I can’t help but internally (and sometimes audibly) groan whenever I hear the question asked of why there aren’t more so-called “magical boy” anime. The simplest and shortest answer to that question lies in the magical girl genre’s heritage and taxonomy; the very first magical girl shows such as Sally the Witch were directly inspired by the popular Japanese airing of Bewitched, and that very feminine lineage is the result of a very feminine blueprint. 2,119 more words