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Magical Emi, the Magic Star
魔法のスターマジカルエミ
(Mahō no Star Majikaru Emi)
Genre Magical girl
TV anime
Director Takashi Anno
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network NTV
Original run 1985-06-071986-02-28
Episodes 38
Manga
Author Kiyoko Arai
Publisher Shogakukan
Original run 1985 – ongoing
Volumes 3
Original video animation
Mahō no Star Magical Emi Finale! Finale!
Studio Studio Pierrot
Original video animation
Mahō no Star Magical Emi Semishigure
Studio Studio Pierrot
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Magical Emi, the Magic Star[1] (魔法のスターマジカルエミ Mahō no Star Majikaru Emi ?) is a magical girl anime series by Studio Pierrot. It was simultaneously released as a manga by Kiyoko Arai. The third magical girl series created by Studio Pierrot, Magical Emi also appears in three feature-length OVAs, as well as the Adesugata Mahou no Sannin Musume and Majokko Club Yoningumi A-kukan kara no Alien X OVAs.

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Plot

Mai Kozuki is from a family of magicians. Her grandparents are leaders of a troupe, Magic Carat, and their daughter — Mai's mother — debuted under them. Naturally, Mai wants to become a magician herself, just like her hero, the fabulous legend Emily Howell. Unfortunately, because she is still a young girl, she is very clumsy and unsure.

One day, while helping her grandfather move things, Mai sees a strange light enter an odd, heart shaped mirror and turn into a mirror fairy named Topo. He takes over the body of her favorite toy, a stuffed flying squirrel, and explains that he must give magic to the one who can see him. He gives her a bracelet with the symbols of the 4 card suits (spade, club, diamond and heart) which produces a magic wand. By waving the wand, Mai becomes Magical Emi, a teenage magician. She stars in her grandparents' shows, and uses magic to help solve problems. But at the end of the day, she wants to become a magician all by herself.

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Trivia

  • Magical Emi's costume somewhat resembles that of the DC Comics character Zatanna, complete with top hat.
  • Numerous references to the earlier Pierrot series Creamy Mami are made throughout the series, for example a girl wearing Yuu Morisawa's outfit is seen in Mai's classroom, and Mai has a Creamy Mami manga book on her desk.

References

  1. ^ "Magical Emi, the Magic Star." Studio Pierrot. Retrieved on February 10, 2009.

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