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->''"A long time ago, the evil Giri, who controlled devilish black magic, attempted to dominate the world and unleashed many monsters. Confronted by a formidable enemy, the Kodai Kingdom asked for the help of a Dark Magic User from a particular tribe and succeeded in sealing off Giri. However, after 300 years, the evil Giri is now freed from the seal and once again threatens the world. To rid the world of this terror, the chosen Hero and Magic User began their long and tough adventure."''
-->--'''Episode Prologue'''

When the King of Kodai makes a proclamation demanding a hero come forward, a village man Bado sends his son Nike to see the local witch so he can take up the call. The witch tells Nike that to combat Giri he needs the power of the magic of "Guru Guru" which the Migu Migu tribe alone could use. Fortunately, it just so happens that the witch has been raising the last of the Migu Migu, Kukuri, in secret. Together, the reluctant Nike and naive Kukuri set out to face the evil Giri.

''Mahoujin Guru Guru'' (''Magical Circle Guru Guru'') is a 45 episode anime series that follows Kukuri and Nike's adventures. There is also a 38 episode sequel series, ''Doki Doki Densetsu Mahoujin Guru Guru.'' Together, these two anime cover eleven volumes of a sixteen volume manga, which has just recently begun to see scanlation by "imangascans."

The real ''manga'' sequel, ''Mahoujin Guru Guru 2'', has started serialization in SquareEnix' ''Gangan Online'' since November 2012.

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!!This series features examples of:
* AccidentalPervert: Inverted and Lampshaded when Kukuri and another girl walk in on guys changing clothes.
* AssKickingPose: Parodied with Nike's "Cool Pose."
* {{BFS}}: Nike pulls one out of a box (with branches) in the second episode. Though he buys a regular sword soon after.
* BlackMage: Kukuri is this in ability, but a WhiteMagicianGirl in personality.
* BlessedWithSuck: Raid's magic is formidable, but casting requires he perform really stupid dances.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: When Nike and his party realize the weapons they brought with them are missing, they rewind through the last episode to try and locate them.
* ButtMonkey: The Old Kita Kita Man, who tends to suffer when he inflicts his dancing on other characters.
* ChannelHop: The first anime aired on Creator/TVAsahi, the second anime aired on TVTokyo
* TheChewToy: Gail & Ena.
* ClingyMacGuffin: A hideous award statue Kukuri won keeps finding its way back to her and Nike, despite Nike's repeated attempts to get rid of it.
* CompetenceZone: With the sole exception of Runrun, anybody older than the heroes is generally useless in a fight.
* CoolSword: Kira Kira
* CuteMonsterGirl: Chikuri
* DanceBattler: The Old Kita Kita Man. (Well... he dances whenever fights are going on, anyway)
* DarkIsNotEvil: Kukuri is a "Dark Elemental" type, her magic is considered black magic, and there's a whole society of Dark Magic practitioners who are allies of her and Nike.
* TheDitz: Kukuri starts out as this.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Runrun, which is the sound one makes while singing, akin to "La-la".
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Nike (Hero), Udberg Eldol (Old Kita Kita Man), Runrun (Dark Magic Society Lady), and Sly (Boss)
* ExpressiveShirt: The Old Kita Kita Man's headdress.
* FluffyTamer: Kukuri, most notably on Level 4 of her Training Tower.
* GadgeteerGenius: Toma is training as a magical version of this.
* GeometricMagic: Guru Guru magic relies on Kukuri's tracing of magic circles to function.
* TheHero: Nike.
* HeroicWannabe: Nike's father, who trained Nike to be a Hero because he himself couldn't do it. Also Gail.
* IdiotCrows
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [=Juju=] and her combat altar.
* IShallTauntYou: Unbell
* KleptomaniacHero: Subverted as Nike turns out to be thief class.
* [[LastOfHisKind Last Of Her Kind]]: Kukuri's the last known Migu Migu.
* LeaveHimToMe: Raid insists on this in episode 43. Nike does it because Raid did it.
* LethalChef: Sly, Ookashira (boss) of the Gaba thieves
* LetsGetDangerous: Nike and Kukuri are fairly capable when need be. Otherwise, they're very easily distracted to say the least.
* MagicDance: Raid uses these and, to a lesser extent, so does Kukuri.
* TheMillstone: The Old Kita Kita Man is this more often than he's useful.
* MomentKiller: Gipple
* OneWingedAngel: Subverted by Gizaier, who transforms into a fire-form and is promptly eaten before he can even finish introducing himself.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Gaba thieves deliberately only use code-names instead of their actual names.
* TheOtherDarrin: In the first anime (and the movie) Nike was voiced by FujikoTakimoto, however in the second anime he was voiced by Creator/OmiMinami.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Seven at once are used on the Old Kita Kita Man in episode 43
* {{Pixellation}}: When Kukuri forces herself to watch the Kita Kita Man dance, the images are censored for the viewers.
* RebelliousPrincess: Juju is a rebellious ''priestess.''
* RolePlayingGameVerse: We're constantly shown the levels and stats of characters and equipment. The narration also incorporates lines like "Hero attacks" and "Nike is paralyzed"
* SchmuckBait: Prince Ron Ron of Jaba kingdom violated the kingdom's rule that you must not stand in front of the guardian statue Pura Pura and tell it "Take care of your health" while boxing with your left hand, picking your nose with your right hand, and having a loaf of bread wedged up your rear. Nike has to be prevented from doing this three separate times.
* SealedEvilInACan: Demon Lord Giri
* ShipperOnDeck: Fairies love love, and love to help love, whether the potential couple likes it or not.
* SpinOff: Currently in the works: ''Buyuuden Kita Kita'', starring the Old Kita Kita Man.
* SummonMagic: Guru Guru magic
* SweetTooth: After Kukuri discovers chocolate
* TrainingFromHell: Nike's HeroicWannabe father put Nike through this growing up.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Kukuri is this in personality, but a BlackMage in ability.
* WithThisHerring: The king loudly disavows any responsibility for Nike and Kukuri after providing a tiny amount of gold for them.
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