Maburaho: Volume 1
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Maburaho is a very funny show, and while it brims with sexual tension, it never gets right out obscene. It's a comedy so you just hope nothing tragic happens in the end or starts to bring in weighty issues. The Japanese voice acting is great and the animation is good. Much like Chrono Crusade, the humor is a little tempered by the fact that every time Kazuki uses his power, he gets closer to losing his life. The best extra on the disk is an interview with person who translated the series into English. He has a lot of insight into Japanese culture and the translation process. Also features openings/closings, Japanese promos, and art.
And I am pleased to say that this has altered my opinion of anime altogether. It wasn't the medium that I disliked, but the various plots that I had seen before that caused me to dismiss it.
The story revolves around a young adult named Kazuki Shikimori. He feels downtrodden because his magic count is depressingly low compared to his peers at a magic-user's school. Then one day he finds himself being sought after by three gorgeous classmates. Later he discovers that he is a critical heir in a long line of famous magicians, and that his children would most likely become extremely powerful magic users, thus the reason for his three tagalongs.
The show has great moments of comedy, tenderness and suspense. I watched the first four episodes and was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to see how the rest of it turns out. I have high hopes for it though.
At the Aoi Magic Academy, Kazuki Shikimori is the apparent loser of the group. The story is that all people have the inherent abitlity to use magic a certain number of times. The average for the school is around 8,000, though some characters exceed this number greatly. Kazuki is only able to use it 8 times, and after that point he literally will turn to dust.
However, despite that fact, he is quite powerful when he decides to use it. And even though he himself isn't that impressive, his bloodline is. Aware of this fact, three girls target Kazuki in order to gain his love (and his DNA). Yuuna Miyami seems to really love him, school hottie Kuriko Kazetsubaki seems to have more shallow intentions, and Rin Kamishiro would rather kill him instead (shes being forced by her family). Of course, after the nature of his bloodline is revealed, he instantly becomes more popular with all the girls in the school...and just the opposite occurs with the male half :D
I've heard good things about this, I'll probably buy it once this semester ends. This review is based on those first two episodes (I'm sure volume one contains at least 4). Gave it 4 stars because of that fact.
Acording to Anime News Network, the release date for Volume 2 will be 6/14 (day before quarterly taxes are due).
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