Earth Girl Arjuna (2001 IMDb)

Categorization

Dark environmentalist magical girl show.

Subject

An ordinary girl comes out of a traffic accident with a quest to save the Earth. Her apparent enemies are more complicated than they appear however, which her physically handicapped mentor struggles to make her see. Despite their best efforts, the last few episodes are cataclysmic.

Commentary

A remarkably deep-green but partly pseudoscientific approach to environmentalism, with some interesting nuances in the complications. The fact that the disaster that does happen would have been impossible without magic destroys the message. Some bad CGI among the mixed media.

Japanese production animation magical girl series