Magical Do Re Mi

Common Sense Media says

Magic and responsibility mingle in this cartoon.

Age(i)

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Girls try to help other people.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

"Kick butt" and "shut up" every once in a while.

Consumerism

Tie in to product worth watching for.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that these little girls are training to become witches. Some moral lessons about empathy and care-giving might rub off on kids, but some of the language can be a bit gruff ("Kick butt" and "shut up"). Younger kids may find the line between fantasy and reality blurred.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

In MAGICAL DO RE MI, three third-grade friends named Dorie, Reannie, and Mirabelle learn the ways of magic by casting spells and being mentored by their superiors. As Witchlings, the girls are required to pass eight stages of apprenticeship to become full fledged witches. They each have little fairy companions whom they must protect, which demands that they behave responsibly.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Young kids will love watching them dress in their special costumes, and may emulate how the girls fly through the air on their brooms. Generally, the adventures center around helping other kids, and some themes include lessons of respect and working hard to achieve goals. There's less fluff than other girl-oriented shows, but some exaggerated emotional reactions and language ("shut up") can be distracting.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about magic and magical powers. If kids could have any magic power in the world, what would it be, and why?

TV details

Network:Fox
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Friendship
TV rating:TV-Y

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Teen, 15 years old Written byleahcar June 8, 2014
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

The original is much better than the dub

Ojamajo Doremi is a long-running magical girl anime about primary school-aged girls training to be witches. They can use magic for their own benefit and in tests, but they also help others. It is cute without being sappy, amusing and sometimes quite emotional. The girls are great role models who each have realistic faults but hearts bursting with compassion. Sadly, 4Kids have ruined this anime by dumbing it down, cutting out scenes for no reason, and by changing the voices. Luckily they only managed to get their hands on the first series. There are actually four more. I watch the original Japanese version with English subs, and I recommend you do the same. Plus, you get to see more of the story.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent Written byojamajomary February 3, 2013
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Be underestimated classical

Why I said it was be underestimated? Cause USA just broadcast season 1 only! Season 1 just a little start, so the drama is not being so complex. But since season 2, a little baby would be the future Queen, Hana comes to the world, and Harkaze Doremi ( or Dorie Goodwyn) being her mother, everything is changed: told the great motherly love, more and more social problems from the tragic of Majo Tourbillon... Still let my heart hurts. After Ojamajo Na-i-sho (2004), I haven't watched a wonderful Majokko (cute witch, one of branch of magical girls) story anymore, until My Little Pony on 2010... Why the creators haven't make more heartwarming stories like this!?
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byHainesama123 October 28, 2012
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

How Cute!

This is one of the cutest shows in my opinion I like their Japanese voices a lot better than the English dubs The English dub should be only for preschoolers but the original Japanese version is much darker. The English dub edits and removes things. They even banned a episode called I want to meet the ghost. Anyways, good show.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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