How misfortunate... How misfortunate... And so I will grant you... Magical Power
A relatively new manga by Sato Kentaro, who brought you Mahou Shoujo of the End
Aya Asagiri is a very misfortunate
girl. Every day she is viciously bullied at school, only to come home and get beaten up by her older brother, Kaname. After a praticulary vicious day, an image of a strange girl shows up on her computer and offers her 'Magical Power'. Before she knows what she is doing, she clicks yes. The next day a pink, toy looking gun shows up in her school locker. It isn't too long before she has to use it, with bloody results...
Watching from the shadows is Aya's mysterious classmate Yatsumura Tsuyuno. She claims to want Aya as an ally, but can she be trusted?
Expect more chaos to ensue.
Tropes depicted in this work
- Art-Style Dissonance: Has a very cutesy art style. But there's so much blood...
- Attempted Rape: Sarina and her Gang Of Bullies try to set up an older classmate to 'take Aya's first time'. It ends badly for him.
- Big Brother Bully: Kaname, who relieves stress over studying by punching and strangling Aya.
- TheBullies: Sarina and her two goons, Erika and Kawano.
- Cast From Life Span: Every time a magical girl uses her stick, her life span is shortened. This leads to Shioi having the organs of a 70-year-old.
- Dark Magical Girl: Shioi, and possibly Yatsumura.
- Education Papa: Aya and Kaname's father does voice his opinion about wanting Kaname to suceed, but so far his behavior does nothing to justify Kaname treatment of Aya at all.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Each magical girl is represented by a shape. Whenever she uses her powers, her pupils will change into that shape; in addition, the shape will also appear as a "gauge" on her arm that lets her know how much magic she can use until her lifespan finally runs out.
- Aya: Hearts
- Yatsumura: Crescent moons
- Shioi: Stars note
- Fragile Flower: Due to being constantly bullied and abused, Aya is almost always cowering and whimpering nervously.
- Idol Singer: Nijimi Anazawa, another magical girl, is this.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Sarina, Kawano and Erika spend the first chapter making Aya's life a living hell. Erika and the guy she tried to have rape Aya end up run over by a train after Aya defends herself. Sarina ends up slashing her own throat when Yatsumura intervenes in her attack on Aya. Kawano believes that Aya cursed all of them for bullying her and is paranoid that she is next.
- Magic Wand: All magical girls have "sticks" that they use to wield their powers. They can take the form of a gun, a camera, a phone, a hammer, etc.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Yatsumura
''Disgusting people. Snide people. People you hate. Annoying people. People who break the law. People who jeer at others. Violent people. Overly proud people. People who have no sense of morality. People who trouble others. People who hurt others for their own desires. People who threaten others. Once you become aware of others harming you, you should just eliminate them all.
- Nightmare Face
- Powers in the First Episode: At the end of the first chapter, Aya demonstrates her teleporting ability.
- Psychic Nosebleed: Because using magical powers shortens one's lifespan, this almost always happens after a magical girl uses her powers.
- Time Master / Time Stands Still: Yatsumura's stick has the ability to freeze time.