is a 2005 Magical Girl
anime by studio AIC
. It's based on an eroge Magical Kanan
released in 1998 by Terios as a game and 2000 as a hentai OVA. The story tells of Chihaya Hiiragi, an ordinary student
, who one day meets a cute creature
that has more than its look. The creature is the magical life form with Human shape-shifting ability from the land of Evergreen named Natsuki, coming to earth on a mission to recover five stolen "seeds"
that has a power to manipulate and drive human's desires. Chihaya, who's dragged into this task, is given a power to turn into a Magical Girl Warrior
and starts her quest to recover all the cursed seeds. Unknowingly to the girl, this task is more involved around her than she thinks.
- Aloof Ally: Cerulean Blue and Septem deconstruct this trope as their aloofness would lead them to defeat, and not included with the main character.
- Bokukko: Chihaya.
- Big Damn Heroes: Cerulean Blue, more than once.
- Bleached Underpants: Magical Canan got its start as an Eroge and a Hentai OVA, Magical Kanan.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Expy: Chihaya/Carmain to Sakura.
- Fanservice: Expect Chihaya in her bath, showing off her back once in a while.
- Faux Action Girl: Magical Kanan takes the cake. You know Carmain has a big problem with this when she's attacked and pinned down as soon as she finishes transforming.
- Gainaxing: Chihaya's transformation, and Septem.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Sayaka also as Cerulean Blue is Fate Testarossa.
- Involuntary Shapeshifter: Evergreen's population born as animals and change to humans when they grow or when they're magically charged. In Natsuru's case, he turns into a human when Chihaya transforms, and subverts this as the story goes since he has gained more and more magic.
- Lovable Sex Maniac: Hentai!Natsuru.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Bergamot is Chihaya's father.
- Magical Girl
- Male Gaze: Chihaya grows up when she transforms and we get close-ups of her breasts and butt expanding.
- Mentor Mascot: Natsuki and Hazuna.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Cerulean Blue, complete with the classic hand gesture.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Chihaya's hair changes from brown to red when she transforms. Sayaka's changes from blue-black to blonde.
- Rape as Drama: Of the hentai Magical Kanan, where rape is everywhere, only Sayaka has this problem. And that only comes from a backflash.
- The Rival: Cerulean Blue
- Secret Identity: Chihaya/Carmain, Emi/Septem, Sayaka/Cerulean Blue.
- Split Personality: Sayaka and Cerulean Blue have totally different personalities.
- Talking Animal: Natsuru in the hentai version. In anime, he only makes sound Chihaya never understands.
- Those Two Girls: Sayaka and Miyuri
- Transformation Sequence: Chihaya gets a nude one in both the OVA and the TV series.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Sayaka