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->''Call me Lord Munto.''

Just your standard gender-balanced MagicalGirl anime.

Except the primary Magical Girl is powerless on her own, it's set in a world where magic is running out (which would kill ''everyone''), the protagonist's goal is to destroy the seal keeping the [[SealedEvilInACan ancient enemies]] away, and contrary to expectations going off to a different world does not mean your mundane origin stops caring.

Munto was {{KyotoAnimation}}'s first original project, and has spawned two {{OVA}}s in the past. Those are now being expanded to a full series; the [=OVAs=] are covered in the first five and a half episodes, but with some updates, so whether you've seen them or not there's not excuse for not watching.

Of recent animation, it may have most in common with ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''; both deliberately subvert expectations of the genre, though not necessarily always the same ones, you will still find interesting, well-animated combat and deep character development in both.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Leica and her subordinate Jill.
* AdaptationExpansion: The Anime to the original [=OVAs=].
* AmazonChaser: Takeshi is ''possibly'' a low version of this, if his interest in the much more athletic Ichiko is real.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Gass seems to be vaguely Arabian.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Ichiko.
** Takashi even says, "Whenever you talk about Yumemi, it's like you're a different person!" And Ichiko blushes and denies it.
* AnimeFirst
* ArtEvolution: The battle scenes are always intricate, but the characters seem to become more defined (in terms of design) as the series goes on. Just look at their eyes!
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Justified, as the celestials were originally created by their kings as playthings, and it may be impossible to create a celestial with more power than you have yourself. The only none royals that are even stronger are the Outsiders; and nothing gives you more Authority than being in charge of the space-time continuum.
* {{Badass}}: Any commanding character-- Munto, Munto's commanders, Leica, and any time Gass shows up.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Gass with Irita. He's rather protective of her as well.
* BadassNormal: Kazuya, being an ex-delinquent. Doesn't really have any screen time in that regard, but it's heavily implied he's something of a OneManArmy and TheDreaded to other punks.
* BadassPacifist: ''Yumemi''. She doesn't want to hurt anyone, but heaven help you if you try to hurt any of her friends.
* BadassCape: Munto has a few. [[spoiler: In the ending credits of the final episode, Yumemi is seen wrapped in his signature red one.]]
* BareYourMidriff: One of Munto's outfits.
* BarrierWarrior: Jill, one of Commander Leica's top soldiers seems to specialize in this ability.
* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: Munto in the second half/OVA.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Yumemi, Munto, and their plot. [[spoiler: His parents arranged it.]]
* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, don't threaten Yumemi's friends.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Munto's about to get bisected by an enemy, when the enemy slices in half-- surprise! [[HeelFaceTurn Leica]] to the rescue!]]
** [[spoiler: The Automaton comes in just in time to catch Yumemi and friends when they realize they can't fly just yet.]]
* BookEnds: The Anime pretty much starts with Yumemi walking out the door of her house to go to school and ends pretty much the same. [[spoiler: The difference is that in the former she uses an umbrella and in the latter she doesn't showing that she's utterly discarded her former IJustWantToBeNormal status and gained confidence in herself.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Ep. 8 is pretty much ''just'' this to poor Yumemi.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler: Yumemi's powers are largely unlimited, except by her own lack of confidence.]]
* CloudCuckooLander: Yumemi spends half her day looking up. She's actually quite sane and has no problem keeping her mind on reality; it's just that her reality doesn't quite match with everyone else's.
** The ''real'' Space Case of the series is Suzume.
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: [[spoiler: Munto and Gridori are facing off when Gass appears behind Gridori, grabs him by the neck and eliminates them [[HeroicSacrifice both]].]]
* ChekhovsGunman: The ''Automaton''.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Celestial beings running out of magic do this. [[spoiler: Yumemi could also do this if her heart ever rejects the upper world, ''destroying the entire world''.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Yumemi's two best friends Ichiko and Suzume. Though as the ArtEvolution kicks in, not so much.
** Gass and Lady Ryuely.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Suzume
* DamselInDistress: Yumemi, which is unavoidable when she's the most fragile being around.
** [[spoiler: Ichiko and Suzume gain this status later on as well. Again, justified.]]
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Munto.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Ichiko to Yumeni. Unfortunately, she's in the wrong genre for her to be able to truly help except as moral support.
* DeusExMachina
* DisappearsIntoLight: What almost happened to Munto after his battle with the Akuto automaton weapon in the first OVA/half.
** [[spoiler: Munto's parents. ''We are returning to the Akuto, Munto. We will always be by your side.]]''
* DrivenToSuicide: Kazuya, pre-series. Suzume saved him.
* DynamicEntry: At the beginning, whenever Munto appears to Yumemi he does so in a bigass flash of technicolored light and clouds of smoke. Most likely [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as it takes a lot of energy to even ''briefly'' cross the time-space barrier.
* EyesOfGold: Munto.
* EyeScream: What Lady Ryuely had to do for Munto to see the hidden "light" for the future aka Yumemi.
* FirstNameBasis: Yumemi, Ichiko and Suzume are like this to each other, being childhood friends. Kazuya also uses this towards Suzume, as well as her friends.
** Yumemi to Munto to his ire; at first. To be fair, he does the same once he receives her name.
* FriendOrIdolDecision: [[spoiler: Gntarl forces this on Yumemi in the climax.]]
* FullContactMagic: What all Heavenly Being Magicians (and Gass) do.
* FunctionalMagic: ''Everything'' in the upper world runs on magic. Even if you think it doesn't, it does.
* FriendlyEnemy: Gass and Leica in the first half. Despite being on opposite sides of a war, they are very respectful of each other.
* GenkiGirl: Suzume, big time!
* GreenEyes: Yumemi, showing her special abilities and destiny.
* GreenEyedMonster: Gntarl to Munto. Exact reasons behind this is unknown, but he's always seemed to have a ''problem'' with the young king of the Magical Kingdom.
* HeelFaceTurn: Kazuya did this pre-series under Suzume's influence changing from a hard delinquent to a soft spoken and sweet man.
** [[spoiler: Leica and all of Ender]] in the second half.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Gass.]]
** [[spoiler: ObiWanMoment: Which comes with this attached.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Yumemi after getting [[BreakTheCutie broken]]. Munto snaps her out of it.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Gass and Irita.
** Kazuya and Suzume as well, though interestingly inverted in that Suzume is the one protecting Kazuya, in a way.
** AND Munto and Yumemi, though you don't really notice until Ep.7 when they're both standing side to side.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Yumemi is self conscious of her gift to see the floating island and wishes she was like everyone else. When Munto comes to ask for her help she at first refuses, just wanting to live a normal life.
** IJustWantToBeSpecial: On the other hand, Ichiko ''wants'' to see these "floating islands" of Yumemi.
* {{Immortality}}: The celestials apparently have TheAgeless to CompleteImmortality immortality depending on power, or at least [[LongLived live extremely long]]. They seem to be perfectly fine with this. They do [[ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty mature at the normal rate]], which would explain the dearth of children even if there weren't other considerations.
** They also don't need to eat-- celestials only need to take in Akuto, like plants take in sunshine.
* InvisibleToNormals: Literally. An ''entire planet'', that just happens to share our orbit, very closely. [[spoiler: The Invisible status is dropped completely by the end.]]
* InstantRunes: Gass only.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Munto. Rather abrasive and arrogant at first, but honestly has a good heart and is a much beloved king.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gntarl, on the other hand, is just a jerk.
* MadeOfMagic: Everything in the Heavenly Kingdoms. Even the people.
* {{Magitek}}: There's plenty of technology in evidence in the upper world, but it's all magic-based. The better examples are also regenerating, [[spoiler: such as the characters.]]
* ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: Munto and Yumemi; which contributes to his reluctance in the second half/OVA.
* {{Masquerade}}: Averted. Though science makes half-hearted attempts at explaining the events away, the celestials appear not to care, and it quickly becomes futile.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Yumemi yells "STOP IT!" to Munto's Automaton right when it's about to blast Gntarl... and it listens to her. So Gntarl takes that chance to hack at it again with his sword and grabs Ichiko and Suzume. NICE ONE.
* NonActionGuy: Takashi.
* NoodlePeople: especially in the later episodes. [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Munto_TV_9_14.54.jpg Look at]] [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Munto_TV_8_03.39.jpg those]] [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Munto_TV_8_18.07.jpg legs...]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Suzume looks like she's still grade school but is stated to be 13 when the series starts and is most likely fifteen when it ends.
* OneManArmy: Gass. There are several battles in which he takes on entire armies by himself.
** Munto as well. Considering what else has been shown, being a OneManArmy is part and parcel of being one of the Heavenly Kings.
* OnlyChildSyndrome: In the upper world. Actually, there are only two children period - three, if Munto counts. [[spoiler: This is because making children would be a waste of energy that would cause the world to end sooner. Also, don't you think bringing children into such a world is a bit.. evil?]]
* OutOfClothesExperience: Yumemi goes through a few of these in the final half.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: The Heavenly Kings and Gass; Gass more than them.
** By human standards, all of the Heavenly People count as such.
* PillarOfLight: [[spoiler: The tear in the planetary seal, episodes 6 and up]]
* {{Regeneration}}: The celestial beings are very hard to kill indeed, especially the more powerful ones. [[spoiler: Contributing to Yumemi's Damsel in Distress status as a scarily fragile person.]]
* PlanetEater: Essentially what the Visitors-- the gods-- were doing to gain more Akuto, though they were crossing space-time barriers instead of the universe.
* RapunzelHair: Ryuely and Gntarl
* RazorWind: One of Leica's attacks in her fight with Gass is a shower of hundreds and hundreds of blades.
** Tail, one of Munto's commanders, has a magic that he seems to form into gigantic "sharp winds".
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All the Heavenly Beings.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Yumemi is not very happy about Munto's intrusion into her perfectly average life, at least at first.
** This gets reversed in the second half; now Yumemi has to convince ''Munto'' to heed the call.
* [[RedemptionEqualsLife Redemption Earns Love]]: Suzume saves and redeems Kazuya (''pre-series''), gaining a very loyal and kind boyfriend in the process.
* RedHeadedHero: Munto.
* RedOniBlueOni: Munto and Yumemi respectively. Munto is hotheaded, aggressive, rude and arrogant. Yumemi is sweet natured, thoughtful, kind and non-violent by nature.
** Kazuya and Suzume also qualify. It's reversed in their case; ''[[GenkiGirl Suzume]]'' is the Red Oni, while [[GentleGiant Kazuya]] is the Blue Oni.
* RescueRomance: Munto and Yumemi; interestingly, Yumemi saved ''him'' first.
** Same goes for [[DrivenToSuicide Kazuya]] and [[GenkiGirl Suzume]]. Again, the girl saved the guy.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Yumemi and Ichiko. With some [[AmbiguouslyGay confusion]] on Ichiko's end.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Munto and everything he's doing.
** Gridori is a more negative example.
* SayMyName: "Munto!!!"
** "Yumemi!"
* ScrewDestiny: Strangely enough, Munto and Yumemi's Destiny as [[TheChosenOne The Chosen Ones]] is to do this, changing the foretold future of destruction for both their worlds. Ryuely lampshades this early on [[spoiler: and when Yumemi brings Ichiko and Suzume to the Heavenly Lands]].
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: Us. The celestials are quite surprised at what has become of the descendants of their ground-dwelling counterparts.]]
* SequelHook: A minor one at the end of the Anime: [[spoiler: there's a distortion in space left over from Gass's HeroicSacrifice, the Masquerade is firmly broken with the Humans and Heavenly Beings opening talks, and Munto has run off to spend time with Yumemi while Ryuely makes vague remarks that sound like a prediction.]]
* ShipTease: A little between Ichiko and Takashi, ''plenty'' with Yumemi and Munto.
* ShutUpHannibal: When Gridori has Munto under his grasp while gloating, Munto smirks. Gridori snaps, "What are you laughing at--" and Munto punches his face off!
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Gass, Gas, Gasu...it is also possibly suppose to be ''Geas'' (which is ''pronounced'' "Gas") as it would fit his status as the Outsider.
* SpoilerOpening: The opening to the Anime; after the first few seconds, it trails into things that are covered in the ''second half'' of the series.
** The ending is worse in a way as it shows things that take place ''after'' the series....maybe.
* [[spoiler: TakingYouWithMe: After Gass grabs Gridori's neck in Gridori vs. Munto's fight, he says, "I'm going to take him away, Munto." And then he wipes them both out of existence with his runes.]]
* TheCaptain: Munto to Louie, Tail, Marty and Harka.
* TheDreaded: [[PersonofMassDestruction Outsiders]].
* TheObiWan: Gass towards Munto. Ryuely has shades of this, but generally directs it to Toche.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Yumemi wants to save her friends and breaks out of ''crystals'' with her own strength! Her voice also magically becomes more mature.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Ichiko and Suzume.
* TranquilFury: Whenever there's a battle scene with Gass. And later on Commander Leica calmly walking up to the robot firing a hail of bullets at her before chopping it neatly in half.
** Yumemi [[spoiler: when she confronts Gntarl.]] She's rather calm sounding, but quite obviously pissed off as well.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Averted. The first half/OVA makes a point of showing quite a few teachers.
* VillainousBreakdown: Gntarl spends a good chunk of the series going through this. It ends poorly for him.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: A female teacher is seen using this for her cell phone in the first half/OVA.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Gntarl. He actually causes ''much'' more trouble than its worth in his quest to "save" the Heavenly Kingdoms.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Yumemi gives one to [[spoiler: Gntarl]] in the climax.
* ZettaiRyouiki: For no obvious reason (except maybe [[FanService the most obvious there is]]), [[http://fabien.li/tvtropes/Munto_TV_9_14.54.jpg the three girls get to wear]] a grade-A-zettai ryouiki SailorFuku for about one minute.
--> '''Ichiko''': [[LampshadeHanging Is this his fetish?]]

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