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    Friday February 19, 2021
  • FEATURE: Madoka, Wonder Egg Priority, and the Future of Late-Night Magical Girl Shows

    Deconstructing deconstructed magical girl deconstructions

    Ten years ago, Madoka Magica shook up the magical girl genre. Since then, many have followed in its footsteps. But where are those shows now, and what is the future of the late-night magical girl genre Madoka helped popularize? Find out more after the jump.

  • Thursday October 8, 2020
  • QUIZ: Which Magical Girl Era Do You Belong To?

    From Early to Modern to Magical Girl Adjacent, this short personality quiz will sort you out good!

    Nearly every anime fan recognizes the popular anime format known as "Magical Girl," but did you know that the conventions of this theme have changed over the years? Take this humble personality quiz to see which era you would belong to if you found yourself in the shoes of a magical girl!

  • Sunday August 30, 2020
  • FEATURE: Anime Explained Dives Deep Into the History of Isekai

    Crunchyroll's video essay series explores the fantastical subgenre from its folklore origins to its modern variations

    From folktales of time-lost fishermen to stories of modern-day shut-ins shunted to magical worlds, the fantastical subgenre known as isekai has a long and storied history stretching from the very beginnings of the anime industry up to modern times. And now an in-depth episode of Anime Explained — a video essay series produced by Crunchyroll — tackles the origins, development, and influences of isekai. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Friday August 7, 2020
  • FEATURE: Magic, Mecha, and Metaphysics: Remembering GRANBELM

    "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" checks out a mind-bending original TV anime from the Summer of 2019

    Summer is here, and so its only natural for fans' thoughts to turn to mecha and magical girls, and so "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" is having its own mini-Summer Revival with a look back at GRANBELM, an original fantasy TV anime from the Summer 2019 season that combines a cute moe aesthetic with a heaping helping of heavy philosophy. Hit the jump to join us on a trip to magical dimensions for a wizard's duel.

  • Saturday July 18, 2020
  • Magical Girl Mayhem Returns with Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi Season 3

    "Magical girl bystander gag anime" returns to Youtube for a new season in October of 2020

    You can't keep a good Beautiful Magical Girl Dinosaur Angel Warrior down, and so Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi ("Do Your Absolute Best! Magical Girl Kurumi"), a "magical girl bystander gag anime" about three ordinary middle school boys commenting on the bizarre antics of a magical girl team fighting against an evil empire, is returning to Youtube for a third season in October of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday May 28, 2020
  • Magical Girls Are on the Beat in New Tokusatsu Series Lovepatrina

    Fourth installment of the Girls x Heroine series changes from thieves to cops

    A new era of magical girls is on the way! Takashi Miike's Girls x Heroine tokusatsu franchise has announced Lovepatrina, its police-themed fourth installment. Take a look after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 23, 2019
  • How Witches Cast a Spell on Magical Girl Anime

    From Sally to Little Witch Academia, these anime spellcasters made the genre what it is today

    It's Halloween, and we can't stop thinking about witches—specifically, the magical spellcasters of our favorite anime! They're everywhere, but did you know they're an indispensible part of the magical girl genre? Join us for a look back at how witches paved the way for the magical girls of today!

  • Thursday August 16, 2018
  • "Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi" Clobbers AbemaTV Again in October

    Short form "magical girl bystander gag anime" returns with new characters and more

    Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi ("Do Your Absolute Best! Magical Girl Kurumi"), a short form "magical girl bystander gag anime", is returning to AbemaTV for a second season of senseless violence in October of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday June 27, 2018
  • Meet Creamy Mami in VR at 35th Anniversary Event

    The legendary magical girl has been recreated for a limited-time virtual experience

    Meet Studio Pierrot's very first magical girl face-to-face this weekend! A new VR experience lets you watch Creamy Mami transform, and a new HoloModel will let fans bring home a digital figure of the idol. Find out more after the jump!

  • Friday December 15, 2017
  • Magic Is on the Menu at "Ojamajo Doremi" Collab Cafe

    HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE pays tribute to the magical girl favorite.

    Pirika pirilala! Ojamajo Doremi is back in the spotlight for the limited-time Ojamajo Cafe. Enjoy series-inspired food (including the magical Tourbillon) and check out special goods and accessories in their shop. We've got the menu after the jump!

  • Tuesday May 2, 2017
  • "Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi" Wreaks Havoc on AbemaTV

    Magical girl spectator gag anime features direction by Keisuke Matsumoto and animation by Pie in the sky

    Have you ever wondered what being a magical girl must look like from the perspective of an innocent bystander? A new "magical girl bystander gag anime" entitled Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi aims to find out. Hit the jump to learn more.

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