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Panel: A History of Magical Girls - From Sally to Madoka

When anime fans think of magical girls, they likely go straight to Sailor Moon or Madoka Magica. Some may remember as far back as Minky Momo. But the history of magical girl anime and manga stretches all the way back to the 1960s, starting with Japan's love of a certain American sitcom.

This panel takes a look at the types of magical girl anime that exist, how they grew over the years, and the most influential series in the genre. With discussions about Sally the Witch, Himitsu no Akko-chan, Cutey Honey -- and yes Sailor Moon and Madoka Magica -- attendees will learn more about the background of one of the most popular genres in the anime world.

This panel is appropriate for all ages, though it is geared toward preteen and up.

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Time: 50 minutes (can be lengthened to 80 minutes)
Requirements: HDMI hook-up, projector, screen.

If you would like Kara to present this panel at your event, please contact kara@karadennison.com with more information, dates, and budget.

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter in Newport News, VA. She is a regular news writer for Crunchyroll, and has served as an editor and localization expert for anime and games Crunchyroll, Sekai Project, Discotek, and more. Her history at anime cons extends back to 2000, where she has worked as a panel presenter and staffer.