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05:29:38 PM Dec 19th 2017
edited by a-raccoon
I associate a lot of Magical Girl shows as a special Coming of Age, Gift of Puberty that girls enjoy but boys do not. Either a parallel to, or an explanation of, menstruation but with more sparkles and intended to be empowering for girls entering into womanhood. Another key element is that younger girls are untamed, have unbridled powers, that subside as they grow into older adults, so this is a very special moment in their lives.

I think [Gift of Puberty] should become an article.
01:07:51 PM Dec 19th 2017
Does Out of This World count as a Magical Girl show? It's an American sitcom about a girl whose long-lost father is an extraterrestrial, and on her sixteenth (maybe?) birthday she inherits his ability to freeze time. The series, of course, is about her using her abilities to solve problems in everyday life while also trying to hide them from people. I'm not sure it counts, since it's more sci-fi themed than fantasy
10:00:29 AM Mar 1st 2017
WHERE IS USAGI?? The page image is fine and all, BUT WHERE IS USAGI TSUKINO?, the most famous Mahou Shoujo, on it??
01:19:38 AM Aug 14th 2016
Now why the heck hasn't the page image been sourced? I'm too busy to edit it in atm, but I did find the source: "Mahou Shoujo" by colonel_AKI
07:05:30 PM Jul 29th 2016
Is there a Spearpoint Counterpart to the Magical Girl such as a magical boy?

08:21:34 PM May 8th 2016
I'm seeing a lot of examples that are just the title of the work and nothing else. I can add some descriptions for the literature section, but I don't know much about the others.
08:31:44 PM May 8th 2016
I've added a short summary for Twitches and Avalon: Web of Magic, but they're kind of bare bones. I'll look into the other series when I can to try and at least get something down for them.
09:33:22 AM Sep 8th 2015
I wonder if Yuma Tsukumo from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL would qualify as a Magical Boy or Henshin Hero with his ZEXAL transformation.
11:13:43 AM Jun 28th 2014
Im sure this example goes somewhere, but I'm not sure where.
08:24:47 AM May 23rd 2012
I do not think Utena counts as a magical girl show- subversion or no. Anyone discuss why this is listed?
01:20:04 PM Dec 1st 2011
Is it just me, or has the list of all the innovations initiated by Majokko Meg-chan got a bit out of hand? Some of it definitely should be listed, but I don't think the bullet-points about how it was the first such show to feature sexual content and serious themes are vital to the article.
09:00:38 PM Apr 9th 2011
What do you believe to be the top 5 "most classic" magical girl (possibly magical girl warrior) series to be? I'm talking things like Cutie Honey (the Ur example) and Sailor Moon. What series are truly iconic for this genre?
11:23:01 AM May 23rd 2011
I would say.... -Sally The Witch (first magical girl) -Cutie Honey -Sailor Moon -Cardcaptor Sakura -Puella Magi Madoka Magica (standing in for all the deconstructions and modern takes, but more magical girlish then Nanoha, Mai Hi ME and Utena)
08:43:14 PM Aug 14th 2013
I second Sailor Moon Puella Magi Madoka Magica /Haven't watched Cardcaptor yet/. Those are absolute classics.
08:12:16 AM Sep 21st 2010
Unfortunately, this page does not inform me what a Magical Girl is. Obviously a girl with magic powers, but what is the genre about, what defines it, and under witch circumstances is a girl with magic powers not a Magical Girl? That's what the page is supposed to explain, but it doesn't.
06:35:32 PM Nov 19th 2012
I am in the same boat. What are the elements that qualify someone as a magical girl other than being magical and a girl? This page gives nothing about that.
08:52:41 PM Aug 14th 2013
Usually something like this:

A Magical Girl is powerful, strong, and independent, but at the same time, often stereotypically feminine. She devotes herself to a certain task and uses her powers to achieve some kind of goal (protect a love interest from harm somehow, save the world, be a successful idol, etc.)...she doesn't just HAVE them. She is often purity personified, some kind of angel or goddess who uses her powers for good.

That's what I'm used to, anyway, in a Magical Girl show.
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