Ojamajo Doremi is a magical girl anime series that has obtained wide popularity among young girls in Japan. Its popularity rivals that of the also popular Sailor Moon in the magical girl (mahō shōjo) genre of Japanese animation. Over four television series, the Ojamajo Doremi metaseries is currently one of the longest running magical girl franchises with a total of 201 episodes, edging out the Sailor Moon anime by just 1 episode. There are four television series, two movies and a thirteen episode OVA in the metaseries. A manga adaptation was published by Kodansha written by Izumi Todo and illustrated by Shizue Takanashi.