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Mahou Sensou


Alternative Titles

English: Magical Warfare
Synonyms: Mahosen
Japanese: 魔法戦争

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Magic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.191 (scored by 45,503 users)
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Ranked: #60522
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Popularity: #517
Members: 91,742
Favorites: 182
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The world as we know it is actually just half the story, as Takeshi Nanase finds out abruptly one summer morning. On his way to kendo practice, Takeshi comes across an unconscious girl in a uniform he doesn't recognize. Takeshi does the decent thing and saves her, and in return the girl wakes up and accidentally turns him into a magic-user.

As Takeshi finds out, there is the world he lives in and the world of magic users. Most magic users just want to peacefully coexist with non-magicians, but there are some with bigger ambitions. Mui Aiba is a magician enrolled in the Subaru Magic Academy, where magic users can learn to control and channel their powers and how to live in peace with regular humans. After his fateful encounter with Mui, Takeshi and his newly magician friends Kurumi Isoshima and Kazumi Ida decide to enroll in the Magic Academy as well.

All three friends have different reasons for fighting on, whether they're fighting to escape the past or catch up to the future. They wield different kinds of powers, which they must learn to harness in order to fight off the Ghost Trailers, a group of magicians who are willing to use violence to assert their superiority over humans.

Pursued by the Ghost Trailers, Takeshi and his friends must train to become stronger, face the leader of the Trailers, and prevent the beginning of the Second Great Magic War.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aiba, Mui
Aiba, Mui
Main
Touyama, Nao
Japanese
Touyama, Nao
Isoshima, Kurumi
Isoshima, Kurumi
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Nanase, Takeshi
Nanase, Takeshi
Main
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru
Ida, Kazumi
Ida, Kazumi
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi

Staff

WEST GROUND
WEST GROUND
Producer, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Sato, Yuzo
Sato, Yuzo
Director
Sugawara, Teruaki
Sugawara, Teruaki
Sound Director
Ishihama, Masashi
Ishihama, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Edit Opening Theme

"Senkou no Prisoner (閃光のPRISONER)" by Yuuka Nanri

Edit Ending Theme

"Born to be" by nano (ナノ)



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kindergraph
Mar 28, 2014
A cool thing about the internet is that it has allowed everyone to become a content creator. While access to mass media and print publication was once closed off to all but society’s most privileged, we now live in an age where anyone with an Internet connection has access to an audience of literally millions. This seems like a weird way to open a review for a show that was broadcast on four different Japanese TV channels, licensed by Sentai Filmworks for a North American Blu-Ray release, based on an ongoing series of light novels with 8 volumes in print as of this writing as read more
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Stark700
Apr 11, 2014
Watching Mahou Sensou (Magical Warfare) is like finding out you just got arrested for something you didn’t even do and get put for jail for it. Confusion is the first word that will come to mind but then comes the anger phase and regret. The term ‘regret’ isn’t for feeling sorry for yourself but rather as how could a show with a tolerable premise can sink to a defiled piece of work. Not that expectations were high coming into this show but Mahou Sensou is an excuse of a damnation.

Mahou Sensou translates to Magical Warfare. As the name implies, the series adapts magical themes read more
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Kynov
Jul 15, 2014
The phrase of "Dont judge book by its covers" is really true. When we all seeing the short explanation by this anime, we're gonna imagining something great, magnificent, epic battles and stunning art. But in the end it was all just an illusion. Illusion that been made by this anime, summary we're being deceived.

Mahou Sensou or Magical Warfare is anime that technically is about action and magic like the genre has said and thats it. If we're talking about plot, it hasnt. Well, at the first you would introduce that the world has two side world, first it was human world and the other one read more
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macklez
Dec 16, 2014
The magical warfare. Where to begin? Its an epic tale of conflict with shounen ideals and stride. Its an enthralling tale that captivates the hearts of casual watchers like myself. And did it? No.

- Story -
When it comes to having a plot, the anime nails it for having a premise. But is there an actual plot? Not particularly. The first half of the anime is devoted to introducing the protagonists and hinting that Takkeshi might just be a super powerful magician by the end. The second half kept me on the edge of my seat because, well, it was so rushed that even read more
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