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"Blasting off with magic!"
"Say it even louder this time!"
"We'll fly straight to the top!"
"We're on a mission to score that sweet, sweet magi!"
"And the magic word is..."

Waccha PriMagi! is a 2021 arcade game with a tie-in anime created by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. and Tatsunoko Production, and the fourth entry in the Pretty Series, which also includes Pretty Rhythm, PriPara and Kiratto Pri☆Chan.

The show starts when the treasured named Myamu scouts Matsuri Hibino, an earthly middle school student, as her PriMagi partner. Matsuri herself wants to be a PriMagi star like her idol Jennifer, but she lacks the courage to find it. She decides to try it nonetheless, and so her road as a PriMagi star begins.


  • Adaptational Job Change: Meganee. Unlike her previous two depictions, she has no relation to Prism Stone (which is instead run by Matsurida), instead she assists Auru in analyzing PriMagi shows.
  • Adaptational Species Change: This show's Meganee is a robot.
  • All the Other Reindeer: The other magic students ditched Myamu because of how bad she was at magic.
  • Always Second Best: Hina views herself as this to Jennifer, whom she came in second to in the last Primagi Grand Festival.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Matsuri was already a big fan of PriMagi before making her official debut.
  • Book Ends:
    • Episode 1 starts with Myamu suddenly appears in front of Matsuri to perform PriMagi together. Episode 51 ends in similar fashion, but with Matsuri instead of Myamu in order to stay with the latter and spreading PriMagi to the Magic World with her.
    • In that similar episodes, "Believe" and "Magic Waccha Parade" are performed by Jennifer and Matsuri respectively, although the former is through footage instead of actual performance while last episode has them wearing their respective Elements coord.
  • Breaking Old Trends:
    • This is the first series where the openings are sung solely by one singer as opposed to the usual idol units. note 
    • This is also the first in the Pretty franchise to not feature any seasonal or holiday episodes at all (beach, halloween, christmas, new years, valentines, etc.), despite most of the characters' names are based of holidays or festivals.
    • The second arcade of the series, Waccha PriMagi Studio, lacks its anime counterpart compared to the other Pretty franchise, which didn't happen up until that point since Pretty Rhythm Mini Skirt.
  • Clip Show: Episodes 10, 22, 39 and 47 are pretty much concert clip shows, showcasing previous concerts by the characters. The show's plot does progress somewhat in the scenes that aren't songs though.
  • Cute Witch: The treasured can use magic, and collect Waccha during performances to do more.
  • Darker and Edgier: Unlike PriPara and PriChan, PriMagi is way darker in terms of the tone. Every characters has their own personal problems such as neglection, identity, or family issues. Which might be the reason of why Waccha PriMagi Studio was never adapted into the anime. Despite that, all PriMagistas WON the final tournament and were able to attain better future thanks to its winning prize.
  • Distress Call: At the end of episode 19, Matsuri gets a message from Ruhme telling her to "save Jennifer".
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune:
    • As is the norm for the Pretty Series, the opening "Dreaming Sound" is sung by Anna Suzuki who voices Lemon and the ending "Magical Future" is sung by Chinatsu Hirose (Matsuri) and Riko Koike (Myamu).
    • For the second half, the two openings "Chasing the dream" and "Magic x Color" are once again sung by Anna Suzuki (Lemon) while the ending "Check One Two" is sung by Riko Koike (Myamu), Rie Hikisaka (Chimumu), and Sunao Yoshikawa (Carron).
  • Drunk on Milk: Carron can get drunk on carrot juice.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Matsuri once met Myamu in cat form when she got lost in the woods one time when she was little.
  • Giving Up the Ghost: Lemon's soul starts flying off when she gets too anxious.
  • Humanity Is Infectious: Despite Meganee being a robot, she can feel what Auru feels by absorbing Waccha from nearby sources to function.
  • I Meant to Do That: The Heart Feather coord was supposed to be the prize for the Star District's FreshFest, but after the contest, the fairy that was meant to give it didn't awaken, and instead, the Phoenix came by and gifted Hina the Flare Elements coord. The show's staff, who was surprised, acted as if this was planned all along.
  • Latino Is Brown: Jennifer, a dark-skinned woman from Puerto Rico.
  • Magical Accessory: Matsuri's hair accessory has Waccha in it, meaning it can do certain sorts of magic like flying brooms or receiving Distress Calls.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Miruki. In episode 2, she tries to use her cute charms to get Matsuri to give her most recent ensemble card, and she would've succeded if Hina didn't show up.
  • Muggles: Named "Earthly" in this show.
  • Science Destroys Magic: This is the ideal plan of the Omega Corporation, make PriMagi obsolete of magicians.
  • Toast of Tardiness: Miruki invokes this trope in episode 20 as part of her master plan to become the center spot in the exhibition concert.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Hina, a jock who's also a Gyaru.
  • Totally Radical: Lemon and her gamer friends casually speak with internet slang.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 40, "You are MY Sunshine", in which Jennifer, after learning the truth about Achihiko, becomes embedded by her grief and fuses with the Sun Element mid-concert, and then steals all of the Ensemble Fairies, putting PriMagi in danger.
  • Wham Line: In episode 21, Jennifer does her first concert since last year's Grand Festival, and it looks just as dazzling as all her fans say her shows are, but Myamu identifies that there's something wrong with this one by looking at her partner's drone and realizing...
    Myamu: There's no magic-user in there!


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Waccha PriMagi!

As part of her master plan to get her rivals' votes to be the center of the exhibition concert, Miruki pretends to be the clumsy late-to-school character, with the classic toast included.

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