QUIZ Magic Academy ~The Original Animation~

Title:QUIZ Magic Academy ~The Original Animation~
クイズマジックアカデミー (Japanese)
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Notables: ASANO Masumi
Music - TAKAKI Hiroshi
Ruquia and her friends are the worst class in the Magical Academy. But, if they can win the Class Crash Magical Competition, they can turn their status around. However, their bumbling ways may stop them from succeeding.

Single episode OVA pilot, based on a Konami computer game.

Animation by AIC Plus.
To be released Sept 12th, '08.
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Rent Stretch [series:1898#628]
Going into Quiz MA, I was of the mind that this would probably be some sort of poor man's magical academy show, an attempt to cash in on the success of Harry Potter, Negima and Macademi Wasshoi. At the end, however, my attitude had been completely revised and I now consider Quiz to be my number one favorite show of this sort. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first (for instance, character names like "Serious" and "Malariya"), but before long it was off and running, dealing out a series of clever and memorable jokes. These people have personality, I realized, which is made clear almost instantaneously by the strange things they do and say. I recognized the priceless voice of Norio Wakamoto as the eagle-man Garuda, who was hilarious. I laugh-out-louded repeatedly, and even had tears in my eyes from laughing so much. It's always nice when a new show goes beyond the "smile" comedy which you expect and delivers genuinely funny stuff. In case it's not obvious, this is a comedy show, not a dramatic one. The basic premise (though there are a number of unrelated bits) is that the grades of a particular class have been on the skids. To patch things up, at a magical exam they attempt an audacious demonstration of magic which is both extraordinarily impressive and risky. Needless to say, it doesn't go quite the way they had hoped. The animation was pretty cool and there are parodies of numerous anime genres, like magical girls. It's a shame that this is just a one-off OVA, because I'd love to see more of this. Over an hour afterwards, after watching several different shows, I thought back about Quiz MA. A smirk came to my face, and I said to myself, "That was pretty damn good"!

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Last updated Wednesday, March 04 2009. Created Wednesday, March 04 2009.

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