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An Anime First series from Studio 3Hz.

There exist 3 schools of medicine. Western, Eastern and Vocal. Those who practice vocal medicine can quite literally heal with the power of song, easing scrapes, burns, sprains and even bettering ones mental health.

3 such vocal medicine practitioners are Kana Fujii, Hibiki Morishima and Reimi Itsushiro. Apprentice healers at the Karasuma Vocal Medical Institute. Under the tutelage of the institute's namesake, famed healer Ria Karasuma, the 3 strive to become official healers while dealing with the typical teenage girl issues of school and friends.

Healer Girl contains examples of:

  • Actually, I Am Him: Kana's motivation for becoming a healer is to one day find the Healer who saved her from a severe asthma attack during a plane ride. Only for Karasuma to reveal very anti-climactically in episode 6 that it was her.
  • Delinquent Hair: During her younger days, Karasuma sported a jagged, dirty-blonde dyed hairstyle. Said haircut is why Kana didn't realize she was the Healer who saved her from her asthma attack on the plane.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The Opening and Endings are sung by Healer Girls, a choral group consisting of the main cast (Ria, Kana, Hibiki, Reimi, and Sonia).
  • Eagleland: Kana has her internship at a small clinic in Colorado. both Type 1 and Type 2 are Invoked. The staff is very friendly, but Kana fears getting shot randomly when she first arrives.
  • Important Haircut: After their supposed expulsion and new internships, Reimi chops most of her off so as to stop copying Karasuma so much.
  • Instant Expert: Despite getting started later than Hibiki and Reimi, Kana is very skilled. Having the ability to change the images during her singing, a very rare ability.
  • Magical Girl: Clearly this show is in this genre somewhere, closest to the Magic Idol Singer though as a musical instead of as an idol performer. Although initial inspiration came from muscial combat series like Macross and Symphogear, drawing some from the Magical Girl Warrior, but using their power to heal instead of harm.
  • Magic Music: Vocal Medicine in a nutshell. It has some limitations however: It can't replace the need for surgery and other modern medical practices, for instance.
  • The Musical: Characters will spontaneously burst into song. This can happen while training, cleaning, hiking, during an athletic competition, or just sitting around being conversational. There is always at least one insert song in each episode.
  • The Rival: Sonia, an apprentice healer from another clinic, is convinced she's Karasuma's rival. Being she's an apprentice and Karasuma has her own clinic, the rivalry is pretty obviously one-sided, if not completely in her head. Karasuma, for her part, mostly just sort of smiles at Sonia's declarations of rivalry.
  • Wham Line: The Stinger for episode 11 delivers a whopper of a one after the girls obtain their C Level licenses.
    Karasuma: Oh, I forgot to mention. You are all hereby expelled!