Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5 Review

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5 Review

Welcome to Enormita, Morino Korisu

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5 introduced a third member of Enormita. As far as I know, Morino Korisu is the final member of the organization. But, my only evidence for that is that we only see her, Utena, and Kiwi in the OP and ED.

Let’s talk about this new girl. Who is she? Why and how did she join Enormita? How old is she compared to the others? And, in the next section, what’s her ability?

Who is Morino Korisu? She’s a young girl who doesn’t speak much. In fact, she only says two words in the entire episode: Trans Magia. As a young girl, Korisu also really likes stuffed animals and dolls. And, that’s important for a few reasons.

Korisu is an only child without friends and with a single mother who works full-time. So, her stuffed animals and dolls are her companions.

Morino Korisu holding Venalita from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5
Morino Korisu holding Venalita

When Korisu first saw Venalita, she was likely interested in Venalita’s appearance. He looks like a living stuffed animal. And, when Venalita invited her to join Enormita, Korisu saw it as a way to play with friends. She doesn’t seem twisted like Utena and Kiwi — she’s lonely.

Now, what about her age? We didn’t get this information in the anime. But, Korisu is 9 years old. That makes sense based on her appearance. However, this makes it pretty shocking that we still got a nude transformation of her. Just as with the other girls, it wasn’t censored.

Speaking of the other girls, how old are they? Again, I’m pretty sure their ages were never stated in the anime. But, I can tell you that Utena, Kiwi, and the Tres Magia are all 14 years old. They’re middle schoolers, which is typically the age range of magical girls.

Nero Alice in Wonderland

To understand Korisu’s ability, we first need to look at her villain name — Nero Alice. Nero Alice, and the title of Episode 5, are both obviously references to Alice in Wonderland. And, her ability kind of leans into that.

The first part of Nero Alice’s ability is that she can control her stuffed animals and dolls. We see her do this when she lures the Tres Magia into her trap. But, that’s not the main part of her ability. The main part is that she can trap people within her “playhouses.”

Again, we saw Nero Alice use this ability against the Tres Magia, and it was pretty effective. The magical girls couldn’t escape — though, we didn’t see Magia Sulfur try to bust down the door. But, that’s not all. Nero Alice can also control anyone she traps. And that’s very strong.

Morino "Nero Alice" Korisu from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5
Morino “Nero Alice” Korisu

We saw this controlling ability in action with Magia Magenta and Magia Sulfur. Nero Alice made them start to “play house” with Magia Azure. Magenta was the father, Sulfur was the baby, and Azure was the mother. And, since this is an ecchi anime, ecchi content ensued.

I wasn’t expecting Nero Alice’s ability to result in ecchi content, though. It doesn’t really make sense for it to. Why would this 9-year-old be making her “dolls” have a three-way? Especially considering Korisu’s personality, it doesn’t make sense.

On top of that, the ecchi content doesn’t even make sense in-universe. It’s not like the abilities of all the Enormita girls are ecchi. Leoparde’s ability isn’t. She doesn’t sexually assault the magical girls like Magia Baiser does. So, if Leoparde’s ability doesn’t result in ecchi content, why would Nero Alice’s?

To me, this only makes sense if it happened after Korisu witnessed Magia Baiser in action.

Nero Alice, the Strongest Villain

So, we know Nero Alice’s ability is strong. But, is she the strongest of the villains? Yes. Yes, she is. However, that doesn’t mean she’s unstoppable. She can’t use her ability for an unlimited amount of time. It uses up too much energy.

But, even with that caveat, if Enormita’s goal was actually to defeat the magical girls, Nero Alice could do it. She doesn’t need to trap Tres Magia within one of her playhouses for long if her goal is to kill them. And, in fact, she wouldn’t even need to be the one to do the dirty work.

She could trap the magical girls in a playhouse with someone like Leoparde. Then, Nero Alice could control the magical girls so that they couldn’t defend themselves. It’s as simple as that. In this situation, Leoparde would still have complete control over her own body.

Kiwi Araga in horny jail from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5
Kiwi Araga in horny jail

Something else that makes Nero Alice extremely strong is her ability’s versatility. We saw her trap Tres Magia and control two of them. We also saw her trap Kiwi at the end of the episode. But, what I’m more interested in is when she cured Utena of her cold.

It looks like whatever make-believe stuff happens within Nero Alice’s playhouse actually happens. If Nero Alice plays the role of a nurse and heals you, you’re actually healed. When you think of it that way, the biggest limit on her ability is her own imagination.

What if she decides to play house with you and has your character die in some accident? Well, based on what we saw, you would actually die. On the other side of things, what if you somehow lost an arm? Nero Alice could tape it back on and it would be as good as new.

Final Thoughts

There’s one last thing I want to mention about Episode 5. Did you notice the conversation Venalita was having when Korisu first encountered him? It seemed pretty suspicious, to me. I’m still thinking that he and Vatz are working together somehow. But, I also don’t know what their ultimate goal is yet — aside from watching Enormita and Tres Magia “fight.”

Anyway, what do you think about Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 5? Do you like Morino Korisu? How do you think Nero Alice compares to Magia Baiser and Leoparde? And, how do you feel about her age considering the content of this series? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 6 is available now.

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