You knew it was inevitable. Anime producers and manga artist are keenly attuned to what is popular and have the skills to run with what is hot. And that has brought us Maburaho.
Fusing the Harry Potter theme of the "destined teen wizard" with the stock anime harem scenario, creator Toshihiko Tsukiji has given us tale where the hero, Kazuki, is pursued not for his magical abilities but those of the children he will father - someday. Hogwarts is now "Aoi Academy" and instead of Cho, Ginny and Hermione, we get Yuna, Kuriko and Rin. But these gals are more interested making magic with Kazuki than learning magic. The best way to sum up Maburaho is to think of it as Love Hina Reversed. When the male hero finds himself in a compromising position, he is pounced up by the eager female instead being belted into the lower atmosphere. (Maburaho is also very similar to Ken Akamatsu's, creator of Love Hina, Negima!)
The art is brightly colored and smoothly animated, as to be expected from prolific J.C. Staff. The main characters are given just enough to make them individuals but the supporting cast is pretty much carbon copy stock. Director Shinichiro Kimura, (Burn Up Excess, Hand Maid May, Popotan) knows his way around these waters and has no reservations (or concerns about gravity) when it comes to the female bust. Let's just say that many wands will be at attention while watching Maburaho.
Volume 1: "Bewitched and Bewildered" Plot Summary:
Plot Summary Unavailable.
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Toshihiko Tsukiji
Director: Shinchiro Kimura
Character Designer: Yasunari Nitta
Music: 4 Peace
Animation Director: Unavailable
Animation Studio: J.C. Staff
American Producers: ADV Films
Volume 1 Information
Title: Bewitched and Bewildered
Running Time: 100
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 4
2: It Fell
3: It Appeared
4: I Saw It
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.