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Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara (roughly translates to "I've Had Enough Of Being A Magical Girl") is a parody of the Magical Girl genre that began publication in 2015. An anime adaptation aired as part of the Winter 2016 Anime season, followed by a second season in Fall 2016.

One day, Yuzuka Hanami comes across a mysterious creature foraging in the garbage. The creature, calling itself Miton, tells Yuzuka she has the makings of a Magical Girl and grants her powerful magical abilities. The catch? Her magical girl outfit is a two-piece swimsuit. Even Miton doesn't know why this is (though he doesn't seem to mind), but Yuzuka is mortified. Thus begins her career as a magical girl...


This series contains the following tropes:

  • Amusing Injuries: Basically anything that happens to Miton. He's been struck with frying pans, taped to a washing line and clawed at by cats, half-drowned, scalded, and goodness knows what else, but it's all Played for Laughs and never seems to do any lasting damage.
  • Bag of Holding: When transformed, Mafuyu gains a magic Santa sack that she can float in mid-air and can control the size of, allowing her to store as much or as little as she wants inside of it without physically carrying it. It's currently unknown there's a limit to what it can hold, or what happens to the contents once she de-transforms.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Both Yuzuka and Mafuyu during their respective transformation sequences. It's especially noticeable during Mafuyu's transformation, as her dress is almost the last thing to manifest, so she's left effectively "naked" for a good 10-15 seconds.
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  • Bequeathed Power: A non-lethal variant. Mafuyu has stated that she intends to pass Pochi (and by extention, her powers) on to Chiya once she comes of age and retires.
  • Blessed with Suck/Cursed with Awesome: The central theme of the show. Yuzuka may be a Magical Girl with the power to create and control water, but her magical girl outfit is a swimsuit and her Mentor Mascot is somewhat of a pervert. She's quite understandably reluctant to transform at all, let alone in public.
  • Butt-Monkey: Miton. To be fair, he brings it on himself most of the time.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Both girls transform by simply touching their bracelet and saying, "Transform!"
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Chiya gives off this sort of vibe when around Yuzuka. Especially if Miton is also around, in which case she occasionally veers towards outright Yandere.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Yuzuka and Chiya often show a lack of concern for Miton and are occasionally outright abusive towards him (particularly Chiya).
  • Covert Pervert: Chiya is this towards Yuzuka. After a glitch in her Transformation Sequence causes her swimsuit to fly off, Chiya is seen covertly stuffing Yuzuka's swimsuit top into her bag.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Pretty much the only time Chiya shows any kind of emotion other than disdain for Miton is when she's around Daiya.
    • In Episode 11 Yuzuka's mother squees loudly upon seeing Yuzuka transform into her swimsuit and excitedly examines it from all angles.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Pochi hates being called Pochi and prefers to be called by her real name... which unfortunately is so long that everyone just calls her Pochi instead. The "embarrassing" part is hammered home when Miton laughs at the name Pochi twice.
  • Final Speech: Miton gives one in Episode 7 while Yuzuka is inadvertently drowning him. Instead of, you know, telling her that she's accidentally drowning him. He gets better.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Yuzuka verges on this at times; it's even hinted at by the show's title.
  • Invisible to Normals: Miton can't be seen by most people, nor does he show up in photographs (as seen in Episode 8). The fact that Yuzuka can see him is what makes him realize that she has potential as a Magical Girl. Miton can also create magical barriers that make Yuzuka Invisible to Normals as well. Miton can choose to make himself visible, but this requires a large amount of magic, meaning Yuzuka has to transform first.
  • I See Dead People: Daiya can see and talk to ghosts. She acts as though this is a perfectly normal thing to do. Miton explains that it's a similar kind of magic to that used by magical girls.
  • Late for School: Discussed, but averted: Miton cites Yuzuka's ability to wake up and get to school on time as one of the reasons she's a very atypical magical girl.
  • Lens Flare Censor: Briefly in Episode 7 after Yuzuka's swimsuit bottoms fall off.
  • Making a Splash: This is Yuzuka's primary ability. According to Miton, the reason her outfit manifests as a swimsuit is so that it won't matter if she gets wet while using her powers: a regular Magical Girl outfit would get soaked quickly and would weigh her down.
  • The Masquerade: Discussed and ultimately enforced in Episode 6. Yuzuka wants to tell her father about Miton, but Miton claims that if normal people find out about him, he'll end up being captured by scientists and subjected to all kinds of horrible experiments. The pair compromise by bewitching Yuzuka's father so that he thinks Miton is a pet parrot, thus upholding The Masquerade while still letting him in on Miton's existence.
    • Averted in Episode 11 when Yuzuka's mother finds out about her transformation. Yuzuka decides that since her mother is a pretty carefree person, it's okay not to wipe her memory.
    • Gets broken in Series 2 Episode 11. Mafuyu and Yuzuka transform at a (seemingly empty) beach in order to rescue Daiya, but Miton and Pochi are too weak to sustain the barrier, and it turns out there are dozens of other people there...
  • Mentor Mascot: Yuzuka has Miton, a strange sort of bird creature, whereas Mafuyu has Pochi, a talking penguin.
  • Mundane Utility: There are no monsters for the girls to fight, so anything they use their magic for will inevitably be this trope.
  • No Antagonist: Almost uniquely for a Magical Girl series; since all the world's monsters had already been defeated by other magical girls prior to the start of the series, Yuzuka has no-one to fight. Miton ultimately admits there wasn't really any point in making Yuzuka a magical girl in the first place.
    • Averted as of the end of Season 2, after a ghost drags Daiya underwater and tries to drown her, forcing Yuzuka to try and rescue her.
  • Overly Long Name: Implied or downplayed. Pochi begins to introduce herself as "Pokenchiss Dil Prafsolaf" before Mafuyu cuts her off, saying "Just call her Pochi". It's therefore entirely possible that Pochi's full name is even longer still.
  • Parental Abandonment: Played for Laughs somewhat with Yuzuka's parents. Her dad loves his job so much that he rushes off first thing in the morning and doesn't arrive back until late at night (though Series 2 implies that he works that hard for his family's sake), and her mom rarely spends time at home. When Miton reassures her that she'll have his company from now on, Yuzuka retorts that she'd rather be alone.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: The main reason Yuzuka feels she is Cursed with Awesome is because she's highly embarrassed at having to wear a swimsuit every time she transforms. It's Played for Laughs rather than being actual Fanservice (especially since Yuzuka is fourteen and looks about ten), but it still counts.
  • Reluctant Retiree: Mafuyu is rapidly approaching the mandatory retirement age for magical girls. She refuses to state what the retirement age is, but given that she's around 15, it should logically be 16.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: Mafuyu's magical girl outfit, complete with magic sack. Like Yuzuka's outfit, it comes off as cute rather than sexy, but its short length means it still counts.
  • Transformation Sequence: Naturally. It's a little shorter than in most magical girl anime due to the compressed episode length, only lasting around 15-20 seconds.
  • Transformation Trinket: Yuzuka and Mafuyu each have a bracelet that they use to transform.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Played for Laughs in one episode in which Yuzuka and Chiya are walking to school; after twenty seconds of normal conversation, Chiya casually asks what the deal is with Miton, revealing that she'd been able to see him the whole time.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: In Episode 7, Yuzuka tries to transform in such a way that her normal clothes will stay on, over the top of her swimsuit. However, her Transformation Trinket is only able to handle so many clothes at once: while her top half remains fully-clothed, her bottom half is left in just the swimsuit bottoms, and when she tries to transform back, the swimsuit (and her panties) fly off, leaving her exposed and highly embarrassed.
  • Weirdness Censor: Miton is capable of creating a barrier that prevents anyone else from hearing his conversations with Yuzuka. He can also use magic to alter people's memories so they think he's just an ordinary animal: he fools Yuzuka's father into thinking he's a pet parrot. The barrier fails in Series 2 Episode 11, just as Yuzuka and Mafuyu transform to try and rescue Daiya.
  • The Workaholic: Yuzuka's father is an exaggerated example Played for Laughs. In one episode, after Miton's magic restores his stamina, he claims he feels like he could work for 200 hours straight—and judging from Yuzuka's reaction, he might actually mean it. In another, he claims that he hasn't taken time off to be with his family in over five years.
  • You Can See Me?: This is one of the first things Miton says to Yuzuka. Since he's Invisible to Normals, the fact that she can see him marks her out as a potential magical girl. He says something similar to Chiya after she reveals she can see him as well.

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