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 about a girl name Kohana who enters a somewhat-magic-like school with the power to arrange flowers. Her mother used to go to that magic school, so she wants to follow her footsteps. At the school, she comes to meet boys who also have abilities that show their sparkles. And by sparkles I mean that the "magic" is to see sparkles illuminate whatever activity that individual is doing. It kinda shows the power behind how good they are at that specific thing. Kohana's sparkles come from her arranging flowers, but the twist is she has trouble producing her sparkles even though her mom is a sparkle prodigy. A unique concept, but not enough to escape cliches for reverse harems.
The first episode was really predictable if you have watched any reverse harem before. By all means, I did not hate this because I gobble up every cutesy cliche thrown at me, but it's just not all that original.
I mentioned that there were boys with sparkle abilities too right? Yeah, they all take on the same old, same old reverse harem characters. You got the I'm a humble kinda rude, but is rude by trying to teach you the way, King dude. The really loud and outgoing dude. The quiet reserved dude that doesn't like anything new. The bro that helps every person out. And the magnificent ladysman that has long hair and seduces women through his charms. Aannnnddd the quiet dude that is kinda weird, but in a funny sense (Think Hades from Kamigami No Asobi) IT'S JUST REALLY ALREADY DONE KIND OF THING!
But thank the lord for one thing, the main protagonist is not a Yui from Diabolik Lovers. She actually has character, but still not an amazing amount. Her personality consists of doing the right thing for others, a hard worker, and an overall caring girl. So it's still not all that original.
Overall score for Story
I did mention the characters in there too. So character scoring would be -
7/10 (Even though those types of characters are done a lot, it's done for a reason. And that's because they work perfectly for reverse harem stories.)
The art is nice! It's not something really amazing or anything, but the characters look angelic ^-^ The animation is smooth and is up to date for 2016 standard. What the animation and art really shines on are the SPARKLES! MY GOD DO THEIR SPARKLES LOOK FABULOUS!! I WOULD WATCH JUST FOR THE SPARKLES TBH.
Overall art score
8/10 but I'll make it 9/10 just for the sparkles ρ(￣ﾍ￣ ﾒ)
.-. The soundtrack is pretty good, but I was not expecting a Dance With Devils vibe for this anime AT ALL (musical kind of style.) I just remember hearing the beat drop and a song come on for their accomplishments. .-. Idk, I thought it was funny, I mean the music and composition was top notch and catchy, but I was really taken aback xD So if you like characters singing about what just happened I'm betting you'll like the music aspect the most!
Overall music score
I'm sorry, I'm only on the 5th episode so I can't really make a good call from here, but I'll still give it my final rating! -Summary- Story is not that original along with the characters, but still fun. Art is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes, but not something to be praised. The music is nice and doesn't feel out of place from the original feel the anime was going for.
I believe the target audience for this type of anime is reverse harem lovers, so I'm 100% that reverse harem lovers, like myself, will crazily enjoy this anime. Idk if any others would like this type of anime, but who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
For reverse harem lovers
For a curious fellow
6-7/10? (idk idk idk idk it's all down to preference)
7/10 (It's okay, take a look if it fits your needs :D)read more
"Magic-Kyun! Renaissance" When i first saw the cover of this Anime i was really skeptical to watch it. I've watched a lot of shoujo/reverse-harem anime and i can be really picky at times since i don't want to watch something cliché. Anyway, i decided to give it a shot because of the good reviews and comments.
Story - 7
the story is well...it's not unique. BUT it's interesting. The heroine transfers to a Magic School where her mom is an alumna. The heroine has also a very particular talent for flower arrangement which is very new to me and thus why i continued to watch it. Though it's not really about Magic and stuffs, but rather just a Metaphor, Magic to them is like a Talent or an Art created by you, No matter what kind of thing it is. However the story's pacing is waaay too fast, every episode is just about her meeting each of the guys. 13 episode is really short, and especially because the anime consist of so many characters in it that recquires a lot of attention and time for each of them. it would have been better if they made it into 25 episodes.
Art - 9
The art is amazing, the character designs are good, they are well drawn and proportioned. However there were some flaws where their eyes were a bit too far from each other, they looked like a freaking fish! the backgrounds and scenery were also very beautiful!
Sound - 8
I think the sounds in the Anime are really good. The Opening and Ending songs are ok, nothing special about them. But the song that they play in each of the guys ending episode(cuz you know as i said, the first few episodes is where the heroine meets each one of them, also spending time w them) is really really good! georgie's voice whenever he sings english can be a little annoying to hear, but it's bearable and i actually like it. I LOVE THEIR VOICES it suits them so much! Especially Rintarou's voice! I love how mature and strong his voice is! it's definitely unique for me. :)
Character - 6
The reason why i scored it 6 is because all of them are predictable. You have a cold-rich-handsome-prince type kind of guy, the silent-but-kind KIND of guy, You have the flirty-long haired kind of guy, the tsundere-monochrome and last is really.. this guy is always there.. the happy-go-lucky kind of guy! You literally see that in every reverse-harem! But i am not hating on them, even if they're all predictable and they lack character development. They're still likeable, they can still make you heart skip a beat as they did with mine. They all just have potential in them that the anime failed to express more. I also love our Little heroine. She's quite strong, but still lacking something. she just seems a bit fragile to me but she can hold her own ground, alright.
Enjoyment - 7
This anime can make you laugh, blush and just watch in awe whenever we see each of the character's talent/magic. I also like the 'sparkles' that they have in the show, yup. it was annoying at first how the heroine would always see the sparkles around something or someone. THEY LITERALLY SPARKLE. but unlike edward cullen, the sparkle is just the representation of one's strength or potential one has. And the heroine is very sensitive to it and thus why she's able to see it all the time.
What i really like about this Anime is it makes the viewer see the 'potential' they have in themselves, sure we hear that all the time in other anime or other people. But i feel like that's what it's trying to convey since we, humans can be very fragile and emotional. we tend to go to the wrong direction or path in our life.
Overall - 8
This anime is good, and i don't forget this kind of anime easily since it gave me relaxation and enjoyment while watching it. Some people might not like it but if you're into Reverse-Harem with a good plot and characters then i recommend this to you. the cover might look like a bl-story for you or just another idol type anime, but you're wrong. There's more to it than that but don't get your expectations too high.
Okay so first of all, I would like to acknowledge that I am honestly not one for critiquing things and to be honest with you, I will watch just about anything you put in front of me that moves.
For starters, I just wanna say that this isn't a terrible anime. Is it predictable? Yes, but combined with a good art style and decent sound track, it gets a little bit better. Not to mention that it's got the typical reverse harem which will always appeal to a certain kind of audience (You know who you are), but I actually do like some of the aspects of this anime and despite what I said, it has kept my interest in it so far so let me talk about some of the good qualities of Magic-Kyun!:
To begin with, this is an anime about a school of artists who make magical sparkles with whatever form of art they work in. That's right, it's not real magic, more like some kind of metaphor, but I still like what the creators are trying to do here. Seeing as people who make anime to begin with are artists themselves who are generally not as well recognized for their hard work as they should be, I think it's a great thing that they're trying to portray art as a form of magic. In a way, it is magic too. You're creating something beautiful out of nothing just like the pretty little sparkles and not only that but in Magic-Kyun! the sparkles also become more brilliant the better the artist is (which is probably another metaphorical thing).
The other thing I liked about this anime, which is probably pretty trivial, was that the main character and leader of the man-harem, Aigasaki, is pretty basic in terms of animes like this one minus the fact that she's a flower arranger??? For whatever reason, this is the thing that has amused me the most throughout the entire anime because I had never really thought of flower arranging as an art form before this. It kinda makes me wonder what else could be a media of art but as of now, I'm just appreciating learning more about the flower-arranging world.
All in all, this is definitely not an anime for everyone and it's by no means perfect, but if it's something you think you might be interested in, why not give it a try?
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.
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. read more