Thursday, March 29, 2012

Old Magical Girls and Others

Sigh, my spring break is almost coming to an end! I still have tons of homework and I have to go to Toronto on Wednesday.......great, I'm going to miss school! I hate missing school! That means I won't be able to exempt exams and I have more homework which means more stress for me! ARGH!

Since it is Spring break, I have been staying up late for the past couple days and it's really bad for me. But I have been watching alot of older animes lately because I felt like it. Man, they brought tons of memories back and I could see where most of the magical girl animes today got their ideas twisted with their own uniqueness.



Title: Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, ナースエンジェルりりかSOS, Nāsuenjeru Ririka Esuōesu
Author: Yasushi Akimoto and (Art) Koi Ikeno
Genres: Magical Girl, Comedy, Fantasy, Shojo, Romance, School life, Action
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: All Ages
Status: Completed

Summary: (Wiki) The heroine, Ririka Moriya, is a bubbly (but slightly clumsy) 4th grader who has a crush on Nozomu Kanō, a transfer student from England. On her 10th birthday, Kanō gives her a magical cap, which allows Ririka to transform into the heavenly guardian, Nurse Angel. Kanō-senpai tells her that he is really named Kanon, and he comes from the planet Queen Earth, which has been overrun by the evil organization Dark Joker. Dark Joker has poisoned that world, and so he was sent to find the legendary Nurse Angel, who would save both Earth and Queen Earth from destruction by finding Flower of Life (命の花 Inochi no Hana). With help from Kanō-senpai and her friend and neighbor Seiya Uzaki, she soon learns to fight as Nurse Angel to protect her friends


This anime just brings back memories. I love the storyline! It's so interesting yet so typical. Lot's of old magical girls always had their typical heroine.

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Title: Chou Kuse Ni Narisou, 超くせになりそう?, lit. "I'll Make a Habit of It"
Author: Anzu Yoshimura and (Art) Yayoi Nakano
Genres: Gender Bender, Comedy, Romance, Shojo, School life
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed

Summary: (Wiki) Nagisa Shiratori is the heir to a judo training hall that has fallen on such hard times that their only pupils are animals from a nearby wildlife park. In a desperate bit to save her heritage, she reveals that she is going to go out into the world as an idol singer and find "strong men" to join her school. The first part of her plan succeeds beyond her wildest dreams: she is almost instantly elevated to the status of Japan's top idol despite an utter lack of anything even remotely resembling musical talent. Yet this dooms the second part of her plan, because her fame and schedule prevent her from finding the disciples she seeks.

So Nagisa horrifies her manager by chopping off her trademark pigtails and enrolling at one of the worst schools in Tokyo as a boy, under her given name of Nagisa Ootori (Shiratori is a stage name). There she runs into the toughest gang at the school, and after she soundly beats them they (believing her to be a man) recruit her to help them confront a gang from a rival school. Unfortunately, when she sees the leader of the rival gang, a handsome boy named Nosaka-kun, she instantly falls madly in love with him. Before the fight can begin, Nagisa is whisked away to a record signing, where she encounters Nosaka again, who is so utterly smitten with Nagisa Shiratori that he proposes marriage on the spot.



The next day the disguised Nagisa fights an inconclusive duel with Nosaka that ends in a stalemate, and with Nosaka declaring her a worthy foe he looks forward to fighting again. He later reveals to the female Nagisa that he too in on a quest to recruit disciples for a failing martial arts school, and is meeting with a similar lack of success. The next day, in their final confrontation, Nosaka discovers Nagisa's secret due to an ill-placed grab maneuver. Delaring he would rather love Nagisa than fight her, he agrees to keep her secret and they run off, with the school toughs and both their disapproving fathers in hot pursuit.

After that, Nagisa continues her double life, showing up at school some of the time when her manager cannot force her to attend to her idol responsibilities. Meanwhile, the world she lives in gets weirder and weirder, as more and more bizarre things happen in her proximity.



Haha! This is the first old anime that I've found that has gender bender in it! It makes me soo happy! The art is pretty typical for an old anime so I won't judge it. I'll just say it's really pretty and the guys aren't that bad looking. The storyline is pretty funny and I couldn't help but chuckle a bit when Nosoka proposes to Nagisa. I really thought, "Typical" and went on. Still, I enjoyed this anime very much!



Title: Magical Emi, The Star Magician, 魔法のスターマジカルエミ Mahō no Star Majikaru Emi
Author: Kiyoko Arai
Genres: Magical Girl, Shojo, Comedy, Fantasy
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: All Ages
Status: Completed

Summary: (tvtropes.org) Mai Kazuki is an aspiring magician, but her skills aren't good enough to get her into her grandparents' Magic Carat troupe. Then one day, she is visited by a mirror fairy named Topo, who gives her a magic bracelet that can transform Mai into an 18-year-old version of herself. As Magical Emi, Mai uses her magic to help people and participate in her grandparents' shows



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I'm in love with this anime! I have been waiting for this anime to be subbed because it's so old! I don't care if this anime is old, it's amazing! It's a true classic! Kiyoko Arai is just amazing! She is known for Beauty Pop, Ask Dr. Rin! and Angel Lip. I never even knew that she made such manga's/anime's! She is like a legend when it comes to magical girls! ^_^

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Title: Magical Angel Creamy Mami, 魔法の天使クリィミーマミ Mahō no Tenshi Kurīmī Mami
Author: Ito Kazunori and (Art) Yuuko Kitagawa
Genres: Magical Girl, Shojo, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: All Ages
Status: Completed

Summary: (Wiki) Yū Morisawa is an ordinary 10-year-old girl, until she sees a spaceship floating in the sky. Carried into the ship, she helps Pino Pino find the Feather Star. In thanks for her assistance he grants her a magical wand, which allows her to transform into a 16-year old girl, for one year. She is also given two cats from Feather Star, Posi and Nega, who are to watch over her while she has magical powers. While wandering around the city as a teenager, she accidentally ends up on TV and asked to sing, which the magic enables her to do remarkably well. Using the alias of Creamy Mami, she becomes an overnight success, and is soon sought to begin a professional career as an idol under Parthenon Productions. Along the way, she also meets past residents of Feather Star and supernatural beings. In addition, she must fight against Snake Joe, a shady character of the rival LP Productions, who is always trying to steal her away and Megumi-chan, another one of Parthenon Productions' top stars.



Magical Angel Creamy Mami, influenced a whole bunch of popluar animes today. Arina Tanemura's popular, Full Moon wo Sagashite was influenced by using the age transformation in order to become an idol and other animes. I believe this anime is just amazing except for the fact the beginning of the anime freaked me out with their weird alien ship but other than that, I loved the anime very much! It made me want to watch all of the Magical Girl animes!



Title: Magical Angel Sweet Mint, 魔法のエンジェルスイートミント Mahō no Enjeru Suīto Minto
Genres: Magical Girl, Shojo, Comedy, Fantasy
Age Rating: All Ages
Status: Completed

Summary: (Wiki) Mint is a young girl who also happens to be the princess of the world of dreams and magic. The natural environment of her world is only a reflection of the dreams of the people on Earth. It is now in danger as people lose faith in their dreams and let darkness enter their hearts; this is causing the environment of Mint's world to wither and die.

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On her 12th. birthday, after a gala celebration with her father the King and her mother Queen Lime, she agrees to go to the world of humans to try to preserve people's hopes and dreams, and to prove that she has the qualities necessary to be a wise ruler. However, when Mint discovers that all of the flowers of the rainbow garden are blue (the color of sadness), she knows her task will not be an easy one.
Mint's father arranges for her to stay with his sister, Mint's Aunt Herb, who runs a gift shop on Earth called "Happy Shop". Mint is also allowed to choose two best friends who will share the secret of her true identity. She chooses a young boy named Plum and a young girl named Nut, because when she arrives on Earth, she realizes her father forgot to give her her aunt's address, and they help her find the shop. Her pet parrot Waffle goes with her as her mascot and to try to keep her out of trouble.



As you can totally tell, I am true to my word and I am an otaku! I love this anime and I never get bored of it! It's so heartwarming and fun to watch.



Title: Miracle Girls, ミラクル★ガールズ, Mirakuru★Gāruzu
Author: Nami Akimoto
Genres: Romance, Shojo, Fantasy, Magical Girl
Reading Direction: Right to Left
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed

Summary: The Matsunaga twin sisters are polar opposites in school -- Mikage is smart, beautiful and worshipped by her classmates, whilst the boisterous Tomomi excels in track and field events. However, in the privacy of their own home, the girls share a very special secret: they have a psychic link between them and can link their pinky fingers to instantly teleport wherever they desire! With the usual hardships that come with a school girl life and boyfriends, can the sisters survive the added pressure of a possessive princess and an ancient legend destined to cause untold trouble for the pair?



Man, I used to watch this when I was a kid! It's so cute and I love the relationship between the twins so much. The storyline is so awesome! I can't explain it! It feels nostalgic when I watched the anime.

I'll just put in an odd one in this post because I can!



Title: Shining Tears X Wind
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Shonen, Supernatural
Age Rating: 13+ Teen
Status: Completed

Summary: (Wiki) A group of students from St. Luminous College are investigating the mysterious disappearances that are happening all around Tatsumi Town. One student, who was researching a book entitled 'End Earth', which describes an alternate world, also mysteriously disappears. As Mao being from the other world, enters their world in order to look for her friend, Zero, she teams up with Souma and Kureha in order to battle a monster who also came to their world. Just when things seem to go their way, an accident teleports Souma and Kureha into another world. To make things more complicated, Zero appears to the two stating that he will now entrust the world to Souma. As they travel this new world, they encounter familiar friends and enemies, and they begin to realize that getting back to their own world is harder than they previously thought.

In End Earth, a war, surrounding a legendary item called "The Holy Grail", begins. Zero later tells Souma that the world will end if Zeroboros, the guardian of time and space, awakens. This guardian will use whoever wins the war as a body.


You know, I watched this anime for one reason, Zero. I saw him in several amv's on youtube and wanted to see him in action. He is soo freaking hot! > x <



Well, the anime was a bit rushed and I had no idea was going on. Slowly I got used to it and I slowly grasped the storyline. The art is amazing and just takes my breath away everytime.

Arigatou~!!