Mahoujin Guruguru (2017)

Magical Circle

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 魔法陣グルグル
English: Magical Circle
German: Magical Circle Guru-Guru
Spanish: Magical Circle Guru-Guru
French: Magical Circle Guru-Guru
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:35 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.821 (scored by 98489,848 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3535
Members: 31,355
Favorites: 241

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Nike was a simple boy from Boering Village, and the last thing he ever wanted was to become a hero. But when a sign appears from the king of Ainshent Castle Town recruiting heroes to slay the Demon Lord Giri, Nike's father enthusiastically forces him out the door. Along with Kukuri, a member of the Migu Migu Clan, Nike sets out on an adventure to become the legendary hero that the world needs.

As Nike and Kukuri travel across different continents, they attempt to learn the secrets of Guru Guru Magic, a strange but powerful type of magic used to seal Demon Lord Giri's power. While reluctantly taking on their assigned quest, the duo does not fail to acquire new comrades and have fun along the way.

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Mahoujin Guruguru (2017), or Magical Circle, is not a sequel to the two previous animated words, but a remake of the 1994 original.

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Sakurai, Takahiro


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Ikehata, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
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Mitsunaka, Susumu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Itou, Fumio
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Trip Trip Trip" by ORESAMA (eps 1-7, 9-11, 13-16)
2: "Ryuusei Dance Floor (流星ダンスフロア)" by ORESAMA (eps 17-19, 21-23)

Ending Theme

1: "Round&Round&Round" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat. Bonjour Suzuki (eps 1, 3-16)
2: "Magical Circle" by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND feat Shoko Nakagawa (eps 17-24)

Dec 19, 2017
Mahoujin Guruguru (2017) is probably one of the most vivid and frenetic titles to have arrived in recent times. As the year in its name implies, it is a remake of a relatively popular franchise in Japan back in the 90s, that gave birth to a manga that spanned for more than 10 years as well as two anime series of 45 and 38 episodes respectively. Packing into 24 episodes a story that was originally fit into that much material undoubtedly sounds like a recipe for disaster. Therefore, how does this show manage to work (besides removing fillers)?

First of all it is important to ...
Dec 19, 2017
To be honest I don’t really like the pure comedy anime that all that much. One of the reasons why I don’t these types of anime because the comedy/gags can get really repetitive to the point where the comedy/gags become predictable, unfunny and at worse annoying. Konosuba 2 and School Rumble, in my opinion, are the worst examples for this because not only they kept the same jokes to the point where they overstayed them welcome but those shows ended up being wasted potential. You can the viewer laugh all they want but if you don’t have any substance to back it up as well ...
Dec 19, 2017
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 popular 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. ...

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