Ojamajo Doremi

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Ojamajo Doremi
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Pretty Witch Doremi-chi!
Genre: Magical Girl
Slice of Life
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: Japan
Release Date: February 7, 1999 - January 26, 2003 (Television series)
June 26 - December 11, 2004 (OVA series)
Network(s): TV Asahi
TV Tokyo
SKY PerfecTV!
Created by: Izumi Todo
Distributed by: Toei Animation
SPE Visual Works (Seasons 1-2)
SME Visual Works (Seasons 3-4)
Aniplex (Season 5)
Starring: Chiemi Chiba
Tomoko Akiya
Yuki Matsuoka
Rumi Shishido
Nami Miyahara
Sawa Ishige
Ikue Ōtani
Seasons: 4 (+OVA)
Episodes: 201


Ojamajo Doremi (おジャ魔女どれみ, lit. "Bothersome Witch Doremi") is a Japanese magical girl anime television series created by Toei Animation. It focuses on a group of elementary school girls, led by Doremi Harukaze, who become witch apprentices. The series aired in Japan on TV Asahi between February 1999 and January 2003, spanning four seasons and 201 episodes, and was followed by an original video animation series released between June and December 2004.

Why It Rocks

  1. The concept of a Magical Girl and Slice Of Life in a magic shop is very well done and is interesting.
  2. It shows realism and mature themes even though there are little to no action scenes despite being a Magical Girl series such as a loss of a loved one.
  3. Unique art style that fits well with the characters and usual mood.
  4. The Japanese and Latin American Spanish acting is very well done.
  5. Likable characters and great development as they help others,learn what's right and wrong and knowing that the world will be difficult for them always.
  6. The 1st season ending shows that the protagonists will learn that things will get in their way and there's no way to avoid that and they must always find hope and try their best.
  7. It's a very well done deconstruction of both the Magical Girl and Slice Of Life genres.
  8. It teaches children that the world will be difficult for them and they must accept that there will be obstacles and fixing their mistakes in the past.
  9. Instead of using magic energy as a flow in the body. The items have ammunition like spheres to limit the amount of usages which is very interesting and a unexpected great idea.
  10. A lot of very humorous moments.

Trivia

  • The Latin Spanish Dub got cancelled while the original Japanese version was celebrating 20 years of Toei Animation.
  • The Ojamajo Doremi movie was originally supposed to release May 15, 2020 but was delayed due to production issues and the COVID-19 pandemic and would be released on November 13, 2020.

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