Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy

Japanese name: Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy
Japanese name: 魔法少女プリティーサミー
English name: Magical Girl Pretty Sammy; Magical Project S
Dates: October 4, 1996-March 28, 1997
Broadcast time: Friday, 18:30-19:00 (6:30-7:00)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: AIC (Anime International Company)
Production Company: Pioneer LDC, AIC
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Hiroki Hayashi (oav series)
Series Director: Katsuhito Akiyama
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Yosuke Kuroda (series composition), Hideyuki Kuraa (series composition), Taro Maki, Tohru Miura
Writer(s): Hideyuki Kurata, Yousuke Kuroda, Jiro Takayama, Michiko Yokote
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Atsushi Okuda
Animator(s): Hiroki Hayashi (supervisor), Atsushi Okuda (director)
Music: Yoshikazu Suo
Sound: Yasunori Honda (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Chisa Yokoyama (Sasami Kawai/Pretty Sammy/Tsunami), Etsuko Kozakura (Ryo-Oh-Ki), Rumi Kasaharo (Misao Amano/Pixy Misa), Kazuki Yao (Ginji Kawaii), Rie Iwatsubi (Honoko Kawaii), Yuko Mizutani (Mihoshi Mizutani), Yumi Amano (Kiyone Amayuri), Yuko Kobayashi (Washuu), Maya Okamoto (Ramia), Mufuyu Hiiraga (Rumiya)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, fantasy, magic, personality transformation, mahou shoujo, magical girl, elementary school, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (GNBA 5058, 5059 (sets))
United States: DVD (Pioneer 11903, 11904)
Note(s): This series is a spin-off of the popular Tenchi Muyo series. Pretty Sammy's first appearance was in a music video, then in one of the Tenchi Muyo oavs (as a fantasy character), and then in the Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy oav series.

This series has been remade as Sasami Mahou Shoujo Club (2006).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: June 6, 2009
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