The magical girl’s genre of anime is the first time I shall be writing this list. It is a genre that we America’s rarely see, but Japan has been nonstop making all kinds of magical girls shows as if they are going to run out. It’s an interesting concept, girls have been picked out to gain magic powers and fight evil with it.
For most of the time, it’s more cute rather than taken seriously. Not to say that it’s a bad thing, it’s a genre that knows its audiences and it has worked very well with it.
And sometimes it can take very surprising turns, such as Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Where instead of cute magical girls, it’s magical dudes in the outfits that you would except the magical girls to wear.
Five high schools boys just want to goof off during their everyday lives, however, it seems fate have different plans for them. While all of them was relaxing at a bath house, a pink wombat comes out of nowhere and makes them into “Battle Lovers.” Their mission is to protect the world against all kinds of creatures and evil beings.
It sounds like a very silly concept but to be fair it’s more of a parody than trying to take itself seriously. Don’t worry my friends, we are going into the actual magical girl genre with 8 Anime Like Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! [Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!].
Wish Upon the Pleiades (Houkago no Pleiades)
Always wanted to go to outer space to see the stars, Subaru is your ordinary high school girl with dreams. She may get her wish granted as a blob recruits her into being part of a group others where they get to go to the stars but they need to gather bits and pieces of his engine for his spacecraft.
It’s a fun show and that’s more of what you can ask for. It’s not boring and you get to have a good time with it.
Tokyo Mew Mew
One day Ichigo Momomiya goes to attend an exhibit with her crush, what could possibly go wrong? Except for an earthquake that comes out of nowhere, then a bright took both her and four other girls, it couldn’t get any worse. Although, she found out that her DNA was combined with cats DNA, in order to protect the world from alien invaders. Well hopefully that’s last of the worst case scenario, right?
It’s a surprising charming series, that both you and your kids can enjoy together.
Happiness Charge Precure!
An evil empire led by a queen has come to earth to attack it. The only thing that stands in their way is a team of girls from every continent in the world who are the protectors of the Earth and they are the Precure.
This show is funny, fast paced, action filled, and will keep you watching to the very end.
Guardian Character! (Shugo Chara!)
She may have the reputation of being both “cool and spicy” but Amu Hinamori, an elementary student, is a shy and frail girl. One night, she makes a wish to have the courage that she always been wanting. The next morning, she finds three different color eggs and as it turns out inside those eggs hatches are her Guardian Characters, who are there to give the encouragement that she needs and to change into an entirely different person.
My enjoyment of this series was really off the charts. It was a great comedy show that had me on the floor, dying of laughter.
Is This a Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
It could have been an ordinary night for Ayumu Aikawa but all of the sudden he was killed and brought back to life. Then if things couldn’t get stranger, he accidently steals clothes from a magical girl and now he has her powers. He has little to no choose but to fight off evil monsters until he and the original magical girl, be able to transfer the powers he has back to her.
This is a pretty absurd concept but somehow it actually works. It’s really good and I implore you to watch it.
Glitter Force (Smile Precure!)
The kingdom of Märchenland is under attack by the evil emperor Pierrot. Now, it’s up to a team of girls, who can hopefully save the Queen and Märchenland.
If you ever had one of those cold heart days and need some light in your life then this cute show will do the trick
Go! Princess Precure
Years ago, when she was a child, Haruka Haruno always wanted to be a princess and kept on believing even though she was made fun of by the other children. She gets approach by a boy looking like a prince, asking Haruka if she wants to be a princess then handing her a magical charm to make her wish come true. As time past, Haruka is thirteen-years-old going to junior high school but it seems it may have to be put on hold when two fairies come to her with a perfume, that matches the charm she got and have to team up with other girls in order to save a kingdom.
This is without a doubt, to me, a masterpiece of an anime.
Sailor Moon (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon)
The legendary show Sailor Moon which about a clumsy and whiny girl Tsukino Usagi, who one night is encountered by a black cat named Luna, a talking cat, who transform Usagi into Sailor Moon, the champion of justice. She must fight evil and she won’t be alone either.
This show still holds up tremendously well to this day. If you never watched this show then you have to.