Ranked #5676

Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil

Alternative Titles

English: Wizard Barristers
Japanese: ウィザード・バリスターズ〜弁魔士セシル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2014 to Mar 31, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pony Canyon
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Arms
Source: Original
Genres: Magic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.301 (scored by 13,782 users)
Ranked: #56762
Popularity: #1245
Members: 33,756
Favorites: 38
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Synopsis

The story takes place in Tokyo in 2018, where normal humans and those who can use magic coexist. As a result, there are laws against using magic, and a "magic courtroom" exists to preside over lawsuits regarding magic use. In these cases, "Benmashi" or wizard barristers defend those who use magic. The anime follows Cecil, the youngest Benmashi in history, and her associates as they defend clients in these cases.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sudou, Cecil
Sudou, Cecil
Main
Tanabe, Rui
Japanese
Tanabe, Rui
Tento, Moyo
Tento, Moyo
Supporting
Taketatsu, Ayana
Japanese
Taketatsu, Ayana
Nana Djinni
Nana Djinni
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Erari, Quinn
Erari, Quinn
Supporting
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina

Staff

Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Producer
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Original Creator, Series Composition, Character Design, Animation Director, Chief Animation Director
Sanpei, Hijiri
Sanpei, Hijiri
Episode Director
Itou, Michiko
Itou, Michiko
Script

More episodes Episodes(2/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Lady Justice: Sword and Scales
Lady Justice: Sword and Scales (レディ・ジャスティス Sword and Scales)
Jan 13, 2014
2 Hard Case
Hard Case (ハード・ケース Hard Case)
Jan 20, 2014

Opening Theme

"JUSTITIA" by Lia

Ending Theme

"BLUE TOPAZ" by Rui Tanabe



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Stark700
Mar 30, 2014
Wizard Barristers. Those are two words that might spark some curiosity in your head. We have the term ‘wizard’ that would automatically mark this series with magic themes and then, there’s barristers, a lesser familiar term. By definition standards, barrister deals with the law and essentially is a lawyer found in law jurisdictions. So combining those two terms would result in lawyers who can use magic. You’re not wrong if that’s the first thing that came to your mind. But there’s something else to take consider for our main female protagonist, Cecil Sudo. Starring her career as a wizard barrister, she is the youngest known read more
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DatDamnPR
Mar 30, 2014
This series is somewhat of an enigma. The concept of Wizards defending Wizards in a Magic Court was a very unique idea and plot. Sudo Cecil is your lead character, who happens to be a "Wizard Barrister" working for Butterfly Law Office. She is looking for answers about her past and discovers not only the truth, but is thrown into many difficult, dangerous situations. The characters development in the series is extremely well done. As is the relationship development between them. You get a clear idea of the relationship each character has to each other. With a few exceptions of course. Each episode takes read more
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nobleneurotic
Dec 6, 2014
I haven’t done a review in almost a year. So, you would think Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil is ‘that’ special. Let me tell you why it ‘almost’ was.

First, the concept. You could more likely compare Wizard Barristers into being a legal representative of Wuds (people who possess magical powers) in Tokyo Year 2018. Cecil Sudou, being the youngest ever Wizard Barrister, tries to make use of her knowledge to ‘defend’ Wuds and give them an unprejudiced trial.

However, being involved with strange people along the way, she discovers more about her past, and something about herself.

Story: (3/10)
Don’t get me wrong. I would say that the read more
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ggultra2764
Mar 30, 2014
Well, this was wasted potential. On paper, Wizard Barristers had a potentially interesting premise with its law office perspective on a world where wizards face discrimination and get wrongly prosecuted for crimes due to a flawed and sometimes prejudiced judicial system. The show starts off as an episodic look at cases such as this where the Butterfly Law Office try to defend their clients on cases and the series exploring a number of the flaws that the judicial system in Wizard Barristers has when it comes to defending wizards, a major aspect of this shown through Cecil's efforts to try proving her mother's innocence for read more
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An organization formed, created for the purpose of hunting down dangerous individuals.

The main characters belong to this organization as their daily tasks put their very lives in danger. Wizard Barrister has more comedy while Witch Hunter Robin maintains a gloomy mood. Nonetheless, they fulfill their premise. There's also hidden secrets and dark revelations that changes our characters' lives forever.  
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
They Both CG , The most characters are girls , in wizard Barristers the girls are a group of Barristers , in arpeggio the girls are battleships and the main character in each anime want to proof something .  
reportRecommended by mezzo12
Anime: Tokyo ESP
Both are setted in a world where people who can use esper powers/magic exist. Those people are considered evil/being discriminated against by most of normal people. Group of people with those powers are fighting another people with those power that are harmful to society. 
reportRecommended by abystoma2
Anime: Junketsu no Maria
They have somewhat the same feeling, however Junketsu no Maria has a deeper storyline and it is more interesting. 
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Anime: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Character-wise, Wizard Barristers and Mondaiji-tachi have characters so perfect as to be annoying. Wizard Barristers have the mary-sue character Cecil, and Mondaiji-tachi has Izayoi as the gary-stu (female version of mary-sue) character.

Anime fans who like perfect characters as perfect as perfection itself, cliche relationship towards other characters and also upstages every other characters, possesses unbelievable unimaginable powers to defeat enemies easily for the convenience of the plot, lacks any realistic or story-relevant character flaws, if you like these kinda, then definitely try Wizard Barristers and Mondaiji-tachi. 
reportRecommended by GiancarloLS
Anime: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
Similarity is that people with magic and people without magic, the story is not similar.
In Mahouka people without magic are discriminated against and abused by those with magic, but as for wizard those with magic are feared and discriminated against.

Those with magic get's special treatments while in wizard those with magic tend to be judged with prejudice.

If you like the type of anime with 2 different people "Those with magic" "Those without magic" you'll like these both. 
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