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18th Feb '18 11:52:34 AM nombretomado
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* ''RepairmanJack''

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* ''RepairmanJack''''Literature/RepairmanJack''
10th Dec '17 6:53:02 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''

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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'' is famous for its complicated storyline, melodramatic tone, and three-dimensional characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' is a simplistic yet entertaining mixture of action-adventure, modern fantasy, and slapstick comedy.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is hailed as one of the best Western animation series of the new millennium. If you want to do an urban fantasy story set in a [[QuirkyTown Quirky]] TownWithADarkSecret, no better example exists.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is hailed as one of the best Western animation series of the new millennium. If you want to do an urban fantasy story set in a [[QuirkyTown Quirky]] TownWithADarkSecret, no better example exists.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is hailed as one of the best Western animation series of the new millennium. If you want to do an urban fantasy story set in a [[QuirkyTown Quirky]] TownWithADarkSecret, no better example exists.
15th Nov '17 1:53:23 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''
3rd Oct '17 1:23:19 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* The works of ''[[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Narita]]'' ''[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Ryohgo]]'' are great examples of Urban Fantasy where only few fantasy elements are involved in the main stories. ''Baccano!'' mixes 1920s Prohibition Era with Italian mafia and immortality-via-alchemy, while one of the main cast of ''Durarara!!'' hails from Celtic mythology.

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* The works of ''[[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Narita]]'' ''[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Ryohgo]]'' [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Narita]] [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Ryohgo]] are great examples of Urban Fantasy where only few fantasy elements are involved in the main stories. ''Baccano!'' mixes 1920s Prohibition Era with Italian mafia and immortality-via-alchemy, while one of the main cast of ''Durarara!!'' hails from Celtic mythology.



* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. It's almost entirely set in the real modern world, and features plenty of monsters and magic from the Greek myths blended seamlessly with the 21st-century. It is basically the living embodiment of the Urban Fantasy.


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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. It's almost entirely set in the real modern world, and features plenty of monsters and magic from the Greek myths blended seamlessly with the 21st-century. It is basically the living embodiment of the Urban Fantasy.

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* WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries is a great example of mixing this genre with teen romance.
* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls is hailed as one of the best Western animation series of the new millennium. If you want to do an urban fantasy story set in a [[QuirkyTown Quirky]] TownWithADarkSecret, no better example exists.

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* WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' is a great example of mixing this genre with teen romance.
* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is hailed as one of the best Western animation series of the new millennium. If you want to do an urban fantasy story set in a [[QuirkyTown Quirky]] TownWithADarkSecret, no better example exists.
3rd Oct '17 1:20:38 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries is a great example of mixing this genre with teen romance.
* WesternAnimation/GravityFalls is hailed as one of the best Western animation series of the new millennium. If you want to do an urban fantasy story set in a [[QuirkyTown Quirky]] TownWithADarkSecret, no better example exists.
3rd Oct '17 1:08:09 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''The entire ''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}''.
* The works of ''[[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Narita]]'' ''[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Ryohgo]]'' are great examples of Urban Fantasy where only few fantasy elements are involved in the main stories. ''Baccano!'' mixes 1920s Prohibition Era with Italian mafia and immortality-via-alchemy, while one of the main cast of ''Durarara!!'' hails from Celtic mythology.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''
* The shortlived Creator/MarvelComics series ''Nightside'', with [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/nsothers.htm The Others]], several races of [[OurMonstersAreDifferent different monsters]] living the {{Masquerade}} and organized like [[TheMafia crime families]].
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' is a DC Comics series about exorcist and OccultDetective [[BlueCollarWarlock John Constantine]] set in Thatcher's Britain, which takes heavy ideological and aesthetic inspiration from the British punk movement; it does a great job of blending spooky traditional occultism with 20th century politics, [[PostModernMagic technology]] and sensibilities.




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* The entire ''{{Franchise/Nasuverse}}''.



* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'', urban fantasy with a '30s hard-boiled detective FilmNoir twist
* The ''Wizard of 4th Street'' series, set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, but with a strong retro feel and {{Magitek}} replacing high-tech



* ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''



* The ''Wizard of 4th Street'' series, set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, but with a strong retro feel and {{Magitek}} replacing high-tech.



* The shortlived Creator/MarvelComics series ''Nightside'', with [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/nsothers.htm The Others]], several races of [[OurMonstersAreDifferent different monsters]] living the {{Masquerade}} and organized like [[TheMafia crime families]].
* ''Series/{{Being|Human UK}} [[Series/BeingHumanUS Human]]'', both versions of which revolve around supernatural monsters trying to [[IJustWantToBeNormal reclaim their old human lives]]. Magic exists in both settings, but aside from the curses the protagonists are afflicted with it is very much in the background. The UK version notably has a suburban setting.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', which tell the stories of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Students]] with the ability to summon a ''[[FightingSpirit Persona]],'' which allows them to use magic.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' does a very good job of mixing creepy paranormal and supernatural myth with off-the-wall comedy and MadScience



* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a great example of Urban Fantasy where only few fantasy elements are involved in the main story. One of the main cast hails from Celtic mythology.



* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' is a DC Comics series about exorcist and OccultDetective [[BlueCollarWarlock John Constantine]] set in Thatcher's Britain, which takes heavy ideological and aesthetic inspiration from the British punk movement; it does a great job of blending spooky traditional occultism with 20th century politics, [[PostModernMagic technology]] and sensibilities.




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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'', urban fantasy with a '30s hard-boiled detective FilmNoir twist.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' does a very good job of mixing creepy paranormal and supernatural myth with off-the-wall comedy and MadScience.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', one of the seminal works in the genre.
* ''Series/{{Being|Human UK}} [[Series/BeingHumanUS Human]]'', both versions of which revolve around supernatural monsters trying to [[IJustWantToBeNormal reclaim their old human lives]]. Magic exists in both settings, but aside from the curses the protagonists are afflicted with it is very much in the background. The UK version notably has a suburban setting.

[[AC: Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', which tell the stories of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Students]] with the ability to summon a ''[[FightingSpirit Persona]],'' which allows them to use magic.

[[AC: Western Animation]]



30th Sep '17 12:57:58 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* Try mixing fantasy elements with aspects of urban culture. EmmaBull was the first to combine elves with rock bands and now we have the ElvishPresley trope. How about having different werewolf clans opening salons for different hairstyles? Or telepaths having their own mental social network, with a "close friends" feature whose deeper thoughts and memories they can access? Would ghosts have fashion trends for possessing people, complete with a continually-changing "hot or not" list? Are there fancy designer wands for witches and wizards? What about [[TheFairFolk fairies]] who run night clubs that allow their guests to fly while dancing via pixie dust (you could even write that as a metaphor for party drugs, if you so wish)?

30th Sep '17 12:28:36 PM LeonardoRegulus
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* The ''Ambergris'' books by Jeff [=VanderMeer=]. Not set in a slightly altered real world, but to an entirely original fantasy world developed enough to have motor vehicles and telephones.

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* The ''Ambergris'' ''Literature/{{Ambergris}}'' books by Jeff [=VanderMeer=]. Not set in a slightly altered real world, but to an entirely original fantasy world developed enough to have motor vehicles and telephones.



* Charles [=DeLint=]'s ''Newford'' books

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* [[Creator/CharlesDeLint Charles [=DeLint=]'s de Lint]]'s ''Newford'' books



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'',''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', which tell the stories of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Students]] with the ability to summon a ''[[FightingSpirit Persona]],'' which allows them to use magic.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'',''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', which tell the stories of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Students]] with the ability to summon a ''[[FightingSpirit Persona]],'' which allows them to use magic.
7th Sep '17 8:10:27 AM CyberTiger88
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', which tell the stories of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Student's]] with the ability to summon a ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification Persona]],'' which allows them to use magic.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' 3}}'',''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', 5}}'', which tell the stories of [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent High School Student's]] Students]] with the ability to summon a ''[[AnthropomorphicPersonification ''[[FightingSpirit Persona]],'' which allows them to use magic.
6th Sep '17 7:09:31 PM Malady
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** For more extensive thoughts on this, we highly recommend checking out episodes [[http://www.writingexcuses.com/podpress_trac/web/25/0/Writing_Excuses_Episode14.mp3 14]] and [[http://www.writingexcuses.com/podpress_trac/web/26/0/Writing_Excuses_Episode15.mp3 15]] of the ''WritingExcuses'' podcast, which discuss in depth the use of magic as a plot device.

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** For more extensive thoughts on this, we highly recommend checking out episodes [[http://www.writingexcuses.com/podpress_trac/web/25/0/Writing_Excuses_Episode14.mp3 14]] and [[http://www.writingexcuses.com/podpress_trac/web/26/0/Writing_Excuses_Episode15.mp3 15]] of the ''WritingExcuses'' ''Podcast/WritingExcuses'' podcast, which discuss in depth the use of magic as a plot device.
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