Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku

Magical Girl Raising Project

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Synonyms: MahouIku
Japanese: 魔法少女育成計画
English: Magical Girl Raising Project
German: Magical Girl Raising Project
Spanish: Magical Girl Raising Project
French: Magical Girl Raising Project
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.961 (scored by 6594865,948 users)
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Ranked: #42782
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Popularity: #1412
Members: 157,254
Favorites: 741

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For many girls in N-City, playing the popular social role-playing game Magical Girl Raising Project is as close as they could come to being a real magical girl. However, for some rare players, that dream can become a reality. One such girl is Koyuki Himekawa, who receives a notification one night that she has been selected to become a magical girl, her in-game avatar Snow White.

As Koyuki and other chosen players in the city begin helping those in need, they all receive yet another notification: the admins have decided that they want to reduce the number of magical girls. Whoever collects the least amount of Magical Candies—which are awarded for their magical girl activities—in their competition each week will lose their powers. But when a real-world tragedy happens to the first player that drops out, they are shown the repercussions of losing their abilities. As more participants inevitably lose the competition and more twisted rules are added, the girls soon realize that their "contest" is actually a desperate fight for survival.

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Apr 11, 2022
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To preface: I love the survival death game genre. Was Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku enjoyable to me? Yes, since it's the type of show I like. However, even if you don't like it, you might want to give the show at shot. Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku is one of the few survival death games shows where the participants involved actually had enough characterization for the show make me care about some of the characters.

I think that this show had some potential to be as good as something like Puella Madoka. The reason why it doesn't comes down to a few factors: the pacing, art ...
Mar 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Magical Girl Raising Project (2016) Mostly Spoiler Free Review:

I checked this out after suggestions from friends in response to looking for a new death game anime to watch. I have not read the manga or novels.

Ultimately I have mixed feelings. I went into this without high hopes as I usually am pretty eh about the magical girl genre, however this anime deconstructed the genre pretty fast (similar to Madoka in a way but less trippy).

The good: The show managed to have some pretty unpredictable moments. The premise was pretty interesting, starting off as one kind of show before quickly transforming into something very dark ...
Jan 5, 2021
Character deaths done right are one of my favourite things in fiction. The absolute gut punch of losing a character I cared about, the ways the story's cast will play off of it and develop, and the impactful, irreparable tone shifts.

You've already read the score I'm giving this, so I'm sure you realize none of that applies to Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku.

It isn't hard to look at Ikusei Keikaku and see exactly what will go wrong with it. It's a one-cour show trying to tell the story of sixteen different magical girls -- and if that wasn't already a difficult enough task, it's a battle ...

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