Itazura Majo to Nemuranai Machi

Sorcery in the Big City

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Synonyms: The Mischievous Witch and the City That Never Sleeps
Japanese: いたずら魔女と眠らない街
English: Sorcery in the Big City
German: Soecery in the Big City
Spanish: Magia en la Gran Ciudad
French: Soecery in the Big City
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2017
Producers: XFLAG
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: DetectiveDetective
Duration: 40 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.921 (scored by 18841,884 users)
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Ranked: #96622
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Popularity: #8429
Members: 4,715
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The story is set in New York which is lit up with Christmas lights. Tokyo Metropolitan Police officer Akari Kido is directing traffic while on her international exchange training program, when a witch-like character pulls a "Christmas Party" prank. Just before a runaway trailer truck smashes into Akari, a mysterious girl suddenly appears and shouts, "I'm going to protect New York and Akari!"

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Nonaka, Ai


Kitamura, Eri

Kido, Akari

Han, Megumi

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Yamamoto, Itaru

Wattstone, Emma

Minagawa, Junko



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Ending Theme

"Wishing" by Haitoku Pistols [Vo. Lucifer (CV: Yoko Hikasa)]


Jul 2, 2022
I had a good time with this Monster Strike Christmas special. It was a departure from a lot of the original anime content their channel had produced in the past, a completely new story with new characters set in New York City of all places. I always love seeing anime depictions of American culture. I love that their idea of a stereotypical New York cop is a large, sassy, donut-loving black woman. Very progressive.

Likely unbeknownst to the citizens of New York, there's been a bit of a world changing phenomenon over in Japan where one of their mobile games has come to life and started ...
Nov 1, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Well, I really liked that.

Christmas needs to be saved and apple's just the one to do it! Standard anime stuff. Giant monster about to destroy Christmas It has everything you expect: Contrived convience, sad backstory.

I really like the way apple and liberty's designs they looked really good. Everyone else looked OK, kind of fleshy which is how cgi typically looks.

We've got akari, our every day police woman. Emma our *black* every day comic relief. I laughed out loud at 2 of her jokes. Liberty our magical girl and apple our superhero, it's the basic cast for ...
Jul 25, 2021
This anime is available on YouTube and it is just 1 episode.
Every aspect of the story's progression is slow and generic. You will see pure 40 minutes of nothingness and boring backstory that no one cares about. No one is relevant to the plot unless the Girl Teddy Bear (?). They tried to mix anime's elements that are not compatible at all, and it looks and feels very strange as the story goes on. I can imagine why this is free to watch: to steal your time and to gain money with advertisements while you could be watching better anime, studying, working, etc. If you ...

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