Harry Potter has some elements of Cute Witch, and El Tigre, American Dragon Jake Long, and Danny Phantom to me seem like Magical Girl Warrior shows with a boy protagonists.
edited 25th Jul '11 7:59:38 PM by leafeon
Another personThere's the transforming Shounen hero. Or maybe Light from Death Note. Nah, I don't know much about magical girls.
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someoneAs what's been said earlier in this thread, some Kamen Rider shows are pretty close to magical dude.
edited 26th Jul '11 1:35:44 AM by ThatHuman
My Soul, Your Beats!Alessio from the Lemma Soft forums created a freeware, worksafe visual novel called Go! Magical Boy. Here's the relevant thread and downloads for PC/Mac/Linux: http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=996 It's been five years since it was made. I'm not sure how many other people making *free or indie* media are using a blatant magical boy theme. Might be easier to use the theme in a media form which requires less money investment than TV anime, and in a media form that doesn't require an established audience.
There were rumours of Gainax making a Magical Boy series.
Writer's Welcome WagonThen hopefully the Magical Boy genre will become hot around the time I become an author. Let's hope those rumors are true.
Avvie-free for life!For some reason I've begun to wonder just how many actual shojo series there are with a male lead (minus anything CLAMP because they're weird like that and also minus shonen-ai/yaoi). From there we might move to 'Magical Girl' tropes played seriously with a male lead.
Digimon QueenHeres a Webcomic called Magical Boys, the premise is that magical girls keep dying the Powers That Be decide to make some Magical Boys: http://magicalboys.smackjeeves.com/comics/757217/ch-1-pg-1/
someoneBut, none of the magic he makes use of is his own. He literally has to get somebody else to make things happen for him. Anyway uh, would Prince Adam/He-Man count as an uber-masculine example off male Magical Girl?
OK, not really trying to beat my own chest here (well, maybe a little ), but what you're looking for is exactly what I've been doing with my webseries Rainbow Fighters (full title of the first season Kibou Niji Rengou Rainbow Fighters). Basically, it started back in 1998 when I wondered what Sailor Moon would have been liked if she'd been a boy (and French, and living in Paris, but that's just because that's where I lived then and it's easy to write about places when you're just a metro station away from them ). What I ended up creating was an homage to Sailor Moon rather than a straight up gender-flipped copy, but that just makes it all the better. Basically, Rainbow Fighters is about Angel (funny that the only other link with a story about a magical boy on this thread also has a protagonist called Angel), an average underachieving high-school student (basically, a gender-flipped Usagi and typical Idiot Hero, although slightly older and a bit more realistic) as he is recruited by a talking bird (as cute a Ridiculously Cute Critter as I could invent at that time ) to become Rain Bow, the Messenger of Hope. As Rain Bow, he is tasked with finding his fellow Fighters so that they can take up the fight against a mysterious evil that seems to come from a very far past. As a series, my Rainbow Fighters lives and breathes nearly all modern magical girl tropes (except from The Power of Love, which I felt was going too far. But it exudes The Power of Friendship, and Pretty Cure has proven that it works just as well as a magical girl trope), but with a male protagonist. I even have detailed Transformation Sequences and attacks (although those descriptions are put in the character sheets rather than the episodes themselves. Stock Footage just doesn't work in print ) and New Powers as the Plot Demands! There are magical girls in that setting as well (the team has the traditional sentai set-up: 3 boys, 2 girls), but the magical boys are on the same level, and the main protagonist is male. If you want to read it, just go to the link I put above. Just a caveat: while I have a description of it in English, the series itself is in French. I've got Google Translate gadget that allows one to translate it automatically to English. The quality of the automatic translation isn't great, but it's good enough to get the gist of each episode. So far the first season has been completed, while the second season is in my very personal version of Development Hell . Some show of interest might help me get out of it .
edited 29th Oct '12 1:57:04 AM by tsela
Maybe some of my fics count? http://www.fanfiction.net/u/3341554/MagicConan14 I've been inspired by magical girls to create most of these... Oh, yeah. There's also the third spinoff of two of the fics. It never actually fit anywhere, so it lives on my tumblr: http://courage-a-word-of-justice.tumblr.com/tagged/ro.te.o The three spinoffs (Stealing Stars, Best of Luck Tantei-kun and Ro.Te.O) are all really different, but have the same driving plot behind them.
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