Hatena Illusion

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: はてな☆イリュージョン
English: Hatena Illusion
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2020 to Jun 4, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.401 (scored by 1632016,320 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #118642
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3412
Members: 44,119
Favorites: 32

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Years ago, many magical "Artifacts" were stolen and scattered throughout the world. They fell into the hands of people who were not supposed to know of their existence, causing misfortune to those who abused their power. The Hoshisato family of magicians has special access to the Artifacts, and they take it upon themselves to return them to their rightful place.

Despite her inexperience, Kana "Hatena" Hoshisato wishes to aid her parents Mamoru and Maeve in their quest, doing her best to improve. Meanwhile, her childhood friend Makoto Shiranui has come to their mansion to study magic under her father's tutelage as part of a promise they made years ago. Hatena is excited to see her friend again, only to be utterly disappointed when the person she thought to be a girl all these years turns out to be a boy, leading to a bitter reunion.

Before long, Makoto comes to know of the Artifacts and the true identities of the magicians he admires. Unfazed, he continues to strive to fulfill his promises and stay true to why he learns magic—to ease the sadness of people around him and, most importantly, to become a person worthy of being Hatena's partner.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Matsuo, Shin
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Oomuro, Masakatsu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Magic Words" by Aina Suzuki

Episode Videos


Feb 22, 2022
Hatena Illusion didn't seem to know what it wanted to do with it's premise. It's got all these neat ideas about magic and stage performance but it gets bogged down in a bunch of pointless interpersonal drama that doesn't ultimately affect the plot and keeps introducing new ideas before it bothered explaining the last ones. It isn't the worst thing in the world and it's mildly entertaining, but it feels like it just wasted a lot of it's run time. By the time the story starts picking up again it's over, and you're left wondering what the point was of what you just watched. It's ...
Jun 14, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I like magic, you like magic, we all like magic! Well, unless you don’t, I guess there are some people like that. Magic comes in various forms. Oftentimes the type we see in anime tends to be the fantasy type of magic. I.e. people who control fire, water, earth, wind, ice, lighting, yatta yatta, etc. They live in worlds often full of magical creatures, and do magical things magically, of course. I find it interesting how the word “magic” now triggers these types of thoughts in people because of how popular this “fantasy” type of magic has become. But as much as I like that ...
Apr 13, 2020
Hatena Illusion is a "lovely" anime that will shock every viewer. It is perfect for those that enjoy watching anime that have slow pace.
I wonder why is included tag ecchi. I watched all episodes and didn't find there even slightest track of it.

Story 2/10,
I would say that story of this anime is something that you can't easily appraise here. It is simple-minded with a simple plot. The whole story is nothing special. Every other anime out there has a better story.

Art 5/10,
Nothing too good, nothing too bad.

Try the first episode and then decide. Because it won't be better.

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