Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

Day Break Illusion

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Gen'ei wo Kakeru Taiyou, Il Sole Penetra le Illusioni, The Sun Penetrates the Illusions
Japanese: 幻影ヲ駆ケル太陽
English: Day Break Illusion
German: Day Break Illusion
French: Day Break Illusion
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 6, 2013 to Sep 28, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.471 (scored by 2073020,730 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #68272
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Popularity: #2894
Members: 54,051
Favorites: 188

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Akari Taiyou is an apprentice fortune teller living with her aunt, uncle, and their daughter Fuyuna. Having lost her mother at a young age, the only thing Akari has left of her is a deck of tarot cards and a dream to follow in her footsteps as a fortune teller.

One night, Akari has a dream of being attacked by a plant monster and witnesses a stronger version of herself defeat it. When she awakens, she discovers to her horror that the monster was actually Fuyuna. But mysteriously, Akari and her relatives soon forget Fuyuna ever existed. After another close encounter with a similar monster, she is rescued by three magical girls: Ginka Shirokane, Seira Hoshikawa, and Luna Tsukuyomi. They explain that they are from the Sefiro Fiore organization, which uses Elemental Tarot power to fight the evil creatures known as "Daemonia."

Akari discovers she too is a magical girl and has inherited her mother's power of The Sun card. However, she comes to realize Daemonia are actually people who have been possessed, and she must decide whether to try to save what is left of their humanity or to wipe them from existence. As Akari comes to terms with her grim duty of protecting the world from Daemonia, the bonds of the organization and that of their team will soon be strained when they deal with grave threats from the outside and from within.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsumoto, Miho
Assistant Producer
Kusakawa, Keizou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


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"träumerei" by LiSA

Ending Theme

"-Mirage-" by Natsumi Okamoto (岡本菜摘)


Sep 24, 2013

Many people consider this to be an almost blatant rip off of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.

Which, lets be honest here, it's easy to see; there's malevolent animal beings that seem to not give a rats ass about the people who they work with, physically or emotionally. Lapalace and Kyubey seem really similar in that sense.

There's 4 girls who turn into stronger versions of themselves and fight in an interdimensional space against evil beings, one nice one, one bad ass one, one that's more set in their own goals, etc.

Oct 3, 2013
Mixed Feelings
It’s been a while since I last reviewed something, and that’s mostly because there wasn’t anything I finished that I felt like reviewing.
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou though is one show I wanted to review since episode one.

So I sat down, watched the remaining 5 episodes that I haven’t watched yet and marathoned them.

And what should I say? Meh.
It saddens me that this show clearly had potential but had two main issues that ruined all potential it had.

First - The pacing.
This show was just waaaaaaaaay too rushed. Sometimes they squeezed in so much stuff into one episode it couldn’t build up any impact for the things ...
May 27, 2014
Alright, let's face it. After the ever famous and successful "Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica," a want and increase in demand for dark magical girl shows have been prevalent in the anime community. Now, I'm not going to be comparing this show to Madoka 24/7, because trust me, this show is bad on it's own, but I will be using Madoka as a basis for what a dark magical girl show should try to succeed, and what it shouldn't.

Day Break Illusion is, absolutely, what it shouldn't.

If the promotional art and the opening wasn't a dead giveaway, it should be well-known that this show is going to ...

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