For decades there has been something of a set formula for magical girls. Usually there has been a seemingly not so bright, not so strong, not so attentive girl who is granted magical powers by some cute character, by a secret backstory, or a combination of the two. This heroine goes from episode to episode saving the town, the country, or the world. Defeats are temporary and endings are happy. More recent series, however, have challenged these notions and critiqued the very nature of what it means to be a magical girl.
May 24, 2017 23:00 PM