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
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?