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.
Magic-Kyun! Renaissance is another run-of-the-mill Reverse Harem anime. The boy's have generic and predictable personalities, and they all have their own problems that Kohana (MC) help them to overcome. Kohana herself is what you'd expect her to be too - caring, gentle and hardworking, a typical Reverse Harem lead (honestly, she reminds me especially of Nanami from Uta no Prince-Sama). The entire anime is a been there, done that thing. Not that I mind, because I understand that that's the gist of almost all Reverse Harem anime. And I'm a sucker for Reverse Harem, hence why I'm here.
The art of Magic-Kyun! Renaissance is bright
and pretty, but nothing out of the ordinary for a 2016 anime. But what really impressed me were the sparkle animations. Breathtaking is the only word I can use to describe it. I'm ashamed to admit that I re-winded several times just to watch the sparkles all over again. The soundtrack of the anime was above my expectations as well. I loved how all the characters got their own number and their own time to shine. The songs themselves sounded good, and they made sense in relation to that character's story. Not much else to say in regards to these aspects, because they were pretty solid.
Overall, Magic-Kyun! Renaissance is a cute, feel-good anime (though it does get more serious towards the end), and there are just enough swoon-worthy moments sprinkled throughout. Reverse Harem lovers would definitely be satisfied!
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!
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.