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When Kazuki Shikimori enters a School for Magic with the lowest possible number of spells people are confused. But soon everything comes to light when everyone realizes his jeans can triple a spell rate. Soon three cute girls choose him as their prey to get his jeans by all means.

Overview

Teenage Kazuki Shikimori attends Aoi Academy, a school for witches and wizards. But magic is a finite resource, everyone has a limited number of spells they can cast in their lifetime, and Kazuki's limit is a fraction of most other's. With only eight "charges," he has to carefully conserve his spell-casting energy lest he crumble into dust, a plan that falls to pieces when he attracts the lustful attentions of several girls. Another harem show with magical overtones like Negima, Maburaho takes the Harry Potter analogies a little further by making its hero a descendant of famous sorcerers, and hence prime marriage material. Meanwhile, Kazuki ends up wasting a number of his precious charges keeping Yuna, his self-styled "wife" out of trouble, and dodging the attentions of samurai throwback Rin Kamishiro and large-breasted heiress Kuriko Kazetsubaki. Meanwhile, the girls do everything in their power to win him over, or failing that, to get his parents' approval, in an anime that could be taken as a satire of materialist dating customs were it not such a blatant case of cliché reassembly-DNA meets Tenchi Muyo!.

However, Maburaho does attempt to do something new with such outrageously hackneyed raw material. Many situations from the geek-gets-girls sub-genre are deliberately inverted, such as the time-limit lifespan of Mahoromatic or Video Girl Ai, here given to the male protagonist. Nor does the series shy away from following its own internal logic-it establishes that ghosts are part of everyday life, and consequently has no qualms about killing off its hero midway. The inversions of traditional formulae become increasingly obvious, since it is now Kazuki who is the untouchable, unattainable love object, forced to continue school in a phantom state, in the hope that his death can be somehow reversed and his magical mojo recharged. Based on the manga by Toshihiko Tsukuji in Dragon Magazine and Dragon Age monthlies.

Characters

Major characters are listed below. See the full character list for all characters in this series.

Primary Characters

Kazuki Shikimori (式森 和樹 Shikimori Kazuki)
Voiced by: Daisuke Sakaguchi Blake Shepard
Occupation: Student
Gender: Male
Kuzuki is a normal student at the prestigious and elite magic school, Aoi Academy. He is below average until the day the ladies of the school learn he holds in his genes a goldmine of magical DNA.
Yuna Miyama (宮間 夕菜 Miyama Yuna)
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame Jessica Boone
Occupation: Student
Gender: Female
Yuna is sent to Kuzuki to become his wife on orders from her family she was happy to be sent to him to become his wife and bring back the strength in her family line as she knew him from childhood and truly cares for him.
Kuriko Kazetsubaki (風椿 玖里子 Kazetsubaki Kuriko)
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka Tiffany Grant
Occupation: Student
Gender: Female
Kuriko who is a wealthy and popular student she at first only wants Kuzuki for what a child born of his genes could bring the powerful Kazetsubaki family.
Rin Kamishiro (神城 凜 Kamishiro Rin)
Voiced by: Yuka Inokuchi Kim Prause
Occupation: Student
Gender: Female
She is unhappy with her families choice in husbands for her as she believes Kuzuki to be to weak to tie herself to for the rest of her life and at first vows to kill him in order to remove the need to marry him.

Supporting characters

Chihaya Yamase (山瀬 千早 Yamase Chihaya)
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara Luci Christian
Occupation: Student
Gender: Female
Chihaya is Kuzuki's childhood friend and in the same grade as him in Aoi Academy.
Dr. Haruaki Akai (紅尉 晴明 Akai Haruaki)
Voiced by: Kōji Tsujitani Jason Douglas
Occupation: Doctor
Gender: Male
Dr. Akai is the doctor at Aoi Academy and is a powerful wizard. He is mainly interested in Kuzuki from a medical stand point and wants to study him.
Shino Akai (紅尉 紫乃 Akai Shino)
Voiced by: Yoshino Takamori Monica Rial
Occupation: Student
Gender: Female
Younger sister to Dr. Akai she tries to capture Kuzuki's spirit for her collection when he is turned into a ghost but her older brother thwarts her attempts.
Elizabeth (エリザベート Erizabēto)
Voiced by: Kimiko Koyama Sasha Paysinger
Occupation: Ghost
Gender: Female
A ghost from the Holy Roman empire and she adopts Kuriko as a mother figure due to her resemblance to her true mother. She tries to help Kuriko with Kuzuki.
Karei Hirosaki (尋崎 華怜 Hirosaki Karei)
Voiced by: Emi Shinohara Kelly Manison
Occupation: Boys Dorm Manager
Gender: Female
Mysterious and always dressed in black and often seen sweeping in front of the boys dorms which she manages. Its revealed that at one time she was in a similar situation as Kuzuki and his group.
Kaori Iba (伊庭 かおり Iba Kaori)
Voiced by: Junko Noda Christine Auten
Occupation: Teacher
Gender: Female
Irresponsible and often seen playing games during class Kaori Iba is the class 2B homeroom teacher. She is easily mistaken for one of the students.
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