Comment on Top 25 Greatest Mahou Shoujo Ever by Sasazuka:

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I can’t believe Sasami/Pretty Sammy is only #44 on the list and her nemesis/reluctant ally Pixy Misa doesn’t appear at all.

The PRETTY SAMMY OVA’s and TV series (MAGICAL PROJECT S in America) were pretty much the first anime productions to capitalize on the allegedly-unintended popularity of SAILOR MOON amongst the older male otaku demographic. I seriously doubt there’d be a NANOHA or MADOKA if PRETTY SAMMY hadn’t paved the way.


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  • Top 25 Greatest Mahou Shoujo Ever:
    The PRETTY SAMMY OVA’s or the PRETTY SAMMY TV series (MAGICAL PROJECT S in the USA)? Because the OVA’s had a bit of out-of-place adult humor (raunchier than the rest of TENCHI MUYO other than maybe the “Night Before the Festival” OVA special) while the TV series was somewhat cleaned-up for the “Family Hour” time slot. I also prefer the TV series because the focus is on Sasami and Misao and they didn’t try and shoehorn in most other TENCHI MUYO character for anything beyond single-episode cameos …

  • Top 25 Greatest Mahou Shoujo Ever:
    Pretty Sammy’s at #44, though, sadly, Pixy Misa isn’t anywhere to be found. When I first discovered Japanese doujinshi websites, Pretty Sammy and Pixy Misa were all the rage. Of course, it was 1996.

  • Top 25 Greatest Mahou Shoujo Ever:
    Third thing, where are the SAILOR MOON girls? Were they disqualified for some weird reason?

  • Top 25 Greatest Mahou Shoujo Ever:
    Also, while I adore RAILGUN, I don’t think of psychic girls as being “magical girls” in the traditional sense, though I suppose this list is mainly just girls with any type of power, even if they don’t have a baton or a frilly dress.

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