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Ojamajo Doremi
Ojamajo doremi logo.jpg
Ojamajo Doremi's musical theme is reflected in its logo
おジャ魔女どれみ
(Ojamajo Doremi, roughly: Bothersome Witch Doremi)
Genre Magical girl, comedy
TV anime
Director Junichi Sato
Takuya Igarashi
Studio Toei Animation
Licensor 4Kids Entertainment (Series 1 Only)
Network Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Original run February 7, 1999January 30, 2000
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
TV anime
Ojamajo Doremi #
Director Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Takuya Igarashi
Studio Toei Animation
Network Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Original run February 6, 2000January 28, 2001
Episodes 49 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Ojamajo Doremi #: The Movie
Director Takuya Igarashi
Writer Midori Kuriyama
Composer Keiichi Oku
Studio Toei Animation
Released July 8, 2000
Runtime 30 minutes
Manga
Author Izumi Todo
Illustrator Shizue Takanashi
Publisher Kodansha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Nakayoshi
Original run October 2000December 2000
Volumes 3
TV anime
Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi
Director Takuya Igarashi
Studio Toei Animation
Network Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Original run February 4, 2001January 27, 2002
Episodes 50 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi ~Secret of the Frog Stone~
Director Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Writer Midori Kuriyama
Composer Keiichi Oku
Studio Toei Animation
Released July 14, 2001
Runtime 30 minutes
Manga
Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi
Author Izumi Todo
Illustrator Shizue Takanashi
Publisher Kodansha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Nakayoshi
Published December 2001
Volumes 1
TV anime
Ojamajo Doremi DOKKAAN!
Director Takuya Igarashi
Studio Toei Animation
Network Asahi Broadcasting Corporation
Original run February 3, 2002January 26, 2003
Episodes 51 (List of episodes)
TV anime
'Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho'
Director Junichi Sato
Studio Toei Animation
Network SkyPerfecTV PPV
Original run June 26, 2004December 11, 2004
Episodes 13 (List of episodes)
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Ojamajo Doremi ( おジャ魔女どれみ Ojamajo Doremi?), known as Magical DoReMi in English language adaptations, is a magical girl anime metaseries consisting of four regular TV anime series, one 13-episode sidestory, two anime films, and a manga series. The various series were aired from 1999-2003, with companion movies to the second and third seasons. A thirteen episode sidestory TV series was aired in 2004. A manga adaptation, written by Izumi Todo and illustrated by Shizue Takanashi, was published by Kodansha. The show is about elementary school children that transform into witch apprentices.

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Plot

Ojamajo Doremi

Eight-year-old Doremi Harukaze aspires to be a user of magic, as she believes it would solve all her problems and help her confess to a boy she liked. One afternoon, she comes upon a magic shop and correctly suspects that the shop owner is a witch. The shop owner becomes a witch frog, as this happens to witches when their true identities are discovered. In order to retain her original form, the shop owner, Majo Rika, takes Doremi as her apprentice to turn her into a witch. Doremi must take nine witch exams at night to become an official witch; however, she must never let her own identity as a witch be found out or the same fate that befell Majo Rika will happen to her.[1]

On her way, Doremi is joined by her two best friends[2], Hazuki Fujiwara and Aiko Senō, as well as her younger sister, Pop.[3] While taking tests to become better witches, at the same time, Doremi and her friends help out their classmates and friends with their own problems via magic, as well as battle Majo Rika's rival, Majo Ruka.[4] All is going well until they meet Onpu Segawa, a child idol, who does not share the same morals in using magic as them.[5] Eventually, Onpu allies with Doremi and the girls and even saves them from turning into witch frogs at the cost of her own consciousness. In order to rescue her, Doremi and the girls use forbidden magic to rescue her from her punishment, but because they did do so, all of them must resign as witch apprentices.[6]

Ojamajo Doremi #

Not long after Doremi and the girls finish the 3rd grade, they go into the Witch World to ask the Queen for their witch apprenticeship back. While taking a shortcut through the garden, the girls witness the birth of a baby, whom Doremi later names Hana. According to the witch law, they have to take care of the baby for a year since they witnessed Hana's birth.[7] While Doremi and the girls learn to take care of Hana and help her take baby tests, at the same time, the wizards in the Wizard World are afraid of the tremendous magical power Hana has.[8] Oyajide, a former ally of Doremi's, plans to capture Hana at all costs and even hires four boy wizard prodigies, the FLAT4, to help.[9]

Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi

After losing their witch apprenticeship to ensure Hana's growth[10], Doremi and the girls are given another chance to get their apprenticeship back by appealing to the Witch Senate with sweets. As neither of the girls know how to bake well, the Queen introduces Momoko Asuka into their group to aid their quest.[11] In Doremi's daily life, Momoko also becomes her classmate, but due to living in New York for most of her life, she is unable to speak Japanese well in her normal form and is unfamiliar with Japanese culture.[12] While Doremi and the girls patiently teach her, they are also given temporary custody of Hana-chan, who was cursed with the former witch queen's magic to hate vegetables, which are crucial to her health.[13]

Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!

Doremi and the girls are made into full witches by the senate[14], but the former witch queen's curse is about to put all worlds into an eternal sleep. The only way to stop the curse is to awaken her and recreate the gifts she both made and received from her grandchildren.[13] At the same time, Hana, who has become bored of the Witch World, uses magic to age herself into an 11-year-old to be able to attend Doremi's school.[15]

Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho

In early 2004, Toei Animation revealed plans to make an OVA for the series, titled Ojamajo Doremi Na-i-sho. During the summer of 2004, episodes were released every two weeks on SkyPerfecTV's Pay-per-view service, and lasted for 13 episodes. As a part of the series, it is a sidestory of Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi.

Media

Anime

Ojamajo Doremi is produced by Toei Animation and ABC. In Japan, the show aired on each of the ANN TV stations (Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC, Japan), TV Asahi, Nagoya TV (Metele), and others) and Broadcasting System of San-in Inc.. The show replaced the time slot for Yume no Crayon Oukoku after its end and lasted from February 7, 1999 to January 30, 2000, with a new episode airing every week.[16] The series soon followed with direct sequels, Ojamajo Doremi #, Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi, and Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n! until January 26, 2003. Each series lasted from 49-51 episodes. Throughout the show's run, two 30-minute films were also released.

As well as it being in Japanese and aired in Japan, there are other Ojamajo Doremi dubs around the world, including Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and South Korea.[17]

In North America, 4Kids Entertainment has licensed the show under the title Magical DoReMi, which aired on 4Kids TV for the 2005-2006 broadcasting season.[18] Since that the show had been released and dubbed in other countries before. 4Kids Entertainment released and dubbed the show only for North America. The anime is heavily edited, dubbed and localized. Its English dub opening takes scenes from the original Japanese opening and ending as well as some American episodes and with its Japanese culture and origins removed along with Japanese writing edited to English and the text edits of erasing Japanese text or replacing it with symbols done. Starting with a sneak preview episode on August 13, 2005, 4Kids TV followed with new episodes airing every week since September 2005. The show was put on hiatus in mid-2006, but resumed progress with new episodes have been posted every Tuesday on their streaming video website from 2007-2008. Episode 30 of series 1 was never dubbed and released. Only the first series, the original Ojamajo Doremi, was licensed, and 4Kids Entertainment currently has no plans to release the sequels and the movies.

Manga

From 1999 to early 2003, the manga magazine Nakayoshi ran a manga-adaptation of Ojamajo Doremi. The story was based on the events of the original anime and was drawn by Shizue Takanashi. The chapters were compiled into tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. Four volumes were released in total — the first three were under the title Ojamajo Doremi, covering the events of the original series and Ojamajo Doremi #. The last volume was adapted from the Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi story arc and was titled eponymously to it.

CDs

Throughout the run of the series, multiple singles, albums, and compilations were distributed. The original series' CDs were released under Bandai Music Entertainment, while music from Ojamajo Doremi # was distributed by King Records. However, from Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi onwards, the CDs were distributed by Marvelous Entertainment.

Ojamajo Kids

During the run of Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!, Toei hosted live events with dance performances by select actresses who portrayed the girls, titled "Ojamajo Kids." These girls were selected via auditions.[19]

References

  1. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi episode 1". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/summary/1. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi episode 4". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/summary/4. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi episode 25". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/summary/25. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi episode 20". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/summary/20. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi episode 35". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/summary/35. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  6. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi episode 51". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/summary/51. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  7. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi # episode 1". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_s/episode/summary/2. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi # episode 22". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_s/episode/summary/22. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  9. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi # episode 31". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_s/episode/summary/31. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  10. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi # episode 49". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_s/episode/summary/49. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  11. ^ "Toei's summary of Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi episode 1". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_m/episode/summary/1. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  12. ^ "Toei's summary of Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi episode 3". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_m/episode/summary/3. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  13. ^ a b "Toei's summary of Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi episode 31". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_m/episode/summary/31. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  14. ^ "Toei's summary of Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi episode 50". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_m/episode/summary/50. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  15. ^ "Toei's summary of Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n! episode 1". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/episode/summary/1. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  16. ^ "Toei's list of Ojamajo Doremi episodes". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi/episode/list. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  17. ^ "Ojamajo Doremi (TV) - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=1190. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  18. ^ "4Kids Plans to Release Magical Doremi in 2005". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2004-11-11/4kids-plans-to-release-magical-doremi-in-2005. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  19. ^ "おジャ魔女キッズ (Ojamajo Kids)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  20. ^ "春風どれみ (Harukaze Doremi)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids/doremi.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  21. ^ "ハナちゃん (Hana-chan)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids/hana.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  22. ^ "藤原はづき (Fujiwara Hazuki)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids/haduki.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  23. ^ "妹尾あいこ (Senō Aiko)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids/aiko.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  24. ^ "瀬川おんぷ (Segawa Onpu)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids/onpu.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  25. ^ "飛鳥ももこ (Asuka Momoko)". Toei Animation. http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/doremi_D/kids/momoko.html. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 

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