Ojamajo doremi was a series made by the famous Toei Animation studio. Running from 1999 to 2003. Having four seasons, an OVA, two movies, and even a short lived Manga, Plenty of merchandise, and four-five games.
The series name comes from the combination of two words. "Ojama" usually translating to "Clumsy, hindrance, troublesome." And "Majo" meaning witch. Doremi is the name of the main protagonist. So all together, its "Troublesome Witch Doremi." to reference the many situations Doremi gets into.
"The series focuses on unlucky girl Doremi Harukaze dealing with a whole bunch of bad luck on the specific day she was going to finally admit her crush to a boy!
She also gets into trouble at school, berated by her little sister, sees her bickering parents, and eventually embaresses herself in school. Doremi's luck suddenly changes itself when she suddenly finds herself lost on the way home and comes across the town's magic shop!
Inside, a weird woman tries to convince her to purchase a magic good when Doremi notices she has many simularities to a witch. When Doremi calls her out on it the woman turns into a witch frog and the only way to reverse it's effects is for Doremi to become an apprentice witch until she can change into a real witch! Can she do it? Will Majo Rika be forced to be a witch frog for good?!"
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"Season 2 introduces formal rival, Onpu to the group!
After losing their magic abilities the girls decide to check out the maho-dou a final time when they come across an item Majorika left behind and incidentally open up the Witch Worlds Door. They go to return said object when they accidentally find themselves at the blue rose garden, which is said to sprout a new witch baby every so often...
After witnessing Hana-chan's birth, the girls are caught by the witches and forced to become apprentices again in order to raise the baby and protect the entire witch world from the evil wizards!"
MottoFor more information: Motto
"The ojamajos come by the Maho-dou yet again and soon find themselves being summoned by the Witch Queen! She introduces them to a new apprentice who's been given a second chance, Momoko and asks her to show them the ropes as they then open a sweet shop!
At the same time, the girls all find it hard to cope with Momo-chan and her language barrier, along with attitude at first until they all befriend one-another and continue to raise Hana-chan and pass all of their new exams in order to save the Witch World yet again!"
Note: This season was when the art style got a major improvement.
DokkanFor more information: Dokkan
"The final season of Ojamajo Doremi has the girls all dealing with the anxiety that comes with growing up as they prepare to separate from one-another and go on to continue their lives. 'They find themselves in another predicament however when Hana-chan suddenly shows up one day in school!
While trying to raise Hana-chan and run the shop the girls must also deal with handling their own daily lives and helping everyone else while eventually doing battle with the previous witch queen!"
NaishoFor more information: Naisho
"A mini-season that takes place between Motto and Dokkan, discover many magical secrets in the daily lives of the ojamajo and their friends. This season introduces two new witch special witch apprentice! I'll girl Non-chan, and an odd future Doremi, Fami-chan!"
note: The series had once again got a major art shift. One somewhat reminiscent of the movies.
Magical DoremiFor more info: Magical Doremi
The dub for the first season produced some years back. Only half of it aired and due to low responses and scores, the final half of the season was only put online for viewing on the official website.
For information regarding actual episodes, cuts, changes, and so forth. Please visit episode pages!
"Doremi Harukaze is in her 1st year of high school now! Doremi is very excited to meet her friends from elementary school, but Onpu Segawa is nowhere to be seen… While on the road back, memories come flooding back, but why is the MAHO Dou still standing!?"
9 novels were released along with 3 Drama CDs and an Artbook.
- The series has also spawned a live action series called Ojamajo Kids. It also had a radio show during the airing of the series.
- OJAMAJO is a Palindrome. Meaning "words spelled the same both forward and backwards."
- Many assume the first season is called "Ojamajo Doremi Carnival" due to that being the name of the theme song. The first season is the only series in the anime to not have a full official name other then "Ojamajo Doremi".
- The style in the game, "Kambayashi Shiki Nouryoku Kaihatsuhou Unou Kids" is very reminiscent to Ojamajo Doremi's very own style. It is unknown at the time who has made this game, but given the art-style, it'd be someone who has worked on the series.