Analysis: Ni no Kuni

A boy inheriting magical powers and a Mentor Mascot; Hermetic Magic being the male version of the Witchcraft such characters as Sally the Witch had and companion to modern Mahou Shoujo like Cardcaptor Sakura and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha; where the magic is non-gendered; but tailored to their personal gender preferences. He travels in and out of a Layered World where Victims Of The Week are representative of common societal, family, and emotional issues as well as having a magical component; and uses his powers to fix hearts and minds. His triumph over the villain is representative of his triumph in attaining emotional maturity. All of this is in the traditional Coming of Age Story.
  • Admittedly, there is no Henshin sequence.