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When I was about 8 or 9, I really liked this show. I thought it was a cool idea and i liked the girls. But now that I'm older, I've grown out of this show. Now I think it's awful. I feel bad about saying that to a show I used to like but let's face it; this show is not the best Magical Girl show. I love Magical Girl, which includes CardCaptor Sakura, Tokyo Mew Mew and W.I.T.C.H. but Winx Club just isn't the best Magical Girl. Come on, W.I.T.C.H. can do so much better. I wouldn't say this show is ripping off any other Magical Girl but just not the best Magical Girl. It didn't even last long on Craptoon Network... er... I mean Cartoon Network.
So, the show is about a bunch of anorexic chicks (or skinny chicks)known as fairies who study at some magical school. Bloom was from another world, Domino or something, with the Dragon Fire but was sent to Earth or something and learns about her past later on in the series.
Okay, let's talk about the characters and their powers. Bloom, like I said before, is from another world with the Dragon Fire. I thought the Dragon Fire was pretty cool. Stella is the big mouth of the girls with some typical blonde character, like, you know, "OMG!"with sun/fire powers. Flora is a plant lover with plant powers. Tecna is some nerd I believe with technology powers. Okay, WTF? This is a Magical Girl and you're giving her technology powers? That just doesn't work. And then there's Musa, the chick who loves music with an annoying voice with music powers which is an okay power. Then there's Layla who I'm not sure what powers she had. The girls looked so freakin' skinny with some pretty poor designs. Their outfits were also really dumb too, like tight-ass skirts. Come on, W.I.T.C.H. had better outfits. The boy characters also looked really bad, like big torsos and skinny legs.
Villains. The villains were horrible. The Witches aren't even considered as villains. They're just f*cken bullies. I did like them as a kid but just not now. They would just go and pick on the girls, using their powers like as if they were physically abusing the girls. I did like Lord Darker's evil plot; he wanted to enter this other dimension or something and had to gather these three objects or something and then had to use the Dragon Shadow but also needed the power of the Dragon Fire so he turned Bloom evil so he could use the power of the Dragon Fire. I thought that was actually pretty cool.
Okay, music. I liked the opening song as a kid. Now if I was to listen to it now, I'd think it would be bad. It did have good lyrics, I'll say that.
Designs and animation. Now just thinking about it, it's bad. I remember watching it back in '06 and my brother was like, "This has such bad animation!" Really, I agree with him. I got around to watching it in '07 early in the mornings when I didn't sleep in and I was like, "Oh, my god, this has such bad animation." There's parts where buildings are CGI which makes it look terrible. The backgrounds are horrible too and pretty much all the characters look weird. The lip-syncing is off too; the characters mouths don't match up to what they're saying most of the time if I remember correctly.
Okay, the thing that does bother me about the show. They are once again stereotying f*cken teenage girls, like, all f*cken girls love shopping and guys and get whiny if something happens to their hair. And they sometimes do that whole, "OMG!" thing like f*ck. That's the thing I really hate in these shows. You don't do it so much in Japanese Magical Girl but they always have to do it in these shows that come from America or Europe, for example, in Trollz.
So, overall, I do not like this show anymore. I don't hate it but I just don't like it anymore. Even Sailor Moon can do so much better than this, same goes with W.I.T.C.H. I liked Totally Spies as a kid and I thought that show did better than this!I bet my friend at school who likes really girl things like pixies and fairies will still like this show. I just prefered this show more as a kid in primary school.
Want my advice to watch an awesome Magical Girl? Watch stuff like Tokyo Mew Mew and Sailor Moon. Just don't watch this. Any Magical Girl show beats this.
Again, I do not hate this show.