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Magical Canan is a 2005 Magical Girl anime by studio AIC. It's based on an eroge Magical Kanan released in 1998 by Terios as a game and 2000 as a hentai OVA. The story tells of Chihaya Hiiragi, an ordinary student, who one day meets a cute creature that has more than its look. The creature is the magical life form with Human shape-shifting ability from the land of Evergreen named Natsuki, coming to earth on a mission to recover five stolen "seeds" that has a power to manipulate and drive human's desires. Chihaya, who's dragged into this task, is given a power to turn into a Magical Girl Warrior and starts her quest to recover all the cursed seeds. Unknowingly to the girl, this task is more involved around her than she thinks.

Tropes included:

  • A-Cup Angst: Chihaya, as reflected in the curvier form of Carmain.
  • Adaptational Dye-Job: In the visual novel and OVA Natsuki‚Äôs animal form had pink fur and his human form had brown hair, in the anime his animal form had purple fur and his human form had black hair.
  • Aloof Ally: Cerulean Blue and Septem deconstruct this trope as their aloofness would lead them to defeat, and not included with the main character.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Cerulean Blue, more than once.
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: The inhabitants of Evergreen begin life as seeds planted in the ground, the seeds grow into a plant which eventually sprouts a small animal creature, in adolescence they can shift into human form but will regress into animal form if they expend too much energy, and are in human form 24/7 as adults.
  • Expy: Chihaya/Carmain to Sakura.
  • Fanservice: Expect Chihaya in her bath, showing off her back once in a while.
  • Faux Action Girl: Magical Kanan takes the cake. You know Carmain has a big problem with this when she's attacked and pinned down as soon as she finishes transforming.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Evergreen's population born as animals and change to humans when they grow or when they're magically charged. In Natsuru's case, he turns into a human when Chihaya transforms, and subverts this as the story goes since he has gained more and more magic.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Natsuki in the Hentai versions.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Bergamot is Chihaya's father.
  • Male Gaze: Chihaya grows up when she transforms and we get close-ups of her breasts and butt expanding.
  • Mentor Mascot: Natsuki and Hazuna.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Cerulean Blue, complete with the classic hand gesture.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Chihaya's hair changes from brown to red when she transforms. Sayaka's changes from blue-black to blonde.
  • Rape as Drama: Of the hentai Magical Kanan, where rape is everywhere, only Sayaka has this problem. And that only comes from a flashback.
  • The Rival: Cerulean Blue
  • Secret Identity: Chihaya/Carmain, Emi/Septem, Sayaka/Cerulean Blue.
  • Split Personality: Sayaka and Cerulean Blue have totally different personalities.
  • Talking Animal: Natsuru in the hentai version. In anime, he only makes sound Chihaya never understands.
  • Tamer and Chaster: All the sexual elements from the original eroge were removed from the anime, but it's also chased enough that the original method for Chihaya and Sayaka to transform into Carmain and Cerulean Blue (by kissing Natsuki and Hazuna on the lips) is replaced with their respective partners giving them golden marbles that are normally kept on their person (collars in animal form, bracelets in human form).
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Played straight with Hentai!Chihaya and Hentai!Natsuki. Downplayed (even averted) with their anime counterparts.
  • Those Two Girls: Sayaka and Miyuri
  • Transformation Sequence: Chihaya gets a nude one in both the OVA and the TV series.