Webcomic / Hi to Tsuki to Hoshi no Tama
Hi to Tsuki to Hoshi no Tama
("Beads of the Sun and Moon and Stars"
) was a webcomic by Alicorn (author of Elcenia
) about three Magical Girls
defending the world from interdimensional invaders.
This webcomic provides examples of:
- Action Girl: Rowan is pretty good at jiu-jutsu.
Susie: Iiii don't think elbows bend like that.
- Alien Invasion: the magicians, from another universe.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: the three protagonists.
- Bloodless Carnage: Beads disintegrate bloodlessly when killed.
- Braids of Action: what Rowan does with her Rapunzel Hair.
- Brainy Brunette: Rowan is the smartest and nerdiest of the three.
- Calling Your Attacks: justified: magical powers are activated by saying their names.
- Conlang: the magicians' language, Eegamal.
- Cuteness Overload: Susie is overwhelmed by the prospect of being covered with cute kittens.
- Damsel in Distress: magicians capture an Innocent Bystander, and, later, Kristi.
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Rowan speaks bad Eegamal; Bid speaks bad English.
- Everything's Better with Sparkles: Diamond Starlight's costume.
- Faux Fluency: in-universe: Rowan delivers a memorized speech in Eegamal.
- Fire/Ice/Lightning: Kristi uses Preschal's fire, Susie uses ice, and Rowan uses Kayan's lightning.
- Fourth-Wall Mail Slot: the Ask Tipko (because he is very knowledgeable) side-comics.
- Girl Posse: Kristi's friends.
Dinah: "Good morning!" Honestly, who does she think she is?
- Guile Hero: Tipko daringly escapes from slavery, recruits allies from another world, and rescues his people. And he's not even the protagonist.
- Hair Colors: fictional example: pagets have stereotypes about fur colors◊.
Tipko: Red is associated with intelligence and wit, and silver is considered a sign of wisdom, incisiveness, and leadership qualities. The combination is quite uncommon, and signifies that the paget in question has a great destiny and is particularly brilliant and creative. ...my lovely wife reminds me that red and silver pagets have also been considered "arrogant" and possessed of self-important attitudes.
- Heel Realization: Kristi realizes she's part of the Girl Posse.
Kristi: Do you remember when you called my friends cretins? You were right.
- I Have Your Mother: a magician takes Kristi's family hostage, but can't contact the girls to deliver her demands.
- I Just Want to Be Free: Bid risks everything for a chance at freedom:
- Invisibility: pagets can turn invisible at will.
- Jumped at the Call: Rowan.
Rowan: You want to give me magic powers too? And you thought I might refuse?
- Language Barrier: a major problem, until the girls get translation magic. The girls can't understand the magicians, and at one point a magician is unable to interrogate an innocent bystander because she doesn't speak Eegamal.
Kristi: I wish I knew what he was saying!
- Magical Girls: Kristi, Rowan and Susie.
- Magic Staff: each of the girls has one. They embed beads in the staves when they're not in use.
- Mentor Mascot: Tipko provides the first bead, instructs the girls in their use, translates, and provides useful information.
- Mons: the beads turn into monsters.
- Mundane Utility: Susie uses her transformation power to lose weight.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: beads are immune to mundane weapons.
- Nobody Can Die: only beads die, and they recover.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: A'at briefly pretends not to speak English. It doesn't work.
Ellen: Don't let it fool you, Kristi! It was translating for that magician! It has a New Jersey accent, for crying out loud!
- Orphaned Series: the author lost interest and abandoned the comic, posting a summary of the remaining plot.
- Paparazzi: one threatens Rowan to get a scoop.
Reporter: This is a major story, Miss Moriyama, and I'm going to run it whether you help me or not. Without you I'm going to have to go with something less than glowing. I'm sure there are plenty of people at school willing to smear you for a chance on TV.
- Prisoner Exchange: A captured magician trades Keeda for his own freedom.
Tipko: You told him if he gave you his paget you'd let him go.
- Power Crystal: beads: ruby, opal, and diamond.
- Power Gives You Wings: the girls borrow wings from their beads — accidentally, at first.
Rowan: I... seem to have sprouted wings.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: When people can guilt trip you about freeing a slave, what do you say?
Rowan: That. Was so. Screwed. Up.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: pagets.
- Shoulder-Sized Dragon: pagets.
- Slave Collar: paget slaves often have magical Shock Collars.
- Slave Liberation: The rescues of Keeda, Bid, A'at, and many other pagets.
- Slave Race: pagets were enslaved by the magicians.
- Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: pagets are inhumanly good at learning languages.
- Talking Is a Free Action: lampshaded.
Rowan: You guys are aware that we are legally allowed to have friendly chats and pep talks when we aren't in the middle of fighting off monsters from another universe, right?
- Transformation Name Announcement: this is how the girls trigger their transformations.
- Transformation Sequence: for the magical girls, of course.
- Turn Coat: A'at.
- Unhand Them, Villain!: a magician dangles an Innocent Bystander off a roof, then drops him when she comes under attack.
- Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Even though the girls are publicly known to be saving the world, they do not have permission to leave school to do so.
: Look, I don't care if you girls are mutants or Supergirls
or Wonder Women
or what, you do not get out of having your parents called when you bring God only knows what kind of monsters to school with you. Not to mention skipping out of class.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: the girls are eager to rescue pagets, but not larger, uglier species.
Non: Why do you only want to help pagets and not Datékali? My cousin had to sell himself into slavery last year.