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byCorrectorYui
Jul 15 2022, 10:19 PM | Updated Dec 15, 2023 6:20 PM
Compiling older magical girl in case anybody wants to do a deep dive into the genre. Anything before 2000.
Mahoutsukai Sally
TV, 1966, 109 eps Me:- Author:-
It is often considered the anime that kickstarted the magical girl genre. It is quite dated but still a very cute watch

Himitsu no Akko-chan

Secrets of Akko-chan

Himitsu no Akko-chan
TV, 1969, 94 eps Me:- Author:-
This was actually the first magical girl series but Sally got the anime first so technically Akko is the second. Also a very cute watch and the first magical girl transformation!
Mahou Shoujo Lalabel
TV, 1980, 49 eps Me:- Author:-
Lalabel could be considered both a warrior and a cute witch considering there is an overarching antagonist and magical companions. Definitely worth your time if you enjoy 80s visuals and tropes.
Fushigi na Melmo
TV, 1971, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
A lesser-known Tezuka work. It was meant to teach children sex ed but was not well-liked by parents.
Mahou no Mako-chan
TV, 1970, 48 eps Me:- Author:-
Based off of the Little Mermaid. After saving a boy named Akira, Mako, a mermaid, becomes a human with a magical pendant, searching for the boy she saved.
Majokko Megu-chan
TV, 1974, 72 eps Me:- Author:-
I will admit I have not seen very much of this but it is another in the cute with genre. It has similarities with Sally in Meg not being allowed discovery as a witch but more mature since Meg is older.
Miracle Shoujo Limit-chan
TV, 1973, 25 eps Me:- Author:-
After being mortally wounded in a plane crash, Satomi, now Limit-chan is reborn as a cyborg. Like Cutie Honey, her powers come from science rather than magic.
Cutie Honey
TV, 1973, 25 eps Me:- Author:6
Made by iconic Go Nagai, Cutey Honey is incredibly action packed with lots of fights and an amazing opening.
Mahoutsukai Chappy
TV, 1972, 39 eps Me:- Author:-
Another 70s watch. I will admit I have not seen it but visually very similar to Sally the Witch.
Majokko Tickle
TV, 1978, 45 eps Me:- Author:-
A surprising creation of Go Nagai. Unlike Cutie Honey though, it follows a more traditional magical girl format and is aimed towards young girls.
Hana no Ko Lunlun
TV, 1979, 50 eps Me:- Author:6
The first magical girl anime to be brought to the West by Harmony Gold. Fun slice-of-life watch.

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo

Magical Princess Minky Momo

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo
TV, 1982, 63 eps Me:- Author:-
Most probably know this one from the truck scene. It has stayed iconic for good reason due to the titular Momo.

Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami

Magical Angel Creamy Mami

Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami
TV, 1983, 52 eps Me:- Author:8
The iconic magical idol who started a line of Pierrot magical girls. Great music, incredibly fun episodes with aliens, unicorns, and more.

Mahou no Yousei Persia

Persia the Magic Fairy

Mahou no Yousei Persia
TV, 1984, 48 eps Me:- Author:6
The second in the Pierrot lineup. The fairies are kappas this time with Persia being a wild child.
Mahou no Star Magical Emi
TV, 1985, 38 eps Me:- Author:-
This is similar to Mami in that Emi does use her powers to become a star. But instead, she goes down the magician route.

Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi

Magical Idol Pastel Yumi

Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi
TV, 1986, 25 eps Me:- Author:7
This is the shortest of the Pierrot girls and doesn't utilize the transformation magic. But, the pastel backgrounds and emphasis on flowers is lovely.
Mahoutsukai Sally 2
TV, 1989, 88 eps Me:- Author:-
The sequel to the 1960s series. Sally is older and returns to Earth to embark on new adventures and reunite with old friends.
Mahoutsukai Sally (Movie)
Movie, 1990, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
A movie that went with the sequel show.
Himitsu no Akko-chan 2
TV, 1988, 61 eps Me:- Author:-
A 1980s remake of the original show, with some characters from the original absent and new ones exclusive to this show.
Himitsu no Akko-chan (Movie)
Movie, 1989, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
A theatrical movie to go with the remake.
Mahou no Angel Sweet Mint
TV, 1990, 47 eps Me:- Author:-
Mint, a princess of the world of dreams and magic, goes to the Human World to save her world, as darkness entering human hearts is withering her world.

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Yume wo Dakishimete

Magical Princess Minky Momo: Hold on to Your Dreams

Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Yume wo Dakishimete
TV, 1991, 62 eps Me:- Author:-
Minky Momo but 1990s. Like, exact same appearance and premise.
Hana no Mahoutsukai Mary Bell
TV, 1992, 50 eps Me:- Author:-
Two siblings wish for a flower fairy from a storybook, Mary Bell, to aid their parent's struggling flower shop. Lo and behold, Mary Bell from the Floral World appears.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
TV, 1992, 46 eps Me:- Author:-
Everyone knows her and loves her. The one that revitalized the magical girl genre and brought in the popularity of the magical warrior, Sailor Moon.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R
TV, 1993, 43 eps Me:- Author:-
The start of Ikuhara's work on Sailor Moon with Chibi-Moon and Sailor Pluto's debuts.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S
TV, 1994, 38 eps Me:- Author:-
One of the most well-known seasons due to the introduction of the Outer Senshi Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS
TV, 1995, 39 eps Me:- Author:-
The final season Ikuhara worked on before departing. It introduces new villains and a dream motif.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars
TV, 1996, 34 eps Me:- Author:-
The finale that was controversial due to it changing the manga ending and the genders of the Sailor Starlights.
Shin Cutie Honey
OVA, 1994, 8 eps Me:- Author:8
A sequel to the 1973 show. It's darker and heavier in tone since it's an OVA so it was able to push more boundaries.

Akazukin Chacha

Red Riding Hood Chacha

Akazukin Chacha
TV, 1994, 74 eps Me:- Author:9
Both a Majokko and a Magical Warrior, Chacha and her friends Riiya and Shiine-chan go to school, get into fun situations, and fight the Evil Lord on the side.
Akazukin Chacha OVA
OVA, 1995, 3 eps Me:- Author:8
An OVA taking place after the anime, with the gang meeting Poppi, a psychic sent to spy on them from a rivaling school.
Magic Knight Rayearth
TV, 1994, 20 eps Me:- Author:9
A combination of genres from the amazing CLAMP group. It's fantasy, isekai, magical girl, and mechs all in one. Amazing music and characters with a dark twist.
Magic Knight Rayearth II
TV, 1995, 29 eps Me:- Author:8
The second season of Magic Knight Rayearth heavily deviates from the manga with anime-only characters and villains. Still a great and heavier watch compared to the first season.
Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach
TV, 1995, 51 eps Me:- Author:-
Thought to be a knock-off of Sailor Moon, Wedding Peach is all about the fight for love as Momoko and her friends protect the world from demons.
Ai Tenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach DX
OVA, 1996, 4 eps Me:- Author:-
An OVA taking place after the anime.
Cutie Honey F
TV, 1997, 39 eps Me:- Author:-
The shoujo that Cutie Honey was supposed to be. Very cute and worked on by many who worked on Sailor Moon.

Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala

Magical Stage Fancy Lala

Mahou no Stage Fancy Lala
TV, 1998, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Made 10 years after Mami, this one could also be considered part of Pierrot's magical girl lineup. It brings back the performance and idealized older self aspects of Creamy Mami and Magical Emi.
Himitsu no Akko-chan 3
TV, 1998, 44 eps Me:- Author:-
a 3rd remake of Akko-chan, almost 10 years later. It's the shortest of the bunch with 44 episodes. It apparently did not sell well and got no movies made to go with it, unlike its predecessors.
Cardcaptor Sakura
TV, 1998, 70 eps Me:- Author:9
A nostalgic favorite. Very slice-of-lifey with the cards being beautifully designed along with the costumes. Iconic opening and Sakura is an incredibly likeable protagonist.
Corrector Yui
TV, 1999, 52 eps Me:- Author:7
A more obscure pick that utilizes computers. It is interesting considering the battles take place in the internet and how Yui is a completely ordinary girl in the real world.

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