Magical Witch Punie-chan Anime (English)

November 12th, 2008

“Lyrical Tokarev, Kill them all!”

With this incantation, you know that Magical Witch Punie-chan is not your usual magical girl anime.

After the appearance of vegetables who come to life, sing and dance, begging to be made into curry and submission holds called “Princess arm lock” and “Princess guillotine choke sleeper,” you start to realize that there is nothing good and right with this anime. It’s all sorts of wrongness combined into one lovely little package of wtf.

This craptastic little story scratches almost all my itches. Except one. There’s no Yuri. I tried, too. I thought that maybe Punie and the gang leader Anego, might, possibly…but, no go. Anego goes off and falls in love with a guy in a very cute episode about a doomed romance. (There is, however, some serious “6 degrees of Yuri” in the choice of voice actors, which appeased me slightly. Not only are there a host of Marimite VAs, both Chikane and Himeko’s VAs appear in this anime.)

If you ever wanted your magical girls to lose the wand and drop someone with an choke hold, fight to death with their magical creature sidekick, animate vegetables that create their own tragic stories of heroism, and take down the evil punk girl gang that inhabits every average school with love and superior fighting skills, then you need to watch this.

Once again, my love and thanks to Media Blasters for making/allowing me watch this delightful piece of utter crap. You’ve made me so very, very happy. ^_^


Art – a surprising 7
Story – an amusing 7
Characters – a ridiculous 8
Yuri – a disappointing 0
Service – a remarkably low 2

Overall – a completely satisfying 7

God, this anime hurts, but it hurts so good.

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4 Responses

  1. neo_hrtgdv says:

    I watched this one a while ago and I’m glad it’s being done by media blasters, it is fun to watch and to show people who love magical girls and perfect-little-girl types of anime.

    the only Yuri vibes we get are, yes, the gang leader and Punie’s friend, in the ending one of the “heroic” images show Punie carrying this girl like a passed out princess.

    Also, I really like the pet’s “Paya” sound when he fights

  2. “Not only are there a host of Marimite VAs, both Chikane and Himeko’s VAs appear in this anime.”

    Ok! That’s a good enough reason for me to check it out!! Thanks for the great review!

  3. Emma says:

    I’m so glad you reviewed this; i’ve checked it out and it’s so wonderfully cracked I think i’m in love, lol. It’s like puni-puni poemy except less fanservicy and faaaaar less annoying, though the tradeoff is the lack of Yuri, which saddens me. Thank you! I’ll be Princess Earth Facelocking my friends for weeks. :D

  4. EllenRose says:

    Does it have the omake? They’re even more perverse than the episodes!

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