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Can anyone think of any examples of magical girl anime where the girls simply *are* magical girls, rather than having been granted their powers or somehow having stumbled across it? (Come to think of it, I can think of series where someone was granted their powers as a result of a chance event, but none where they actually stumble across the powers ala Death Note. Is that more of a shounen thing?)
Seriously, though, for all the weaknesses in storytelling and plot, varying by incarnation, I think I'll always love the sort of... timelessness... contained within Sailor Moon folklore. If that makes any sense whatsoever.

Date: 2011-02-04 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellie-desu.livejournal.com
CCS sort of. She discovers how to access them, but was sort of 'born' into it.

Date: 2011-02-05 10:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tsukikage85.livejournal.com
Same's true of Sailor Moon, really.

Date: 2011-02-05 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carve037.livejournal.com
Would you count Vampire Princess Miyu as a magical girl anime?

Date: 2011-02-05 10:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tsukikage85.livejournal.com
Hmm, interesting question... Granted I've only seen the OVA with you, but my initial thought was to say yes, but then I realized that it's a generally fantastic world (?), so maybe her powers aren't unique enough? Or maybe I'm not remembering the series well enough?

In any case, if I were to pull an arbitrary definition, mahou shoujo would probably require a henshin sequence at least, and perhaps that the powers are only available to girls (ruling out sentai series and Utena).

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