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Maburaho, Vol. 3: The Witching Hour
Maburaho Vol 3 The Witching Hour
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     1hr 40min

Witches and Demons and Ghosts - Oh, my! With only three magic spells remaining before he turns to dust, Kazuki Shikimori is waging a war against fate when he?s tempted to use his powers. Vexing vixens Kuriko, Rin and Yun...  more »


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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Section 23
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 08/16/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
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

I dont know how to feel after watching this........
Dennis Jiang | Visalia, California USA | 09/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first episode of this dvd was just plain out not for children. Kuriko found a way to increase kazuki's spell count, but there were some conditions. This episode was probably the most adultish in the whole series and it was just mind boggling.
The second episode was about the girls finding ways to improve kazuki's spell count using special remedies....too bad most of them didnt work.
The third episode is where things get interesting. Yuna's father claims that he found something to increase kazuki's spell count, but Yuna opens the wrong package containing a retro virus and now there is a dobble ganger on the loose tryin to make Kazuki turn to ash.
The last episode has got to be the most emotional episode so far that has been released. Yuna has now contracted the virus and is now sick. Each time she coughs or sneezes her spell count lowers and after that the victims of this virus ends up turning to ash. Im about to spoil something on this dvd if you must know Yuna comes out alive barely...but things arent so well with kazuki. This is a must buy if you are currently collecting the series and once you watch this dvd you will be wanting to see the next one."
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 :-)
How can I review without spoiling it?
Mark Kraska | Colorado | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mostly I decided to review this volume because no one else has. I have to say things get quite interesting. Wondering why Yuna is dressed up like that on the cover? She gets tangled up in some messy business that makes things, how should I say, "final" for both her and Shikimori.

The story starts out with Kuriko dragging Kazuki to a magic hotspring in the hopes of restoring his magic count. This of course doesn't end up working the way they hoped, but the characters all have fun in the process. Then you learn about the sad history of one of the students who died at Aoia Academy, whose story ties very strongly to what happens to Yuna.

Thats all I can really say without spoiling the story. If you've been collecting it, I'm sure you'll buy it, and you might like how the story changes after episode 12 (the last episode on this disc).

Content wise, things get a little naughtier at times and as you could guess, shouldn't be shown to children. 5 stars for how interesting the series is getting. Volume 4 is supposed to come out October 11th, look forward to it!"