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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
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.741 (scored by 4810848,108 users)
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Ranked: #51062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1986
Members: 95,642
Favorites: 217

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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!


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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 ...
Aug 12, 2007

The story, it's good, mostly like your regular harem but has a type of hidden charm that you just can't put your finger on.

Art is good, nothing outstanding like Madhouse or Bones production, but who cares? It is good animation for the type of genre it is. You wouldn't want to see Death Note drawn like Maburaho and Maburaho like Death Note would you? It would completely ruin the atmosphere.

The soundtrack is good, nothing outstanding but short of great. Character voices are good as usual, fits the characters perfect.
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 ...

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