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[[caption-width-right:300:Meg's a MagicalGirl and she'll steal your heart!]]

''Majokko Meg-chan'' is an early MagicalGirl {{Anime}}. Based on a proposal by the production company Hiromi Productions, a TV series was made by Creator/ToeiAnimation in 1974. This particular story codified many of the tropes that would later become staples of the MagicalGirl genre.

The story centers on Meg, a young witch who has been sent to Earth as part of her MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest. She is adopted by former witch Mami Kanzaki and her muggle family and spends the series learning about human relationships, battling magical enemies, and maturing into a woman worthy of claiming the throne of the Witch World.

In addition to its success in Japan, the series was later broadcast in several European countries, including Italy (where the heroine was renamed Bia and where the show is still fondly remembered), France, and Poland. It was also dubbed into Spanish and Portuguese, but there is no official English version.

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!!Tropes:

* AllClothUnravels: An episode has a BrainwashedAndCrazy Rabi does this to a random woman.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Chou has light blue skin.
* AnimalsHateHim: Chou is hated by all animals, save for his two sidekicks of course. Gombei initially dislikes Non in their first episode together, but likes her just fine after saving her life and realizing that she's Meg's friend...[[VitriolicBestBuds kind of.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling / ThePrankster: Rabi. He is a typical young boy and loves to play pranks - some of his favorite pranks involve getting pictures of "big sis Megu-chan's" panties or in her sheer nightgowns!
** Also Apo initially. She becomes less of a nuisance as the series progresses.
* AntiHero: Non, Type IV at first but becomes Type II by the end.
* BigBad: Saturn
* BigFriendlyDog: Gombei, especially towards Apo.
* BoyMeetsGhoul: Or better "Witch meets Ghost". In episode 25 Non meets a ghostly boy who’s in love with her. She starts having feelings for him, which she has trouble dealing with.
* BraggingThemeTune: Similar to that of Anime/CuteyHoney - in fact, even sung by the same vocalist (Yoko Maekawa).
** This time, the narrator (Meg) does the boasting herself, bragging about how [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey her breasts are proof that she can do anything and how she can manipulate boys into doing what she wants.]]
* TheBully: Boss, the school bully.
* ButtMonkey[=/=]TheChewToy: Chou who often ends, deservedly, wounded and humiliated.
* CanonForeigner: Emi. She not exist in the manga.
* CatsAreMean: One of Chou's sidekicks is a cat, the other being a crow.
* CharacterDevelopment: Meg matures from being essentially a selfish, self-centered brat to a more giving and thoughtful person (though still not without her flaws - which makes her seem all the more real).
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Roko disappear after the Emi is introduced and replace her as Megu's friend.
* ComingOfAgeStory: Doubling as MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest
* CuteWitch: One of the first.
* DarkerAndEdgier ''and'' HotterAndSexier: Specially when compared to other majokko series. How so?
** It included a '''truly''' evil character as an antagonist (Saturn). Prior to this, there was a perception that young girls couldn't handle such things.
** The subplots sometimes touched [[RealLife more serious social issues]] like DomesticAbuse, extramarital relationships, drug abuse, ParentalAbandonment, etc.. For this reason, nine of the 72 episodes were cut from the Italian version.
** Meg not only lost fights, but she had to face ''serious'' consequences (deaths, injuries, humiliations, etc.) that couldn't be undone with magic.
** It featured {{Fanservice}} in the form of {{Panty Shot}}s, slight nudity, a blatantly LesYay-tastic relationship between Meg and Non, and Meg being a FilleFatale. It also included characters as the DirtyKid Rabi (Megu's stepbrother) and DirtyOldMan Chou.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Non, also among the first ones. Initialy she is much more skilled with her magic than Meg.
* DirtyKid: Rabi had an arsenal tricks aimed at catching his "big sister" disrobed, from yanking the sheets off Megu's bed in the morning to using a fishing rod to lift her skirt.
* DirtyOldMan: Chou spent most of his time spying on Meg and devising ways to publicly humiliate her. In a memorable scene in episode 23, Chou-san rigged Megu's bathtub with wheels, causing it to race around the city while Megu was bathing. Earlier in that same episode, Chou attempted to trick Megu into taking off all of her clothes by hypnotizing her with a magical cuckoo clock; only Non's intervention at the last minute saved Megu from stripping herself totally naked.
* DrivenToSuicide: In one particularly dark episode, a newspaper boy ends up jumping off a bridge to his death.
* EvilDetectingDog: Gombei. Normally a good dog, he react often to evil characters as Chou.
* FriendlyEnemy: Non to Meg as the show goes on.
* HairDecorations: Meg wears a yellow flower in her hair.
* {{Fanservice}}: Feature {{Panty Shot}}s, slight nudity and LingerieScene.
* FieryRedhead: Meg
* FilleFatale: Also Meg. The girl is pretty aware of her good looks, is coquettish and outspoken (unlike the more mellow heroines of the time) and the OP of the series has her singing about using her beauty to woo the guys and get what she wants from them.
* FishOutOfWater: Initially, Meg has a hard time adjusting to life on earth at first, both at home and at school.
* FlyingBroomstick: More in the opening than in the series.
* GirlishPigtails: Two of Meg's friends, Roko and Emi.
** Also Leon, a mischievous witch-in-training that drops by once.
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: This is how Meg and Non usually cast magic.
* HeelFaceTurn: Saturn’s loyal servant Rosa. She is sent to the human world to kill Megu. She fails at first, and Megu takes her home. She tries her best to be kind and change her views. Eventually Rosa comes around and sees the beauty of Megu’s heart. Saturn becomes furious and gives her one last chance to kill Megu. Instead Rosa attempts suicide, but is saved by the Queen.
* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler: The ending, in which Meg and Non start back at square-one in their training on Earth.]]
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Chou comes up with a brainwashing device that makes girls take off their clothes. [[http://dc306.4shared.com/img/mI4JkCd7/s7/0.5219427718621532/MegEP23c.jpg Meg falls under its influx and starts stripping]]... until Non destroys it. Interestingly, this episode was NOT one of the ones cut out in the European versions.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
** Non. She doesn't want to beat Meg through unfair practices, so there are actually times when she helps Meg with her problems.
** Meg herself qualifies to an extent for a good part of the series too.
* MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest: The reason for Meg's journey to Earth and the source of her rivalry with Non. [[spoiler: They BOTH fail in the end and are sent back to Earth for further training, thus making it a HereWeGoAgain ending.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Roko.
* MinidressOfPower: Meg and Non both wear these, but only Non's comes with knee-high boots.
* ModestyTowel: Meg wear one in episode 3 in a ShowerScene.
* MsFanservice: Meg who wear often a green see-through negligee end has many PantyShot in her regular mini-dress.
* MuggleFosterParents: Toyed with. Since Mami is actually an ex-witch, after taking Meg in she uses her magic to trick everyone into thinking Meg is the Kanzaki's eldest daughter instead of Mami's protegée.
* OffModel: The show's animation is pretty poor in general and there is barely an episode without any glaring animation mistakes. One particular bad example is one medium shot (!) where the animators forgot to put Meg's still frame into the scene, so she just suddenly appears out of nowhere when it's her turn to talk.
* ParasolParachute: In the first episode, Megu flys down into the human world using an umbrella. This become her iconic item.
* ParentalSubstitute: Mami is this for Meg. The concept of family actually doesn't seem to exist in the Magical World.
* RedOniBlueOni: Meg and Non, who are ColorCodedCharacters.
* TheRival: Non. She attempts to murder Megu during their very first meeting and continues to plague her throughout the series.
** RivalsTeamUp: Eventually, Non comes to admire her rival's innate courage, even joining forces with her against mutual enemies (such as the demonic witch-queen Saturn and her devious henchman, Chou-san) in several episodes.
* SempaiKouhai: Leon sees Meg as her ''sempai''.
* SexySilhouette: Meg in several scenes.
* ShesGotLegs: Meg. In some circumstances are put well in evidence her legs and having a very short skirt help.
* ShoutOut:
** One episode shows Meg watching Anime/CuteyHoney on the television.
** In another episode, a model of [[Anime/MazingerZ Great Mazinger]] is seen in the window of a toy shop. Cutey Honey and Mazinger were both also Toei Animation shows.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Meg is not immune to this.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Non.
* TeamRocketWins: The series concludes with [[spoiler: both Meg and Non failing their test and being sent BACK to Earth all because Chou manipulates them, and he [[KarmaHoudini gets off scot-free for it.]] Of course, considering his extreme ButtMonkey status, one could consider this a ThrowTheDogABone moment.]]
* {{Tomboy}}:
** Meg, especially compared to other heroines of the time like [[Manga/SallyTheWitch Sally Yumeno]], [[Anime/MahouNoMakoChan Mako Urashima]] or [[Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan Akko Kagami]]. She constantly fights with the school bully and her annoying little brother.
** Non, whose hobby is [[BikerBabe wearing a black leather jumpsuit and riding around on a motorcycle]], may also qualify.
* TooHotForTV: At least nine episodes were considered such, in Italy, and the episodes that were dubbed sometimes featured edits for content. This carried over into the Polish and Portuguese dubs, which were based on the Italian.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: The witch world doesn't have families, so at first Meg has a hard time understanding the love her [[MuggleFosterParents Muggle Foster Family]] feels towards her.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Dogs]]: Mami and Non both have this reaction to Gombei at first due to the bad history between dogs and witches. They get over it quickly, though.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Meg and Non by the end, so very much. A Type II example.
* WouldHitAGirl: In her first apparence, Emi's curse forcing anyone who looks into her eyes to slap her.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Non has blue hair.

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