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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/a21549_23481372991552848518.jpg]] 께''Magical Sempai'' (''Tejina Senpai'') is a manga series by Azu. It has been serialized in ''Weekly Young Magazine'' since February 2016. 께The story begins when the protagonist is forced to join a [[JapaneseSchoolClub club]] as part of school regulations. He ends up joining the Magic Club, where his [[SempaiKohai sempai]] is precisely what a club president shouldn't be; immature and with PerformanceAnxiety so intense that whenever anyone is watching her, she flubs the tricks she's doing every time. Later on, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Saki-chan]], a street performer who has a [[IncestSubtext less than sibling-like]] relationship with her brother, joins. HilarityEnsues.께The manga is currently being published in English by Kodansha Comics. You can find a preview of Chapter 1 [[https://kodanshacomics.com/series/magical-sempai/ here]]. 께An anime adaptation by Creator/LidenFilms premiered in July 2019. You can see the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KM2jvHNX-w here]].께----!!''Magical Sempai'' contains examples of:* BeachEpisode: Chapters 61 and 62 focus on the Magic Club going to the beach and using it as a training camp.* DisappearingBox: Notable in that in Chapter 12, Assistant tries to get Sempai to hide because visitors are coming, and he quickly realizes that there's nowhere for her to go; all of the props that she could hide in could potentially have a trap door that would let her escape. The DisappearingBox trick proper is introduced as early as Chapter 2.* {{Ecchi}}: PantyShots are common, as is ClothingDamage, and there are some sexual innuendos and other lewd content.* EdutainmentShow: The manga contains some information on how some basic magic tricks are performed. Later on, this is expanded to street performance.* EscapeArtist: The "rope trick" is introduced in Chapter 1. The "handcuff escape" is the focus of Chapter 15. In Chapter 40, the "water escape" is introduced. In the latter two chapters, Harry Houdini is mentioned, specifically. * HocusTropus: Each section goes into detail on almost every trick on this list.* GoneHorriblyRight: Since Sempai is so easily suggestible, Assistant has a hard time snapping them out of hypnosis.* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Chapter names for this series follow the pattern of "X Sempai".* ImpossiblyAwesomeMagicTrick: {{Averted|Trope}}; there is not a single magic trick that is not explained somehow. Since Sempai flubs each trick anyways, there is no reason ''not'' to explain it, but this is also extended to street performance, which Saki-chan is not as bad at:-->'''Saki-chan:''' He's cool but cute, smart, and his looks are perfect? Whose future is pretty much guaranteed to be bright? You know the type!* IncestSubtext: Saki-chan has an obsession with her brother Ma-kun.* JapaneseSchoolClub: In addition to the Magic Club, the Chemistry Club is also part of the plot, as the Magic Club doesn't become an actual club until after Saki-chan and Ma-kun are introduced. This is mostly an excuse for Assistant to stick around when the deadline comes and the Magic Club is still not official, as while he's a member of the Chemistry Club, he doesn't have to actually go there. However, Madara-san, the president of the Chemistry Club, becomes a recurring cast member starting with Chapter 53.* KimonoFanservice: In Chapter 17, the focus is on "wazuma", or Japanese magic, so Sempai is wearing a kimono.* NotWhatItLooksLike: Happens on several occasions:** In Chapter 28, Sempai gets stuck in a box and overhears Assistant talk to himself about how cute her stuffed animal prop is and assumes he's talking about her. When he explains to her what he was really talking about, she doesn't take it well at all.** In Chapter 50, Sempai is seen with a shady-looking man. Assistant, Saki-chan, and Ma-kun assume the worst. [[spoiler:He's actually her older sister's husband. They were out to buy a present for her.]]* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The characters' real names have yet to be mentioned.* PickACard: The very first trick in the very first chapter. This is one of Sempai's favorites, but that still doesn't keep her from flubbing it nearly every time. It's the focus of Chapter 13.* PlayboyBunny: Sempai wears an outfit like this in one chapter. It's incredibly tight, mainly because it was meant for her flat chested big sister.* {{Qipao}}: {{Subverted|Trope}}. When Sempai says that she's going to be doing Chinese magic, Assistant assumes that she's going to be wearing a Qipao, similarly to how she wore a kimono when she did Japanese magic. She actually ends up wearing a scary mask thanks to the specifics of the trick.* SawAWomanInHalf: The "sword box" trick, which is a variant of this, appears in Chapter 29. Because Sempai refuses to accept that it's accomplished by escaping through a trap door, she gets her clothes ripped.* SempaiKohai: The dynamic between the two main characters. The club president of the Magic Club is called Sempai exclusively, while the kohai is only known her assistant.* SexyJester: Sempai ends up wearing an outfit like this as part of Saki-chan's suggestion that she become a Pierrot.* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In Japan, the spelling used for both the title and titular character is "Se'''n'''pai". The official translation uses "Se'''m'''pai" instead.* SpoonBending: This trick is the focus of Chapter 19.* StatusQuoIsGod: No method in order to cure Sempai's stage fright works, not even hypnosis. In fact, this is the first thing they tried.* StreetPerformer: Saki-chan and Ma-kun both practice street performance. Saki-chan is good at it. Ma-kun is not very good, but Saki-chan pretends he is.* WorldOfBuxom: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. There are only four female recurring cast members as of the end of Volume 4, and two of them are flat. However, both of the female members of the Magic Club have large breasts. As a result, the notes for Chapter 44 joke that it should be called the "Big-Boob Club".* YankTheDogsChain: In Chapter 54, Sempai puts on a successful show for a group of children. She still does poorly, but the children don't judge. For her final trick, Sempai makes a piece of candy disappear by using her tiny wand as a distraction. As she's celebrating her first success, the children rummage through all her clothes to find the candy.

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