Sailor Moon is the first anime that comes to mind when we think of the magical girl anime genre. There are, however, many other magical girl anime with equally amazing storylines as Sailor Moon. If you enjoy this genre, we have a fantastic recommendations blog for you to check out. If you’re interested, keep reading!
26. Akazukin Chacha
Akazukin Chacha introduces us to Chacha, a magical girl who lives on the mountain Mochi Mochi. She lives with her guardian, Seravi, who also happens to be her teacher. Chacha’s magical abilities are dreadful. She ends up summoning completely unintended consequences. A boy named Riiya lives on the same mountain. Riiya possesses incredible strength. He comes from a werewolf family and can transform into one whenever he wants. They have a chance meeting and end up becoming involved in each other’s lives. Chacha and Riiya, along with a group of other friends, must fight evil forces and do their best to survive.
25. ViVid Strike
ViVid Strike tells the story of Rinne and Fuka, two girls who grew up in the same orphanage. They ended up fighting and cutting ties with each other one day. Fuuka had a miserable life after leaving the orphanage. She didn’t have enough money to live comfortably. She meets Einhald Stratos, a talented martial artist who discovered Fuuka’s martial arts skills. Fuuka is offered the opportunity to be coached by Einhald as well as a job. She had no idea she’d meet Rinne again, but this time in a ring.
24. Flowering Heart
Flowering Heart is about a fifth-grader named Ari who, with her friends, starts an after-school problem-solving club that solves the problems of other students. They quickly realise, however, that there are no problems to be solved. Ari becomes discouraged. Suddenly, she comes across a hamster lying motionless on the road. She is taken aback when she hears the hamster speak. The hamster must locate a magical ring. Will Ari assist the hamster or leave it alone?
23. Re: Cutie Honey
This anime follows Honey Kisaragi, whose father was murdered by a mysterious organisation known as Panther Claw. We meet Aki Natsuko, a dedicated police officer who vows to ensure that the evil organisation pays the price. However, the organisation is far too powerful for anyone to harm.
But there is someone who can defeat the organisation: Cutie Honey, the warrior of love. It is Honey Kisaragi’s alter ego. Honey did not appeal to Aki at first. However, after learning about her tenacity, Aki began to respect her, and their bond grew stronger. They must band together to fight for justice and put an end to the Panther Claw once and for all.
22. Magical Girl Raising Project
Magical Girl Raising Project transports us to N-City, where girls are obsessed with the RPG game Magical Girl Raising Project. While playing that game, they have the impression that they are a magical girl. Kyoki Himekawa one day receives a notification from the game informing her that she has been chosen to become an actual magical girl as her in-gane avatar, Snow White.
Kyoki enjoys her life as a magical girl, as do the other chosen magical girls. However, they receive another notification from the game that the number of magical girls will be reduced. Those who do not collect enough magical candies (items given to them after they complete their magical girl activities) will revert to normal girls. To maintain their status, they must compete with one another. The girls work extremely hard to maintain their abilities. They soon realise that this competition has a sinister motive. How will Kyoki unravel the mystery of her magical abilities?
21. Magical Angel: Creamy Mami
Magical Angel Creamy Mami is a cute anime about a girl named Yuu who is given magical powers for a year after seeing a strange spaceship. Yuu is also given two cats named Poji and Nega, who guide her whenever she is confused or lost. Yuu transforms into Creamy Mami, a magical girl who lives her life as an angel. Yuu must now balance school, acting, singing, assisting her parents at their crepe shop, and fighting evil forces. She also wants Toshio, her childhood friend, to notice her. Will You be able to balance everything while keeping her true identity hidden?
20. Hime Chan no Ribbon
Erika, the princess of a Magic Kingdom who came to Earth in search of a girl who looks exactly like her, is introduced in Hime Chan no Ribbon. Himeko Nonohara, a tomboy, is the girl who looks like Erika. Erika gives Himeko a magic ribbon that allows her to transform into anyone she sees in order to put her to the test. Himeko must now prove her worth by using the ribbon with caution. This anime series follows Himeko’s adventures as well as her relationship with Daichi, a guy who happens to be aware of her little secret.
19. Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero
Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero is a story about Yuuki Yuuna, who is a member of her school’s hero club. Everyone regards her as a hero because she is always willing to assist those in need. One day, mysterious forces known as Vertexes begin to threaten the world. A strange phone app summons members of the hero club. To fight the vertexes and save the world, the members must transform into magical girls. The girls must put their lives on the line to protect the world they adore.
18. Magical Suite Prism Nana
The magical Suite Prism transports us to the future to the city of Nanagoo, which is surrounded by stunning mountains. Three young girls in that city have the ability to transform into magical girls. Each of these girls possesses unique elemental abilities that they use to combat the monster and keep their city safe from evil forces. The plot revolves around the adventures of three magical girls who struggle to keep their city safe.
17. Mai Hime
Mai Hime transports us to the Fuuka Academy, where thirteen girls can use their elemental powers to summon their guardians known as “Children.” The academy wants them to battle mysterious creatures known as “Orphans.” Each of the girls has a unique personality and temperament. To fight the evil forces, they must get to know each other well.
16. Kaitou Saint Tail
Kaitou Saint Tail follows Meimi Haneoka, a 14-year-old girl with the ability to transform into “Saint Tail” as night falls. Saint Tail is a sort of modern-day Robin Hood. Her job is to retrieve previously stolen items and return them to their proper location. She is helped in her quest by a friend named Seira Mimori, and the two of them outwit thieves and thugs.
15. Papillion Rose
Tsubomi, the Papillion Rose Hero, is told in the story of Papillion Rose. She had lost her memories after the war and now works at a lingerie shop with her other hero friends, Anne and Shizuku. When the Susanoo sisters appear, the world is once again in danger. Fortunately, a strange cat named Rama appears and restores the Papillion Heroes’ memories and powers. Will the girls be in time to save the world?
14. Ceres Celestial Angel
Ceres Celestial Angel introduces us to Ceres, a Celestial Angel who came to Earth to bathe in a stream. However, a man stole her robe and forced her to be his wife and bear his children. As a result, the family has a mix of human and celestial angel blood. In the future, Aya Mikage and her twin brother, Aki Mikage, are getting ready to celebrate their 16th birthdays.
However, Aya’s grandfather has other ideas. He wants to kill her because he believes Aya has the power to transform into Ceres and kill their entire family. Aya is able to transform back into herself with the help of her protector Yuuhi, allowing Ceres to remain in control. But will she be able to keep Ceres from returning again and again?
13. Princess Tutu
Princess Tutu tells us about Drosselmeyer, an author who used to write sad stories. One of his stories was about a good-hearted prince who sacrificed his heart to keep an evil raven at bay. Unfortunately, the author passed away before the story could be finished. Surprisingly, the story came to life and took its own path. We meet Ahiru, a duck who can transform into Princess Tutu. She wishes to mend the Prince’s heart. Will she, however, be able to change the course of this tragic story, or will she let it end tragically?
12. Magical Girl Pretty Sammy
Pretty Magical Girl Sammy tells us about Sasami, a super-sweet and adorable girl. Tsunami, a woman, has given her the ability to transform into a magical girl. Sasami’s friend, on the other hand, transforms into a magical girl and becomes her rival. Sasmai wishes to use her abilities to combat evil forces and keep her brother safe from harm.
11. The Familiar of Zero
The Familiar of Zero tells the story of Louise, a narcissistic mage who attends Tristain, a prestigious magical academy. Louis, on the other hand, is unable to use her magic properly and is dubbed “Louis the Zero” by her classmates.
Louise’s magic causes an explosion one day while her class is performing a summoning ritual. Everyone believes she has made another mistake, but they are surprised to see a man named Saigo Hirata emerge from the smoke. He’s Louise’s friend, and she treats her like a slave. However, Saigo Hirata is more than a simple slave.
Pretear follows Himeno Awayuki, a 16-year-old girl who moves to a massive mansion following his father’s second marriage. She enjoys her new home but is disappointed that her step-family does not care about her.
Himeno becomes involved with seven magical Leafe Knights. They offer to transform her into a magical princess and use their powers. She accepts their offer and transforms into the Pretear. She must now overcome her self-doubt in order to protect the Earth from evil forces, as well as overcome her dislike for her step-family.
9. Puni Puni Poemy
Puni Puni Poemii tells the story of Poemii, a 10-year-old girl who aspires to be a talented voice actress. Her voice acting abilities, however, are mediocre, and she receives poor grades in school. Poem’s parents are killed by evil alien forces one day. That’s when she decides to transform into a magical girl and stop the aliens from wreaking havoc on the world.
8. Magic Knight Rayearth
Hikaru Shidou, Umi Riyuuzaki, and Fuu Hououji are three girls introduced by Magic Knight Rayearth who meet on a field trip to Tokyo Tower. Suddenly, a flash of light appears in front of them, and they hear the voice of a mysterious woman asking them to save “Cephiro.” Following that, they find themselves in an unknown land. They encounter a man named Master Mage Clef.
Clef informs the girls that Princess Emeraude has summoned them to become Magic Knights and restore peace to Cephiro. The princess has been imprisoned, and their lives have devolved into chaos. Now, the three girls must battle evil forces in order to free the princess and restore peace to the dreaded Cephiro.
7. Devil Hunter Yohko
Yohko Mono is a typical high school student going about her daily life. She discovers one day that she is the 108th heir of a warrior family. They were supposed to protect the Earth from demons. Now she must fight the evil forces of demons in the same way her family did in the past to complete her duty as a demon hunter.
6. Futari Wa Pretty Cure
Pretty Cure is about two middle-school girls with diametrically opposed personalities, Nagisa Misumi and Honaka Yukishiro. Honoka is calm and intelligent, whereas Nagisa is energetic and bold.
They appear to be ordinary schoolgirls, but they are the “Emissaries of Light” for Pretty Cure’s Black and White Cure. Mipple and Mapple, two fairies, assist them.
The two girls are tasked with combating the evil forces of the Dotsuku Zone that have infiltrated the Garden of Light. They must now fight them in order to prevent them from reclaiming the Garden of Rainbows and the Garden of Light. They must first locate the seven prism stones. Will they be able to complete their mission?
5. Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch
Lucia gave her a special pearl after saving a boy who fell from a ship. She must now leave the ocean and return to land in order to retrieve her pearl. Lucia needs to find the pearl because it will help her fight the evil forces that want to destroy her race. Where will she track down the man she entrusted her pearl to?
4. Tokyo Mew Mew New
Tokyo Mew Mew New follows Ichigo Momomiya, a girl who discovers she has the ability to transform into a cat-eared magical girl named Mew Mew after witnessing a mysterious cat enter her body. It is revealed that two researchers injected Iriomote Cat DNA into her body.
The researchers inform Ichigo that she is tasked with repelling alien attacks on Earth. Ichigo is concerned because she believes she cannot save the world on her own.
She soon discovers, however, that she will be joined in the cause by four other girls. The girls are prepared to fight the aliens with everything they have!
3. Madoka Magica
This anime tells the story of Madoka Kaname, a typical high school student. One day, she meets a mysterious being named Kyuubey, who offers her the chance to become a magical girl.
He also tells her that if she becomes a magical girl, one of her wishes will be granted. She has no idea she will have to fight the deadly witches.
This anime is pretty messed up because it shows Madoka and the other girls being trapped by Kyuubey and unable to escape their tragic fate.
2. Cardcaptor Sakura
Sakura Kinomoto is an ordinary high school student living an ordinary life. She visits her father’s library one day and discovers a strange book. As soon as she opens it, she unleashes the magical Clow Cards all over her town.
Keroberos, the beast of the seal, is also revealed to have awakened. He warns Sakura that the cards will be lethal to humanity and that she must capture and reseal them. She must now keep this task hidden from everyone and seal the cards as soon as possible.
1. Sailor Moon
Usagi Tsukino is a crying baby with a sweet tooth. She was going about her daily routine when she came across a mysterious talking-cat named Luna. Usagi was informed by Luna that she must become Sailor Moon in order to protect the Earth from the evil forces that lurk above it.
Queen Beryl will soon send her demons to Earth, and Usagi will have to fight them. Usagi, on the other hand, is not alone. Other Sailor Guardians will assist her in her quest.
Together, they will defeat Queen Beryl’s evil forces and put an end to her tyranny once and for all.
Magical Girl Anime is so refreshing to watch. They’re loved not only by girls but also by boys. I hope you liked this list of Anime About Magical Girls. We’ll come back with more recommendations blogs.
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