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->''"52. Magic Girls, no matter how frilly their dresses, high their screams, or incompetent their sidekicks, will be treated as the credible and dire threats they are, and I will direct as many, if not more resources to their destruction as I would for a more classical Hero."''
-->-- ''[[http://nift.firedrake.org/EEmpress.htm Evil Empress Guide]]''

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Known as ''mahou shoujo'' ("magical girl") in Japanese, or just ''majokko'' ("witch-girl"). Magical Girls are empowered by various means with fantastic powers that both assist and complicate their lives, but manage to persevere despite this.

[[GirlShowGhetto No matter how hard this may be for the Western world to believe,]] Magical Girls [[MultipleDemographicAppeal have high crossover popularity in different demographics]] with some minor but appropriate [[{{Fanservice}} design modifications]], and make up a sizable portion of both {{shojo}} and [[MoeMoe bishoujo]] fandom.

A SuperTrope to:
* CuteWitch, where magic is mundane to the character.
* MagicIdolSinger, who (initially) uses her powers for her own benefit.
* MagicalGirlWarrior, mostly in a [[SuperHero superheroine role]] fighting evil.

{{Magical Girl Warrior}}s arguably have the widest demographic appeal, and in the West are often synonymous with the idea of a MagicalGirl.

'''History of the Genre'''

It may come as a surprise to learn that the entire Magical Girl genre is descended, effectively, from the American live-action MagicalGirlfriend sitcom ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''. While two series claim the role of first magical girl anime -- Mitsuteru Yokoyama's ''Mahotsukai Sally'' (''Manga/SallyTheWitch'', 1966-1968) and Akatsuka Fujio's ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkochan'' (broadcast 1969, but its manga predates ''Mahotsukai Sally'') -- the creators of both credit ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' as a primary inspiration for their work. Yokoyama explicitly adapted its concept for a younger audience, while Akatsuka merely says he was "inspired" by it.

Another important early MagicalGirl show was ''Anime/MajokkoMegChan'' in 1974. [[MultipleDemographicAppeal This was the first show to be marketed to boys as well as girls]], and featured a number of developments -- it was the first MagicalGirl show to...

* have a {{Tomboy}}ish heroine -- all magical girls prior to this had been [[NiceGirl sweet feminine girls]];
* feature a [[TheRival rival]] to the main character (Non, Meg's rival and the local DarkMagicalGirl);
* include a [[BigBad really]] ''[[BigBad evil]]'' [[BigBad character]]. Prior to this, there was a perception that [[WomenAreDelicate young girls couldn't handle such things]];
* feature {{Fanservice}} (in the form of {{Panty Shot}}s, slight nudity, and Megu being a borderline FilleFatale), as well as LovableSexManiac characters (Megu's stepbrother Rabi and IneffectualSympatheticVillain Chou);
* touch on more serious social issues like DomesticAbuse, extramarital relationships, drug abuse;
* have the heroine not only lose fights, but having to face serious consequences (deaths, injuries, humiliations, etc.).

Originally, all Magical Girl shows were produced by Creator/ToeiAnimation, so "Magical Girl" wasn't so much a genre as a SeriesFranchise. This lasted until Ashi Production's ''MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo'' hit the airwaves in 1982, followed by Creator/StudioPierrot's ''CreamyMami'' in 1983 (the first MagicIdolSinger show). A one-shot OVA produced in 1987 featured a BatFamilyCrossover between Studio Pierrot's four '80s Magical Girl shows (''Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami''; ''Anime/PersiaTheMagicFairy''; ''Anime/MagicalStarMagicalEmi'' and ''Anime/MagicalIdolPastelYumi'') -- this was the first instance of a magical girl team.

The MagicalGirlWarrior subgenre, despite being the most well-known style of MagicalGirl show in the west, didn't hit until ''Manga/SailorMoon'' in 1992 (unless you count ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', which wasn't aimed at girls but had a lot of influence on it, or ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'', which wasn't aimed at girls either). This was a essentially a combination of the earlier style shows with the SuperHero genre, particularly the Franchise/SuperSentai formula. ''Anime/SailorMoon'' was a huge hit, and naturally [[FollowTheLeader other shows were made in the same style]], and some were even more divergent from the old-style shows. Many fans felt that shows such as ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' were still MagicalGirl shows, despite all the dissimilarities from the previous generation (others disagree, and feel that ''Rayearth'' is {{Shoujo}} [[RPGAnime RPG World]] {{Fantasy}} instead).

The wave of shows made in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'''s wake eventually subsided, but the genre is far from dead. Contemporary examples include ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', ''Anime/PrettyCure'' (aimed at both young girls and adult males), and ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' (more of an action series with magical girls). In 2011 ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' was released, and many consider it the equivalent of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[GenreDeconstruction for the genre]].

'''IMPORTANT NOTE: A girl who can use magic ''is not'' necessarily a Magical Girl in the sense of the trope or genre. A MagicalGirlfriend, for example, usually does not fit into the same structure that defines a MagicalGirl series.'''

'''Also see the Index of MagicalGirlTropes.'''


!!Magical Girl Works

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', perhaps the most famous outside (and inside!) of Japan. Many misinformed people will call any other magical girl series a "ripoff" of Sailor Moon, which isn't true in the slightest.
** ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'', the manga which led to the creation of ''Sailor Moon''.
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', easily the ''second'' most famous behind [[Franchise/SailorMoon Miss Tsukino]] worldwide.
* ''CuteyHoney'' is the UrExample for the MagicalGirlWarrior sub-genre. While not originally planned as a magical girl series, it pioneered tropes such as the the ability to transform and the InTheNameOfTheMoon speech that were adapted by later shows such as Sailor Moon.
** The late 90s ''Cutey Honey Flash'' anime brings things full circle by being a full on magical girl warrior show. It even showed at the same time slot as ''Sailor Moon'' after the latter ended.
* ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'', the first in the genre (for anime[[note]]As mentioned previously, Himitsu no Akko-chan was the first in the genre for manga.[[/note]]) and TropeCodifier for the CuteWitch subgenre.
* ''Anime/MajokkoMegChan'', ground-breaking in regards to the genre
* Other early examples of the genre include:
** ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkochan'' features a girl with a magic mirror.
** ''Anime/MahouNoMakoChan'' is a MagicalGirl adaptation of "Literature/TheLittleMermaid".
** ''Anime/SarutobiEcchan'' features a girl with ninja powers.
** ''Manga/MarvelousMelmo'' uses magic pills to [[OlderAlterEgo change her age]].
** ''Anime/MahouTsukaiChappy''
** ''Anime/MiracleShojoLimitChan'' features a [[WeCanRebuildHim cyborg heroine]].
** ''Anime/EsperMami'' uses psychic powers.
** ''Anime/MajokkoTickle''
** ''Anime/HanaNoKoLunlun'' who uses flower power to change her outfit.
** ''Anime/MahouShojoLalabel''
** ''Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo''
** ''Anime/MagicalAngelCreamyMami'', ''Anime/PersiaTheMagicFairy'', ''Anime/MagicalStarMagicalEmi'', and ''Anime/MagicalIdolPastelYumi'', all of which were put out by Studio Pierrot in the 1980s. Also, the Studio Pierrot pilot film, ''YumesekaiNoHodgepodge''.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' is CLAMP's first crack at the genre, adding HumongousMecha for good measure.
* ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' has a wedding theme.
* ''TokyoMewMew'' has an environmentalist theme.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' features TheTeam of {{Cute Witch}}es
* ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' features mermaids who transform into {{Magic Idol Singer}}s.
* ''Manga/ShadowLady'', ''KaitouSaintTail'' [[DuelingShows and]] ''KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' combine this genre with the {{Kaitou}}.
* {{Deconstruction}}s, Dramas and [[{{parody}} parodies]] of the genre include:
** ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''
** ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' took the Utena crowd back deeper into Magical Girl territory, though it is still unique.
** The manga version of ''KamikazeKaitouJeanne'' is another deconstruction in a similar vein to ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. The anime is [[OvertookTheManga less so]].
** ''AiToYuukiNoPigGirlTondeBuurin'' is a parody and an example at the same time, one of the few (perhaps the only) parodies actually aimed at the same demographic as straight examples. Its protagonist is a MagicalGirlWarrior who transforms not into a glamorous FrillsOfJustice clad heroine, but instead into a [[AnimalSuperheroes superpowered pig]] in a cape.
** Gently mocked in the ''LightNovel/GakuenKino'' novels, a HighSchoolAU of the ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' series; where ultimate pragmatist Kino is thrust into the genre.
** [[AffectionateParody Affectionately parodied]] in ''DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.
** The ''PrettySammy'' series (which itself is a gentle parody of ''Anime/SailorMoon'').
** ''PuniPuniPoemi'' viciously satirizes magical girl shows (among many other things).
** DeconstructiveParody: ''DaiMahouTouge''
** From the same director, ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' is another comedic deconstruction.
** ''MajokkoTsukuneChan'' is a surreal parody of the CuteWitch genre.
** ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' is what happens when you get Creator/StudioGainax (more specifically the director behind the 5th episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'') to direct a MagicalGirl series.
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', another for the {{Deconstruction}} team. It is often considered to be the MagicalGirl ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (in terms of GenreDeconstruction and [[DarkerAndEdgier extreme darkness of tone]]).
*** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' is similarly considered to be the MagicalGirl ''[[TheMovie End of Evangelion]]''.
*** See also the spin-offs ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica'' and ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''.
** ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' featured an OVA-only AlternateUniverse omake that turned VillainProtagonist Revy into a magical girl called Radical Girl Revy-Chan, [[HeroicComedicSociopath who solves all the loser protagonist's problems with guns]] before returning to the magical land of [[Creator/CharltonHeston Hestonworld]]. This gets him arrested.
* The Mai universe (''Anime/MaiHime, Anime/MaiOtome, Anime/MaiOtomeZwei, LightNovel/MaiHimeDestiny'')
* The ''Anime/PrettyCure'' multiverse (''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'', ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'', ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'', ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'', ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'', and ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'').
* [[{{LyricalNanoha}} Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha]] is somewhat unusual in that rather than young girls, older teenagers and young men are the target audience, plus that it is much more character-driven compared to most other series.
** The manga eventually dropped "Magical Girl" from the title, since Nanoha is now 25 and either still a Captain of an Interdimensional Air Force or higher. She's still Magical, but is a woman, not a girl.
** At the same time, a SpinOff manga starring Vivio was released that kept the "Magical Girl" part of the title. Yup, Nanoha's daughter has now officially inherited her mother's role as Magical Girl, complete with OlderAlterEgo.
** Ironically, no one is ever referred to as a magical girl in the series itself. Understandable, as almost every mage is either from Mid-Childa, Ancient Belka or other worlds where magic is a fact of life and EveryoneIsASuper (Well, the majority of the cast at least).
* ''Anime/FushigoboshiNoFutagoHime'' starts off with two girls who are given powers to save their unique world. It begins as CuteWitch given their antics and how they help and slowly evolves into MagicalGirlWarrior, cementing the latter position with the second season.
* ''AkahoriGedouHourRabuge''
* ''AkazukinChacha'' started out as a CuteWitch, but was turned into a MagicalGirlWarrior for her anime adaptation.
* ''Manga/{{Alice19th}}''
* ''AliceKaraMahou''
* ''AnimalDetectivesKiruminzoo''
* ''ArkAngels''
* ''AsagiriNoMiko''
* ''AskDrRin!''
* ''Franchise/BlackRockShooter'' is a gothic take on the genre, with the heroines dressing all in black and toting huge guns/swords/scythes.
* ''Anime/CorrectorYui'' has [[DoingInTheWizard purely scientific/technology-based "magic"]].
* ''CosPrayers''
* ''CrayonKingdomOfDreams''
* ''CyberTeamInAkihabara''
* ''D4Princess''
* ''DemonFighterKocho''
* ''DevilHunterYohko''
* ''Anime/DreamHunterRem''
* ''Manga/DNAngel'' is sometimes called a "magical boy" series.
* ''EarthMaidenArjuna''
* ''Manga/FairyNavigatorRuna''
* ''FloralMagicianMaryBell''
* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite''
* ''FushigiMahouFanFanPharmacy''
* ''Anime/FushigiboshiNoFutagohime''
* ''GabaKawa''
* ''GakuenAlice''
* ''GalaxyFrauleinYuna'' (by way of Magic From Technology?)
* ''GetsumenToHeikiMina'' combines this with {{Bunny Girl}}s, aliens, a vegetable theme, and a possible AffectionateParody.
* ''Anime/GOnRiders''
* ''HappySeven''
* ''HimechanNoRibon''
* ''HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri''
* ''HoukagoNoPleiades''
* ''HyperDoll''
* ''HyperRune''
* ''Anime/HyperSpeedGrandoll''
* ''IdolFighterSuChiPai''
* ''Manga/{{ION}}''
* ''Anime/JewelBEMHunterLime''
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}''
* ''Anime/JubeiChan''
* ''JungleDeIkou''
* ''KagihimeMonogatari''
* ''KaitouTenshiTwinAngel''
* ''KamichamaKarin'' started out as a one-shot parody of the genre, but was popular enough to become a series in its own right.
* ''KannazukiNoMiko'' combines this with HumongousMecha and SchoolgirlLesbians.
* ''Manga/KoiCupid''
* ''LedaTheFantasticAdventureOfYohko'' which is reminiscent of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' except with only one MagicalGirl instead of three.
* ''Anime/MagicUsersClub''
* ''Anime/MagicalAngelSweetMint''
* ''MagicalCanan''
* ''Anime/MagicalNyanNyanTaruto''
* ''MagicalPlay''
* ''MagicalPokaan''
* ''MagicalStageFancyLala'' is another MagicIdolSinger show from Studio Pierrot.
** ''Anime/HarbourLightStoryFashionLala'', the OVA which lead to the creation of Fancy Lala.
* ''Manga/MahouShoujoOfTheEnd'' gives a horror example of the genre.
** From the same author, ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite'', who especially [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] idea of EscapistCharacter. It's even more ''[[UpToEleven brutal]]'' than ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''
* ''MakerunaMakendo''
* ''Anime/MaoChan''
* ''Anime/MegamiParadise''
* ''MeruPuri''
* ''{{Mink}}''
* ''MiracleDieterMiyuki''
* ''MiracleGirls''
* ''{{Moldiver}}''
* ''NanakoSOS'' (although technically, she's more like a SuperHero, lacking a MentorMascot, TransformationTrinket, or most things usually associated with the trope.)
* ''VisualNovel/NanatsuiroDrops''
* ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS''
* ''Anime/NurseWitchKomugi''
* ''[[Anime/OkusamaWaMahouShoujo Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo: Bewitched Agnes]]'' is about a ''26'' year old MagicalGirl, amongst others.
* ''OnegaiMyMelody''
* ''OtogiJuushiAkazukin''
* ''Anime/PetitePrincessYucie''
* ''Manga/PixiePop''
* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' gives the heroine an UnwantedHarem
* ''PrincessComet'' (a.k.a. Cosmic Baton Girl Comet San)
* ''PsychoTraderChinami''
* ''VideoGame/QuizMagicAcademy''
* ''RakugoTennyoOyui'', a Jidai Geki take.
* ''SaintOctober''
* ''SakuraHimeKaden''
* ''SasamiMagicalGirlsClub'' is one of the rare Cute Witch ones to actually see a formal United States localization.
* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'' has {{Magical Girl Warrior|}}s who are empowered by the PowerOfRock to fight an EldritchAbomination. It has a lot of {{Shout-Out}}s to another music-themed MagicalGirl series, ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'', but it has a strongly influenced by ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' and it's definitely one of the darker series.
* ''ShamanicPrincess''
* ''ShoujoTenshiMilcute''
* ''Manga/ShugoChara!''
* ''StDragonGirl''
* ''StrayLittleDevil''
* ''SugarSugarRune''
* ''SuperDollLiccaChan''
* ''SweetValerian''
* ''TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes'' combines this with the Detective genre.
* ''TelepathyGirlRan'', if you consider PsychicPowers magical.
* ''TimeStrangerKyoko''
* ''TweenyWitches'' aka ''Magical Girl Squad Arusu''
* ''Ultimate Girls''
* ''UltraManiac''
* ''Anime/UmiMonogatari''
* ''Anime/UtaKata''
* ''Anime/{{Yadamon}}''
* ''Anime/YuukiYuunaWaYuushaDeAru''
* ''ZodiacPI''
* ''MeiNoNaisho'' is an unusual example - although it's considered a magical ''girl'' series, the manga is the story of a young ''boy'' who was raised as a girl by his witch mother, and possesses witch powers, a wand and a talking cat familiar. It also features a perverted ''girl'', as opposed to the usual perverted ''boy''.
* ''MahouShounenMajorian'' adds a GenderBender twist: two boys, one of whom bullies the other, are transformed into girls in order to battle alien invaders.
* ''Manga/BrockenBlood'' is another GenderBender magical "[[WholesomeCrossdresser girl]]" show, but with the added element of MagicIdolSinger. It's also a parody of the MagicalGirl genre.
* Yet another GenderBender example with ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' - Natsuru turns into a girl whenever he transforms.
* For the more mature audience, there is ''LingerieFighterPapillonRose,'' ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papillon_Rose OtherWiki]]) which is part Magical Girl and part [[{{Hentai}} adult entertainment]].
* ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya''. The original ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' sequel ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' had one side story where Rin has an interdimensional teacher who trains her by giving her a Magical Girl Rod that "followed rules from a different dimension." This {{manga}} takes that notion and runs with it, but with [[HeroicAlbino Illya]] as the heroine.
** The Nasuverse loves to play around with this. Arcueid has 3 different magical girl alter-egos, Caren has one, and both Hisui and Kohaku have one. All are jokes. Saber Lily could be considered to be one as well, but Saber's powers are already kinda magical girlish to be with.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''OtoXMaho'', Kanata is a [[GenderBender guy who turns into a]] MagicalGirlWarrior. To be fair, he was forced into it.
* ''KoreWaZombieDesuKa'' is part Magical Girl, [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot part about ten other things]] (UnwantedHarem being one of them).
* ''[[DaCapo T.P. Sakura: Time Paladin Sakura]]'', is a Magical Girl themed spin off of the DaCapo anime.
* ''MahouTsukaiNiTaisetsuNaKoto'' and its sequel ''MahouTsukaiNiTaisetsuNaKotoNatsuNoSora''.
* ''KidouShinsengumiMoeyoKen'' - [[XMeetsY the magical girl genre meets the]] {{Shinsengumi}}.
* ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'', another one for fans of DarkerAndEdgier.
* ''Anime/MahouShoujoTaisen'', a Spring2014Anime that aims to [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters give all 47 prefectures of Japan]] their own magical girl and mascot.
* ''Mahou Shoujo Ore'' is a GenderBender Magical Girl manga with a twist: it's the ''heroine'' that turns into a magical ''boy''. "He" still gets to keep the dress, though.
* ''Anime/BinanKoukouChikyuuBoueibuLove'' is a hot springs themed Magical Girl tale about the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys all-male]] "Earth Defense Club", which [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything doesn't actually do any defending.]] Only after a [[NonstandardCharacterDesign surprisingly realistic]] [[MentorMascot pink wombat]] gives them superpowers do they start living up to their club's name.

[[folder:Asian Animation]]
* ''Animation/HeyYoYorang'' is a Korean MagicalGirl TV show.
** ''Animation/PetitPetitMuse'' is another Korean MagicalGirl TV show.
* ''Animation/SweetsFairy'', China's second Magical Girl series after Series/BalalaTheFairies.

* ''Film/TeenWitch''

* ''Literature/AvalonWebOfMagic''
* ''Literature/DaughtersOfTheMoon''
* ''Literature/{{Twitches}}''
* ''Literature/TheWitchesOfBailiwick''
* ''Literature/HexHall''
* ''Literature/MahouShoujoTheGlowing''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''MagicalBattleArena''.
* ''VideoGame/MagicalCannonWars'' is about Akira (also a magical girl) trying to stop all of the other magical girls from fighting.

* [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] ''hard'' in ''SailorNothing''.
* Played with in various ''{{Improfanfic}}'' series:
** ''Literature/MagicalGirlHunters'' -- So many girls are empowered as magical girls that they're starting to run out of sensible themes and names, and many magical girl groups are starting to target lesser evils like corporate greed. The protagonists are the eponymous hunters, hired assassins who eliminate magical girls who have become pests. Some featured deconstructions include [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sailor H]], [[EldritchAbomination the Sailor Shoggoths]], and the 64 (later 128) [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Crayola Knights]].
** ''DoGooders'' -- Two members of the eponymous band are magical girls. Several other magical girls appear in the series, including Sailor Becky who wields the power of the Otaku (ripping off attacks from various anime) and Sailor Exposition who holds the power of being able to put people to sleep by extremely long explanations. There are even two different flavors of DarkMagicalGirl.
** ''WebOriginal/GirlsWithGuns'' -- Follows the somewhat nonsensical adventures of Pretty Deadly and Sailor Becky from the above two series as they take on a CrapSaccharineWorld by virtue of superior armaments.
* So far in ''ArcanaMagi'', Alysia Morales is a magical girl under unfortunate circumstances. Meanwhile in ''ArcanaMagiZero'', Alysia Perez and Megumi Miyazaki are magical girls complete with TransformationSequence, [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes magical outfits]] , and [[CallingYourAttacks random attack names]].
** The entire ''ArcanaMagiUniverse'' feature Magical Girls.
* ''MagicHeartAndTheMagicalWarriors''
* ''FiveSixEightThree'' by {{Mattimati0n}}
* ''DarthWiki/MagicalGirlRune'', a VaporWare show.
* ''Literature/SagaOfSoul'' -- A magical girl tries to apply [[SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic the scientific method]] to her newfound powers, while defending her world from [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]], [[TheEmpire the Elysium]], [[TheMagocracy the Circle of Wisdom]], and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive more]].
* ''TheMagicalAndMysteriousWorldOfLadyStar''.
* ''Roleplay/ForTheSpiritOfCreation''
* ''Literature/{{Lambda}}''
* ''Roleplay/HachimitsuNoKissu''
* ''{{Kawaii Battle Stars}}''
* ''Literature/{{Raya}}''
* ''WebOriginal/TheDiamondGirls'', a {{Fanime}}.
* ''WebOriginal/MahouShoujoChaosPrincesses''

* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'' is both a parody and an homage of the genre. It is about Junior High student Alex (a fairly standard magical girl) and her two friends (each of whom have super powers but otherwise don't have many magical girl characteristics) as they fight off Lord Yzin and his servants. It can be found [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/0/001.html here]].
** The [[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/3/7/371.html backstory]] specifies that the magical girl motif was a inspired by fiction.
* ''TheAdventuresOfSailorRanko'', a webcomic version of the definitive FukuFic. Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo are sent to a new school in an attempt to get them to confess their feelings for each other and discover that Ranma's female alter ego Ranko is the reincarnation of Sailor Sun, a long lost Sailor Senshi. Ranma now has a triple life, one, as male Ranma trying to avoid the troubles he left behind in Nerima, two, as female Ranko who was accidentally enrolled at the same high school by her well meaning and oblivious-to-the-truth mother, and three, her role as Sailor Sun working with the Sailor Senshi fighting for love and justice. A DeadFic, unfortunately.
* ''Webcomic/EvilDiva'', a webcomic about a devil girl who can't help doing good deeds for others.
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'' centers around [[BlondesAreEvil Melissa]], a fomer [[AlphaBitch "queen bee"]] who finds herself [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive fated to become a magical girl]], after being transferred to Artemis Academy. Worse, she now has [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/stupid_magick_stick a mysterious wand for a conscience]] and [[GeniusDitz a ditzy blonde]] [[ChronicHeroSyndrome do-gooder]] for a mentor, when all she wants is [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/mean_old_tubby_kitty to overthrow Faith and become popular.]] [[BeingGoodSucks What a world!]]
* ''[[Webcomic/M9Girls M9 Girls!]]'', a MadScience version of the genre. The eponymous girls gain ElementalPowers by means of [[ChemistryCanDoAnything genetic manipulation]].
* ''CardcaptorTorika'', a doujinshi based on the Cardcaptor Sakura series featuring Sakura's daughter.
* ''MechagicalGirlLisaANT'' parodies the genre with a FanGirl who becomes a (sorta) magical girl... and proceeds to apply large amounts of WrongGenreSavvy.
* ''Webcomic/PrincessChroma'' is a deconstruction of the genre. June Summers seems to be the TheChosenOne for all the wrong reasons, much to the despair of her MentorMascot.
* ''[[Webcomic/ToPreventWorldPeace To Prevent]] [[http://worldpeace.emilymarthasorensen.com World Peace]]'' features a world where {{Magical Girl}}s have been active since WorldWarI. Cue AlternateHistory. The story follows a magical girl who believes she must become a NecessarilyEvil in order to stop other girls from [[KnightTemplar going too far]].
* ''Webcomic/HiToTsukiToHoshiNoTama'' is about three magical girls with {{Mon}}s.
* ''GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'', a somewhat violent parody of the genre's conventions - the heroine is somewhat chubby, has an alien disguised as a star-nosed mole for a MentorMascot, and is often severely injured in battle (luckily, she is a HumanAlien with the ability to [[GoodThingYouCanHeal regenerate]] her body parts).
* ''[[http://shinsengumi-fan-girl.deviantart.com/gallery/24141978 Magical Boys!]]'', another parody of the genre - the main character is a boy who is given magical girl powers (although he retains his gender) to battle against {{Dark Magical Girl}}s who want to kill retired magical girls. As the story progresses, more magical boys are revealed.
* Also parodied in ''Webcomic/MahouShounenFight''.
* ''Webcomic/TheHues''
* ''{{Webcomic/Nexus}}'' is about a magical girl chosen by destiny who gets her powers from a mysterious shopkeeper.
* ''WebComic/{{The Artist And The Machine}}'' is about a magical girl befriending a robot sent to kill her.

* From Italy, ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', ''WesternAnimation/PopPixie'' (a SpinOff of the former) ''[[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} W.I.T.C.H.]]'', and ''AngelsFriends''.
** In Icelandic (and, I do believe, a few other languages) the comic of W.I.T.C.H. was renamed to ''Magical Girls'', since W.I.T.C.H. obviously doesn't work in all languages.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkyDancers'', a French series.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'', a Canadian series.
* ''WesternAnimation/TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic''
* ''WesternAnimation/PJSparkles''
* Gwen from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite''
* ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders''
* Miss Tickle from ''WesternAnimation/MissionMagic''.
* Manny Rivera, the hero of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'', is essentially a Magical Boy.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' starts with a two-part episode in which the six main characters become friends. They use a powerful ancient artifact to become magical girls and permanently defeat a SealedEvilInACan. However, despite gaining fashionable magical jewelry and the gratitude of the god-princess of the realm, the trope is almost completely absent from the rest of the show. WordOfGod from the show's creator (Lauren Faust, worked on her husband CraigMcCracken's ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'') is that ''good'' action-adventure episodes are harder to produce on a deadline and budget, and {{Myth Arc}}s have to be watched in a specific order, thus the series is more SliceOfLife.
** This oddly means that ''Friendship Is Magic'' is probably closer to a "classical" Magical Girl series.
** TheMovie ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' features [[spoiler: human versions of the ponies gaining magic powers from Twilight's Element. They even have a full on TransformationSequence]].
* SouthPark parodies this in "A Song of Ass and Fire" and "Titties and Dragons" when Kenny becomes one.
* ''Anime/MiraculousLadybug'', despite looking head-to-toe an anime and is even made by [[Creator/ToeiAnimation the company that made]] [[Anime/PrettyCure one of the biggest MagicalGirl anime today]], is created by a French studio and follows superhero tropes along with magical girl ones. It even has a Magical ''Boy'' in the mix as well.
* DC Nation's animated short ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld''
* Bee becomes a {{Sentai}}-esque one in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is about a princess from another world named Star Butterfly who uses her magic wand to fight evil while also going to high school on Earth.[[note]]However, if [[http://derekleethompsonblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/StarBoardTestPart1.pdf this]] purportedly leaked storyboard is any indication, this may just be an animated slice of life sitcom that just happens to involve a magical girl.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''[[note]]Which is actually an inherited title rather then the main character's actual superhero name, similarly to ComicBook/ThePhantom[[/note]] is a DeconstructiveParody of both superheroes as well as magical girls, as well as the legacies of both genres. The main character, Guy, even has two deliberately outlandish [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull transformation phrases]][[note]]"You go girl" for transforming into his She Zow form, and "She-yeah" for transforming back[[/note]]. Furthermore, the equipment and powers he uses (e.g., a lipstick LaserSword, and a super "slap" attack[[note]]i.e., a power based on the kind of ArmorPiercingSlap a girl would give to a boy that annoys her, etc.[[/note]]) reflect various female social stereotypes as well.[[note]]The creator claims that this wasn't his (yes, "his") intention, but whether or not this is in fact the case is up for debate.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LoliRock'', a French show

!!Magical Girl trope referred to in other works

* [[https://www.facebook.com/internetexplorertan Apparently,]] the new {{mascot}} for Microsoft Internet Explorer is a MoeAnthropomorphism personification of a magical girl, TransformationSequence and all. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHTUlF7NA2o She fights robots well enough]], but the jury is still up on whether she'd succeed in attracting any audience to the "browser everyone loves to hate".

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''CuteyHoney'' is a forerunner of ''MagicalGirlWarrior'' version, which blended {{fanservice}} and fun battles in one tongue-in-cheek package. Fans are divided whether she counts as a true magical girl or a superhero.
** ''NewCuteyHoney'' is the sequel, set 100 years after the original.
** ''CuteyHoneyFlash'' is a straight magical girl variant.
*** ''CuteyHoneyTennyoDensetsu'' is set in 2005, and features a version of Cutey Honey who has time travelled from the 70s to battle Panther Claw in the new millenium.
*** ''CuteyHoneySeed'' is set in an AlternateUniverse, where a Cutey Honey {{Otaku}} finds a beautiful alien girl who, like all members of her species, develops any power necessary to protect herself and others. After watching several episodes of Cutey Honey, she develops "super powers" just like the "real" Honey's, even going so far as to shout "Honey Flash!"
* ''Manga/{{Yurara}}'' has elements of this, as the main character is able to transform and battle evil spirits with powerful magic.
* The plot of one episode of ''TheyAreMyNobleMasters'' is started when Ren discovers that Yume has written a story starring herself as a magical girl.
* The main character in ''OtakuNoVideo'' is able to break into the anime industry with his magical girl series, Misty May.
* Pokomi from ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''
* In an episode of ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'', one character is suspected of being a magical girl; both the MagicalGirlWarrior and the CuteWitch (complete with OlderAlterEgo) versions are brought up.
* The same situation pops up in ''LoveHina'', where Kaolla Su is compared to a MagicalGirl because she eats a lot, talks to animals, and can change into an adult. Kentaro Sakata and one of Keitaro's highschool friends vainly struggle to convince the main characters that Kaolla was one.
* The main character in ''PenguinMusumeHeart'' is obsessed with [[ShowWithinAShow Takenoko-chan]], a magical catgirl who protects the "holy place" from the evil Bamboo King. There's apparently a sequel as well, Takenoko-chan R.
* Angol Mois's true form in ''KeroroGunsou'' seems to be a parody of the Magical Girl; she has the StockFootage transformation and special-attack scenes, the costume, and a cute personality, but she's the Lord of Terror from the prophecies of Nostradamus who came to destroy the world with the "Lucifer Spear".
* Dark Magician Girl in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' is largely based on this idea, with several of her summoning scenes looking similar to magical girl transformation sequences. Despite the name, she is ''not'' a DarkMagicalGirl.
** Yugi himself uses a lot of tropes that usually indicate a magical girl -- a TransformationTrinket, at least one confirmed [[CallingYourAttacks named attack]] (Mind Crush), and a TransformationSequence -- that if it weren't for the SuperPoweredAlterEgo, one could almost classify him as a "magical boy".
* Behoimi in ''PaniPoniDash''. She's not really a Magical Girl, but that doesn't stop her from playing the role. She even gets her own ImageSong about her Magical Girl-ness.
** She now has a spin-off manga, ''TheAlternativeCureMagicalGirlBehoimiChan'', where she is an actual magical girl.
* ''BarajouNoKiss'' has Anise, who summons the magical members of her UnwantedHarem via magical cards.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d : the DVD extras of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' have a gag dub in which a student accuses Belldandy of being a Magical Girl. Belldandy insists that she is a Goddess, not a Magical Girl, and they then debate the crucial differences.
** This was likely inspired by a situation in the manga when [[RichBitch Sayoko]] witnessed Belldandy's powers and accused her of being a witch. Sayoko specifically referred to Magical Girl tropes, including the IdolSinger.
* Parodied in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''; the main characters create a movie in which the protagonist is a bunny girl-waitress from the future whose attacks include shooting laser beams, rifle bullets, and micro black holes (the last two novel-only) from her eyes.
* Episode 7 of ''[[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei [Zoku] Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei]]'' focused on {{Art Shift}}s, with the title sequence and parts of the episode devoted to Kafuka, Chiri, and Meru as the magical girl team Model Warrior Lily Cure, and Nozomu Itoshiki as the BigBad, The Teacher Of Despair. It even closes with an OnTheNext continuing the plot. This is a drastic change from the usual format of the show.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' combines this with an {{Expy}}. Kyoko Kirisaki from ''Manga/BlackCat'' is turned into ''[[ShowWithinAShow Magical Flame Kyoko]]'', a pyromaniac magical girl.
** Also, two of Mikan's school friends presumably now believe ''she's'' a MagicalGirlWarrior after [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/to_love_ru/v14/c121/9.html they see her chasing down a criminal while wearing Peke]].
* Raichou from ''KyouranKazokuNikki'' claims to be a magical girl.
* The ShowWithinAShow ''Puru Puru Pururin'' of the anime version of ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''. Only a few snippets are shown, in which we see that Pururin is accompained by a number of animated household objects, including a vacuum cleaner upon which she flies, and that her trademark is to randomly append the word "Purin" to the end of sentences.
* Parodied in episode 9 of ''GagMangaBiyori''.
* ''NininGaShinobuden'' has a parody in the final episode with "Magical Nin-Nin Shinobu".
* In ''{{Kannagi}}'', after viewing a magical girl on TV, Nagi immediately buys a toy wand and modifies it into an impurity-vanquishing spiritual weapon to compensate for her lack of power. Then she gets ''really'' into it and starts doing poses. It looks goofy on an ancient goddess, but Nagi's clearly enjoying herself.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the ShowWithinAShow, "Mahou Shoujo Biblion". The show's resident CosplayOtakuGirl[=/=]PlayfulHacker[=/=]MetaGuy cosplays as a character from the show. Said girl eventually gets a MagicalGirl staff as her artifact. It gives her [[ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation super hacking powers.]]
** Asakara, on witnessing Negi's powers for the first time, theorizes that he is a magical girl (boy version).
* ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVjz6Ziteg0 an episode]] where they are told NOT to use a {{lost technology}} wand, as it has been known to start wars.
* From the same TV season, episode eight of ''H2OFootprintsInTheSand'' had an extended sequence revolving around Otoha as a magical girl. That was probably the least odd thing in that episode.
* Ayumi Kinoshita, a [[{{Meganekko}} bespectacled]] IllGirl from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'', learns from her teacher how to project her astral body as a physical presence, just so she can attend school with her friends. In the process, she learns to transform it into any shape she wishes... including an indestructible MagicalGirl when said friends are kidnapped.
* The {{OVA}} of ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' features a parody on the Magical Girl genre, with several female cast members as magical girls.
* Shuichi of ''MidoriDays'' is a doll otaku, who always carries around a doll of [[ShowWithinAShow the fictional magical girl Ultra-Marin]].
* The ShowWithinAShow "Ai no Senshi Sweetie Millie" from ''FightIppatsuJuudenChan''
* One of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'''s Parallel Works, ''Kiyal's Magical Time'', mixes this with HumongousMecha.
* One of the Omake of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' makes Revy a MagicalGirl, giving her a cheerful, MoeMoe facade and MoreDakka.
* Takuto from ''StarDriver'' could be considered a magical ''boy'', due to his Galactic Pretty Boy form.
* ''Amuri in Star Ocean'' features elements of the MagicalGirlWarrior subtrope.
* ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' had a one-shot antagonist which is somewhere blurred between the lines of a Magical Girl played straight or deconstructed, but she doesn't have enough screen time for it to matter.
* Parodied in the 21st episode of the second season of ''SchoolRumble'', where Mai Otsuka becomes a magical girl.
* ''NanakaSixSeventeen'' has ''Magical Domiko'', a ShowWithinAShow that 6-year-old Nanaka likes.
* Kilala of ''Manga/KilalaPrincess''.
* Parodied in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' with Charlotte Cuuhlhourne who tries very, very hard to be one of these and fails spectacularly.
* Key of ''KeyTheMetalIdol'' becomes more of a Magical Girl as the series progresses, though this used primarily to deconstruct the trope as Key's transformations into her more human form show just how harrowing the powers of a magical girl can be in unwitting (read Naive) hands.
* In ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' Kira's second episode, ''Ayakashisenshi-hen'', [[{{Miko}} Rika Furude]] and [[BrattyHalfPint Satoko Houjou]] become magical girls in order to battle the evil magic-using generals of the secret magic society, Tokyo Magika ([[NightmareFetishist Takano]], [[EvilUncle Teppei]], [[TheMenInBlack Okonogi]] & Nomura) and their Ritual Tool Devils with the help of the Rika Cheering Brigade ([[ChivalrousPervert Keiichi]], [[CuteBruiser Rena]], [[RedOniBlueOni Mion, Shion]], & [[DeadlyDoctor Irie]]) as well as [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Hanyuu]].
* ShowWithinAShow ''Majokko Mirakurun'' in ''YuruYuri''.
* The ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' short story "How to Defeat a Kind Enemy" (adapted as an OVA and released with the Season 1 boxset) has Nyarko undergo TrainingFromHell to become a Magical Girl after being inspired by a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of ''Anime/PrettyCure''. What makes this really unusual is, she's ''already'' a HenshinHero (in the ''Series/KamenRider'' mold); in fact, her first transformation is a combined ShoutOut to ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga''.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comic book {{Superhero}}ine [[{{Shazam}} Mary Marvel]], who first appeared in 1942, possessed several similar characteristics to the MagicalGirlWarrior sub-type: skimpy costume, magical TransformationSequence into a super-powered form, a Destiny, and (if you stretch it to include Tawky Tawny) a TalkingAnimal friend.
* [[SuicideSquad The Enchantress]] created by DCComics in 1966, comes very close to being a proto-MagicalGirlWarrior. Young woman June Moone goes with her slightly older boyfried to an alledgedly haunted castle for a party. Turns out that there are actual spooks. June stumbles into a secret chamber, where a mysterious being tells her she is TheChosenOne and gives her a transformation word. June says it and gets magical powers, an appearance makeover (blonde to dark red), a miniskirted costume, and [[CoolHat a kickin' witch hat.]] The Enchantress then battles a MonsterOfTheWeek and evacuates the civilians before the castle collapses. June reappears with a weak excuse and her boyfriend expresses an interest in her alter ego. There were two more stories where Enchantress fought random menaces, but the writers didn't have a good story arc beyond that, so she went into obscurity for years, including a phase as a DarkMagicalGirl.
* ''ComicBook/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld'' combines Magical Girl with ChangelingFantasy and HighFantasy.
* ''Comic/QueenBee''
* The ''{{Gen 13}}'' miniseries ''Magical Drama Queen Roxy'', which reinvents Freefall as a MagicalGirl, is a parody of the genre. Turned out to be AllJustADream.

* ''Webcomic/FriendshipIsMagic'', a DeviantArt comic based on the eponymous ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' takes on this genre in full force ([[AffectionateParody almost to the point of parody]]), including a HighSchool in an [[GhibliHills urban Japanese setting]], CallingYourAttacks, [[PowerCrystal magical forehead crystals]], and even a litte {{Chibi}} [[Creator/LaurenFaust Fausticorn]] sidekick.
* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', Nonoko[[note]][[NoNameGiven Kyon's little sister]] from the original[[/note]] [[DaydreamBeliever believes]] she will become a MagicalGirl after her school trip. It actually happens even earlier, with Kyon's BadassLongcoat and MorphWeapon substituting for a dress and MagicWand, and [[FunSize Achakura]] for MentorMascot.
* Every single FukuFic in existance. The [[http://wiki.fukufics.com/fic:index fukufics.com]] wiki lists many of them. The ultimate example is probably [[http://www.sailorranko.com/novel.htm Sailor Ranko]], a series of six web serial novels by three authors, with a [[DeadFic half-completed seventh novel]] as well.
** For that matter, all the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' [[FanWorks/PrettyCure fics]] ever written (especially the ones composed entirely of {{Sailor Earth}}s.), and all the ''FanFic/PrettyCureAllStars'' fics.
* In ''FanFic/AHero'', [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek Sec]] implies that [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]] and the Incubators have been manipulating humanity behind the scenes, and are responsible for the rise of the MagicalGirl genre, in order to make it seem like a good idea to become a magical girl. If you know ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' you'll know why this is very much the ''opposite'' of true. [[spoiler: It turns you into a soulless Lich, and worse, you will eventually turn into a monster. All while your emotions are harvested by aliens to prevent the heat death of the universe.]]
* [[FamilyGuy Meg]] [[spoiler: as well as her daughter Rosie]] in ''FanFic/TheSpellbook''.
* In Fanfic/KeepersOfTheElements, [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Gwen, Bridgette, Izzy, Heather and Lindsay]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', oddly enough, can be seen as a MagicalGirlWarrior show. The first season in particular looks quite a bit like a classic Magical Girl series viewed through a funhouse mirror. This is probably not a coincidence, since Creator/JossWhedon is known to be a fan of ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* Even ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has an example. ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'', the parody series, had the kid sister of the series' main villainess transforming into White Racer, a racing-themed magical girl, to occasionally help out the heroes. Also, she had a cat/car-based mecha. ''Carranger'' was an odd year.
* ''Series/CuteyHoneyTheLive'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - a live action version of Cutey Honey.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', a live action version of ''Franchise/SailorMoon.''
* ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack''
* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater''
* The toku series ''SeishoujoSenshiSaintValkyrie'', which appears to have been inspired by ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki''.
* ''Series/BalalaTheFairies'', which is basically a live action PrettyCure.
* Once in ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'', in order to hide his identity from his Grandmother, Kamen Rider Beast refers himself as Magical Girl Beast.

* {{Music/Vocaloid}} features a parody of this trope... with poor Len not as a magical boy,[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5BhK8JUCi8 but as a magical kitty.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The character MOMO from the ''Videogame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series gains two different Magical Girl forms, each with their own extended (and fortunately skippable) TransformationSequence.
* ''BattleMoonWars'' features several characters from various Type-Moon shows dressed as magical girls.
* In ''[[CommandAndConquer Red Alert 3]]'', the Empire of the Rising Sun's hero unit, Yuriko Omega, is a powerful psychic who can flip tanks with her mind. She wears a schoolgirl uniform, and seems to be no older than 18.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' owes much to the MagicalGirl genre, with a LighterAndSofter approach, an [[PowerTrio all-female party]], a JobSystem that necessitates a TransformationSequence every few minutes (with all of the {{Fanservice}} that normally brings) and regular uses of ThePowerOfFriendship ([[TeamSpirit and Teamwork]]).
* [[http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/topics/read/mumor/index.html Fantastic Fraulein Mumor.]] ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', being a Japanese MMORPG, was bound to have this eventually.
* Midori from ''VideoGame/{{Devil Survivor}}'' seems to see herself as one of these, [[{{wrong genre savvy}} sadly]] she is in a ''Franchise/{{Shin Megami Tensei}}'' game.
* The trope is parodied in ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' with the boss Ayame Blackburn, with her over-the-top introduction speech and ludicrous soubriquet.
* In the doujin fighting game ''EternalFighterZero'', Sayuri Kurata's fighting style is a reference to the Magical Girl genre, complete with a [[MorphWeapon transforming]] MagicWand.
* A [[ShowWithinAShow Show Within A Game]] within ''NoMoreHeroes'' is ''Pure White Lover Bizarre Jelly'', apparently also a SuperRobot show. We never see the anime itself, but the main character seems to be obsessed with it (he is, after all, an {{Otaku}}).
** The Sequel features what is apparently the [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/bizarre-jelly-no-more/61200 intro]] of the show. It's now titled "Bizarre Jelly 5".
* Shannon of ''GodHand'' is a villainous (though not exactly DarkMagicalGirl) parody of this.
* Nearly the entire cast of ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}.''
* Same deal with ''VideoGame/PanelDePon''.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', of all places, contains a parody of Magical Girls with one of Heather's alternate outfits, complete with a ''Anime/SailorMoon'' style TransformationSequence. (Her power? The ability to shoot FrickinLaserBeams.)
* In ''MegaManZX Advent'', [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Aile]] seems to have styled herself as a MagicalGirlWarrior, if her TransformationSequence is any indication.
* Arin from ''{{Pangya}}''.
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift'' features Platinum the Trinity, who is absolutely a Magical Girl, complete with [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] battle quotes.
--> '''Platinum:''' Magical Girl Pretty Luna... transform!
** Platinum's gag reel takes this into overkill territory, adding the other UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}es for a campaign against [[GagBoobs Boing Queen Litchi]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny You will die laughing so fast Hazama would be jealous.]]
* The Mage class from Beat Em Up MMO DungeonFighterOnline.
* ''VideoGame/MapleStory'': The "Angelic Buster" Hero class.
* [[BadassAdorable Gracia Hosokawa]] from ''{{Samurai Warriors}}''.
* JoanOfArc herself in ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''.
* ''MagicalGirlKiraraAndSararaDioskroiOfStarlitSky''
* The Nymphs of ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''.
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend: Holiday Star'' has a sequence where the human girl, [[WholesomeCrossdresser Ryouta]], and [[HotTeacher Professor Kazuaki]] turn into [[Funny/HatofulBoyfriend crossdressing bird magical girls]] to save the day. It's a parody, but you can still get everybirdy killed by messing up the incantation.

* ''{{Megatokyo}}'' contains several of these, though the only ones seen so far are Meimi (retired), [[spoiler:Yuki]], and possibly Miho. It's been shown by the Tokyo Police and their actions that an unlicensed MagicalGirl is a serious threat.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SparklingGenerationValkyrieYuuki'', where the ''male'' main character is [[GenderBender turned into a]] [[MagicalGirlWarrior valkyrie]] by a [[NorseMythology Norse god]] hiding inside a Magical Girl anime, who had assumed that anyone watching it would ''already'' be female.
* ''TsunamiChannel'' has Magical Mina, a magical girl who, like Nanoha, has strong influences from shounen manga.
* ''LastRes0rt'' has the Galaxy Girl Scouts (''Franchise/SailorMoon'' [[XMeetsY meets]] GreenLantern [[TheChosenMany Corps]]), as a major portion of Daisy's/Veled's BackStory.
* {{Webcomic/Footloose}} [[http://www.footloosecomic.com/footloose/pages.php?page=29 At the school]]
* In ''NipAndTuck'', [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00651.html one girl acted as one.]]
* ''{{Metacarpolis}}'' has a darker than normal take in Emiko, a former Magical Girl and Pop Idol who chucked it all, moved to America and works as a cleaning service maid. Her backstory makes her look like a FormerChildStar with PTSD.
* ''WebComic/{{Rain}}'' is huge fan of an in-universe, magical girl manga called "Black Wings Kaminari".

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''TheImpossibleMan'' Yuki Shimizu is a MagicalGirl, sent by her mother who leads a mysterious village of Magical Girls and Magical Women, to work as Michael Garcia's bodyguard at his store.
* In ''TheMonsterGirlEncyclopedia'', magical girl appear to be a class of heroine, with ''Fallen Maidens'' book features a magical girl named Mimiru Miltie. As hinted by name of the book, [[FallenHero she got corrupted and become a witch of Subbath cult]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The second season premiere of ''MegasXLR'' features a parody of the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' model (complete with an OverlyLongGag of a TransformationSequence and a blonde {{Odango}} haired leader). Interestingly enough, they fight by summoning HumongousMecha that look just like them instead of anything that can be construed as "magic".
* During the SuperheroEpisode of ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'', Heloise becomes Trouble Bubble Girl, a parody of this.

* The German audio drama series ''BibiBlocksberg'' is about a 13 year old witch living in a small German town and going to school with other regular kids. The series started in 1980, long before anime shows or manga became popular in Germany.
* The German book series ''LillyTheWitch'' is about a girl named Lilly who finds a magical book which turns her into a witch, as well as a MentorMascot in the form of a little green dragon named Hector, and who has many adventures all over the world. The books have been made into an animated series on CBBC, as well as an animated movie.
* ''MilkyWayAndTheGalaxyGirls''.
* The interactive novel ''MagicalGirlAcademy''.