Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6 Review

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6 Review

From Mother to Baby

Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6 is easily the worst episode of the series, so far. It didn’t have to be, though. The start of the episode was good. Why couldn’t we have gotten to see more of that battle?

Well, let’s go over what the episode was, unfortunately, actually about. Despite being the dumbest of the three magical girls, Haruka is the mother figure of the group. She’s always trying to take care of the other two. And, when Kaoruko points this out, Haruka lets it go to her head. She doubles down.

Who cares? Why does it matter that Haruka sees herself as a mother figure? It’s important because it contradicts how Korisu views her. Well, sort of. When Haruka and Korisu play together on the playground, Korisu probably sees Haruka as an older sister. However, that’s not how Nero Alice views Magia Magenta.

Magia Magenta as a baby from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6
Magia Magenta as a baby

To Nero Alice, Magia Magenta is a toy. She views Magia Magenta as a baby for her to play with. And, this is where the contradiction comes in. As much as Haruka wants to be seen as a mother or older sister, that may not be how she truly feels.

Think of Magia Magenta and Nero Alice like Magia Azure and Magia Baiser. Magia Azure realized she likes being bound thanks to Magia Baiser. And, like that, Magia Magenta seems to have realized she likes being babied thanks to Nero Alice.

As the series progresses, Haruka will likely continue trying to play the mother role. But, much like we’ve seen with Sayo, it’s going to be harder and harder for her to hide her true feelings. Kaoruko doesn’t seem to have a relationship like this with Kiwi, though. Instead, those two enjoy fighting with each other.

It’s Kink Shaming Time

The kink featured in Episode 6 is where I have to draw the line. Unless I’m forgetting something major, all the stuff we saw in the previous episodes is fine. There was bondage, exhibitionism, wax play, etc. That’s all fine.

I don’t care if anyone’s into that stuff. But, what we saw from Magia Magenta and Nero Alice in this episode goes beyond those other kinks. This is the first kink featured in the series that was uncomfortable to watch. This was not a pleasant viewing experience.

I understand that age play stuff like this isn’t about being attracted to the fantasized age. Nero Alice isn’t attracted to babies or anything like that. And, I recognize that’s also true for most people into this. But, that doesn’t make it any less weird. I’m still going to shame you for this kink.

Magia Magenta being defeated by Nero Alice from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6
Magia Magenta being defeated by Nero Alice

Let’s say the literal baby content wasn’t in this episode. Pretend that we got the same content, but with Magia Magenta looking the way she always does. That wouldn’t make it better, in my mind. I still find it weird to fetishize someone peeing in a diaper, regardless of age.

Now, this isn’t the first anime to include things like this. If you’ve seen Kiss x Sis, you may recall one of the supporting characters peeing herself a few times. That wasn’t as bad as this. But, even then, it’s not something I’m interested in.

What I’m worried about with Mahoako is that this could become more prominent. We’ve gotten quite a bit of bondage content thanks to Magia Baiser and Magia Azure. I hope this content with Nero Alice and Magia Magenta doesn’t follow suit. Let’s go back to the exhibitionist content with Magia Magenta, instead.

The Strongest and the Worst

In my Episode 5 review, I discussed how Nero Alice seems to be the strongest member of Enormita. Her ability is pretty overpowered. She can trap, control, and alter reality for her opponents and allies alike. And, there doesn’t seem to be anything they can do to prevent it.

Both last week and this week, we saw her use stuffed animals to bring her victims into her playhouse. But, we also saw that she was able to create the playhouse around Utena when she was sick. So, if Nero Alice gets close enough, you can’t even dodge her attack.

However, we’ve now seen that Nero Alice is likely going to use her immense power in the worst ways. It would be one thing if she had more of a support role. You know, like using her ability to create situations in which the other two villains can shine.

Nero Alice with a baby bottle from the anime series Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6
Nero Alice with a baby bottle

Remember how at the end of Episode 5, Korisu used her ability to lock Kiwi in a jail cell? Well, why can’t she trap Magia Azure in a BDSM dungeon with Magia Baiser? I’d much rather see Nero Alice’s ability used like that than how we saw it used in this episode.

There are so many ways in which her ability could make the series more interesting. She could create an arena for Leoparde and Magia Sulfur to fight in. Or she could create a school auditorium and have Magia Magenta go on stage nude.

Nero Alice’s ability could be used to complement what the other girls are all about. But, apparently, that’s not the timeline we live in. And we’re worse off because of it. There’s always a chance that this episode was a one-off, though. Maybe Nero Alice will listen to my ideas.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Gushing over Magical Girls Episode 6? Is being treated like a baby Haruka’s true kink rather than exhibitionism? If so, should we collectively shame her for that? And, how do you want to see Nero Alice use her overpowered ability?

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My review of Episode 7 is available now.

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