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


Score: 6.731 (scored by 4907149,071 users)
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Ranked: #54612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2115
Members: 97,911
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 3, 2022
Maburaho was one of the first harem anime I watched back in the 2000s. I just rewatched the whole series and remembered why I enjoyed it in the first place. When I first watched this anime as a teenager, I mostly had a crush on Yuna Miyama, Kazuki's self-proclaimed wife, but I definitely liked Rin Kamishiro and Kuriko Kazetsubaki as well. I like the individual magical girls in this anime as characters and think they work well together. Yes, it's true that Maburaho has a cheesy storyline, but it's a harem anime, so I think it works in that context. As someone watching a y2k ...
Jan 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Text book definition of old Harem.

Submissive protagonist with no whatsoever appeal, confidence or charm but "kind and selfless" and with the usual plot device (his genes) which justify why he gets surrounded by girls.

Other characters are, in order: the rich slutty lady (blond), violent clumsy tsundere (violet) and sweet, deeply and blindly fallen in love for a promise we made as children girl (pink).
These characters are so generic that you literally don't need anything else but those few words used in my description to get the full picture.
Beyond these 3, the rest are so dull, bland and uninteresting that you start to consider them extra ...
Jul 4, 2022
If your looking for a show you don't care about the artwork, story, etc, and are looking for a little bit of ecchi/harem.. you will probably still be disappointed.

Ok, we have a story about a boy, who only has 8 spells, after that he will die, and turn to ash. Despite knowing this, of course, guess what he does, uses the spells, dies, and turns to ash. Despite time spent with him still, not a lot is done to fix him, and eventually, they find, that if they put all his ashes together. They can reconstitute him, which of ...

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