Best Magical Girl AnimeMagical Girl (also known as majokko or mahou shoujo) is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy anime and manga about young girls who use magic to defeat evil. Since the 1960s, magical girl was born in Japan. Ever since the 1990s, magical girl is known all around the world. Today, there are many plenty of Magical Girl anime.
This is the list of the Best Magical Girl Anime.
The Top Ten
One of the best animes I've seen! I really couldn't imagine a point in improving the show because it is already perfect.
I love Kyoko!
I love Madoka magica
I love this show! This is the show that got my younger brother into anime, we've both watched it at least twice. I saw this on another The Top Tens list: "Top ten Worst Magical Girl Shows of all Time." I can't find the list now, but not only was this show on there, it somehow got second place. All I could think was: "Is this a joke? "
Classic! - Manlypants
Best one out there
Best Anime in the World!
That's My Favorite Magical Anime, Because I Been Watching Sailor Moon Since 2 Years, I Am A Fan Too. I Love The Character, Sailor Venus Because She Sounds So Beautiful And Kawaii. I Was So Sad About Any Of The Deaths. And I Really Love The Sailor Uranus And Sailor Neptune Theme Song, Where They Transform, Because It's Beautiful And I Love The Violin Sound In This Song. It's My Favorite Magical Anime Series, I Was Watching Sailor Moon And A Fan Of Sailor Moon Since 2 Years. - VeronicaMSP
While it can get confusing because of all the different Nanoha seasons/series/storylines in place today (It's a bit like Tenchi Muyo in that respect). MGLN is actually and incredible anime. The artwork and magical powers are stunning to watch (not to mention helluva powerful), and you'll always be eager to get to the next episode. I highly recommend this anime AND manga
The music for Einhart's transformation is SPECTACULAR!
Currently my second favorite anime franchise (as of 3/12/2018) - PerfectImpulseX
Why isn't this #1? - PerfectImpulseX
It's such a shame really because the first three seasons and the movies of Nanoha are awesome. - PerfectImpulseX
I hope cardcaptor sakura gets a card game
I think Cardcaptor Sakura is a perfect example of a magical girl. Collecting cards and get a new power from them are awesome.
All the characters in Cardcaptor Sakura are cute, especially Sakura. I would recommend this magical girl anime to anyone who are looking for some magical girl anime.
Awesome battle outfits magic and everything about this anime!
This deserves to be number one. This series is very different than normal magical girl anime.
Madoka before Madoka was cool
I can dance like a beautiful ballerina when I saw it!
It's so dark, and the ending is quite sad. Ahiru turns back into a duck after sacrificing her human form to give Mytho a heart. She has Fakir by her side at least ;c
This deserves a higher ranking. Commonly referred to as the "Evangelion" of shoujo anime (but that's underselling it in my opinion), you won't find a more thematically complex, genuinely troubling at times, yet ultimately uplifting Magical Girl anime. Also the show is laced with symbolism and is so dense that you can watch it 10 times and still find more details to uncover. Also the artwork is stunning, and the animation, whilst basic, still holds up considering how old the show is... seriously more people need to watch it.
The comments are wrong about Princess Tutu being the first dark magical girl anime. It was actually Revolutionary Girl Utena. - Rue
As the poster below says, better than Evangelion despite the comparison ^_-. Utena is a great heroine, Juri is an excellent supporting character with a strong subplot, Anthy is both tragic and an alternative hero/anti-hero in her own right, whose liberation one roots for. Great series and -the- feminist anime.
I guess Illyasviel von Einzbern finally got something in return for that route she never got! The art looks pretty nice and though I don't really know much about the Fate series, I know enough to know just about every character there is in there, including Bazett Fraga McRemitz and Caren from Fate/hollow ataraxia! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I love Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka! Why is this lower than Yuki Yuna along with Utena? They should be on the top ten In my opinion! - MLPFan
I watched one episode and loved it. You should watch this anime and fresh precure if you haven't already
I'm baffled that this isn't in the Top 10! The second best anime in general I've ever watched so far. - PerfectImpulseX
Really cute and I love that it themes around flowers (i'm a huge flower person <3). Also, I really like the pretty cure franchise in general. My favorite season is probably either this or or Star Twinkle (i love how ultra kawaii star twinkle is... :D they even have a unicorn later on <3 cuteness is fun)
This show features more action and science fiction than just plain magic.
One of the best animes I've seen. My all time favorite to be honest but... magical girl anime? Seriously? I mean it has transformations and stuff but I really can't associate "Kill la Kill" and "magical girl" together without laughing my ass off. If it is though, then this is one of the raunchiest and crude magical girl animu ever.
Cool anime, whether magical girl or not.
Don't know why KLK of all things is on this list (is it the transformation sequences? ) but it's a pretty rad show - Lollipopz
Dem eyes on Karin. What's wrong karin? I love it because dem eyes though.-KyokoKuchisakeSuccubi
Pretty Cure is such a relatable series. It has good characters, enjoyable plot lines, funny moments, sad moments and the ability to make you cry your eyes out. I fully recommend this amazing series.
Precure is amazing, with many different characters, themes, and storylines. Pick whichever season you want to see first- it doesn't matter!
I like precure
This Anime is sooo cute
I LOVED THIS ANIME! It was great but I kinda wish (spoilers) Amu got with Ikuto like in the manga instead of Tadase.
I loved this anime! I ship Ikuto x Amu - HelloImDeadInside
I'm actually surprised to see this as high as it is. PPGZ is an underrated series that sadly never aired in the US (had to use inconvenient methods to watch). Although it was far from perfect, I love it just as much as the original. I hope PPGZ gets a reboot similarly to the 16 reboot (but maybe don't make Blossom such an airhead) - USGC
I love this one! I think the reason why some people don't like it is because it's aimed at younger children, but that doesn't make it bad!
I actually grew up with this anime as a human child. But unlike the original American series, it has different plots and details:
-The Powerpuff Girls are sisters in the originals, but in the Z version they are just friends instead.
-The Professor in the originals have children we're the girls theirselves, but the Z version he has a son.
-The main villain Mojo Jojo was not owned by the professor in PPG Z but instead was in the zoo and he was affected by the Chemical X (and other villains, too.)
-Speaking of villains, the anime have more villains that was'nt originally owned by the original ones (except the villains like Mojo, Roady Ruff Boys, Gangrene Gang, etc.). Such as that noodle guy, the giant rubber duck, and alike.
-The Mayor looks obese and much taller than in the original and Miss Bellum's face was still hidden just like in the original (oh come on! ).
-The Christmas special was way more different than in the original. The Z version's story depicts his ...more
I love to watch Powerpuff Girls Z right before bedtime! I hope you love me and my family watching a good story! Isn't that sweet?!
This should be higher
It is a great anime and I like it a lot
LOL I'm literally listening to the credits while typing this! The credits are the best thing about Tokyo Mew Mew, and I can't stop listening to it!
This anime is kind of boring, like there is nothing really interesting about it.
One of my favorite anime 😍 - Mocchiko
Screw the haters
An anime that makes you care for the filler episodes is a good anime. In this anime the story progression is ok, but the episodes that don't move the story forward are probably your favorite. Imagine slice of life with drama and magic. And if you like early Disney movies like Bambi, wich show a lot of cute stuff and then contrast it with dark stuff, this is for you! And for some reason the merch from this anime is reallly expensive (200$ for a small plastic wand!? ) It's just not higher on the list 'cause 4kids ruined it.
Can't understand why Doremi is ranked 15, I think only Sailor Moon and Madoka are better than Ojamajo Doremi, the rest are either on par or below.
It is so awesome I love Mitchell Haywood she is cool lol
Bro this anime is so cute. The characters are great and they show actual emotion - Manlypants
It may not be a typical magical girl anime (No transformation sequences or villain of the week cliche's), but it was charming none the less.
I personally think it counts as a magical girl anime because of these reasons.
1. Not really a proper reason, but like most magical anime, the main character is a bubbly ray of sunshine, who's goal is to become (insert life goal here) like a large amount of magical girls, or is interested in somthing that will lead to their magical destiny.
2. There is a variety of characters who have their own little quicks to their magic
(Lotte talking to spirits and Sucy with potions and poisons for example).
3.The story focuses on our main female heroine's with magical capabilities.
4. It may not be in every episode but these girls do save the day from time to time using their magic.
5. We watch our main heroine's magic grow throughout the series.
6. The rivals. Most magical girl anime have some sort of rival, ...more
This doesn't count as a magical girl anime. - PerfectImpulseX
This is my favorite magical girl anime for sure! But Kill la Kill and Madoka Magica are my other favorites ( even though Sailor Moon and Tokyo Mew Mew was my childhood ).
An awesome anime with a very good story behind. It's a not conventional magical girl anime, it gets darker and darker while the series advance. The battles and character design are amazing!
This anime reminds me of the little mermaid
The songs are amazing, so are the animations. I would recommend this to anyone for a magical girl anime mixed with idol anime!
My favourite show when I was 5-7! I'm 12 now and I just loveee the songs and the characters (Especially the villains😍❤️💙) But this anime is so underrated since it was never showed in America☹️
Actually, I've changed my mind. Sugar Sugar Rune is just sooo cute!
This made no sense, it should not be here.
1) This isn't an anime and 2) Even if it was, it would still be crap - TwilightKitsune
1) Anime = animated cartoon. 2) In Japan this is considered as a magical girl anime. 3) This is the best show ever. 4) You crap.
Calling people crap because they hate a genuine bad show so mature if you ask me. - XxembermasterxX
I love Winx club since I was 7 or 8 yrs old right before I got interested in anime and other franchises
I remeber watching it as a kid! It was so good.
This Anime and Manga brings the concept of a Magical Girl but also not a usual magical girl :3
It's sort of like if you merged magical girl, idol, and mecha anime into one amazing show. I love it!
The anime isn't so good, but the Manga is a gem worth reading, It is very good ^_^
It’s the best!... just when will they add a season three? I want to know what will happen!
One of the first animes I have watched. I love the character designs - HelloImDeadInside
I ❤️ Precure! My favorite is Kirakira Precure A La Mode!
This is Asian animation, not an anime.
I love the girls!
They're so adorable!
Wedding peach copied sailor moon
This isn't a magical girl anime. - PerfectImpulseX
THIS HAS 3 SEASONS AND IS ABOUT A BOY CALLED ISSEI AND HE BECOMES A DEVIL AND BATTLES FALLEN ANGELS AND ANGELS WITH HIS CLAN
This show is just adorable. It's magical. But to me, mostly comedy.
I like other fairytale Magical Girl anime too, like Prétear.
This should be higher up, this show has a very deep meaning, the animation is fantastic, the soundtracks are amazing and the character development (especially Karen) is heartwarming. This show is very dramatic and sad and I feel like more magical girl animes should be like that. It shows that being a hero isn't always as good as you may think. 10/10!
This one is relatively new (2014), but I think it should have a bigger fan base than it does because it's great! The character are all lovable and cute, the art is very well done, I have all the music from the show on my phone, and their transformation outfits are super cool! The premise is that these 5 girls are in a school club where they help people and do community service, and at first you think that's all it's about. But then they start fighting to protect the god of their world and it's very enjoyable. If you want to watch a newer cute magical girl show, then this is it I promise!
This show is so badass and I love it, it's the definition of an amazing relatable magical girls Anime!
I still love this show
This should be in number 1 spot! It is very... well, odd and... innapropriate but I LOVED IT! If you like badass angels watch this - HelloImDeadInside
I love this show, I love the characters
There are only very few episodes I did not like
One of my favorite precures. If you are a fan of precure or magical girl anime, check it out