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Rental Magica


Alternative Titles

English: Rental Magica
Japanese: レンタルマギカ

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 14,257 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1355
Members: 39,761
Favorites: 99
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Ranked #2727Popularity #1355Members 39,761
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

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

Iba, Itsuki
Iba, Itsuki
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Ren Mathers, Adelicia
Ren Mathers, Adelicia
Main
Takahashi, Mikako
Japanese
Takahashi, Mikako
Kuroha, Manami
Kuroha, Manami
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Nekoyashiki, Ren
Nekoyashiki, Ren
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi

Staff

Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Shiraishi, Michita
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Yamada, Yuka
Yamada, Yuka
Script


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Sora ni Saku (宇宙(そら)に咲く)" by Lisa Komine
#2: "Faith" by Lisa Komine

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Aruite ikou. (歩いていこう。)" by Jungo Yoshida
#2: "Aruite ikou. (Acapella Version) (歩いていこう。(アカペラVersion))" by Everyone at Astral (eps 12,21)




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Archaeon
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 read more
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Mijare
Mar 22, 2008
Since I'm almost done with the series (just waiting on Eclipse for the last episode), I thought I'd write my take on the whole thing.

Story: What story? While we end up seeing background story for all of the characters, the feel of it all remains the same. The over-all driving plot point is a bit thin, and by the end, I found myself wishing there had been more.

Art: The animation is great. There are a few jerky moments - most noticeable when Itsuki starts using martial arts - but the majority is clean.

Sound: I love the opening theme to this. Otherwise, I hardly noticed read more
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kickass331
Apr 9, 2008
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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HardToName
Apr 5, 2008
Although this was a great series, there is much to criticize about. For one, the chief character, Itsuki, does nominal developing, and is not once thought of as “Most Powerful” as you would anticipate from other series’. Instead, the series relies on the supporting characters for that feeling of triumph over the opponent. Also, the series talks much about the preceding generation of Astral mages, but not once decides to go into detail about it, which is not a good plot hole in my outlook. On top of that, it takes about half of the entire series to start getting the true experience of read more
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