Follow TV Tropes

Following

Manga / Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/77841_2.jpg
Advertisement:

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara (roughly translates to "I've Had Enough Of Being A Magical Girl") is a parody of the Magical Girl genre that began publication in 2015. An anime adaptation aired as part of the Winter 2016 Anime season, followed by a second season in Fall 2016.

One day, Yuzuka Hanami comes across a mysterious creature foraging in the garbage. The creature, calling itself Miton, tells Yuzuka she has the makings of a Magical Girl and grants her powerful magical abilities. The catch? Her magical girl outfit is a two-piece swimsuit. Even Miton doesn't know why this is (it's meant to be "best fit" the wearer, though he doesn't seem to mind), but Yuzuka is mortified. Thus begins her career as a magical girl...

The Anime has two seasons, and each episode is about four minutes long, and are available to watch on Crunchyroll.

Advertisement:


This series contains the following tropes:

  • Amusing Injuries: Basically anything that happens to Miton. He's been struck with frying pans, taped to a washing line and clawed at by cats, half-drowned, scalded, and goodness knows what else, but it's all Played for Laughs and never seems to do any lasting damage.
  • Animation Bump: Season 2's animation is far sharper, as well as more complex than Season 1's.
  • Bag of Holding: When transformed, Mafuyu gains a magic Santa sack that she can float in mid-air and can control the size of, allowing her to store as much or as little as she wants inside of it without physically carrying it. It's currently unknown there's a limit to what it can hold, or what happens to the contents once she de-transforms.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Both Yuzuka and Mafuyu during their respective transformation sequences. It's especially noticeable during Mafuyu's transformation, as her dress is almost the last thing to manifest, so she's left effectively "naked" for roughly 8 seconds.
  • Advertisement:
  • BFS: Yuzuka's dad wields one in In Season 2, Episode 9.
  • Beach Episode: Season 2, Episode 10, 11 and 12 all have the crew on a beach.
  • Bequeathed Power: A non-lethal variant. Mafuyu has stated that she intends to pass Pochi (and by extention, her powers) on to Chiya once she comes of age and retires.
  • Blessed with Suck: The central theme of the show. Yuzuka may be a Magical Girl with the power to create and control water, but her magical girl outfit is a swimsuit and her Mentor Mascot is somewhat of a pervert. She's quite understandably reluctant to transform at all, let alone in public.
  • Blush Sticker: Yuzuka has these almost permanently on her face. Miton gets these after eating food in episode 4, and laughing at Pochi in episode 9.
  • Butt-Monkey: Miton. To be fair, he brings it on himself most of the time.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Both girls transform by simply touching their bracelet and saying, "Transform!"
  • Call-Back:
    • Episode 10 has Miton callback to Episode 7 when the two suggest using clothes to hide her swimsuit, but as Miton points out, this did not go well in Episode 7, briefly leaving her pantsless. Season 2, Episode 1 also calls back to this moment.
    • Daiya mentions getting better at swimming in Season one, and learns to swim in the tenth episode of season 2.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Miton borders on this and an actual pervert. When Yuzuka tries to change into something other than her swimsuit costume in Episode 2, he does put on a blindfold, and only takes it off after mentoring to use her water powers.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Chiya gives off this sort of vibe when around Yuzuka. Especially if Miton is also around, in which case she occasionally veers towards outright Yandere.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Yuzuka and Chiya often show a lack of concern for Miton and are occasionally outright abusive towards him (particularly Chiya).
  • Covert Pervert: Chiya is this towards Yuzuka. After a glitch in her Transformation Sequence causes her swimsuit to fly off, Chiya is seen covertly stuffing Yuzuka's swimsuit top into her bag.
  • Crack Is Cheaper: Mafuyu's grandfather is an avid online gamer, and his bar is closed temporarily due to being part of an online guild.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Season 2, Episode 6 has Chiya wear a swimsuit underneath her actual clothes just in case Yuzuka also transformed, so the latter doesn't feel embaressed in a swimsuit.
  • Cursed With Awesome: Upside of being a magical girl is you get awesome powers, but the drawback is that you wear a swimsuit. Yuzuka takes issue with the latter part.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Pretty much the only time Chiya shows any kind of emotion other than disdain for Miton is when she's around Daiya.
    • In Episode 11 Yuzuka's mother squees loudly upon seeing Yuzuka transform into her swimsuit and excitedly examines it from all angles.
  • Embarrassing but Empowering Outfit: Yuzuka is not a fan of her outfit, even if it comes with magical powers.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Pochi hates being called Pochi and prefers to be called by her real name... which unfortunately is so long that everyone just calls her Pochi instead. The "embarrassing" part is hammered home when Miton laughs at the name Pochi twice.
  • Final Speech: Miton gives one in Episode 7 while Yuzuka is inadvertently drowning him. Instead of, you know, telling her that she's accidentally drowning him. He gets better.
  • Forced Kiss: Chiya does this to Miton and Pochi as punishment for bad mouther her behavior.
  • Foreshadowing: In Season 2, Episode 6, Mafuyu turns off the generator to save electricity, which was alluded to as the batteries for the air conditioning remote were removed.
  • Foil: Mafuyu is much less concerning to Pochi than Yuzuka is to Miton, and the latter constantly interrupts her. To be fair, Pchi doesn't help himself by going all Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness on various topics.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Yuzuka's father, to a very worrying degree.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Episode 2 has Yuzuka try and work out what powers she has, and Episode 5 has her attempt to control her water powers in the bath.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Yuzuka verges on this at times; it's even hinted at by the show's title.
  • Invisible to Normals: Miton can't be seen by most people, nor does he show up in photographs (as seen in Episode 8). The fact that Yuzuka can see him is what makes him realize that she has potential as a Magical Girl. Miton can also create magical barriers that make Yuzuka Invisible to Normals as well. Miton can choose to make himself visible, but this requires a large amount of magic, meaning Yuzuka has to transform first.
  • I See Dead People: Daiya can see and talk to ghosts. She acts as though this is a perfectly normal thing to do. Miton explains that it's a similar kind of magic to that used by magical girls. In prior episodes, she comes off as a Cloud Cuckoolander as she was talking to nobody from the view of everyone else.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Miton in Episode 7 doesn't know where her regular clothes go when Yuzuka transforms into her swimsuit. Chiya suggests trying wearing her clothes over her swimsuit, and then transforming, but her skirt does not play ball. Yuzuka attempts to transform back, but her swimsuit and regular panties fall off instead, much to her embarrassment.
  • Late for School: Discussed, but averted: Miton cites Yuzuka's ability to wake up and get to school on time as one of the reasons she's a very atypical magical girl.
  • Lethal Chef: According to Miton, being a Magical Girl usually means that they're bad at cooking. Yuzuka is actually quite good at cooking, much to his surprise.
  • Lens Flare Censor: Briefly used in Episode 7 after Yuzuka's panties fall off after an attempted transformation back into her regular clothes while said clothes were already being worn.
  • Making a Splash: This is Yuzuka's primary ability. According to Miton, the reason her outfit manifests as a swimsuit is so that it won't matter if she gets wet while using her powers: a regular Magical Girl outfit would get soaked quickly and would weigh her down.
  • The Masquerade: Discussed and ultimately enforced in Episode 6. Yuzuka wants to tell her father about Miton, but Miton claims that if normal people find out about him, he'll end up being captured by scientists and subjected to all kinds of horrible experiments. The pair compromise by bewitching Yuzuka's father so that he thinks Miton is a pet parrot, thus upholding The Masquerade while still letting him in on Miton's existence.
    • Averted in Episode 11 when Yuzuka's mother finds out about her transformation. Yuzuka decides that since her mother is a pretty carefree person, it's okay not to wipe her memory.
    • Gets broken in Series 2 Episode 11. Mafuyu and Yuzuka transform at a (seemingly empty) beach in order to rescue Daiya, but Miton and Pochi are too weak to sustain the barrier, and it turns out there are dozens of other people there...
  • Mentor Mascot: Yuzuka has Miton, a strange sort of bird creature, whereas Mafuyu has Pochi, a talking penguin.
  • Mundane Utility: There are no monsters for the girls to fight, so anything they use their magic for will inevitably be this trope. Season 2 has Yuzuka use her water powers to cooldown in both episode 1 and 6.
  • No Antagonist: Almost uniquely for a Magical Girl series; since all the world's monsters had already been defeated by other magical girls prior to the start of the series, Yuzuka has no-one to fight. Miton ultimately admits there wasn't really any point in making Yuzuka a magical girl in the first place.
    • Averted as of the end of Season 2, after a ghost drags Daiya underwater and tries to drown her, forcing Yuzuka to try and rescue her.
  • Oh, Crap!: Yuzuka's reaction after her mother see's her transform at the end of Episode 10.
  • Orgasmically Delicious: Miton in Episode 4 when he eats brand-name sirloin steak.
    'Miton: "Everything is right in the world"
  • Overly Long Name: Pochi begins to introduce herself in Episode 8 as "Pokenchiss Dil Prafsolaf-" before Mafuyu cuts her off, saying "Just call her Pochi". It's therefore entirely possible that Pochi's full name is even longer still. Pochi is clearly annoyed by it.
  • Parental Abandonment: Played for Laughs somewhat with Yuzuka's parents. Her dad works at his job so much that he rushes off first thing in the morning and doesn't arrive back until late at night (Miton is convinced he's being used as slave labour, and Yuzuka's flaskback of her father talking about slave workers corroborates this as his face suddenly changes to be deathly serious while claiming he loves working. Series 2 implies that he works that hard for his family's sake, and her mom rarely spends time at home. When Miton reassures her that she'll have his company from now on, Yuzuka retorts that she'd rather be alone.
  • Pixellation: The garbage in Episode 2, after Miton tells Yuzuka off for thinking that Garbage is his favorite food.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: The main reason Yuzuka feels she is Cursed With Awesome is because she's highly embarrassed at having to wear a swimsuit every time she transforms. It's Played for Laughs rather than being actual Fanservice (especially since Yuzuka is fourteen and looks about ten), but it still counts.
  • Reluctant Retiree: Mafuyu is rapidly approaching the mandatory retirement age for magical girls. She refuses to state what the retirement age is, but given that she's around 15, it should logically be 16 as Miton tells Yuzuka this.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: Downplayed, as Mafuyu's magical girl outfit is more cute-looking than outright sexy. Comes complete with a magic sack. Like Yuzuka's outfit, it comes off as cute rather than sexy, but its short length means it still counts.
  • Soap Punishment: Miton in Episode 2 after saying the word "fetish" in front of her, and we see a flashback of Yuzuka washing Milton for this reason. Yuzuka warns him that looking at her panties again will also involve this punishment later on the episode. Miton is subject to it again in Episode 10 after suggesting Yuzuka go round naked as her costume.
  • Something Completely Different: Yuzuka's father has a Dream Sequence of the girls fighting the evils of...the Labor Standards Inspector...as a giant golem. Even he gets a role, weilding a massive sword that takes the golem down.
  • Title Drop: Happens once an episode, as the title is a quote from the show (often said by Miton).
  • Transformation Sequence: Naturally. It's a little shorter than in most magical girl anime due to the compressed episode length, only lasting around 15-20 seconds.
  • Transformation Trinket: Yuzuka and Mafuyu each have a bracelet that they use to transform.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Played for Laughs in one episode in which Yuzuka and Chiya are walking to school; after twenty seconds of normal conversation, Chiya casually asks what the deal is with Miton, revealing that she'd been able to see him the whole time.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: In Episode 7, Yuzuka tries to transform in such a way that her normal clothes will stay on, over the top of her swimsuit. However, her Transformation Trinket is only able to handle so many clothes at once: while her top half remains fully-clothed, her bottom half is left in just the swimsuit bottoms, and when she tries to transform back, the swimsuit (and her panties) fly off, leaving her exposed and highly embarrassed.
  • Weirdness Censor: Miton is capable of creating a barrier that prevents anyone else from hearing his conversations with Yuzuka. He can also use magic to alter people's memories so they think he's just an ordinary animal: he fools Yuzuka's father into thinking he's a pet parrot. The barrier fails in Series 2 Episode 11, just as Yuzuka and Mafuyu transform to try and rescue Daiya.
  • World Building: Parodied. In Season 2, Episode 9, Miton tries to explain what their world looks like, and basically parodies the The Hobbit films, saying that a fleet of Miton-esque creatures were all sent to find a bracelet on top of a mountain, and Miton is the only one that survived. Pochi says all of what he said was a lie, and their world is much more advanced and civilised.
  • The Workaholic: Yuzuka's father is an exaggerated example Played for Laughs. In one episode, after Miton's magic restores his stamina, he claims he feels like he could work for 200 hours straight—and judging from Yuzuka's reaction, he might actually mean it. In another, he claims that he hasn't taken time off to be with his family in over five years.
  • You Can See Me?: This is one of the first things Miton says to Yuzuka. Since he's Invisible to Normals, the fact that she can see him marks her out as a potential magical girl. He says something similar to Chiya after she reveals she can see him as well.

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report