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Favorite Magical Girl Series?
altprom at 9:52PM, June 17, 2010
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Ah, we know how ridiculous they are but we tend to love them. Or hate them, whoever we are.

Now, which is your favorite? My personal favorite is Ojamajo Doremi, probably because it has a really cute transformation sequence.

And if you don't like magical girl series, why not?
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SarahN at 1:25AM, June 18, 2010
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Sailor Moon was ridiculous, even as a kid I knew it was ridiculous, but it still holds a special place for me nonetheless. XD It's amazing how a tiara and a skimp-ified sailor suit can somehow make you completely unrecognizable. I think I liked the movies the best, they're so much more straight to the point when it comes to story and was more likely to have some new attack animations for a change.

Magic Knight Rayearth was also pretty good and I think better than Sailor Moon when it comes to plot and characters. (Though I admit I never finished that series.)

I really don't think I watched any other magical girl animes! I mostly watched girls kick ass in animes like Bubblegum Crisis, Gunsmith Cats and Armitage III. =P

Does Devil Hunter Yohko count? That wasn't a very good series, but it had moments and decent fights I guess. Basically Sailor Moon with a sword and blood!
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ozoneocean at 5:40AM, June 18, 2010
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Card Captor Sakura.
No sexy attraction, I just found it plain old charming and fun.
 
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Fitz at 9:16AM, June 18, 2010
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Sarah: My thoughts exactly! The first time I saw it, waaay back in junior high school, I HATED it - but then I watched one episode, and another, and so on until the last one. All this time I REALIZED it was RIDICULOUS - but I couldn't stop watching :) Ahh, good times! I actually caught a glimpse of one of the early episodes the other day - and I couldn't help but smile about the super-cheesy dialogue.

Can't think of any other title. Not sure if Slayers or Vampire Princess Miyu would count.

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Chernobog at 10:43AM, June 18, 2010
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If DH Yohko counts, I'll throw my hat in for that one as well. I kind of liked that one.
 
 
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Product Placement at 11:47AM, June 18, 2010
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Sailor Moon…
You know what I loved most about that show? What I absolutely loved about it?

His name.


Tuxedo Mask.

Tuxedo Mask!

His name is what he's wearing. It's brilliant!

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Why it's Red Cape and Underwear over his pants!
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altprom at 1:08PM, June 18, 2010
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Sailor Moon…
You know what I loved most about that show? What I absolutely loved about it?

His name.


Tuxedo Mask.

Tuxedo Mask!

His name is what he's wearing. It's brilliant!

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Why it's Red Cape and Underwear over his pants!

That is pretty sweet. I can't think of any other type of hero who is named for their clothing.
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altprom at 1:10PM, June 18, 2010
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Surprisingly, I never watched Sailor Moon as a kid. I saw the Japanese version later on Youtube. That's the thing with these series, they're so ridiculous but you just can't stop watching!
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ozoneocean at 10:07PM, June 18, 2010
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Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Why it's Red Cape and Underwear over his pants!
I always thought the underwear thing was just because it's easier to draw underwear lines on the hips to delineate where the legs begin…
Turns out it's actually a realistic depiction- ie. people who wear tights like that DO need to wear something over them or the crotch stretches and hangs funny, so acrobats and things would usually wear something over their tights just like that.
Turns out Superman's costume isn't that weird afterall. o_O
altprom
That is pretty sweet. I can't think of any other type of hero who is named for their clothing.
The Mask?

BTW, in that pic he's not wearing a tuxedo he's wearing a variant of an “Evening Dress” suit called “court dress”… pluss a really stupid broad brimmed stove-pipe top-hat that is just a silly anime invention.
(Tuxedos are more modern- long jacket with no tails, black tie, usually no waistcoat, never a hat)

I am a horrible clothes nerd. :(
 
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ImaginaryGirl at 1:04AM, June 19, 2010
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Probably doesn't count, since it's not technically anime and is more of a parody of the genre…but…Powerpuff Girls ftw!
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ozoneocean at 4:06AM, June 19, 2010
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altprom
That is pretty sweet. I can't think of any other type of hero who is named for their clothing.
My god…

I've just been looking up pics of Tuxedo Mask and he never once wears a tuxedo (always evening dress). lol!
How bizarre.

It's like having a character called “Army man” who only dresses in a sailor suit. :)
 
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Product Placement at 5:07AM, June 19, 2010
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BTW, in that pic he's not wearing a tuxedo he's wearing a variant of an “Evening Dress” suit called “court dress”… pluss a really stupid broad brimmed stove-pipe top-hat that is just a silly anime invention.
(Tuxedos are more modern- long jacket with no tails, black tie, usually no waistcoat, never a hat)
What the… THEY LIED TO ME!!! I just lost all respect towards Evening Dress Mask!


ozoneocean
people who wear tights like that DO need to wear something over them or the crotch stretches and hangs funny, so acrobats and things would usually wear something over their tights just like that.
I can think of another reason why men should wear underwear over their tights. Warning: NSFW
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ozoneocean at 5:30AM, June 19, 2010
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Evening Dress Mask
Fuck Y'all
…and he did O_O

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I can think of another reason why men should wear underwear over their tights. Warning: NSFW
eww…
 
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Hawk at 12:58PM, June 19, 2010
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Probably doesn't count, since it's not technically anime and is more of a parody of the genre…but…Powerpuff Girls ftw!

If Powerpuff Girls counts, then finally I have something I can write in this thread.

Powerpuff Girls
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EssayBee at 9:11PM, June 19, 2010
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I'm with Ozoneocean–Cardcaptor Sakura is still one of my favorite animes (right up there with Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Vision of Escaflowne). The animation is very nice, characters are cute, and the relationships are touching. Plus the action is done very well. Just a fun show.
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altprom at 12:06AM, June 20, 2010
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I suppose I should look more into outfits that people wear then…

I think that Powerpuff girls count, right?
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Product Placement at 10:36AM, June 20, 2010
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I can't believe I'm actually contributing… ><

I don't know if the Powerpuff girls count since you were talking about magical transformation scenes and those girls don't have those… unless you're talking about the new anime version… ah hell… yes it counts.

So how many shows fit this genre? I'm actually slightly disturbed to realize that there are enough shows like that to merit its own category.
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AQua_ng at 5:13PM, June 20, 2010
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I can't believe I'm actually contributing… ><

I don't know if the Powerpuff girls count since you were talking about magical transformation scenes and those girls don't have those… unless you're talking about the new anime version… ah hell… yes it counts.

So how many shows fit this genre? I'm actually slightly disturbed to realize that there are enough shows like that to merit its own category.

Trust me, there are a lot of them. And they've been around for at least forty years. Furthermore, the Powerpuff Girls have their own anime in Japan, and that's very Magical Girl-esque.

In any case, I guess Cardcaptors win by default as that's the only one I've watched a considerable amount of. The fact that this genre is aimed at young girls may have something to do with it as well.

Actually no. Bewitched. Bewitched is the greatest Magical Girl series ever.

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altprom at 9:47PM, June 20, 2010
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well, i don't think that a magical girl series has to have a transformation sequence, but a lot of them tend to.
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Product Placement at 6:27AM, June 21, 2010
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the Powerpuff Girls have their own anime in Japan, and that's very Magical Girl-esque.
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unless you're talking about the new anime version



Is there anyone around here who saw that W.I.T.C.H. cartoon? I looked at the episodes on youtube and found it hilariously silly. Why is it fun to watch such silly stuff?


*And on that day, Product Placement's masculinity grew 3 times smaller*

T.T
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AQua_ng at 10:57AM, June 21, 2010
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I'm slow. Deeeeerrp.

Yeah, I saw W.I.T.C.H as a young ‘un. It wasn’t good.

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Product Placement at 11:34AM, June 21, 2010
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Indeed it wasn't good. It wasn't very good at all. I remember this one moment where these girls had to fight a group of winged superpowered henchmen (who composed of various characters and objects under a spell, including the lead girl's boyfriend and (I kid your not) her pet mouse) and the fighting took place in the middle of Manhattan, amongst the biggest skyscrapers. Thank goodness it happened on the one night where nobody thought of looking out the window.
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altprom at 11:46AM, June 21, 2010
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*And on that day, Product Placement's masculinity grew 3 times smaller*

T.T

Don't worry, no one's judging you. …out loud.

But seriously, I kid. I mean, I'm the one who started a forum topic up about magical girls in the first place! What does that say about me?
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Product Placement at 12:04PM, June 21, 2010
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altprom
What does that say about me?
That yours shrank by 4 sizes?
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shikaruchan at 12:26AM, Oct. 11, 2010
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my favorites well would have to be card captor sakura and magical knights ray earth oh and mew mew power mostly because they actually made sense but i will not lie when i was little i even watch sailor moon as well but like i said card captor sakura,magical knights ray earth and mew mew power will well remain my favorite magical girl series's
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bravo1102 at 1:57PM, Oct. 11, 2010
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If DH Yohko counts, I'll throw my hat in for that one as well. I kind of liked that one.

Yeah I can second that. Surprised no one's mentioned Cutey Honey. The only two I bothered to watch all the way through.

And does the original sailor suited super heroine Project A-Ko count? She ties into the the whole underwear thing considering that her dad is Superman.

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mlai at 6:37PM, Oct. 11, 2010
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This thread reminded me that I liked Card Captor Sakura as a kid, but never managed to catch many of the episodes. I stopped watching just when new villains were being introduced, too!

Time for me to go “track down” all the episodes…

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Whirlwynd at 11:40AM, Oct. 12, 2010
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XD I knew I'd find some Sailor Moon parody material in here.

Sailor Moon was my favorite when I was younger. I think I like Magic Knight Rayearth more now. Though, I never liked the anime itself that much – it was the Sega Saturn game that really got me into the story.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 5:45AM, Oct. 17, 2010
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I rather enjoy altprom's magical girl series.

…no seriously.



Power Puff Girls anime?
(obvious link here)
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Koshou at 7:05PM, Oct. 19, 2010
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Princess Tutu.

because it's hella awesome.
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