'''''Magical Girl Lalabel''''' is an early MagicalGirl series, airing from 1980 to 1981. It was also the last Magical Girl series made by Creator/ToeiAnimation until the 1988 remake of ''Manga/HimitsuNoAkkoChan'', as other studios (most notably Creator/StudioPierrot) picked up the slack during the eighties.

Lalabel is a MagicalGirl living happily in the [[MagicalLand magic world]], until the day she catches the thief Biscus stealing her magic tools. Startled by her sudden appearance, Biscus swings his magic wand around and accidentally transports the two of them into the human world. Lalabel is taken in by an elderly couple, [[MuggleFosterParents the Tachibanas]], and she attends school with their granddaughter, Teko, [[FishOutOfWater learning about human beings]] and their world in the process, while continuing to chase after Biscus and foil his further attempts to swindle people.

!!''Magical Girl Lalabel'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* {{Bifauxnen}}: Toko
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Lalabel and Biscus in the final episode]]
* CatsAreMean: Biscus has a grey cat who's just as nasty as him.
* CuteWitch: Lalabel
* DastardlyWhiplash: Biscus definitely has the look.
* CuteKitten: Lalabel has a pet kitten.
* FatBastard: Biscus
* FishOutOfWater: Lalabel
* GirlishPigtails: Teko
* MagicWand: Lalabel has one
* {{Meganekko}}: Teko
* MuggleBestFriend: Toko and Teko
* MuggleFosterParents: The Tachibanas
* ShortAnimeMovie: ''Magical Girl Lalabel: the Sea Calls for a Summer Vacation'', which is only 15 minutes long.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Lalabel's kitten wears a pink hairbow.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Toko and Teko
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: Lalabel and Biscus