Thoughts on Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Volume 7

The seventh volume of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka sees Rapture and War Nurse travel to the Ukraine. Unfortunately for Kurumi, the pair won’t have any time to enjoy a romantic foreign city as there is a mission to carry out.
This volume contains chapters twenty-seven through to thirty.

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Volume 7

Front cover of the seventh volume of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, featuring Nazani

Asuka and her allies deploy in the Ukraine for a secret mission… only to run headlong into an ambush! What’s more, their enemies are a pair of very familiar faces. Why would Tamara and Peipei turn on their old comrades? It’s a clash between the strongest soldiers in the world, while Makino works behind the scenes to discover the true goal of the villainous Babel Brigade.

Most of this volume of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka is set in the Ukraine, where enemies have been operating and magical girls are required to help deal with that particular threat.
It is not just Rapture and War Nurse who are dispatched; Just Cause Mia is, as well, and she is first to discover the identity of their enemies – and it is not something she is happy to discover.

There is plenty of action going on in this volume as battles erupt in Ukraine. As magical girls clash with other magical girls and military forces, there are also things happening in other parts of the world that tie in to what is going on in Ukraine.

I’m getting ahead of myself, though. This volume begins with two certain magical girls and their gainful new employment. Maybe they’ll be given something to do in Ukraine later on, but for now they are just put aside in favour of the main plot.

As for the action, it seems that War Nurse might be succumbing to something of a pattern when it comes to combat… maybe one day she’ll fight a foe she’ll defeat without any trouble, but I can forgive her when you take into consideration who her enemy is this time around.
It becomes pretty evident why these particular people are enemies in this volume, though that is something Asuka herself manages to at least get an idea of.
Also seems like military advisor Naoya Tamura had quite a bit to do with this particular volume, as we’ve got tanks, helicopters and various army roles that all get a text box explaining what they are. We could have had just attack helicopters, but instead we know they are specifically Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters. I can appreciate that level of attention to detail.

Some pretty great stuff going on in this volume, and that is only the warm up for what is to come. No long-winded flashbacks here; just pure action as a veteran magical girl faces an enemy she would have never expected.

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