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[[caption-width-right:320:The [[TheApprentice Ojamajos]] [[FiveManBand (left to right)]]: [[TheHeart Momoko]], [[TheBigGuy Aiko]], [[TheHeroine Doremi]], [[TheSixthRanger Hana]], [[TheSmartGuy Hazuki]] and [[TheLancer Onpu]].[[note]] Not pictured: [[TagalongKid Pop]].[[/note]]]]

-->''"If you had magic, what would you do?"''

Toei Animation's CuteWitch CashCowFranchise from 1999 to 2003, spanning four year-long television series and one {{OVA}}.

''Ojamajo Doremi'' (Ojamajo being a {{portmanteau}} of "ojama", meaning a hindrance and "majo", meaning witch) tells the story of Doremi Harukaze, the self-proclaimed "[[ButtMonkey unluckiest pretty girl in the whole world]]", who dreams of becoming a witch just like in the stories she reads. One day she stumbles across a mysterious shop run by an old woman who fits the profile of a witch to a tee. Doremi calls her out on it, and suddenly the woman transforms into an ugly little frog thing: turns out she really ''was'' a witch, and this is what happens when a human correctly identifies one.

The ex-witch, Majo Rika, takes her on as an apprentice witch so that Doremi can eventually gain enough magical power to change her back. The thing is, Doremi is ''[[IneptMage horrible]]'' when it comes to learning the trade, which leads to Majo Rika branding her an ojamajo. Not soon afterwards, Doremi's two friends [[LonelyRichKid Hazuki Fujiwara]] and [[{{Tomboy}} Aiko Senoo]] get in on the act, and in the latter half of the series, [[IdolSinger Onpu Segawa]]- another apprentice witch who uses magic for selfish reasons- turns up as an antagonist of sorts.

In the second series (''Ojamajo Doremi # (Sharp)''), [[LateArrivalSpoiler Onpu has reformed]] and Doremi gains a magical "daughter" called Hana that [[HasTwoMommies she has to raise for one year]]. The third series (''Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi'') introduces American witch apprentice Momoko Asuka to help the group pass a test to become formal witches. This test involves turning their shop into a bakery for the season. The fourth and final television series (''Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!'') has Hana [[PlotRelevantAgeUp force-grow herself]] to the same age as Doremi so she can attend school with her "mommy". An OVA followed (''Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho'') that was set during ''Mo~tto'' and focused on various secrets held by the main characters.

The franchise was your standard MagicalGirl affair, though there was very little evil-fighting. The series was instead driven by the characters and their development not only as {{Cute Witch}}es but as people. Admittedly, it suffers from a lot of {{Filler}}, and [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism depending on how cynical you are]], you could consider every series after the first to be {{Post Script Season}}s. But it ''was'' a massively popular series in Japan and has its fair share of high points. Notably, it's the second longest MagicalGirl series to date (behind ''PrettyCure''), but unlike ''PrettyCure'', the series takes place in only one continuity.

The series has been dubbed into several languages and released in multiple countries under the name ''Magical [=DoReMi=]''. In America it was licensed by [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], becoming the first version ''not'' to call the main character "Doremi" (instead they called her '''Do'''rie, turning Hazuki and Aiko into '''Re'''anne and '''Mi'''rabelle respectively to retain the pun in the title). While the first twenty-six episodes were aired on television, the last twenty-five were only available online.

In 2011, Kodansha began publishing a series of LightNovel trilogies under the title ''Ojamajo Doremi 16''. The novels were penned by Midori Kuriyama, the series' main episode writer, with illustrations provided by Yoshihiko Umakoshi, the original series' character designer. The story take place years after the ending of the original anime series, where Doremi is now a high school student. The stories are written in the same episodic format as the television series, dealing with problems in both Doremi's personal life and affairs in the Witch World. After the release of ''Ojamajo Doremi 16 ~Come On!~'', the novel continued on as a second trilogy titled ''Ojamajo Doremi 17''.

This series has a [[Characters/OjamajoDoremi character sheet.]] And now it has a [[Recap/OjamajoDoremi recap]] in the works.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Many characters get focus episodes to help them with [[CharacterDevelopment their growth]]. Several of those characters even get it multiple times!
* AdjectiveNounFred: The title, ''Ojamajo Doremi'', literally translates into "Troublesome Witch Doremi."
* AdultFear: Happens frequently during ''Sharp''. You have an evil man with magical powers who will stop at nothing to take away your child. He will even go as far as [[TakenForGranite turning you and your friends into stone.]]
** Losing a child happens several times in the series, and since witches live very long, it's generally expected that they'd outlive their kids if they marry a human man and bear his kids.
* AerithAndBob: Pretty much everyone else's names are common Japanese names except for Doremi, Pop, and maybe Onpu.
* AllDeathsFinal: If someone were to die in this show, they're all but assured to remain dead. Sure, there is magic to bring people BackFromTheDead, but doing so ''will'' cost the caster her life upon success. For that reason, that magic is forbidden and thus hasn't been used successfully onscreen. ''Ever''.
* AllForNothing: in ''Series 1'' and ''Sharp'', the girls go through hardship after hardship to pass the tests and become full fledged Witches...and then have to give them up to save someone: Onpu in the former and Hana in the latter.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Masaru Yada, though he's more of a male version of a LittleMissSnarker rather than actually "bad"
** A more fitting example would be Akatsuki during ''Sharp'', though he kept his anti-villainous tendencies concealed until TheReveal.
** The man Onpu daydreamed about in ''Naisho'' episode 10 is depicted like this.
* AllThereInTheManual: Who is this Majorhythm? How come I haven't heard of Rhythm Makihatayama? You mean, she's just in the {{Visual Novel}} game? Oh.
* AllYourPowersCombined: Magical Stage.
* AlphaBitch: Reika Tamaki, also the resident {{Ojou}}. Momoko is actually able to relate and make friends with her due to being similar ([[IdenticalStranger too similar]]) to a friend in America, Mary. She also gives an excellent lampshading...
-->'''Momoko''': I really don't like people like Tamaki-san, but you see her type no matter which country's school you are in.
** LovableAlphaBitch: SpoiledBrat as she is, Tamaki isn't completely evil either. Her [[ADayInTheLimelight focus episode]] in the first season has her going through an HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: when she doubts that her BumblingDad truly loves her]] and bonding with IllGirl Shiori.
** She gains even more sympathetic development during Motto, where [[spoiler: her self-centered and bratty behavior is revealed to be caused by her loneliness and insecurity. Momoko sees through this and becomes close friends with her, and also helps others to see Reika's true self.]]
** Erika, Reika's cousin is one as well. Like her sister, she becomes a LovableAlphaBitch later in ''Dokkan''.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong
* AlwaysInClassOne: Played with. In the first half of the series, the main characters are in class 2. However, there's a student shuffle in the third season that splits up the girls -- Doremi (later joined by Momoko and Hana) is in class 1 with her regular teacher Seki; Hazuki, Aiko, and Onpu stay in class 2 but get a new teacher in Nishizawa.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Pop at first.
* TheApprentice: Doremi and the other girls
* ArtEvolution: The girls change outfits and get taller in the second half of the series, but the overall designs get better in the second half of ''Sharp''.
* BalloonBelly: Lala in ''Ojamajo Doremi Sharp'' ep. 16; Hazuki and Aiko in ''Ojamajo Doremi Dokkan!'' ep. 12.
* BareYourMidriff: Isn't Momoko's outfit pretty risque for 5th-6th grade girls!? Not to mention Hana-chan's "Commander Hana" costume!
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler:Akatsuki in ''Sharp'' started off by getting close to Doremi for the sole purpose of using her to get to Hana. Eventually, he developed genuine feelings towards her and ultimately made his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Happens a lot between Doremi and Kotake, as they're often at odds with each other. However, they occasionally do have an AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment.
* BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Doremi, Hazuki, and Aiko during ''S1'', respectively.
* BeneathTheMask: Applies to just about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters every character]] on the show. Elaborating would take a lot of space...
* BigBad: [[spoiler: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Majo Tourbillion]]]], the previous Witch Queen
* BigDamnHeroes: In episode 14 of ''Dokkan'', Doremi saves Hana from certain death at the [[DoubleEntendre tentacles]] of a plant monster.
** Done a lot in ''Sharp'' too when the girls are rescuing Hana.
* [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Aiko, though she also doubled as TheLancer during ''S1'' before Onpu made her HeelFaceTurn. She still lapses back into the role from time to time.
* BikerBabe: Their [[BadassTeacher teacher]], Seki-sensei.
* BittersweetEnding: The first two seasons. ''Especially'' the first. ([[spoiler:Right after they've become full-fledged witches, Onpu falls into a ConvenientComa as LaserGuidedKarma hits her for repeatedly using her powers for mind control (even when, that particular time, she had actually used them ''to save herself and the others''), so Doremi and the other girls have to practically give up everything to save her]]). [[spoiler:And in the penultimate episode; the girls must chose between becoming witches [[WhoWantsToLiveForever outlive anyone they care about]], or stay human but leaving Hana and the Witch World until she become the great Queen.]]
* BlackBestFriend: One of Momoko's American friends, Beth.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Leon in ''Sharp''.
* BlondesAreEvil: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] by Reika and Erika. They're [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]], but not truly evil.
** {{Subverted}} with Majo Tourbillon who actually has black hair. DoubleSubverted in that [[AntiVillain she's not actually evil]].
* BlushSticker: Hana-chan typically has these (particularly during ''Sharp'' and ''Motto''). Other characters get them too from time to time.
* BookEnds: Twice. Once during the beginning and end of the first season, and again at the end of the series.
* BrokenAesop: An episode of the Naisho {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}VA ends with Seki-sensei chewing out the anchor leg of her room's opponents in a swimming relay for not trying as hard as Aiko. [[spoiler:One, the opponents ''won'' that race, and two, after all her hard practicing, Aiko didn't even compete.]]
* BrutalHonesty: Aiko and Momoko both had this flaw when they transferred. To a degree, also Onpu.
* TheBrute: Leon [[spoiler:before his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* BunglingInventor: Majo Toron, [[OneSceneWonder during her only real appearance]]. This only applies to those inventions she had the girls test.
* BumblingDad: Practically all the fathers, to some degree. Special mention goes to Reika's father and Kenji (Aiko's dad).
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:At the end of the final series, the girls must choose between becoming full-fledged, long-lived Witches living in the Witch World or remain as humans and stay in their own world. Only Hana leaves for the Witch World while the rest of the girls decide that they will stay in the human world.]]
* CallBack: ''Dokkan'' contains numerous references to events and characters that haven't been mentioned since the first two seasons. Done to even greater extent in the light novel, which is pure ContinuityPorn.
* CallingYourAttacks: {{Lampshaded}}: One of the reasons for the Royal Patraine upgrade was that Oyajide could counter their spells before they could finish.
* CameraAbuse: Only the first ''S1'' EyeCatch displays this.
* CameraFiend: Kaori Shimakura. [[spoiler: Subverted when we learn that she does so because of [[HeroicSelfDeprecation self-esteem problems:]] Kaori views herself as ugly, thus she captures the world in her camera to hide her feelings of inadequacy.]]
* CantCatchUp: Doremi's little sister Pop, who (being five years old) progresses at a much slower rate than the rest of the girls: It takes her ''four seasons'' to achieve what the other six manage in one, and even then doesn't get her crystal until the final Magical Stage. Mind you, this is ''not'' because she's not as good as Doremi; she's far more adept. It's just that you can only go to the Witch World at night--and [[HeavySleeper she can't stay awake that long, no matter how hard she tries.]] Try to wake her up? [[HilarityEnsues]] followed closely by [[AmusingInjuries]].
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by ''Dokkan'', when Pop finally reached the Level 1 test. Doremi even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] this. [[spoiler:However, Pop came to start thinking about why she wanted to be a witch and realizing that it was because she wanted to be like Doremi. Mota and Motamota seemed to know this and gave Pop some time for her to decide.]]
* CareerVersusMan: This was basically the main plot of the ''Ojamajo Doremi 17'' LightNovel. After hearing [[spoiler:Marina and Kimura]] break up to pursue their future goals, Doremi becomes worried about what will happen when she and Kotake have to make the same choice.
* CatchPhrase: Doremi's "I'm the unluckiest pretty girl in the whole world!"
** Momoko: [[BigOMG Oh my God!]]
** Hana: CHEESE!
* CharacterDevelopment: A lot of it for main characters and classmates alike.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Doremi becoming a witch was planned by the Queen the entire time, who had been watching out for her since the girl was five years old!]]
* TheChick: Momoko took this role when she first appeared.
* ChristmasCake: Seki-sensei
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Majo Ruka's fairy Hehe is only seen in the original ''Ojamajo Doremi'' series and does not make an appearance in subsequent sequels, nor does Majo Ruka make a comment as to where she is. This is because Hehe's voice actress, Creator/HirokoKonishi, decided to step away from voice acting in 2000.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Miho Maruyama gives off this vibe in ''Motto!'' episode 8.
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' is known as ''Magical [=DoReMi=]'' in numerous other dubs as the word ''"ojamajo"'' is an untranslatable pun on the words ''"Ojama"'' (something/someone who gets in the way and is useless) and ''"Majo"'' (a witch). However, 4Kids [[DubNameChange changed Doremi's name to Dorie]], thus changing the meaning of the title from a description of the main character into a combined pun of the first two letters of the new names the gave the main characters: '''Do'''rie, '''Re'''anne and '''Mi'''rabelle.
* CurbStompBattle: ''Sharp'' Episode 46. [=FLAT4=] vs. Royal Patraine Ojamajos. If it hadn't been for Doremi [[TalkingYourWayOut talking to them]], the girls would've completely lost.
** The ''Sharp'' finale had the girls facing [[BigBad Previous Witch Queen's predecessor]]. None of them retained their powers after trying to get the {{Macguffin}}, and she could easily have prevented them from getting it, but they (barely) succeeded either way.
*** On that note, ANYONE vs. [[PhysicalGod Majo Tourbillon]]. [[spoiler:It was established that she had the most powerful magic of any Witch in the last 1000 years, and she can definitely prove it.]]
** Royal Patraine Ojamajos vs. Oyajide. The girls win. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Time.]]
* CuteWitch: The girls primarily use their powers to help out and do other mundane things throughout the series. To list each of these would take too long. And when they actually come to fighting evil, they usually do so through unorthodox and impractical means and have to have their powers boosted in order to be successful. The latter case comes to a head in ''Sharp'' episode 46 [[spoiler:when the [[ThePsychoRangers FLAT4]] prove too powerful AND skillful to take on in a fight, unlike [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Oyajide]]]].
* DaddysGirl: Played with rather interestingly in the first season: the reason behind Reika Tamaki's RichBitch behavior is that her dad spoils her rotten... [[spoiler:and dad's reason to do it is that he feels guilty for letting Reika get seriously injured due to his carelessness.]]
* DancingTheme: "Ojamajo {{Ondo}} de Happipi!"
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Forbidden Magic. All have repercussions when used:
** [[HealingMagicIsTheHardest Healing Magic]] transfers the wounds to the caster and has unpredictable effects when the caster uses it on herself.
** [[BackFromTheDead Revival]] Magic kills the caster upon success.
** MindControl Magic puts the caster in a 100-year coma.
* TheDarkChick: Tooru [[spoiler:prior to his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. [[spoiler:The [[BigBad previous Queen]] offers to fulfill Momoko's desire to see Majo Monroe again in exchange for using her to bring Hana to the [[EldritchLocation Cursed Forest]] and kill her there. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in that the [[JackassGenie previous Queen]] [[DemonicPossession really didn't]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy give Momoko any]] [[LotusEaterMachine say in the matter.]]]]
* DeathIsCheap: Very much [[AvertedTrope averted]]. Though magic can bring back the dead, doing so will result in the reviver dying instead.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: All the openings (and some of the endings) are sung by MAHO Dou, the collective name for the voice actresses of the main characters.
* TheDragon: Akatsuki to Oyajide during ''Sharp''. [[spoiler:Oyajide to Ojijide, though Oyajide was more along the lines of a DragonInChief.]]
* DramaticIrony: All throughout ''Sharp''.
** [[spoiler:First, we have Ojijide tasking Oyajide with kidnapping Hana. The audience knows what's going on, but the Ojamajos don't and are legitimately shocked and horrified when Oyajide reveals his intentions and succeeds.]]
** [[spoiler:Next, we have the introduction of Akatsuki and then his allegiance is revealed later. During episode 46, Doremi is [[HeroicBSOD heartbroken]] by the [[EtTuBrute revelation]].]]
* DyingRace: The Wizards during ''Sharp'' (only '''''30''''' remained by the time the series started!). Arguably the reason [[WellIntentionedExtremist Ojijide]] wanted to kidnap Hana and regain their lost land. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] during the later seasons [[spoiler:when TheHighQueen restores their remaining land to fertility and allowing the Wizards to repopulate.]]
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* {{Edutainment}}: Has shades of this, particularly ''Motto''. Also, in a press release, 4Kids Entertainment pitched the show as such.
* EldritchLocation: The Witch World and, by definition, The Wizard World.
* EscortMission: What ''Sharp'' essentially was. [[spoiler:Even more so after [[WhamEpisode episode 22]]]]
* TheEvilGenius: Fujio [[:prior to his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ExactWords: Typically during the Level 1 exam. The proctors say that one has to use magic to help someone in the human world and receive a "thank you" in return...all without getting caught. They never say how the thanks is received, or from whom you need to get the thanks from.
** In ''Series 1'', the girls helped a fox cub out and got a thank you from it in its own language. It was accepted.
** In ''Dokkan'' for both Pop's and Hana's exams, the former used magic to conjure a wind to protect a class project from the rain; the class thanked the wind...which was an indirect thanks to Pop, so she passed. On the other hand, Hana didn't use magic and got thanks...and Mota and Motamota said she failed as a result, but are taking it up with with the Senate.
* EyeCatch: Varied wildly from season to season and even had separate parts to them.
** ''S1'': The first one had the fairies bouncing on the register until Dodo accidentally slammed Majo Rika followed by them producing cards of their respective owners. The second one showed the girls scanning various items with Pop scanning Majo Rika.
** ''Sharp'': The first one showed the Ojamajos using their calls for various activities only for Pop to steal one of them; she is then seen talking with her boyfriends while Doremi, the owner of the stolen call, looks for it. The second one showed Doremi allowing the fairies into her patraine call followed by the fairies going into their teenage forms within the Patraine laptop.
* FaceHeelTurn: Oyajide in ''Sharp''.
* TheFaceless: The Queen of Witches, [[spoiler:at least until episode 50 of Dokkan]]
** The BigBad too, arguably. [[spoiler:Until the ''Motto'' finale.]]
* FakeBand: The Maho Dou, who sing the opening theme songs. Later on, the main girls form an in-show band to record a song together.
* FantasticRacism: During Pao's debut, a number of grey elephants wanted nothing to do with him since he was different. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
** Some Witches have some disdain for humans as well.
* FiveBadBand: Oyajide and the Wizards during ''Sharp''. [[spoiler: Averted after their collective HeelFaceTurn.]]
** BiggerBad: The King of the Wizard World. [[spoiler: Subverted due to PoorCommunicationKills.]]
** BigBad: Oyajide and Ojijide.
** TheDragon: Akatsuki.
** TheBrute: Leon.
** TheEvilGenius: Fujio.
** TheDarkChick: Tooru.
* FiveManBand: The Ojamajo are usually banded in five, since Hana [[SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome is special]] and doesn't need to participate in [[AllYourPowersCombined Magical Stage]]. Pop was more or less considered part of the five in the first series and ''Sharp'' since she kind of was in-and-out, but by ''Motto!'' was replaced by Momoko. The team also solidifies [[ThreePlusTwo with the addition of Onpu and Momoko]] as the former didn't appear until the second half of the first series while the latter was introduced in ''Motto!''.
** TheHero: Doremi
** TheLancer: Onpu, especially since she joined through a HeelFaceTurn.
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Girl]]: Aiko, although she also played TheLancer on occasion.
** [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Hazuki
** TheHeart: Momoko
** TheSixthRanger: Hana, who also counts as the KidAppealCharacter
*** And [[spoiler:Nozomi]] in ''Naisho'', although she technically didn't join the group since [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope she died.]]]]
** TagalongKid: Pop
* {{Flanderization}}: Happens to Momoko regarding her CloudCuckooLander tendencies during ''Dokkan''.
** Happens to Doremi from time to time regarding to her [[TheDitz ditzy and clueless]] tendencies in the 4Kids dub.
* FlyingBroomstick: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] for any Witch who was [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a Witch Frog]].
* FoodPorn: Never watch ''Motto!'' on an empty stomach.
* FourGirlEnsemble: For the first two series:
** The naive one: Doremi
** The mannish one: Aiko
** The sexy one: Pop, who is eventually replaced by Onpu by ''Sharp''
** The wild card: Hazuki
* FrillyUpgrade: [[AvertedTrope Avoids]] this for the most part by giving the cast an entirely new wardrobe in each season. In ''Motto'', their uniforms were even ''reversible''! ''Sharp'' plays this straight with the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Royal Patraine]].
* FunWithForeignLanguages
* GadgeteerGenius: Majo Toron, during her only appearance, is confirmed to have invented the girls' current porons and is later shown to have made a number of working gadgets. It appears she zigzags between GadgeteerGenuis and BunglingInventor...
* GenkiGirl: Doremi, Momoko and 11-year-old Hana-chan.
* GenreSavvy: Aiko, primarily in the first part of the first series. Onpu starts off and remains GenreSavvy throughout the series.
* [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Get A Hold Of Yourself, Girl!]]: Doremi's mother has such a moment when Doremi blames herself [[spoiler:for getting Hana sick]].
** [[spoiler: Everyone does this during the GrandFinale to help snap Doremi out of her HeroicBSOD.]]
* GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger: Every time a witch is found out...
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Plenty between Doremi and Pop. Pop generally finds Doremi immature and irresponsible, and Doremi can't stand her DeadpanSnarker moments. However, Pop secretly admires Doremi and will watch out for her when things get tough.
* GratuitousEnglish: Alexander T. Oyajide. Leon's occasion of habitually throwing English in his speech got {{Lampshaded}} by Aiko:
-->'''Aiko''': "Me, me, me, me!" Would you quit it with your half-hearted English?!
* GrayAndGreyMorality: All of the characters are portrayed in a realistic manner and the villains all have credible [[FreudianExcuse excuses]] to be doing what they're doing.
** To drive the point home, Doremi can be [[ThisLoserIsYou relatively selfish, greedy, and self-centered]]. On the other hand, she has shown a great many number of moments when she was compassionate and pure hearted and generally wanting to do the right thing no matter what.
** A second example is [[BigBad Majo Tourbillon]]. Her goal is to prevent contact between the worlds by any means necessary and is even [[WouldHurtAChild willing to hurt children]] to ensure it. However, she wants to do this so as to prevent other witches from feeling the same unbearable pain she felt when she lost her husband to an accident and her son to old age and her grand children to their own paths.
* HairAntennae: The FLAT 4 use this to cast magic. It functions as IdiotHair most of time.
* HeDidntMakeIt: [[spoiler:Or rather, ''she'': [[TearJerker poor Non-chan succumbs to her cancer]] at the end of ''Naisho'' episode 12.]]
* HealingMagicIsTheHardest: Using magic to heal is a forbidden technique that comes at cost of magic user's own health. See MagicAIsMagicA below.
* TheHeart: Momoko, in addition to being Thechick. [[spoiler:Doremi as well in addition to her being TheLeader and TheHeroine since she's the one who keeps the group together.]]
* HeavySleeper: Pop. Seriously. Do '''not''' try to wake her up.
* HeelFaceTurn: Onpu, Oyajide; even Tamaki becomes a bit less of a JerkAss.
* HeroicBSOD: A few throughout the series.
** Momoko suffers one when she was called out by the other Ojamajos for letting Hana get sick during ''Motto''.
** [[spoiler:Doremi in the GrandFinale.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:All the girls but Pop willingly risk being put into a millenia-long slumber to get the Love Supreme flower needed to save Hana's life]] in the finale of ''Sharp''. [[spoiler:Doremi barely succeeds, but [[TearJerker is also put under.]] Thankfully, Hana's first word ("MAMA!") was strong enough to wake them.]]
** Earlier, during ''S1'', [[spoiler:[[DarkMagicalGirl Onpu]] uses MindControl to save everyone from [[BalefulPolymorph being turned into Witch Frogs]]; this caused her to fall into a coma due to her charm deteriorating and allowing [[LaserGuidedKarma karma]] to strike.]]
** And right after the above example, [[spoiler:the girls [[ShaggyDogStory give up their powers to save Onpu from her punishment.]]]]
** Momoko nearly does this in her BackStory when she tries to bring back Majo Monroe. [[spoiler:Her crystal shattered from the strain of having to use such a powerful spell, causing her to fail and costing poor girl her powers.]]
* HiddenElfVillage: Majo Kai (and by extension [[SpearCounterpart Mahoutsukai Kai]]) is concealed from the humans by means of pretty much being in a different dimension. Justified in this case since the Witches legitimately fear and have distrust of humans (the former being because of the BigBad's [[BalefulPolymorph curse]] and the latter being because some humans took advantage of Witches back when the curse wasn't around).
** One episode had a straighter example in the form of El Dorado. To elaborate, this El Dorado was created when a group of Witches decided to live secluded on Earth and cast aside their magic. Subverted somewhat in that these Witches are welcoming to those who could actually find it ("somewhat" meaning that the only ones shown to have found it were either Witches or Witch Apprentices themselves; [[DontExplainTheJoke in short, elves finding a hidden elf village]]).
* TheHighQueen: [[CaptainObvious The Queen of the Witch World.]]
* {{Hikikomori}}: The reason Kayoko hasn't been going to school. She gets over it in the ChristmasEpisode after two separate episodes of progress in ''Motto!''.
* HonestAxe: Doremi pulls this on Miyamoto in ''Na-i-sho'' episode 8 after he accidentally breaks Sachiko's recorder.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Naomi Okuyama is an eight-year-old version of this trope.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: Aiko discovers that her mom has made several attempts to contact her in the past after her parents' divorce, but never received any of the letters she sent. Turns out that all of her letters were collected and hidden by her father, making Aiko very upset.
* IdiotHair: Too many to count.
* IdolSinger: Onpu
* IllGirl: Shiori Nakayama, Kayoko Nagato and LittlestCancerPatient Nozomi.
* ImageSong: The songs used could double as a CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* INeedYouStronger: [[HonorBeforeReason Akatsuki allowed the girls to transform into Royal Patraine to make the final fight fair]]. Unfortunately, [[CurbstompBattle the [=FLAT4=] didn't really have to worry about losing anyway.]]
* IncrediblyLamePun: These were what the SOS Trio used as jokes, to everyone's dismay. Oddly, only Hazuki found them funny.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: One episode of ''Motto'' involved Doremi turning into a HumongousMecha in one of Nobuko's and Miho's mangas.
* InsultBackfire: "Ojamajo" was originally used by Majo Rika to refer to the girls clumsiness and incompetence. By season 2, the girls took it as meaning "apprentices" instead.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Doremi's reaction when Majo Rika and Lala tell her she must become a witch is...
-->'''Doremi''': To tell you the truth, I've always wanted to become a witch... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Please make me a witch? Please, please, pleaaaaase?!"]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Aiko, born and raised in Osaka.
* TheLancer: Aiko was this in the first series before Onpu performed her HeelFaceTurn. By the beginning of ''Sharp'', Onpu was all but TheLancer from then on, though Aiko occasionally lapses back into the role.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Hana becoming a witch apprentice is technically a surprise spoiler to newcomers who haven't seen the show, yet ''Dokka~n!'' makes this unavoidable due to its FirstEpisodeSpoiler. Toei doesn't help this either in since they throw her image around ''Dokka~n!'' promotions and merchandise like free candy.
* LaughThemselvesSick: Hazuki ''always'' laughs uncontrollably whenever the [=SOS=] Trio make a joke. Momoko gets this way about Toyoken too.
* LightNovels: ''Ojamajo Doremi 16'' and ''Ojamajo Doremi 17''.
* ListSong: ''Sweet Song ABC'' (in [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin alphabetical order]], even!) and ''Oh! Yasai Samba''
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Used by Oyajide during episode 22 of ''Sharp''. Onpu lampshades it.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Nozomi aka Non-chan. [[spoiler: And uncommonly for the trope, she actually ''does'' die.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: [[Characters/OjamajoDoremi And they all have their own page.]]
* LonelyRichKid: Hazuki, Tamaki to some degree
* LongLived: The witches are capable of dying even though their lifespans are longer than humans, notable examples being Majo Monroe and Majo Clara.
* LoveConfession: Doremi wants to give one to Igarashi-sempai, but at the end of the series someone confesses to ''her''!
-->[[spoiler:'''Kotake''']]: Well, yeah it's true you're a total klutz, but I...I...well to say it, everyone here loves you!
** [[spoiler:Kimitaka]] also confesses to Pop [[spoiler:before he moves away]].
* TheLoveSlapOfEpiphany: In one episode, Reika wants to be slapped because it's a proof of love, and doesn't stop escalating her misbehaving until she gets her wish.
* LoveTriangle: Somehow happened with both Doremi and Hazuki. In the latter case, it's clearly one-sided from Fujio to Hazuki but played with in the former as both Kotake and Akatsuki's focus episode(s) with Doremi are in different seasons. In the end [[spoiler:Doremi chooses Kotake]].
* LukeYouAreMyFather: Faami, from the final episode of ''Naisho'', is [[spoiler:Doremi's granddaughter]].
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* MagicAIsMagicA: Magic can pretty much do anything without consequence as long as you're powerful enough, except for a small number of forbidden acts which are defined very early on: [[BackFromTheDead revival from the dead]], [[TheMedic healing]], and MindControl.
* MagicalIncantation: Each girl has their own specific magic spell for common magic as well as a variant for casting [[AllYourPowersCombined Magical Stage]]. The 4Kids dub ended up creating unnecessary work for themselves by ditching the standard "Incantation+What I Want+Appear" formula by having the girls create rhymes on the spot.
* MagicWand: An odd variant: all the Porons used in the series are actually musical instruments from the Witch World, but not used via MagicMusic.
** Some Witches use the more generic variety.
* MamaBear: All the girls in ''Sharp'', '''especially''' Doremi in the last few episodes.
* MaternallyChallenged: Are little girls really ready to take care of a newborn?
** Played straight with a ''vengeance'' in Motto! Ojamajo Doremi episode 32. Momoko works her hardest to become a "Mama" for Hana-chan (she wanted Hana to treat her the same as she did the more experienced Ojamajos), but not only does she repeatedly have trouble, she [[spoiler:accidentally puts Hana's life in danger by letting her eat too much pudding and giving her a stomachache. Aiko, on behalf of all the Ojamajos, threatens to never let Momoko near Hana again, sending Momoko into a HeroicBSOD. It took a pep talk from Onpu to get Momoko's motivation back]].
* MayIBorrowACupOfSugar: Aiko was under the impression that her mother had remarried after seeing her with a baby. This gives her the push to convince her father to do the same when he gets set up on a date with his boss' daughter. Later, when Aiko spies on her mother again, she sees a neighbor of her mother visiting her to borrow [=MSG=] (sugar in the dub version) and finds out that the baby was actually the neighbor's.
* MerchandiseDriven
* MeaningfulName: Hana in Japanese means flower ([[JustifiedTrope justified]] because it was Doremi who named her), and Tourbillon in French means spiral.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Twice. The first time was during ''S1'' with an upgrade to their porons. The second, which occurred during ''Sharp'', gave the Royal Patraine, which was only used when Oyajide kidnapped Hana-chan [[spoiler:and when Majo Tourbillon threatened Hana-chan's life at the end of ''Sharp''.]]
* MindScrew: Onpu has a MindScrew CharacterDevelopment episode in ''Na-i-sho'' when she recounts what it really means to be herself in spite of her IdolSinger career, where she has to take on roles and display a public image that is not exactly who she really is.
* {{Mordor}}: * The Wizard World is a bleak, dark, and, as described by Ojijide, an infertile wasteland. It is so inhospitable that the Wizards themselves have become a DyingRace (only '''''30''''' of the remain!) and hatch a plot to [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption start a war with the Witches so they could regain their lost land and survive]]. It wasn't always like that; it only turned into this barren wasteland after the previous King of the Wizard World lost a good deal of land to a previous Queen of the Witch World in a game of cards. [[spoiler:The Wizard World is restored to its former glory by the current Witch Queen after the current Wizard King expresses remorse for his and his people's actions. Today, it is very much an aversion of this trope.]]
* MoreThanMindControl: Some of the cursed brambles worked this way: [[spoiler:The curses they cast to make their victims cross the DespairEventHorizon invoked things that were genuine issues or insecurities for said victims (Majo Ume and Majo Rika feeling depressed regarding being Witch Frogs and the possibility of never returning to normal and Tamaki via her insecurity about being a normal school girl upon graduating elementary).]]
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Usually played straight, but there are a few exceptions. In the episode where Momoko receives a video letter from her BlackBestFriend Beth in New York, Beth's new friend Sachiko is drawn with narrower eyes to highlight the racial differences between the two girls.
* MundaneUtility: Use your awesome magical powers to... bake. Subverted when they decide to take care of Hana ''without'' magic.
* [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous Named After Someone You Love]]: George, Majo Tourbillon's husband, made a cake named after her called "Tourbillon My Love".
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[BigBad Majo]] [[MeaningfulName Tourbillon]].
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Played with. TheHighQueen usually gives the girls new powers in order to help them with the current task at hand, such as aiding them in using Royal Patraine when they're not together, extracting Bad Cards, etc.
* NewTransferStudent: Aiko, Onpu, and Momoko. (And Hana-chan, technically.)
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Doremi especially, but the main things that come to mind are the first two season finales [[spoiler:when they have to save Onpu and then save Hana, respectively.]]
* NoblewomansLaugh: Reika Tamaki, [[{{Ojou}} naturally]].
* NobodyPoops: Averted at least twice, with Pop (a PottyFailure) and Pao-chan (poops out the jewels he makes -- [[HeartcatchPrettyCure sound familiar?]]).
** Hana-chan, as a baby, averts this, too.
* NonSerialMovie: Completely averted in the ''Sharp'' movie (which takes place right before [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming episode 40]]), but the ''Motto'' movie's very vague (though it ties in with the series).
* {{Odango}}: Doremi, and HUGE ones at rate.
* OffModel: ''Ojamajo Doremi'' suffers notoriously from this, especially during ''Motto!'' and ''Dokkan!'' If the episode doesn't consist of a magical power-up, or isn't extremely emotional, you can count on some very awful animation.
** Hazuki gets this pretty bad, as she is gradually DemotedToExtra. Even in the first season, however, there are two notable instances. One where she walks into a room and has ''no legs'', and another where her and a side character ''switch eye colors''.
** And, especially later in the show, hands get increasingly more frequently drawn as just stumps or balls. Although one could argue that this is just stylization, the fact that gets more common, along with increasing off-model-ness, shows otherwise. Again, Hazuki gets the worst of it (along with her glasses almost permanentally falling into OpaqueLenses territory), especially since she is usually the farthest in the background.
** To be fair, there are at times where they do it on purpose for comedy.
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Sometime after ''Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!'', Hazuki and Yada get together, as they're mentioned to have been dating for quite a while in the LightNovel. Also, Doremi and Kotake get together after having a significant amount of UnresolvedSexualTension between them.]]
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: ''Ojamajo Doremi'' has a different one for each season:
** Season 1: ''"Happiness and luckiness, reach everyone!"''
** Season 2 (''Sharp''): ''"Thump, thump, tremble, tremble, spin, spin, revolve!"'' (Or if you're watching the {{fansub}}, ''"Happiness and excitement for everyone!"'')
** Season 3 (''Mo~tto!''): ''"Cheerfulness to cookies! We'll teach you the recipe of magic!"''
** Season 4 (''Dokka~n!''): ''"Pure, pure dream become big!"''
** {{OVA}} (''Na-i-sho''): ''"You may take notes, but pass them around secretly!"'' (the word naisho means "secret")
* OpaqueLenses: Hazuki, when she gets scared
* TheOjou: Reika, Hazuki to some degree
* PaperThinDisguise: Nice job concealing your true self, Majo Rika... Not to even mention Oyajide!
* ParentalAbandonment - ParentsAsPeople: Hazuki (parents are caring but always busy), Reika (likewise, but combined with BumblingDad factor), Shiori (mom is dead, is a bit distanced from her OverprotectiveDad), etc.
* PickyEater: Hana during ''Motto!'' Though later in the season, Hana isn't as responsible for this as she is earlier in the season: [[spoiler:the former Witch Queen's predecessor casts a curse on Hana that makes her hate vegetables, resetting a problem that the Ojamajos had previously solved using carrot cake]].
* PetTheDog: Reika is a selfish and shrill [[TheOjou Ojou]], but an episode in the first season showed her feeling ''genuinely'' insecure about her dad's love and taking the local IllGirl Shiori under her wing.
* PlayingPictionary: This happens to Doremi a lot in the first season. People usually can't tell what her crafts are supposed to resemble because she's such a TerribleArtist. In episode 17, Majo Rika and Lala both guessed wrong as to what Doremi's charm resembled, while in episode 12, Misaki kept insisting Doremi's "panda" charm was a "soccer ball" charm.
* PowerCrystal: Used to fuel the girls' magic in the first season.
* PrinceAndPauper: In the second episode, Doremi uses magic to [[FreakyFridayFlip swap bodies]] with Hazuki.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* PowerTrio: Used to be this with Doremi, Hazuki, and Aiko in the first season, with Pop as the [[TagalongKid Tagalong Kid]] (even though she still kind of is...) and when Onpu was not officially part of the group. {{Lampshaded}} by Onpu occasionally in talk segments of [=CDs=] and in ''Ojamajo Doremi #'', where she feels left out because they have been friends longer with each other than with her.
* ThePsychoRangers: The Flat 4 in ''Sharp'': four apprentice wizards that oppose the girls.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Episode 6 of ''Na-i-sho'' uses Tchaikovsky's [[Theatre/TheNutcracker "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy"]].
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* [[{{KingIncognito}} Queen Incognito]]: [[spoiler:The Queen of the Witches had been watching over the girls the entire time as Yuki-sensei]].
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: What the main girls are.
** Doremi is a CuteClumsyGirl who was BornUnlucky.
** Hazuki is a ShrinkingViolet who happens to be [[TheSmartGuy the Smart Girl]].
** Aiko is an athletic {{Tomboy}} with a level of BrutalHonesty (at first) and [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]].
** Onpu is the ex-DarkMagicalGirl and an IdolSinger.
** Momoko is a CloudCuckooLander bake chef in training.
** Hana is a GenkiGirl with SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome who happens to be heir-apparent to the throne of Majo Kai.
** Pop is a WiseBeyondTheirYears DeadpanSnarker TagalongKid.
* RhymesOnADime: The 4kids dub uses this when the girls cast a spell. [[PainfulRhyme Some of them aren't good for the ears...]]
* RoleCalled
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Plenty between the girls, but of note is all their relationships to Doremi, especially near the end of ''Dokkan'', [[spoiler:where they have to separate and go their own ways]].
* RunningGag: Doremi's bad luck, Seki-san throwing her chalk, Doremi's parents always fighting (he's a BumblingDad, she's a {{Tsundere}}), Hazuki's "Majo Rika Majo Rika"[[BuffySpeak -ing]] when she's scared... to name a few.
* SacrificialRevivalSpell: One of the Forbidden Spells is bringing someone back from the dead, for the exact reason of it basically being a trade of lives.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Hazuki Fujiwara's glasses did this at some point in the second episode of ''Ojamajo Doremi DOKKAAN!''.
** That actually seems to happen often in the last two seasons.
* {{Sentai}}: [[ShowWithinAShow The Battle Rangers]]
* SeparatedAtBirth: [[spoiler:In book 3 of ''Ojamajo Doremi 16'', Hana is revealed to have a twin sister who she must compete against to win the throne to the Witch World.]]
* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:Count how many times they decide to give up their powers after working so hard to attain them.]]
** It is actually [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]]. [[spoiler:The girls lose their powers ([[AllForNothing which they had worked so hard to fully attain...]]) as a consequence for using [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden magic]] to save Onpu. And then at the beginning of ''Sharp'', the girls get their powers back, but only as apprentices with their crystals held by TheHighQueen; they regain them successfully, but their crystals were shattered by the BigBad, leaving them without their powers again. Subverted somewhat in ''Motto'', where TheHighQueen proposes to make the girls full-fledged Witches only to have half of the senate oppose it due to their crystals having been destroyed; they agree to make them apprentices again and agree to let them be Witches so long as the pass a series of tests; the Ojamajos pass them, but the issue of reconstructing their crystals remained. And in ''Dokkan'', the girls are faced with a dilemma: Either become full-fledged Witches and stay in the Witch World forever or return to being normal girls; they choose the latter...only to eventually become apprentices again in ''Ojamajo Doremi 16/17''.]]
* ShipSinking: Aiko makes it ambiguous as to whether she likes Anrima or not, but they begin dating after ''Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!'' However, Aiko mentions in ''Ojamajo Doremi 16'' that they've broken up.
** [[spoiler:Marina and Kimura]] break up in ''Ojamajo Doremi 17'' offscreen. It's not explicitly mentioned, but when you read the context of how it's implied, you can reasonably guess that they drifted apart in pursuit of their dreams, which matter more to them than their relationship.
* ShownTheirWork: In episode 40 of ''Dokka~n'', the back of a postcard from Italy is briefly seen. It is filled with hand-written text, perfectly readable and in correct Italian. Whoever they consulted for this scene must have given a hand on AshitaNoNadja (the next series by the same staff), since a couple of letters in perfect Italian are seen there too.
* ShrinkingViolet: Hazuki, given her shy tendencies. Marina is this as well.
* SixStudentClique: An all-female version, especially prominent in their school lives:
** The Head: Doremi
** The Muscle: Aiko
** The Quirk: Hana
** The Pretty One: Onpu
** The Smart One: Hazuki
** The Wild One: Momoko
* TheSixthRanger: Hana.
* SlidingScaleOFIdealismVsCynicism: Its mostly on the idealistic end, but there are some times when it goes cynical.
* SlipknotPonytail: Doremi's {{odango}}s are surprisingly durable for their size... except when [[spoiler:her crystal shatters in the end of ''Sharp''.]]
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]: Hazuki.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Hana is this a lot during ''Dokkan''. [[TropesAreNotBad Then again]], it could apply to anyone who has ADayInTheLimelight
* StockFootage: All transformations, spells, and a few other scenes for good measure.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: True, Momoko's inflection is a bit odd, as is some of the phrasing of the English (calling her earring a "pierce"), but it is undeniably ''much'' better than most anime characters'.
* TagalongKid: Pop, from ''S1'' to the very end.
* TakenForGranite: Oyajide does this to the girls in ''Sharp'' episode 22 so as to get away after his duplicity has been uncovered. He tries again the next episode, but by then TheHighQueen has granted the girls [[MidSeasonUpgrade the Royal Patraine]], allowing them to NoSell his magic while curbstomping him.
* ThemeNaming: Almost all the witches have "Majo" (witch) attached to the beginning of their names. In the beginning of the series, you'll notice that are a few witches (Dela, Mota, and Motamota) who don't follow this naming convention, and it seems to have been restricted to Majo Rika and Majo Ruka only, as both of them were named after Majolica and Majorca respectively, illustrating their connections. Perhaps one of the writers thought the "majo" was supposed to be a title for a witch and subsequently added it on every single witch that was introduced from then on.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Hana. She gets mocked for this by [[AlphaBitch Tamaki]].
* ThinkHappyThoughts: The way to destroy the six brambles of sadness and wake up [[spoiler:Majo Tourbillon]].
* TitledAfterTheSong: Lots of episode titles in the English dub by 4Kids contained [[ShoutOut ShoutOuts]] to Western songs, as well as books and films. For starters, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" is a song by Neil Diamond and Music/BarbraStreisand, "Sketches of Pain" is a song by Music/TearsForFears, "Train a Comin'" is a song by Music/JimiHendrix, and that's not even getting into the ones with a PunBasedTitle.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Doremi ''loves'' her steak. Pity she [[ButtMonkey never gets any]]. Meanwhile, Aiko likes takoyaki, Hazuki likes chiffon cake, Onpu likes crepés, Momoko likes strawberry tarts, and Hana gets a SweetTooth for pudding to match Pop.
** The dub changed takoyaki to "chocolate doodles," a type of cookie.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. It legitimately takes a lot of time to transform and use Magical Stage to get to Royal Patraine. Oyajide took advantage of this during ''Sharp'' when eluding the girls. Akatsuki wanted to be chivalrous and make the final fight fair during ''Sharp'' episode 46.
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: ''"Pree-ty Wit-chi ''(character name)''-chi!"'' (In the dub, "Fa la de la dong ding, now I am a witchling!").
* TransformationSequence: With a twist: The girls must complete their transformation before the music coming from their Tap ends.
* TransformationTrinket: Apprentice Tap (''S1''), Rhythm Tap (''Sharp''), Parara Tap (''Mo~tto!''), Cologne Tap (''DOKKAAN!''), Puarin Compact (''DOKKAAN!'')
* TranslatorMicrobes: Momoko's magic gives her a greater grasp of Japanese than normal; later, she uses the headset on her baker's outfit to translate her speech perfectly. Eventually, she learns enough that she doesn't need it any more.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Doremi ''never'' gets a stable boyfriend. [[spoiler:But at least got married. To whom we may never know.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Fami''': "The fact that I'm here is proof!"]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Applied to Masaru Yada regarding his delinquent tendencies.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Hey! Aren't those girls flying around on broomsticks? [[SarcasmMode Seems pretty boring to me!]]
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] and possibly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in episode 50 of ''Series 1'' [[spoiler:when everyone notices and follows them to the Mahou-Dou and nearly [[BalefulPolymorph turns them into Witch Frogs]].]]
* VisitByDivorcedDad: In this case, it's actually Aiko's ''mom'' that's making the visits, as Aiko is under her father's custody [[spoiler:since she made the choice to stay with him when she was originally going to live with her mother]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The girls use their magic to transform into cute little animals a ''lot''.
** Their fairies also transform into their respective owners when they need to go somewhere without arousing suspicion... but they retain their PokemonSpeak vocabulary.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Episode 22 of ''Sharp''. Up until then, it was just the girls trying to raise Hana. After this episode, they have to protect her from being captured and generally forces them to be on higher alert.]]
** Episode 25: A [[NiceGuy nice young boy]] appears at the Mahou-Dou and takes an interest in Doremi. [[spoiler:He's Oyajide's accomplice and is just using Doremi to get closer to Hana.]]
** Episode 47: A previous Queen reveals her presence and a desire to keep the [[BalefulPolymorph Curse of Majo Gaeru]] alive by killing Hana. [[spoiler:She is doing this to make sure other Witches don't suffer as she did.]]
** Episode 1 of ''Dokkan'': Hana becomes bored with Majo Kai and [[PlotRelevantAgeUp ages herself]] to Doremi's age, [[spoiler: destroying her pendant in the process.]]
** Episode 30 of ''Dokkan'': The vines around the Previous Queen's Predecessor expand and begin casting curses. [[spoiler:One of them appears in the human world at the end of the episode.]]
** Episode 43 of ''Dokkan'': [[spoiler:Vines have been revealed to be all over Misora and, quite likely, the world. And they were also capable of sprouting ''anywhere''.]]
* WeirdnessCensor: [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]]. The girls use this to help deter people when they help from behind the scenes.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Has one of these. Done while playing the [[BookEnds ''S1'' opening]] no less!
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The town that the show is based on, Misora City/Misora Town (DependingOnTheWriter), is a fictional location in the Kantou region of Japan. Many people suspect that it's based off of the real-life Misora Town in Otsu, but that's all the way in the ''Kansai'' region.
* WhiteAndGrayMorality: Virtually everyone in this series is at least good in some way. The Ojamajos are unambiguously good albeit with some flaws, the BigBad is ultimately a WellIntentionedExtremist (as are the Wizards), and the {{Muggle}}s are typically nice and have redeeming qualities. The only characters who have shown any actual malice were either mentioned solely in a flashback or have [[CharacterDevelopment grown out]] of their JerkAss tendencies.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: In Dokkan 40, Doremi befriends the witch Mirai Sakura living in the human world, who is [[spoiler:forced to constantly move around and part from the people she loves due to her long lifespan. Made even worse by leaving it ambiguous whether she does it to not be found out as a witch, or because she can't bear the pain of having to see them grow old and die before her or [[TakeAThirdOption both]].]]
** A major part of the former Witch Queen [[spoiler:Majo Tourbillion's]] backstory.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Ghosts?]]: Hazuki is deathly afraid of ghosts to the point that in a drama CD, she practically goes insane at Yamauchi's ghost story.
** Momoko later picks up this fear as well.
*** Both have a [[MadnessMantra chant]] that they use to ward off the fear. "Majo Rika Majo Rika Majo Rika!" It seldom works.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Pop Harukaze. So much so that most students in her class look up to her as a leader.
* WitchSpecies: The Witches born from roses count as one. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] for Witches who started off as normal humans. Their SpearCounterpart would be the Wizards.
* WizardingSchool: The girls have to learn how to use magic and pass a series of tests to be granted additional powers.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The previous Witch Queen, who is villain for the second half of the series, is a tamer version of this trope (as she only tries to prevent interaction between humans and witches).
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: [[spoiler:Used right before the GrandFinale to help snap Doremi out of her HeroicBSOD.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Despite the realism this series has, the Ojamajos, along with several other characters, have hair colors that are definitively outrageous. The Witches and Wizards have this too, but it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] given their magical nature.
* ZettaiRyouiki: The witch uniforms in ''Ojamajo Doremi 16''.
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