Rory’s Reviews: Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara is a twelve-episode anime adaptation of the manga written by Sui Futami. The director of the anime was Kazuhiro Yoneda, and it was produced by the Pine Jam studio. The writers for the show were Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and Momoko Murakami, with music by Masato Nakayam, Elements Garden and F.M.F. Each episode has a total running time of four minutes, which includes the opening theme.
The title can be translated as ‘I’ve Had Enough of Being a Magical Girl’, though Crunchyroll doesn’t translate the title.

The story of Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara focuses on a girl called Yuzuka Hanami. Yuzuka meets Miton, the round winged creature in the image above, and gains the ability to transform into a magical girl. However, she ends up wearing a swimsuit when she transforms, much to her embarrassment.

There isn’t really much of a plot to Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara – Yuzuka becomes a magical girl, and then slice-of-life ensues more or less. She does have to deal with the whole transforming thing, but there’s nothing for her do as a magical girl.
Only one thing really happens per episode, which makes sense considering the length of the episodes. The characters are cute, but there isn’t much else going for it.

Aside from the whole magical girl thing, Yuzuka’s pretty much a normal girl. She studies diligently and cooks well, which surprises Miton – the other magical girls he’s known are more like… well, typical magical girl protagonists.
Miton is the mascot character, and somewhat perverted. Yuzuka is pretty distant from him, which makes sense considering the unfavourable situation he put her in.
Also appearing a few times over the course of the series is Yuzuka’s friend Chiya Sakagami. Chiya is Yuzuka’s ‘most important friend’, and she does not hide her loathing for Miton. She can come across as emotionless, but she is extremely fond of Yuzuka – and she’s definitely a fan of the swimsuit. The best episodes have Chiya present, usually completely shutting down Miton and his attempts to get close to Yuzuka.
There are a few other characters, but due to each episode’s short running time, their appearances are pretty limited.

There isn’t a whole lot more to say about Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara. It’s clearly meant to be a parody of the magical girl genre, but it feels as if it falls short. Transformations are played straight, so there’s that fanservice if you’re into that kind of thing. In terms of parody, Nurse Witch KOMUGI R does it a bit better, but there are definitely better magical girl anime out there.

Score: 5/10
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara exists. It doesn’t really do much, but fans of cute girls doing cute things might find something to like here. The short episodes also make it a series easy to get through really quickly.

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3 Responses to Rory’s Reviews: Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara

  1. cirno9fan says:

    I felt like the ending was kinda eh. Yuzuka already has a shinyuu you greedy pervert!

    Otherwise, I feel like they didn’t focus enough on the other characters. I’m pretty sure the manga does a better job of that, but this just focused too much on the Miton scenes. I’m not sure if they were trying to make us like him (didn’t work for me) or they just wanted to show off him getting attacked?

    Either way, this really needed to be handled better. Had some great potential but didn’t utilize it as well as it could.

  2. Rory says:

    Miton is pretty lame, of that there’s no doubt.
    It’s a shame it didn’t live up to its potential – it’s possible that this one could have worked better with longer episodes.

  3. Pingback: Rory’s Reviews: Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara Second Season | Rory Muses

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