Magical Emi, the Magic Star (魔法のスターマジカルエミ Mahō no Star Majikaru Emi?) is a magical girl anime series by Studio Pierrot. It was simultaneously released as a manga by Kiyoko Arai. The third magical girl series created by Studio Pierrot, Magical Emi also appears in three feature-length OVAs, as well as the Adesugata Mahou no Sannin Musume and Majokko Club Yoningumi A-kukan kara no Alien X OVAs.
Mai Kazuki has had it demonstrated her whole life that a magician can inspire immense euphoria within his audience with his extensively-refined and carefully-practiced prestidigitation —a lesson whose mastery is catalyzed in no small part by her mother Youko having made her debut under the tutelage of her parents Haruko and Yousuke Nakamori who lead the Magic Carat troupe. Unfortunately, the road to master magician is neither simple nor straightforward in fair weather, even for Mai's hero the legendary magician Emily Howell; in Mai's particular case, the clumsiness and immaturity endemic to a young child continue to be debilitating obstacles even if the victims take these flaws in stride and encourage Mai to work through them. A magic bracelet from the mirror fairy Topo endows unto Mai a henshin to the consummate teenage magician Magical Emi that catalyzes her professional development along with Magic Carat; still, Mai's greatest ambition is to refine herself into a master magician all by herself.
Troupe Magic Carat
- Yū Mizushima as Shou Yuuki
- Maya Okamoto as Yukiko Hirota
- Sukekiyo Kameyama as Akira Matsuo
- Kameyama Sukekiyo as Susumi Siozawa
- Naoki Tatsuta as Topo
- Aoki Nana as Youko Kazuki
- Rokuro Naya as Junichi Kazuki
- Yoko Obata as Mai Kazuki/Magical Emi
- Yūko Mita as Misaki Kazuki