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
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.941 (scored by 6819968,199 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1461
Members: 162,356
Favorites: 736

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Higa, Yuuji
Producer, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition


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"Sakebe (叫べ)" by Manami Numakura

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Episode Videos


Dec 17, 2016
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, yet another entry for the "dark and edgy" as well as unnecessarily sophisticated "mature" magical girl genre.

The Magical Girl Raising Project took a creative risk to introduce the completely original and unique concept (*major sarcasm) of the dark side of Mahou Shoujo‘s to audiences. Plot: Girl(s) with ``surprise surprise’’ problems in the real world distract themselves from their problems by playing a free to play (*with micro transactions) magical girl game on their android or IOS devices. But! Get this, in the game The Magical Girl Raising Project, one in tens of thousands of people to get to be a ...
Dec 17, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This anime in 8 words: “Anticlimactic Magical Girl Death Game With Wasted Potential ”

Yes, this is just another magical girl dark twist anime. Unfortunately, it's not that great of one either and here's why:

This is what a series looks like when it tries to have emotional shock factor, but fails because it's only 12 episodes long and has too many characters. When characters die, most of the times you won't even care because there are too many of them and you don't ever know their backstory until the episode of their death. This series has a damsel in distress, innocent, naive main protagonist. There ...
Dec 20, 2016
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku - One more "Mahou Shoujo" to the collection

I realize there are "mahou" animes but I do not understand why they have to be so bad.
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku is an example of how a "magical" anime manages to be tragic.

The synopsis tells us that there is a social game called "The Magical Girl Raising Project" that allows one of them to be chosen to be a "magic girl" within a group of people (hence the tone "mahou" of the whole anime), which means she will have extraordinary physical abilities as well as magical powers that differentiate from the rest from ...

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