Mahou Shoujo Site (First Impression)
The first five seconds of the show and I’m already getting Madoka flashbacks… Magical Girl Site is that dark mahou shoujo anime that we’ve all been craving. It’s a lot darker than I had ever anticipated.
Plot (In my own words):
Aya Asagiri, an innocent girl who just wants to die. Being bullied every day at school and then coming home to be physically beaten by her older brother. Every day is more painful than the next. Until one night her laptop turns on with a beckoning glow. “Magical Girl Site” was the url stop the screen. The website promised that a “stick would be delivered to her and the next day something was put in her locker. A toy gun but it was more than that. During after school hours, she is chased by her bullies and in desperation pulls out the toy guns and shoots. Her assaulters disappear in a heart pink cloud, only to be heard in the distance as the screeching of the train cut out their screams of agony. She runs to the scene only to have a heap of what was left of the victims. What is this Magical Girl Site and why was Aya chosen?
This anime is truly dark and disturbing to the core. It will make you very uncomfortable with the amount of abuse that Aya goes through. I felt sick after the first episode but honestly, the story is engrossing. The creepy artwork and moments bring a chill to your spine. It’s almost addicting, seeing that most anime these days focus on happy endings, whereas here….who knows what’s going to happen.