Mahou Sensou

Magical Warfare

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Mahosen
Japanese: 魔法戦争
English: Magical Warfare
German: Magical Warfare
Spanish: Magical Warfare
French: Magical Warfare
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.961 (scored by 115278115,278 users)
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Ranked: #94762
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Popularity: #936
Members: 250,421
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The world as we know it is actually just half the story, as Takeshi Nanase finds out abruptly one summer morning. On his way to kendo practice, Takeshi comes across an unconscious girl in a uniform he doesn't recognize. Takeshi does the decent thing and saves her, and in return the girl wakes up and accidentally turns him into a magic-user.

As Takeshi finds out, there is the world he lives in and the world of magic users. Most magic users just want to peacefully coexist with non-magicians, but there are some with bigger ambitions. Mui Aiba is a magician enrolled in the Subaru Magic Academy, where magic users can learn to control and channel their powers and how to live in peace with regular humans. After his fateful encounter with Mui, Takeshi and his newly magician friends Kurumi Isoshima and Kazumi Ida decide to enroll in the Magic Academy as well.

All three friends have different reasons for fighting on, whether they're fighting to escape the past or catch up to the future. They wield different kinds of powers, which they must learn to harness in order to fight off the Ghost Trailers, a group of magicians who are willing to use violence to assert their superiority over humans.

Pursued by the Ghost Trailers, Takeshi and his friends must train to become stronger, face the leader of the Trailers, and prevent the beginning of the Second Great Magic War.


Mahou Sensou adapts the first 7 novels of Hisashi Suzuki's light novel series of the same title.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Producer, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Itou, Makoto


Opening Theme

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"Senkou no Prisoner (閃光のPRISONER)" by Yuuka Nanri

Ending Theme

"Born to be" by nano (ナノ)


Aug 19, 2022
Mahou Sensou is a prime example of creators probably saying let's just make an animation that supports the light novel and manga. Do we have enough budget to try hard on this anime? Umm...probably not...., but let's make it and see what happens FOR SCIENCE!

Mahou Sensou is an anime where it is a 12 episodes long advertisement and the viewers might be enticed to read the source material for the hope that the source material has to be better than this anime right? This anime can fulfill your fire emblem/bleach needs: Sword Boy fighting magical people. Also it is 2014, so sword boys are emo ...
May 18, 2020
Mixed Feelings
in the beginning it was pretty okay, nothing special but also nothing bad but then at the end they had you hanging. Episode 12 wasn't a continue of episode 11 i think bc they didn't follow up. And then at the end something happened that left everyone confused. This needs a follow up bc they can't just let it end here, that just doesn't make sense if they do!!! maybe they explained or let it see in the manga but I'm not sure bc I didn't read it maybe am gonna do that and hope that I'm not confused anymore if I do.
Jun 12, 2021
Let just say that I wasted alot of time watching this anime that was original start of the anime being very decent and then went on downhill until the end. This anime is a disaster to being with, with the characters so bland I wish someone with great ideas can help the development of these characters. I wish I want to give this a 0 star, because you know why........CLIFFHANGER ENDING!!! That right, the anime ends with a Cliffhanger ending and then you never know what happens after that with the developers be like "Oh final episode is finish, we are done with this anime, ...

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