Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Going Their Own Way

Alright, if you missed part one or part two, definitely check them out first and then let's talk about magical girls. Let's wrap up this mini-series of posts (though I am definitely going to revisit the subject matter at some point because really nowhere near enough has been said). What about the exceptions within the … Continue reading Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Going Their Own Way

Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Let’s Never Become a Magical Girl

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If you missed the first post on Magical Girls be sure to check it out and then let's get into part 2. If she's a magical girl, what powers does she have? Right so we're back to magical girls and I wanted to look at the characters and the magic powers that crop up in … Continue reading Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Let’s Never Become a Magical Girl

Breaking Down The Magical Girl Genre – Or Going on a Nostalgia Trip

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We know all the popular magical girl titles: Sailor Moon, Card Captor, Shugo Chara, and so on. We also know the parodies: Cute High Earth Defence and Is This A Zombie. We know the darker magical girl shows that are starting to emerge: Madoka Magica and every following magical girl show. So why are magical girls so popular when essentially every one of these stories is kind of identical at its core?

Top 5 Amazing Supporting Characters In Magical Girl Anime

Top 5 Amazing Supporting Characters In Magical Girl Anime

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.

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Anime Series Review

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There's a cool concept at play in Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka and this could have been something quite special in the dark magical girl genre and yet I can't help feeling like this anime missed its mark. I know its late but here is my review of Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka.

Granbelm Episode 13 – The Last True Mage

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I had two alternative titles for this post. One was Well, That's Over the other was An Impractical Swimsuit. I feel like these competently summarize my thoughts on this finale. It's unfair that final episodes tend to have a disproportionate impact on our overall impressions of a series but for better or for worse, the … Continue reading Granbelm Episode 13 – The Last True Mage

Granbelm Episode 12 – Puppet Masters

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Let me just say, this episode was rather Suishou heavy. I think that should tell you all you need to know! If you rather see Suishou than hear about her, I have a gallery here. Although I really think you should do both. After all, it's not like it's possible to have too much Suishou.

Granbelm Episode 11 – Laid Back Granbelm

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Let me just say, this episode was rather Suishou heavy. I think that should tell you all you need to know! If you rather see Suishou than hear about her, I have a gallery here. Although I really think you should do both. After all, it's not like it's possible to have too much Suishou.

Granbelm Episode 10 – Loved By Magic

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Let me just say, this episode was rather Suishou heavy. I think that should tell you all you need to know! If you rather see Suishou than hear about her, I have a gallery here. Although I really think you should do both. After all, it's not like it's possible to have too much Suishou.

Granbelm Episode 9 – It Feels Like You’re Falling Forever

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Let me just say, this episode was rather Suishou heavy. I think that should tell you all you need to know! If you rather see Suishou than hear about her, I have a gallery here. Although I really think you should do both. After all, it's not like it's possible to have too much Suishou.