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  1. magical girlnoun

    A stock character in Japanese anime and manga, a young girl with superhuman abilities who must fight evil.


  1. Magical girl

    Magical girl (Japanese: 魔法少女, Hepburn: mahō shōjo) is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy media (including anime, manga, light novels, and live-action media) centered around young girls who possess magical abilities, which they typically use through an ideal alter ego into which they can transform.The genre emerged in 1962 with the manga Himitsu no Akko-chan, followed by Sally the Witch in 1966. A wave of similar anime produced in the 1970s led to majokko (魔女っ子, lit. "little witch") being used as a common term for the genre. In the 1980s, the term was largely replaced by "magical girl", reflecting the new popularity of shows produced by other studios, including Magical Princess Minky Momo and Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel. In the 1990s, Sailor Moon introduced the concept of a "transforming heroine" who fights against forces of evil, a synthesis of elements from tokusatsu hero shows that became a staple for magical girl series that followed. The growth of late-night anime in the early 2000s led to a demographic shift for the genre, where series with more mature themes such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) were created and marketed towards an older male audience.


  1. Magical girl

    Magical girls is a sub-genre of Japanese fantasy anime and manga which feature young girls who use their magic for friendship, behavior, and achieving goals. The term also refers to series which follow young girl heroes with superhuman abilities who possess a secret identity and fight evil. Over the years, the genre has influenced numerous non-Japanese magical girl-inspired cartoons such as W.I.T.C.H., Tenko and the Guardians of the Magic, and Winx Club.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magical girl in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magical girl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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