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Your favorite author has been charged and/or convicted of a serious crime (murder, rape, child prostitution, etc). Would you treat their fictional works any differently?
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Mahou Sensou  
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Nanase Takeshi is a normal high-school student with a slightly traumatic past. You could say he's hard-working but in reality, he really cares about what others think about him. For some reason, he is going out with his childhood friend, Isoshima Kurumi, but otherwise, he's a pretty normal guy. One day, however, he sees a girl wearing a uniform he had never seen before, who had collapsed on his school grounds. She is Aiba Mui and her appearance marks the beginning to a series of weird incidents. She once said, "to be honest, I'm a magic user and sorry. I turned you into one too."


Related Series
Mahou Sensou (Novel) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Magical Warfare
Mahō Sensō

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Alternate Beginning)

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.7 / 10.0 (58 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 24th 2017, 4:53am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Alive (Media Factory)
Comic Gene (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kadokawa BookWalker (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #437 increased(+84)
Monthly Pos #543 decreased(-36)
3 Month Pos #558 increased(+48)
6 Month Pos #673 increased(+200)

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On 302 wish lists
On 27 completed lists
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On 127 custom lists

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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by YukiSaito
June 25th, 2014, 5:35am
The manga was okay overall. I liked the art, though sometimes things are thrown from one end to the other, especially in the action scenes, and sometimes the logic doesn't fit everything else, and there always seems to be some...change in the characters. For some reason, as Lorska said, everyone becomes a magician. How do they become a magician in the first place? Unsaid. Everything is slightly messy, and it needs time to get everything together.

War within the magicians, war between the 'good guys' themselves, the 'bad guys' are all independent? It's split into too many parts, and too many characters are thrown into the mix, which makes it confusing and really hard to follow. It's good, yet not so good in some areas. It could have vast improvements, too.
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thought this was better   
Rating: N/A
by Lorska
March 21st, 2014, 9:00am
The characters are fine, the premise is interesting, I wish I could say anything good about the rest.

Even though the artwork is kind of good (especially characters), most panels are just messed up, don't match up to the ones before (things like orientation, angles), and most of the time you can't really identify objects, be it because of sloppy drawing or too much speed in there - seriously the only somehow acceptable panels are those where nobody or nothing is moving... That wouldn't be a problem if this wasn't an action manga.

As for the dialogue, the translation seems to be off at times and some things just didn't make sense at all. Stuff that was of decent quality was confusing and forced. The flow is just missing, that holds for the drawings as well for the text.

Let's get to the plot. Forced is the best word to describe that. You clearly see that the author wants to make all characters magicians so it works like a zombie infection (seriously if that would be true the bad guys would just infect and mind-control every single person out there). Apart from the "things just happen" theme it is also predictable, and that is a BAD thing. Ironically the unpredictable stuff either doesn't make sense or feels forced.

You can think of this manga as a form of mosaic: you have many things thrown in there that don't seem to fit and are very rough, but the artist had some kind of greater picture. You'll need to invest some - scratch that, a lot of - work to get that picture, and I don't find fun in that, I want to enjoy what I read.

unique idea destroyed by mediocre translation, bad storytelling and the absence of any kind of flow withing the story.
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