In a nutshell... Hooded man and villains ruin summer vacation of 3 preteens. Protagonist memories are manipulated by shady gang and he is imprisoned. Protagonist has an alter ego and he makes friends but it doesn't end well for any of them. Protagonist is back, along with his alter ego, and together they destroy aforementioned shady gang. Blue haired magical girl cleans up after her bros across the worlds, gets banished in the Shadow Realm. MC and best friend put on their big boy pants, 7 good guys train to fight 13 copies of bad dude. I promise plush will not take 12 years to get to you.