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The Irregular at Magic High School 

Mahouka koukou no rettousei (original title)
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Yûichi Nakamura ...  Tatsuya Shiba 26 episodes, 2014
Saori Hayami ...  Miyuki Shiba 25 episodes, 2014
Yumi Uchiyama Yumi Uchiyama ...  Erika Chiba 24 episodes, 2014
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ...  Mayumi Saegusa 24 episodes, 2014
Marina Inoue ...  Mari Watanabe 22 episodes, 2014
Takuma Terashima Takuma Terashima ...  Leonhard Saijo / ... 20 episodes, 2014
Satomi Sato Satomi Sato ...  Mizuki Shibata 18 episodes, 2014
Jun'ichi Suwabe ...  Katsuto Jumonji 17 episodes, 2014
Sora Amamiya ...  Honoka Mitsui 17 episodes, 2014
Atsushi Tamaru Atsushi Tamaru ...  Mikihiko Yoshida 16 episodes, 2014
Yuiko Tatsumi Yuiko Tatsumi ...  Shizuku Kitayama 16 episodes, 2014
Mai Nakahara Mai Nakahara ...  Suzune Ichihara 14 episodes, 2014
Junichi Yanagita Junichi Yanagita ...  Gregory / ... 14 episodes, 2014
Saki Ogasawara Saki Ogasawara ...  Azusa Nakajo 13 episodes, 2014
Ryohei Kimura Ryohei Kimura ...  Hanzo Gyobushojo Hattori 13 episodes, 2014
Tomokazu Sugita ...  Takeaki Kirihara / ... 12 episodes, 2014
Sôma Saitô Sôma Saitô ...  Kei Isori 11 episodes, 2014
Saori Oonishi ...  Kanon Chiyoda 11 episodes, 2014
Shizuka Itô ...  Kyoko Fujibayashi 11 episodes, 2014
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Magic-- A century has passed since this concept has been recognized as a formal technology instead of the product of the occult or folklore. The season is spring and it is time for a brand new school year. At the National Magic University First Affiliate High School, A.K.A Magic High School, students are divided into two distinct groups according to their academic performances. The "Bloom," who demonstrate the highest grades and are enrolled in the "First Course," and the "Weed," who have a poor academic record and are enrolled in the "Second Course." This spring, a very peculiar brother and sister enroll as new students. The brother is an under achiever with some deficiencies and enrolls as a "Weed," while his younger sister is an honor student, who enrolls as a "Bloom." The brother, with a somewhat philosophical expression, and the younger sister who holds feelings a little stronger than sibling love for him - Ever since these two have entered through the gates of this prestigious ... Written by Aniplex

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The coffee shop owner seen late in the series bears a striking resemblance, and my be a reference, to the character Yoshimura in Tokyo Ghoul. The resemblance in eye design, hair color, mustache, hair shape, frame, outfit, and facial structure makes this a reasonable inference. See more »

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In the opening, Tatsuya and Miyuki turn towards each other in an unnatural way, the way hand puppets do. See more »


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Rising Hope
Lyrics by Lisa and Tabuchi Tomoya
Composed by Tabuchi Tomoya
Arranged by Horie Shouta
Performed by Lisa
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Excellent Cross Genre Anime
30 March 2016 | by jwfritzSee all my reviews

When I searched for new anime to watch, the lead character of this show popped up many times as not only a great hidden power character but one that was just cool. And he is. His confidence or lack of emotional display rather, may give the impression he is overpowered but he is not though it is implied he could potentially reach that plateau, but so could dozens of others with the same kind of great powers he has. This anime shines mainly because it is anything but an atypical nor overly clichéd anime yet it brilliantly skirts the surface of many anime icons and popular genres without falling into those tired clichés that so often fill each of those genres. It does some of them in a rather skillful reverse gimmick like the harem theme. He is so socially awkward and unskilled such a thing does not even cross his mind but he is so smart and good at magical programming that he attracts girls' interests and guys as friends. Or the magic power theme, he has great and diverse power but he is not allowed to show it even if he wanted to which he doesn't since he isn't a showboat. His sister is essentially the princess of her class/grade but she is so dependent upon her brother she lacks confidence to take advantage of that position. He is a top notch martial artist as well but he doesn't flaunt it like in many other martial art focused anime. Characters are a bit more realistic who all have some flaws but not something so detrimental or unrealistic that could spoil the appeal of the anime or the main characters. You can see many themes portrayed in one way or another in the series like: High school; magic; mecha; espionage; martial arts; gunfights; sword play; sports; and more. The major drawback is the uneasy brocon aspect of Miyuki, which she always denies. It could do with a more in depth back story explanation that is only hinted at in the opening sequence. It does seem unfinished because it needs another 2 or 3 seasons. At the end we are left wondering how the others would react to all this new information and never quite get that satisfied probably because the studio must have planned more seasons and did not prepare an ending to slip in if no additional seasons were to be forthcoming. It is however one of the best animes, despite a few flaws, I have ever seen in part because it isn't the same as most and has few if any tired repetitive clichés. It is one of the few animes, I can also watch over and over or even more than once without getting overly bored or tired of it.


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