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Magical Girl Site
MagicalGirlSite.jpg
Front cover of volume 1 featuring Aya Asagiri as a "magical girl"
魔法少女サイト
(Mahō Shōjo Saito)
GenreDark fantasy,[1] magical girl, supernatural[2]
Manga
Written byKentaro Sato
Published byAkita Shoten
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineChampion Tap!
(2013–2017)
Weekly Shōnen Champion
(2017–)
Original runJuly 4, 2013 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
Manga
Magical Girl Site Sept
Written byKentarō Satō
Illustrated byToshinori Sogabe
Published byAkita Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineChampion Tap!
Original runOctober 26, 2017 – present
Volumes1
Anime television series
Directed byTadahito Matsubayashi
Written byTakayo Ikami
Music byKeiji Inai
Studioproduction doA
Original networkJNN (MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, SBS, ATV), AT-X
Original run April 6, 2018 June 22, 2018
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Magical Girl Site (魔法少女サイト, Mahō Shōjo Saito) is a Japanese magical girl shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Kentarō Satō. The series is about a tormented withdrawn middle school student named Aya, who gains the ability to become a magical girl through a mysterious website. She soon finds friends that provide her strength in other magical girls like herself, who also got their abilities through other mysterious websites. Aya eventually learns of a dark secret in store for all of humanity that is being planned by the website managers. She makes friends and enemies along the way all while fighting to keep herself, and her friends alive.

The series is a spinoff of Magical Girl Apocalypse, and has been published in Champion Tap! since July 2013. It is also licensed by Seven Seas. An anime television series adaptation by production doA premiered on April 6, 2018.

Plot[edit]

Aya Asagiri is a middle school girl who has problems both at school with bullying, and at home from physical abuse by her brother. One day after getting abused by her brother, a website pops up on her computer screen featuring a creepy-looking person. This person appears to take pity on her, and announces that she will grant Asagiri magical powers. Later at school, she is cornered by bullies, and with nothing to lose fires a gun that had mysteriously appeared in her locker earlier that day at them. The shot causes the bullies to disappear, but to her horror she finds out that they somehow had been hit by a train nearby. Asagiri feels as though she had killed them somehow, and is confused to find herself with longer red hair with eyes that flow with blood. She later finds that she is not alone, when a classmate reveals that she is also a magical girl. Asagiri learns about magical girls, and the power she has acquired, from her new friend who has offered to help her. The two girls, though, can't explain why there is something that looks like a countdown clock on the website, and fear it might be something bad.

Characters[edit]

Aya Asagiri (朝霧 彩, Asagiri Aya)
Voiced by: Yuko Ōno[3]
Aya is the main heroine of the story, she is a fourteen year old middle school girl with long black hair. She has had a hard life being bullied at school, and abused at home by her brother wishing multiple times that she were better off dead. Under her skin though she has a gentle kind personality which is shown when she takes care of an abandoned cat that is later killed. After she gets her wand (in the shape of a gun), she is reluctant to use it as she doesn't want to kill people anymore. When her own life is in danger though, she finds that she has no choice in order to stay alive. Her wand is a pistol that shoots heart-shaped smoke and teleports the target to the location she had been before. Aya's hair grows longer and turns from black to red when she uses her weapon, and causes blood to flow from her eyes. The emblem on her weapon, in her eyes, and her left wrist when she uses it is a red heart. Her special skill is reading, and her advantage is her warm personality. Aya's favorite things include fruit, chocolate, stuffed toys, and meaty foods.[4] Later in 104 and 105 reveals that Aya is actually Tsuyuno's elder twin sister sperated from birth.
Tsuyuno Yatsumura (奴村 露乃, Yatsumura Tsuyuno)
Voiced by: Himika Akaneya[3]
Tsuyuno is Aya's classmate, and reveals herself to be another magical girl when she saves her from another bully attack. Tsuyuno has also had a traumatic life having had her parents killed by a burglar in a home invasion when she was a small child. The burglar spared her life saying that he would be back for her when she got older. She lived in fear until the same website that later appears for Aya pops up granting her magical powers. She is later able to track down her parent's killer, and takes her revenge by keeping him in her apartment and tortures him each day. After meeting Aya, she offers to help her out comforting her when she gets scared which in turn forms a strong friendship between the two. She tells Aya though that each time they use their magical wands their lifespans are shortened. She uses up her lifespan in a final effort to save Aya and their friends. Tsuyuno can freezes time with her wand that looks like a smartphone. When she uses her wand, the emblem in her eyes and wrist is a yellow crescent moon, her hair which is normally yellow fades into orange while blood flows out of her mouth. Her favorite things are vegetables, mobile games, honey, yogurt, cute things and mascot characters.[4] Chapter 104 and 105 reveals that she is actually Aya's long lost younger twin sister.
Rina Shioi (潮井 梨ナ, Shioi Rina)
Voiced by: Aina Suzuki[3]
Rina is a thirteen year old girl who is currently taking on the appearance of Sarina's older sister due to a magical wand in the form a camera. Her original appearance had a short grey bob and freckles and her misfortunate background involves bullying to the point of being unable to look at cicadas without freaking out. Tsuyuno met Rina online while trying to figure out what the countdown clock on the website meant. Rina was initially collecting information about other magical girls when she disappeared at the same time a magical girl killing spree started. It is later revealed that she is in fact the killer, and has been killing fellow magical girls in order to obtain their wands to stay alive. Her own wand is a hammer, her emblem is a blue diamond in her eyes, her pink hair fades into light blue and blood flows out of her nose when she uses it. She informs Tsuyuno, and Aya that she had discovered that the countdown clock is ticking down to the end of humanity. The two are able to subdue Rina, but before she is able to tell her source she lapses into a coma due to overuse of the wands. The doctors who later examine her are perplexed as while she looks youthful, her organs operate at those of a 70 year old. She recovers from her coma thanks to Kosame, and later becomes an ally. Rina's favorite things include pancakes, computers, and avocados.[5]
Nijimi Anazawa (穴沢 虹海, Anazawa Nijimi)
Voiced by: Yū Serizawa[3]
Nicknamed Nijimin, she is the most popular idol of the idol group 'Inu Asobi' (Puppy Play). Aya and Tsuyuno try to meet her based on a Slaughter Note of wands Rina was carrying. Though her normal demeanor is very perky and friendly, when shown a picture of Rina she becomes very upset and homicidal. She wants to avenge the death of her friend, Mikado (also a magical girl) who was murdered by Rina in order to steal her mechanical pencil wand. She later feels betrayed when she learned that Aya and Tsuyuno had been keeping Rina's location a secret from her as she doesn't know that they need Rina's help regarding the Tempest. Nijimin also falls for Kaname, though is unaware that he abuses Aya until he steals her wand and uses it to ambush the others. Nijimin can control anyone's mind, including other magical girls and site managers with her wand, a pair of panties. The emblem on them, and in her eyes and left wrist when she uses it, is a purple spade. Her physical changes while using her wand are concealed, such as wearing contact lens to hide the emblem in her eyes, dying her hair to conceal her hair color change and applying concealer on her wrist to cover her lifespan emblem. Nijimin's favorite things are apples, tapioca milk tea and dogs.
Kosame Amagai (雨谷 小雨, Amagai Kosame)
Voiced by: Yumi Hara
Kosame first appears at the end of the third manga volume when she heals Rina of her coma and introduces herself as "a magical girl from another magical girl site". She wears an eyepatch over her left eye and often carries with her a puppy plushie. Her wand is a snap cutter which she can use to heal her friends by cutting herself, and letting her blood flow into their mouth or open wounds. Kosame suffers from cancer and the doctor predicted that her lifespan would be six more months left. Heavily depressed by the statement, she began practicing self-harming by cutting along her wrist. Her emblem is the letter Q on the right side of her neck. She is nicknamed 'Mental Girl' by Rina because of her sudden insane personality that makes her obsessively want to cut herself, and needs to take medication to suppress it.
Sarina Shizukume (雫芽 さりな, Shizukume Sarina)
Voiced by: Haruka Yamazaki[3]
Sarina is the leader of a trio of bullies who have mercilessly tormented Aya since she transferred to their school as she sees her as a weak person. When one of her friends in the trio, Erika dies due to Aya's wand, she is immediately suspicious of her which leads to a threatening confrontation with a box cutter in the girls bathroom at school. Aya is saved by Tsuyuno who uses Sarina's cutter to slit her own throat while time is frozen. Sarina survives the wound and winds up at the same hospital that Rina was taken to. She soon learns that Aya and Tsuyuno were responsible for her injury, and overhears them talking about the existence of magical girls. Unlike other magical girls, Sarina later receives a wand directly from Nana (a magical girl website manager) in the form of a yo-yo with the emblem of an orange phi (Φ) that has the ability to slice objects in half. Her red hair fades to yellowish-orange and blood flows out of her ears when she uses her wand. She is then sent to complete Rina's mission of collecting wands. Sarina is allegedly killed by Nana in the third manga volume when she asks if being the sole survivor is worth it once the tempest is done. At the end of the fifth manga volume though, it is hinted that she may have survived. She partnered with Alice, and later teamed up with Aya and the rest of the magical girls in order to aid the destruction of the Magical Girl Site managers.
Kaname Asagiri (朝霧 要, Asagiri Kaname)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto[6]
Aya's older brother that abuses her every chance he gets when he's alone, usually by tying her up and punching her until she vomits. It is revealed that he abuses Aya as a stress outlet to deal with their father's high expectations of his son's academic performance, hitting him when he doesn't get perfect marks on tests and other assignments. He later becomes involved with magical girls when he discovers the Magical Girl Site on Aya's browser history and starts working together with Nana. After stealing Nijimi's wand and completely controls Nijimi's mind, he attacks Aya and the others while they are on a beach vacation. He is later abducted, tied up in a basement and sodomized by Detective Misumi.
Alice Maginuma (禍沼 アリス, Maginuma Arisu)
Alice is a magical girl who was chosen by Ni, saving Sarina from being shot by Nana. She is very knowledgeable about the magical girls, as she keeps complete data of all magical girls in her laptop and is quick in searching the information about the unfortunate girls who are potentially to be chosen as magical girls. She is the one who planned the mission to capture or assassinate the Magical Girl Site's managers. She likes recording the tragic events that happened to the magical girls with her smartphone, before rewinding time and saving them, using the videos as proof. Her wand is a flip phone with the ability to reverse time while her emblem is the Roman numeral IV, and her hair fades from lime green to purple when she uses it. Alice's mother committed suicide after giving birth to her while her father's whereabouts is unknown. She was sent to a foster home and was bullied there, before running away. It is later revealed that she is the younger sister of Detective Misumi.
Kiyoharu Suirenji (水蓮寺 清春, Suirenji Kiyoharu)
Voiced by: Eriko Matsui
A trans girl who attends the same school as Kosame. She was bullied at her school by the people who learned of her assigned gender. She has expressed her utter distaste for her peers to Kosame in private, and plans to exact vengeance to her bullies only after they had found happiness, just so she could feel the satisfaction of "throwing from paradise into hell." Her wand takes the form of a ring with the power to link directly within her target's sensory system to control their body and experience their senses remotely. Her emblem is the letter S. Blood flows out of her forehead and her blonde hair fades into purple when using her wand.
Takiguchi Asahi (滝口 あさひ, Asahi Takiguchi)
Voiced by: Lynn
Asahi Takiguchi is a seemingly popular and athletic girl that goes to a different school than Kosame's group, but received her wand from the same site. Her wand is a necklace that enables super human speed and strength. Her emblem is the letter H. Asahi's unfortunate background that caused her to be chosen as a magical girl is currently unknown.
Izumigamine Mikari (泉ヶ峰 みかり, Mikari Izumigamine)
Voiced by: Kaede Hondo
Mikari Izumigamine is an heiress from a seemingly rich family whose parents were murdered by a psychopath on a street. She is somewhat haughty and frequently abuses her butler Yamai out of entertainment, usually with her wand, a broomstick that enables flight. Her emblem is the letter V.
Ringa Sayuki (燐賀 紗雪, Sayuki Ringa)
Voiced by: M.A.O
Sayuki Ringa is the daughter of a yakuza, possessing great sword fighting and martial arts skills. Her wand is a katana that can slice through anything. It is later revealed that she was chosen as the magical girl while she was kidnapped and raped by members of a rival yakuza family before murdering her kidnappers with the wand she received. Her mother is currently in prison for taking the blame for her daughter's actions. Her emblem is the letter X.
The Website Managers
Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao[7] (Nana)
Voiced by: Aoi Yuuki (Nii)
Voiced by: Kizuna AI (Hachi)
Magical Girl Site has characters present in the story that are referred to as "website managers". Initially they give the girls their magical wands in order for them to kill each other in order to bring on the "tempest" that will end humanity. When the girls find out their plans though, they rebel against them causing the site managers to turn on the magical girls. While there are approximately eighteen site managers, only three have details known about them. The first one that makes an appearance is Nana (漆 Nana, lit. "Seven"), who gives Aya her magical wand. She wears a Catholic school jumper with a short sleeved collared shirt underneath, and has pigtails. Her face appears unnatural, and she speaks primarily in riddled rhymes. The wands she provides have small angel-esque wings and her emblems vary from simple shapes to Greek letters. Another site manager is named Ni (弐 Ni, lit. "Two"), she has a face that resembles a Hyotokko mask and gauze wrapped under her chin. The wands she provides have small skeletal wings and her emblems are Roman numerals. After being successfully defeated in an ambush, she was revealed to be a fallen magical girl named Shizuka Ochi (越智 沈果 Ochi Shizuka). However, Ni is later shown to have been "reborn" and has the ability to stop time, hinting that Yatsumura has become a site manager after using up her lifespan. The final detailed manager is named Hachi (捌 Hachi, lit. "Eight"), who like Nana has magical powers that include illusions. The wands she provides have bat-like wings and her emblems are the Roman alphabet.

Second Site Another series of events that simultaneously occur in the story, unofficially dubbed as "Second Site".

Kayo Komura (湖村 花夜, Komura Kayo)
Kayo is a bullied girl, first appearing in the manga's ninth volume. Her father murdered three boys that were suspected to have killed her younger sister, Airi. She is bullied by her classmate, Melissa, who always mentioned "the blood of a murderer flows through her veins". Her wand is a compact that allows copying of other magical girls' powers, which is limited to one time using only per copy, while her emblem is a sun. Her hair grows longer and fades from dark grey to orange. She was chosen as a magical girl and received her wand from Nana. Kayo is the original owner of the Slaughter Note, before Rina. With Sakura, she fakes her own death so the site managers do not kill their family and friends. Later, they team up with Asagiri to stop the managers and Tempest.
Sakura Sakaki (酒木 さくら, Sakaki Sakura)
Sakura is a short girl who is a classmate of Kayo. Her wand is a game controller that creates shockwaves while her emblem is an uppercase sigma (Σ). While using her wand, blood flows out of her navel, which she has bandaged. She is an otaku and aspires to become a manga artist. Sakura tells Kayo that Airi might have been murdered with a magical girl's wand due to the state of the body. She made a cameo appearance in the third episode of the anime. Alongside Kayo, they fake their deaths so the site managers do not kill their family and friends. After hearing about Aya's fight with the site managers, Kayo and her team up with Asagiri to stop them and Tempest.
Touko Arareya (霰矢 冬子, Arareya Touko)
Touko is an initially violent girl with a forked tongue and a wand shaped like a conductor's baton that creates explosions. Her emblem is an infinity (∞). She has murdered several magical girls before encountering Kayo. After their fight, her more playful side shows and she becomes allies with Kayo and Sakura. After pretending to be A,someone who had been giving out wands to unfortunate girls, she is shot in the head by Nana.


Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Ten volumes have been released as of May 2018.[8]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 March 7, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-253-22401-7February 21, 2017[10]ISBN 978-1-626924-76-5
2 September 8, 2014[11]ISBN 978-4-253-22402-4May 2, 2017[10]ISBN 978-1-626924-84-0
3 March 6, 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-253-22403-1August 1, 2017[10]ISBN 978-1-626925-16-8
4 November 6, 2015[13]ISBN 978-4-253-22404-8November 7, 2017[10]ISBN 978-1-626925-80-9
5 April 8, 2016[14]ISBN 978-4-253-22405-5February 13, 2018[10]ISBN 978-1-626926-90-5
6 September 8, 2016[15]ISBN 978-4-253-22406-2May 15, 2018[10]ISBN 978-1-626927-82-7
7 September 8, 2017[16]ISBN 978-4-253-22407-9September 25, 2018[10]ISBN 978-1-626928-97-8
8 January 5, 2018[17]ISBN 978-4-253-22408-6March 5, 2019[10]ISBN 978-1-626929-82-1
9 March 8, 2018[18]ISBN 978-4-253-22409-3May 28, 2019[10]ISBN 978-1-642750-82-9
10 May 8, 2018[19]ISBN 978-4-253-22410-9
11 August 8, 2018[20]ISBN 978-4-253-22411-6
12 November 8, 2018[21]ISBN 978-4-253-22412-3

Anime[edit]

On September 8, 2017, an anime television adaptation was announced on the seventh volume of the manga.[22] The series premiered on MBS, TBS and BS-TBS on April 7, 2018[a] and is directed by Tadahito Matsubayashi at production doA, with Takayo Ikami writing the scripts.[23][7] The series is streaming on Amazon Prime Video inside and outside of Japan.[3][24] Keiji Inai is composing the music. The idol unit i☆Ris is performing the opening theme song "Changing point", while Haruka Yamazaki is performing the ending theme song "Zenzen Tomodachi" (ゼンゼントモダチ).[6][7]

No. Title Original air date
1"Magical Girl Site"
"Mahō Shōjo Saito" (魔法少女サイト)
April 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)
In the future, at a railway as a train passes by, time suddenly time stops. Aya and Yatsumura appear. They see a site admin, frozen in time, in front of the train. Back to the present, Aya attempts to kill herself by walking in front of the train, but she stops herself. At school, she's bullied by three girls in her class. When going home, she visits a stray kitten living under a bridge she's taking care of. At home, she gets abused by her brother Kaname. Once he leaves, her computer lights up and the Mahou Shojo site appears on screen. After calling her unfortunate, it says it will give Aya a magical power, but she turns the computer off. The next day, Aya learns that the kitten was killed. At school, she finds a ‘toy gun’ with a heart barrel in her shoe locker. Afterwards, she's bullied by the three girls again, this time with the help of a guy named Shota who wants to rape her. Aya manages escape but Shota and Erika find her, and she shoots them with the toy gun and they seemingly disappear. Aya then hears screams. At the train station, Erika and Shota had been run over. Feeling guilty, Aya goes home and stays in her room. The following day after school, another one of the bullies, Sarina, attempts revenge at Aya. Sarina blames Aya for Erika’s and Shota’s death. When Sarina holds and is about to cut Aya’s tongue with a box cutter, time stops. Yatsumura enters the bathroom and slits Sarina’s throat with the cutter. She then asks Aya to come with her.
2"Tempest"
"Tenpesuto" (テンペスト)
April 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)
Yatsumura tells Aya she's also a magical girl and takes her home. She tells her that using her powers shortens her lifespan and that a "Magical Hunter" is killing magical girls to stole their magical artifacts, and that her friend Rina went missing while investigating him. She also stays all night in Aya's bedroom, protecting her from her brother's abuse. The next day, the Hunter attacks Aya, but Yatsumura convinces her to use her weapon. They discover where Aya's weapon has sent the Hunter and Yatsumura realizes the Hunter is Rina herself. She tells them that she's been killing other magical girls because she wants to survive to the end. Yatsumura forces her to explain, and Rin says that she met the website's manager who told her about a secret page with a countdown to an event called the Tempest, to happen on 07:23 August 11, that will destroy this world and open the door to a new one.
3"The Princess and the Poison Apple"
"Doku ringo to ohime-sama" (毒りんごとお姫さま)
April 21, 2018 (2018-04-21)
Rina has fallen into a coma. Aya gets the idea to find a magical girl who could heal her so she could tell them what she knows. Yatsumura finds her Slaughter Notebook, which has photos of other magical girls, and they realize one of them is Nijimi, an idol from the Inu Asobi group. Nijimi invites them to her home, when they discover her power is mind control and that her best friend, also a magical girl, was killed by Rina. Aya and Yatsumura go to visit Rina at the hospital, where Sarina overhears them talking about magical girls. Kaname, who's getting angsty by being unable to use his sister as punching bag, discovers the magical girl site on her browser's history.
4"The Successor and the Transfer Student"
"Kōkeisha to tenkōsei" (後継者と転校生)
April 28, 2018 (2018-04-28)
Magical girl website manager Nana gives Sarina a magical artifact so she can become the next Magical Hunter, following in Rina's footsteps. Yatsumura asks Aya why Sarina and her friends bully her, and Aya explains that is because her social shyness made her unable to thank Sarina for her help when she transferred to the school and Sarina got angry for it. Yatsumura tells Aya to stop blaming herself for it. Kaname thinks everyone else but him is trash, like his father who hits him when he doesn't get good enough grades. Sarina returns to school with revenge in mind. Nijimi temporary retires from music and transfers to Aya's school. After Yatsumura misses school, Aya goes to her apartment, where she discovers Yatsumura has a man prisoner. She explains that man killed her parents and promised to return to kill her when she was older. Once she got her magical artifact, she went after him in vengeance.
5"Revenge and Resolve"
"Fukushū to ketsui" (復讐と決意)
May 5, 2018 (2018-05-05)
Aya promises an injured Yatsumura that she'll never be alone anymore. Sarina appears and tells them that she told Nijimi where to find Rina. Sarina wants to kill them in revenge for Erica's death and the nasty scar on her neck, and attacks them, killing the assassin instead. At the hospital, Nijimi can't kill Rina because Yatsumura took the precaution of using two of the magical artifacts as protection, but it's taking a toll on her. Aya and Sarina fight, with Aya decided to protect Yatsumura at any cost. Yatsumura's building crashes down, and Aya saves Sarina despite all the nasty things she's said. Detective Misumi arrives to investigate as the rescue workers find Aya and Yatsumura injured but still alive amidst the ruins thanks to an artifact's protection field. Nijimi works out Aya and Yatsumura lied to her about Rina. She goes to Aya's home and meets Kaname. A new magical girl enter Rina's room.
6"Fake"
"Feiku" (フェイク)
May 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
Nijimi falls for Kaname at first sight, while an obsessed fan stalks her. Kaname plans on using her to discover more about the magical girl site. While Nana observes, Kosame heals Rina by cutting herself. They visit Aya and Yatsumura, which Kosame has also healed. Kosame reveals that's she's a magical girl from another site of the several that exist and that she wants their help. She shows them the hidden information about the Tempest, which speaks about a King who feeds on humanity's negative energy, and that only the girls who hand out to the website a magical artifact full of negative energy on the day of the Tempest will survive. After realizing they've been lied to, they agree to help Koname capture an administrator to find out the truth about the Tempest. The website administrators kill several girls who know too much. Later, Yatsumura thanks Aya for having given her another reason to live and Aya's parents agree to allow Yatsumura to stay.
7"Joint Strategy"
"Kyōtō senryaku" (共闘戦略)
May 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
Nijimi only agrees to help with the kidnapping if she can kill Rina first. Soon after, Rina appears in their class as a new transfer student, and Aya and Yatsumura have to act quickly to prevent Nijimi from killing her. Aya takes Nijimi's magical pants off and Yatsumura runs away and hides them. Aya, Yatsumura, Nijimi and Rina meet with the girls from the other magical site, Kosame, Kiyoharu, Asahi, Mikari and Sayuki. Nana warns Sarina to mind her own business. Rina also becomes a guest in Aya's house. Kosame calls Aya with disturbing news.
8"Last Summer"
"Saigo no natsu" (最後の夏)
May 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)
The girls go to spend a day in the beach to enjoy themselves a bit, though Aya is worried because Kosame told her Yatsumura doesn't have much life left. Kaname, who's been told the truth by Nijimi, follows them and steals Nijimi's magical pants from the beach's lockers. Nijimi thinks he stole them for her. Nijimi's obsessed fan is also there to kill Kaname for defiling "his" Nijimi, but Kaname uses the pants' magic to force him to kill himself. Aya sees him, but doesn't tell the other girls, though Kiyoharu reads it on her mind on the way back. Detective Misumi is on the case, and finds a photo of the stalker with Kaname's name on it. The website managers meet: their king needs more dark energy for the Tempest.
9"God Won't Abandon Me"
"Kami wa boku o mihanasanai" (神は僕を見離さない)
June 2, 2018 (2018-06-02)
The girls meet at Sayuki's home. Nijimi finds out Kaname is using the pants and sees his real self. He orders Nijimi to hang herself, but Asahi (controlled by Kiyoharu) saves her. However, due to a previous command, Nijimi tries to strangle Asahi, giving Kaname time to react and order Asahi to kill whoever controlling her. Asahi attacks Kiyoharu. Kosame tries to heal her, but when her blood isn't enough, Aya uses Kosame's magical artifact to save Kiyoharu. Kaname attacks the girls at Sayuki's house, with a controlled Nijimi in tow. Kiyoharu manages to overcome Kaname's magic and free Nijimi's mind. Nijimi realizes it's all her fault for falling for Kaname's deception and attacks him, but he strikes her with Sayuki's katana. Nijimi remembers how she got her artifact after her father hanged himself due of the money he owned to a loan shark. Nijimi attacks Kaname, severely injuring him in the neck with a broken crystal bottle. A mysterious invisible person stops him, but it's to late for Nijimi.
10"Breaking"
"Burekingu" (ブレキング)
June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)
Aya feels responsible for Nijimi's death. Yatsumura wonders who saved them and took Kaname away while they were unconscious. Detective Misumi is investigating Kaname's disappearance. Aya reacts and tries to find her magical artifact, but Sarina has it. The girls attend Nijimi's funeral. Aya appears and the building explodes. Misumi is revealed as Nana's co-conspirator and the one who took Kaname away. Nana thinks the girl's are dead, but Aya transported them away before the explosion. They realize it was a murder attempt by the website managers. Sarina is also there, having switched sides. Aya wants the girls to give her their artifacts because she doesn't wants anyone else getting hurt. The girls refuse and Yatsumura makes her see reason. Sarina gives their magical artifacts back. She reveals Nana ordered her to kill them, but she's fed up with their manipulations. Together they decide to destroy the Magical Girls Site.
11"The Rebel Girls"
"Hangyaku no shoujotachi" (反逆の少女たち)
June 15, 2018 (2018-06-15)
The girls ambush a manager when he comes to give a new girl her magical artifact. Aya, Yatsumura, Rina and Sarina kill the manager, who turns out to be a girl. On their way, Asahi, Sayuki and Kiyoharu are attacked by another manager. Kosame and Mikari arrive. Nana reveals herself, and Mikari leaves to help the other girls. Nana destroys Yatsumura's artifact, but Yatsumura protects the others with the barrier artifact, sacrificing herself in the process. On their side, the website managers welcome Yatsumura as a new candidate for manager.
12"We Are..."
"Watashitachiha…" (私たちは…)
June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
The managers reveal to Yatsumura that the King is the most miserable girl in the world, a sorceress that will change the world by causing the Tempest, a global storm that will erase evil from the world, but kill those unable to adapt, that is, most of humankind. Aya transports Rina, Sarina and Kosame away. Yatsumura is reborn as a manager candidate and attacks Aya with great strength. Rina and Kosame heal Sarina while Mikari rescues Sayuki, who then destroys the admin that attacked them. Aya manages to transport herself and Yatsumura to the beach where, risking her own life, is able to make Yatsumura remember their friendship. Aya and Yatsumura decide that they're not miserable and defeat Nana. All the magical girls survive. In his secret lair, Misumi sodomizes Kaname. To the managers, Aya and Yatsumura's actions have tarnished the King's will, by taking responsibility of the evil in people's hearts and claiming that past misfortunes are responsible for today's happiness. Aya and Yatsumura promise themselves that nobody will take their happiness away while the angry king wishes them more misfortune.

Reception[edit]

The English language version of Mahō Shōjo Saito (Magical Girl Site) has received various reviews from critics. Brittany Vincent from Japanator compared the series to Puella Magi Madoka Magica, calling the former "much darker". Vincent said that Magical Girl Site takes away everything someone may find dark about Madoka, and slices it "wide open" with its dark plot.[25]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The show lists April 6 at 26:55, which is after midnight on April 7, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (June 20, 2018). "Virtual Youtuber Fuji Aoi Makes Her Anime Voice Actress Debut in Magical Girl Site". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Magical Girl Site". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Magical Girl Site Anime Reveals Cast, Song Artists, April Debut". Anime News Network. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kentaro Sato. Magical Girl Site 2. Seven Seas Entertainment. pp. 176–177. ISBN 978-1626924840.
  5. ^ Kentaro Sato. Magical Girl Site 3. Seven Seas Entertainment. pp. 173–177. ISBN 978-1626925168.
  6. ^ a b "Magical Girl Site Anime's 1st Teaser Video Reveals More Cast, More Staff, Theme Song Artist". Anime News Network. February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Magical Girl Site Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 6 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Search results: Magical Girl Site". Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  9. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第1巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 1]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Magical Girl Site". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  11. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第2巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 2]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  12. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第3巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 3]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  13. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第4巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 4]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  14. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第5巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 5]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  15. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第6巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 6]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  16. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第7巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 7]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  17. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第8巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 8]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  18. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第9巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 9]. Amazon.com (in Japanese). Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  19. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第10巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 10]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  20. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第11巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 11]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  21. ^ 魔法少女サイト 第12巻 [Magical Girl Site Volume 12]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  22. ^ "Magical Girl Site Horror Manga Gets TV Anime in 2018". Anime News Network. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  23. ^ "Magical Girl Site Anime Reveals Staff, Spring 2018 Premiere". Anime News Network. November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  24. ^ "Magical Girl Site Anime to Have 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. January 6, 2018. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  25. ^ Brittany Vincent (October 31, 2013). "JapanaTerror 006: Mahou Shoujo Site". Japanator. Retrieved March 7, 2017.

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