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13th Aug '17 2:35:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* What if the villains aren't {{Harmless Villain}}s? What if they're monsters who don't mind if their {{Starfish Alien}}s [[MonsterOfTheWeek of the Week]] actually ''kill people'' (and since they might be {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, it actually makes much more sense if they just don't care about it)? What if [[AnyoneCanDie casualties are common]] and the battle is a long road of BreakTheCutie for the heroes? This subversion might be only a good idea if you're working on a {{Deconstruction}}, though. Typical fans of the genre (young girls and...well, {{lolicon}}s) just don't like to see DarkerAndEdgier stuff much.

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* What if the villains aren't {{Harmless Villain}}s? What if they're monsters who don't mind if their {{Starfish Alien}}s [[MonsterOfTheWeek of the Week]] actually ''kill people'' (and since they might be {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, it actually makes much more sense if they just don't care about it)? What if [[AnyoneCanDie casualties are common]] and the battle is a long road of BreakTheCutie for the heroes? This subversion might be only a good idea if you're working on a {{Deconstruction}}, though. Typical fans of the genre (young girls and...well, {{lolicon}}s) {{lolicon|AndShotacon}}s) just don't like to see DarkerAndEdgier stuff much.



* ''Moetan'': The premise looked interesting: an EdutainmentShow for {{lolicon}}s. However, it fails because it really is an EdutainmentShow for {{lolicon}}s. An early episode was removed from syndication for too much {{fanservice}} and replaced with a ClipShow, which should tell you something.

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* ''Moetan'': The premise looked interesting: an EdutainmentShow for {{lolicon}}s. {{lolicon|AndShotacon}}s. However, it fails because it really is an EdutainmentShow for {{lolicon}}s.{{lolicon|AndShotacon}}s. An early episode was removed from syndication for too much {{fanservice}} and replaced with a ClipShow, which should tell you something.
3rd Aug '17 2:31:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The ''PrettyCure'' franchise is good for a post-modern feel, twisting, subverting and playing with the genre tropes all over the place. Their girls fist-fight, have WonderTwinPowers (at least for the first two continuities), and take ThePowerOfFriendship to a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship whole new level]].

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* The ''PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise is good for a post-modern feel, twisting, subverting and playing with the genre tropes all over the place. Their girls fist-fight, have WonderTwinPowers (at least for the first two continuities), and take ThePowerOfFriendship to a [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship whole new level]].
19th Jul '17 10:48:32 PM Kuruni
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* If you want a darker story, then consider using the WarIsHell trope. Many magical girl anime state that the war between the MagicalLand and demons has going on for very long time, yet the effect is rarely seen. Some possibilities including:
** A magical girl whose normal life is completely ruined by the demons and becomes an AntiHero motivated by revenge. She may be willing to kill some civilians under the demon's control, as well as capture and subject a demon to ColdBloodedTorture interrogation.
** A BitchInSheepsClothing who acts like an ActualPacifist and keeps preaching about how they should try to understand and coexist with demons, only to reveal later that she has given up on stopping demons and become TheMole in the hope of becoming an elite person on the conquered Earth.
3rd Jul '17 2:52:00 PM ItsEpsilon299
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* {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s will be accused of ripping off ''Sailor Moon'', as previously mentioned. This does '''not''' at all mean that you can just go ahead and rip off ''Sailor Moon'' because they'll say you are anyway. You're not doing anyone any favours.

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* {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s will be accused of ripping off ''Sailor Moon'', as previously mentioned. This does '''not''' at all mean that you can just go ahead and rip off ''Sailor Moon'' because they'll say you are anyway. You're not doing anyone any favours.
3rd Jul '17 2:51:11 PM ItsEpsilon299
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* {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s will be accused of ripping off ''Sailor Moon'', as previously mentioned. This does not '''not''' mean that you can just go ahead and rip off ''Sailor Moon'' because they'll say you are anyway. You're not doing anyone any favours.

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* {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s will be accused of ripping off ''Sailor Moon'', as previously mentioned. This does not '''not''' at all mean that you can just go ahead and rip off ''Sailor Moon'' because they'll say you are anyway. You're not doing anyone any favours.
14th Jun '17 5:26:57 AM valar55
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* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Begins with an interesting concept of of Playing With both BeYourself and BeneathTheMask, both deconstructing and reconstructing them in turn. Is quite retro in that Amu does StockFootage attacks rather than Precure type fight scenes, but is also about good vs evil so doesn't quite fit into other categories. It even later [[spoiler:lets boys transform and at one point has 4 boys and 4 girls.]] Can be used as an example that proves good characters and strong writing can make a show that could easily be downright absurd or even childish be enjoyable for many people.

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* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Begins with an interesting concept of of Playing With both BeYourself and BeneathTheMask, both deconstructing and reconstructing them in turn. Is quite retro in that Amu does StockFootage attacks rather than Precure type fight scenes, but is also about good vs evil so doesn't quite fit into other categories. It even later [[spoiler:lets boys transform and at one point has 4 boys and 4 girls.]] Can be used as an example that proves good characters and strong writing can make a show that could easily be downright absurd or even childish be enjoyable for many people.
9th Jun '17 3:17:11 PM valhallaerikson
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* If you are going to use a hentai or eroge as an influence then why not explore the possibility of using that concept but turn it into a straight up magical girl series. Just without the porn.
9th Jun '17 12:19:14 PM valhallaerikson
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* Having your magical girl series take place in a post apocalyptic setting would be an interesting idea.
5th May '17 4:51:01 PM Dravencour
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* Give us a reason to care: If your magical girl has a secret identity exposed, what would happen? How would her parents react? What would her boyfriend say? What would their classmates say? Would they approve? If your heroine(s) has nothing to lose or [[TragicOneShotCharacter some random character we never had time to care about dies]], the audience simply won't care. It doesn't matter [[RedShirt how many people]] a villain kills or how many big secrets are revealed -- if no emotions are involved, it won't be interesting, no matter how dramatic the situation is.

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* Give us a reason to care: If your magical girl has a her secret identity exposed, what would happen? How would her parents react? What would her boyfriend say? What would their classmates say? Would they approve? If your heroine(s) has nothing to lose or [[TragicOneShotCharacter some random character we never had time to care about dies]], the audience simply won't care. It doesn't matter [[RedShirt how many people]] a villain kills or how many big secrets are revealed -- if no emotions are involved, it won't be interesting, no matter how dramatic the situation is.
29th Apr '17 6:57:00 PM nombretomado
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* Having the MysteriousProtector go BrainwashedAndCrazy makes for good emotional drama, of course, especially when he's finally gotten together with TheHero. Too bad it's been done to ''death''. We don't want to cringe when we see that scene in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''TokyoMewMew'', or any of the other series that have used it in the past, so please stop it from becoming a DeadHorseTrope. Don't worry, you can still play with it and churn out something original! ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' and ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' both had the lead's close friend and teammate catch the crazy in place of her boyfriend. ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' appeared to be leading up to Gackto brainwashing Kaito, all the way up to invading his dreams and kidnapping him, but he just wanted to steal his powers and blackmail Lucia with a FriendOrIdolDecision. Do something new.

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* Having the MysteriousProtector go BrainwashedAndCrazy makes for good emotional drama, of course, especially when he's finally gotten together with TheHero. Too bad it's been done to ''death''. We don't want to cringe when we see that scene in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''TokyoMewMew'', ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', or any of the other series that have used it in the past, so please stop it from becoming a DeadHorseTrope. Don't worry, you can still play with it and churn out something original! ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' and ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' both had the lead's close friend and teammate catch the crazy in place of her boyfriend. ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' appeared to be leading up to Gackto brainwashing Kaito, all the way up to invading his dreams and kidnapping him, but he just wanted to steal his powers and blackmail Lucia with a FriendOrIdolDecision. Do something new.
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