"Magical Girls are young women who transform into sparklier versions of themselves and save the world. note They are the primary police force of Japan."
— Uncyclopedia's sarcastic, yet quite accurate, definition.
"I just can't understand any of this. Everybody in Japan is either a ten-year-old girl or a monster!"
— Peter Griffin watching anime, Family Guy
"Fighting evil by moonlight,
Winning love by daylight,
Never running from a real fight,
She is the one named Sailor Moon!"
—The English opening theme sums up the concept, Sailor Moon
The Magical Girl is a special type of superhero, one that will take all things traditionally feminine and stab evil through the face with it.
— Alex Henderson, Using Femininity & Friendship to Battle Evil]