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Maburaho, Vol. 4: Ghost of a Chance
Maburaho Vol 4 Ghost of a Chance
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     1hr 15min

That?s the spirit, Kazuki! Everyone thought he was a goner -- but there?s something about Kazuki that just won?t give up the ghost! With their hopes of getting into Kazuki?s genes up in smoke, Yuna, Kuriko and Rin are und...  more »


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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Section 23
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/11/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Um...It could have been better....(kind of a spoiler)
angel | 01/29/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Iv'e been waiting a while to get my hands on this, but when i finally got it i saw that there were only 3 episodes! I was dissapointed to see that. Well, let's move on. (If you saw the last volume you know Kazuki is now a ghost.) One of the episodes was about Shino the ghost collector trying to get her hands on Kazuki for the first time. The next is when she tried for the second time...and failed. But this time Rin, Kuriko, Yuna and Elizabith got involved. Besides Rin, the rest of them got captured. So Shino did the old "If you dont become a part of my collection your little girlfriends will die" thing. But Rin came bursting into the room telling Kazuki not to do it. Then, she saves the girls from torture/death. And then the weird part. Shino is Doctor Akai's sister and she's going to be a teacher at the aoi academy. Anyway, the next episode Rin's brother comes to take her home, but Rin wants to stay at the Aoi Academy, so she says that her and Kuzuki are married. So Rin's brother challenges them and they start training. When the battle finally arrives, Rin's brother dies in the middle of it. And there ya have it. Maburaho volume 4. I didn't explain the episodes in detail, but i think i did okay on pointing things out. It wasnt that great, but you should still buy it to see what's going on."
Different and Very Enjoyable!
Niko | 08/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, to begin with a few words about the storyline (Just keep in mind that the storyline refers to the entire series and therefore SPOILERS will be included!!!)

If you are looking for Mechas like FMP or Evangelion, a deep emotional like Mirage of Blaze or The Last Exile and so many others, than you should skip this one.

If one the other hand, you are looking for something like Oh! My Goddess, a harem anime, romantic and action comedy etc. than you are definitely in the right place.

The story unfolds in a world similar to the ones we already know with the difference that many people are able to use magic and werewolves, ghosts and so forth is something that people are accustomed with. The place: A High-School that consists of students that are able to use magic. The catch: Each student has a specific number of times that can use his or her magic and if used up than will turn into dust (basically, die).

The story resolves around our main protagonist, Kazuki, who is the typical looser guy (at least at the beginning, as it usually happens to the harem animes) but is the descendant of the most powerful magicians, meaning that his son will become the strongest magician ever; but has two main `problems': 1. Can use his magic only 8 times (which proofs to be super strong) and b. all females of the high-school will try to get his genes which will create the entire comedy!

Then we have the other three main female protagonists: Yuuna, who claims that she is his wife and lives together with him, Rin who is a samurai girls (and at the beginning would prefer to kill him) and Kuriki, the super hottie and super rich girl who would like to seduce him.

Apart from it, the story will mainly resolve around these four protagonists, the relationships they will create, the adventures they will encounter (they will have to deal against a ghost-hunter when Kazuki will turn into a ghost for a while) and of course what choice Kazuki will make...In addition, you will be introduced to various other characters who will influence the outcome of the story as well.

Last but not least, Kazuki has a good heart and will try to help the others in his own expense and everything will depend on a promise he made when he was very young (or should I sea, two promises ;-) ).

As for the animation: It is good, compare it to the one of Oh! My Goddess and you will have a very good picture.

The music is good, starts with a nice pop/rock song and ends with a ballad.

The dub, is good done as well; but to be honest as well, I have seen better dubs as well but still it is a good one.

As for the extras, it has the typical stuff: Not credit opening/ending, trailers etc.

As for the storyline: It is very good, has a good character development, solid and has a few twists in it (but we also should keep in mind that we compare it for its genre as it is).

To the most `interesting' question: Buying it or not? To begin with, the price is the typical one that you most probably will find out there, therefore, having watched the entire series I can recommend the shows so that you can have a different and funny magic/romantic/comedy in your collection.

I hope that I could help you with this review :-)
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 12/11/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Well, Kazuki used the last of his magic last volume and gave up the ghost as his body turned to ashes in an effort to save Yuna from certain death. Actually, he didn't give up the ghost because his incorporeal form is still hanging around at school. He's able to walk, talk, etc. pretty much like normal except he has a hard time making himself solid and is able to walk through walls. He's depressed a bit about being semi-dead, but he's got three girls to worry about him and give him a reason to live...or semi-live. Now if only they can find a way to restore him to normal. Did I mention the fact that a mysterious woman has shown up who happens to be a "ghost fanatic" and wants to lure Kazuki into her "ghost hotel". Yep, just like the one for roaches, ghosts check in, but they don't check out. There's also an episode that explores Rin's past a bit, as her childhood swordmaster returns to fetch her home.

I'm sorry but this whole dead Kazuki thing has really dropped the series down a notch. Whereas before Kazuki was the main focus of the show, now he seems relegated to being a victim instead of a powerful but naive sorceror. Before you really felt for his mortality and smiled when he did nice things for other people. Now, he's just a victim of other people's dashed hopes for his genes. Maburaho has become too much of a soap opera instead of the slapstick comedy it truly is. Hopefully, next volume, it will lighten up and not take itself as seriously as it did here."