What’s the show? Magical Girl Ore Episode 1 & 2.
Or what? Or else!
Okay but seriously what’s the show about? It’s about aspiring idol Saki Uno, who swiftly learning that not only do magical girls (like in the anime sense) do exist, but her mother was one too and that in order to save her crush she must become one! She signs a contract with Kokoro her “cute” mascot, who’s actually a Yakuza brute and what ensues is madness and hilarity of the highest order as Saki’s magical girl form is actually a tall, muscular man adorned in a tight-fitting, pink uniform. Whom her crush, Mohiro (a popular and successful male idol) promptly falls for.
Seems like you summed it up pretty damn succinctly… So here’s the thing, this show is obviously a parody of magical girl anime, but it’s also so well written that it never feels like it’s taking cheap shots at the original subject matter. Also, this is very much a comedy, like I don’t think I’ve laughed so much during a new anime this year as much as I did when watching episode 1 of this show.
And the other characters? Yes, of course there’s Sakuyo, who is Saki’s best friend and fellow aspiring idol, she’s also Mohiro’s younger sister! And she also happens to have a crush on Sakuyo!
Ooohh~ things are getting complicated! And it’s about that time when these two first episodes end, and it’s a decent tease of what’s to come, I admit I am thoroughly intrigued to see where it goes from here!
Well, I know you don’t score individual episodes but what how do you recommend episode 1 and 2 of Magical Girl Ore? Easily, in fact there should be nothing to stop anyone from watching this show. Sure there’s a bit of homo-eroticism, and I’m not exactly sure how much it’s going to lean into it going forward but even if that’s not your thing I think this is a show that deserves a watch by even the most jaded and steadfast of anime fans. Great characters, great comedy and just a great time.
***Let me know in the comments what you think of this shortened review format, I’ll only be doing these for single episode reviews of the spring season, the normal 20 Question Reviews will still be posted for full season reviews***