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Mahou Sensou

Alternative Titles

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


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


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Ranked: #57792
Popularity: #501
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In this modern magic action story, Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy who has a somewhat dark past. Due to certain circumstances, he formed a "fake" couple with his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima, but otherwise, he lives a normal life. However, one day, he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba, in a uniform he has never seen before, collapsed on the school campus. This encounters changes Takeshi's destiny completely. Mui tells Takeshi that she is a magician, and she apologizes, for she turned Takeshi into a magician, too. What Takeshi once knew as one world is actually two—the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Sato, Yuzo
Sato, Yuzo
Sugawara, Teruaki
Sugawara, Teruaki
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Nanri, Yuuka
Nanri, Yuuka
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/12)

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Born to be" by nano (ナノ)

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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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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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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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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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