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Magical Circle Guru Guru (魔法陣グルグル, Mahōjin Guru Guru) is a Japanese manga series by Hiroyuki Etō, which was serialized in Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan from 1992 to 2003. It was later adapted into an anime series on October 13, 1994.
Mahōjin Guru Guru is a light-hearted series aimed at older children, although it contains occasional toilet gags and some innuendo that might startle western parents. It also is a parody of early Role Playing Games, particularly turn based games such as the Dragon Quest games. The narrator speaks in place of the dialog in such games and this is one of the comedy elements of the show. Often RPG-style information boxes are displayed on screen along with accompanying narration in the traditional RPG style. The overall goal of the main characters, Nike and Kukuri, is to defeat Giri, the ruler of the darkness. Since the anime is based on an RPG, several side quests need to be completed before they are able to locate him.