|Winx Club (children anime series )|
|Genre:||Kids & Family|
WInx (club) is an anime series that my daughter not only watches but also ‘promoted’ by some way in her friends in the low school!
Winx the team(A team of 5 beautiful girls then added one and leter one more)> om top Musa(musica ) and Tecna(tecnologica ) (left to right) bottom : Bloom Stella Flora
Trix the enemy team:Stormy (making storms ) Darcy Icy(making ice cubes )
Right before continuing I have a basic question from you : did this series is played in your country?????
This posting will be mostly some trivia facts and commentaries about this series
As far as I know this is an Italian anime written and directed by Iginio Strafi collaborated with RAI Due (the national TV program ) and then promoted internationally via Nickelodeon And has been also aired by Boomerang the TV channel with the classical anime series . It started in Italy on 2005 and there is also a large network of related merchandise. They are noticing that this is a girl only action anime series of 5-12 years of age.
Update : I also see that Rai Gulp (via satellite )plays 3 times a day this period random episodes of the series !!
In Greece it has been aired via the recently suspended TV channel Alter. All episodes are also sold via the Alter’s publishing house Modern Times (also bookstore), though last year it was as an enclosure in their affiliated TV magazine Tivo . There was also a fan magazine printed by a non affiliated publisher , with comments questions an comics too. It is possibly also suspended due to the crisis , as I found ‘bulk magazines’ in special package. IN these issues there are also some free merchandise.
So far 4 seasons have been ‘produced’ and a 5 th and 6th season have been announced . IN Greece only the 3 seasons have been aired by Alter but seems 4 seasons is still known ! ‘Modern times’ publisher /bookstore sells the first 3 seasons though truncated . I will not put the plot of this series as the main wiki page has it in great detail Just a bit of very basic:
Main character is Bloom a 15 years girl from earth (somewhere in USA !!! ) who by chance helped a girl Stella from another planet (called as ‘magical dimension’ ) from a fight against some evil ‘people’ . She then learned that she came from another planet from a reign destroyed by evil witches and studies the art of ‘mermaid-ing’ in Alfea , a mermaids school, in order for her dreams to come true and same case to restore her reign . This story shows the adventures of her group as mermaids (under the name WInx Club of 5 fairies then 6(on 3th season ) then 7 (on 4th season ) against their evil counterpart Trix (3 very strong ‘bad’ witches in magic) and other ‘masters of evil’ till their demise
About the design
I can rate it as a “euro manga” series .
There are very many similarities to the classical manga series , as for example the fast moves (woth the rays nearby ), the smiles (open mouths showing the teeth ), the surprises . As per the design they are much less softer with European characteristics and very beautiful faces (even for the evils !)a and sometimes even more simpler design
The supposed beasts are designed very funy!
So, What is now for discussion? Just a short of or history
A friend of me has given to me the first ever copy of this series numbered 15 (last 9-12 episodes before the end of the 3rd season) . Later with the start of the series in the magazine , I took all the DVDs until the magazine suspended publishing .
My daughter as in the start has watched nearly every day most of the episodes (3 seasons minus 3 off DVDs ) of this series and any times says ‘Bloom magic Winx’ . mermaids etc
The story is very absorbing ie the plot is very good . All comic characters are very nice (guys and girls )
Trix in the start of the series are shown as terrifying (the bad way ) But later you can see they are quite funny and goofy
The possible minus in these series are the very rare spells. The supposed ‘magics’ shown mostly as ‘bombs’ reminding a bit of Superman and Gormiti
For other reasons we stopped playing back this series> Ome of the reasons we have been told is the magics erncountered in this series
And a bit of background philosophy :
People are Using their mind power to control anything in the magical dimension
Bloom found her power (drake’s power )after believing in her strength
Members of this ‘Winx club’ were destined to enhance their community and or their world via wizard/magic abilities
Possibly the only girl manga on the world
Think also : most children fairy tales join some magic into their stories . Remind cinderela and snow white for example .
Update: I have seen that most episodes from movies of barbie also involve magic by some degree .Look for example the history of a mermaid #2 , a fashion fairy tale