Mahoutsukai Sally


Sally the Witch

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Magical Witch Sally
Japanese: 魔法使いサリー
English: Sally the Witch
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 109
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 5, 1966 to Dec 30, 1968
Premiered: Winter 1967
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 6.561 (scored by 10021,002 users)
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Ranked: #60532
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Popularity: #8450
Members: 3,722
Favorites: 11

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Synopsis

Sally, the kind but mischievous princess of the Land of Magic, has developed an interest in the human world. Wanting to experience it for herself, she runs away and meets two girls her age—Yoshiko "Yocchan" Hanamura and Sumire Kasugano—at a department store. They quickly become friends and spend time at Sally's mansion, which she conjured with magic.

The two girls realize they forgot something at the store, and despite it having closed for the night, they leave to fetch the item. Sally and her younger brother Cub, who had been sent by their parents to retrieve her, follow them and discover that they have been captured by a pair of thieves who were attempting to rob the store. Utilizing their magic, Sally and Cub drive the thieves away and rescue the girls, who remain unaware of Sally's powers.

Attached to her new friends and the fun of the human world, Sally decides to stay, taking up the surname Yumeno and attending school with Yocchan and Sumire. Cub chooses to live with her and together they make a variety of new friends and go on various adventures, all the while spicing up their lives with magic.

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Background

Based on the manga "Sally the Witch" by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, this was the first TV animation series to target the shoujo demographic. This was also the first Japanese TV animation series in the "mahou shoujo" genre, and the success of this series led to the emergence of the "shoujo anime". The first 17 episodes were broadcast in black and white, and the 18th and later episodes in color.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director
Ikeda, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Episode Director


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"Mahoutsukai Sally no Uta (魔法使いサリーのうた)" by Three Graces
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Ending Theme

1: "Mahou no Mambo (魔法のマンボ)" by Yoko Maekawa (eps 1-26)
2: "Itazura no Uta (いたずらのうた)" by Yukari Asai, Masako Nozawa, Midori Kato and Michiko Hirai (eps 27-73)
3: "Papapa no Choina no Uta (パパパのチョイナのうた)" by Yoko Mizugaki (eps 74-109)



Nov 9, 2019
45 hours, 109 episodes, non stop. What a great journey it was!

That's pretty tough piece to review, not only bacause of it's age, but as well it's the very first mahou shoujo anime out there. Mother to the whole genre. And it's full of it's flaws and downs.

Story:6
The story is very generic, from the beginning till the very end. Everything's about Sally, the witch girl out of space that end up on earth with people of the same age and mentality as her. After some time she decides to stay and pretend that she's human and make some friends with the other girls. Then ...
Nov 27, 2021
First of all Mahoutsukai Sally was the first anime directed to the Shoujo demographic. And when it comes to shoujo demographic in the 60s the manga scene there was already some kind of identity to the shoujo character design. You can see reminiscence of that design in the designs of the characters of this series.

The story of the series is simple at its core Sally coming to earth to live with the humans, however I don't think the series is necessarily about the overarching story. The story is moreso used as a vehicle to create the premise that enables setting up the characters. I'd ...
Sep 15, 2022
Mahou Tsukai Sally, A.K.A. the magical girl show that spawned a whole slew of copycats cannibalizing every single inch of this series at least circa early 2000's, it was definitely really good. Great voice acting (amongst the best I've ever listened to) and in particular the one provided for the main character who 100% sounds like a living sassy girl, good main score, awesome chara design by one of the future key animators of the masterpiece Kanashimi No Belladonna, animation that has stood the time better than godawful CGI provided from nowadays Toei, fun factor elevated to over 9000 thanks to really funny side characters, ...

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