One day, ordinary high school student Kogami Kii finds himself caught up in a strange kind of zombie apocalypse, involving 'magic girls.' While idly looking out of the school window, Kii sees what looks like a little girl hitting a teacher, causing his head to explode violently. Convinced he's dreaming, he goes to the restroom to get his act together.
Unfortunately, its not a dream, and he arrives to find the creepy little girl repeatedly saying "magical" as she slaughters his friends and classmates. Soon, Kii and his childhood friend—a quiet, often-bullied girl called Tsukune—are witness to the resurrection of their friends' corpses into a zombie-like murderous mob crying the single word "magical." Now Kii and Tsukune must try to endure with the other survivors, and try to find out what has happened to their world.
Mahou Shoujo of the End has been published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment as Magical Girl Apocalypse since October 14, 2014 and in Spanish by Ivrea España as Magical Girl of the End since May 28, 2015.
Mahou Shoujo of the End is a pretty terrible manga. It's about a kid who's having a really bad day. First, he sees one of his teachers get his head blown off. That's pretty bad. Then just about everybody else gets killed, too. Even worse, they get killed by a walking, talking doll. I don't know about you, but that's not a very cool way to die. Anyway, after that a whole bunch of people turn into zombies and this guy's day just goes downhill from there. I don't know. Like I said, it's pretty terrible.
The manga itself isn't anything too special. The plot isn't
too incredible and the characters are pretty boring. But that's OK, because about 90% of them get killed by the first 90 pages. So you don't have to worry about their archetypes for very long. The rest will probably die in the next volume. BUT, if you like to see people get hurt, then this is the manga for you. There's about fifty people who literally have their heads blown off their bodies, I think there's a few arms and legs ripped off, a couple dudes get burned to death by a fireball, and a big old pile of people get dropped off the top of a building. So, if you don't like people, you will love reading this. I guess that makes me a pretty bad person, because I made it through the entire first volume myself. I guess I just don't like people very much. So, I guess the only reason you should read this is if you like shock horror.
Nevertheless, it kept me entertained. Oh, and I read it in Japanese, so it wasn't a complete waste of time. I learned the phrase "頭が爆発した". It means "his head exploded". I don't know about you, but I think that's a very useful phrase to remember.
MSotE is an apocalypse/pandemonium type manga...and it does that really well. An issue in a virtually all action manga (including other similar types) is that one often does not get a true sense of danger/pandemonium. Why? Because you know the characters are being protected by the plot.
It doesn't matter how much danger, chaos, and general killings are happening all around, you know nothing will happen to the main characters, so you never need to wonder if any of them will die next. Because, in most cases, absolutely none of them will die at all.
MSotE throws that out the window. From start to finish, characters are
dying left and right, including primary characters. The manga would introduce you to people, then just as soon as you get acquainted and even begin to like them, it snatches them away in a flurry of blood. By the half way point of the manga, one can't helped but think absolutely no one is safe.
...which is EXACTLY how this type of manga should make you feel. For that reason alone, I have come to greatly like MSofE.
Unfortunately, the premise and the daring audacity of MSotE is basically the best part of it. Most of the rest of the manga is standard, but some aspects -- particularly the story and the characters -- could use some work.
I won't get into it in detail, but in short, the story comes off as cheesy when they start trying to become deeper and give an explanation of the events. As for the characters, they go through far too many major changes; it gives off the feeling that the author can't decide on their personality or has a hard time with character development transitions.
Plus, it would be nice if the manga didn't keep putting one of the characters -- a corrupt, murdering, molester rapist cop -- in a heroic light.
But putting that aside, overall, my rating for MSotE is a 7/10. It has its flaws, but for the most part, it is a good manga.
Mahou Shoujo of the End! is a story about Kogami Kii who finds himself caught up in a strange kind of zombie apocalypse. Although nothing special happens in his life, one day he looks out the window and everything changes from there.
Mahou Shoujo of the End! probably took some ideas from High school of the dead and Deadman wonderland in a sense but it's more thrilling and will leave you on the edge of your seat everytime wondering how they are going to survive.
Overall, it's an enjoyable manga that I recommend you to read. If you enjoyed High school of the dead or Deadman wonderland
, I highly recommend you check this out.
This manga isn't for those who have weak stomaches, or for those who like long epic battle scenes.
I found the concept of this to be extremly intriguing. Magical girls killing making their victims zombie slave things. Since this manga is still going on I can't go into much detail, but I hope they explain everything that happens, and how/why it does.
A lot of people dislike that people try to rape other's, or make insults against women. Honestly I know people who in situation would probably do that, and even so I don't think that that's worth this manga being considered bad.
I like how every character
looks different, unlike how in most anime all the character's have the same face only different hair, body, and eyes. But most of the character look either like someone from a moe manga, or they look like typical shonen manga character's with chiseled faces made by angles, or women with big everything from lips to breast.
Action scenes I actually like cause they're quick, and simple. I can't handle long action fight scenes that last twenty chapter's with almost no story, or character development happening.
As for the character's let's begin with our protagnist's who's name I don't feel like memorizing. He is your typical stock character so he doesn't have anything specail. Although even though he's a stock character his indiviuality among them is he knows he is, and he accepts it. Most stock character's like Hinata from SDR2, or Chihiro from TWGOK all want some talent. So him being fine with what he is is kinda new to me which I like. As for other character's some of them seem rather intersting, but most of their backstory's seem rather plain which I don't like.
I honestly really enjoyed this manga, and I'm waiting in anticaption for more chapters. I liked how action scenes didn't last long, and how not a single group of people survive until the end. I can't predict things like who'll die next, or what's going to happen to everyone which I like.
I can't say for certain since this is still not finished, but everything I really liked. If you could overlooks some of the smaller details such as sexist insults, or overly sexualize people (meaning both the man who want it, and the women who are drawn that way) this is actually a really good read. I would recommend it to anyone who is able to handle more grotesque stuff like this.