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Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou


Alternative Titles

English: Day Break Illusion
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

Information

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: Magic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 13,620 users)
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Ranked: #53192
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Popularity: #1608
Members: 35,461
Favorites: 94
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Synopsis

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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Staff

Kusakawa, Keizou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Itou, Michiko
Script, Series Composition
Hayashi, Hiroki
Storyboard


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"träumerei" by LiSA

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"-Mirage-" by Natsumi Okamoto (岡本菜摘)




More reviewsReviews

May 27, 2014
ihateeveryone (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 24, 2013
ErecTV (All reviews)
FEW SPOILERS AHEAD.
PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.


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.

However a few things set them apart.

1: The main character read more
Jan 12, 2014
MistyBlue (All reviews)
At first, I was skeptical about this anime. It received mixed ratings. Some were 9, while others were 4. The ones who rated this anime to be low were mostly those that kept comparing it to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. Critique the show, not compare! It's not a perfect anime, but it doesn't mean it cannot be enjoyable.

Story: The first episode took me by surprise,with me thinking that it escalated pretty quickly with very little background to the story. It made me prepare myself for the upcoming episodes, as there were more grim. The tarot cards were a cool component of this anime; I read more
Aug 18, 2013
raritydash (All reviews)
Two years ago studio SHAFT gave to the anime watching world Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a show which cleverly blended the conventions of magical girl anime with dark horror themes, subversive storytelling and striking visual style to create one of the most perfect and memorable anime that I've certainly ever seen. Madoka Magica was a game changer and achieved acclaim and popularity that has proven persistent. Given all that, it's really no surprise at all that other anime studios would want to try and repeat that success. So it is anime studio AIC has decided to present us with an original dark magical girl series read more

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