6 Anime Like Mahou Shoujo Ore [Recommendations]

If you thought lately, that the magical girl genre was becoming a bit too conventional, don't worry! Mahou Shoujo Ore is here to show you a non-conventional version of magical girl genre, and make you crack up. Mahou Shoujo Ore revolves around a 15-year-old girl – Saki Uno – who is a newbie in the world of the idols and is in love with her brother's friend. One unlucky day, she happens to run into a yakuza guy, only to discover the truth about her mother: she was a magical girl. It's only when her love interest gets kidnapped, that Saki decides to become a magical girl. The thing is, it means to turn into a hottie in magical girl clothes, and if things could get even worse, her love interest falls for her male version!

Born as a two-volume manga by Icchokusen Moukon in 2012, adapted into an anime for the current season, Mahou Shoujo Ore is bound to amuse the viewers with a huge amount of comedy, and it's meant as a kind parody for magical girl genre. As we are sure you crave to know other similar shows, stick with us until the end to discover them with us!

Similar Anime to Mahou Shoujo Ore / Similar Anime to Magical Girl Ore

1. Kämpfer

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2009 – December 2009

Natsuru Senou is a second-year student of Seitetsu Gakuin High. One day, he wakes up, and he realizes he's been turned into a girl, then Harakiri Tora – a stuffed tiger – appears before his eyes and declares that he's now a psychic fighter Kampfer, and he has to fight against other Kampfers in a female form. How will Natsuru deal with his new body, and brand-new life as a fighter?

As you can see by these premises, Kampfer and Mahou Shoujo Ore share a lot. Both protagonists are normal high school kids, who receive magical powers by a mascot, and change gender while transforming. Moreover, the crush of both protagonists falls in love with the protagonist's magical version – ironically enough. Both Kampfer and Mahou Shoujo Ore are a parody of the magical girl genre, so expect comedy and very absurd situations. If you wish to watch something similar to Mahou Shoujo Ore, but with a male protagonist, Kampfer is what you're looking for!

2. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE! (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2015 – March 2015

Why would we prefer magical girls, when we can have magical boys? Meet the Cute High Earth Defense Club, of Binan High School: five boys who just hang out, eat, or play video games. One day, a pink wombat appears in front of these five boys, and gives them magical powers, forcing them to become Battle Lovers, and the real Earth Defense Club. Yumoto and his friends must become fighters and fight evil with a bunch of love!

Binan Koukou and Mahou Shoujo Ore are both parody, comedy shows, involving magical boys. Although in Mahou Shoujo Ore there's a gender-bending element, both these shows keep the main concept of magical boys fighting against evil, in cute uniforms. If you are enjoying the lighthearted atmospheres, and good vibes of Mahou Shoujo Ore so far, we can guarantee that Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boubeibu LOVE! will amuse you all the same!

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! Trailer

3. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. (Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2014 – December 2014

Souji Mitsuka is a high school boy with a passion for twin tails, so much so that he goes to the extent of creating a club dedicated to his beloved hairstyle. One unlucky day, monsters from outer space attack Earth, claiming all the twin tails for themselves. A girl from another world, Twoearle, pushes Souji to fight the enemy with his own twin tails: that's how Souji becomes Tail Red, a twin-tailed warrior.

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu and Mahou Shoujo Ore are both parody anime that see the funny side of magical girl genre. In both the main theme of the gender-bending is the cornerstone of the entire show. We have Souji starting from his love towards twin tails – which is already funny enough, being Souji a boy – to becoming a cute twin-tailed magical girl. Exactly like Saki, who turns to a handsome boy, in magical girls' clothes. Both our protagonists have to fight against unlikely enemies, but that's the funny side of both these series!

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu PV

Any Anime Like Magical Girl Ore / Any Anime Like Mahou Shoujo Ore ?

4. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Is This a Zombie?)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2011 – March 2011

Ayumu Aikawa is a bit unlucky. One night, walking back from the convenience store, he gets killed by a serial killer. Eucliwood Hellscythe is a necromancer and decides to bring Ayumu back to life. When Ayumu is back to life, though, he has turned to a zombie. If things couldn’t get worse, he accidentally steals Haruna's magical uniform and her power. Now a zombie and a magical girl, Ayumu Aikawa will have to fight against the Megalos in place of Haruna!

As you can imagine by the premises, the pattern is similar for both Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?, and Mahou Shoujo Ore. In both these shows a strange turn of events lead both our protagonists to become magical girls/boys in order to fight against the evil and have their previous lives back. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? wields an ecchi trait that is absent in Mahou Shoujo Ore, but both these shows are clearly comical parodies of the magical girl genre!

Kore wa Zombie Desuka? Official Trailer

5. Seto no Hanayome (My Bride is a Mermaid)

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: April 2007 – October 2007

Nagasumi Michishio's summer vacations are about to end in the worst possible way: he ends up almost drowning in the sea, but is saved by a beautiful mermaid – Seto Sun. If this wasn't enough, turns out that Sun belongs to a yakuza mermaid family, and their law is that if a human sees a mermaid, he or the mermaid must die. In order to avoid death, the two of them must marry. Nagasumi has to save his and Sun's lives, so he asks her hand in marriage... and that's how his new life begins!

If the premises made you think that Seto no Hanayome and Mahou Shoujo Ore don't share anything, we'll prove you wrong. Both these series are parody of shoujo tropes, so we have two comedies which are very hilarious, and lighthearted. What's more, in both of them it's the yakuza which leads our protagonists to change their lives. Then, in both there are love triangles, yuri and BL hints, a cute girl proving to be stronger than manly men. Trust us, if you're enjoying Mahou Shoujo Ore, you'll enjoy Seto no Hanayome, too!

My Bride is Mermaid Trailer

6. Poputepipikku (Pop Team Epic)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2018 – March 2018

Surreal hilarity is the keyword for Poputepipikku. This show revolves around two 14-year-old girls: the hot-headed Popuko, and the unfazed Pipimi. Both of them face bizarre and absurd situations, and respond in the exact absurd way, or otherwise they act excessively. Poputepipikku is overly appreciated thanks to the frequent parody of pop culture, mixed up with surrealism.

Poputepipikku and Mahou Shoujo Ore are both parody anime, with a lot of comedy able to make the viewers crack up. While Mahou Shoujo Ore focuses on the parody of magical girl genre, Poputepipikku involves all genres masterly. All in all, both these shows have one purpose, and that's to amuse the viewers, laughing at the genres they love. Poputepipikku and Mahou Shoujo Ore share this main concept, and that's why you'll enjoy both!

Pop Team Epic – Opening Theme

Final Thoughts

With Poputepipikku our list came to end. We tried to put in it all those shows involving some parody traits, or magical girls in non-conventional backgrounds. What all these six anime share with Mahou Shoujo Ore, though, is the comedy part able to entertain the viewers. We really like a lighthearted show like this, and we are sure you do, too. Actually, we think another good fit for this list would have been Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara, but sadly we could choose only six, so if you get the chance, give Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara a shot, too. And now, please, let us know what other shows you think could have fit for this list in the comments below! See you next time!

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