Ranked #4864

Magikano

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マジカノ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2006 to Apr 1, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis, DAX Production
Studios: Tokyo Kids
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.561 (scored by 10,173 users)
Ranked: #48642
Popularity: #1720
Members: 20,639
Favorites: 44
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mamiya, Ayumi
Mamiya, Ayumi
Main
Nogawa, Sakura
Japanese
Nogawa, Sakura
Yoshikawa, Fuyuno
Yoshikawa, Fuyuno
Main
Kaneda, Tomoko
Japanese
Kaneda, Tomoko
Yoshikawa, Maika
Yoshikawa, Maika
Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese
Nakahara, Mai
Anju, Rika
Anju, Rika
Main
Inoue, Nana
Japanese
Inoue, Nana

Staff

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

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Opening Theme

"Motto!" by Nogawa Sakura

Ending Theme

"Maji Suki Magic" by Clover



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Retro8bit
Jul 19, 2009
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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mcjazzman32
Oct 3, 2008
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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spikesreign
Dec 3, 2008
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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horrorshowjack
Sep 19, 2015
Story: Reasonably entertaining, if mediocre, for much of its run then takes a left turn into suckville. Ending is terrible, and renders it the most pointless anime ever filmed. Honestly it rivals So I Can't Play H for the ending that came closest to me avoiding the genre entirely.

Art: All the characters are distinct, and even background characters are fairly recognizable. However, none of them are all that pleasant to look at which is a drawback in a harem series. Guessing main girl looks better than she's drawn from the reactions of other characters.

Animation seems competent.

Sound: No major complaints.

Characters: MC is an read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Maburaho
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: Seto no Hanayome
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.  
reportRecommended by Warll
Anime: Hidan no Aria
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  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
Some of the humor is similar. Both short and funny comedies who don't fall into heavy fanservice, though Magikano is more suggestive than Baka to Test. 
reportRecommended by Arch-Defender
Anime: B Gata H Kei
-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. 
reportRecommended by Arch-Defender
Anime: To LOVE-Ru
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).
 
reportRecommended by Vaenny

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