Lights, Sparkles, Action!: An Introduction to Magical-Girl Transformations

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It would be no exaggeration to say that the transformation sequence is one of the staple features of just about any magical-girl show out there. Indeed, thanks to classics like Sailor Moon, transformation sequences have become so rife within anime that even parodies of the trope have become commonplace. But what specifically does a transformation sequence signify, and what makes it such an integral part of magical-girl titles? Continue reading “Lights, Sparkles, Action!: An Introduction to Magical-Girl Transformations”