''Majokko Tickle'' is an early MagicalGirl series created by Creator/GoNagai, airing from 1978 to 1979 on Creator/TVAsahi. The anime was produced by Toei Company (not Creator/ToeiAnimation) with the animation production farmed out to several other studios, including Creator/{{Sunrise}}.

Tiko, a shy Japanese schoolgirl, receives a book as a gift from her father on her eleventh birthday. When Tiko opens the book, she releases Tickle, a mischievous fairy who was imprisoned inside the book for [[ThePrankster playing pranks]] on people. Tickle spends the series living with Tiko (having cast a spell so that the family believes she's Tiko's sister), using her powers to solve everyday problems, and of course playing tricks on people, particularly Tiko's annoying kid sister, Hina.


* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Hina. She loves nothing more than butting into whatever her "sisters" are doing.
* ButtMonkey: Hina. She often gets her comeuppance via Tickle's magic.
* CassandraTruth: Nobody believes Hina when she claims to have seen Tickle using magic.
* CuteWitch: Tickle.
* DubNameChange: In the Italian dub, Tickle is Lilli and Tiko is renamed Mirtilla.
* FishOutOfWater: Living in the human world and having a family are both new experiences for Tickle.
* GirlishPigtails: Tickle. She has pony tails as hair dressing.
* IntoxicationEnsues: In the episode "Cooking Magic! Furanpa!", Tickle accidentally swallows some whiskey while she and Tiko are trying to cook for the first time. The result: Tiko's bedroom is left in shambles as a drunken Tickle starts casting magic spells indiscriminately.
* LighterAndSofter: With regards to Go Nagai's other works, and in particular his first magical girl series, Manga/CuteyHoney.
* MagicalIncantation: "Maharu Tamara Furanpa" is Tickle's.
* Creator/MitsukoHorie: Sings the opening and ending themes.
* MuggleBestFriend: Tiko.
* MuggleFosterParents: Complete with the "hypnotism of family" subtrope that's common in MagicalGirl shows.
* ThePrankster: Tickle is a mischievous fairy.
* RememberTheNewGuy: InUniverse. Tiko uses Tickle's magic to manipulate everyone's memories, making them believe she has always been Tiko's twin sister.
* RichBitch: Satomi. She is very snobby, and usually causes problems for Tiko.
* [[SealedIndexInACan Sealed Mischief In A Can]]: Tickle was imprisoned in a book for playing tricks before being freed by Tiko (although she claims to be a magical princess on the run from a dragon).
* SecretChaser: Hina is constantly trying to expose Tickle as a magic-user, but it never works.
* ShoutOut: The entire series premise is sometimes construed as a shout-out to '70s [[JapanesePopMusic J-pop]] superstars [[Series/PinkLadyAndJeff Pink Lady]], due to the series having two female protagonists who do everything together. One episode has a more obvious shout-out to Pink Lady as Tickle, Tiko and Hina are shown watching the duo perform their hit song "Southpaw" on television.
* ShrinkingViolet: Tiko, she is a very shy girl.