Whoever decided to continue on this twisted journey with me I salute you. People who could not handle the hurt need not feel bad at all. This show ain’t for everyone. The premiere made that clear.
When we last left Aya she was about to be scarred by the butthurt bullies who for some reason felt wronged by the loss of their douchey buddies. Luckily she was saved by Tsuyuno who deemed it the time to introduce herself to Aya. We’ll get back to the bullies in a bit.
As Aya followed Tsuyuno she explained her stick/wand (Whichever you prefer)’s ability to stop time for everyone but the ones names Tsuyuno has saved in her magic phone. She told Aya about her magic pistol’s power to teleport people. More on that later. Aya felt guilty for essentially killing the two bullies but Tsuyuno said scum like them deserve to be killed, especially ones who attack her. Tsuyuno listing all the sorts of scum who should be axed was nice. Great job seiyu. Aya would later wonder what could have happened to Tsuyuno to make her hate humanity so much. Girl, humanity as a whole already sucks. You don’t really need a traumatic experience to look at other people in a negative light.
When the two were far away enough from being suspected of anything Tsuyuno restarted time and the bully got what she deserved. She didn’t kill her but she made sure she wouldn’t be running her mouth for a LOOOOOOONG time. The last bully of course was traumatized leading me to believe she may become a future threat to our heroines. Wouldn’t surprise me. Anyway Tsuyuno asked Aya where her home was and they headed there.
After meeting Aya’s brother Tsuyuno immediately sensed he was no longer human. Aya didn’t detail her abuse when Tsuyuno asked because the plot said so. Yes I know this is common with domestic abuse victims (The inability to tell others about their suffering) but yeah, because the plot said so. Moving right along Tsuyuno tells Aya what she knows about being a magical girl. They can use their “sticks” as much as they want…so long as they keep an eye on the heart shaped emblem. Besides the change in appearance and bleeding should a girl use their powers too much the emblem slowly fades away and they would die.
When Aya asked Tsuyuno why she shared such important information with her she said the first reason was because her “stick” would come in handy (though we all know there’s a greater reason). The second reason was to tell her that there are many other magical girls…and warn her that some of them killed other magical girls. One in particular was the Magical Hunter who killed them and retrieved their “sticks”. Tsuyuno worked together with another magical girl named Rina to track down the hunter. One day however, she disappeared. Before disappearing she sent a photo of the hunter.
Aya was still unsure about everything and felt unsafe so Tsuyuno to watch over her all night. It was the right call even though Tsuyuno didn’t get any sleep.
Aya felt bad Tsuyuno pulled an all-nighter so she let her rest and went on her way. Of course Tsuyuno felt her presence and followed her. She ran into a super suspicious hottie but poor Aya didn’t know any better. Tsuyuno let her guard down due to her not expecting one of the “sticks” the Magical Hunter stole having the ability to change her appearance. She used another “stick” that had the ability to seal herself and Aya in a magic proof box negating Tsuyuno’s magic. She proceeded to troture Aya and was about to finish her off.
Aya was too scared to teleport the hunter away fearing she would kill again. Luckily Tsuyuno assured her it would be okay this time and she trusted her. She of course was right. The two found the hunter at her departed kitty friend’s old home.
After capturing the hunter Tsuyuno quickly figured out her identity being that of her missing partner Rina. She went all “bad cop” on her ass and got her to talk. She revealed the reason she hunted down magical girls and took their sticks was because of a secret she uncovered hidden behind Frieza Mascot’s left ear. She clicked on it revealing a countdown to “Tempest” set for August 11th at 7:23 PM. The “Tempest” would wipe out all impurities from their world and create a portal to a new world. This freaked her out so much that instead of forming an army to prepare themselves for the threat her solution was to kill off as many as she could and steal their “sticks”. OF COURSE!
Before they could get a better answer for her actions she threw up lots of ketchup. Probably went overboard with the magic.
So basically when the girls do sick and twisted stuff it’s less difficult to stomach than whenever the brother’s on screen. Next week we’ll have to put up with more brother screen time doing dumb stuff I imagine but I’m more interested in the other killer magical girl shown before the ED.