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Kazuki Shikimori is a 17-year old junior studying at Aoi Academy, an elite school for the magically gifted. However, unlike enrollment to the school would suggest, his magical prowess is below-average. In fact, he can only use magic eight times in his life, or he will die. But not all is lost: Kazuki's family tree includes the latent genetic material for magical greatness. After that information leaks out, Kazuki suddenly becomes the most popular male student in the school, and girls from powerful magician families begin chasing him to get his genes.

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Yasunari NITTA Character Design
Shinichiro KIMURA Director
Ryo SAKAI Music
Koichi KORENAGA Music
Toshihiko TSUKIJI Original Manga Creator

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Maburaho roriconfan 4/10 Jul 31, 2012
Maburaho NaMyR99 6/10 Jan 21, 2012
Maburaho MikeSinner 5/10 May 8, 2011
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Today's iPod Shuffle! (5/29) SakuraShimizu 0 May 29, 11
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It was just a juvenile search for adventure that brought young mystic Nakahito face to face with the android mega-weapon, Kurumi. With just a kiss, she is activated and answers only to him. Now they embark on a comedic journey that will carry them across Japan to discover the secrets of the Steel Angels and how such technology has come to exist before the advent of television. In their travels they will encounter spies, army agents and rogue Steel Angels but the real discoveries lie in the heart of a young teen and the miracle he has awakened with a kiss.

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Sure one series has magic and the other is technological but there's a saying that goes that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic ;-) Besides, both series are fun to watch and ecchi-riffic.
Substitute magic for technology, add comedy and stir in heaps of ecchi. Leave to simmer at gas mark 9 and you'll have plenty of things to enjoy about Steel Angel and Maburaho if you loved one or the other.
If you enjoy lots of cute girls flirting with a likeable male lead caught up in fantastic events seasoned with lots of ecchi and comedy, then these two shows are for you. Kurumi is an action show while Maburaho is a comedy, but they are very much alike.

Both anime's have a cute girl that is seriously devoted to the main character. Magic is also a big part of both although Steel Angel Kurumi uses robots to show the supernatural. If you liked the humour in Maburaho, you will probably like the humour in Steel Angel Kurumi. The same kind of ...-Sama humour :)


Both anime have the Male protagonist being chased by two to three girls. The main girl that is chasing him is the anime type who will do anything to please her master. In each anime the girls do the fighting and the guy does the support.



On a day that seemed ordinary, a spaceship crash landed in Tokyo bay, filled to the brim with beautiful aliens that would come to be known as DearS. Since that day, though all of Japan seems to have gone DearS-crazy, one high school boy named Takeya it still not impressed by the phenomenon. But things change for Takeya when he finds a lone DearS girl on the side of the road, who forces herself into his apartment, and his life! Now, he must brave a plethora of complications, misunderstandings, and embarassments, when all he wants to do is be left alone!


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A similar school setting, lots of unreal powers. Both series have it. Though where the humor in DearS is mainly fanservice-based. Maburaho only has this a little. Maburaho also has alot more drama and romance than DearS has.

Those Anime are similiar because of an unrealistic reason of love between main characters and both series give us a proof that even an confusion and hesitation can lead to a beautiful love...


The same ecchi, pantsu humour. And of course the harem theme. They both have the same 'feel'. As light romantic comedy with a hint of drama. And of course the supernatural aspect of the story.


In both the lead character is male and he is surrounded by girls. Both have lost of comedy, Maburaho tends to have more drama and has magic and things that are revealed throughout but they have a lot of the same feel throughout.



Haruo is a short geeky schoolboy with a whiny voice and glasses, and the only one in his family without magic powers. Therefore it should come as no surprise that his life is a constant struggle to prevent being ravished by any nearby female. When a witch under a curse named Mamiya enters the fray, Haruo's precious maidenhood that he holds onto so dearly is placed in grave danger. With the added risqué brought on by the arrival of this new number one contender, Haruo's struggle becomes even more desperate, and his hidden powers begin to awaken.

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Both of these stories are cutesy harem comedies centered around a lovable but fairly useless male character who possesses mysterious great powers that have their own profound limitations. They are another set of formulaic stories, but are still fun to watch. Maburaho tends to lean towards the more romantic aspects of the harem stories, and Magikano seems to focus more on the comedic elements, but there's plenty of overlap for both.


Both Magikano and Maburaho feature a boy that has great magic powers but ignores or cannot use them. A harem soon rises around him and he'll use his magic when he needs to save one of his friends.


Both of these series have a similar absurd comedy style and are based around a world of magikal women doing crazy things for the love of an individual man. Because both are so short the writters didn't have to worry about saving jokes for later in the series allowing the humor to be packed in tight. Finally, though Maburaho has it's dead spots, Magikano is rarely lack of an absurdly hilarious (non-plot-developing) joke.


To me these anime's are spitting images of each other. The both feature a male character that has super poweful magic and can't use it (for different reasons of course). Also, the male character is totally sought after by all the girls in the series, but the male is totally oblivious. Both these animes have a perverted theme to them as well. Basically, if you liked one, you are going to like the other because they are more or less the same anime

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Rosario to Vampire

Rosario to Vampire

Fifteen-year-old Tsukune Aono is average in every way; he has no hobbies, less-than-stellar grades and he's even flunked his high school entrance exam. His parents have managed to enroll him in a school, but it's no ordinary school! Tsukune will be attending the Youkai Academy, a place where monsters learn how to co-exist with humans! As the werewolves, vampires, witches and other monsters are required to retain their human forms, Tsukune - the lone human - is able to avoid their bloodthirsty gazes. However, he quickly attracts the attention of a number of devilish beauties including the vampire Moka, a busty succubus and even a young witch! It seems Tsukune's average life isn't so average anymore!

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Its much alike, about magic schools, where everyone can use magic, and do less or more staff like here, very nice to watch, and very funny :D

recomend to watch! ;)  


Both are school harems. With the main girl having pink hair caring the most for the guy, the main girls act almost exactly the same, and both clame to be the real girlfriend/wife. Both the guys are lames, but the one in Maburaho is probably the strongest in the whole school.


Harem. Focused on the male lead that seems to be completely normal. Both have supernatural elements included in it and they focus on protecting the male lead. Both contain school life elements as well.


Same plot in almost an identical setting. One weak useless boy with tons of girls looking forward to get into his pants. If you like one, you will like the other for sure.

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Kaede is a devoted high school student who lives with her adopted brother Rin. She holds a quiet confidence that one day, when Rin finally starts showing interest in sex, he will make the obvious choice and turn to his loving sister. But what Kaede wasn’t counting on was the lords of heaven and hell coming to Earth, wanting Rin to mate with their nubile daughters! Rin, like any teenager would, takes full advantage of his newly acquired harem; but how long can he keep up his carefree, boxed-lunches-on-the-rooftop lifestyle, as the horde of girls on his tail grows?

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Maburaho and Shuffle! are both romance comedies dealing with a magical element. Both Kazuki and Rin are your relatetively average guys who just happen to have loads of girls with magical powers drop in on them. Maburaho focuses a little more on comedy than Shuffle!, but some parts of the shows almost mirror each other drama-wise.
Both Maburaho and Shuffle! are "magical harem in a school", and feature a main female lead who knew the hero in his childhood, lots of panty shots, and things blowing up offscreen.

Apon veiwing both Shuffle and Maburaho I can see many things that would attract the veiwers from one to watch the other. For instance both seem to be an all out harem anime mixed with a few other tones. I had a good laugh watching both from the drama and comety in Maburaho to the daughter handing-out kami-sama of shuffle. they both have there own twists and terns so i recomend you check them out!

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