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Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou


Alternative Titles

English: Modern Magic Made Simple
Synonyms: Modern Magic for Dummies, Properly Learned Modern Magic, Manageable Modern Magic, Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
Japanese: よくわかる現代魔法

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Studio Jack, Shueisha
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Nomad
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Magic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.591 (scored by 6,304 users)
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Ranked: #49102
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Popularity: #2216
Members: 17,086
Favorites: 23
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ichinose, Yumiko Cristina
Ichinose, Yumiko Cristina
Main
Tomatsu, Haruka
Japanese
Tomatsu, Haruka
Morishita, Koyomi
Morishita, Koyomi
Main
Nonaka, Ai
Japanese
Nonaka, Ai
Sakazaki, Kaho
Sakazaki, Kaho
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Anehara, Misa
Anehara, Misa
Main
Nabatame, Hitomi
Japanese
Nabatame, Hitomi

Staff

Kawase, Kouhei
Kawase, Kouhei
Producer
Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director


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"programming for non-fiction" by Natsuko Asou

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"Made in WONDER" by Aki Misato



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Archaeon
Mar 22, 2010
Many anime feature magic of some kind, however in most cases the technical side of casting spells isn't really covered to any degree, and while there are shows that do give some insight into this side of "magic", the majority only really give cursory information. There are, however, some shows that do cover the technical side fairly well, and they manage to incorporate this aspect of "magic" into the story in a way that gives the show more depth than it would otherwise have had (great examples of this are Mushishi, Mokke, Rental Magicka, Ghost Hunt and Ghost Hound).

Unfortunately, Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou doesn't fall into that read more
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CherryHawk
Sep 29, 2009
Do you like wash basin humor? I sure do! (For those of you that don't know, I'm referring to the anime comedy cliche where that big metal pan looking thing falls on someone's head) I'm not being sarcastic either. It gets me every time, and I personally think this anime could've used more of it but maybe I'm just weird ; )

I gave it a 7 overall and I want you to think of that as a good score. The 8, 9, and 10's belong to the big hitters out there, but I think some people might really enjoy this read more
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FredericFrancois
Jul 16, 2012
Not so much a review, but I had to get this off of my chest.
In a world where magic is shown to be capable of so much, why does the only offensive spell consist of summoning a sword and launching it at one's foe? If I ever hear Turn to Sword, My Code again, it will be too soon.
An opportunity to explore the suffusion of technology and its interaction with the spells of old entirely wasted on feeble character interaction and rampant misdirection, either of the characters or of the viewer by unnecessary closeups or unwelcome antics. There are cute moments, but vast read more
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SolistraSora
Jan 9, 2010
Story

The basic premise of Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou is Modern Magic, which uses codes to produce spells instead of using the traditional incantations and scrolls, etc. This is somewhat a fresh spin to other magical girl shows, and is refreshing. Of course, there are also magicians in the show that use the olden version of magic, which requires them to recite an incantation. The story itself was very plain, with just the basic evil guy trying to conquer the world. Although it was somewhat a new spin on this genre, the hopeless story plot just brought the mark down terribly.

Rating: 6/10

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