I thought it would be fun to write a series of blogs doing first impressions and episodic reviews using Crunchyroll’s random feature. On our first shot of Crunchyroulette we landed on Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara! Did we survive?
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara is a lighthearted, comedy anime about teenage Yuzuka Hanami who meets Miton, a perverted alien life form that has the power to turn young female adolescents into magical girls. It originated from a web manga and first aired back in winter of 2016. The show is short and sweet; twelve episodes coming in at four minutes a pop (making this a short and sweet post). The show uses other popular magical girl anime, such as Madoka Magica and Sailor Moon, to capitalize on its comedic punch.
The shows begins by introducing our cute and innocent female protagonist, Yuzuka Hanami. Just like most Japanese youth in anime her parents are never around resulting in her mature behavior. Although kind, she’s often very honest. The comedy score the show keeps going back to is Yuzuka quickly denying any claim Miton makes. She finds Miton rummaging through garbage on her way home from school. She is then involuntarily made into a magical girl (possibly poking fun that most reasons for protagonist becoming magical girls are arbitrary). She touches the bracelet on her left arm and says, “transform”, magically turning her school clothes into a swimsuit. Miton explains that a magical girl outfit reflects the desires of the user, but Yuzuka isn’t buying it (and neither are we).
Mahou Shoujo Nante Moudiidesukara is a twelve episode series at four minutes a pop, which is why although I don’t recommend it you could afford the time to fit it in. It plays on the common tropes of other magical girl anime, but the comedic punch isn’t nearly as satisfying as it should be. So, BANG!, we did not survive Crunchyroulette this time around; however, if you’re looking for a small, lighthearted comedy series I HIGHLY recommend this seasons Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-san. The show has made me honestly chuckle in every episode thus far and fails to brighten up a bad day. I even praised it on my Top 5 Anime You Should Be Watching article, which I will leave a link to down below.
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