Izumi Todo – A Life of Mahou Shogunate

Hey Buttbuddz™ fans it’s me back with another great new anime article, which research shows are the favorite articles of you Buttbuddz™ so here it is.

Mahou Shojo is a very popular subgenere of anime*, especially among the Buttbuddz™ fanbase  (hi comica) which is why we will look into the very complex tale of the creator of all your favorite mahou shogun shows Izumi Todo of Toei Corporation.

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No known photographs of Izumi Todo exists, so here’s an artist representation

Izumi Todo was born October 1, 1950 in a small cabin at the foot of Mt. Fuji to a family of very proud samurai, until they realized the time of the samurai was 300 years prior, so they decided to become shoemakers instead. After a normal upbringing, Izumi Todo was really desperate for a job (really desperate) so he got a job at ‘Toe Animation’ (This was before the merger with ‘I -Pictures’ which made it Toei Animation).

Izumi Todo had a very bad first 20 years of his internship as he had to mine asbestos for the animation cels. In those days, every animation studio of Japan was built inside asbestos mines so they could get asbestos for the animated cels. Then in the late 1990s he was promoted to “Creator of Cartoon”, or CoC.  Inspired by his samurai ancestors, Izumi Todo decided to make a new popular anime in the girls Mahou Shogun genere.

The first known anime created by Izumi Todo  was OjEmoji Doremi, which was the prequel to the hit movie The Emoji Movie. Even in this first cartoon you could see that Izumi Todo knew exactly what made for a good Mahou Shogun anime, which is, as described in this, Funny Faces and maybe some smears. It was also based on the true life story of Buttbuddz™ Member Pickles the Random Toon, believe it or not.

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A funny face which is also smearing, showing the mastery of mahou shogun at toei

The series ran for 200 episodes, but had to be canceled when they realized the show was really really long. This brought up the problem that a show can only last 200 episodes before it gets pretty lame (see: The Simpsons). Izumi Todo now had to figure out how to make an Mahoo Shojougun which could run forever and also earn lots of cash in merchandising. So after some experimentation with shows about hamsters, Izumi Todo created Futari wa Pretty Cure which is a very popular anime among the buttbuddz fanbase (Don’t X out this window yet, Comica!). After each season, the series introduced new Precures to save the world and made by different cartoonists and writers, which means each season is actually a new mahoushow shogogun, meaning that it is never going to die it’s gonna make it if you try you’re going to love it. And also Precure is going to outlive you.

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good frame from high quality video heartcatch precure

I would now write about how Izumi Todo lives a good life on retirement money in the french riviera, but sadly Izumi Todo died on the 12th of July 2016 after being brutally murdered by an angry fan of Dragonball Z, upset by Precure having all the good animators of the company. Life really is simply unfair.

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*While most mahou shogunates are anime, a minority of mahou shogunates are largely non-anime in nature.