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Magical Play (ONA)

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Alternative title:
Magical Witchland
Mahō Yūgi (Japanese)
Mahō Yūgi 2D (Japanese)
Mahō Yūgi Tobidasu!! Hanamaru Daibōken (Japanese)
魔法遊戯 飛び出す!! ハナマル大冒険 (Japanese)
Themes: magical girl
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Little Padudu is a girl trying to become a renowned magical warrior. Armed with nothing but her untested magic and a fish she uses for both clothing and food, she sets out on her quest. Traveling with her companions Pipin, Myumyu, and the mysterious Nonononn, Padudu competes with the others to collect flower marks to achieve her goal and become famous while avoiding the forces of evil Queen Purilun.
User Ratings: 142 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Excellent: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:3, raw:1)
 Very good: 25 votes (dub:15, sub:10)
 Good: 33 votes (sub:16, dub:16, ?:1)
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:18, dub:9, raw:1)
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:2)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:3, dub:2, ?:1)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 290 users, rank: #2996 (of 9211)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.190 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.2795, rank: #6368 (of 9303)
Weighted mean: 6.143 (Decent), rank: #6442 (of 9303) (seen all: 6.45 / seen some: 5.25 / won't finish: 2.61)
Bayesian estimate: 6.263 (Decent+), rank: #5622 (of 6985)
Number of episodes: 22
Episode titles: We have 27
Vintage: 2001-10-19 to 2002 (Webcast)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Pa-Pa-Du-Wa" by Ai Tokunaga
Ending Theme:
"Again Tomorrow" by Ai Tokunaga
Original Web Anime produced by AIC. Ran on maho-yugi.lycos.co.jp until early 2002. Then aired on TV on Kids Station.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Magical Play - The Complete Collection (DVD) 2004-06-29 (from $36.01)
    Magical Play - Complete Collection (DVD) 2013-12-03 (from $7.46)
    Magical Play / Cosplay Complex [Double Pack] (DVD) delayed/cancelled (from $26.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroki Hayashi
Hiroshi Ohnogi (20 episodes
eps 1-15, 16.5, 17, 19-20, 21.5

Kinuko Kuwahata (eps 16, 18, 21)
Character Design: Kiyohiko Azuma
Animation Director: Mitsuru Obunai (ep 12)
Cgi Director: Mitsutaka Iguchi
Atsushi Moriyama (King Record)
Masafumi Fukui (Imagica)
Satoru Yoshida
Tatsuo Shimamura (Imagica)

2D Script Writer: Hiroshi Ohnogi
3D Script Writer: Hideyuki Kurata
Key Animation: Mitsuru Obunai (4 episodes
eps 1, 12, 16, 19

Ai Tokunaga as Padudu
Kazusa Murai as MyuMyu
Ryouka Shima as Pipin

Nanae Katou as Mustard
Ryoko Nagata as Ketchup
Tomo Saeki as Nonononn
Yuko Minaguchi as Purilun
Yumiko Kobayashi as Zucchini

Fumihiko Tachiki as
Mr. Commentator
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC
In-Between Animation: Buyuu (eps 5-6)
English staff
English cast
Director: Robert S. Fisher
Translation: Miyuki Fukuma
ADR Script: Mike D'Alonzo
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi (Sentai re-release)
John Ledford
Mark Williams
David Del Rio (Sentai re-release)
John Ledford (Sentai re-release)
Robert S. Fisher

Greg Ayres (ep 4)
Kira Vincent-Davis (ep 4)
Tiffany Grant (ep 4)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Authoring: Nick Lee (Sentai re-release)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Menu Design:
J. Michael Stovall
Larry Koteff (Sentai re-release)
Patrick Givens
DVD Producer: Andrew Kent
Graphic Design: J. Michael Stovall
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (Sentai re-release)
Mixing: Paul Killam
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai re-release)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (Sentai re-release)
Recording engineer: Robert S. Fisher
Senior Translator: Shoko Oono
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Subtitle Script: Joshua Carvalho
Subtitle Timing: Joshua Carvalho
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Disc Production: Seraphim Digital (Sentai re-release)
Distributor: ADV Films (UK)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Sentai Filmworks
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Facility: Monster Island

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