Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

Day Break Illusion

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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
Theme: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.471 (scored by 2063020,630 users)
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Ranked: #67912
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Popularity: #2863
Members: 53,824
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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)


May 25, 2021
Being a fan of Madoka Magica, I was looking for another dark mahou shoujo anime to get into. When I came across Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou it was described as a very dark mahou shoujo that hit hard and had no reservations. I was a little skeptical that it might just be an attempt to jump on the hype of Madoka Magica but I gave it a try. What I didn't expect was for the first episode to hit me like a semi truck with the grim nature of the magical girls and their fight against the Daemonia. As I watched, I was drawn in ...
Aug 29, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I think it is an alright show. I can see why people said it is heavily influenced by Madoka but I also find the two shows being quite different.

The plot is fine. It is basically about girls having magical powers and they have to defeat monsters that can take control of people with "bad" emotions such as envy, hatred. The fights are pretty repetitive. The main character always tries to chat with the monsters first, then just kill it because the monsters always want to die. The ending is a bit rush IMO.

The art style probably will take time to get used to. The characters' ...
Oct 4, 2019
Ah, another one of those dark mahou shoujo that try to cash in from the fad Madoka Magica created with its hype and financial success. Although it does a fine job at having polarized imagery of happy moeblobs on one hand and creepy murderous monsters on the other, it still fails to accomplish the thing that actually made Madoka Magica such a hit. Which one is that you may wonder? Could it be the deep characterization? The elaborate storytelling? The amazing analysis of its various themes? HELL NO, that show sucked in all that.
… It was the production values, ok?

AIC is no SHAFT. They can’t ...

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