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Manga / Magikano

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Magikano is a Magical Girl harem manga created by Takeaki Momose. The series ran from 2003 to 2008 note .

The series was later adapted into an anime series in 2006 animated by now defunct Tokyo Kids on behalf of GONZO, directed by Seiji Kishi and written by Hideki Mitsui.

Said anime adaptation was originally licensed in North America by ADV Films however shortly after the English dub was completed, Sojitz pulled out of the anime business the license was transferred to Funimation who still has the license to this day.

The story centers on Ayumi Mamiya, a witch cursed to lose her powers, and Haruo Yoshikawa, an apparently Ordinary High-School Student whose three sisters (Maika, Chiaki, & Fuyuno) are witches who use their magical powers to keep him protected and ignorant about the existence of magic. Now Ayumi must wake up Haruo's latent powers to save herself, but his sisters have other ideas.

Their classmates include Hajime Hario and Sora Fujiwara, male members of the "Supernatural Science Club" that seems more interested in selling dubious products; as well as Yuri Kurosu, the student council president. Marin Nijihara (a catholic witch-hunter) and Rika Anju (a meido to the Yoshikawa household) show up later.

This manga provides examples of:

  • Barehanded Blade Block: Rika stops a giant's axe with one hand.
  • BFS: Yuri has one during her battle mode. Can double as a hovering surf board.
  • Big Brother Attraction: Maika, to Haruo. She's always showering him with affection, hiding in his closet and watching him sleep, trying to bathe him, modeling lingerie for him to see (even wearing it on top of her school uniform to give him a little preview), and attempting to drive away any and all other female attention from him.
  • Cat Girl: Ayumi's hair decorations seem to resemble cat ears, and she vaguely resembles one.
  • Cat Smile: Most of the girls display one, particularly when they're happy. Ayumi sometimes even makes cat noises while showing one off.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: All the main girls exhibit this at some point, but Maika, Ayumi, and Yuri seem to display this the most.
  • Closet Sublet: Maika frequently hides in Haruo's closet and watches him sleep.