Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka (First Impression)
“Due to the invasion of Disas—enigmatic creatures of soil from the land of the dead—mankind, who was on the verge of crisis, was saved by the efforts of magical girls who had obtained a mysterious magical power…Three years later, new incidents suddenly occur, tearing apart the normalcy of the girls who had each returned to their normal lives. The saviors of humanity, those magical girls called “The Magical Five” now live each day fighting for their lives, even as they are trifled with by fate…” -Manga Helper
*If you’re planning to watch this show, be warned that it does show a lot of graphic imagery and violence.*
Well, that was both expected and unexpected. The first episode of Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka was brutal and unforgiving as people are massacred by the Disas (Terrifying stuffed animals). So there seem to be three major sides to this story: Humanity, Spirits, and the Disas. The Humans and Spirits formed an alliance and with their knowledge combined created Magical Girls to fight the Disas. This concept of the show is really out there and hard to grasp within just one episode. There are a lot of problems in the plot and some minor details that could ruin the shows enjoyment, such as making the story feel like more of a prologue than the main story etc.
To be honest, I’m not even sure how I feel about this show just yet. While the first episode did catch my attention, there are too many plots points in the air right now to really understand what exactly is going on. I will be continuing Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka and hopefully, it’ll be a rewarding story.