There's a cool concept at play in Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka and this could have been something quite special in the dark magical girl genre and yet I can't help feeling like this anime missed its mark. I know its late but here is my review of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka.
Now that the Winter season is mostly over, this is where the anime ended up on my list. The Reader's Poll results will be announced later today.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 12 Review - Don't expect an ending or even a satisfying last ditch battle. This is more a conglomerate of character moments, set up for future plot lines, and random flash backs that just kind of splatter there way across the screen for twenty minutes before we get a narration that more or less tells us the story is no where near finished.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 11 Review - They are bringing the fight at the base to a close but that isn't winning the war.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 10 Review - The base is invaded and the troops are being overwhelmed. Meanwhile, in the city of Naha, Nozomi and Sayako are being chased about by Disas. It all looks like it is going end very badly.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 8 and 9 Review - A school field trip and villains making preparations for an attack.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 7 Review - Asuka is back with the military, or at least the squad that have been trying to recruit her, but it isn't smooth sailing. During their first real mission she freezes mid-battle and it is Kurumi who gets her moving again.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 6 Review - Mia makes her way to Japan but turns out she's not hooking up with Asuka and Kurumi. Instead we see her run her own investigation into the guys turned into cubes. Meanwhile, Asuka's working to find a reason to keep looking forward.
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Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka Episode 5 Review - They've rescued Nozomi but that's only half the battle. Asuka has magical mercenaries to take on and Kurumi is going head to head with Abby the crazy magical girl plus two Halloween Class monsters. Even once the dust has settled and the physical damage healed, Nozomi isn't exactly going to just get over that.