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animeg3282
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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?
DoktorvonEurotrash
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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.
BlueRam1409
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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?
ZombieWombat
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)
Nemó-Tjan
08:43:14 PM Aug 14th 2013
I second Sailor Moon Puella Magi Madoka Magica /Haven't watched Cardcaptor yet/. Those are absolute classics.
Yora
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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.
DarkJackel
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.
Nemó-Tjan
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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