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21st Feb '18 5:16:50 PM ScrewySqrl
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* Almost any of the classic MagicalGirl series fits this as well. Especially ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'', and the Creator/StudioPerriot magical girls of the 1980s.

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* Almost any of the classic MagicalGirl series fits this as well. Especially ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'', and the Creator/StudioPerriot Creator/StudioPierrot magical girls of the 1980s.
21st Feb '18 9:05:58 AM ScrewySqrl
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* Almost any of the classic MagicalGirl series fits this as well. Especially ''Franchise/Sailor Moon'', ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'', and the Creator/StudioPerriot magical girls of the 1980s.

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* Almost any of the classic MagicalGirl series fits this as well. Especially ''Franchise/Sailor Moon'', ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'', and the Creator/StudioPerriot magical girls of the 1980s.
21st Feb '18 9:05:30 AM ScrewySqrl
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* Almost any of the classic MagicalGirl series fits this as well. Especially ''Franchise/Sailor Moon'', ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'', and the Creator/StudioPerriot magical girls of the 1980s.
21st Feb '18 8:40:51 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'', urban fantasy with a '30s hard-boiled detective FilmNoir twist.

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* ''Film/CastADeadlySpell'', urban fantasy with a '30s hard-boiled detective FilmNoir twist. Also its sequel, ''Film/WitchHunt''.
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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[[AC: Anime and Manga]]
* ''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.

[[AC: Comic Books]]



* ''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.




[[AC: Live Action Films]]
* ''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.

[[AC: Live Action TV]]
* ''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]]



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