Our MC finds out that his school requires him to join a club and during his reluctant search he stumbles upon Tejina-senpai attempting magic tricks in her clubroom. Tejina-senpai has massive stage fright however and so now that she has an audience her attempts are simply comedic.
tl;dr: It is a well put together ecchi comedy similar in style to konosuba but involving a magic highschool club , if you like ecchi comedy you will enjoy it if not don't watch it.
This is an ecchi comedy anime which wears its jokes on its sleave. If you are looking for highbrow comedy, a visual thriller or a heartfelt story on the level of Clanned you will not get it. This show is about ecchi comedy and it absolutely nails it. It is focused around a highschool girl and her desire to form a magic club with her new friend aptly named assistant.
This leads to many various comedic shenanigans which combined with the short run time of only 12 minutes gives the show a fast pace feel in regards to the comedy as the quick scene segments means that most of the comedy is physical or situational rather than referential or call backs like many other anime. Shows like this often get a lot of unjust criticism for pandering to the lowest common denominator but in the case of this show it manages to pull it off well with good character writing and interactions ensuring that the comedy works rather than just lots of pointless ecchi scenes strung together. Overall every time I watched it I really enjoyed it but as this review states it is down to taste if you like Ecchi comedy or comedy similar to konosuba then I would recommenced trying it as I think you would probably enjoy it. If you don't like the darkness comedic elements in Konosuba then I don't think this show is for you. Overall I would give it a 6 for the story but a solid 10/10 for how much I actually enjoyed the anime averaging out as an 8/10 which I feel is fair for this anime as you will either enjoy it immensely or it is not in your taste.
Tuesday anime-short slot No. 1: A busty high-school girl going around to attempt magic tricks, with only one problem: she fails at everything, to even the most basic skills. Not for lack of trying but as a Senpai, whom we assume would have at least some level of skill, she is utterly useless as a running gag.
Fortunately for her, she is not the only one in the dust, as a new kouhai is her saving grace to not letting her so-called "Magic Club" fade into obscurity! Well, how great. And there are other characters more...
With such a setting like that, I'm pretty sure we all
know where this going: an ahegao-like senpai with sational bodily features committing magic that attempts to show more ecchi than actual magic, how does that bode?
In a phrase: Magical boredom.
Just for fun to fill Tuesday, this is the show to fap on.
This show reminds me very much of Aho Girl. If you enjoy shows that aren't serious and you don't mind cheap jokes and forced ecchi-ness, then this anime might be for you.
Sempai is a magician wannabe who fails at every trick she attempts. Each failure results in embarrassment with erotic innuendos. The jokes are lowbrow. Even Assistant-kun's reactions show the same sentiments within the show; no one tries to mask the cheapness of it all. There are parts of this show that made me laugh and I very much wanted to like it a lot, (especially because I really enjoyed Aho Girl), but alas, the
humour and characters both miss the mark.
Given that the episodes are short (about 12 mins), it's an easy watch to pass time. Actually, each episode is further divided into parts, which appeals to my short attention span. Each "story" is around 4 minutes, so this is a show to have on hand when you don't have long lengths of time to spare.
Takeaway: An anime to watch when you need a short comic break. (Especially if you're really tired from work and don't have the mental capacity to judge how cheap the jokes are.)
There's nothing much to the show. As an ecchi, the main jokes revolve around Sempai finding herself in compromising positions such as getting tied up; having her clothes get damaged; or in one instance, forgetting to bring clothes to dress into as part of one of her street performances. That kind of humor gets really old because of how predicatble it can be. Going onto animation, it's average. Honestly because of the many pantyshots and boob bouncing, it almost becomes bland as it happens in nearly every episode.
The opening and ending themes are decent as is the voice acting. There is a small number
of characters in the series with each varying in terms of how they are played. The Assistant is generic and mostly serves as the stand-in for the audience observing Sempai's misadventures. He is the straight man of the relationship, but at the same time, I found myself slightly disliking him because of the fact that he makes it clear often that he is largely interested in Sempai for her breasts and her other attributes. The sixth episode in particular has him take advantage of hypnotism to get Sempai to do whatever he wanted. A really shallow guy that is.
Sempai is funny with her stage fright, but this also tends to get in the way. She is greatly passionate about magic, which isn't bad...but whenever she tries to recruit new members to the club, she comes off as annoying. Especially because there is no sign of her getting over her stage fright. It is something that continually gets in the way of progress. I understand that's a part of the joke -- she performs better when she isn't in front of anyone else -- but it quickly stops being funny quickly.
Saki is a big-breasted gyaru girl who does street performances. From the looks of it, she seems that she'll be set up as a rival of Sempai's. There's nothing to her aside from the fact that she has a disturbing crush on her obese little brother. Just her practically foaming from the mouth when thinking about her brother is unsettling. Then there is Sempai's older sister...Sister....who is an airhead who loves to tease her little sister and offers to be the Magic Club's advisor (she's mdoerately a good character), and Madara who is the club president of the Chemistry Club who takes a disliking for Sempai to the point that she loathed having the scientific tricks she does be equated to the stage magic that Sempai does. For the most part, all the characters are defined by one trait no more, no less.
Overall, Magical Sempai is a slightly below average series that if you love ecchi humor, I'm positive you'll have a good time with this one. Each episode is comprised of small segments that run for 12 minutes, so it's not too much of a burden to watch. But know that you are getting exactly what you'd