All Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan released episodes
A. Dr. K-Ko has devised traps that ends up trapping Pachira, Liru, and Aiko. Thus, Uma ends up coming to the rescue. B. Upon learning about mail, Uma tries to build a mailbox so that the girls can receive mail.
A. Following an incident at the prehistoric mammal section of the museum, Liru discovers love when she meets a man named Ryo who turns out to be another werewolf. B. While watching TV, Uma learns about home shopping when she sees an Electric Trainer (a type of fitness belt) on TV. Soon, the other girls get interested until they learn that home shopping includes having to pay for the stuff.
A. When encountering a cute guy outside of a Blood Donation Bus, Pachira ends up donating some of her blood and ends up weak. B. While in a movie theatre, the girls discuss their dream boyfriend.
A. During the rainy season, Aiko's systems are dirty. With Liru occupied with the rain, Uma and Pachira try to clean Aiko's systems. B. A heat wave has struck the city and the girls learn that Tanabata occurs on the 7th of July while deciding what wish should be granted by it.
A. When a typhoon ruins their day at the beach, the girls try to improvise at the nearest hotel. B. Following an accident with their floats, the girls are saved from drowning by Lulu, the princess of the merfolk.
A. Uma suddenly ends up in different parts of Hell. B. Uma ends up performing magic tricks in the park to entertain people.
A. Liru prepares for the viewing of the Full Moon. B. In this Super Robot-type segment, Uma, Pachira, Liru, and Keimie act out as Magical 5 to save Aiko and their fuel company from a giant Mecha-Hongo robot created by Dr. K-Ko.
A. People are being attacked by a vampire and Liru suspects Pachira for the attacks. Pachira suspects that someone else is behind these attacks. B. Aiko orders Happy Chalk which can bring anything that's drawn to life. Since it can only work for a witch, Uma uses it to draw various things including drawing up a galactic train to take them to the Andromeda Galaxy.
A. While out getting Ishiyakiimo (yams baked on hot stones), Liru ends up saving a guy from being beaten up. She then ends up in the excitement that turns her into her werewolf form. When Aiko invites him to their house, Liru doesn't want to be seen in her current form. B. The girls prepare for Christmas ranging from Aiko making a metal stocking and the girls solving their chimney problem.
A. The girls hit the slopes and learn how to ski. When they fail to make a reservation at one of the lodges, they end up staying with some snow people. B. The girls find a hot spring and end up encountering women who turn out to be Tanukis that end up stealing their clothes.
**** **Story:** Four princesses from the Netherworld go to the human world and try to take over... or something. Witch Ume, android Aiko, vampire Pachira, and wolf Liru all decide to try and live and prosper their 'normal' lives there as well as learning new things about the new place. Meanwhile the evil Dr. K-ko tries to capture the monsters in the hopes of taking over the world... or something. Never really puts any mention into that part nor is it any menacing or crucial ot the plotline, but it's there I suppose. **Sound:** The OP looks cool, it's got a great music opener, the images are out there, and it's also a big tease cause nothing in the opening happens in the show. Kind of funny though :P The ED however sucks and the images in there are lame to boot. **Animation:** Animation is fluid for an old anime like this one, art looks nice for the main characters (everyone else looks like crap), and the voices aren't too bad either (with the exception of Ume, she sounds like she's been sucking on so much helium). **** **Characters:** Liru is a pretty decent character, always having fun even in the most dire of situations, and is outgoing and spunky. Though she can be a little too selfish at times but considering the other girls, I didn't mind it as much. Aiko is also a good character, always kind, trying to get things done and keeping things in check, and has some pretty funny lines, I think she's the best character in the show by far. Problem is that every character in this (aside from Aiko and Liru) is unlikeable. Ume is annoying and is so ego-tistical that it's kind of satisfying to see her magic fail >\:) Pachira is no better as she is not only full of ego, but brags, nags, and wants to look pretty/cool when in reality she's whiny and obnoxious (sorry if that's misspelled). K-ko has no purpose in the story despite being the antagonist. She was *essentially* a threat in the first episode but she lost pretty stupidly and it's never mentioned or brought up again. **(Big Lipped Alligator Moment Much?)** Everyone else had no presence or impact so they are not worth mentioning. **Enjoyment:** While some episodes are very entertaining to watch (like the one where the girls have a contest to see who can speak the most English to Ume surviving hell) some are a bit painful to sit through cause they're either boring, stupid, or too mean spirited. The humor is a mixed bag as well as the episodes, some are entertaining and funny, while others are painful and stupid. It's kind of hard to tell which one is which until you watch to be honest and by that time its already too late (the last one is especially painful to watch but it does have a really nice ending there so I guess that's something). Other problem is that... sometimes the endings to an episode aren't good and it kind of feels shallow, though that is just a minor complaint and nitpick in my part as sometimes they do deserve it and I laugh at their misery (I'm a terrible person I know) >\:P Also there's fan service. Just want you to know that. You know in case it bothers you about it. It didn't distract me as much but others may... *disagree* on that one so, yeah. **Overall:** This show is alright, nothing too great but nothing too awful in it either (ok maybe there was but it wasn't really all that bad). If you want to see a parody of magical and fantasy-like animes then I say try this and see if its up your alley. **Pros:** Aiko and Liru are good characters, art and animation on the main characters look good too, the OP kicks ass, the story is also a pretty good one, though it could have been executed better. **Cons:** Side characters are terrible, the ED is bad, voice work is really bad, some episodes are god awful and mean spirited, and fanservice is everywhere in this one. Thanks for looking at my 17th review~