Mikage and Tomomi Matsunaga are Miracle Girls: they have a telepathic link with each other and can teleport when they link their little fingers. Tomomi is a sports star and has a boyfriend called Noda. Mikage is the smartest student in the school and is in love with her sempai. He moved to London to study but they still kept in touch, that is until a selfish princess called Marie decides that he should come with her back to Diammas. Back in Japan the twins are having various problems of their own. But they soon realise that there is a link between Marie, an ancient legend, and a girl they know called Emma.
Miracle Girls is directed by Hiroko Tokita, known for her work on such titles as Touch, Hiatari Ryoukou and Mizuiro Jidai. Tokita has developed a distinctive style and approach in her direction, which often sacrifices formal narrative and cold reason, while simultaneously dedicating the bulk of the screen time to silent contemplation and placing an emphasis on conveying the feelings of the characters. This results in a multitude of drawn out scenes, atmospheric in both literal and figurative sense. Of wind singing in the treetops and playing with the hair of the heroines, fluffy clouds rolling overhead, numerous shots of the sunset and the twinkling
stars; and simultaneously of the sad souls detached from their own bodies, lonely spirits of the ages gone by, and sudden transport into an empty monochrome world. The girls’ powers cannot be explained with a rational mind. Instead, they reflect the underlying feelings and emotions deep in their hearts, and operate on a subconscious level beyond the heroines’ comprehension. The show includes numerous throwbacks to lucid dreaming, shamanism and the alternate states of mind in order to strengthen such atmosphere, which is only further complemented by the smooth and subtle tunes performed on traditional Japanese musical instruments. All in all, this directional approach succeeds in producing a calming, healing feeling, the likes of which could be compared to Haibane Renmei and Mushishi.
The show centers on the twin girls of the tender age, depicting all of their thoughts and worries that are being held deep inside, while sometimes bursting out in a surge of raw emotion. The viewer gets to see many aspects of the girls’ lives. The cozy twins who wear warm sweaters, knee-high socks, long skirts and soft pyjamas. The feminine twins who discuss their feelings and fashion, go on dates wearing matching clothes with their boyfriends and learn hand knitting for their sake. The adorable twins who fool around engaging in fun and silly activities to pass the time, such as repeatedly blowing up the chemistry lab, pranking their teacher, crossing the boundaries of time and space, playing with unicorns and much more.
This is combined with an equally entertaining supporting cast. Their boyfriends are happy-go-lucky blokes notably different from a classic bishounen archetype, while the aforementioned teacher is an absolute madman hell-bent on researching the supernatural events and revealing the twins’ secret to the public. Along with their foolish classmate and the strict class representative, the supporting cast never ceases to amuse the viewer with their hijinks. As a finishing touch, the show is flavoured with a healthy dose of references to contemporary pop culture.
If you’re looking for a serious show with realistic behaviour of the characters, modern values and formal narrative, I suggest you to look elsewhere. But if you want to see a playful, traditional take on magical girls (and just a plain old slice-of-shoujo), Miracle Girls is for you.
Miracle girls is an amazing anime.
IS a story about twin sisters and their daily life with their special powers. I personally love the 80's style drawing's but alot of people don't. It had some really great music in there too. the developement was really good and not only the romantic relationships but also the friendships and sisterly relationships. this was overall one of the best anime I have watched. Everyone should watch this anime. to watch this anime all the episodes are on veoh.com.