Ranked #4156


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Maken-Ki! Battling Venus
Japanese: マケン姫っ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2011 to Dec 21, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Ranked: #41562
Popularity: #527
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Based on the manga series by Hiromitsu Takeda, this romantic comedy is about Takeru Ohyama, a typical perverted teenage boy. His new school doesn't require entrance exams, and it just turned co-ed! Unfortunately, his dreams of a happy high school life are dashed when he finds out the school is much more than it seems. All of the students wield a special item—a Maken—to unleash their magical abilities in duels! Can Takeru find a Maken that works for him? Even while trying to fit in at a new school and dealing with all kinds of girl problems?

(Source: FUNimation)


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Opening Theme

"Fly Away" by Mizuki Togashi

Ending Theme

#01: "Baby! Baby!" by Noriko Shitaya & Iori Nomizu (ep 1)
#02: "Baby! Baby!" by Sayuri Yahagi & Noriko Shitaya (ep 2)
#03: "Baby! Baby!" by Misuzu Togashi & Aya Gouda (ep 3)
#04: "Baby! Baby!" by Sayuri Yahagi & Misuzu Togashi (ep 4)
#05: "Baby! Baby!" by Noriko Shitaya & Shizuka Furuya (ep 5)
#06: "Baby! Baby!" by Iori Nomizu & Sayuri Yahagi (ep 6)
#07: "Baby! Baby!" by Rie Tanaka & Satomi Akesaka (ep 7)
#08: "Baby! Baby!" by Mariya Ise & Rie Tanaka (ep 8)
#09: "Baby! Baby!" by Saeko Zougou & Misato (ep 9)
#10: "Baby! Baby!" by Rina Satou & Rina Hidaka (ep 10)
#11: "Baby! Baby!" by Misuzu Togashi & Noriko Shitaya (ep 11)
#12: "Baby! Baby!" by Noriko Shitaya & Iori Nomizu & Sayuri Yahagi (ep 12)

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Dec 17, 2011
First let me say this is not for people who do not enjoy fan service. They are fools for watching it then bitching about it. Im sorry but you are a complete tool if you complain about fanservice even though you know its ecchi, you are just simply asking for it. I enjoyed it because of the mix of harem, action, comedy with fan service. I have almost watched the whole series and there should be a second season on the way due to obvious storyline that is no where near finished.

The basic story is a high school that has combat with elements fire, read more
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Oct 20, 2014
A school for magical combat. A loser kid with a heart of gold has several girls who are interested in him, although some of them won't admit it. It turns out he has a super powerful magic ability. Where have I seen this concept before? Oh, right. Everywhere. The plot isn't original. And the setting isn't original. And the characters aren't original. This anime follows the formula and does not stray from it one bit. If you like the formula, you'll like this anime.

Story: 4

A high school that teaches magical combat. Where have I read more
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Oct 29, 2011
Before reading this please excuse me if I have very little good things to say about this anime but well, it is a dreadful anime.

I am going to start off with what I liked about this anime first that way I will not be seen as biased in any way or form.
The overall storyline of Maken-ki was a great concept and reminded me of Avatar (well what I have heard of it), a school where you learn to fight using the elements. I thought it would be a great mixture of the shounen and slice of life genres. But sadly this was not the case. read more
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Mar 4, 2012
Alright so I'll try to keep from bashing this anime as much as some of the other reviews have done. It may be hard to do, but I'll give it a shot.

Maken-Ki is not quite the standard harem ecchi show. It kind of wavers between having great potential to trying to blow it's whole load on fanservice and saying "screw the plot." In the end it rather tends to lean toward the latter, which is a shame for the potential it had early on.

Story: Surprising to see ecchi anime with a good plot. Takeru is your usual perverted kid that wants to spend his days read more
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The male protagonist joins a school full of fighting girls, lacking abilities of his own at first, but developing some based on his lineage (from  read more 
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Both were set in an all girls school turned coed.

Both muchachos (male lead) have lecherous tendencies as well as being losers.

Both involves usage of magic and superpowers.

Both chiquitas (main female lead) are a year older than the muchchos.

Both have the same amount of intense ecchi.

Both also has the same harem genre.

And, both muchachos (male lead) have special abilities.


The lead chiquita in Maken-ki is the muchacho's childhood friend, while in Highschool DxD there is no childhood friend to link the muchacho with.

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A single lucky seemingly useless (at the very least; boring, normal and/or plain) guy, gets into a school mainly comprised of beautiful girls that battle one another as part of their school days with super powers. Except IS is more sci-fi, and Maken-Ki is martial arts. Both male protagonists have a harem of girls after his affection without them having to lift a finger; you're typical harem anime. 
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The same fighting girls who can kick ass, and the same kind of harem where guy is involve and quite frankly both anime are not for the conservative ones, and it's only for those who are after the entertainment side of it. 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
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-Both main characters are quite weak
-Both leads have childhood's friends who like them
-Both characters get beaten up to a pulp :]
-Both leads girls live with them
-Both anime girls are usually stronger than guy
-Both guys are oblivious for the fact that the girls like them
-Same type of humor
-Lots of other things 
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