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As far as magical girl anime shows go, few have fights like this.

Pretty Cure is a long-running animated series aimed at children—primarily, little Japanese girls. And when people think about Pretty Cure, perhaps images of enormous eyes and transformation scenes pop in their heads.

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Online in Japan, the silly size of Pretty Cure characters’ eyes is a bit of a gag.

But! What people should think about is how friggin’ awesome the fight scenes are. Just because these are magical girls, that doesn’t mean they can’t put the smack down! Recently, a series of GIFs were uploaded to 2ch to remind people of how much power these gals pack in their punches.

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