Rental Magica

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


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: MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 1732017,320 users)
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Ranked: #32712
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Popularity: #2034
Members: 52,975
Favorites: 109


Already with the first episode this show feels like Ghost Hunt - the paranormal service for hire in particular. Plus you have all the same various magicks like shinto, onmyoudo, etc. 
report Recommended by Kimura
These animes have similar stories. They both fight demons/youkais with magic and they have Onmyoujis and shikigamis in common. Also, two of the main characters, Masahiro and Itsuki, both have a special ability with their eyes. 
report Recommended by Kruxia
because both of the main characther have um don't know how to say it but they are like the same with the eye. 
report Recommended by yuuki_yukimori
Extremely similar concepts. Both the series has their own plotline, but follow a monster-of-the-week format (meaning that almost each episode is self-contained) although an ongoing plot often involving the main character is present. Magic, spirits and the like are also present when it comes to the different characters in both of these series combating the antagonists. 
report Recommended by Crystal
It may be too early to really tell, but this show is giving off a vibe similar to Rental Magica. 
report Recommended by starrysky
Both anime have guys with power in their eyes. Slightly similar concepts - a group of people with strange powers deals with some supernatural problems. Rental magica is more light-hearted and funny. Kekkai Sensen is more bloody and mature. 
report Recommended by Gokudo-kun
Both have the whole 'boy with a eyepatch that fight demons'. 
report Recommended by yoongi
If your looking for an anime with a supernatural setting that have certain individuals with strange powers, then either xxxHolic or Rental Magica maybe what you need. In xxxHolic we have the main Watanuki who can see spirits and in Rental Magica we have Itsuki who has the glam eye that see's the weaknesses in magic. Due to their power, they are forced to join a motley crew who handle the weird when it comes to the supernatural. Both series are a fun watch, and can provide you hours of information on the weird and supernatural of Japanese culture. 
report Recommended by TensaiShonen
If you like the supernatural/magical element in this series, you would like Rental Magica. It has similar characters: a group of heros with special abilities, in this case an organization, looking to ward off evil in their city. Both have a hint of comedy, darkness, and adventure. Both have very similar main characters: a seemingly normal main guy with a special ability and a strong female at his side. 
report Recommended by shoxk
Both uses magic as the main theme in their series, using similar terms related to witchcraft and sorcery. Both protagonists are pretty lame but has a hidden power within themselves. 
report Recommended by ExcaliburJosh
Both deal with supernatural crimes and both involves a private investigator dealing with such a matter. 
report Recommended by harmiona
they both have special eyes or in this case jewel 
report Recommended by kimmichelle7
Both are about a son taking over the society of their father as the president 
report Recommended by KamiFL
Stories involving Solomon's descendants. They also follow an easy monster-of-the-week format. 
report Recommended by Phraze
In both anime, the main male lead has an eye that gives them the ability to command people (though in Rental Magica, Itsuki just becomes more confident, thus being able to issue commands.) The eyes the characters have are also red and are both said to eventually cause the owners to become insane. Itsuki and Lelouch are also voiced by the same seiyuu, Jun Fukuyama. However, Code Geass is more about freedom and battle while Rental Magica focuses on the cases Astral receives. I would recommend anyone who has seen either of these anime to watch the other. 
report Recommended by NightsofDawn
In both of these series the lead boy is made to be with to the lead girl due to reasons revolving around magic. Also,This anime is mostly revoling aroung magic and other abilities. Both male main characters possess a somewhat different power than others... These two are definatley similar  
report Recommended by Anime-Addicted
They both fight evil beings. D.Gray-man = akuma, Rental Magica = ghosts and other beings, however rental magica also rents out magicians to people for their uses. Also both Allen Walker and Itsuki Iba have eyes to help them do their job. 
report Recommended by Kututo
Both revolve into simply fighting off their enemies, being monsters or not! Both involve having different classes of magic which each character can use, giving diversity. Night Wizard revolves teamwork for collection of special orbs and safety of earth. Rental Magica revolves teamwork for cleansing supernatural phenomenons. 
report Recommended by Friendlysoul
They're not exactly alike seeing as to how one deals with magic and the other deals with the mafia. Actually, Katekyo Hitman Reborn does have something that can relate to magic - the dying will flames. Anyway, in both series, the protagonist is a boy who isn't very strong at all and is usually constantly protected by others (at first anyway). But when you're hoping something unexpected to happen to save the day, it usually happens with the cause being Tsuna/Itsuki. Both characters get pretty strong and it just looks really cool to watch. (Well, not really Tsuna at first per say, but later, yeah.) 
report Recommended by Deep
Both anime are about a magician group to solve a mysterious case and banishing evil. Touko and Iba also have both something special about a eye... 
report Recommended by DragonsWhip
While the two have completely unrelated stories and the magic being shown, both have the same concept. Mages offer their service for a payment in return. If you don't get enough of Someday's Dreamers, pick up Rental Magica for more action comedy. 
report Recommended by chibuki
If you like, things involving demons/youkai, talismans, rune magic, priests/priestesses, then this would be a good simliar setting of Tactics to watch! 
report Recommended by Shigeyama
both main char.'s have a childhood friend who helps them with the magic issues. Also surronded by other funny friends. 
report Recommended by kiekie895
How would you like be be worthless yet be envied? What about useless but powerful? This story is about making people see beyond looks and talent. It combines humor and action as well as some sad parts in a perfect way. Can you fully understand the moral? Try it~ 
report Recommended by XxAllen-KunxX
the episodes are all mixed up 
report Recommended by Gwing
Yuu Yuu is a much older anime than Rental Magica, but very analogous I looked across my whole entire animelist, and Yuu Yuu Hakusho correlated to Rental Magica the most, and vice versa. The supernatural powers are at hand, but take diverse forms. (Only real thing is... Rental Magica takes a massive leap to take used to as it is lethargic in the beginning)  
report Recommended by HardToName
Similarities of: Character Team Play- The play that recquires that the Silent Mobius had an agency called A.M.P. and the mission is to eliminate the Lucifer Hawk Categories. While the Rental Magica title itself it's called to 'rent magic user' and had an agency called Astral, and the mission is to accomplish the client's request even it's a friend or foe. 
report Recommended by dante_90
While seeing all these supernatural abilities, we somehow want to become closer to that kind of world. In Kaze no Stigma is exposed only the one side of it - the direct use of magic without a thought about how it was gained and how it is supposed to be used. But there is Rental Magica that not only focus on the supernatural, on the magic itself, but on explaining the things we don't know about it - how it is related to martial arts, what are the different kinds of magic (e.g. Celtic, Shinto, Solomon) that come from different places on Earth. So if  read more 
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