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Operation: Vivid Review!

I’m a fan of the magical girl genre.  Most people are, and those that probably aren’t do at least like one series that fits the bill (Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Nanoha, etc.).  Typically there tends to be a series of minimal “requirements,” or tropes if you will, that will cause people to recognize an anime as befitting of the magical girl genre.  These include elaborate transformation sequences for getting the girls into their outfits, some magical artifact/item, a cute talking mascot character, and some unknown enemy/force that needs to be defeated by the power of love and/or friendship.  So let’s take a look at the current magical girl show of the season, Vividred Operation, and see if it already fits the bill. Continue reading →