right from the get-go with its focus on tragic heroines who are either extremely optimistic yet sociopathic or suicidal yet idealistic. Right from the start, be prepared for rather dark themes as the main episode really seems to work at shocking the audience.
1. Weak Plot Development
If we didn’t want to pull apart Mahou Shoujo Site, it’d be easy to say it was somewhat entertaining and reflects the development of Aya as she goes from a tragic heroine to a self sacrificing hero. However, we want to be honest and discuss every facet so we can’t just ignore the weak plot development. Let’s start off with the fact that a lot of the characters started off the anime wanting to kill each other save for Aya and Tsuyuno. Rina was a psychopath who seemed to relish killing off everyone, but let’s forget that as she’s only used to introduce the idea of the Tempest. Basically, everyone agrees to get along to deal with the Tempest, but wait, let’s forget that that’s important and just work on killing off the administrators because for some reason, that’s going to do something.
Essentially, Mahou Shoujo Site was only good at introducing conflict. Nothing every really gets resolved. No plot is ever fully developed. Instead, they are just used to introduce new plot points, which essentially led nowhere. Yes, we continue to mention the Tempest up until the end, but that’s just it. Mahou Shoujo Site ended and nothing got solved. We can assume that this means there’ll be a second season, but let’s just hope that we don’t get the same weak plot progression as the first one. For all that happened in Mahou Shoujo Site, we can say that the only thing that seemed definitive was that people died.
2. Dissatisfied with Characters
There’s just something about the characters that were introduced that seemed extremely dissatisfying. At the beginning, the writers did a great job developing some of the characters like Aya, Nijimin, and Tsuyuno. Then, more characters were introduced and for some reason, they fight for the cause without having any real backgrounds even though we all do know they must have had dark pasts to become magical girls. It just becomes this hodge podge of different characters who have great powers, but the only ones who matter and seem to have a real cause are Aya and Tsuyuno.
Let’s not forget that Aya’s older brother, Kaname seems to have been brought in to play a deeper part. Did he? Eh, he got a whole episode to himself and he even killed someone. Then what? A whole lot of nothing. Oh, but he’s great for that yaoi part at the end. You know, if you have any interest in the insinuation a self-centered, selfish psychopath be sexually abused. Was that for the fujoshi, the comedy, or for a satisfying punishment? We’ll never know.
Mahou Shoujo Site had promise at the beginning with its dark tones and triggering characters, but towards the end, we’re not so sure it was worth all of the time we put into watching it. It’s one of those anime that you either really hate or watch to see if it might possibly get better. If you want something different from usual, Mahou Shoujo Site might be worth the watch.
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