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Mahou Shoujo Tokushuusen Asuka


Alt Names: alt 魔法少女特殊戦あすかalt 魔法少女特殊战明日香alt Magical Girl SPEC-OPS ASUKAalt Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka
Author: Fukami Makoto
Artist: Tokiya Seigo
Genres: Action ActionDrama DramaFantasy FantasyHorror HorrorPsychological PsychologicalSchool Life School LifeSeinen SeinenShoujo Ai Shoujo AiSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy Tragedy
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: Magical girls - we were the ones who took out the boss of the enemies who were trying to wipe out mankind.

In most stories, that's where the story ends. Happy ending.

However, in the real world, there is no "ending".
- Mahou Shoujo Tokushuusen Asuka, Chapter 1

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 Legendary 5 (The Magical Five)" now live each day fighting for their lives, even as they are trifled with by fate...
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11 in the beginning. Kurumi told us when she was fighting Abigail. 2 died on the way, 4 more fell in the final battle. However, the whole point of a plot twist like this is that everyone in-world is so focused on the Magical Five and trying to figure out which one of them could be a traitor, that it doesn't cross their minds that there were 6 other first-generation magical girls in the beginning. Abigail's reaction when Kurumi talked about it strikes me as being a clue too: she flipped out instantly. For some reason the subject set her off, as if it was something sensitive.

I'm fairly sure (at least in the way the story was presented) that there were a lot more than 11 first-generation magical girls- after all, they were fighting an international/transdimensional war, it's rather dubious only 11 magical girls were selected. Those last 11 were just the ones who: 1) were considered strong enough to join the JTF; 2) were combat-capable and not needed elsewhere at the time of the last mission; and 3) survived long enough to get there in the first place. The reason the Magic 5 became a legend wasn't because they fought in the magic war, it's because they survived it and were the ones to actually end it.

11 in the beginning. Kurumi told us when she was fighting Abigail. 2 died on the way, 4 more fell in the final battle. However, the whole point of a plot twist like this is that everyone in-world is so focused on the Magical Five and trying to figure out which one of them could be a traitor, that it doesn't cross their minds that there were 6 other first-generation magical girls in the beginning. Abigail's reaction when Kurumi talked about it strikes me as being a clue too: she flipped out instantly. For some reason the subject set her off, as if it was something sensitive.

I think it's pretty obvious that it'd be something sensitive, no matter what. She saw 6 of her comrades die, which would upset anyone, and Kurumi seems particularly disposed to survivor's guilt - she can't stand being referred to as part of the Magical Five because she remembers the others who died on the way and aren't counted, which is consistent with what we know about her character. The fact that they were just brought up in passing, not even described, and then never mentioned again makes it unlikely that one of them would be the culprit, if the author is following the traditional rules of mystery.

But if the author were going for a crazy plot twist, that'd be an interesting way to go. It depends on how this plays out. He seems to be hinting very heavily that it's one of the 5, but that could just be a red herring.

Not unless they actually exposit a bit on who they were, how they died, what their beliefs were, etc. Don't forget there were 9 magical girls originally sent  to the battlefield, so at least 4 died making it to the last boss. 

 

11 in the beginning. Kurumi told us when she was fighting Abigail. 2 died on the way, 4 more fell in the final battle. However, the whole point of a plot twist like this is that everyone in-world is so focused on the Magical Five and trying to figure out which one of them could be a traitor, that it doesn't cross their minds that there were 6 other first-generation magical girls in the beginning. Abigail's reaction when Kurumi talked about it strikes me as being a clue too: she flipped out instantly. For some reason the subject set her off, as if it was something sensitive.

The artist got a bit confused with the Russian girl's boobs. On the cover they look big like most of the cast, but there's a later panel in the raws where she's smaller.

Not that I mind, both look good on her. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

In the conclusion, the outworlders are the ones, who cheeki breeki.

 

Allso about translation. It would be correct to write "Volshebniy ognemet". "Volshebnoye" is for use with neutral gender words.

OST for this chapter:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmWla4Pz8Zs

 

 

 

It isn't obvious to everyone that the mastermind is one of the 6 magical girls they thought died before reaching the final boss?

Not unless they actually exposit a bit on who they were, how they died, what their beliefs were, etc. Don't forget there were 9 magical girls originally sent  to the battlefield, so at least 4 died making it to the last boss. 

It isn't obvious to everyone that the mastermind is one of the 6 magical girls they thought died before reaching the final boss?

Huh. That makes a lot of sense.

Kurumi is the least likely to be the mastermind, which means she probably is.

 

It isn't obvious to everyone that the mastermind is one of the 6 magical girls they thought died before reaching the final boss?

The "edgy mahou shoujo" story has already been done to death. It's pointless to deconstruct it anymore.

I don't really think deconstruction is what this series is trying to do. Mainly it just seems like the author wanted to mix mahou shoujo with a gritty military action series.

The obsession with weaponry and equipment, the discussions of political and bureaucratic machinations, the explosion porn, and of course the severed limbs and other gore all reveal this for what it is: a military thriller. It just happens to be a military thriller in a low fantasy setting.

You should use current + different font at the same time.

The "edgy mahou shoujo" story has already been done to death. It's pointless to deconstruct it anymore.

I say keep the current format waterflame. Either that or the different font option.

Having looked at the raws,

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Amusingly enough, the ones that apparently don't repeat it... are Asuka and the Russian chick.

Maybe those two are heretics who believe in process over outcome, and means over ends.

Also, an interesting note. The Magic Five's motto has appeared before:

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Amusingly enough, the ones that apparently don't repeat it... are Asuka and the Russian chick.

Those are some godawful examples.


That's pretty much the point.

Well, it's just the same sort of things as "Murica saves the day" you see in all Hollywood films ?
To each their own. Also if you try reading Korean or Chinese light novel, you see a clear tendency to hate Japan.

I'm well aware, but that doesn't actually change anything.

I wonder just who designed

Magic!

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I'll admit that I only recently became aware of this manga's existence, but I must ask what is up with that strange looking outfit on the cover. There are so many different pieces put together that I wonder just who designed.

I've wondered that countless times myself. From looking at a few full-body drawings, it is at least possible to describe the components:

1. A tiny, black string bikini (or soft-cup bra).
2. An orange top consisting of breast cups and sleeves.
3. Cycling shorts.
4. A mini-skirt.
5. Thigh-high laced boots.
6. That ridiculous tactical garment (I do not pretend to know its name), which is a series of flaps hanging from the waist with large storage pockets (presumably for magazines and assorted ammunition), all suspended by an abdominal harness with a clip over the belly-button and another right below the breasts. It might be less ridiculous-looking if there were actual clothes underneath it.

The whole costume appears when she "transforms", so I guess each piece is part of her mahou shoujo uniform.

ch10 v2 still has the same error on transmitter (pg 26)

I'll admit that I only recently became aware of this manga's existence, but I must ask what is up with that strange looking outfit on the cover. There are so many different pieces put together that I wonder just who designed.
So thoughts of this being finished in 5 volumes with each of the magical five on a cover ? :P (yeah most likely not)

 

Out of the Magical Five, the only one I really trusted was Kurumi

What a terrible judge of character you are, Mia Cyrus. Then again, even Asuka doesn't seem to have caught the hints that Kurumi is almost certainly a yandere lesbian.

Kurumi is the least likely to be the mastermind, which means she probably is.

That was some damn good teamwork from Team America World Police. I'm hoping that this isn't one of those "show that a group is capable so you can have them get curbstomped later to show how strong another group/character is" things.

 

That stupid cat-thing wearing the flak vest got way too hard of a laugh out of me for how stupid it was.


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