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)
"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.
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.
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 harem anime! it's not that often that I watch or review these things, but Magic-Kyun was something that I picked up purely because it looked tropey enough to have a laugh at, and actually ended up enjoying!
mehh. I had fun with it myself, but in the end the actual interesting parts of the story and worldbuilding were really poorly paced. the origins, cultural impact and uses of magical arts should really have really been explored more, but this exposition was almost entirely sacrificed in the end to allow more screentime for the interpersonal bits and pieces between the characters. with the setting being
a prestigious school, there is no shortage of varying stories of high-achieving kids struggling to meet expectations, so I did at least enjoy that and in my opinion it does still pull it off well enough to be enjoyable overall.
another series I had this problem with was AoKana, and that did not have the slice of life/romance aspects down well enough to get away with neglecting worldbuilding in the way that Magic-Kyun has.
the art has its weaknesses (the female characters in particular can veer off model or look a bit lopsided at times) but the style is overall really bright and charming. the boys were all drawn beautifully and fairly consistently, the scenery is colourful and well-designed, and the magic sparkles are truly gorgeous.. I've heard a lot of other people compliment the sparkles and I'm totally here to join that chorus. the 2D animation for them is incredibly smooth, in some cases 3D is used and that works nicely as well!
with there being a relatively nice insert song per episode early in the anime, I can't exactly rate this lower than a 5. however, the music is absolutely not to my personal tastes.. the OP is energetic, very typical anime OP. the ED I enjoyed slightly more, very corny lyrics but again, fun and energetic with a more lively beat and a little catchier. something that soured my enjoyment of the vocals is that Teika, the character who is supposed to be Amazing At Singing, is not in any way notably better sounding than the other boys.. in fact I actually prefer some of their voices over his. not a huge deal, but a little immersion-breaking that the group songs are better-sounding than his solos.
probably a rating that many will disagree with but I actually found the side characters to be really endearing in this series! while they are obviously tropey, I really enjoyed that the boys not only got along, but also seemed to genuinely care for and support one another. it's refreshing to have a harem setup where the suitors aren't all at each others throats constantly. the rivalry is played for laughs a couple of times but it doesn't really get in the way of anything else and isn't there so often that you get tired of it. there are plenty of other
add to that the presence of Juri, Kohana's best friend (who I totally chose to read into as lesbian/bisexual) and you have a winning cast of characters for me.
coming back to the poor pacing.. due to the focus on the boys at the start of the anime, it's actually a while before Juri or Kohana see any character development, but when they do, it was pretty good. Juri is a charismatic wingman for Kohana throughout the series, really coming into her own towards the very end of the series where her love (platonic or otherwise) for Kohana, emotional side and jokester nature become apparent.
Kohana herself is what you'd expect from a reverse harem protagonist: kind, hard-working, a little naïve, self-conscious, with big dreams. she spends the early part of the anime changing the lives of others just by being so darn sweet and supportive, and... sees all of her own character development crammed in at the end. what was touched on was pretty good, sticking with the series until the end rewards you with a closer look at Kohana's personal insecurities and distrust in both her own abilities and the compliments from other people. while she's far from a well-written character, she's a refreshing take on an otherwise cheerful girl suffering from impostor syndrome.
I'll be honest. I got hooked on this extremely corny anime. I feel shame. but I accept the shame and would absolutely do it all again if by some miracle this anime gets a second season.
this is an extremely situational overall score. if you're a reverse harem connoisseur, you'll probably find this enjoyable enough but it's perhaps not something that will stand out. if you hate reverse harem anime, this show likely isn't good enough to change your mind about it.
if you're apathetic, give it a try for a couple of episodes, it could be a fun way to kill some time and for me it sits right on the boundary of 'so bad it's good' and 'a genuine - if slightly guilty - pleasure'.
I can recommend this anime to any anime fan who enjoys to be taken by surprise, but who can stick through a few slow-paced, predictable episodes first. Hang on, it will be worth your time!
Let's be completely honest and not act like the first few episodes of the anime were spectacular. It went as expected, with many different characters to introduce it is hard not to focus on 'heroin/one guy' until everyone has met and some bonds have been created. I must admit however, that the plottwist near end had me completely surprised and thrilled until the very end! This truly made up for the
clichés used in the first half of the series. Therefore I'm giving the story a 7/10.
If anything is absolutely stunning about this series, it's the art. With the magic element that flows through the story I had a high expectation of the art and the representation of talents. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed one bit! 10/10
The variety of voices were a great combination in the songs sung throughout the series and suited their characters well. I must especially compliment the voice actor KENN who voiced Suminomiya Aoi for his portrayol of the character as opposed to his singing voice. Also, the English singing in this series was quite impressive. It was not of English native level, but one can not expect such a thing from Japanese voice actors. Giving sound a 8/10.
In this reverse-harem of course there should be a variation of different personalities as to appeal to a broad audience of spectators. I for one was not impressed by the selection of typical characters such as the 'king', the 'playboy', the 'gloomy lonesome guy' and so on. However, the sincere and mostly realistic dialogues in which the characters portrayed their feelings for the heroin and gave a little more information on their background so we could relate more, balances my score to a 6/10.
There was a mixture of feelings that took hold of me while watching the series. I cringed, quite a bit, to be honest. But other than that minor negative feeling, I enjoyed myself quite a bit. I laughed and appreciated the light-heartedness of the first half of the series, while also holding my breath and feeling a pang of sadness in my heart at the plottwist near the end. It wasn't a rollercoaster, but I had suspected a ride of glee, laughter and sensation, and got exactly what I came for - and more! 10/10 for this one!
I was a tad biased when starting this series. Having watched a ton of reverse-harem series and music themed series, there's only so much that can surprise me at this point. The story, albeit a bit cliché, hides a secret spike of excitement that makes for a enjoyable series with at least one if not more characters to root for in their journey to romancing the herion. This series get's a 8/10 from me. Now, go watch it!
Now this anime isn't bad it was just not my cup of tea. so here"s a breakdown of its elements for me.
Storyline: Completely predictable, just another reverse harem plot line, basically she transfers to school meets a bunch of hot guys, that have problems. somehow she fixes them or inspires them. they one by one fall for her charms. Then they bond. A small obstacle they in counter in the very last episodes. which they overcome.
Characters: the characters don't have a lot of depth, they are pretty basic. The main character has nothing going on for her. if i could replace her for
a female character from another reverse harem Mc it wouldn't change anything at all.
Art: now the art for me was great, vibrant colors, beautifully drawn background scenes. a lot of guys to ogle (many ikemen, i tell you)
Music: was lively. and fun to hear except for when Teika sings....im pretty sure the voice was good, its just when he sings in english...(so much cringe)
so overall: If you just want an anime to watch to pass time, not think much and just sit back relax and watch the pretty boys and girl. the it would be enjoyable. its not bad.