Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka – Ep. 11

Let’s just get this over with:

  • This episode gets off to a great start by interrupting the intense action with a new member of the Babel Brigade getting a massage. Because why not.
  • Sachuu fires his guns for a scene. My prayer has been answered.
  • I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m actually disappointed we didn’t get the BDSM-themed cat fight between Kurumi and Chisato like I thought we would. Tell me it’s not a cop out when Chisato turns her whip into bandages.
  • Frankly, I’m convinced Kurumi kind of sucks as a magical girl. I know CQC isn’t her specialty but how many fights has this girl either lost or nearly lost at this point? At least, she got a win for a change.
  • The ideological conflict of Kurumi and Chisato’s fight feels more one sided than it should. I expected them to recognize how similar they are but instead, it’s just Kurumi triggered.
  • Asuka conceding to Giess that magical girls can’t truly solve all the world’s problem…actually raises a really interesting point about the heroism of magical girls. I swear, all the good material just ends up with this girl.
  • Okay, I’ll admit that Iizuka firing at Giess with a mere assault rifle and handing over the magical axe to Asuka was pretty badass. You successfully pulled off one cool moment, Spec-Ops.
  • The twist that the Babel Brigade killed Chisato’s mother all along is a great slap in the face to Chisato. Too bad it’s immediately followed with the image of Chisato chained in the most compromising position imaginable. Just once, I wish this show would stop having its cake and eating it too.
  • The sad thing is that Tabira is instantly more likable as a talking animal. Why didn’t they just go with that? Oh wait, I probably know why.
  • Make Sayako a magical girl, you fools!
  • Maybe because I just happened to really like Asuka but seeing her hug Mia and Tamara after the battle surprisingly worked as a scene. I just wish we got to see more interactions involving these three.
  • Come to think of it, is Peipei ever going to show up? We have one episode left!

Thanks for reading!

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3 thoughts on “Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka – Ep. 11

    1. I don’t know if I’d personally recommend the show to people but I do think it’s been at least worth watching for Asuka’s arc. Not a fan of the tone the action takes but I’d be lying if the fights didn’t have some decent staging and thrills.


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