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SALLY THE WITCH (魔法使いサリー, Mahōtsukai Sarī) also known as SUNNY THE WITCH is one of the popular anime magical girls of what eventually become a genre in Japan
Japan
. Due to its characteristics, may be considered the first shōjo anime as well; while titles such as Himitsu no Akko-chan predate Sally in manga form, the Sally anime predates Himitsu no Akko-chan 's, which came out in 1969.

CONTENTS

* 1 Story

* 1.1 Characters

* 2 Release

* 2.1 Episode list

* 3 History and legacy * 4 Other media * 5 In popular culture * 6 References * 7 External links

STORY

Sally is the witch princess of the Magic Kingdom who longs to visit the mortal realm, presumably to make friends her own age. One day, by mistake, Sally teleports to the "mid world" (Earth), where she uses her magic to fend off a couple of burglars menacing two schoolgirls. Immediately befriended by her new acquaintances — tomboyish Yoshiko Hanamura (known affectionately as "Yotchan") and girly Sumire Kasugano — Sally decides to stay on Earth indefinitely, leading to mischief. As with Samantha Stevens in Bewitched , Sally tries to keep her supernatural abilities secret, assuming the role of a human child.

In the final episode, Sally's grandma informs her she must return to the Magic Kingdom. Before leaving, Sally tries to tell her friends about her origins, but no one will believe her. Then her elementary school catches on fire, and Sally uses her magic to put it out. Her powers thus exposed, Sally's time to leave has finally come. She waves farewell to her friends, and returns to the Magic Kingdom.

Being so popular in Japan, mostly the same way as classic Hanna-Barbera
Hanna-Barbera
characters are in America
America
, a second series was produced 20 years later. The second series continues a few years after the original ending, and finishes with the Original video animation Sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal, in which, at the end, Sally finally becomes the ruler Queen of the Magic Kingdom, but worries about leaving her friends behind.

CHARACTERS

Names are in Western order, with the family name after the given name.

* SALLY YUMENO (夢野サリー, Yumeno Sarī) (Voiced by: Michiko Hirai) The main character of the series. Sally is the daughter of the King, and therefore princess of the Magic Kingdom. Yumeno means "dream field" but is a homophone to "of a dream" in Japanese; her full name, spoken in the Japanese name order, sounds similar to "Sally of dreams". * YOSHIKO HANAMURA (花村よし子, Hanamura Yoshiko) (Voiced by: Midori Kato ) One of Sally's best friends in the mortal realm. Yoshiko is a tomboy. Sally usually refers to her as "Yotchan." * SUMIRE KASUGANO (春日野すみれ, Kasugano Sumire) (Voiced by: Mariko Mukai (1st) Nana Yamaguchi (2nd)) Another of Sally's human friends, she has a girly personality in contrast to Yoshiko. * KABU (カブ) (Voiced by: Sachiko Chijimatsu ) Sally's magical, shape-changing assistant. Assuming the form of a five-year-old boy, Kabu poses as Sally's younger brother. * THE HANAMURA TRIPLETS: TONKICHI (花村トン吉, HANAMURA TONKICHI), CHINPEI (花村チン平, HANAMURA CHINPEI), AND KANTA (花村カン太, HANAMURA KANTA) (Voiced by: Masako Nozawa ) Yoshiko's kid brothers. Incorrigible boys adept at landing themselves in trouble. * PORON (ポロン) (Voiced by: Fuyumi Shiraishi ) A little witch girl who appears in the later part of series. Saucy, selfish and rather lovable, she frequently casts spells she can't reverse, such as shrinking herself down to mouse-size, then being unable to "grow up." * DAIMAō (大魔王, Great Magical King) (Voiced by: Kosei Tomita ) Sally's grandfather. An original character to the anime. * SALLY\'S DAD (サリーのパパ, Sarī no Papa) the ruler of the Magic Kingdom. A pompous blowhard who dislikes humanity on principle, he nonetheless has a good heart where his daughter is concerned (a quality shared with Endora from Bewitched.) * SALLY\'S MOM (サリーのママ, Sarī no Mama) (Voiced by: Mariko Mukai (1st) Nana Yamaguchi (2nd)) Queen of the Magic Kingdom. She's friendly, modest, a dutiful wife and a devoted mother, holding firmly the head the King. She appears to be always knitting. Her name was CIMA (シーマ, Shima) in the original manga.

RELEASE

The first 17 episodes of the original 1960s TV series were filmed in black and white, and the remainder of the series was filmed in color, making it one of the earliest color anime. Black-and-white and color versions exist of the opening animation sequence.

A movie/TV special was made called Sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal, which was the finale to the second series.

EPISODE LIST

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# TITLE ORIGINAL AIR DATE

1 "Here Comes the Cute Witch" "Kawaī Majo ga Yattekita" (かわいい魔女がやってきた) December 5, 1966

2 "Sally's Caretaker" "Sarī no Orusuban" (サリーのお留守番) December 12, 1966

3 "Here Comes Santa Claus" "Santakurōsu ga Yattekita" (サンタクロースがやってきた) December 19, 1966

4 "The Superb Academy" "Suteki na Gakuen" (すてきな学園) December 26, 1966

5 "The Kidnapping Group is a Great Excitement" "Yūkaidan wa Ōawate" (誘拐団は大あわて) January 2, 1967

6 "The Ultra Grandmother" "Urutora Bāsan" (ウルトラ婆さん) January 9, 1967

7 "Good Morning, Mr. Burgular" "Konnichiwa Dorobō-san" (こんにちは泥棒さん) January 16, 1967

8 "The Magical Picnic" "Mahō no Pikunikku" (魔法のピクニック) January 23, 1967

9 "Papa Is a Temperamental Person" "Papa wa Otenkiya" (パパはお天気や) January 30, 1967

10 "Dreaming to Tomorrow" "Ashita ni Yume o" (あしたに夢を) February 6, 1967

11 "Where Have Your Tears Gone?" "Namida-kun wa Doko ni iru" (涙くんはどこにいる) February 13, 1967

12 "Prince of the Alley" "Yokochō no Ōji-sama" (横丁の王子様) February 20, 1967

13 "A Malicious Test" "Ijiwaru Tesuto" (いじわるテスト) February 27, 1967

14 "The Dream and the Specter" "Yume to Rūrei" (夢と幽霊) March 6, 1967

15 "Number 0 Magical Subway" "Mahō no Chikatesu Zero Gōsen" (魔法の地下鉄0号線) March 13, 1967

16 "The Troublesome Freeloader" "Yakkai na Isōrō" (やっかいな居候) March 20, 1967

17 "Sally and the Princess" "Sarī to Ōjo" (サリーと王女) March 27, 1967

18 "Papa is a Fake" "Papa wa Nisemono" (パパはにせもの) April 3, 1967

19 "The Tomboy Drives" "Otenba Doraibu" (おてんばドライブ) April 10, 1967

20 "Sunday's Gift" "Nichiyōbi no Okurimono" (日曜日のおくりもの) April 17, 1967

21 "I Love my Mama" "Daisuki Mama" (大好きママ) April 24, 1967

22 "The Cute Poppies" "Kawaī Popī" (かわいいポピー) May 1, 1967

23 "Bow-wow Rebellion" "Wanwan Sōdō" (わんわん騒動) May 8, 1967

24 "The Mysterious Specter Superintendent" "Nazo no Yūrei Kanchō" (謎の幽霊館) May 15, 1967

25 "Grandfather's Birthday" "Ojīchama no Tanjōbi" (おじいちゃまの誕生日) May 22, 1967

26 "The Magical Balloon Trip" "Mahō no Fūsen Ryokō" (魔法の風船旅行) May 29, 1967

27 "The Cute Angel Comes Down" "Kawaī Tenshi ga Futtekita" (かわいい天使が降って来た) June 5, 1967

28 "The Dreamful Ballerina" "Yume no Barerīna" (夢のバレリーナ) June 12, 1967

29 "Implying Mistakes" "Shippai Darake" (失敗だらけ) June 19, 1967

30 "The Mischievous School" "Itazura Gakkō" (いたずら学校) June 26, 1967

31 "The Witch's Happiness" "Majo no Shiawase" (魔女のしあわせ) July 3, 1967

32 "Sally of the Beach" "Umibe no Sarī" (海辺のサリー) July 10, 1967

33 "Sally's Flower Bride" "Sarī no Hanayome-san" (サリーの花嫁さん) July 17, 1967

34 "The Treasure of the Sea" "Umi no Takaramono" (海の宝物) July 24, 1967

35 "The Specter Girl" "Yūrei Shōjo" (幽霊少女) July 31, 1967

36 "Handshaking the Lion" "Raion to Akushu" (ライオンと握手) August 7, 1967

37 "Tokyo Manga
Manga
Avenue" "Tokyō Manga
Manga
Tōri" (東京マンガ通り) August 14, 1967

HISTORY AND LEGACY

Sally the Witch
Sally the Witch
was one of the first ongoing anime series produced. The series was originally in black and white but due to its success, later episodes were produced in color. The anime series was produced and aired from 1966 to 1968 in Japan
Japan
by Toei Animation
Toei Animation
. Unlike Yokoyama's Tetsujin 28-go
Tetsujin 28-go
, the series never received a U.S. broadcast, but was aired in other several countries under different names. In Italy (Sally la Maga), French-speaking Canada (Minifée), Poland (Sally Czarodziejka — based on the Italian version), México and South America
America
(Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru) as La princesa Sally. Depending on the country, she's called Princess, Magician or Witch.

A second Sally the Witch
Sally the Witch
anime, also made by Toei, aired for 88 episodes on Japanese TV from 1989 to 1991. It was released in French (Sally la Petite Sorcière), Italian (Un regno magico per Sally), Polish (Sally Czarownica), Spanish (Sally la Br