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Magikano

Magikano

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マジカノ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2006 to Apr 1, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.591 (scored by 9404 users)
Ranked: #48742
Popularity: #1540
Members: 18,826
Favorites: 42
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy ecchi harem magic

Synopsis

Ayumi Mamiya is a witch cursed to lose her powers and only one boy can break the spell. Haruo Yoshikawa thinks he is a normal boy but unknown to him his three sisters have magical powers and keep him protected and ignorant about the exsistence of magic. Now Ayumi must wake up Haruo's latent powers to save herself but his sisters will have none of that.

(Source: ANN)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jan 1, 2006 to Apr 1, 2006
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Magikano

Characters & Voice Actors

Anju, Rika
Anju, Rika
Main
Grant, Tiffany
English
Grant, Tiffany
Inoue, Nana
Japanese
Inoue, Nana
Hongou, Tetsuko
Hongou, Tetsuko
Main
Auten, Christine
English
Auten, Christine
Rikimaru, Noriko
Japanese
Rikimaru, Noriko
Kurosu, Yuri
Kurosu, Yuri
Main
Namiki, Noriko
Japanese
Namiki, Noriko
Mosier, Carli
English
Mosier, Carli
...
Mamiya, Michiru
Mamiya, Michiru
Main
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Japanese
Kuwatani, Natsuko
Rial, Monica
English
Rial, Monica
...

Staff

Kishi, Seiji
Director
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Kinoshita, Yuuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tokairin, Shinichi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Jul 19, 2009
Retro8bit
Picture a day in your life, where you are happily going to school, and then one day the most popular girl in school seems to want you. Aside from that being every teenage boys dream, it also the starting point of the anime title "Magikano".

Story: 6/10
The plot begins with Haruo, a seemingly ordinary guy at school, nothing special about him at all, just pretty much your average student. One day he happens to see a beautiful girl on his way to class, who turns out to be the newest transfer student of the school, named Ayumi. Because of her beauty she quickly becomes the most read more
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Oct 3, 2008
mcjazzman32
Magikano is the purest example of how cookie-cutter genre anime can go horribly wrong. You have pretty much every clichéd plot device and character you can think of stuffed into 12 episodes, revolving around a story that ranges from mediocre to just plain bad. The original storyline goes away after 2 episodes to carry on with oppressively obvious filler until they finally get to the point near the end.

The funniest thing about Magikano is that the things that come up in the anime often only help to destroy itself. For instance, the main character, Haruo, is a clichéd dummy who’s a total wuss, but somehow read more
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Dec 3, 2008
spikesreign
So I'm going to make this as short and sweet as possible.

First off I watch mostly the newly English dubbed version, except for a few episodes in Japanese but quickly switched back, so that's the version I'm going to based this review off of that version. First off, this is one of the funniest animes that I've had the chance to watch so far, mainly because they used foul language without any fear of censorship. This cruel slap-stick kind of humor kept me pretty enthralled in the plot, for about the first three episodes.

For the plot, it starts out pretty fast, slows down read more
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Dec 7, 2008
PKAmmoTroop
It is a fun watch for someone who wants to be entertained with some humor. It would have been better if it stuck closer to it's Manga eechi roots, then the talking cat panties would have made more sense in the overall story line. Over all it's not outstanding but cute enough to keep your attention, but the ending really really drove down my rating for the story. It's like deus ex machina gone wild - like the writers suddenly decided to get serious at the very last moment. This ending makes the ending for Neon Genesis look reasonable.
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Recommendations

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.
Think of Magikano as SnH, only watered down with a lot of echi. Or the other way around: SnH is a distiled Magikano with ten times the laughter and a much better ending.
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Similarites:

Both have supernatural, magic, ecchi, school and harem genres.

Both muchachos (male leads) have no idea that they are the uppermost part of the demon hierarchy.

Both muchachos wanted a simple life.

Both muchachos are reluctant about thier harem.

Both muchachos has one member of his harem who supervises them.

Both has one chiquita (female support cast) who is interested to make the muchacho her underling.

Dissimilarities:

In Magikano the muchacho is merely a vessel for the "Demon Lord" who is locked in a magic mirror, while in IUD, the muchacho is the "Demon King" himself.

In IUD, the muchacho was surprise to find out who he is, while in Magikano, the muchacho never knew who he is even when he becomes the "Demon Lord."

In Magikano, only one of his harem spells "Trouble" for him, in IUD just the knowledge of him being the "Demon King" in school is "Trouble" waiting to happen.

IUD has an extra action and monster genre, it also has a couple of extra special episodes. Magikano only has romance as it's extra genre.

In IUD, the muchacho has a love interest, while in Magikano, the muchacho is still oblivious to the feelings of his harem.
Similarities:

Both animes were in a school setting, with an extra harem genre.

Both animes has a girl who came out of nowhere and then sudden, enters the muchachos' (male lead) life and messes with it.

Both animes features the muchachos having special ability.

Both muchachos simply wanted a simple and quite life.

Both animes have one member of the harem who's a yandere.

The lead chicas in both animes were also tsundere, and were also feared by their muchachos.

Oh, by the way,just recently, both muchachos' voice actors also did the voices to other character from different animes. The voice actor of Magikano did the voice of the lead character in "Freezing" while the voice actor of HA did the voice of the lead character from "Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka."

Dissimilarities:

In HA the muchacho knows his special ability but does not bother with it, while in Magikano, the muchacho's special ability is kept by his guapita hermanas from knowing it.

In Magikano the lead chica is kept at bay by the muchacho's other members of his harem, while in HA, the lead chica keeps harassing the muchacho to be her servant, and it's up to the muchacho to get away from her.

Thought in HA the lead chica knows the muchacho's special ability, she also fears it, co'z the muchacho can overwhelm her if the muchacho's special ability take control of him. while in Magikano, the lead chica simply has no idea what she's getting into, it even got her in danger when the muchacho's special ability has awaken.

-Sister far too much into their borther.
-Girl who wants (or in Magikano needs) to get in the main character's pants.
Note: Overall the shows feel different but similar, both great if you ask me. B Gata H Kei as more fanservice though.
Other than being a harem, both anime takes place in a normal city. Normal guy gets dragged by an energetic heroine and someone's out to assassinate him. The protagonist is also expected to be a great man someday. Oh, and the heroine is of royalty.

There are plenty of characters with similar personalities, like a tsundere, a sister who does all the cooking, cleaning, etc.

Finally, it deals with supernatural phenomenon (one is sci-fi, the other is magic).

Opening Theme

"Motto!" by Nogawa Sakura

Ending Theme

"Maji Suki Magic" by Clover

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