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Initial Thoughts About The Sugar Sugar Rune Magic System

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Sugar Sugar Rune is an anime and manga series by Moyoco Anno. It's got a pretty interesting magic system.

But, just like with the Ragnarok: Into The Abyss manhwa by Myung Jin-Lee, this show's magic system is confusing, to say the least.

It seems that there's no rhyme or reason with regards to how magic works in Sugar Sugar Rune.

I mean, we see some of the characters, like main character Chocolat Meilleure / Kato and her best friend, Vanilla Mieux / Ice, using wands, but then there are others, like Rockin' Robin, who don't use one. How come some people use wands and others don't? What's the criteria for this? Unfortunately, the anime has yet to answer these questions.

Then there's the use of magic spells. For example, Chocolat uses the words, "Sugar Sugar Rune Choco Rune." These words allow her to transform into her magical witch outfit. But it's not just that. These words also let her use other kinds of magic.

She says this phrase every time she uses magic. So, what's up with that? What kind of spell is that? Some all-around spell or something?

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Even more confusing is the fact that other characters don't use that phrase at all. For example, Vanilla uses the words, "Sugar Sugar Rune Vani Rune," to transform into her magical witch outfit as well as to cast other kinds of spells.

Other characters don't even use words. So, what, can they do wandless and non-verbal kinds of magic now or what?

It's really confusing, isn't it? What do you think? I talk more about my initial thoughts about the Sugar Sugar Rune magic system in this post here on Soyuz Mir.

I'd have moved this one here on Anime Archives (Anime Meta) too, but it's already got some comments and notes on Tumblr, so I decided to keep it there indefinitely. I'm mentioning it here for reference as the rest of the anime posts on there will eventually be moved here.

*Notes:
- Both Sugar Sugar Rune pics are from Amazon.com; links shown here and here

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