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[[caption-width-right:242:Like Literature/HarryPotter, minus the CerebusSyndrome.]]

Chacha is an orphaned girl who lives with Seravy-- the World's Greatest Magician-- at the top of Mochi Mochi mountain. Seravy tried to teach Chacha magic, but her spells [[IneptMage always go awry]]. When Chacha goes to the magic school, she meets Shiine (pronounce it She-neh), another apprentice magician, and Riiya the wolfboy. When the three are together, Chacha can transform into "Magical Princess" in order to fight the minions of the Great Devil King.

The original manga was a CuteWitch series, but the anime series turned Chacha into a MagicalGirlWarrior.
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!!This series provides examples of the following tropes:
* TheAce: Seravy
* ActionGirl: Orin'
* AllPowerfulBystander: Seravy. In fact, the Devil King considers him the only real threat and he is likely the only reason why the rest of the magical world hadn't actually been conquered yet at the start of the series.
* AnachronismStew
* ArcherArchetype: Chacha as Magical Princess uses a magic bow-and-arrow.
* AnAxeToGrind: Dorothy conjures throwing axes against Daimaou. [[AttackReflector They don't work so well.]]
* BackForTheFinale: All the villains (except for Daimaou) attended Seravy & Dorothy's wedding.
* BadassAdorable: Orin.
* BeachEpisode: Where Riiya met Marine. Daimaou's spy even tells the viewers that it's a beach episode.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Seravy and Dorothy. He wishes she would return to how she originally was when they were young (when she was still a demure lady-type with natural golden curled locks, instead of the feisty amazon with magically dyed red-pink straight hair that she is now) and she hates the fact that he's always going to be magically better than her, no matter what she does (ironically, it's eventually revealed that it's actually is ''his love for her'' which inspires him to be all-powerful, the sheer purity of which enables him to constantly surpass any and all limitations). Also Rascal-sensei and Mayachon-sensei, who were childhood rivals, but are secretly attracted to each other, though they CanNotSpitItOut.
* BettyAndVeronica: Shiine and Riiya for Chacha.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: We only see Barabaraman get mildly miffed once but creepy roots grow when he gets mad.
* BigBad: Great Devil King (anime only).
* BigDamnHeroes: Seravy always coming to the rescue while wearing poor disguises.
* BigEater: Riiya
* BlessedWithSuck: Poppy's telepathy
* BreakingTheFourthWall: After Marine walks away angry at Chacha again, she notices people are staring so she switches to her "nice girl" mode because it's a Shojo anime.
* ButtMonkey: Barabaraman-sensei
* CatGirl: Shironeko.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Seravy the borderline JerkAss JerkWithAHeartOfGold used to be a stern yet kind teacher in the first few episodes.
* CheerfulChild: Shiine, who plays this up to contrast himself from [[{{Keet}} Riiya]].
* ChristmasCake: Dorothy
** Though perhaps only through Seravy--when Dorothy takes the gang out for shopping, other people whisper that she's far too young to be a mother, to her aggravation.
* ChromaticArrangement / FreudianTrio: Chacha (red, ego), Riiya (green, id), Shiine (blue, super ego)
* ClipShow: 4 of them.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chacha
* CockFight: Shiine and Riiya, a lot.
* TheComicallySerious: Access
* CoolSword: The Phoenix sword.
* CrackOhMyBack: Orin's grandpa.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Doris.
* CurbstompBattle: Shiine vs Umibozou the sea giant.
* CuteLittleFangs: Riiya
* CuteWitch: Chacha in the manga, Marin, Yakko.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Yakko is the parody of this trope.
* DeflectorShield: At one point Chacha brings up her shield to protect against a volley of missiles. It wasn't needed because the magic circle she was standing in had a shield of its own.
* DirtyCoward: Marin in the anime when things get rough she conjurers a huge shell and hides in it.
* EnergyBall: Seravy tosses some of these in the fight against Daimaou.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* EvilLaugh: Daimaou
* FaceOfAThug: Rascal-sensei
* FollowTheLeader: In the manga, which came out a year before ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Chacha is a fairly standard CuteWitch. In the anime, which came out two years after ''Anime/SailorMoon'', she's been given a blinged-out TransformationTrinket and a sparkly StockFootage-tastic TransformationSequence that briefly turns her into a textbook MagicalGirlWarrior so she can take down the MonsterOfTheWeek. The MagicalGirlWarrior sections come and go so quickly and feel so incongruent when compared with the [[WizardingSchool rest of the show]] that one can only assume the producers added this aspect to cash in on the recent success of Miss Moon.
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: Yakko had actually met Chacha, Riiya and Shiine when they were kids.
* GenkiGirl: Chacha
* GoodCostumeSwitch: Access.
* HeadPet: Piisuke.
* HeelFaceTurn: Ultimately, ''all of the bad guys'' -- even those who do get killed and don't make repeat appearances -- with the obvious exception of the BigBad. They even appear as guests at the wedding in the series finale!
* HotBlooded: Rascal-sensei
* HufflepuffHouse: Banana class led by Barabaraman and Orange class led by Mayachon.
* HurricaneOfPuns
* HumongousMecha: NYANDEBER Z!
* IneptMage: Chacha
* {{Invocation}}: "I call upon love, courage, and hope. Magical Princess, Holy Up!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Seravy. Seriously, the guy's just disinterested and indifferent most of the time, but at least he'll secretly show up in the sidelines of the action when things get too rough.
* LikesOlderWomen: Yakko.
* LostInTranslation: How inevitable and pervasive this would be is a big reason they've never been officially translated.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Shiine claims to feel this way for Chacha.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Seravy, Yakko.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Shiine
* LovePotion: Yakko was always trying to slip these to Seravy.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: After a bow and a sword, the next weapon Chacha gets is a magic shield.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Access is actually Shiine's father. ''And the Devil King is actually Access's father.'' Making Shiine the grandson of the BigBad. Nobody else picks up on this however, as even Access reveals to Dorothy that to the Devil King, Access is nothing but his [[TheDragon soldier]], with their familial connection being merely just an afterthought.]]
* MadScientist: Dr. Mikenekko
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Chacha's transformation in the anime.
* MasterOfDisguise: Seravy, Dorothy and Elisabeth. Well, kinda
* MeaningfulName: Seravy is the Japanese pronunciation of C'est la vie, which pretty much describes his personality.
* {{Ninja}}
* NoblewomansLaugh: Yakko and Dorothy.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Marin can shapeshift at will to a normal human form and has elemental magical control of water.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Riiya comes from a family of them. He tries to invoke being a NobleWolf, but as you can see from the picture above, [[PreciousPuppies it doesn't quite take]].
* PaperThinDisguise: Seravy (and Dorothy on occasion).
* PowerOfFriendship
* RememberTheNewGuy: Orin the pink ninja girl? Yeah, she's been in class with the rest the whole time. She's just been clinging to the ceiling.
** She's more of an AscendedExtra. She is first seen in episode 7.
* RunningGag: Seravy, Dorothy, and Elizabeth frequently watch over Chacha's group in [[WigDressAccent completely transparent disguises]].
* SealedEvilInACan: Great Devil King.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Barabaraman and Rascal.
* ShoutOut: Riiya did the Franchise/KamenRider pose when he transformed for the first time.
* StalkerWithACrush: In its purest form, Seravy ''constantly'', and rather disturbingly, with his unhealthy fixation on blonde Dorothy, to the point where he makes multiple efforts to magically sabotage her hair and deliberately provokes fights with her over something that happened some fifteen years before the series began. The fact that, as a grown man, he's deeply attached to and constantly carries ''a doll of young Dorothy''. Which he diligently voices via ventriloquism.
** Less horrifically concentrated, ''everybody'' in the cast who's in love with somebody does this ''at some point'', but more often than not the female, rather than the male, members of the cast.
* StartOfDarkness: A 2-part time travel episode showed how Chacha and friends contributed to Dorothy's current personality and appearance.
* StylisticSuck: It's not that Seravy CAN'T do a good disguise, it's just that he never really bothers with it. Everybody seems to fall for his disguises however, with the exception of Riiya, who nobody believes anyway (then again, considering how powerful Seravy is, it may be a case of "The Emperor's New Clothes"-syndrome.)
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Dr. Mikenekko felt really sad after finding out the Magical Princess was gone for good.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Yordas and Haideyansu. They replaced Sorges after he did a HeelFaceTurn.
* ThoseTwoGuys (and that one girl): Cheetah the caveboy, Osu the boy with the really big head and Mary the conjurer.
* TransformationSequence: One that gets longer and longer as the series goes on.
** Worse, it's never shortened at any point; the entire sequence always played out in full, and it only got longer as her arsenal expanded. And in spite of the show's comedic nature, it's hardly ever parodied; the anime just played its MagicalGirl tropes way too straight...
* TransformationTrinket: Medallion (Chacha), Bracelet (Riiya) and Ring (Shiine).
* TriangRelations: Marin likes Riiya (but hates his wolf-form, which she doesn't realize is him) and Orin likes Shiine, but Shiine and Riiya both like Chacha, who seems oblivious (she is attached to Riiya's wolf=form though). Kyle likes Yakko, but Yakko -- and Shironeko and Doris -- likes Seravy, who is too busy having BelligerentSexualTension with Dorothy. Access courted Dorothy for a time until he left the kingdom, and Poppy had a crush on her.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Chacha's parents.
* VainSorceress: Dorothy
* VerbalTic: Dr. Mikeneko and Cream the pastry chef always end their sentences with "nya" and "dasu", respectively.
* VillainBall: The Devil King for depending on Sorges for relying on him to send assassins, the only decent one, a chalkboard eraser that could have been used for intel, he forces him to fight Chacha.
* VisualPun: Chacha's constant magical mishaps generally manifest as these -- causing a door to "jellyfish" instead of "open up", turning dandelion fluff into an old man instead of Riiya. And no, they don't make sense in English -- see LostInTranslation above.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Dr. Mike-Nekko's only solution for fighting the Magical Princess is HumongousMecha.
* WhipItGood: Rascal-sensei. Just, ''Rascal-sensei''.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: Doris, who's in love with Seravy and trying to get him to fall in love with him, by making himself into the mirror-image of his sister Dorothy's original appearance (which is what Seravy is smitten with).
* WideEyedIdealist: Parodied by Principal Urara. The woman has no eyelids!
* WizardingSchool: One of the ending themes is even called ''Welcome to Magical School!''
* {{Yandere}}: Yakko is the harmless variety. Marin's suitor George, when he got mind-controlled; and his sister, Shelly (on behalf of her brother whom she felt sorry for), until he reprimanded her and made her stop.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: And green, and pink, and purple, and more pink...
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