All Maburaho released episodes
Kazuki Shikimori is a poor student and a prestigious school of magic. He can only use his magic 8 times before he turns to ash and disappears. In the first episode, Yuna Miyama transfers to the Aoi Academy and claims to be Kazuki's wife. Meanwhile, Rin Kamishiro and Kuriko Kizitubaki are instructed by their families to meet Kazuki and obtain his genes, as they may create the most powerful magician in the world.
Kazuki realizes the truth that the girls were only sent to him because of his precious genes. However, Yuna reminds him of his past, where she promised Kazuki that she will become her wife someday. In this episode, Kazuki used his magic to create snow. Kuriko and Rin realize that Kazuki really has some magnificent magical capability, despite the the low number of times he can use magic, commenting that it is almost impossible to create snow during summer. Kazuki's magic count drops to seven attempts.
In Kazuki's dorm room appears a mysterious ghost by the name of Elizabeth. Elizabeth demanded some things from Yuna and Kazuki. Later on, Kazuki broke his promise to the ghost which infuriated her. Elizabeth took Yuna to a void dimension where Kazuki thought she was being tortured, where in truth she was only being tickled. Kazuki used his precious magic to get Yuna back. His magic caused the women's and men's dorm to merge. Because Kuriko looks like Elizabeth's mother, Elizabeth decides to take up residence in Kuriko's breasts. Kazuki's magic count drops to six in this episode.
Kazuki is having nightmares that he is being attacked by a behemoth; at the same time, a rumor of a behemoth inside the campus is floating around. Dr. Akai, the school doctor, was sealing a behemoth in a forbidden room since he is not powerful enough to abolish it. As it turns out, there was another behemoth being raised by Nakamaru. Kuriko decides to battle the beasts, but they overpower her. To save her, Kazuki ends up using his magic. His magic count drops to five in this episode.
Rin has a crush on the biology club president, who is transferring out of the school. She attempts unsuccessfully to make him a goodbye meal until the others give her a hand. Rin, who does not know how to cook, finally manages to prepare a meal for her senior, but before she gets a chance to present her gift to him, she stumbles and drops the food. Kazuki uses his magic to undo Rin's fall. Rin decides to give the meal to Kazuki instead of her senior, and she is impressed with him when he eats the whole meal, despite its terrible taste. Kazuki's magic count drops to four in this episode.
Kazuki parents are coming for a visit and the girls all attempt to make a good first impression. Rin watches some videos on proper behavior in order to prepare for the visit. Kuriko plans a meal of Kazuki's parent's favorite food: eels. Yuna focuses her attention on Kazuki hoping to show his parents that she's the one for him.
It is time for the Aoi Festival and Kazuki's class, Class B, has done nothing to prepare. Then Yamase, an old childhood friend of Kazuki who is in class F, appears to make him an offer that would solve both their classes problems for the Festival: a joint play performance. During the chaos of the festival, Class B summons a beast that goes out of control, and Kazuki is left to save Yamase from it. His magic count drops to three as a result.
The day begins when Kazuki encounters a young boy who has just stolen three necklaces from Yukihiko Nakamaru. The three girls attempt to find out the mystery behind the necklaces and the little boy while at the same time trying protect the boy from Nakamaru's revenge. The three girls end up reminiscing about their previous times with Kazuki.
With a magic count of only three, the girls start thinking of ways to help Kazuki increase his magic count. Kuriko mentions a magical spa that is supposed to increase a person's magic count. As it turns out, the three girls and Kazuki must play and beat a baseball team from hell. If they win Kazuki gets one more magic attempt but if they lose they must go to baseball camp in hell for all eternity. Kazuki and the girls end up winning the game, but only after Kazuki had to resort to using his magic, so, while he did gain an extra use of magic from the game, it had gone to waste. His magic count remained at three by the end of the episode.
In another effort to increase Kazuki's magic count, Kuriko and the girls search for a mysterious a blue magatama that could help Kazuki with his low magic problem. The magatama is tied to a girl who was cursed with bad luck in the past. Yuna has her own bout of bad luck from the magatama that does not surface until several episodes later.
'Maburaho' is an anime that certain people will appreciate and some will not. I was in the group of those that saw it for what it truly was. <strong>STORY: </strong> First, the story is very generic, to be honest BUT it adds concepts that make this generic theme, original. Sure, its an ecchi so you know the plot would be in the girls' breasts but no, its actually a developed plot line for the most part. There are some errors in the plot but they aren't noticeable unless you heavily analyze the series, which even then it is still enjoyable. **CHARACTERS:** I loved the characters and felt each character had their own personality. A few characters are cliche in the ecchi series as we have the typical snobby girl who turns out to be caring on the inside, the one who always gets jealous when someone even says the guys name, and the quiet epic one who turns out to be hurting on the inside. However, these characters still develop through the story and aren't cliche the entire way. <strong>SOUND AND ANIMATION: </strong> The music is beautiful and very enjoyable. Never once have I felt a song being out of place in the moment. The animation is debatable. I am NOT a fan of older animation but this anime scraps the line with animation as it doesnt look too old but not too new either. It holds a in between which is good for those who are picky about that stuff. <strong>OVERALL: </strong> Overall, I love this series for being what it is, which is original. It tries hard to be something original and in a way it succeeds. Sure, there are errors and cliches but it is sure to keep you watching all the way through.****