CHANGE FACE! Meet Miracle Girl Limit-Chan
Miracle Girl Limit-Chan is an early Magical Girl anime that aired in 1973-74.
Eleven-year old Satomi Nishiyama (nicknamed Limit) is critically injured in a plane crash. Her father, Professor Nishiyama, is able to save her, but only by turning her into a cyborg. Sure, she has to keep her cyborg status a secret from everyone around her, but she also has new cyborg super powers. Using the pendant on her chest (it looks morel like a knob), she can transform her appearance. Her red beret allows her to contact her father and her boots give her super speed. When all of those gadgets and gifts fail, she can use “Miracle Power” to do just about anything else. And oh, she has a robot dog named Guu.
If Limit seems like a strange name for this character…it’s because originally her character was supposed to have only one year left to live. Her life had a time LIMIT, if you will. Ultimately, the producers felt this was a little too dark and would affect the show’s success. But the name remained.
I’ve watched the video above about 50 times. It compiles a bunch of Limit’s transformation scenes. I love a makeover! You can see actual episodes on YouTube (but they do disappear periodically). Crunchyroll doesn’t offer this series yet.