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''Lyrical Tokarev, kill them all!''

Tanaka Punie is a Princess of Magical Land, and heir to her mother's throne.

However, [[MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest in order to become Queen]], she must spend a year in a normal Japanese High School. Besides the normal troubles you might expect, she must deal with assassins who want to make sure her family will no longer control Magical Land, as well as competition from her two little sisters. HilarityEnsues, but not how you might expect. Man oh man, is it not like how you'd expect. Because Punie is far, '''FAR''' from being your typical MagicalGirl.

As the series progresses, more characters are introduced and more and more tropes are shattered.

There's Tetsuko, the [[StraightMan Straight Woman]] who can only watch in horror as Punie and all the [[RoguesGallery "villains"]] she attracts rip apart every ounce of innocence in the world. There's Anego, the local gang leader and Punie's [[TheRival rival]], who really [[ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl doesn't stand a chance]]. And then there's Paya-tan, the mascot.

The {{anime}}, released as an [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] in 2006, is based on a {{manga}} by the Hideki Ohwada and consists of four double-length episodes.

It has been directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, who is also involved with ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'', a better-known series with which it shares quite a few similarities in the comedy department. The show has been released in the west by Media Blasters as ''Magical Witch Punie-chan'', but they sadly omitted the {{omake}}s from the original. It was re-released dubbed in June 2011.

As a very dark [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructive]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice satire]] of the Magical Girl genre, ''DaiMahouTouge'' constantly pushes the envelope, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs and then arguably]] [[IncendiaryExponent sets the envelope on fire]]. And then it bakes the ashes into a pie, which will be ''delicious.''
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!!This anime includes examples of:

* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Paya
* ActionGirl: Most of the time, Punie ends up relying on her extraordinary wrestling abilities rather than her magic, due to the presence of GreenRocks.
* AmericaSavesTheDay. Oh so parodied. Paya and an American helicopter pilot do help stop [[spoiler: the detonation of a magical nuke]], but their, er, methods entail ''considerable'' collateral damage.
* AndThenWhat: Punie points out to her sisters that, if they do defeat her, they will then have to fight one another for the throne. It is a distraction and recognized as such.
* TheAntiChrist: [[spoiler: Punie.]]
* AntiHero: Elise von Barbaroque.
* AffablyEvil: Our protagonist, ladies and gentlemen!
* ArcWords: "Submission is the Princess' way!" It's [[DoubleEntendre not what it sounds like.]] Rather, "submission" in this case refers to submission ''wrestling techniques.''
* BadassNormal: Anego falls neatly into this category. She regularly shakes off broken limbs, including a broken ''neck,'' which she's even shown snapping back into place.
* BadassPrincess
* BareYourMidriff: Punie, in the "Paya-tan" flashback.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: ''The Anime''. Punie either is showing very little of it, or none at all.
* BookDumb: Despite being of highschool age, Punie's educational level is at kindergarten level.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Most prominently in the {{Omake}}, when [[spoiler:Tetsuko inquires about the apparently fascist Magical Land, as well as the peasant uprisings.]] Punie just smiles and continues like nothing ever happened.
* ByThePowerOfGreySkull: "Lyrical Tokarev, [[KillEmAll kill them all!]]"
** Her mother's is "Lyrical Tokarev, [[HokutoNoKen No Boy No Cry]]."
*** And her sisters have, [[ComedicSociopathy oddly enough]], "Lyrical Tokarev, Destruction of Evil".
* TheChewToy: Anego. Seriously, she can never catch a break, even when Punie is [[StopHelpingMe trying to help her.]]
* ColonelBadass: [[spoiler:Paya. Wait, make that Colonel Paya Livingston.]]
* ColossusClimb: Episode 4.
* ComedicSpanking: Punie's sisters are on the receiving end of this a couple times.
* CrapsaccharineWorld
* CrazyPrepared: Punie finds out she's going to have a pair of younger twin sisters. What does she do? [[spoiler: Start training to learn to fight two opponents at once.]]
* CreditsRunningSequence
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: Paya. Not that it helps him. As of three times when he got serious, he was up against Punie (though he shattered her ribs, cracked her skull, and a few other rather substantial injuries), a ''god'', and an entire army on horseback led by Anego during one of her Crowning Moment Of Badass.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: This is what happens when this trope is applied to an entire anime.
* CuteWitch: The show is a vicious parody of this subgenre.
* DancingTheme: Punie performs a cute little dance in the OP, while historical monuments are ablaze in the background.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Elise; but since this is a parody, she's actually a lot nicer and more heroic than our horrible "[[VillainProtagonist heroine]]".
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Anego becomes pretty chummy with Punie after the first episode, although it seems more like a grudging admiration of Punie's viciousness than a real friendship.
** [[spoiler: Elise]] joins Punie's class after being defeated, and helps Anego carry [[spoiler: Tetsuko]] out of the school after an accident. She's probably not too friendly with Punie, though.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Punie does this before the series begins, one of her foes is an elder god who she had beaten up and down horrible things to previously, and he runs away in fear when he realizes it's Punie that's he's fighting again.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The first five minutes alone, or maybe even less, contain three instances of this. That should say something about what to expect from the entire show.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: the delinquents call their female boss "Anego" ("Big sister" -- the female equivalent of "Aniki"), which is perfectly normal. But then, everyone starts calling her this way for some reason. Does she even have a name?
** The name tag on her gym uniform even has the hiragana for Anego.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Everything's]] [[strike:Better]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Worse With Princesses]]
* EvilOverlord: [[spoiler:Queen Esmerelda]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Punie's voice deepens when she drops the cutesy princess act.
** Especially apparent in the English dub where Punie's VA Creator/VeronicaTaylor has her voice drop like a rock.
* EverybodysDeadDave: The sport's festival's conclusion. Anego and Punie's sisters has successfully destroyed Punie's army, and are pursuing her. At this point, Punie tearfully admits that the era of traditional combat is past...and now begins the ''age of gunpowder''. Cue her horse leaping over lines of reserve troops with flintlock rifles, who proceed to kill more or less the entire student body. Anego is the only survivor, and even she keels over after a final word. Shortly thereafter, Punie's sisters are shown captured...and Punie spanks them for 'not being nice.' Fortunately for everyone else, it seems [[MadeOfIron Anego's ''Highlander''-esque immortality is a common trait for the rest of the students,]] and they're right as rain next episode.
* GagSeries
* {{Gainaxing}}: Tetsuko.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: As bad as Punie is, her mother is worse.
* GrotesqueCute: Watch the first episode and then try to peel a potato or cut up a carrot or eat any sort of fruit or vegetable. ''I dare you.''
** It's a pretty depressing [[Series/TheSoup behind the scenes at Benihana]].
* GunshipRescue: Done by [[spoiler:Colonel]] Paya [[spoiler:Livingston]] aboard an attack chopper, complete with Ride of The Valkyries-esque music playing in the background. It devastates Punie's classroom and even injures a few students for real. All to ''prevent Punie from failing her math test''. [[spoiler:Granted, it's that or Punie will nuke everything ''within 1 Astronomical Unit'' to '''''prevent anybody knowing that she sucks in math'''''.]]
* HarmlessVillain: Up until the last episode, pretty much everyone[[spoiler: except for Paya-tan, who put up a rather good fight.]] This has less to do with them being weak as with Punie winning the SuperpowerLottery.
* HenpeckedHusband: The King, whose role is often reduced to either crying about his daughters (and brutally shut up by Esmerelda quickly after) or being used as Esmerelda's chair.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Punie's younger twin sisters attack with a giant pair of scissors.
* InformedAbility - Punie's submission techniques mostly work because most of her opponents obviously didn't learn the (relatively simple) defenses against them. Letting her walk up to you is ''not'' a good idea, for example.
* KarmaHoudini: Punie and her parents.
* KryptoniteFactor: Punie's submission techniques are mainly one-on-one tactics. Subverted in that it doesn't really stop Punie from kicking ass.
** Also, the ''reason'' Punie keeps resorting to her submission techniques is because everyone and their dog seems to have access to the evil doll that can seal off her magical powers. Again, subverted in that if anything, this only makes the ensuing beatdown ''worse''.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: Or, rather, the anthropomorphic talking vegetables. "[[SayMyName Jagaimoo-donooooooo!]]" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWQwgJVvd5s
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: [[spoiler:Punie is certainly following her mother's path of brutality and evil.]]
* LyricalDissonance: The Opening Theme song, which is upbeat and cheery up until the first chorus, and then it just gets worse from there.
* MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest: Coming to Earth is part of Punie's training to become Queen, which also appears to include killing lots of people.
* MentorMascot: Paya is a parody of the "cutesy plushie-looking MagicalGirl sidekick" trope.
* MeaningfulName: Tetsuko means "train girl," and she happens to be a member (in fact, the only member) of the Train Club at school.
* {{Meganekko}}: Tetsuko.
* MoodWhiplash: Done with [[CrossesTheLineTwice nihilistic relish]], both ways.
* MouthyKid: Punie's little sisters are extremely rude.
* MuggleBestFriend: Tetsuko is Punie's, although why she sticks around is anyone's guess.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: If this was made nowadays, this would have been an AllStarCast right here.
** Creator/RinaSato: Punie Tanaka
** Creator/JojiNakata and Creator/ChiwaSaito: Paya-tan (former being the evil side, and the latter being the cute side.)
** Creator/AyakoKawasumi: Anego
** MamikoNoto: Elise Von Barbaroque
** Creator/KanaHanazawa: Potaru Tanaka
* NoblewomansLaugh: Elise attempts this shortly.
* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Averted. Horribly, horribly, ''hilariously'' averted.
* OlderAlterEgo: [[spoiler: Pyun and Potaro find a spell that turns themselves into hot twenty-somethings in the final episode.]]
* {{Omake}}
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Anego is the only one who treats Punie with the [[ProperlyParanoid proper amount of paranoia]] she warrants.
* OriginalVideoAnimation
* PantyShot: Girls engage in wrestling matches in skirts. It's bound to happen.
* ParodySue: Punie would be a MarySue except [[spoiler: she lacks... what do you call it... oh yeah, morality.]] Possibly also a JerkSue.
* ProperlyParanoid: Anego.
* ReactionShot
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Punie has a red eye motif on her TransformationTrinket, her MagicWand, and her headband, and her mother has one on her crown. [[ObviouslyEvil Hmmm...]]
** The queen herself has extremely creepy red eyes with no irises or pupils.
* RefugeInAudacity: Considering the amount of damage Punie tends to inflict on people and her surroundings, it's probably this that has stopped the police from coming [[spoiler: and allowed said police to continue living.]]
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Subverted in the last episode in that [[spoiler: Punie is expected to use deviousness to win against her now overpowered sisters]]. Punie passes with flying colors.
* ShoutOut: Lots. The [[Franchise/EvilDead Necronomicon Ex Mortis]] apparently has a recipe for cupcakes. An older reference from the first episode is from Oishinbo as 'Kaibara' and 'Shirou' are eating the magical train curry. There's also a helicopter scene straight out of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', complete with Walkürenritt.
** There's a whole shoutout to {{Platoon}}, Film/ApocalypseNow, and FullMetalJacket when Paya is asked if he's returning to the Army - specifically, that of an ambush in Platoon, Paya-as-Willard rising out of the mud, and Paya killing the VC sniper.
** The thing that nullifies Punie's magic power? A deity statue/figurine shaped like a Gundam head.
** When Punie's mother is listing other witches she beat out for the throne, she mentions "[[Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan Akko]], [[SallyTheWitch Sally]], [[MajokkoMeguChan Megu]], and [[MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo Momo]]."
*** Incidentally, notice that she pauses before saying Momo. [[Creator/MamiKoyama That's because her voice actor]] ''[[CastingGag was]]'' [[CastingGag Momo]].
* SickeningCrunch
* SinisterScythe: Elise wields one.
* StatusQuoIsGod: One of only a few possible explanations for why Tetsuko and Anego would stay around Punie for so long.
* StealthHiBye: Punie does this a couple of times, [[spoiler: when she's about to do something horrible to Anego.]]
* StepfordSmiler: Punie's mother, Esmerelda, is the Queen of this trope, almost literally.
* SummonMagic: Pyun and Potaru can summon a demonic god with the help of a magic ring.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Paya never shows off his abilities unless he's speaking in his Paya Livingston voice.]]
** Make that [[spoiler:''Captain'' Paya Livingston.]]
* TaremeEyes / TsurimeEyes: Punie has the former when she's in cutesy mode and the latter when she shows her true colors.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[spoiler: Paya, for Punie]], though it may be magically binding.
* {{Tsundere}}: Anego. This becomes more pronounced later in the series.
* VerbalTic: Paya adds "-paya" to all his sentences whenever he's in cutesy mode.
* VillainProtagonist: If you couldn't guess from her incantation, Punie is not quite as good as she first appears. [[spoiler: Her mother is probably even worse, if only because of her experience.]]
* WheelOfPain
* WidgetSeries
* WithMyHandsTied: Handcuffs are no match for Punie-chan!
* WondertwinPowers: Punie's little sisters use the two halves of the [[ArtifactOfDoom Ring of Immoral]] in this fashion.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs
* YouKilledMyFather: Subverted in that [[spoiler:it was Esmeralda [[SinsOfOurFathers who overthrew Elisa's Barbaroque family]] and it's Elisa who wants revenge, not Punie]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Parodied by Punie's little sisters in the last episode.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Surprisingly, it's not the protagonist who uses it, but Anego is the one who sports one in her date.
** She [[PantyShot kicked a guy in the face while wearing those]].
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