Dai Mahō Tōge (大魔法峠, Dai Mahō Tōge? lit. The Pass of the Great Magic) is the title of a Japanese comedy manga and OVA. The story revolves around a young girl named Tanaka Punie who is princess of Magical Land. In order for her to become queen, however, she must become a transfer student in a Japanese high school. Due to her potential to become the next ruler, she has many enemies that wish to assassinate her. This proves difficult to them because Punie is both skilled at martial arts and possesses magic powers which she uses to quickly defeat her enemies. The series is a parody of magical princess anime, and often uses the juxtaposition of cute characters with brutal violence for humor. The title Dai Mahō Tōge (大魔法峠, Dai Mahō Tōge? "The Pass of the Great Magic") is a pun on The Sword of Doom (大菩薩峠, Dai-bosatsu tōge?, "The Pass of the Great Buddha"), a 1966 jidaigeki movie.