Ranked #3144

Maburaho

Alternative Titles

Japanese: まぶらほ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2003 to Apr 6, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Happinet Pictures
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.041 (scored by 30,120 users)
Ranked: #31442
Popularity: #830
Members: 54,948
Favorites: 209
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyama, Yuna
Miyama, Yuna
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi
Shikimori, Kazuki
Shikimori, Kazuki
Main
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Kamishiro, Rin
Kamishiro, Rin
Main
Inokuchi, Yuka
Japanese
Inokuchi, Yuka
Kazetsubaki, Kuriko
Kazetsubaki, Kuriko
Main
Matsuoka, Yuki
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yuki

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/24)

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Opening Theme

"Koi no Mahou" by Ichiko

Ending Theme

"We'd Get There Some Day" by Ichiko



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leingodf8
Apr 13, 2010
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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dnt
Aug 12, 2007
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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LEGOF
Sep 12, 2011
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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jet2r0cks
Jul 6, 2007
Thank God it wasn’t longer than 24 episodes. It was just bad. I don’t even know why it was in AnimeNfo’s top 194.

The story had its highs and lows. Its highs were average, and its lows were really bad – catch my drift? Most of the time it was almost unbearable to watch, and there were episodes that almost got me (Just the ones with Rin and Yamase in it) but still came up short. In a word, disappointing. It was bad execution all over again – the concept was almost acceptable, but the concept was disappeared along the series to who knows where read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Rosario to Vampire
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! ;) 
reportRecommended by kazooparcel
Anime: Magikano
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. 
reportRecommended by Archaeon
Anime: Majimoji Rurumo
In both series, the guy can only use a limited amount of magic before he dies. 
reportRecommended by Lutras
Anime: Rosario to Vampire Capu2
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! ;) 
reportRecommended by kazooparcel
Anime: Maken-Ki!
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Nisekoi
-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 
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