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English: Maburaho
Japanese: まぶらほ


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: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.781 (scored by 4399443,994 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1729
Members: 89,352
Favorites: 205

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Apr 13, 2010
leingodf8 (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 12, 2007
dnt (All reviews)

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.

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Jul 6, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 27, 2008
Retro8bit (All reviews)
Well after reading the above info on this title, you probably have a good idea as to what this series is about. Yep, its an"ecchi harem anime". It stays basic, but is still enjoyable.

Story: 6/10
Well there really isn’t an actual plot going on per-say, it simply revolves around this boy named Kazuki, who has magic that is far beyond anyone else’s. (yeah, its a place where everyone knows magic) Only problem is--he can only use it a limited amount of times. (8 to be precise) So upon hearing this, three female students hear about this and decide to make him their lover, for the sol read more
Aug 17, 2011
Nasty001 (All reviews)
Ok, ok, so now I've just completed watching this classic (since it was released in 2003), time for me to make my review, take note that I'm yet to read its manga, so my review is only for this anime. So, let's get down to business:

Story- fair 6.

Ok, so this is your typical comedy, set in the school, with magic and a ghost, but this anime is focus on the harem and its comedy revolves around it. However this is one harem that can be considered as a "TRUE HAREM," because unlike other harem this one has all parties having feelings for the muchacho (male read more
Jul 16, 2012
DeSwitch (All reviews)
Kazuki Shikimori lives in a a world where everyone can use magic. Not everyone’s magic is equal. Everyone has a set number of times that he or she can use their magic. Most normal people can to use magic around hundred times or so, while others can use their magic several thousand times. A person's social status is determined by how many times you are able to use magic. If however you use up all your magic, your body turns to ash and is scattered in the wind. Kazuki however is different from most because his magic count is less than 10. Then one day read more
Mar 10, 2012
ampzz (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 21, 2009
biitchstick (All reviews)
Meh..Just another typical Harem with a wimpy kid that gets 3 (or 4 depending on how you wanna look at it)girls chasing after him but he is too gay to go for any of them+Magic.

Story 3/10

Ok i admit at the beggining i was kind of interested,but then halfway through the series it just went downhill.
The story begins with as earlier stated this wimpy kid named kazuki
who can only use magic 8 times,he surpasses 8 he dies.

Well turns out his kid is gonna be the most powerful magicien in the world or some shit like that,and out of the blue 3 girls (at the same read more
Oct 11, 2009
Saintly (All reviews)
Oh, harem, harem. You're so indecisive.

I start it off like this because if you're looking for a harem that goes against the grain and has a distinct, "I choose [insert girl's name here]," you'll be sadly disappointed with this anime. It sticks to the generic harem formula, deviating here and there, but ultimately, it comes out the same product.

Story: 7
For me, harems' storylines must be alike and different. This one was an average mix of those two. It pleased me, but didn't wow me. I enjoyed the story much more than I thought it would, and I have to say, Yuna's over the top read more
Aug 4, 2010
Damonashu (All reviews)
When I first started maburaho some odd years ago, I was very intrigued by what the previews showed. Simply, in a world where people can cast spells a certain number of times, Kazuki Shikimori, has a very low count a considers himself worthless. This is until he becomes the target of an unwanted harem when it is revealed to his class, that he has some impressive magical genes. Going in, you get what you asked for. A harem series set in a magical world. At the time, I didn't expect much but now that I had some time to think, I realized a lot of read more
Sep 5, 2011
yez (All reviews)
People may look at my score and say that its outrageous, but i feel as if it was more of the spur of the moment score. This anime was pretty dope. It was incredibly entertaining and just loads of fun. Its as simple as that.

This is one of those rare little gems that made me laugh a lot. There's a lot of ecchi, but personally im okay with that. I mean theres a guy surrounded by a bunch of different girls, so what do you expect? Im not a pervert or anything, but if i was in his situation read more
May 13, 2011
ArcherInferno (All reviews)
Let me just start off by saying that I love Maburaho; I love the characters, the humor, and while there is plenty of fanservice, there is in fact a heartwarming side to this story. (Just don't expect too much of it, otherwise you'll likely be let down.)

However, I'm not going so far as to say "what an underrated show this is," because it isn't. As mentioned before, there are quite a few similar anime out there. I can't really say that there's anything truly original about Maburaho, it just exemplifies what its genre is all about: high school, girls, comedy, and romance. read more
Jan 13, 2009
Mallik (All reviews)
This anime is one of my favorites by far, and I know that anyone who watches this will have some sort of place for it in their hearts.

Story - (9/10)
The story was simply amazing. Shikimori Kazuki, a 17-year-old boy, attends a school for elite magicians. However, due to his physique, test scores, and various other things, girls walk right on past him.

However, out of the blue, he is "attacked" by three beautiful girls: Kuriko, Rin, and Yuuna.

But, they're really only after one thing: his genes (you heard it guys, they wanna *bleep* him =O ).

Aside from making the whole male population at the school jealous read more
Nov 25, 2012
ardeeuchiha (All reviews)
~ Review ~

Anime Information
Anime Production : J.C.Staff
Director: Shinichiro Kimura
Episodes: 24 episodes
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ecchi, Magic, Romance, School, Harem
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Original Run: October 14, 2003 - April 6, 2004

Kazuki Shikimori is a 17 years old student who attends Aoi Academy, a prestigious school for elite magician. In this world full of magic, each magician has a set limit of spells, and performing more spells than the limit allows will cause the user to turn into dust. Thus normally for many people, their set limit of spells are about around hundreds or thousands but for Kazuki Shikimori, he's got to be the unluckiest guys around. read more
Apr 13, 2010
Usagi-long-legs (All reviews)
This was the first harem/ecchi anime that I've watched so I wasn't to sure of it at first.
I actually found it enjoyable and really funny :D
The main character isn't very popular because he only has 8 times he can use his magic so of course he feels abit worthless, then suddenly 3 girls are after him however some of them only want his genes!! You'll get why when you watch it ;)
The characters will get on your nerves at first but as the anime goes on you start learning alot about them
I love the opeing of the anime I think thats what got me into read more
Jun 23, 2009
Heketeus (All reviews)
Okay, so this Maburaho is on my mind, basically it's normal harem and ecchi anime series where there is one guy and three girls around him. First this is just some ecchi anime, nothing really good, but still not bad, but really when it goes on, it is so good. My example of this anime shortly is that it's something like ecchi harem anime, but some really good things on it, it's like something you expect, but really just can't afford it, well that the way I think it is.

Story 10/10:

Well first the story was little bit boring, but then oh great, it turns read more
Nov 4, 2012
markeo16 (All reviews)
The ending to this anime is pretty shocking really. The main guy has three girls around him who really want a shagg yet throughout the whole series he purposely tries not to get close to them in a sexual way he actually runs away if they take a piece of clothing off. This doesn't reflect a person of his age or sex.

The story changes half way through and the protagonist pretty much just wastes away his powers for stupid reasons. there is no real villain, everyone just has some weird obsession with the main guy.

i would only advise someone to watch this read more
Jun 22, 2010
HavanaCruz (All reviews)
Cruz Reviews:Maburaho
Maburaho is a romance story of a shy and kind male getting chased by three girls for his genes. This is a great if you like light romantic comedies in anime. I like this "harem" style anime because of the humor. There were little sentimental moments as well shared between the main character Kazuki Shikimori, and main three female characters (Yuna Miyama, Kuriko Kazetsubaki, Rin Kamishiro), so it's not all chasing after a male. The ending was a lil whack for me and seemed a lil rush as if it was made just to end the series, I was hoping for something read more
Jan 16, 2019
LostNomad4471 (All reviews)
Story 6/10
The best way I can describe Maburaho is as another ecchi harem anime which is what makes the story the weakest part of the anime. Every episode mainly just follows Kazuki and his harem going on some wacky adventure....just like in every other harem anime. Disappointingly, this doesn't help make Maburaho stand-out from other harem anime.

Something I did like about the story, however, was that the anime takes place in a world where everyone is a magician and magic is just like this everyday occurrence. For example, you see students flying to class and in one episode the characters play a game of read more
May 22, 2020
crusadingveros (All reviews)
You don't really have to agree with me on anything I have to say: I like watching animes before the 2010s. I consider them classics (of course, depending on what series we're talking here).

I sometimes see these shows and find things that could possibly fit our current medium. I don't particularly like harems in general, but there is a few exceptions. Maburaho is one of these harems that I like and not today's harem. Sometimes, all the main focus of today's harem are the fan-service bullshitery I rather watch in hentai where it should be done.

What this show did was a good mix read more