Hatena Illusion

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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
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.391 (scored by 1505515,055 users)
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Ranked: #121262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3169
Members: 41,442
Favorites: 30

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuo, Shin
Director, Episode Director
Oomuro, Masakatsu
Sound Director
Nakashiki, Saori
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Igari, Takashi
Episode Director


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"Magic Words" by Aina Suzuki

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.
Mar 27, 2020
A foreword to mangaka Tomohiro Matsu: we are sorry with deep condolences for your loss of life, but some people just can't stop trashing your work a lot more. If you are still alive, please stop people from taking advantage of a deceased's work and not caring one bit about the work that you've laboriously done.

Most of the mangaka's works are average, with Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! being the best and this series being the worst. And apparently I don't know the people over at newbie studio Children's Playground Entertainment's work ethics are like, using a dead man's work as its first production? HELL ...
Apr 20, 2020
English Version:

General: (4,5 / 10)

After so long I wanted to look at a "Mahou Shoujo" again, but I yearned for it to be more refreshing, bring some Romance and put aside her characteristic "Moe" girl perspective. What in the first instance this title managed to bring me that nostalgia to the best Sakura card captor style with Magic Kaito mix. However, the illusion would only last a few first chapters, since as we entered the story it was only seen more and more simple, so it was not a very criticizable cause at the time because things were happening within Hatena's mansion, and it was ...

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