me as kid: magical girls are pretty and good! They look cute and fight evil!
Teen Years: the magical girl genre is stupid and pointless, the characters are flat, girly and solve everything with “heart.” I don’t know I wasn’t just watching DBZ or something the whole time
me now: magical girls are pretty and good! (And continue to be a genre that largely focuses on depicting healthy female friendship and empowering young protagonists to overcome obstacles through their own abilities- whether it be kindness or compassion, the many girls are depicted as important and varied- something you won’t see in other TV) They look cute and fight evil!