Wedding Peach: Legend of the Angel of Love, or just Wedding Peach (1995) is one of Sailor Moon’s earliest successors, airing at the same time as Sailor Moon SuperS and Stars. A project spawned by Nakayoshi’s rival magazine Ciao, Wedding Peach echoes many of Sailor Moon’s themes— the Greco-Roman motifs, the miniskirted battle suits, and the team of close-knit but oft-bickering friends. However, the series also helped to shape the budding magical girl genre itself: its preoccupation with romance (especially of the star-crossed kind) would find followers in the later Tokyo Mew Mew and Mermaid Melody, while its vaguely Judeo-Christian “angels vs demons” warfare would be explored later in Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne.
One of Wedding Peach’s greatest claims to fame is its seiyuu cast: the main trio includes Kyoko Hikami (of Di Gi Charat), plus one of Yukana’s first anime roles and a chipper pre-Evangelion Yuko Miyamura! The opening and ending songs performed by this trio (nicknamed “Furil” for “Frill”) stand out quite a bit— the series had music contributed by Tomoki Hasegawa, who has gone on to compose for NANA and Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei. Wedding Peach contains a surprising amount of talent given its reputation!
Wow. Just… wow. This is simply fucking EPIC.
(If you’re wondering who the characters standing next to Sakura and Nanoha are, they’re Sally from “Sally the Witch” and Akko-chan from “Himitsu no Akko-chan”, which are both older magical girl anime.)