There are a lot of magical girl anime out there and some amazing protagonists that get shimmering transformations and attack sequences. However in this post I want to look at some of the supporting characters who may or may not also be magical girls but are certainly not granted main-character plot immunity. These are memorable characters who really help elevate the story and potentially the actual protagonist to heights they may not have reached had this character not been around. I did limit myself to one supporting character per show so while I could potentially just have found five awesome supporting characters from Sailor Moon, I have limited myself to just the one.
Power in anime fascinates me. Even when I first started my blog back in 2016, I wanted to look at anime characters, the fantastical powers they had and the costs their stories extracted from them. As My Hero Academia gears up once again and super-powered teens are pushed to their limit, it is probably timely for me to review this post and give it a bit of a revamp. First posted May 2016.
I kind of love magical girl anime being a Sailor Moon fan from a young age. When Madoka Magica came out I fell in love with the genre all over again for a slightly different reason and after many rewatches wanted to discuss my thoughts on this strange series that seems like it is a magical girl series but has some key differences.
It is fairly accepted these days that games inspire movies, TV shows, and anime and a lot of these aren't great. It also is fairly well accepted that popular shows and franchises might get a game spin-off but usually these are pretty much pandering to fans of the source and while some of these games … Continue reading Top 5 Anime I’d Love To Play If They Were An RPG
This week we look at the girl who had the potential to change the world with a wish, and really did.
Tuesday's Top 5 - This week counting down the top 5 anime featuring magical girls that I have enjoyed watching over the years. As always, I'd love to know your favourites so please leave me a comment sharing your favourite magical girl anime and why you love them.
So Lyn Sheridan kicked off this tag and it seems like it could be great fun. You know, other than the fact that I get boat and every-other-mode-of-transport sick I think being a pirate could be great fun. Is there a job for pirates who walk? Anyway, huge thank-you for the tag and let's see … Continue reading My Pirate Crew
Friday's Feature: This week we look at characters who deny that they are in love and the big lies we tell ourselves about love. Bloom Into You holds up a mirror to the lies people tell themselves when confronted with a love they cannot understand or act on.
It is a fairly common moment in stories where a character wishes for strength or power or to undo something terrible that has happened or even wishes to save a friend. While the vast majority of these wishes will go unanswered leading to some kind of tragic moment the character must overcome through non-magical means, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Make A Wish, But Will That Help The Story?
Overview: I've really touched on Madoka before when I wrote a feature regarding the Strange Case of Madoka Magica but I've not yet written an actual series review so I figured it was about time. For those that don't know, Madoka Magica is about Madoka who is approached one day by Kyubey and offered the power … Continue reading Puella Magi Madoka Magica Series Review: Make a Wish, Pay the Price