When I first heard about the Magical Girl Site: Complete Collection Blu-ray set, I instantly thought it was going to be some cutesy, bubbly fun anime series that pokes at shows such as Sailor Moon and the like. Boy was I wrong and then some as this dark series is the complete opposite of that and will make you think twice about the term “Magical Girl”.
Enter the life of Aya Asagiri, a young girl that’s trying to make it through life and school as best as she can. The problem with this is that her brother beats the mess out of her at home and she’s constantly teased and bullied at school. Just when she’s about to give up and contemplate suicide, a disturbing looking person on a strange website appears on her computer and tells her they will grant her magical abilities. When she goes to school the next day, there’s a strange looking gun in her locker which she uses on the bullies after they push her to the limit.
The gun makes them disappear, but the bullies are teleported somewhere and are killed by a train. Aya doesn’t know what to do or how to feel at this point, but thankfully another girl at her school, Tsuyuno Yatsumura, also has a magic weapon and quickly becomes friends with Aya. Now the two of them are looking to find out who or what gave them these powers while also doing their best to keep them hidden, and also look into why there’s a countdown timer on the strange website that gave them their abilities.
If that’s not enough to pull you into this series, I don’t know what will. Well maybe add in the fact that the girls come across even more young ladies with magic weapons as well as some that are hunting them down to steal their powers for themselves. As soon as I got into the show, I had to binge watch it to see how it turns out. To say it’s a doozy is an understatement.
Sentai always does a great job making sure their releases look and sound great on Blu-ray, and this series is no exception. To top things off, there’s some pretty cool special features with music videos for the songs “Believe Again” and “Only Look at Me” with behind the scenes extras that go into the making of those two videos.
If you’ve always wanted a dark and violent spin on the magical girl genre, go ahead and access the Magical Girl Site: Complete Collection. A gripping mystery along with cool characters and the struggles they go through with and without their abilities makes for a binge worthy show that will hopefully get another season.