Anime / Magical Pokaan

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a.k.a. Magipoka a.k.a. Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan

Magical Pokaan is to fantasy what Galaxy Angel is to science fiction. The setup is that four princesses from the Netherworld are sent to Earth to figure out the way humans live. From there, it's all about the comedy. There's Liru, the werewolf, who turns into a cute puppy by anything that resembles the full moon... except for, oddly, the full moon. Pachira, a vampiress who really wants a larger bust size, magically incompetent Yuuma, and Aiko, a gynoid whose technical data makes your 2.4GHz Pentium Dual Core look like something from a Sufficiently Advanced Alien. There's also their nanny/chaperone, the invisible Keimie, who is mostly either absent or silent for the most part.

Now if only their recurring nemesis Dr. K-ko learned that these girls aren't harmless at all...

If you enjoyed Galaxy Angel, Magical Pokaan is a short, sweet, fun ride.


This show contains examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Pachira, who consistently bemoans how small her breasts are and gets wishes they were bigger.
  • Beeping Computers: Played with (and arguably averted) in Aiko: she emits noises an android made of outdated computer parts might do. When waking up or deep in thought, she produces the sound of a hard disk spinning and seeking, and in one episode where she is malfunctioning, her speech skips and loops in exactly the same way audio playback stutters on a malfunctioning or underpowered computer.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: In-universe, Yuuma's magic show is only known because the Chunky Updraft from her spells causes people to catch glimpses of her panties.
  • Censor Steam: When the girls are bathing during the Beach Episode, the steam obscures all private parts.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Yuuma's allergies start acting up, and it turns out this is the only time she can actually cast a spell correctly.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Liru and Pachira. Liru is a werewolf who looks like a cute girl with wolf ears and a tail who has a hunger for beef, while Pachira has pointed ears, fangs, and a desire for blood that's played for laughs.
  • Cute Witch: Yuuma, a girl who describes herself as a "sorceress" and who tries to solve many of her problems with her (not very advanced) magic powers..
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Liru, who has noticeably darker skin than most of the other characters and has naturally bright blond hair.
  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink: Werewolves, vampires, witches, mermaids, and demons and angels are all real and shown, among other types of fantasy beings.
    Pachira: You can't accept the existence of an android even though you're Snow People?
  • Foreign Queasine: The four princesses have to down a case of strawberry/natto juice that Aiko bought, and which everyone finds disgusting.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampires: Pachira, who doesn't actually eat anyone as she can survive just fine on tomato juice.
  • Gag Boobs Super Dr. K-ko's large breasts are extremely bouncy and make an audible "boing" sound everytime.
  • Informed Attribute: The fact that the girls are princesses rarely comes up; Keimie also claims to have a NICE BODY.
  • Last of His Kind: Played in the most painfully hilarious way with Liru, who at first thinks that she's the last werewolf in Japan until she finds that There Is Another... and then the expected Adam and Eve Plot goes completely off the rails.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Liru (a werewolf who looks human except for her wolf ears and tall) and Pachira (a vampire who looks human except for her wings and fangs).
  • Lucky Charms Title: Parodied. The full title is Renkin 3-kyuu Magical?Pokaan; the question mark serves as a filler in some operating systems for obscure Unicode characters.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Pachira. She drinks blood (and can get addicted to it) but doesn't really need to (she does substitute it with tomato juice); isn't undead (she was born and grew naturally); can't convert humans; and while she's sensitive to sunlight, it doesn't kill her (supposedly turns her to ashes which she can regenerate from, but that may have just been a figure of speech). In fact, she's more of a youkai (vampire) batgirl than a traditional vampire, though she does have no reflection.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Aiko, a robot who wants to obtain a human body; it's even one of her wishes during Tanabata.
  • Reused Character Design: The blue haired woman in the Hotspring episode bears a striking resemblance to Kei from Hand Maid May. Same face, glasses, and hair color with the only difference that the blue haired woman\'s breasts are much larger. Considering that same character designer for Hand Maid May work on this series, it\'s definitely more than a coincidence.
  • Robot Girl: Aiko, a robot who looks almost completely like a human girl except for her clearly robotic arms (or when she's offline and her eyes turn to black circles). She is also a Robot Maid.
  • Shout-Out: Quite a few. For example, Dr. K-ko is named in the style of Project A-ko, and one episode features an extended reference to Galaxy Express 999.
    • The geek with the telescope who keeps looking up Pachira's skirt in episode 1 is wearing a Red Dwarf tee shirt!
  • Show Within a Show: The opening turns out to be from a show the girls used to watch when they were young.
  • Skinship Grope: Each of the girls finds a partner to do this with in the Hot Springs Episode. Unfortunately, said partners aren't exactly what they seem.
  • Something Else Also Rises: Related to the above trope, when the girls find out the true identity of their partners, the audience is shown various images of bananas, elephants raising their trunks, and a rocket being fired.

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