Cute Witch —where magic is mundane to the character. Magic Idol Singer —who initially uses her powers for her own benefit.
Magical Girl Warrior —mostly in a superheroine role fighting evil. Magical Girl Warriors arguably have the widest demographic appeal, and in the West are often synonymous with the idea of a Magical Girl.
History of the Genre It may come as a surprise to learn that the entire Magical Girl genre is descended, effectively, from the American live-action Magical Girlfriend sitcom Bewitched. While two series claim the role of "first magical girl anime"—Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Mahotsukai Sally Sally the Witchand Fujio Akatsuka's Himitsu No Akkochan broadcastbut its manga predates Mahotsukai Sally —the creators of both credit Bewitched as a primary inspiration for their work.
Yokoyama explicitly adapted its concept for a younger audience, while Akatsuka merely says he was "inspired" by it. Another important early Magical Girl show was Majokko Meg-chan in This was the first show to be marketed to boys as well as girlsand featured a number of developments—it was the first Magical Girl show to This was the first instance of a magical girl team.
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The Magical Girl Warrior subgenre, despite being the most well-known style of Magical Girl show in the west, didn't hit until Sailor Moon in unless you count Cutey Honeywhich wasn't aimed at girls but had a lot of influence on it, or Devil Hunter Yohkowhich wasn't aimed at girls either.
This was essentially a combination of the earlier style shows with the Super Hero genre, particularly the Super Sentai formula. Sailor Moon was a huge hit, and, naturally, other shows were made in the same style.
The wave of shows inspired by Sailor Moon eventually subsided, but new sub-genres spawned soon in its wake. As of present, most magical girl shows can be loosely organized into three broad categories. It aired in the U. Contents [ show ] Overview IQ tests results cause Farkle to question who he really is and where he belongs.
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Later, another student teaches him a lesson in compassion. Plot While Cory talks to his class about how people and atoms are unique, Ms. Oben, the school guidance counselor, arrives with test and aptitude results for the class. She tells Farkle what he already knows, that he's a genius, but then says the school will want to run some more specific tests on him.
Depending on the new test results, another more specialized school might reach out to Farkle. As his friends eavesdrop from outside the classroom, Farkle insists he would never leave his friends behind.
That evening at Topanga'sStuart Minkus and his wife Jennifer throw a party for Farkle to celebrate his now-official status as a genius. Smackle crashes the party to congratulate Farkle and to suggest that he consider transferring to Einstein Academy where his talents could be better nurtured.
The next day at school, Cory tells the class that the results from the IQ and aptitude tests don't define a person, and that they should not put themselves into categories, but instead focus on what they put into the world.
Oben comes in again and asks to talk with Farkle alone; Farkle leaves somewhat nervously, and the others in the class begin to look concerned. Later at the Matthews' home, Farkle announces to everyone that the school is running more specialized tests on him to see whether or not he has autism, particularly Asperger's Syndrome, which Farkle believes he may have, though the others think Farkle's behavior is simply Farkle being himself.
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Jennifer and Stuart explain that Farkle's only concern was that his friends were all a part of what's going on; Cory notes that Farkle's loyalty to his friends is what he sees in his classroom every day. Farkle fears that his genius may come with a high price. Despite Riley and Maya's protesting, Farkle is convinced he has all of these symptoms and asks them to promise that they'll never let him not understand love. Meanwhile, Stuart and Jennifer are talking with Cory and Topanga in the living room bay window; Jennifer explains that she used to be fearless, but now that she's a mother she lives in constant fear that something could happen to Farkle.
Cory and Topanga offer their support to Stuart and Jennifer and reassure them that they'll get through this. At Topanga's bakery, Farkle asks if they would mind if he transferred to Einstein academy; they say they would, but it wouldn't change their friendship.
Smackle shows up and, revealing that Farkle took a tour of Einstein Academy, has him try on one of her school's green uniform blazers; she admits to finding Farkle even more attractive in the blazer calling him a 'hunk' and suggests they get a table outside alone, clumsily flirting with him on the way out the door.
He reiterates that he's loyal to them, but the girls remind him that he wanted them to help him to continue to understand love and that being a genius he should find out some things on his own, so he follows Smackle outside. The two young geniuses get closer. The two are awkwardly quiet at first, but then Farkle opens up about what's going on with him; when he explains to her that he may have Asperger's, Smackle seems intrigued.