Persia, the Magic Fairy
is the second Magical Girl
anime created by Studio Pierrot
, airing from 1984 to 1985.
11-year old Persia is an energetic young girl who has grown up alongside the animals
in the Serengeti. Twins Riki and Gaku Muroi bring Persia to Japan with them, where she lives with a couple
who own a grocery store. During the return flight to Japan, Persia finds herself in the "Lovely Dream
," the land where dreams are born and grow. The Fairy Queen appears before Persia in the form of a butterfly, and explains that the Lovely Dream is in danger, requesting Persia's help
. She gives Persia a magical golden headband which reacts to the word "Papurikko". With it, Persia can conjure a magic baton
which bridges her world and Lovely Dream, as well as transform into an older self
by saying "Perukko Raburin Kurukuru Rinkuru
". She is sent with three kappa
back into the regular world with the mission of collecting love energy
to thaw the frozen Lovely Dream
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Perukko Raburin Kurukuru Rinkuru"
- Dream Land: Lovely Dream
- Gotta Catch 'Em All
- Loves My Alter Ego: Kenji, a famous pianist, falls for Persia's older self.
- Loving a Shadow: It turns out that Kenji loves Persia's alter ego because she resembles his former love.
- Magical Girl
- Muggle Foster Parents: The Hayami family.
- Non-Human Sidekick: The three kappa, and Persia's pet lion, Simba.
- Older Alter Ego
- Pity the Kidnapper: An escaped fugitive tries to take Persia hostage after breaking into her house. He ends up in tears, begging to be taken back to jail just to get away from her.
- Polar Opposite Twins: The Muroi twins. Gaku is sensitive and intellectual, while Riki is stubborn and athletic.
- Precocious Crush: Persia has a crush on both of the Muroi twins.
- Raised by Wolves: Persia grew up in the Serengeti.
- Talking Animal: Simba
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Meso Meso, a male kappa, wears a red bowtie, while Puri Puri, the female kappa, carries a pink purse.
- Transformation Sequence
- Transformation Trinket: The baton
- Twin Threesome Fantasy: The G-rated version — Persia has a dream about marrying both of the Muroi twins.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Persia has actual blue hair, but her older self has magenta hair.