Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou

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Synonyms: Modern Magic for Dummies, Properly Learned Modern Magic, Manageable Modern Magic, Modern Magic Made Simple
Japanese: よくわかる現代魔法
Spanish: Yoku Wakaru Gendai Maho
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Studio Jack, Shueisha
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Light novel
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.431 (scored by 89328,932 users)
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Ranked: #70742
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Popularity: #4311
Members: 25,709
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Life hasn't been fair to Koyomi Morishita. Even though she's in high school, she's so short that everyone assumes she's still in grade school. The boys and girls in her school tease her mercilessly, and she's not exactly graceful either. On the other hand, she's still better off than Yumiko, who has a magician trying to kill her. Or at least Koyomi was until their paths crossed!

Fortunately, salvation arrives in the form of master mage and graduate student Misa Anehara, who agrees to take Koyomi under her wing in learning the new style of magic, which breaks enchantment down into sequences of code. That'll be quite a task, given that so far Koyomi's talent seems to consist of making washbasins randomly fall out of the sky. But if it was easy, it wouldn't be magic, would it?

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Jul 30, 2012
Modern Magic Made Simple. Just put it in, it is a modern magic that i haven't see it before and this anime is amazing though the first episode is a bit confuse. But it is WORTH WATCHING IT!

plot :

The protagonist, Koyomi Morishita, is a short, clumsy, female high school freshman. She becomes a student of Misa Anehara, a powerful modern magician. Modern magic is accomplished with the aid of computers by writing special programs for them. Since she is only 146 cm (4 ft 9½ in) tall, she is often mistaken for an elementary school student when she is wearing her own clothes. She ...
Jan 2, 2017
Mixed Feelings
[This review contains minor spoilers.]
I am glad that I watched this.
I wouldn't recommend this to others.
I have watched this once, subtitled. I have only watched the anime.
I may watch this again.

---- Positives ----

This series interestingly ties together technology and magic.
When dealing with technology and magic, I'm used to series deciding that the two are, for bizarre reasons, at odds with each other, often resulting in battles between users of technology and users of magic. Thankfully, that doesn't happen here. In this series, technology is used to amplify magic. Specifically, computers can be used to collectively cast spells, whereas gathering thousands of human mages to do ...
Jul 21, 2017
Well I struggle to write this review because I have no strong feelings one way or the other about Yokuwakaru Gendai Maho. It's the most median I've seen in awhile. It's seems like it contains every vicious stereotype about anime in it, but that's what some people love about anime. On one hand it's a cutesy magical girl anime about friendship and fan service. on the negative It's a cutesy magical girl anime about friendship and fan service! So if those are words you abhor in your anime, run, run away now! But if any of those words get your attention; prepare for ...

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