Friday, May 25, 2018

Magical Girl Site Episode #08 Anime Review

Today is about making memories.

What They Say:
Aya Asagiri lives a life of torture. Bullied by her peers and physically abused by her brother, she contemplates suicide as a means of escapism. One particularly harsh night, her laptop abruptly turns on and beckons her toward it. There, a website known simply as the 'Mahou Shoujo Site' offers her a chance to sculpt her own fate with the help of a stick that will grant her powers. But will something as simple as a magic wand truly be enough to save her from a life not worth living?

The Review:
Content: (Please note that the content portion of the review may contain spoilers)
If you had asked me a few weeks ago, "DJ, what show is least likely to have a beach fanservice episode this season?" I would have answered Mahou Shoujo Site without even thinking. However, it's clearly apparent that the writers of this series are just going to do whatever the hell they want until the cour ends we are. But hey- this anime is filled with adorable girls and I am not about to be that guy complaining about seeing each of them in swimsuits. By the way, when did Yatsumura get so adorable?

Anyway, in case you haven't guessed, this week's episode is a bit lacking in terms of plot when compared to the rest of the series. And while it may be filled with a different type of 'plot' (Albeit relatively lacking in that department as well), there are still several moments that add to the story overall. Of course, it is finally confirmed that (SPOILER) Yatsumura will probably die if she uses her stick again. Yes, this was hinted at heavily at the end of last week's episode (And is actually the reason all of the girls went to the beach in the first place) but now that's out in the open- it's safe to say that her days are numbered.

It isn't just Yatsumura who gets the short end of the stick (Pun not intended) this week, though. Remember how Aya stole Nijimin's panties last week? Well, apparently, she's still hanging on to them. And even though I'm pretty sure this is an offense that could warrant legal recourse, Nijimin is pretty much useless for the time being. That is, until Aya's brother friggin' breaks into her locker and steals them back because that's a totally normal thing to do. At the end of the day, we discover that Kaname and Nijimin have formed some weird sort of alliance that thrives simply off of the fact that she wants to bone him. 

The problem is, Kaname is a little busy screwing someone else this week. That stalker dude who's been following Nijimin is finally fed up with life and decides that the only way to preserve his sanity and the sanctity of his idol is to, you guessed it, kill Kaname. Normally, this would have worked. Unfortunately for the stalker, Kaname not only stole Nijimin's panties but straight-up wore them as well. And given their power...Well, I'm sure you can figure out how that predicament ended up.

In Summary:
Mahou Shoujo Site's beach fanservice episode is...well, a beach fanservice episode. Don't go in expecting a heavy dose of plot and I'm sure you'll come out at least slightly satisfied. It's definitely fun seeing the girls not overcome with despair, even for a brief period of time, and I honestly enjoyed checking out a different side of both Yatsumura and Aya. But with Kaname becoming more of an antagonist every episode and the administrators starting to get a bit more mysterious, I can't imagine the lightheartedness of episode eight will last another five minutes. Of course, this series never ceases to jump all over the place, so there's no true way of confirming where it goes next. If I had to take a guess, though, I think it's safe to say that someone will probably die next week.

Episode Grade: C+
Streamed By: Prime Video

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