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Old 2012-05-09, 20:47   Link #1
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Mahou Shonen: How would it work?

I have a question, how would a mahou Shonen anime work? I know how a Mahou Shoujo anime works (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), but how would a magical boy anime work?
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Old 2012-05-09, 20:49   Link #2
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Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (how a zombie boy transforms into a frilly pink costume).
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Old 2012-05-09, 20:54   Link #3
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For Mahou Shoujo you need to watch more than just Madoka.

For Mahou Shonen... uh... Dog Days?
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Old 2012-05-09, 20:55   Link #4
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Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (how a zombie boy transforms into a frilly pink costume).
nope, although that anime is for the shonen demographics but it doesn't exactly feature a manly character.

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For Mahou Shoujo you need to watch more than just Madoka.

For Mahou Shonen... uh... Dog Days?
I know sailor moon, and other pre madoka mahou shoujo anime.

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Old 2012-05-09, 20:58   Link #5
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It would be Nanoha Force. Wait, that's not a good example. Actually, it's not even good. Scratch!
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Old 2012-05-09, 21:03   Link #7
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nope, although that anime is for the shonen demographics but it doesn't exactly feature a manly character.
Mahou Shounen isn't exactly a manly profession either, it involves a whole lot of letting the girls do the heavy lifting while you sit in the corner... >.>

Anyway, for most Mahou Shoujo series, there's always that one guy; Syaoran from CCS, Ikuto from Shugo Chara, Chrono from Nanoha, that weird guy from Sailor Moon that-I-can't-remember-because-I-never-watched-it.

Just picture them in a leading role... Somehow...
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Mahou Shonen: How would it work?

Bring on a bishounen with awesome staff battling cute (hot) evil girls tryning to take over the world, and you'll find the best Mahou Shonen anime that both men and women would love to see.
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Old 2012-05-09, 21:03   Link #9
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Saint Seiya Omega perhaps?
Oh, yeah. I remember but there are few girl there right?
Adding more girls is better.. woah! Harem!
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Old 2012-05-09, 21:09   Link #11
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Bring on a bishounen with awesome staff battling cute (hot) evil girls tryning to take over the world, and you'll find the best Mahou Shonen anime that both men and women would love to see.
The only way this would work is with a Satire protagonist, because I can't see any guy having what it takes to do or say the things a regular mahou shoujo has to

Or inversely, you can have an evil protagonist dealing with cute (hot) good girls... Hmmm...
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The only way this would work is with a Satire protagonist, because I can't see any guy having what it takes to do or say the things a regular mahou shoujo has to

Or inversely, you can have an evil protagonist dealing with cute (hot) good girls...

Hmmm...
That is sooo good *
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Old 2012-05-09, 21:14   Link #13
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that weird guy from Sailor Moon
Tuxedo Mask? (Sailor Moon was part of the anime series broadcast here during my childhood, and is currently airing on the same channel in the present.)

I think the OP is talking about a serious, dark and gritty Mahou Shounen series, which is not a parody like Koreha Zombie Desuka.

The closest thing we have to that is KIBA.
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Tuxedo Mask? (Sailor Moon was part of the anime series broadcast here during my childhood, and is currently airing on the same channel in the present.)
I can't watched it my region.

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The closest thing we have to that is KIBA.
The only thing I can think of is Naruto because of the seals, skills, spell and summon they release against their enemies.
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That is sooo good *
ohmygodIknowright ?

But too bad it doesn't sound like something we can market to the mahou shoujo crowd...

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Tuxedo Mask? (Sailor Moon was part of the anime series broadcast here during my childhood, and is currently airing on the same channel in the present.)
That sounds about right.

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I think the OP is talking about a serious, dark and gritty Mahou Shounen series, which is not a parody like Koreha Zombie Desuka.

The closest thing we have to that is KIBA.
There's a number of shounen action series that are dark and gritty by default, all you'll be adding in is a transformation scene =_=

That's why a Mahou Shounen series have to be absolutely light hearted and Satire to throw the guy in a situation no man should find himself in
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Koreha Zombie Desuka is still a parody, though.

I'd like to have something that is playing the Mahou Shounen card straight.
Pretty Cure GAR Extreme, anyone?
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Old 2012-05-09, 21:31   Link #17
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Koreha Zombie Desuka is still a parody, though.
Agree... They don't even call them Mahou... >.>

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I'd like to have something that is playing the Mahou Shounen card straight.
Pretty Cure GAR Extreme, anyone?
I would, but I'm pretty sure fans of the series would riot

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Old 2012-05-09, 22:25   Link #18
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Rune Soldier Louie is a good one a goof that dosnt take his magic seriously maybe it like that for magic dudes
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Old 2012-05-09, 23:02   Link #20
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Tuxedo Mask? (Sailor Moon was part of the anime series broadcast here during my childhood, and is currently airing on the same channel in the present.)

I think the OP is talking about a serious, dark and gritty Mahou Shounen series, which is not a parody like Koreha Zombie Desuka.

The closest thing we have to that is KIBA.
Marcus, you are correct. Of course I would love to reconstruct the mahou shoujo/shonen series in terms of emotions (madoka).

I would think if a pairing of a mahou shoujo and a mahou shonen would be interesting....
I could guess a major plot point of it would be the beast inside the boys heart showing itself to protect the thing which he loves, and to allow the thing he loves to protect him back or something like that. Perhaps a better term the beast inside his heart being forcefully pulled out and the beast being turned into the source of his/her power.

I could imagine that anime would be quite a tragic one especially in terms of the Romance. Fate saying "They must be together" and Reality saying "no, they can never be". But I guess Fate always wins.
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