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Miracle Girls is a Magical Girl manga and anime about Tomomi and Mikage, a pair of twins with psychic powers.

Tomomi and Mikage Matsunaga are identical twins with special powers. Together, they are able to teleport and communicate telepathically. The athletically challenged Mikage begs Tomomi to switch identities with her for her school's sports day track meet, where she and Tomomi are teamed with Mikage's arch-enemy Yuya Noda, in the relay race. Tomomi, however, finds herself drawn to Yuya. Tomomi's success in the relay causes the captain of the track team, Hideaki Kurashige, to try to recruit Mikage. So, once again the sisters switch identities. However, the science teacher, Shinichiro Kageura, finds out about their psychic powers, and begins to stalk Tomomi. Sensing that Mikage (who was really Tomomi) has been behaving strangely, Yuya visits them at home.


A video game adaptation was released for the Super Famicom in 1993.

This series provides examples of:

  • Academic Athlete: Mikage's love interest Hideaki is both intellectual and a good athlete. By contrast, Mikage is just academic, Tomomi and her love interest Yuya are just athletic.
  • Always Identical Twins:
    • Tomomi and Mikage, albeit with different hairstyles.
    • Tomomi and Mikage's mother and aunt are identical twins.
    • The Diamas twins look identical except that one has shorter hair and wears glasses. Identical twins are very common in their family, which goes back to the legendary twin queens from several thousand years ago.
  • And You Were There: Episode 41 does this with ancient Egypt. It is suggested that the characters in the present are reincarnations of the characters in the past. Although the Egyptians are drawn like the modern-day characters, Mikage and Tomomi don't recognize a physical resemblance, which would make sense since Egyptians and Japanese probably wouldn't look alike.
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  • Boyish Short Hair: Sporty, tomboy Tomomi has her hair cut into a bob.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • In the Tokyopop manga version, Tomomi and Mikage Matsunaga became Toni and Mika Morgan. In Italy the twins are known as Terry and Maggie.
    • In the English translation, Yuya Noda is "Jackson Niel" and Hideaki Kurashige is "Chris Kubrick".
    • Oddly, subverted with everyone else. Almost everyone else, including the twins parents, keep their Japanese names. The series also explicitly takes place in Japan.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Kageura gets embarrassed by his wife calling him "Shin Honey" in front of his students.
  • Fictional Country: Diamas is a small, very obscure island republic near England.
  • First-Name Basis: Princess Marie forces Kurashige to call her by her first name after knowing each other for only a month,
  • Hostage Situation: In volume 5, the plane that Kurashige is on gets hijacked. The twins end up panicking at the news and transport themselves onto the plane.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag:
    • Their style in clothing is different and Mikage has longer her than her sister. As little kids they're harder to distinguish as they both wore Girlish Pigtails, however Tomomi's pigtails were braided.
    • The twin's aunt wears her ponytail on the opposite side from her sister.
    • Marie has long hair while her long-lost twin Emma has short hair and wears glasses.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: The anime gives the titular twins consistently dark brown hair. In the manga, however, their hair has been varying shades of white, blonde, and brown. It's supposed to be some type of brown but the printing process often screwed with the colours.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Girly Girl Mikage has long hair, while her tomboy sister Tomomi has Boyish Short Hair.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: Averted. Diamas is a European nation, however the characters have dark hair colors.
  • Pocket Protector: Mikage gets saved from a knife hurled by Takamura using psychic powers because it hits the pocket watch she got from Kurashige.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Tomomi is an outgoing and athletic tomboy, while Mikage is feminine, studious, intellectual and bad at sports.
  • Sneeze Cut: Happens in volume 5. Kurashige yells for help in his head when Marie tries to kiss him. Cut to Mikage sneezing and wondering if she's ill.
  • Teleportation: Together, they are able to teleport and communicate telepathically.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomomi and Mikage respectively.
  • Translation Convention: Pops up noticeably in the English translation when Chris is reading a letter. The text is obviously in English, but then an English-speaking character picks it up and mention being unable to read Japanese.
  • Twin Telepathy: Part of Tomomi and Mikage's package of powers, although there have been instances where they were able to communicate with other psychics.
  • Villainous Crush: Marie has a very unrequited crush on Kurashige.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: They fits the name so well that it might have been the trope namer. Mikage and Tomomi are identical twins who need to be in physical contact to teleport.
  • Younger Than They Look: Emma, and to a lesser extent her identical twin Marie, look more like adults than the other teens.