Rental Magica

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (75)

Rental Magica is a fantasy anime series produced by Zexcs and directed by Itsuro Kawasaki. The show follows the adventures of Itsuki Iba, a young man who runs a magic-dispelling business called Astral, along with his team of talented magicians. The series premiered on Chiba TV in Japan in 2007 and ran for 24 episodes.

The main character, Itsuki Iba, inherits the leadership of Astral after his father's death. At the beginning of the series, Itsuki has no special powers and is quite inexperienced in magic. However, he quickly proves himself to be a capable leader and gains the trust of his team. Together, they take on various jobs that involve dealing with supernatural creatures and solving magical mysteries.

One of Itsuki's closest allies is Mikan Katsuragi, a powerful mage who serves as the team's secretary. Despite her cold and aloof manner, Mikan deeply cares for Itsuki and often looks out for him. Another key member of the team is Honami Takase Ambler, a shy but gifted mage who can manipulate sound to create powerful spells. Her quiet personality often makes her the butt of jokes, but she proves her worth time and time again.

The other members of Astral include Adelicia Lenn Mathers, a brash and confident mage who always jumps into action, and Nekoyashiki Maho, a cat-like creature who can transform into a human and serves as the team's mascot. Each member of the team has a unique personality and skill set, which makes for an interesting dynamic among the group.

Throughout the series, Itsuki and his team face a variety of challenges. They take on jobs like exorcising a haunted mansion, investigating a cursed graveyard, and even confronting a dangerous underground organization. Along the way, they encounter a diverse range of magical creatures and characters, some of whom become recurring allies or enemies.

Meanwhile, Itsuki's personal relationships develop throughout the series. He has a complicated history with his childhood friend, Kagezaki, who is also a powerful mage. Itsuki struggles with his feelings for Kagezaki, especially as he discovers more about her past. He also forms a connection with a mysterious girl named Manami Kuroha, who has a gift for divination.

The animation of Rental Magica is well-done, with vibrant colors and intricate details in the spell effects. The character designs are distinct and memorable, with each member of the Astral team having a unique look. The voice acting is also impressive, as the series features a talented cast of seasoned voice actors, including Daisuke Ono, Rie Kugimiya, Mikako Takahashi, Jun Fukuyama, Kana Ueda, Junichi Suwabe, Shizuka Ito, Katsuyuki Konishi, Nazuka Kaori, Hiroki Yasumoto, Risa Mizuno, Akemi Okamura, and Yumiko Kobayashi.

In conclusion, Rental Magica is an enjoyable anime series that offers a unique take on the magic genre. Itsuki and his team make for a likable and engaging cast of characters, while the various magical mysteries they encounter keep the plot interesting. With its mix of action, humor, and drama, Rental Magica is definitely worth a watch for fans of fantasy and supernatural anime.

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24. Astral
March 23, 2008
While Nekoyashiki attempts a spell to hopefully retrieve Honami and Itsuki, Adelicia's on the front lines confronting Fin. But will she be powerful enough to stop him?
23. Changeling
March 16, 2008
Itsuki and Adelicia cross paths with a boy named Fin Cruda. Little do they know that he's not who he seems to be and his appearance means trouble for Astral.
Sleeping City
22. Sleeping City
March 9, 2008
Adelicia is forced to make a decision to either get married or resign as the head of Goetia. Itsuki is shocked when Adelicia decides to propose to Honami. Will Honami really go through with it?
White Dress and Black Dress
21. White Dress and Black Dress
March 2, 2008
Fin has managed to unleash the dragon. While the remaining members of Astral launch an attack, Itsuki still remains unconscious and unable to lend assistance. Can the team tackle this monster alone?
Demonic Festival
20. Demonic Festival
February 24, 2008
Suzuka decides to move forward with the dangerous ceremony. Meanwhile the remaining members of Astral rush to the festival hoping to somehow stop Suzuka, and arrive just in time as the oni breaks free. But are they overmatched this time?
The Miko's Hometown
19. The Miko's Hometown
February 17, 2008
Mikan and Nekoyashiki are missing! After failing to return from a trip to Mikan's home town, a concerned Itsuki contacts Mikan's family only to discover that Nekoyashiki is missing and Mikan's family refuses to let her return to Astral.
The Bond of Solomon
18. The Bond of Solomon
February 10, 2008
While Adelicia and Itsuki are busy subduing Clive, Daphne does an investigation of her own. With Sekiren in tow despite her protestations, she uncovers a startling piece of information regarding the fall of Adelicia's father...
Rebellion of the Demon Gods
17. Rebellion of the Demon Gods
February 3, 2008
Clive, a renegade mage from Goetia puts Adelicia in a desperate situation. With her powers diminished, she teams up with Itsuki to attempt to take down Clive and prevent him from summoning Asmodai, one of the four strongest demons of Solomon.
Red Spear
16. Red Spear
January 27, 2008
Itsuki is saved from death by a mysterious monk named Sekiren who claims to be an employee of Astral. Apparently, Sekiren is often away from the company on long journeys and has only just made his way back to Japan recently.
Legend of the Mermaid
15. Legend of the Mermaid
January 20, 2008
Shinogi entrusts Astral with the minor task of returning a cursed doll to its proper resting place by the beach. This seems simple enough until both Itsuki and Kuroha find themselves transported into the distant past.
Memories of the Stars
14. Memories of the Stars
January 13, 2008
An old acquaintance of Nekoyashiki's appears at Astral's doorstep and requests their assistance in conducting a "star festival." This Onmyodo ritual is performed simply enough by one as talented as Nekoyashiki.
Initiation Rite
13. Initiation Rite
January 6, 2008
When Honami and Adelicia were children, they both attended the same school for magic. While they were both gifted young mages, it wasn't until disaster struck that their paths intersected and ignited a rivalry that would still live on in the present day.
Faith Etiquette
13. Faith Etiquette
December 30, 2007
When Honami and Adelicia were children, they both attended the same school for magic. While they were both gifted young mages, it wasn't until disaster struck that their paths intersected and ignited a rivalry that would still live on in the present day.
Requiem for the Holy Night
12. Requiem for the Holy Night
December 23, 2007
Itsuki's been acting strange lately... darting around, asking about gifts for women, working a part-time job. Honami and Adelicia have taken particular notice of his actions as of late and decide to tail him in hopes to find out what he intends.
The Flower that Blooms on the Dead
11. The Flower that Blooms on the Dead
December 16, 2007
Astral is hired to complete a fairly unassuming mission: harvest a flower that blooms on the dead. Diana, the contractor, claims that Itsuki's father already agreed to the job prior to his disappearance.
Tears of the Homunculus
10. Tears of the Homunculus
December 9, 2007
Honami has been taken captive by Judaix, while Itsuki and the rest of Astral remain engaged in a battle with Judaix's servant, Lapis. Just when all seems lost, unexpected help arrives...
Father's Successor
9. Father's Successor
December 2, 2007
Contesting the right to presidency over Astral, former employee and veteran alchemist Judaix Tholoide challenges Itsuki to a sorcery duel. Though Itsuki is unskilled with magic, he accepts the duel.
Hot Spring Magic
8. Hot Spring Magic
November 25, 2007
Word of a magical hot spring with amazing restorative powers reaches Astral and they decide to investigate. But this relaxing vacation soon proves to be more of an exhausting expedition and a true test of their collective skills.
Red-Headed Girl
7. Red-Headed Girl
November 18, 2007
A mysterious young girl named Lapis enlists Astral's aid in obtaining the eye of a basilisk, a terrible creature with the power to turn a person to stone should they meet its gaze.
Glam Sight
6. Glam Sight
November 11, 2007
The first Magi Night ended in failure for both Astral and Goetia. Adelicia's father escaped and now The Association suspects that the contract may have been involved the breaking of a taboo by Goetia's former leader.
Magi Night
5. Magi Night
November 4, 2007
Astral's status in The Association's registry is in jeopardy. Taking a job to prevent their company from being delisted, they soon find themselves competing with Goetia on the same job.
You Are Not Alone
4. You Are Not Alone
October 28, 2007
In the hospital, while receiving treatment for his broken leg, Itsuki meets an unusual girl named Manami Kuroha. She's "unusual" in the sense that she's not a living patient, but rather a ghost that inhabits the hospital...
Purification of the Gods
3. Purification of the Gods
October 21, 2007
A Shinto priestess named Shinogi hires Astral to aid in the appeasement of Futsunushi-no-kami, an ancient god who was responsible for putting her brother into a timeless sleep.
Witch's Oath
2. Witch's Oath
October 14, 2007
Adelicia Lenn Mathers, the head of Astral's rival company Goetia, attempts to coerce Itsuki into giving up their bid on a contract she wants for herself but is foiled by Honami.
Mages for Hire!
1. Mages for Hire!
October 8, 2007
Shoko Kunugi, a young woman from Itsuki's school asks Astral for help in locating her missing Grandfather. However, what they find ends up being a dense concentration of spell wave contamination brought on by taboos broken by Shoko's grandfather.
Renting Useful Magic
1. Renting Useful Magic
October 7, 2007
Shoko Kunugi, a young woman from Itsuki's school asks Astral for help in locating her missing Grandfather. However, what they find ends up being a dense concentration of spell wave contamination brought on by taboos broken by Shoko's grandfather.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (75)