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
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