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Magikano – 13 (END)

Ayumi dreams of when she first saw Haruo in the mirror and how much she wanted to meet him. She wakes up and rushes out to save Haruo – as do the rest of the girls – but Rika stops her and tells her to wear her cat panties. After putting them on, Ayumi leads the girls to Michiru. During this time, Michiru has been having her fill sucking up Haruo’s power. She uses it against her father and then dreams of ruling the world. The girls finally arrive and interrupt Michiru’s fun, but she has no trouble freezing all of them in place with her ice magic. Even Ayumi’s attack, boosted by the cat panties, has no effect. Michiru freezes her sister with a kiss, but Ayumi’s single tear starts to stir Haruo. The mirror shatters, and the Demon King has awoken. Hongou-sensei shows up to transport all of the girls away from the growing dark sphere surrounding Haruo.
Ayumi wakes up on a rocky platform on the outskirts of the sphere. Hongou-sensei explains that this is the revival of the Demon King who will supposedly consume the entire world. Six sages had previously sealed away the Demon King’s power inside the mirror. But their work wasn’t perfect, and so the Demon King often revives. If the Demon King cannot be resealed, then their only option is to turn back time to before the seal was broken. The period of time regression is one year. In other words, the girls have been reliving the same one year over and over with no recollection of each time. When Fuyuno questions how Hongou-sensei is able to keep her memory, Rika responds that Hongou-sensei is actually an artificially created human. Hongou-sensei then enters Haruo’s sphere in an attempt to cast the time regression spell, but Haruo’s memories of Ayumi and the others reacts and shoots Hongou-sensei right out of the sphere.
In order to save Haruo, she asks for everyone’s help (including Michiru’s) in turning back time. While the rest of them form a barrier around it, Ayumi’s job is to go into the sphere itself. The Demon King sends rocks flying towards her, but it’s the panties’ magic that saves her. However, in order to stop a massive rock, the panties rip and get destroyed. Alone, Ayumi looks at the cat doll that Haruo gave her and realizes that she doesn’t care about anything but saving Haruo. The girls outside have failed to keep the barrier up, but they gain the same resolution that Ayumi has and try again. Ayumi even confesses that she loved Haruo when she first saw him. With their powers combined, they start the time regression spell. Right before it goes through, Ayumi reaches Haruo and gives him a kiss. The clock turns back the one year that’s passed and we return to the time when Haruo saw Ayumi while the sakura trees were blossoming.

Watch the entire series in reverse played over a minute and a half!
I’m not that fond of this “reset” because it leaves a lot of things unanswered, such as how they break the cycle (if they ever do). However, while rewatching the beginning of the first episode, it occurred to me that Haruo commented about how he felt like he’s already seen the scene before. In the final seconds of this episode, he doesn’t make that comment (the rest of his monologue is the same), but it’s interesting how everything comes together. They were probably planning on doing this from the start.
Kudos to them for bringing out the “baka neko” panties again. Ayumi putting them on was the funniest part of the episode. Aside from the first few minutes however, the episode had a rather serious tone; that’s probably why I didn’t like the final episode as much.

Final Thoughts: Well it’s been a pretty crazy ride, and crazy really is the word to describe this series. The surprisingly good mix of magical action and ecchi comedy is delivered very well, better than the manga. My personal favorite episode is probably still episode 10 (baka neko panties) for the sheer number of laughs. Overall, a pretty good series if you don’t take it too seriously (and I don’t see how you could).

March 28, 2006 at 6:54 pm
  • March 28, 2006 at 7:15 pmLOPLOP

    Not quite the ending of Canvas2, but still good. Should have been a longer series . . .

  • March 28, 2006 at 7:16 pmpach

    sooo, it ends with a kiss and all back to normal??

  • March 28, 2006 at 7:22 pmOmni

    No, it ends with everything reversing back to the beginning of the series.

  • March 28, 2006 at 7:24 pmmangamaxx

    So back to the begining of the series with a different plot? or is it back to the begining with everything exactly the same?

  • March 28, 2006 at 7:31 pmspieler

    It seems that the curse to Ayumi has been canceled? So there won`t be a 2nd season?Damn it. At least, the director should let that kawaii vampier girl show for one or two minutes.

  • March 28, 2006 at 7:33 pmJT

    this show was freakin hilarious!!! eventhough there were some very annoying parts! .. too bad it isnt longer!

  • March 28, 2006 at 8:33 pmEld

    Wtf is she doing on the 9th screenshot?

  • March 28, 2006 at 8:51 pmmootab

    i think that position is called the Maui Luao

  • March 28, 2006 at 9:50 pmShinji103

    I was about to ask what Eld asked. LMAO ^^b

  • March 28, 2006 at 10:21 pmAznSoulBoy

    wtf is she doing on the 9th screenshot? sex? LOL

  • March 28, 2006 at 10:48 pmhiken

    yes she’s air humping haruo in the 9th screenshot not a bad ending but feels kind of like a cop out but thank god they didnt go the route the xmas ep took.

  • March 28, 2006 at 10:50 pmHaesslich

    WEll, at least they started the drama up BEFORE the third-last ep… although not all that much sooner. Although the ending here… well, I’m just wondering if things will go the same way again, with Haruo and Ayumi and the rest reliving the whole thing and then having to reseal Haruo at the very end, or if they’ve ‘corrected’ the timeline this time. Not sure what to make of the transition from comedy to this either.. yet.

  • March 28, 2006 at 11:26 pmgolthin

    Did you guys notice that “Oshimai?” in the last screen? The end?
    they might be leaving things open for when the manga is over as they took
    a different route from the manga.

  • March 29, 2006 at 12:10 amShinn Agami

    Lucky bastard! (Reference to screenshot 9)

  • March 29, 2006 at 4:17 amZoof

    the reset ending! NOEZ!

    Big O did it! The Matrix did it! The Dark Tower did it!

    this blows!

  • March 29, 2006 at 4:33 amlinkinstreet

    Well, let’s just hope there will be more of this when the manga does ends. Seriusly this is one of the best anime this season IMHO.

  • March 29, 2006 at 5:00 amblu

    da ending is like da same as kage kara mamoru turning back time but using a banana to do so.

  • March 29, 2006 at 6:42 am*Chi*

    I’m disappointed if this ending. Not that I wished for a happy ending like Ayumi and Haruo become a couple, but something more original than that..

  • March 29, 2006 at 7:48 amjl6987

    I’ll watch the show *just* to see that 9th screenshot… =^_^=

  • March 29, 2006 at 8:40 amNeko

    Wow what a lousy ending… turning back the time to save the world and all, but it seems a little stupid. If yu turn back the time but no one remebers wont they just repeat it all over again since its imposible to learn from your past mistakes in this senario. I doubt at this rate they will ever break the cycle. Is it me or does it seem like anime directors get together every year and borow each others endind plots cause it seems we have a lot of these reset animes this year.

  • March 29, 2006 at 11:06 amaxel

    Great series !! and funny ending !!! this is a whole lot better than Canvas 2. (at least here aren’t any pedophiles like Hiroki or Sergey Wong)

  • March 29, 2006 at 1:44 pmLadioss

    My kingdom for a second season.

  • March 29, 2006 at 5:16 pmEleutheria

    Immensely unsatisfying ending, as with most if not all resets.

    “…and then I woke up.”

  • March 30, 2006 at 4:14 am*Chi*

    Lets hope they did this ending, because there will be a second season where they break the cycle.
    Hmm, can somebody tell what happens in the manga? And another question: Is the anime based on the manga, or the other way?

  • March 30, 2006 at 1:53 pmHaesslich

    In the manga….

    Show Spoiler ▼

    Also, there was Melissa Maelstrom, the little vampire who reminds me of Yue from Negima, in there too. :D

  • April 1, 2006 at 9:33 pmMike

    Any idea where we can find the manga or download. I would buy if i can find where they sell it.

  • April 3, 2006 at 12:37 pm*Chi*

    If you are from Germany, try out: http://www.neotokyo.de
    They offer plenty, also Japanese Mangas. If they don’t have it, try Ebay!

  • April 25, 2006 at 12:19 amBeckett

    This ending is the blow. Can anyone say “Who shot J.R.”? Bleh-desu.

  • April 13, 2008 at 5:00 pmMakiBakani

    Man.. This show ended too early… And at first you’d think there’s a second season but look at episode 1. Haruo said. ‘Though it seemed like I was having deja-vu..’ Or something like that…. Gah! I’m gonna be slightly mad if they do make a second season but twice as happy.

  • July 15, 2008 at 3:35 pmAndy

    They sorta left is open for a sequel… With the reset thing, they could change certain events and the out come may be different. The whole lets-reset-the-world-thing-so-everyone-will-survive thing kinda reminds me of Higurashi. And if they do get a second season, I hope they’ll wrap it up without a reset ending…

  • August 8, 2008 at 6:23 pmchad001

    After watching the series, I noticed a siginficant change between the first episode, and the ending scene (btw, not the 1 sentence change in dialogue) if you notice the first episode, the moment Haruo sees Ayumi, she smiles evilly, with the classic shadowed-eyes, then makes a mini-tornado, this happens 1-2 seconds after the dialogue when Harou says the “deja vu” line. In the ending scene, she smiles sincerely and DOESN”T make a mini-tornado. They just stand there, staring at eahc other for like, 10-20 seconds, after the “deja vu” monologue.

  • August 27, 2008 at 1:56 amShayna

    this was a horrible ending i was hoping something like everything was all good and they got to stay together

  • August 28, 2008 at 1:12 pmcountpockula

    I think it does sorta change cause that cyborg chick says that the reversing spell usually goes smoothly but for some reason this time his feelings for the girls were a factor and they had to help. Either way I did not enjoy this ending.

  • October 15, 2008 at 3:19 amMEH

    Teh end was crap