Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Maburaho Vol 5 - Surprises Suspicions|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Kazuki is the biggest loser at wizard school. He can only use magic eight times in his life before he turns to dust. But his future son is destined to be the most powerful magician of all time. Enter three hotties deter... more »
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Hmm.....I guess u can call it entertaining
Dennis Jiang | Visalia, California USA | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own every single volumn of maburaho that is out so far. This volumn isnt exactly my favorite, but it wasn't bad.
Ep.16 It starts off with kuriko going off to some dates with a "supposidly" rich fat cat and the guy actually ends up asking kuriko to marry him. The surprise is that she actually accepted the offer and that just shocked kazuki and the rest of the group. Later on you find out why she actually did it and i guess this was one of those filler episodes to just make the series seem longer. This episode really didnt have much to do with the story line.
Ep. 17 This was one of the most hillarious episodes that i have ever seen. It starts off with the school getting a magic exam and it as a result nakamaru (shikimori's "friend") ends up finding out that his "genes" may be superior to kazuki's and that he will be the father of the most powerful magician in the world. With that in mind he is just set on courting Yuna and from there on out his class turns into his throne room with the other classmates being his servants. Now the real question is will Yuna, kuriko and Rin still go after kazuki even though their families order them to take nakamaru's "genes", or will they follow through and stay with kazuki until the end? Find out in watching this episode.
Ep.18 This was one of those filler episodes, but i guess it doesnt hurt to give the public some info. It starts off with the class going to a trip and it involves the relationships between the kamishiro family and the morasaki families. Those two families have been going at each other for about 800 years now and the class of 2B decides to use this opportunity to make some money. The ending to this episode is a major cliff hanger because in the end of the fight neither of them were the winner. That isnt the cliff hanger though. In the end of the episode we see chihaya yamase (from volumn 2) meet up with kazuki, but there seems to be a problem. All of the girls start to feel this immense burning feeling in their hearts and body. What can this mean??
In the end i guess this was an "ok" volumn. It was entertaining ill give it that but it just didnt stick to the story too much. Its worth buying if you are currently collecting the series, but dont expect anything too good like in volumns 1 and 2. Those were probably the best so far that is out."
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 :-)