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Synonyms: Karakuri Link
Japanese: magico -マジコ-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 68
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 28, 2011 to Aug 11, 2012
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Iwamoto, Naoki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.711 (scored by 82868,286 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16542
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1062
Members: 16,870
Favorites: 396


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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /68


Sixteen year old Emma finally arrives at the capital city Hawk Eye after escaping from being held captive for her entire life. But as soon as she arrives, every man in the city, including the king, falls madly in love with her. She is about to be forced into marriage, but is saved by a sorcerer. The sorcerer identifies himself as Shion, one of the youngest and most talented in the nation. They have met before, but Emma has no recollection.

Shion explains to Emma that she is cursed with the Echidna, a mysterious magic that appears every 500 years where a girl is born with her heart packed with such powerful dark magic that it has the potential to destroy the world. With such power, one could rule the world, and Shion explains to Emma that people are going to try and hunt her down to get her heart. However, Emma is told that there exists a ritual that will rid her of the Echidna's curse but doing so will require a long and arduous process. The first of that being Emma and Shion will have to marry each other...

Included one-shot:
Volume 8: Karakuri Link


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Jan 21, 2019
Magico is a good read for those who enjoy a bit of fantasy, romance and magic without much drama or complicated stuff.

Strong protagonist boy likes cursed, sheltered girl with sad childhood, goes around helping her fight her fate or whatsoever, with light, cutesy romance mostly free of drama.

It's a simple manga, where what you see is pretty much what you get. There's not much tension or plot twists, and it doesn't feel like a shounen adventure in which the character has to overcome much hardship. In fact I have never worried for the characters at all as they went through their "ordeals", as it is ...
Sep 24, 2015
As the synopsis has already been provided for you on numerous platforms I will just dive into a quick overview on the story, art, character and my overall enjoyment.

Magico holds a special place in my heart. Some of you might be wondering why I have allocated a "good" (7) instead of anything higher. For one, Magico has a well established plot line going for it. However, I can't help but feel that it would have easily enriched the characters' development or enhanced the audience's understanding of the story arcs if each arc were to be explored for a bit longer. The development of ...
Oct 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
The manga is a prime example on how to kill your own show in a wimp.

I think everyone who wants to write a story be it a novel/webtoon/manga etc. should read this manga just to not make the same mistakes.

It's such a prime example how you can get from a well selling manga down to "no one cares about it"
even if you're featured in one of the most popular magazines of that type.

The manga is even if you do hate shounen trophes, - funny
and never so annoying that you couldn't read it anymore at least for the first 30 chapters.

It does start off as a ...

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