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Alternative Titles

Japanese: まぶらほ
English: Maburaho
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2003 to Apr 6, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.731 (scored by 4909749,097 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #54992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2123
Members: 98,015
Favorites: 229

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In the world of Maburaho, everyone is born with the ability to use magic and are thus labeled magicians. However, the magical ability of each person is not equal. The number of times you can use magic determines the amount of respect you receive, and since one’s magical power is determined at birth by traits and genetics, those who have a bloodline stemming from famous magicians are highly sought after.

Having the lowest magic count in Aoi Academy, Kazuki Shikimori is looked down upon by his classmates and seen as a nearly worthless magician. However, his bloodline consists of many great magicians throughout the ages, meaning that while he may not be a great magician, his offspring could be. This leads to him being sought after by three different young women: Yuna Miyama, a transfer student who declares herself his wife upon arrival, Rin Kamishiro, a prideful swordswoman of a traditional family who wants to kill him so she will be free to pursue her own desires, and Kuriko Kazetsubaki, a member of an influential family who bluntly tries to seduce him for his genes.

Now he has to deal with not only the jealousy of all the guys in his school, but also various women chasing after him!

Characters & Voice Actors


Kimura, Shinichirou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Shigeharu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Koi no Mahou" by Ichiko

Ending Theme

"We'd Get There Some Day" by Ichiko


Apr 13, 2010
Hmmm, as I sit down to write this review, I notice that a lot of other viewers say that this anime is un-original, simple, and all together a decent but under achieving anime. I don't see it that way however, for I think Maburaho embodies exactly what a harem - ecchi anime should be. Now as far as harem animes go, you have over a million and one to choose from, but I think that Maburaho is the one that perfected the formula, the one that got everything just right.

Now, people will complain that the story is simple and rather un-original, but what did you ...
Jul 6, 2007
Mixed Feelings
Thank God it wasn’t longer than 24 episodes. It was just bad. I don’t even know why it was in AnimeNfo’s top 194.

The story had its highs and lows. Its highs were average, and its lows were really bad – catch my drift? Most of the time it was almost unbearable to watch, and there were episodes that almost got me (Just the ones with Rin and Yamase in it) but still came up short. In a word, disappointing. It was bad execution all over again – the concept was almost acceptable, but the concept was disappeared along the series to who knows where ...
Mar 10, 2012
I can sum everything up in but a few words -

Why did you not just end this at twelve episodes J.C. Staff?

The story was partially decent leading up to the first arc if you want to call it such; then comes episode thirteen onwards... just a highway disaster.

It would have been a rather touching anime worth at least a 6 or 7 overall if they had left it to end at the mid point.
Kazuki went out of his way to gain some manly points with how carefree he sacrificed his limited amount of magical usage on the 4 girls he cared for and loved.

Time for ...

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