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Maburaho

Maburaho

Alternative Titles

Japanese: まぶらほ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2003 to Apr 6, 2004
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.081 (scored by 27550 users)
Ranked: #29922
Popularity: #709
Members: 49,532
Favorites: 197
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy ecchi harem romance

Synopsis

His name is Kazuki Shikimori, 17 years old. He attends Aoi Academy, a school for elite magicians. Each magician has a set limit of spells, and performing more spells than the limit allows will cause the user to turn into dust. In this case, the number of magic Kazuki can use is far below the average in his school. Then one day, all of a sudden, three girls: Yuuna Miyama, Kuriko Kazetsubaki and Rin Kamishiro, appear before him. But of all the things that they are after, it is his genes. And for Kazuki, the girls' appearances may also spell his doom, as he soon realizes that his magic count is decreasing ever steadily due to the fact that he can't resist using magic to help them.

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 24
Aired  Oct 14, 2003 to Apr 6, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Maburaho, Maburaho

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamishiro, Rin
Kamishiro, Rin
Main
Inokuchi, Yuka
Japanese
Inokuchi, Yuka
Prause, Kimberly
English
Prause, Kimberly
Kazetsubaki, Kuriko
Kazetsubaki, Kuriko
Main
Matsuoka, Yuki
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yuki
Grant, Tiffany
English
Grant, Tiffany
Miyama, Yuna
Miyama, Yuna
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
Boone, Jessica
English
Boone, Jessica
Shikimori, Kazuki
Shikimori, Kazuki
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Shepard, Blake
English
Shepard, Blake
...

Staff

Kimura, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Shirane, Hideki
Script, Screenplay
Koyama, Takao
Script
Grant, Tiffany
Script



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Apr 13, 2010
leingodf8
Hmmm, as I sit down to write this review, I notice that a lot of other viewers say that this anime is un-original, simple, and all together a decent but under achieving anime. I don't see it that way however, for I think Maburaho embodies exactly what a harem - ecchi anime should be. Now as far as harem animes go, you have over a million and one to choose from, but I think that Maburaho is the one that perfected the formula, the one that got everything just right.

Now, people will complain that the story is simple and rather un-original, but what did you read more
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Sep 12, 2011
LEGOF
Another ecchi harem anime? Don't go rolling your eyes just yet as this harem has some class.

There's usually a very thin storyline that's used as an excuse to bring the harem together. In Maburaho's case, that lies within the desire of strengthening the family heritage with a very powerful magician that could only come from the genes of our male lead, Kazuki Shikimori. Accompanied by a decent array of women with similar intentions, the harem unfolds and evolves into a more dramatic love story where Kazuki is fought over time and time again. The characters are very dynamic and you will see the change towards read more
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Sep 27, 2008
Retro8bit
Well after reading the above info on this title, you probably have a good idea as to what this series is about. Yep, its an"ecchi harem anime". It stays basic, but is still enjoyable.

Story: 6/10
Well there really isn’t an actual plot going on per-say, it simply revolves around this boy named Kazuki, who has magic that is far beyond anyone else’s. (yeah, its a place where everyone knows magic) Only problem is--he can only use it a limited amount of times. (8 to be precise) So upon hearing this, three female students hear about this and decide to make him their lover, for the sol read more
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Aug 12, 2007
dnt
Maburaho,

Story:
The story, it's good, mostly like your regular harem but has a type of hidden charm that you just can't put your finger on.

Art:
Art is good, nothing outstanding like Madhouse or Bones production, but who cares? It is good animation for the type of genre it is. You wouldn't want to see Death Note drawn like Maburaho and Maburaho like Death Note would you? It would completely ruin the atmosphere.

Sound:
The soundtrack is good, nothing outstanding but short of great. Character voices are good as usual, fits the characters perfect.

Character:
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Recommendations

The core of both stories is pretty similar: a bunch of girls hitting on the same guy... lots of fanservice... Cool yet simple action scenes... a world of mythical magic. Though Rosario + Vampire has some more Gothic elements to it. I highly recommend watching it if you liked one or the other! ;)
Essentially they're the same type of anime. A loser guy with secret hidden powers is suddenly the love target for a bunch of hormone crazed teenage witches - with lots of magical shenanigans and ecchi hijinks thrown into the mix.

I have to say though that of the two, Magikano was funnier.
In both series, the guy can only use a limited amount of magic before he dies.
The core of both stories is pretty similar: a bunch of girls hitting on the same guy... lots of fanservice... Cool yet simple action scenes... a world of mythical magic. Though Rosario + Vampire has some more Gothic elements to it. I highly recommend watching it if you liked one or the other! ;)
Similarity checklist:

Both involves a 3 chick harem, checked. Both muchachos (male lead) have no idea with the predicament they were in, checked. Both involves a chick who wants to be the muchacho's (male lead) fiance, checked. Both involves another chick who wants to kill the muchacho (male lead), checked. Both involves one more chick who is part of the student council, checked. Both case has chicks having special capabilities, checked. There is a 3 way competition for the muchacho's affection, checked. The muchachos having very special capabilities, checked. And both have the same school,comedy, romance, ecchi and harem genres, checked.

Dissimilarity checklist:

One has one member of the harem who doesn't wore a school uniform, checked. The dominant chick in the other anime is the school's student council president, while in the other one the is just a vice president of her school's student council, however she is also the school's dormitory sempai or bucho (not the land lord as the subtitle suggest), checked. The ecchi in the other anime is more on panty shots, while the other one is both into panty shots and boobies, checked. The other anime has all the chicks living in one roof, while the other only has one of the chicks living with the muchacho, checked.
-Both Harem anime
-Both funny and good
-Maburaho is more oldern style art as for Nisakoi is more modern art
-Both main character has a girl who likes them for who they are and promised each other they will marry each other when they grow up
-Both main character don't exactly remember who (Nisakoi) and (Maburaho) don't remember it at all
-Both girls who likes the main character in both anime are very popular and hot
-Both main characters get surrounded by girls that likes them and is harem anime

Opening Theme

"Koi no Mahou" by Ichiko

Ending Theme

"We'd Get There Some Day" by Ichiko

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