What Are Magical Girls?

What are Magical Girls? Where did they come from and what makes them special? What are the different types of Magical Girl?

Live-Action Magical Girls

1960’s-1970’s Comet-san This was also made into an anime version called Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-san. Toei Fushigi Comedy Series Mahou Shoujo Chuuka na Pai Pai! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Mahou Shoujo Chuuka na Ipanema! Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus… Read More »Live-Action Magical Girls

Magical Pets

Talking Pets play a very important role in Magical Girl Anime in that they serve as a friend, protector, and conscience to the young girl or girls in question. The pets are usually the only ones who know the secret of the magical powers, and are thus the confidants for the Magical Girls when they need someone to pour out… Read More »Magical Pets

Magical Girl Themes and Tropes

The Magical Girl Phenomenon is nothing new to Japan. Magical Girls have existed in Anime for many years. But what are they? Like many anime series, Magical Girl shows are shoujo ( girls) anime series, usually based on a manga (comic book) series by the same name. A story does well in a manga. Toy or video game companies, such… Read More »Magical Girl Themes and Tropes

Henshin! The Transformation Sequence

One of the many trademarks of a Magical Girl Anime show is the¬†transformation sequence. This is the bit of stock footage accompanied by a peppy BGM that changes the ordinary young girl into her Magical alter-ego. She is surrounded by everything from flashing colors and ribbons, to wings, balloons, and bubbles. In shows for younger audiences, the transformation sequence is… Read More »Henshin! The Transformation Sequence