Shibaki is a high-school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he's been branded as the most perverted boy at school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library about how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be the real thing. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant him a wish. Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take his soul. (This part of this story happened before the start of chapter 1) When the story starts, Shibaki wishes he could see Rurumo again. His wishes are granted immediately as Rurumo falls from the sky and crash lands in front of him. He finds out that as punishment for not taking his soul she's been busted down to an apprentice demon. Now, she must complete the task of getting Shibaki to use up 666 magic tickets that grant wishes before she can become a witch again. However, what she doesn't know is that each time he uses a ticket it shortens his life. When the last ticket is used up, Shibaki will die. Shibaki knows this because Rurumo's familiar black cat Chiro tells him as part of the "contract" for giving him the tickets. Now, Shibaki has a choice, make a wish and help Rurumo become a witch again or resist the temptation and try to save his own life.
I really wanna read the manga, but only the first like 4 or 5 chapters are translated to English.
Story: 8/10- This story is about a pervert who's in this supernatural club of other boys who are also perverts. One day they decide to summon a witch, but in the end thinking it doesn't work. BUT it does, and she does come, Rurumo. And Shibaki gets a wish granted, which is a pair of panties. And many things happen after that in which Shibaki and Rurumo are bond together under a "contract."
Things are cliche, like the witch outfit and having her familiar being a black cat. In the beginning you realize it's a little "ehh." Shibaki is basically your classic pervert who likes to look under skirts and flips them so he can see the panties. He likes porn, that has been made clear. And this might seem offensive to the female audience, but as a female myself, this show is just hilarious.
I mean this guys is actually really nice. There are sweet moments in which you you kind of tilt your head as ask yourself "is that the same guy?" With only being 4 episodes in, you can already see his character gradually change as his relationship with Rurumo deepens to some extent. Overall a cute & funny story!
Art: 5/10- Though it is unique and has it's own style, I can honestly say this anime's weakest point is the art. I honestly dislike it. But it's nothing too terrible, but not my cup of tea.
But if you can get past that aspect, then you're good to go
Sound: 7/10- The music in any anime is always a hit or a miss with people. Whether someone hates it, doesn't mind it, or loves it, is all in opinion. But I don't dislike the OP & ED. I can honestly say it's soothing and nothing ear-bleeding.
But like most OPs & EDs, people normally skip it after the first time listening to it, so it's okay if you hate it haha.
Character: 9/10- The character's are just hilarious. Shibaki is so dense and clueless at times that it's interesting to watch him wander around aimlessly. His whole personality is based on his pervert antics but with a slow change in attitude. I mean he really cares about Rurumo, and not because she's a cute girl, but because he genuinely doesn't want her to get hurt. He tries to help her whenever he can. And for some reason it's just nice to see that side to him. Not to mention his mom is watching him like a hawk so he doesn't go off and kidnap some girls; literally. I love his mom haha.
Rurumo is a witch in training and has to stay with Shibaki until all the tickets are gone. She's a very lovable character and she's pretty clueless as well, but even more so. But she is a witch living in a human world so her perception on them is kind of weak. But with that said, you see her struggle to distance herself from the human world and from Shibaki. It's apparent in episode 4 she's trying to stay focused on her duty, instead of being carefree in the world she's in. But it's also apparent that it's getting harder to do so
And all the supporting characters are both annoying & entertaining. But overall I find them all enjoyable haha.
Enjoyment: 7/10- With everything that I've said, you're probably wondering why it's getting just a "good" score. And it's simple, this story lacks in producing a define plot. But it does gradually increase in entertainment, but there really is no main objective.
Overall: 7/10- If you wanna good laugh, than watch this series! Cuz at the end of the day, this show is really enjoyable!read more
You know what? Why not. I'll spend some time to write up my opinion on this show. And since there isn't much to it, it's going to be short.
Majimoji Rurumo is... nice. That's it. It's a nice, relaxing series with an overall... soft tone to it. There is some fanservice but really, it's nothing too severe compared to other J.C. Staff anime such as To aru Majutsu no Index or Hentai Prince.
I've literally given everything about this show a rating of 7/10. That seems like the perfect number for this series. I don't mean that in a bad way.
It's hard to badmouth this series if you understand what it's aiming for.
Rurumo is a light-hearted series about a boy who meets a witch. It's really just an episodic series based on their daily life together. That's it. And actually, it's pretty calming. It's one of those... feel-good series. It's not too be taken too seriously and yet, at times, it still manages to be fairly touching. It has its moments.
I do really like one thing, though, and that was Kouta's attitude towards Rurumo. He's a perverted kid throughout most of the day but, whenever he's with Rurumo he seems to lighten up and treat her sincerely. And it's a good feeling to see that change within him. It feels like he genuinely wants to see her become happy while living in his world.
Despite all the fluffy feelings I hold for this, there is ONE slight issue I had, and really it was only present in the beginning.
At first, I don't know if it's just me but, it felt as though... Rurumo and Kouta barely spent any time together. Like, there's barely any scenes involving both of them in the same area and interacting with each other and when there was, it was short and trivial. So... it felt kind of empty whenever Kouta said something meaningful to her.
Later on in the show this is fixed when Kouta starts to spend more on-screen time with her and, there are small dilemmas (As in, nothing drastic or life-threatening) that bring the two closer. The climax of those episodes tend to be heart warming and put a smile on my face, or had me saying "D'awwww..."
The sound creates a sort of atmosphere to the show that I haven't really felt in a cutesy series before. I'm talking about the music, which mainly consists of a guitar playing a... I hate to use this word again but, relaxing tune. Acchi Kocchi was similar with the music though that seemed to consist of more effort in the music than in Rurumo. At least, in my opinion.
The art was average. Animated by J.C. Staff, it was expected by me to have nicer looking animation but, it didn't. I don't have a problem with this, seeing as the level of animation fit the show nicely.
Overall Majimoji Rurumo is a feel-good show. It's not to be taken TOO seriously in terms of plot and, really, I see it as something to help you relax or put a smile on your face from time to time. Something to watch nonchalantly, I suppose you could say. A solid 7 out of 10. read more
First of all, let me start by saying this is quite an underrated anime.
Yes, this anime is actually quite slow-paced, and has quite some cliched episodes and moments that you would find in a slice-of-life and romance series, but what really caught on to me, especially in the later episodes, is how compatible the op and ed are with the scenarios in the episodes. It is actually quite interesting to see the many sides of the main 2 characters and see how their relationship progressed.
Story- wise, it's not amazing, and quite cliched at times, but the presentation was well-delivered.
Sound-wise, I really love and op and ed, and some osts.
Character-wise, it's great to see the main characters get developed, with bits and pieces of some characters' pasts and what each character's personalities are like. Characters' personalities are mostly quite consistent, especially Rurumo's,even through all the character developments they do not seem out of place.
Enjoyment-wise, I would give it a 10 out of 10. It definitely has enough for me to keep watching to the finish, since I do not really like cliched settings. However, it is quite surprising cos at times I cannot even predict what will happen next. It's quite hard to find an anime that's cliched yet not predictable nowadays.
If you like slow-paced, touching, romantic with some slapstick humour, you should try this anime.read more
This was nice but it's nothing to write home about, just your standard slightly above average show.
Kouta Shibaki is your cliché hormonal teen who only thinks about girls and Rurumo is your cliché outsider who has hardly any idea of how the world works. Premise is Kouta summons the witch Rurumo and accidentally strikes a bargain where in he is given a pair of girls pants in exchange for his immortal soul.
After warming up to him a bit Rurumo refuses to take his soul and is punished by being forced to grant any wish Kouta desires.
Now I wouldn't blame you if you thought this sounded like the build up to a really perverted anime but it's really tame with a focus on the characters and not on fanservice, it's on AT-X but it's totally PG-13.
Rurumo and her familiar Chiro are the best part of the show. I love Rurumo's totally deadpan persona and Chiro is a great comic relief side character. A few of the episodes fall flat but the character interactions are good enough to carry the show.
If they make more I will watch it but I'm not exactly waiting with baited breath.read more