T(a)LK — Mahou Shoujo Site, Episode 2: The gun is a stick

TPAB goes off his rocker with Madoka comparisons.

Hey guys, how are y’all doing? Hope you had a fine weekend; and if not, well fret not! TPAB, Myself, and Keiko are back again with another round of T(a)LKs for you guys to help you kickstart this week (hopefully!)

As this is a new thing allow me again to reiterate that this is a series wherein we three just… talk (xD) about shows we picked from the Spring 2018 lineup, with my choice of course being Mahou Shoujo Site; which, just had its second episode.

What new developments await the unlikely trio that is us?



Leap
(๑°o°๑)

Okay, so I was fully prepared to apologize again, but this episode… wasn’t really that bad. At the very least, it was better than last week’s, no doubt.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
Glad to see you warming up to it.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Agreed. It wasn’t as bad as last week but it did feel like a huge info dump to me.


Leap
(° o°)!
Huh. Was it an infordump?


Keiko
(´・×・`)
Not really. It just felt that way. I guess it was probably because of how much happened.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
At least the story is finally taking shape. I like it, as always
Super similar to Madoka though. The comparison feels blatant


Keiko
(;¬_¬)
True say.
Really? I wouldn’t know; I’ve never watched Madoka…


Leap
(;¬_¬)
Again, even I don’t think Madoka’s that original anyways.



TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )
But Madoka is influential. This show kinda proves that
A Walpurgis Night? really?
Aw, Cakes (Keiko), Madoka is really popular though. I’m surprised you haven’t seen it yet


Leap
( ^o^);;

We’re jumping the gun here, but I’d like to go back to this point of yours later.


Keiko
(¬з¬)
I don’t know lol I just haven’t gotten around to watching it yet


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
And i think this’ll be the downfall of the show, for me, at least —
that it won’t stack up to Madoka.


Leap
(’へ’)
Just by making the comparison you’re already undervaluing the show though, or every other dark magical girl show in that regard.


TPAB
( ー̀εー́ )
The show itself is kinda sticking to Madoka though


Leap
(¬з¬)
I respectfully disagree for now



Keiko
(^o^ );;
I have no clue what this show is going to be about,
but it’s a shame if it’s already fallen for the comparison trap.


Leap
( ^o^);;
It is, shame for the genre really, more than anything


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
True. I feel like everything in the genre is compared to Madoka.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
It’s unavoidable, yeah
Madoka did it too good, that’s the problem.


Leap
(°ㅂ° ╬)
But anyway, this isn’t a Madoka talk.


TPAB
(๑≧౪≦)
Madoka will be brought back up again, for sure.


Leap
(°ㅂ° ╬)
By you. For sure.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
True.


TPAB
o(^▽^)o
Yup. I’m patiently waiting for the Mami character.
But anyways, how was the episode for you guys?


Keiko
(^_^)
It was alright with the murderer and the introduction of Tempest. The murderer part got resolved really quickly though. I guess she won’t be much of a threat now?



Leap
( ^o^);;
With the way this kind of stuff goes, she’s gonna be part of the regular cast now.


Keiko
(゚o゚〃)
I can see that happening…


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
The whole magical hunter thing was resolved pretty fast, yeah.
Though i guess the show has bigger things to focus on…


Keiko
( ˙ ¯ ˙)._.)”
Yup — this Tempest thing


TPAB
o(^▽^)o
i think the Magical Site stuff too will also be important.


Leap
;;(^o^ )
I mean, it’s the show’s title, but I get your point.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Hahaha true


TPAB
( ー̀εー́ )
I kinda like for the Site to remain mysterious, yknow since not knowing is part of the fun.


Keiko
(꒪⌓꒪)
Yeah the mystery of the site makes it intriguing.


Leap
(´・×・`)
I like how they introduced rules to the site though, and, to everything really.


Keiko
( ˙ ¯ ˙)._.)”
Yeah the rules were introduced pretty well.


Leap
( ^o^);;
Ah, I mean, just the fact that they introduced rules was what I liked, as opposed to everything just happening randomly while we’re in the dark to what’s going on.



Keiko
(๑ˊ▵ॢˋ̥๑)
True, but they were more like guidelines than actual rules.
I liked how the heart tattoo thing is their lifeline though. That was interesting,


TPAB
(*゚ロ゚)
The heart thing confused me.
Does 1 weapon = 1 heart? I’m also surprised you can use other girls’ weapons.


Leap
(๑°o°๑)
Yeah, the heart is independent of the weapon I think…


Keiko
w(°o°)w

Yeah I didn’t get that part.
It seems independent of the weapon but I don’t know either.


Leap
( ^o^);;
I mean, it would explain why glasses girl doesn’t have like 10 hearts on her arm or something.


TPAB
(*゚ロ゚)

Constant usage of the weapons will kill you…
So multiple weapons used concurrently has the same effect, but multiplied?


Leap
;;(^o^ )
The way it looked to me was they can only use ’em one at a time — y’know how their pupil’s shapes change and stuff whenever they use a weapon. I think it ties in to that.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
True. They have changes that match the weapon so it makes sense if they can only use ’em one at a time..


TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )
Yeah, but it’s still 1 girl = 1 life, so 1 heart mark?


Leap
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
sounds about right.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Yeah I think that’s how it would work.



TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )
Eh. I think it’ll be clear in further episodes.
Olay, so flat-chest’s strategy is actually stupid then? Collect weapons to kill you faster?


Leap
(´・×・`)
We don’t know her end game though so it’s hard to say.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
She wants to last the Tempest by using multiple weapons that’ll risk her dying early?
I dunno, she’s cute — not her big breasted disguise though…


Leap
o(≧∇≦o)
I was about to say, “maybe she’s saving the girls”, but yeah, no, she has to kill them to get their sticks.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Maybe she has a plan or something? But yeah it’s definitely a confusing one because I don’t really see how having all those sticks will save her


TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂლ )
Maybe you also steal their Heart Meter or something?
Do you think you have to kill a girl first to use her stick?


Leap
(・o・’*)
Probably, maybe the heart marks are like a proof of ownership thing
Like, when you lose it, the weapon becomes up for grabs.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Maybe. That would make a lot of sense.


TPAB
(¬ε ლ)
I guess it makes her plan doable if that’s the case.


Leap
(๑°o°๑)
Whatever that plan is, yep.
I will say though that  it did surprise me how many magical girls there apparently are.
I’m guessing they’re all bullied too or something.


TPAB
( ノ◇≦)
Actually, yeah, why kill the girls? Why not just team up with them?



Keiko
(゚o゚〃)
True I didn’t realise there were that many magical girls.
Good question…. I guess it doesn’t work if they all work together?
Because the power wouldn’t be concetrated on one person or something?


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
I guess if we know what that tempest thing is really about itd all make sense.
I’m sorry. I hone in on details sometimes, and a lot is missing on her plan for me


Leap
(≧∇≦*)
There’s also the fact that other than our main character here (….oh dear, what’s her name?), the rest of the girls appear to be fairly out for blood for some reason.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
We’ll find out sooner or later what the tempest is
Yeah that’s true. I wonder why that is? Does having the stick make then more likely to get revenge on others because they know they’ll go unpunished?


Leap
( ノ◇≦)
The justification is hilariously sound too.
“The police won’t believe it’s magic, so we’re cool” — basically, lol


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Yeah that was funny. Like nobody’s going to know so it’s fine.


TPAB
(꒪⌓꒪)
… I think the ED is about the Tempest.
Something about monsters attacking, so those sperm cells stand for something, huh


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Maybe. That would make sense.



Leap
;;(^o^ )
You’re going off on this “Tempest” thing I notice xD


TPAB
(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻
Walpurigs Night!!!
The show provides the info, and I process it.


Leap
┬─┬ノ(ಠ_ಠノ)
Well, “info”, they just kinfa threw that onr out there out of nowhere.
Not really all that informative.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
Hence, they provide, and process it.
Really, I’m also just captivated by that ED.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Hahaha the Tempest is interesting more so since it was randomly thrown in.
Really? I don’t really like the ED so I’m just skipping it now that I’ve seen it once.


Leap
( ^o^);;
I was curious about the unit of the countdown though if anything. It was in hours right?
I just listen to it on the background while I tab out, haha


Keiko
q(^-^q)
Yeah lol I think it was in hours


TPAB
o(^▽^)o
The ED looks like if Claris decided to do a suicide video or something.


Leap
щ(ºДºщ)
How dare you.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
But I like it.
Claris should do one.
What do you guys think of Homura? I mean, the blonde girl, forgot her name.


Leap
(°ㅂ° ╬)
Can’t really start making Madoka references here as only half of me and Keiko would get it, but I think she’s cool. She wants that teleporting power though.


Keiko
(〃´o`)=3

Yeah, she seems alright.


TPAB
( ̄▽ ̄)ノ
I’m sorry Keiko. Madoka is just too good not to bring up.


Leap
(シ_ _)シ
I’m sorry for him, Keiko.


Keiko
ヾ(・ω・。)シ
Hahaha it’s fine lol



TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )

I won’t be surprised to find out she used to a more timid kind of girl as the main character to a random flashback. Hahaha!


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
It would be interesting to see how she’d chnaged lol.


TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )
She does want the teleport power, but she’s apparently not killing for now>
She also didn’t kill the girl she slashed throat, right?


Keiko
(´・×・`)
Yeah maybe she’s just being cautious for now.


Leap
(ノ◇≦。)
Third girl got guilt-tripped so hard though.
You guys think she’ll become a magical girl too, like, out of spite?


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
True true.
It’s possible because now she’s pretty much alienated from everyone else and has expereinced traumatic events so it’s possible.


TPAB
(*´▽`*)
Yeah, it could happen. I just wanna see her die too because I’m a completionist like that.


Leap
(≧▽≦*)
But the second girl didn’t die! (yet!)


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Yeah she’s still alive and all of this is probably getting to her



TPAB
( ノ◇≦)
A cut to the throat is good enough though right?
I wanna see something awful done to her too. Kinda bummed big bro didn’t eat it like these girls did. Love his meme face though. WTF was that?


Keiko
“(>ლ)”
Hahaha yeah that was super wierd


Leap
(/ v^、)
They needed to put a joke in there somewhere, haha!


TPAB
( ノ◇≦)
He stands infront of the room with a rope and a glorious face. Hahaha!
Do you guys think he’ll die?


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Hahaha exactly lol
If he does then it doesn’t look to be any time soon.


TPAB
( ノ◇≦)
Ii love him doing the preview though
Bakugo should do the same in BokuAca. Haha!


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Hahahah that’s possible with his personality


Leap
(´・×・`)
I think…
He’ll become like a Site Admin Proxy or something down the road


TPAB
(。・o・。)
It is possible…
Since he didn’t die here, maybe he’s being saved for something special, lol


Leap
(˘ω˘ ≡ ˘ω˘)
Yeah, like that one guy in Bokurano, am I right?


TPAB
(*≧▽≦)
lol, Which one?
And you call me out for my Madoka references.


Leap
;;(^o^ )
Didn’t one of the guys become like a second dungbeetle or whatever he was called? lol


Keiko
(๑ˊ▵ॢˋ̥๑)
Once again I have no clue what you’re talking about lol


TPAB
(。・o・。)
Ah. Oh yeeeah. It’d be brilliant is that does happen.


Leap
(シ_ _)シ
It’s an older show so I gambled that you’d know it. Sorry Keiko.


Keiko
d(^-^b)
It’s alright lol



TPAB
( ノ◇≦)
BTW, in the OP, they flashed the “sticks”, and I swear one of them is underwear, lol


Leap
(≧▽≦*)
It was yep


TPAB
(/ ‘з’)/
I’m excited for that one.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Yeah hahaha that’s a weird one
Of course you are lol


Leap
;;(^o^ )
I mean, you are the “pantless anime blogger”


Keiko
Σ(>w<;)
Exactly lol


TPAB
( ノ◇≦)
It just looks so stupid, like what- how even? Haha!
A lot of panty shots to come out of this, for sure.
There were a lot of sticks too, so i guess there’ll be a lot of characters introduced later on.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Yeah I’m guessing there’s going to be a lot of characters in this show.


Leap
( ^o^);;
Looks like we’re just about ready to be introduced to another girl based on the last couple of minutes of the episode too.


TPAB
(° o°)!
She was in this episode, right?
One of the dog play girls? Haha!


Keiko
(´・×・`)
Yeah…. she’s hellbent on killing
Yeah I think she was on the poster, can’t be sure though


Leap
(꒪⌓꒪)
Good eye, you two.



TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
The green haired girl is in the OP
I dunno, I just like the soundtrack for this anime — why I pay attention.


Leap
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
The idol group that did the OP is pretty good yeah.


TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )
i think the anime also lazily took scenes from the show itself for the OP montage.


Leap
;;(^o^ )
That happens in a lot of anime though.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
It does feel that way but it’s pretty normal.


TPAB
(° o°)!
Is taking scenes straight ouf the show a norm now? I like it when anime puts effort in making good OP montages, lol


Leap
;;(^o^ )
It’s a thing with smaller production companies I think.


Keiko
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Yeah there’s a lot of shows out there with OPs like this.


Leap
“(._.(˙ ¯ ˙ )
Saves them money since the norm would be having a different team of animators work on the opening sequence.


TPAB
(✿´ ꒳ ` )
Yyeah, OP used to be an art for directors to show off, lol.
BTW, sorry this is long, lol. I liked the episode alot.
So what was your counterpoint to the show being Madoka like?



Leap
(´・×・`)
It’s not so much a counterpoint as it is what you’re doing now — that we have to treat every other dark magical girl show as “Madoka like” now apparently, when again, Madoka wasn’t even the first darker themed magical girl


TPAB
( ^o^);;
Ah, I guess it is unfair to compare, but I also know I’m not the only one doing it; plus, again, it feels blatant. Homura, Walpurigs Night, a timid main…
But yeah, I’ll stop it. sorry Cakes.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
It’s alright


TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂ・᷅ )
I will throw a sh*tstorm though if time travel is part of this anime. Haha! I don’t think it will, but i have a gut feeling it might.


Leap
;;(^o^ )
We already have time stopping so eyy you never know.


TPAB
(° o°)!
Oh gawd, you’re right.


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Yeah hahaha it could happen


Leap
(˘ω˘ ≡ ˘ω˘)
Well, you guys ready to call it a night for Mahou Shoujo Site this week?


Keiko
(≧∇≦*)
Yeah lol I think I am


TPAB
o(^▽^)o
Yeah, I’m good. This episode gets a 7/10 for me.


Leap
;;(^o^ )
I’ll give it, like, 7 sticks out of 10 too.


Keiko
(・o・。 )
Oh wow we all agree lol I’d give it a 7 too lol


TPAB
(。・o・。)
I really am surprised you guys liked it!


Leap
;;(^o^ )
it got better in hindsight after seeing this week’s Devil’s Line to be honest.


Keiko
(;¬_¬)
Well this episode was much better compared to the last one and there some interesting developemnts here. That’s true… compared to Devil’s Line this is way better right now.


TPAB
( ・᷄ㅂლ )
Oh yeah, I’m starting to sour on that show too. Haha!


Leap
( ^o^);;
Well, MHA before our main event then?


Keiko
d(^-^b)
Yup! Time for a good show!


Leap
( ゜ω゜ )ゝ
Take it away TPAB!


Well, I got my Suzuki Aina episode — and she DID NOT disappoint :3

Watch me drop some masterfully subtle hints of some mildly important Boku no Hero Academia happenings over at TPAB’s Blog, as the two try to piece together the upcoming arc while I sit back and see ’em work

See us guffaw at the amazing dialogue of Devil’s Line at Keiko’s place while we try to forget the fact that we have to watch this masterpiece of a show again next week.

How were this week’s episode of Spring anime for ya?
Lemme know in the comments section below~!!

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7 thoughts on “T(a)LK — Mahou Shoujo Site, Episode 2: The gun is a stick

  1. Yeah, it is nice to see things get a bit more of a set up so it isn’t as confusing. I admit it would be a nice moment if she stood up to her brother on her own.

    • Heya kimchi~!!
      I’d love it if they went all out with the rules a la Mirai Nikki or something. Would totally redeem the viewing experience so far.
      As for the brother, he’s bound to get his come-uppins for sure.

  2. Hard not to throw in any Madoka references…
    Ah, and Claris’ suicide video…now I don’t even know how to feel about that ED (not that it wasn’t weird before).

  3. Pingback: T(a)LK: Devils Line ep 2 – Keiko's Anime Blog

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