I'm gonna dump the story bible for the upcoming magical girl anime, Primary Tani Republica 2k16. PTR is set in a world that appears like ours, but is actually ruled from the shadows by an elite magical cabal. Some children simply develop magical capabilities around puberty, and are quickly noticed, informed of this state of affairs, and integrated into magical society. Magical folk lead double lives, masquerading as their old normal selves while secretly attending to important magical matters.
The title character and our protagonist, Tani Cruz, is the captain of her middle school debate team and realizes something is amiss when she accidentally hypnotizes the entire auditorium into agreeing with her (the effect continues even when she begins reading random passages from unrelated books instead of arguing her point). That night, she is met by a small, adorable creature called a Pal-ling, who informs her of the state of things:
Magical society is ruled by a noble - usually a Queen, as magical society is matriarchal - but succession is not hereditary; instead, every four years, the fates scatter fifty Red Voice Stones; a hunt ensues and whoever finds the most is crowned ruler for the next four years. Appalled at the state of the magical world, and at how little they care for ordinary folk, Tani decides to pursue the Red Voice Stones herself, next time the cycle comes around.
She doesn’t realize for many episodes that the Pal-ling lied to make this seem easy to her: there are actually fifty Blue Voice Stones as well, and the winner of the Red Voice Stone contest must fight to the death with the winner of the Blue Voice Stone contest when all is said and done.
The contestants are as follows: