Rental Magica

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: レンタルマギカ
English: Rental Magica
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2007 to Mar 24, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Themes: HaremHarem, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.011 (scored by 2134221,342 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2701
Members: 61,477
Favorites: 107


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Due to his father's disappearance, Itsuki Iba has to take over the family business: a magician dispatch service. Their family employs countless magicians and other supernatural beings in order to send them out to help those who need magical assistance. As a leader, Itsuki now has to be tough, commanding, and reliable, but there's one problem, he's a coward. Also, in order to run a successful business, he must connect with his employees, which is more difficult than it seems due to his personality. But not only does he have to deal with his own employees, he also has to deal with those who threaten the family business.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takechi, Tsuneo
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Sora ni Saku (宇宙(そら)に咲く)" by Lisa Komine (eps 2-5, 13-18, 22)
2: "Faith" by Lisa Komine (eps 7-12, 19-21, 23)
3: "Sora ni Saku (Hikigatari Version) (宇宙に咲く 〜弾き語りVersion〜)" by Lisa Komine (eps 24)

Ending Theme

1: "Sora ni Saku (宇宙(そら)に咲く)" by Lisa Komine  (eps 1)
2: "Aruite ikou. (歩いていこう。)" by Jungo Yoshida (eps 2-11, 13-20, 22-24)
3: "Aruite ikou. (Acapella Version) (歩いていこう。(アカペラVersion))" by Everyone at Astral (eps 12, 21)


Mar 25, 2008
Rental Magica is a bit of an odd anime. It's mainly a series of one shot episodes relating the exploits of Iba Itsuki, the 2nd president of Astral, and his various employees as they combat evil spirits, demons, rogue mages, magical pollution, etc.

What makes the show a bit odd is the fact that it initially can't decide if it wants to be a combat anime, or a highschool romance, a purely supernatural thriller, or a comedy. It literally has a bit of all those genres. Because of this, many people may be put off watching the show after a few episodes. Bear with it ...
Dec 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Reason for watching: Thought it had a good premise for occult themed story lines, base on its synopsis.

TL;DR: I thought wrong. The story is shallow and messy, with weak animation for its battle scenes, and the characters are as flat as a deflated balloon.

The story is so incoherent. That's the only way I can describe it. I have come across animes with messy, borderline incoherent story-telling. But this is on another level, not only is the story-telling rocky, the concept on a whole is not even clear. The episodes were originally aired in a non-linear pattern, where the First episode is the Sixth in chronological ...
Apr 9, 2008
Preliminary (12/24 eps)
This show's story makes no sense and is boring. The art is typical and mundane. The sound is fine but the opening and ending are typical Anime junk. The characters don't stand out and are average. The show is one of the thousands of Harems with average video quality, stereotypical characters, lame plot twists, and cheesy production values. Overall, I had to drop this series because it was so unpleasant to watch. If you're really into Harry Potter, then I guess you could love this series though.

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