A world where art becomes magic. In this world, people who can inspire passion with their Magic Arts are called Artistas, and are employed in show business. In Hoshinomori Private Magical Arts High School, where Artistas are taught, a strange new student named Kohana Aigasaki transfers into the school.
Kohana is placed on the planning committee for the school's yearly Hoshinomori Summer Festa cultural festival. She spends her romantic school life with six other boys who aim to become entertainers in the future. Each of the boys specializes in his own Arts, and aims to make Hoshi Fes a success. In addition, the boys also aim to be chosen alongside Kohana as the school's Artista Prince and Princess, only chosen once a year.
A Magic-kyun for you! A new renaissance starts here! Magic-kyun! Renaissance is a multimedia project where you can create great memories with Artistas of greatly varying personalities!
Magic-Kyun! Renaissance is what you would get if you crossed Harry Potter with Ouran Highschool Host Club. A bunch of kids with artistic talent which is somehow also magic are brought together at a school where pretty much anything goes. When their art is sufficiently artistic it emits bishy sparkles, which is more or less the extent of the magic. It is also a reverse harem of the most basic type.
Story: Kohana, our main character, is selected to be on a committee that is planning their school's summer cultural festival along with 6 incredibly bishy and angsty male students who each specialize in a different
fine art. She has to convince them one by one that life is worth enjoying, with each character's episode culminating in an over the top music video that I chose to interpret as a metaphor for a sexual encounter. Along the way they all learn several things, for example that being adorable solves all your problems and that having a talent show is the best way to pull somebody out of a deep coma.
Art: Breathtaking. The show is a celebration of the fine arts, and as such pays close attention to all details of its presentation. The art is crisp and colorful, and the character designs are distinct and strong.
Sound: Also great. A mix of J-Pop and classical performance, with both being presented well.
Characters: Exactly as one-dimensional as you would expect from a harem. We have, more or less in order of prominence, Ginger Flower arranger main girl Kohana, black hair grumpy singer male lead, blue hair calligraphy shut in guy, blonde fabulous dance guy, red hair jock cello guy, other ginger sculpture/cooking guy with no personality whatsoever, and sad sack lavender hair painter guy. They all have exactly one character trait, and also they all want to bone Kohana. Cello guy is best girl, closely followed by calligraphy guy. They all produce magical sparkles with their art, and that is about all they do.
I must add in the negative that it was unfortunate that they couldn't find someone who could sing to voice the main singer grump guy. Not only did he sound like he was doing karaoke, but most of his songs were also in flowery (literally, he excretes magical sparkle flowers when he sings) and stilted broken English. He probably could sing pretty well in his native Japanese. Wish they had given him a chance to. As it was he kinda sounded like twink William Shatner.
Enjoyment: I did enjoy this show. It wasn't anything deep, and none of the characters had an arc in particular with the possible exception of calligraphy guy. Kohana was a total Pollyanna and was kind of annoying beside but you guyyys she makes the best flower arrangements so nobody seems to mind. The rest were kind of just there, although calligraphy guy actually kind of learns something and grows a bit. The show was fun and shiny and entertaining; if you have nothing else to watch it is basic but inoffensive.
I LOVE this Anime so much!
The art is exceptional. I enjoy the colors, the character design and the overall art to the fullest. I feel happy and light hearted while watching it.
The story revolves around the main female character. Like other anime, story follows her build up friendship with the other male characters while she has a goal and tried her best to follow her mother's footstep. The story is slow pace, not so serious, but full with joy. All the characters are lovable and this anime helps you improve your mood.
I hope they add more romance and excitement to the story.
When I saw the cover of this anime I was skeptical. But anyway, I love shoujo/romance animes so I gave it a try.
I like the cliches of shoujo animes, I like having 1 girl and lots of boys falling in love with the girl.
So, this anime is about a girl named Kohana, who wants to follow her mother's steps. In order to do so, Kohana attends the same Magic School has her mother, doing flower arrangements. She meets a lot of students, being the other 6 main characters (boys) that have their own ways of doing magic (sparkles).
this anime we have the cliches and on the first episodes what happens is what the viewer is expecting. But, towards the end of the anime there are some events that happen that the viewer is not expecting, that make the anime thrilling.
If you are looking for a shoujo anime that gives you enjoyment, this is the one, it does not have the romance like others, it does not have affection shown. It is truly a 1 girl - 6 boys friends (that also have different kinds of love towards the girl) anime. It is fun and a good anime to chill and if you love the cliches it is perfect for you.
A bit disappointing, to be honest. I really was looking forward to giving this show a try, as I had heard fairly positive reviews going into it. However, there were quite a few things that held me back from really getting into Magic Kyun.
Perhaps the largest problem I had with the show is how bland the lead heroine is. I know a common complaint about several reverse harems is that the lead has no personality for the sake of self insertion, and I don't think this show is an exception. She's vaguely pretty, vaguely nice, and vaguely friendly with every single character. No real defining
characteristics other than her commitment to ~never give up~. This poses a problem both for the story and for the escapist fantasy, because any interaction she has with her romantic interests fall completely flat on their face.
The male cast is so-so, kind of a mixed bag. I don't think any of the guys were especially poorly written, but neither do I think any of them were incredibly well crafted characters. They were just sort of...there. To fill one spot or another. But what I did appreciate was they all treated the Kohana with respect (no grabbing, non consensual kisses, etc). It's a low bar, but I'll take it at this point.
I'm not even sure what to say about the story. This show sure had one. I guess. It was very tacked on.
All of this being said, I did enjoy certain aspects of Magic Kyun. I loved how bright the colors of the character designs and the overall color palette were. I think that the soundtrack was fun in its own way, if a bit unintentionally hilarious at some points. And I think it goes without saying that Juri is the MVP of the show. I was sort of hoping that the show would flip into a same sex romance, because she genuinely had a lot more charm than the other contenders.
What can I say.... it's harmless, a bit boring, and full of montages.