Sarina Shizukume (Japanese: 雫芽 さりな, Shizukume Sarina) is a major antagonist turned anti-heroine of Magical Girl Site. She was introduced as the school's bully of Aya Asagiri, the main protagonist of the series at school. In this series, Sarina takes a sadistic pleasure tormenting Aya for seemingly no reason, and forced her to have no friends while being the sole reason why Aya discovered the Magical Girl Site to become a magical girl because of her.
When she tried getting revenge on Aya for inadvertently killing her 2 of her 3 cronies and Aya pleading her that it’s wrong to bully her, Sarina now becomes an ally to Aya and the girls to stop the Magical Girl Site’s system once and for all.
Why She’s Intentionally Ungrateful
- The main problem with Sarina Shizukume, Aya's classmate is that she is a generic clichéd pretty rude mean girl who verbally bullies Aya, nonstop, no matter what it takes to see her as a weak girl.
- She is an unexpected villain who first appeared in the beginning of the series and is shown to be a mean-spirited bully and a laughing sadist who cares much about making Aya's life a living hell, which is incredibly forced.
- To get the cat out of the room, she's an extremely juvenile girl who uses men to assault and torture people for her satisfaction as a possible excuse in the real world.
- Even so, she often uses a BOX CUTTER to scar people.
- She, her friends, and Aya's brother Kaname are the sole reason why Aya was the most misfortunate girl in the world, after all the beatings they caused and led her to discover the Magical Girl Site that grants her "magical powers".
- She uses her friends Erika Kajima, Ai Kawano, and Shota Arai to bully Aya for no clear reason and they do not get punished, and in the end of the manga, we never learn more about them and Aya doesn’t find out about them, instead she just rewrote their memories “with good ones”.
- The manga and anime didn’t bother to give any reason or backstory of why Sarina became a bully, which didn’t happen when the manga ended.
- While she was set up as one of the villains, Sarina is absolutely one of the worst characters ever (until her redemption) standing alongside with her friend, Erika and Aya’s brother, Kaname being the most insufferably hated.
- Her delinquency and juvenile behavior makes her one of the worst examples of the “mean girl” stereotype and a “bullying” trope as well. No wonder later chapters would have her redeemed and joined Aya and the magical girls.
- She comes across as a spoiled laid-back who feels tired and very unsympathetic.
- She treats the last of her friends, Ai Kawano poorly just when she tried to stop her from going as far as to scar Aya with a box cutter and just abandoned her after she disappeared when trying to kill Aya and Tsuyuno.
- Similar to Kyler from Cobra Kai, she constantly acts like the victim and spreading lies so that said victims would be unable to expose.
- Just like Floch Forster from Attack On Titan, her hairstyle while decent looks less unconvincing to nearly emo.
- She barely has any character development at all until later chapters when she redeemed herself to join Aya and the magical girls (in WSU# 5).
- She is very similar to Aya's brother Kaname, who both beat up Aya and are proud of it.
- She treats Aya like a poor puppy who doesn't deserve good treatment even whenever she is very depressed. Making her an unsympathetic mean girl and a remorseless one at best.
- She may be 14 years old, but Sarina bullies Aya nonstop, doing sadistically cruel things like:
- Throwing a dodgeballs on Aya.
- Putting bugs inside Aya's desk.
- Throwing darts on Aya's phone.
- Vandalizing her class locker, shoes, desk, and chair.
- Throwing Aya's school lunch on the ground.
- Drowning her face inside a toilet.
- Killing a cat.
- Sending an older male student to deal with Aya.
- Scarring her with a box cutter.
- Telling Nijimi about where Rina Shioi is.
- Attempted to kill Aya and her other classmate, Tsuyuno Yatsumura for causing her trouble.
- She's a villainous Mary Sue and Karma Houdini.
- She has no reasonable explanation for why she was bullying Aya since her first day of school. She only hates Aya for being ungrateful as a weakling.
- She, Shota, and their two feminine cronies have no character development and personality whatsoever. But they're just underaged sadists for no reason. Worst of all, they act like creeps just like Aya's older brother, Kaname, but more one-dimensional.
- Since Sarina and her friends may seem to be antagonists and sociopathic sadists, they act as selfish bullies of themselves who cruelly torment Aya and forced her to the point of committing suicide. If that happened, they would have shown no remorse or care for their actions. Not helped by the way that they never get any real comeuppance for their actions whatsoever. However, Sarina and Erika used an older male musclebound student named Shota Arai to assault Aya, but Aya teleported him and Erika to a train in death.
- Her dialogue is incredibly painful to the nerve like her pretentious "stop please (‘yamete kudusai’)" line and just swears too much.
- She is also a female rip off of Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Acadamia, who is also mean-spirited as well and has redemption as well. Also, her cruelty is too similar to Tomoo, from Elfen Lied (who is also an animal killer just like her), Henry Bowers, from IT, and even Chris Hargensen from Carrie.
- Just like Sarina, the four of them are all arrogant liars and are children even for an average bully and villain of their age, while their goals of ruining people’s lives makes absolutely no sense and never been addressed.
- After Erika and Shota was killed by the train, Sarina became much more of a deranged killer despite her age and going as far as to use a box cutter to scar Aya for revenge for murdering them, while her crony, Ai realized what’s she is doing and forces her to stop, but yelled at her friend by ignoring her warnings.
- Since then, she sliced the half of Soji Udano’s body (murderer of Tsuyuno Yatsumura's parents) with her Yo-Yo magic stick and shows no remorse of killing.
- HYPOCRISY: She may have come across as a vengeful girl, but she is no less than a pathetic liar pretending to be the victim who just sent Shota Arai to assault Aya and teleport him with Erika to death in a train and thinks Aya was the reason she murdered them.
- IDIOT MOVE: She tells Aya to shoot the site admin, INSTEAD of turning it back into a human.
- She does indeed regret her actions when Aya tries to stand up to herself saying she is done being tormented by her and rescuing her from a falling building.
- In later chapters, she started having good terms and became much more likable when she teamed up with Aya and her friends to fight the site admins.
- We're supposed to hate her for that.
- Her voice acting is good trying to intimidate her like a tomboy.
- She did have character development in later chapters.
- In the new timeline, Sarina does get her memories rewritten and seemingly remembers the parts from the original timeline. As such, she no longer bullies Aya.
- Her design looks so adorable than she was.
- Sarina can be compared to Katsuki Bakugo from My Hero Academia, who is also a mean-spirited bully:
- Both are extremely mean-spirited along with their friends, insult and disrespect people to everyone they know, even bullying Aya Asagiri and Izuku Midoriya by discouraging them during their first day of school.
- Both have a difference where Katsuki desired to become a number one hero and prove himself despite his egotistical-narcissitic attitude along with his unheroic actions, while Sarina cares about bullying Aya for no reason.
- They are bullies who threatened their victims to contemplate suicide.
- Katsuki's actions are unheroic and villainous, while Sarina's actions are unjustifiable and even more villainous.
- They are depicted like delinquents.
- However, they do redeem themselves and are aware of their actions and mistakes.
- Sarina can also be compared to the bully Henry Bowers from Stephen King's novel IT:
- Both are rapidly developed into hateful, loathing, insufferable individuals who would often display exccessive negative and stereotypical feelings toward those around them (particularly their classmates). And they often caused some troubles that are highly juvenile.
- They both used knives to scar their victims.
- Both lost one of their friends when they tried to chase their bullying victims, but the difference is that Sarina lost her friend, Erika Kajima, and older student Shota Arai when they were trying to torture Aya, their friend's classmate. But, of course, Sarina and Ai Kawano did witness their friends' deaths. In Henry's case, he and his gang tried to chase an obese student named Ben Hanscom when they tried to scar his body, and by that, one of their gang members, Patrick Hockstetter (in the 2017 film version of the novel and miniseries), is killed by It, or Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Unlike Sarina, Henry doesn't care or is even aware that Patrick died.
- Henry doesn't apologize while Sarina does.
- Both treat their friends very poorly.
- They showed no remorse in killing people.
- There is a difference in their fates where Sarina was revived in a new timeline where no one is misfortuned and still have good terms despite Aya rewriting her memories of herself in the original timeline. While Henry, as an adult, is killed by one of the adult losers, Richie Tozier.
- It is unknown why Sarina bullied Aya at school, her bullying antics may imply about the insecurities of her family or her friends.
- Sarina is the only student of Aya's class to not wear a red bow tie.