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* ExtraordinaryWorldOrdinaryProblems: The series takes place in the Magical Realm, but Arusu and her friends still deal with problems like animal exploitation, conservatism, war, oppression, and racism.


* NoFathersAllowed: The witches are raised in the Witch Realm away from their warlock fathers.

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* NoFathersAllowed: The witches are raised in the Witch Realm away from their warlock fathers.


Certainly one of the {{darker|and edgier}} takes on the MagicalGirl genre, ''Tweeny Witches'' (魔法少女隊アルス, ''Maho Shôjo Tai Arusu'', translated as ''Magical Girl Squad Arusu'') is a 2004 anime created by Creator/KeitaAmemiya and produced by Creator/Studio4C. The series aired on Creator/{{NHK}} Educational TV from April 9, 2004, to March 4, 2005, with a 6-episode OVA spin-off titled ''Tweeny Witches: The Adventures'' released on November 22, 2007. In North America, Creator/MediaBlasters released the original series and ''The Adventures'' in 2008 and 2009 respectively, both dubbed and subbed.

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Certainly one of the {{darker|and edgier}} takes on the MagicalGirl genre, ''Tweeny Witches'' (魔法少女隊アルス, ''Maho Shôjo Tai Arusu'', translated as ''Magical Girl Squad Arusu'') is a 2004 anime created by Creator/KeitaAmemiya and produced by Creator/Studio4C. The series aired on Creator/{{NHK}} Educational TV from April 9, 2004, to March 4, 2005, with a 6-episode OVA spin-off titled ''Tweeny Witches: The Adventures'' released on November 22, 2007. 2007.

In North America, Creator/MediaBlasters released the original series and ''The Adventures'' in 2008 and 2009 respectively, both dubbed and subbed.
subbed. The original series can be streamed on [=AnimeHeaven=] for free.


* MalignedMixedMarriage: [[spoiler:The law of the witches forbids intermarriage to humans, much to the misery of Lennon and his parents.]]


For two similar anime/manga series with similar art-style, premise, and themes, see ''Manga/SoulEater'' and ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''. Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Tweenies}}''.

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For two similar anime/manga series with similar art-style, premise, and themes, see ''Manga/SoulEater'' and ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''. Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Tweenies}}''.


For a newer anime series with similar premise and themes, see ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''. Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Tweenies}}''.

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For a newer anime two similar anime/manga series with similar premise art-style, premise, and themes, see ''Manga/SoulEater'' and ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''. Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Tweenies}}''.


* OurPixiesAreDifferent: Piskey fairies are invisible to anyone without a four-leaf clover on the head, and their fangs are used by the witches to cast the hallucination spell. They do good things for good people but tend to play tricks on bad people.

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* OurPixiesAreDifferent: Piskey fairies are invisible to anyone without a four-leaf clover on the head, and their fangs are used by the witches to cast the hallucination spell. They do good things for good people but tend to play tricks on bad people.


* OurHydrasAreDifferent: Hydra fairies resemble snails made of dark purple muddy water.

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* OurHydrasAreDifferent: Hydra fairies resemble snails made of dark purple muddy water.


Arusu (Sachiko Kojima) is an eleven-year-old girl who has a thing for the occult and is especially obsessed with witches and magic, thanks to a book given to her for her fifth birthday by her DisappearedDad, Jidan. When some bullies try to steal her book, a mishap sends her falling literally into the Magical Realm. Almost immediately, she meets Sheila (Creator/HoukoKuwashima) and Eva (Creator/RyoHirohashi), two apprentice witches who are close to her age.

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Arusu (Sachiko Kojima) is an eleven-year-old 11-year-old girl who has a thing for the occult and is especially obsessed with witches and magic, thanks to a book given to her for her fifth birthday by her DisappearedDad, Jidan. When some bullies try to steal her book, a mishap sends her falling literally into the Magical Realm. Almost immediately, she meets Sheila (Creator/HoukoKuwashima) and Eva (Creator/RyoHirohashi), two apprentice witches who are close to her age.



* MonochromePast: Wil's flashback to when he sent [[spoiler:Jidan and a baby Lennon]] to the Human Realm has red as its only hue in the otherwise monochrome scene.



* NoAntagonist: "The Magical Girls Squad Transformed into Fish!" from ''The Adventures'' features no antagonist, as the conflict is about the three girls' heads being transformed into fish and their attempt to reverse it. They are trying to keep people from finding and laughing at them, but that's the extent of their antagonism.

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* NoAntagonist: The conflict in "The Magical Girls Squad Transformed into Fish!" from ''The Adventures'' features no antagonist, as the conflict is about the three girls' heads of Arusu, Sheila, and Eva being transformed into fish and their attempt to reverse it. They are trying to keep people from finding and laughing at them, but that's the extent of their antagonism.antagonism.
* NoHuggingNoKissing: With the exception of [[spoiler:the MalignedMixedMarriage between Jidan and Atelia as part of their backstories]], there is no romance in any form.



* {{Satan}}: While he's never made a direct appearance, Satan is mentioned by two unnamed warlocks who appear at the beginning of "The Warlock Sigma". One foretells that the only way to save people who have been deprived of sunlight is by awakening the sleeping Satan with the power of all creatures released from their cages. Sigma's father opposes the idea, saying that it is forbidden to do so because their Creator sealed Satan away forever. Judging from the context, they seem to be talking about how the warlocks need all the 100 fairy species to cast [[BlackMagic dark magic]], which they believe would save them from TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt once activated.

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* {{Satan}}: While he's never made a direct appearance, Satan is mentioned by two unnamed warlocks who appear at the beginning of "The Warlock Sigma". One foretells that the only way to save people who have been deprived of sunlight is by awakening the sleeping Satan with the power of all creatures released from their cages. Sigma's father opposes the idea, saying that it is forbidden to do so because their Creator sealed Satan away forever. Judging from the context, they seem to be talking about how the warlocks need all the 100 fairy species to cast [[BlackMagic dark magic]], which they believe would save them from TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt once activated.


* TheTeaser: Every episode opens with medieval illustrations on the screen while the song named "Atelia" plays. In the TV series, the scene switches to a female narrator explaining to the audience who Arusu is in "The Witch Realm" and recapping the previous episode later. In the [=OVA=], the scene switches to a male narrator explaining what the Magical Realm is and telling the audience to watch Arusu's adventures.

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* TheTeaser: Every episode opens with medieval illustrations on the screen while the song named "Atelia" plays. In the TV original series, the scene switches to a female narrator explaining to the audience who Arusu is in [[Recap/TweenyWitchesDestiny1TheWitchRealm "The Witch Realm" Realm"]] and recapping the previous episode later. In the [=OVA=], ''The Adventures'', the scene switches to a male narrator explaining what the Magical Realm is and telling the audience to watch Arusu's adventures.


As she becomes more familiar with magic and her new friends, she learns more about her new world and its extremely dark underbelly- in particular, the war between the witches and their enemies, [[BigBad Grande]] and his warlocks, who seems intent on tearing everything apart and are also very interested in that book of hers...

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As she becomes more familiar with magic and her new friends, she learns more about her new world and its extremely dark underbelly- in particular, the war between the witches and their enemies, [[BigBad Grande]] and his warlocks, who seems seem intent on tearing everything apart and are also very interested in that book of hers...


* GreatEscape: [[spoiler:Sigma, in an attempt to escape prison with his cellmate, Jidan, asks Tiana for a job to redeem himself for his failure, suggesting that the warlocks take Jidan hostage to demand the True Book of Spells from the human's daughter, Arusu. As further LaserGuidedKarma for his betrayal and manipulation of Arusu and her friends, Tiana mockingly refuses to let him out, reminding him that no one would give their traitor a second chance. However, he ends up escaping with his cellmate anyway.]]

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* GreatEscape: [[spoiler:Sigma, in an attempt to escape prison with his cellmate, Jidan, asks Tiana for a job to redeem himself for his failure, suggesting that the warlocks take Jidan hostage to demand the True Book of Spells from the human's daughter, Arusu. As further LaserGuidedKarma for his betrayal and manipulation of Arusu and her friends, Tiana mockingly refuses to let him out, reminding him that no one would give gives their traitor a second chance. However, he ends up escaping with his cellmate anyway.]]

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