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Hello, Crunchyroll forum!

I'm currently making a screenplay based on magical girl anime - nothing too professional, but just for fun. Anyway, I just want to ask this: what are some cliches (can be either amusing or just down-right frustrating) in magical girl anime that you've noticed?
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lots of pink

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overly optimistic main character
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The unexplained, innocent, cute creature that grants the girls powers to -Breathes In- SAAAAAVEEE THE WOOOORLD!
Kyubey from Madoka Magica is a good example of this cliche'.........no wait that's wrong.
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overly elaborate transformation sequences
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30 / Bite the pillow.
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uhohimdead wrote:

overly elaborate transformation sequences


That are pointlessly repeated ad nauseam.
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Calling out your attacks!

Example Mami's Tiro Finale in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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DualSelf wrote:

Calling out your attacks!

Example Mami's Tiro Finale in Puella Magi Madoka Magica


we all realize that Puella Magi is a bit different when it comes to the magical girl genre, right?
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that it is a bit darker
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The power of friendship and main characters who seem way more...into each other than most friends are.

Pic related.


Oh, and there's always at least one token loli and near ecchi levels of fanservice. At least 45% of said fanservice comes from the loli.
Posted 3/30/13
well i've always noticed that magical girls tend to lack a little common sense...

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Isn't the lead girl pink? like always pink?

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TV tropes is always a good resource:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagicalGirl
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Most of the time, the magical girls are either very young (lolis), stupid idiotic airheads, or both.
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The main character is deeply in love with some stupid boy who she ends up getting married to. (Like Ichigo Momomiya.)
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