They're so adorable and fun, some stories are so heartwarming and some really made me cry a river no exaggerating. This anime is the light anime type; which is heartwarming and also somehow is like the mixture of funny and sad.
There are five seasons for Ojamajo Doremi. Four seasons have approx 50 episodes and one insert season have 13 episodes and I've finished watching all of them by today. I started watching this on around early February; so it takes me around 4 months to watch approx 220 episodes.
Despite of me being very busy, I still find time to watch an episode or two each day~ Probably it's one of the reason that still keeps me cheerful, happy and sane under this stressful pressure of university demands.
Ojamajo Doremi is an anime series about witches (majou) who are training magic as witch apprentices to become a real witch and their daily stories. There are some bigger plots like saving the witch world from curses, and also avoiding the curse to spread to human world; but the stories are mostly light (since the target audience is young girls I guess?) and so many comedies.
There are no big plot twist as it's intended to keep the story light and memorable. And I guess that's one of the reason I can watch these many episodes without getting so bored.
Also, unavoidable heartwarming stories that somehow make me goes, like, dropping tears out of nowhere. I mean, seriously? I cry because of Ojamajo Doremi?
Super super embarrassing! But I proudly admit that it's really sad--especially the very last episode of the last season (Episode 51 of Ojamajo Doremi Dokkan; review later)--that very manly tears are dropping.
I am not sure why the older I am, the more emotional I become? I don't know whether it's a nice thing or not?
Here is the overview of the characters before lots of talk about Ojamajo Doremi series:
First season! Ojamajo Doremi.
First season introduced Harukaze Doremi, a normal third grade student who wanted to confess her love to a sixth grader student Igarashi. But she kept failed, and while she was thinking about it, suddenly she saw a suspicious shop in front of her. She entered inside and saw a suspicious looking woman in coat, and based on her random knowledge about witches (she likes witch very much btw), then she said it out loud that the woman is a witch. Turned out she was a real witch and exposing her identity turned her into a magical frog!
Then through some talks, she then became witch apprentice--together with Fujiwara Hazuki and Senoo Aiko. They had to pass through witch apprentices exam to make them a real witch and turn the magical frog to her real self with their witch magic.
While learning magic as witch apprentices, they also helped the magical frog Majorika to sell magical goods to earn money. On this season, they're selling magical clays and charms that can grant wishes; only if it's used properly.
|First season henshin (transformation).|
And on this season, Segawa Onpu was their witch apprentice rival! Though in the end of this season, they became friends and saved each other from the 1,000 years of sleeping curse--because their identity was exposed.
A note I have been noticing: everytime they chant their spells; there is always a theme song for each season. And for each character--the song is played with their own instruments! Just like Doremi, her instrument is piano, so the spell theme song for her is played with piano. Hazuki's instrument is violin, so her spell theme song is played with violin and Aiko's spell theme song is harmonica. I find it is very interesting!
At the end of season, their identities are exposed because of their last final exam which was to fly around the city and helping humans. Because of that, Onpu helped everyone to manipulate humans' memories which caused her to be cursed to sleep for 1,000 years. Here, Doremi, Hazuki, Aiko and Pop tried to rescue Onpu but their crystal balls were shattered--though finally Onpu was saved. But without crystal balls, they were no longer witches. So they returned to the human world.
Second season! Ojamajo Doremi # (Sharp)
Too pity if this cute anime ended in one season, right? So there's this second season!
The queen of witch world arranged so that Doremi and friends would return to the witch world to return Majorika's hair dryer. But they then accidentally encountered a baby who were just born from the queen rose--Doremi then caught her and brought her to the palace and turned out she's a very special baby which would be nominated to be the next queen. So Doremi named her Hana-chan; and was encouraged to become her mama for a year.
The queen also helped to change the Mahou-do shop from charm shop and now become flower shop. They will help taking care of the shop and taking care of Hana-chan together. Their days are really fun!
Hana-chan has to take baby examination as well, and Doremi and friends have to learn to become Hana-chan's mamas and raise her very well. Though Hana-chan's a magical baby, but she's still a baby. She needed so many things to take care.
Because of that, the queen gifted Doremi and friends a new power of magic for them to raise Hana. I was like, yayyyy! *u* Their new witch apprentice outfits are very very nice! I like it very much!
|Second season transformation.|
On this story, we're introduced to wizards. The wizard world was in danger, so the king wanted to kidnap Hana-chan because he believed that Hana-chan will be able to save wizard world from extinction. So, to fight the powerful wizards, Doremi and friends are granted a new special, additional power for them to protect Hana-chan: Royal Patraine.
|Second season, second transformation--Royal Patraine.|
Don't you just love their--lovely outfits???? *O* I love it soooo much!
Also, they still have the same spells but new spell theme song and I like it so much! *u*
After several comedy fights with the wizards; they can finally rescue Hana-chan and made a good relationship with the wizard world. The queen even also helped to restore the wizard world so that it became much better than before.
But at the third fourth of this episode; we're introduced with the cursed forest--the forest which was created by the predecessor queen who hated human so much. Doremi and friends learned that the predecessor queen was hurt by human because she loved a human; but since she's a witch; and humans are humans, so they have this different lifespan. Even after hundreds of years, predecessor queen stayed the same even when she already had her grandchildren.
Predecessor queen was intimidated with Hana-chan's existence so she tried to kill Hana-chan. Hana-chan fell very ill, but Doremi and friends decided to enter the cursed forest to take a flower that can cure her--Love Supreme. Though the condition is that if they couldn't return alive; they will sleep for 1,000 years, but their love to Hana-chan was very big that they would overcome everything to save Hana-chan.
After fights with the predecessor queen's magic inside the forest; Doremi and friends were successful to take the Love Supreme flower to Hana-chan, but they couldn't avoid the 1,000 years of sleeping curse. Since Hana-chan regained consciousness and tried to say her first word: she called Doremi and friends name! And probably, heaven heard her voice calling her mamas and Doremi and friends woke up!
Such a touchingggg love story! ;____; *sobsobsobsob*
Third season! Motto! Ojamajo Doremi.
Here, the queen was talking to witch elderly to consider making Doremi and friends witches again because they have saved Hana-chan; and eased curse forest's appearance. Some elderly witches disagreed with her and they decided they will give Doremi and friends test to determine whether they were qualified to become witches or not. So on this season; the main theme is Sweet shop!
Doremi and friends were also introduced with a new witch apprentice--Asuka Momoko. She's a witch apprentice by Majo Monroe; a late patisserie witch whom Momoko really loved. So, five of them now stay together and take care of Mahou-do; which now has become Sweet shop.
|Third season first transformation.|
|First season second transformation.|
On this season, they have two outfits! Witch outfit and patisserie outfit. Soooo cuteeee don't you want them?!?!
On this season, Hana-chan has grown into a one-year old toddler and is veryyyy adorable!! She started to speak, walk and play. And also, she's very very naughty! Doremi and friends have to work hard to make her love vegetables, which I find it super cute.
Maybe this season is my favourite; because we get to know SO MANY witches! Aside from Majo Heart which was introduced on second season; here we met more witches--Majo Monroe, Majo Miller, Majo Saliban, Majo Vanilla, Majo Sloan, Majo Reed. Their names are so cool right >w<
Also we're introduced to the predecessor queen's name--Majo Tourbillon. I mean, her name is soooo nice to hear and so interesting! ^u^
Also, Hana-chan in this season is probably the CUTEST! Since she's much more expressive and can speak a bit. Idk why I find it so adorable. :"D
Here, Doremi and friends' tests to become a witch again is to make sweets for elderlies. Not a common sweet; but there will be many riddles for the sweet. Such as the sweet cream puff which tasted the same like London 1900s, the sweet of golds, the sweet that is not too sweet, and many more. I think for elementary students, they do surprisingly good in making sweets that it seemed surreal. HAHAHAHA. Nevertheless, this season may be my favourite!
Fourth season! Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!
On this season; Hana-chan overused her magic to become a 6th grader student just like Doremi and friends; so she broke her crystal ball and forced her to take witch apprentice examination just like Doremi and friends used to have. On this season, the story is more serious as it's Doremi and friends' final fight with the curse of predecessor queen--Majo Tourbillon to wake her up from her sad sleep, and return her happy memories that she had with humans so that she can wake up and lift the curses which bring troubles to witch, wizard and human world.
|Fourth season transformation.|
On this season, Hana-chan grew up and become Doremi's classmate. XD I actually am curious whether her classmates would be suspicious since she's also named Hana-chan and she looked pretty similar with the baby Hana-chan but luckily nobody is suspicious about her though her action sometimes were too childish for girl on her age (no wonder aaaa she's only two years old right? Hahaha).
She's very adorable. The cutest in my opinion!
Here, Mahou-do is now a craft and jewelries store but this time they also weave. They're working hard to discover predecessor queen's happy memories and they recreated them so the predecessor queen would be awake and may lift the curse which brings trouble to entire world.
This season, there are so many touching and sad stories (and me cannot hold it to sob a little bit in several episodes). And since Doremi and friends were in 6th grade and were graduating, so they separated with each other because all of them were going to the different middle school. And on the last episode (graduation episode); which is the separation of everyone; they were all crying hard and for some reasons, I also cried out loud during watching the last episode of Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!
I am not sure why, but, it was too happy and too sad at the same time.
Doremi and friends were asked whether they're going to be witch or not since they have saved the world from the curses, and when they thought about it through; then they decided to give up being a witch and they wanted to become a normal human. Because they have fulfilled what they want to do while they wanted to be a witch, without magic.
So, they're going to separate with Majorika, Hana-chan and the witch world.
And they're going to separate with everyone.
I am not sure why but that saddened me the most when they're separating with the witch world--because, that's what make them one right? I feel like I'm separating with my childhood dreams as well the moment I watched this episode. It's the way too, too touching.
OVA! Ojamajo Doremi Naisho♥
It's the side story of Ojamajo Doremi; happened in between Motto Ojamajo Doremi and Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n! Hana-chan is still a toddler and Mahou-do is still a Sweet shop. Here, there are 13 stories about everyone's secret. It's mainly simple comedy and touching stories--on the final episode; we're introduced with Fami-chan. I recognised her as Doremi's granddaughter in the future and she can do magic as well. *O*
I feel like wanting more stories about Fami-chan in the future!
Watching through 200+ episodes of Ojamajo Doremi, I didn't feel like watching that many episodes at all. I enjoyed watching through the whole series as they're clean, simply designed characters, adorable outfits, light stories, funny, touching, sad with quality. Their journey to rediscover what the predecessor queen (Majo Tourbillon) past is my favourite plot, following with the growth of Hana-chan, also with Doremi and Kotake's hate yet love relationship.
I really like seeing the growing stories for each character as each of them have their own side stories. It's also somewhat interesting to see each side of their stories as it's different from what stories which are shown on the main plot. It's very nice to watch.
My final score for Ojamajo Doremi series:
Story: ♥♥♥♥♥ // light, cute, funny, touching.
Character design: ♥♥♥♥ // clean art, some parts are a bit inconsistent.
Theme song: ♥♥♥♥ // perfectly set, all happy kiddy songs? But I love them!
Length: ♥♥♥♥♥ // didn't rush and is not too short.
But still, since this anime target is for elementary and middle school girls; I don't recommend this for adults. I just happened to start watching Ojamajo Doremi since I watched it in the past so I was thinking to watch everything now. And I managed to finish everything in round 4 months.
I'm now starting Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha--I am thinking it would be similar with Ojamajo Doremi; Magical girl? Okay, so I'll take my time watching this anime ;D
The first episode explained that she is 3rd grade as well but seeing her face and such, I'm thinking that she's much older than a 3rd grader o_O seriously she looks much more mature than an elementary kid--I'm too immersed in Ojamajo Doremi maybe? Hahaha.
I have this feeling that I will fangirl a lot @_@ omg!
Probably I'll finish Kuroshitsuji first since I've spent 4 months watching mahou shoujo (Majo? xD) and want to change genre for now. As when I've finished Kuroshitsuji I'll return to Nanoha. Yeahhhh~ There are still happiness in each of my super busy life *u*
Don't judge me for being this anime daisuki; it's no fun to go to cinema alone and there are so many movies I want to watch--so anime is my best option under this condition.
So, I should return to my daily life now. Saturday is full of work for me so ;__; ai ya, kind of tired haha.
Have a nice weekend for everyone!
Image source : here.
Lots of love ♥