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
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.421 (scored by 92999,299 users)
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Ranked: #72042
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Popularity: #4394
Members: 26,307
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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?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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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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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 ...
Mar 22, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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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