Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12 Review

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12 Review

The Way Utena Uses Her Fingers

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12 was a good start to the post-Lord part of the series. But, there’s one thing I’m confused about. Where did Sister Gigant go? At the end of Episode 11, we saw her capture Lord Enorme for Venalita.

We then saw her, shrunk down, hiding on Venalita so the Enormita girls didn’t see her. Where is she now, though? Did nobody question that Sister Gigant disappeared? If she’s working with Venalita, why isn’t she a member of the new Enormita?

It looks like Venalita isn’t done with pulling the strings from the shadows. At some point, I’m expecting Sister Gigant to reappear. But, in what capacity? Will she be a member of some new villain group started by Venalita? Will she join the new Enormita? It’s weird that she disappeared on us.

Magia Azure reacting to Utena's magic touch from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12
Magia Azure reacting to Utena’s magic touch

Anyway, in this episode, Utena almost accidentally revealed her villain identity to Azure. She didn’t transform in front of Azure or anything. However, she gave Azure a massage that very quickly turned sexual. And, Azure noticed that the way Utena uses her fingers felt similar to something she’s felt before.

I’m not sure if Azure has connected the dots yet. She didn’t go so far as to accuse Utena of being Magia Baiser. But, let’s be honest. How many people have felt up Azure like that? It can’t be many. So, it shouldn’t be hard for her to put the pieces together.

Even if Azure doesn’t realize that Utena is Baiser, this act is still going to have an effect. Azure (Sayo) is Utena’s classmate. Utena doesn’t realize this because of the transformation magic. But, Sayo very much does. I can’t wait to see how she reacts to seeing Utena at school (hopefully next week).

Natsuna, Akiho, and Mifuyu

Episode 12 introduces three new characters: Natsuna, Akiho, and Mifuyu. These are Haruka Hanabishi’s younger sisters. They’re also triplets, so I’ll be calling them the Hanabishi Trio to make things easy. For now, these three are very minor characters. But, what about in the future?

Could we see more Hanabishi Trio content going forward?

Now, I know some of you are probably going to immediately say, “No.” This is an ecchi series. Surely, there’s no way we’re going to get content of these kids, right? Well, I’m not so sure about that.

The fact that Korisu exists in this series kind of goes against that line of thinking. Usually, we don’t see ecchi content involving Korisu– though, we did once. The very first time she transformed, we saw that uncensored. However, I’d expect the Hanabishi Trio to function more like Korisu after that.

Korisu playing with Haruka's younger sisters from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12
Korisu playing with Haruka’s younger sisters

But, what role would these three play? Do they actually bring anything to the series? As we saw them do in this episode, I could see them playing with Korisu in the future. Cute kids still count as fan service, even if it’s not ecchi fan service.

For example, we could see these three pretending to be the Tres Magia. And, if they do, Korisu would obviously play the role of Enormita. Their make-believe session could be a cute parallel to the actual battle of an episode. And, in fact, we kind of already saw that this week.

Before we got the fight between Korisu’s kaiju toy and a giant (mecha) Magenta, we got the make-believe version. The only difference here was who was playing each side. Korisu was playing as the mech and the Hanabishi Trio was playing as the kaiju. Either way, I could see more of this.

Kaiju Battle with Magia Magenta

The ecchi content involving Azure from the start of the episode was the best part of Episode 12. But, the Magenta content at the end was good, too. It brought back Magenta’s kink from earlier in the series.

When Loco Musica was introduced, it seemed like she was going to take over as the exhibitionist. However, the author of this series, in his infinite wisdom, thought, “Why should there only be one?” And, do you know what? He’s absolutely right. Why should there only be one exhibitionist?

As we saw, Alice wanted to try playing with her new toys for real. So, she turned her kaiju toy into a real kaiju and she turned Magenta into a giant to fight it. To Alice, this probably seemed like fun. But, Magenta didn’t view it that way — and the bystanders on the ground got a view of something else.

Magia Magenta turned into a giant by Nero Alice from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12
Magia Magenta turned into a giant by Nero Alice

What this fight really did, though, was illustrate to the Tres Magia how unserious Enormita is. There’s no way to spin this fight as being a serious attempt by Enormita to defeat the magical girls. Even Magenta — the dumb one — realizes that.

If Enormita wanted to win, why did Nero Alice turn Magenta into a giant? It’s clear that she did so because she wanted Magenta to help her act out a kaiju battle. Also, why were Baiser and Leoparde trying to strip Magenta while the battle was going on? To embarrass her.

With Baiser in charge of Enormita, these kinds of “attacks” are going to become more common. Yes, she always treated the magical girls this way. But, before, there was at least the illusion that Enormita was trying to win. That’s no longer there. It’s time for new villains.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 12? Do you think Azure realizes that Utena is Baiser? Are you expecting the Hanabishi Trio to become recurring characters going forward? And, should new villains get introduced in the final episode of the season?

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