Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy (1996)

Magical Project S

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy (TV), Tenchi Muyo: Magical Project Pretty Sammy
Japanese: 魔法少女プリティサミー(1996)
English: Magical Project S
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 1996 to Mar 28, 1997
Premiered: Fall 1996
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, ParodyParody
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.721 (scored by 28242,824 users)
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Ranked: #55252
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Popularity: #6859
Members: 8,633
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The carefree Tsunami is next in line to rule over the Magical Kingdom of Juraihelm. But before she is officially crowned as queen, she must restore balance to the universe that has come to favor darkness. To accomplish her goal, Tsunami gives the ordinary Sasami Kawai a magical baton that can transform her into a magical girl. She also appoints the rabbit-like creature Ryou-Ouki to aid Sasami in the battle against evil.

However, Sasami refuses to become a magical girl—not because she is scared, but because she finds it too embarrassing! Meanwhile, the arrogant Ramia is plotting to overthrow Tsunami by enlisting her own magical girl—the eccentric Pixy Misa—to cause chaos and ensure that balance is never restored. As Pixy Misa terrorizes the planet with her Love-Love monsters, Sasami must learn to swallow her pride and accept her role as the universe's champion of justice, Pretty Sammy.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morijiri, Kazuaki
Ueda, Yasuyuki
Assistant Producer, Production Assistant
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Yume Mireba Yume mo Yume Janai (夢みれば夢も夢じゃない)" by Kozakura Etsuko, Yokoyama Chisa

Ending Theme

1: "Persona" by Kumi Akiyama (eps 1-13)
2: "Choushi ni Notte Orimashita (調子にのっておりました)" by The Rhythm Kings (eps 14-25)
3: "Yume Mireba Yume Mo Yume Janai" by Chisa Yokoyama (eps 26)


Apr 17, 2016
When Sailor Moon first came out, every magical girl anime since then wanted to ride on its success and be just as popular as it. It got so bad that some companies wanted to take a jab at Sailor Moon's success. Thus, with intent to parody and call the heck out of those magical girl tropes that bordered on overused at the time, Magical Girl Pretty Sammy was born. Actually, this show is an AU spin-off of a popular harem/sci-fi OVA series called Tenchi Muyo, which I haven't seen nor do I ever intend to, as it doesn't seem to appeal to me. But some ...
Jan 11, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy is basically a spin-off of the Tenchi Muyu series, its just a shame that this alternate version couldn't have been as good as the latter.

Story: We basically follow little Sasami (a seemingly ordinary girl) who is destined to take on the identity of a super heroine called "Pretty Sammy." She is chosen by Tsunami, that if Pretty Sammy can do enough good deeds, then Tsunami will become the next Queen of their magical world known as Juraihelm. However there is also a rival candidate that makes her own magical girl called "Pixie Misa," who has the very same goal in mind. ...

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