Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka may not entirely be original for the magical girl theme it wears, but certainly what it's done with this particular genre has made it quite the interesting show. "The Magical Five," are a group of five magical girls, responsible for saving humanity from the creatures of the dead, known as Disas, after their arrival. Humanity was on the verge of destruction, but thanks to their efforts, they were able to save everyone, thinking the Disas were long gone. Three years later, these horrific beings have sprung up once again and the girls must leave their everyday lives to suddenly battle yet again. What makes this interesting is certainly the mix of magical girls alongside something similar to a war plot. Whereas most magical girl shows portray them as mysterious beings or idols, this one shows just how hard the job can be.
If you're interested in twisted magical girl series, there are plenty of anime series like Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka that will certainly rip your heart out. With so many out there to choose, it can be a little overwhelming; shows like Puella Magi Madoka Magica where young girls realize just how horrifying battling evil is to Fate/Zero where the world knows how tragic a fight for glory can be. Here recommendations for anime series like Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, so don't forget to vote for your favorites!