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Anime / Majokko Tsukune-chan

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Majokko Tsukune-chan is a surreal parody of the Magical Girl genre. It's sort of like a cross between Sally the Witch and Azumanga Daioh.


  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Frequently:
    • When Tsukune and friends spend New Year's Day at home, an offscreen voice says it's because crowd scenes are hard to animate.
    • When Tony comments that Tsukune has changed a lot since he last saw her, he pulls out a volume of the Tsukune-chan manga for reference. Kokoro then remarks that the anime’s character designer used recent volumes of the manga for reference, and Mr. Mayor asks “Can we talk about something like that?”
    • When Shioretta shows up in her Yamato Nadeshiko garb, Tsukune takes a moment to recognize her and then asks "So you aren't a new character?”
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Nabule introduces herself as "the evil witch."
  • Crash-Into Hello: Shioretta and Yosei first meet via midair broomstick collision.
  • The Faceless: Mr. Judge, Watermelon Master, and Love Smith wear masks all the time.
  • In the Blood: Why is Yosei hiding in a planter box? His maternal grandfather was a carrot. Why does Yosei have an Arm Cannon? His paternal grandfather was a cyborg.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Tsukune explains that while she can reverse her magic spells, she can't reverse any collateral damage that results from said spells.
  • Mood Dissonance: One of the main sources of humor involves cutesy characters reacting in inappropriately cheerful or blasé ways to horrible events.
  • Must Have Lots of Free Time: Tsukune says this verbatim to the Watermelon Master, who spends his life judging watermelon-bashing contests around the world.
  • Non-Human Sidekick:
    • Pupurin is this... for about the first 50 seconds of the first episode, at which point Tsukune casually roasts him alive to feeding a starving man. Afterwards, his ghost fills this role.
    • Ton-chan is Kokoro's cute piggy sidekick... who likewise only lasts about a minute before one of Kokoro's explosive sneezes turns him into a pork roast.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: There's an episode called "Tsukune-chan vs. Aliens." It's five seconds long, and all we see is the mayor asking Tsukune-chan for help, and then a brief shot of the alien ship blowing up. Afterwards, an off-screen voice says "But I wanted to see that..."
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: The Mayor. Tsukune herself points out that he spends most of his time hanging out at her house rather than doing his mayorly duties.
  • Punny Name: Shioretta Flower's first name means "wilted."
  • Ring-Ring-CRUNCH!: Rather than killing her alarm clock, Tsukune magically teleports it into the Mayor's bedroom, where it clonks him on the head.
  • Unusual Ears: Love Smith has cat ears.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: After using a bunch of spells to try and beat Nabule, Tsukune finally brains her with a nearby pot, commenting “I should’ve just done that right from the start instead of using magic.”