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Mahoujin Guruguru (2017)

Alternative Titles

English: Magical Circle
Japanese: 魔法陣グルグル


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.591 (scored by 2,411 users)
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Ranked: #13502
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Popularity: #3101
Members: 12,762
Favorites: 67
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The seal that for hundreds of years had confined the demon king Giri has worn off. A young boy named Nike is chosen (against his will) as the hero. Together with Kukuri, a girl who is the lone survivor of the tribe that had used black magic to seal Giri, they set off to save the world, RPG style.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kohara, Konomi
Ishigami, Shizuka
Eldol, Udberg
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Sakurai, Takahiro
Taichi, You
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Hondo, Kaede
Tobita, Nobuo
Fujii, Yukiyo


Ikehata, Hiroshi
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Nakagawa, Shoko
Theme Song Performance
Bonjour Suzuki
Theme Song Performance

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#1: "Trip Trip Trip" by ORESAMA (eps 1-13)
#2: "Ryuusei Dance Floor (流星ダンスフロア)" by ORESAMA

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#1: "Round&Round&Round" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Bonjour Suzuki
#2: "Magical Circle" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat Shoko Nakagawa

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Aug 2, 2017
Tyumace (All reviews)
From the promotional art of this show it looked like it wouldn't be more than a boring kid's show, however, after seeing the (2017) besides the title, meaning this is a remake and the original is probably quite polular in Japan and after seeing it's rated PG 13 and after reading the synopsis of the manga I decided to give it a try.

What I expected, as the synopsis suggested, was a cute and somewhat fun show about video game tropes. However, what I got was a show that was far less focused of video game tropes or being cute and much more on comedy...good comedy. read more
Aug 9, 2017
WormyMaster (All reviews)
So, going into this show I didn't really know what to think. The artstyle looked retro and when I looked it up and found the 90s-show first, I partly knew why.

Mahoujin GuruGuru is a parody of old RPGs like Dragonquest and Final Fantasy. It openly mocks its tropes and plays around with them in ways you won't expect. The more interesting thing about it is, however, that it serves a totally different purpose nowadays than it did back in the day.
In 1994, when the first version came out, the type of game this is spoofing was still relevant in the exact way this show is read more
Aug 12, 2017
Tenderizer17 (All reviews)
This show can be summarized in two words: "Pure euphoria". There's really nothing else which needs to be said. I haven't had this much fun watching something since a short portion of my nichijou viewing.

Story: The stories fine. I mean, there are plot holes, contrivances and a complete lack of dramatic stakes but who the fuck cares. This doesn't need a coherent story, and I am a firm believer in judging a show on what makes it great, not what it lacks. The story is fine and doesn't hinder the fun.

Art: There are lines and colours which move.

Sound: There are noises

Characters: This show read more
Aug 10, 2017
GreyWoolf (All reviews)
I wasn't really expecting anything from a show that looked to be from the wrong side of the 90s, but boy was I wrong.

Mahoujin Guruguru is perhaps a more "appropriate" version of Konosuba. While I don't necessarily believe that fans of one will be won over by the other, they feature many similarities. Both shows feature a reluctant hero thrown into a world of idiots. Often times the main character can't be bothered to put in any effort and just gets lucky. Every obstacle scares him , and he's obsessed with the heroine's butt.

Most of the gags land very well, and the read more


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