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OP Sequence

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OP: 「もっっと!」 by 野川さくら(Nogawa Sakura)

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Going to school one day, Yoshikawa Haruo encounters a beautiful girl across the street from him. But then wind and smoke obscure his vision, and the girl disappears. Haruo thinks he’s seen a ghost until the next day that same girl, introduced as Mamiya Ayumi, transfers into his class. Her seat is right behind his, and Haruo feels uneasy for the rest of the day as Ayumi glares at him at every chance. Despite that, he sees her getting picked on and stands up for her, only to get beaten himself. Ayumi finally steps in and uses her magical powers to send the thugs flying, but disappears afterwards. Somehow the students all think that Haruo knocked out the thugs in the process of saving his sister Maika.
When he gets home, Haruo is surprised to find Ayumi sleeping the couch. After waking her up, he’s even more shocked when she leans up and kisses him. She tells him that she is his fate, and claims that he’s going to be reborn by her hand. Their talk is interrupted by the arrival of Haruo’s sisters (also witches) Chiaki, Fuyuno, and Maika, who knock their brother out. Ayumi explains that she’s here to work as their maid, and even produces a labor contract from the Ministry of Magic. Getting to work, Ayumi uses magic to create a big dinner for everyone, but laces it with something.
That night, Ayumi remembers her past, where she saw Haruo in a mirror. But that mirror was a mirror that showed the future, and it carried a terrible curse that would eventually strip her of her magical powers. And the solution to the curse lay in Haruo. With this in mind, she sneaks into his room in the night and gets on his bed, but his sisters, who were hiding in the closet, interrupt them. It turns out that Ayumi laced Haruo’s dinner with a potion that makes him fall in love with what he sees when he wakes up. In the ensuing chaos, Maika summons an eel – which Ayumi hates – and when Haruo wakes up, he falls in love…with the eel. After all four knock him out, Ayumi tells the sisters of the curse, and Maika decides to let her stay.

ED Sequence

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ED: 「マジスキMAGIC」 (Magisuki MAGIC) by クローバー (Clover)
The opening song, sung by Nogawa Sakura, is kind of catchy, but I just don’t like the ending song – who knows, maybe it’ll grow on me. The OP sequence introduces all of the characters while the ED one has all of them dancing and recaps the episode.

The story here is that Ayumi needs Haruo, the perpetual loser who attracts girls around him, to rid herself of the curse. As moyism pointed out to me, Nogawa Sakura is doing another role that’s reminiscent of her Shiho (Mai-HiME/Otome) performances. Her character is always plotting something, and I guess the three sisters, led by Maika, will be there to defend their brother from Ayumi’s plans. Overall, Magikano is a lot crazier than I thought it’d be, particularly the last fourth of this episode. The manga didn’t quite have that feel, but it does have more fanservice than the anime.
It’s still too early to tell if this is going to be a comedy series or if they’ll try for something more. The first episode has left me fairly intrigued, enough to stay tuned for a few more weeks even though I really didn’t laugh at anything. Oh yea, for those of you caught off guard, like me, this was AT-X’s special New Year’s broadcast of the first episode. The normal first broadcast for this should still be TV Saitama, so episode two will air on Tuesday, January 10th. That episode looks to be about the student council president, Kurosu Yuri – material from volume two, but I guess they’re not exactly following the manga.

January 1, 2006 at 4:51 pm
  • January 1, 2006 at 5:04 pmTsuchimi Rin

    wow crazy anime…i expected a harem anime to be like to heart 2 or shuffle….but bah..this doesnt seem to be my type..
    Cant wait for hantsuki to come out!

  • January 1, 2006 at 5:12 pmZanarky

    Looks like it’s got pretty decent animation. Waiting for this to be subbed ^^

  • January 1, 2006 at 5:18 pmDaveJS

    Yah, this was a surprise. I’ll give it a chance, see if I like it. I know AU is subbing it, so it’ll have a decent schedule of relapses.

  • January 1, 2006 at 5:18 pmkiryuu

    some of the stuff there makes me think pani poni dash for some reason >.>

  • January 1, 2006 at 6:03 pmZanarky

    AU = Anime Universe?
    Hehe probablly the introductions. They are pretty similar

  • January 1, 2006 at 6:09 pmWarukyure

    Crazy show. Might actually be interesting.

    Btw, this might be too early but this looks like its heavily dependant on comedy. Is there any romance/drama/decent storyline?

  • January 1, 2006 at 6:19 pmDaveJS

    Zanarky: Yeah, Anime Universe

  • January 1, 2006 at 7:28 pmJT

    do the bunny ears or cat ears never get old!??
    its 2006 for christ sake! think of better stuff!!

  • January 1, 2006 at 7:42 pmDark_Schneider

    very nice ….yes keep away from stories like shuffle and da capo!!!

  • January 1, 2006 at 8:11 pmSyaoran Li

    LOL! This series maybe will catch my atention

  • January 1, 2006 at 8:22 pmbakaro

    seems like another eiichi serie >_> not much new anyway i will look to the raw when come out in case come out xD

  • January 1, 2006 at 9:09 pmcyw1988

    not my kinda show… may get the op and ed hehehe nogowa’s songs are always nice

  • January 1, 2006 at 9:36 pmThe Crappinometer

    I guess i’ll wait for some reviews about it… still can’t decide if i’ll watch it

  • January 1, 2006 at 10:19 pmFury

    I think its a good idea if you avoid reading manga for a few shows cause when you do and then watch the show to see they change the plot or events a little you get disappointed fairly easy compared to the non manga readers you views it as something new.

  • January 1, 2006 at 10:43 pmayyo

    Looks good enough to follow since there isn’t that much shows in winter anyway.

    IMO, I view manga as something to enhance your experience if you like it’s anime since almost 100% of the time, if you love the story and watch the anime after the manga, you’ll defiantely be disappointed just by little things like changing the order of events, or in cases like Ichigo100%, butchering the story. It’s funny since it was designed to be the other way around.

  • January 1, 2006 at 10:48 pmOmni

    For the record, I picked up the manga AFTER watching the first episode.

  • January 1, 2006 at 11:22 pmbakaro

    just watched the episode some parts was comic like the part of the eel i also agreed to be intrigued so i will see some more of this serie maybe would be a good serie after all,yes the ending is kinda weird i didn’t like it feels like they were trying to do something as the black cat ending

  • January 2, 2006 at 12:33 amFury

    yup ayyo,omni you both have good points its just plain crazy when they butcher a story ir naruto fillers for example, thhe manga does enhance what you read though.

  • January 2, 2006 at 2:00 amophelia

    holy crap! that girl looks EXACTLY LIKE SAILOR MOON!!!!!!!

  • January 2, 2006 at 2:42 ambakaro

    to ophelia:
    yes i have think the same when i see her the first time but not is just similar

  • January 2, 2006 at 3:37 amNightwisher

    why does the punchingbag (main character) remind me of Keitaro (LH) :p

  • January 2, 2006 at 12:46 pmDark_Schneider

    do you guys think this program is crazy??????
    look at that episode from pani poni dash where the party make a hole on earth and goes to brazil to dance SAMBA(LOL)
    THAT was crazy fan service for me!!!^_^

  • January 2, 2006 at 4:18 pmFury

    in unrelated news Just saw Uverworld’s new PV Just Melody and its awesome ^^

  • January 2, 2006 at 6:40 pmZanarky

    Would someone care to explain for me what “fan service” is? ^^

  • January 2, 2006 at 7:10 pmDark_Schneider

    dead or alive BOOBS BALL Beach volley is a totally fan service….you know what i mean right???T)
    T_T –> ^_^

  • January 2, 2006 at 10:35 pmRasmiel

    “Would someone care to explain for me what “fan service” is? ^^”

    It’s just what the words say. A fan service shows what a stereotypical fan wants to see e.g. naked characters.

  • January 2, 2006 at 10:49 pmZanarky

    Ohh, icic. Thanks for clearin it up

  • January 2, 2006 at 11:05 pmZoroft

    The male loser reminds me of this guy

  • January 2, 2006 at 11:54 pmyoyo-ma

    >>The male loser reminds me of this guy

    LOLOL that’s true XD

  • January 3, 2006 at 3:22 amScott


    Well, if he’s based on myself, I guess I gotta check out this one.