6 Essential Stories for Understanding the Modern Magical Girl Genre

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By Caitlin Donovan | More Articles
September 17, 2015  03:40 PM

My article “The Influence of the Magical Girl Genre on Modern Western Animation” revealed how Japanese tales of girls magically transforming to kick butt with the help of pretty baubles are having a big impact on the cartoons on this side of the pond. But what’s the big deal about magical girls and how can you learn more about them? Well, these six essential shows are a solid introduction to the magical girl genre today. 

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Caitlin Donovan is a long-time nerd with a passion for superheroes and epic fantasy. She lives in North Carolina with her cat and wrestles with writing novels and doing editorial work when she's not ranting about pop culture online. She runs a blog at ladyloveandjustice.tumblr.com
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