The 30 Best magic anime [Latest version 2020]

Until now, many animations have described powerful magical battles and warm magic close to everyday life. The settings and how they are drawn differ greatly depending on the work, and every work has freshness and new discoveries. without mentioning that the magic is different, such as whether it is used only during battle or whether it exists in everyday life as usual, which is also attractive. There are many other animations with magic, so be sure to pay attention to their settings and features. This time, we will introduce 30 magic anime within a ranking format!

The 30 Best magic anime

30th: Black Clover

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The original is a comic book of the same name by Yuki Tabata, produced by Studio Pero. The hot development unique to Shonen Manga is an attractive work. The story is set in a world where magic is commonplace.

The main character, Asta, born without magical power in a world where magical power is everything, has become a story aimed at the magical emperor, the top of the mage. The highlight of this work is that various magics appear one after another.

Each character has a magical attribute, from standard things such as fire, water, wind, and lightning to things that can not be found elsewhere, such as thread, space, recombination, painting. Characters with their own magic have rich personalities and different battle styles. Such an attractive work.

29th place: Makai Prince

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The 29th place is “Makai Prince” a fantasy work with a lot of male characters drawn based on the original comic based on a combination of the Takadono circle and Yukihiro Utako. England in the late 19th century. William Twining, the son of a prestigious aristocrat, was brilliant and was the centerpiece of public school topics. However, one day, his uncle lost property due to business failure, and he was in danger of dropping out of school.

In search of something to make money for, William in trouble found a magic circle in the basement of the mansion, where he called the devil Dantalion Huber. William, who was told by Dantalion that he had the right to choose the next King of the Demon World, was forced to choose himself for the tuition. This work is a school fantasy work with a lot of comedy elements, And magical battle.

28th place: The Testament of Sister New Devil

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Basara Toujo is a high school student who one day his father asks him a strange question: “Didn’t you say before you wanted a younger sister?” He then announces that he will remarry and that now Basara has two stepsisters. After such a great revelation, his father embarks on a long journey.

However, their new sisters Mio and Maria Naruse are not what they seem, since they are actually a demon and a succubus. Basara ends up forming a dangerous contract in which he becomes the servant of both but, due to an error, he ends up being his teacher. The boy’s life begins to be filled with situations with erotic results. In addition, “poor” Mio is the target of other monsters and heroes, so her new brother must protect her.

27th place: Project of raising magic girls

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 A popular game known as the Magic Girls Breeding Project has the ability to give players a 1 in 10,000 chance of becoming a true Magic Girl. These Magic Girls possess unique powers given to each and are expected to help and protect people.

However, at one point, the administration decided that 16 Magic Girls in a city is too much, deciding to cut the population of the Magic Girls in half. The rule quickly becomes twisted as the 16 girls are involved in a survival battle against each other

26th place: Rosario + Vampire

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Tsukune Aono is a 15-year-old student, who is forced into a mysterious boarding school, the Youkai Private Academy. Inside the academy, Tsukune meets a beautiful girl with a rosary on her neck called Moka Akashiya, who turns out to be a vampire. Tsukune later discovers that the Youkai Private Academy is an institute to teach monsters clandestinely to live in the human world peacefully.

Now he must face the dangers of Youkai Academy with the help of Moka and his friends from the journalism club, which he will gradually know: Kurumu Kurono, Yukari Sendou, Ruby Toujou, Mizore Shirayuki, Ginei Morioka and Kokoa Shuzen. The story emphasizes the feelings of love, friendship and mutual protection that occur between the characters.

The story focused on keeping Tsukune’s secret, which was his true form, a human being, since in the Youkai Academy no human is welcome. But, this changes when this is discovered by those of the public safety commission, risking his life to save Inner Moka (internal Moka), where he dies, but by the injection of blood from it he is saved.

Everything takes a turn with the transformation of Tsukune into ghoul due to the multiple times that Moka injected blood into him to save him and the threat of Outcast Ayashi to kill him. To this we must add the arrival and subsequent battle with the “Antitesis” group, which wishes to unite the world of monsters with that of humans, so that there is total chaos. The battle with the leader of Antithesis, Hokuto, and the subsequent disaster caused by Lilith’s Mirror,

The story continues with the sequel called Rosario + Vampire: Season II , which focuses more on Moka’s family and the explanation of his dark and forgotten past. It is important to highlight the addition of the character of Kokoa, who is Moka’s younger sister. In addition, the true power of Aono Tsukune and the secret that contains Moka’s blood will be revealed.

25th place: Chivalry of a Failed Knight

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In a world where humans with super powers known as Blazers can materialize a Device, weapons made through people’s souls. Ikki Kurogane, nicknamed as Worst One finds a half-naked girl, Stella Vermilion, while changing into her room.

This meeting changes Ikki’s life as he strives to win the Seven Star Sword Art Festival , an annual event held by the seven wizard academies in Japan to determine the strongest apprentice.

24th: Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

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Ryū Yamada is a sophomore at Suzaku High School. Ryū is a problematic student with a somewhat apathetic personality, he is always late for school, takes several naps in class and generally gets the worst grades, his life is what others would consider as a dead end hole. While on the other hand, the ugly Shiraishi Urara, is quite the opposite,

she is the most brilliant student of Suzaku High School, serious, kind and intelligent. One day, after an unprecedented incident, their bodies are changed, Ryū ends in Urara’s body, and vice versa. From that incident, both will begin a new life in high school full of adventures and miraculous events. During the time of the incident of change of bodies, they will meet new friends,

23rd place: Grimoire of Zero

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It is the year 526 of the liturgical calendar. Witches are famous throughout the land, although knowledge of the existence of magic remains elusive.

A mercenary half man, half beast, class despised by people, dreams day and night to become human. In his fateful encounter one day with a witch by the name of Zero turns her dreams into reality.

She offers to turn him into a human if he escorts her as his guard in his search for a magical tome, one that possesses powerful knowledge that could wreak havoc on the wrong hands. The two begin their journey with this agreement that unites them, with the mercenary serving as Zero’s protector although he despises those of his class.

22nd place: Trinity seven

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Arata Kasuga lived a normal childhood with her best friend and supposed cousin, Hijiri Kasuga, in a small town. However, everything changed one day that the sun went black, and a magician appeared before him.

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And the black sun caused a “Collapse Phenomenon” that destroyed the city in which he lives and all its inhabitants. Because of this his normal life is rebuilt by a grimoire that Hijiri Kasuga gave him before disappearing. By the “Collapse Phenomenon”.

At the beginning everything is normal but he begins to suspect everything when he notices that although his life is apparently normal, the sun still looks black. At that moment a magician appears before him and seeing that everything was false, the destroyed city is seen again. This made him decide to become a magician to recover his cousin Hijiri Kasuga.

21st place:  Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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Glenn Radars suddenly becomes a substitute teacher in the class where Sistine Fibel, a user of aristocratic magic, and her best friend Rumia Tingel are studying. His demotivation and incompetence in class make Sistine challenge him to a duel, where he loses miserably.

However, after being persuaded by Rumia, he became motivated to teach, showing great talent for magic. After that, when a group of mercenaries invade the academy and threaten his students, Glenn demonstrates his great talent for battle, saving his students and defeating the invaders. Since then, the teacher has started to protect his students, confronting his dark past.

20th place: The Ancient Magus’ Bride

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Chise Hatori is a 15-year-old girl whose life has suffered rejection and desolation. He has lost both his family and friends for having the ability to see supernatural beings. This causes her to be recruited and become an orphan. One day, a sorcerer named Elias Ainsworth buys her and turns her into his apprentice and promises to make her his wife.

19th place:  Witchcraft Works

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Takamiya Honoka is a normal high school student whose life flows smoothly, without anything special ever happening to him. His only problems arise from the fact that he is in the same class as Kagari Ayaka, a girl so popular in the school that she is nicknamed “princess” and even has a fan club that venerates her.

Not only is he in the same class, but he takes the same bus, is assigned to the desk next to his and has the same shifts of extracurricular activities. Although the two boys never interact, the large number of Ayaka fans, who are constantly around her, treat Honoka almost as if it were a nuisance, even going so far as to beat him if he even dares to “disturb” her.

In fact Ayaka is actually a witch, whose job to protect Honoka, who seems to be the unaware owner of a power that tempts many other witches, who would like to take it even at the cost of killing him. In fact, around the boy there is a war between the so-called Workshop Witches Whose task is to defend the Earth and the Tower Witches Who instead use magic for their cruel purposes, and they hide among ordinary human beings.

Almost every person Honoka was previously convinced that he knew is in turn a witch, starting with his little sister Kasumi (charged with defending him when Ayaka cannot take care of him) up to the entire student body.

Honoka then asks Ayaka to teach him the magical arts, so that he can help her and, perhaps one day, be himself to protect her.

18th place:  That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

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Satoru Mikami, protecting a work colleague from a robber, dies stabbed and wakes up in a cave, in a fantasy world , reincarnated in a slime with particular abilities. The slime receives the name Limur Tempest from a dragon imprisoned in the cave . The story that follows tells the adventures, evolution and rise of Limur.

17th place: Cardcaptor Sakura

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The anime tells the adventures of Sakura Kinomoto , a small ten-year-old girl who accidentally releases a set of letters that were inside a book, which she had discovered in her father’s library. After this, Kero – the guardian of the book – emerges and, upon learning that most of the letters known as the “Clow cards” had spread everywhere, he tells Sakura that it is now his responsibility to become a ” cardcaptor »And go looking for them to prevent a« catastrophe »from occurring in the world.

Therefore, Sakura acquires special abilities in order to face the magical powers of each card and capture and seal them. Kero becomes the guide and mentor of Sakura during the search, while her best friend, Tomoyo Daidōji , makes great varieties of costumes, since according to her “she must wear special clothes for a special occasion.” In addition, Tomoyo usually makes recordings of Sakura’s battles. 

As the story progresses new characters appear, such as Sakura’s rival, Shaoran Li , a boy originally from Hong Kong and descendant of the magician Clow Reed – the creator of the cards, hence the name of them. However, he manages to establish a friendship with her that is gradually becoming love .

It is also discovered that Yukito Tsukishiro , the best friend of Tōya – elder brother of Sakura -, is the other guardian of the cards and whose true appearance is a being similar to a white angel and his real name is Yue. In addition, Yue is the one who judges who will be the next master of the Clow cards, and in this case it was Sakura who became their new mistress and guardian.

16th place: Gate

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When a portal from another world appears in Ginza , Tokyo , a legion of soldiers and monsters emerges to attack the city. But thanks to their much more advanced weapons and tactics, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (FAD) easily repels the enemy, and they pass through the Portal to establish an advanced base of operations and force the Roman Empire of the other world to open peace negotiations Yōji Itami is an FAD soldier that an agent sent to investigate the other world, where magic, dragons and elves are real. Using his knowledge of fantasy stories to make his way in this new environment. 

15th place:  Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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The story revolves around Aladdin, a mysterious child who carries a flute, with which he is able to invoke a giant djinn called Ugo. Aladdin travels trying to discover who he really is and to learn about the world in which he lives. One day, he meets a young merchant named Alibaba who dreams of conquering a dungeon. Shortly after, he meets a slave named Morgiana, both join their adventure.

Throughout history, Aladdin discovers that he is a “magi”, a kind of magician capable of gathering the rukh around him for his own use. In addition, he finds out that he is not the only magi, since there are three more, of which he meets Judar, an evil magi who controls the black rukh and who works for the same organization Al Thamen. With the help of Sinbad, the king of Sindria, Aladdin and the others will fight against the evil organization and try to find out their dark motives.

14th place: FAIRY TAIL

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Lucy Heartfilia, a traveling Mage, meets Natsu Dragneel, a Mage looking for his foster parent, a dragon named Igneel, with his best friend, Happy, a blue, talking and flying cat. Shortly after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who was posing as Salamander of Fairy Tail, to be sold as a slave.

Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander of Fairy Tail and has the skills of a Dragon Slayer, a form of Lost Magic. He offers her membership into the guild, which she gladly accepts. They, along with the armored Mage Erza Scarlet, Ice-Make Mage Gray Fullbuster, and Happy, become a team performing various missions offered to the Fairy Tail Guild.

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13th place:  Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

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The story follows Bell Cranel, a 14-year-old solitary adventurer serving Goddess Hestia . As the only member of the Hestia Family, Bell works hard every day in the Dungeon in order to seek to improve himself.

He admires Aiz Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordsman who once saved his life, making him fall in love with her. Bell has not realized that many other girls, deities and mortals alike, have also developed feelings for him; most notably Hestia herself, while he gains allies and improves himself with each new challenge he faces.

12th: High School DxD

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Issei Hyōdō is a second year student of the Kuō Academy who has great perversion and very lascivious behavior. He leads a quiet life until he is called for an appointment with a girl named Yūma Amano. When it starts to get dark, the girl takes him to a secluded place where he shows her true form. She is a fallen angel and plans to assassinate him. Since no one can save him, Issei dies.

When he wakes up, he discovers that he has reincarnated into a demon, and since that day he works as a servant of Rias Gremory, a high-level demon girl who turns out to be the most beautiful and popular in the institute.

11th: Strike the Blood

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On an island south of Japan is the Demon Sanctuary, known as Itogami Island. In that place rumors are told of the existence of the strongest vampire in the world, the Fourth Progenitor, who controls the twelve kenjuu of calamity. Being considered a threat to the world, the Lion King Organization sends Yukina Himeragi, an attack wizard and apprentice of “Sword Shaman” to fulfill the task of observing and eliminating Kojou Akatsuki, a young high school student who is indicated as the fourth parent.

10th: Overlord

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In the year 2126, it was decided to discontinue the DMMORPG Yggdrasil, a game that has been the most popular for the last twelve years, but that has fallen into disuse over time. The day that the game servers were to be closed, Momonga, leader of the Ainz Ooal Gown guild, once composed of 41 members and credited as one of the strongest guilds in the game, decides to remain in line until the game is closed as a Farewell to that special place for him.

After the closing time of the servers, Momonga discovers that impressive and mysterious things have happened. He is still in the Great Tomb of Nazarick, which is the base and home of the Ainz Ooal Gown guild, he has also really become his character with all the powers and abilities that implies, the NPCs that serve him now are sentient beings and Great tomb is no longer in the swamps of Yggdrasil, but has been sent to a fantasy world where magic and mystical creatures exist.

Momonga decides that if he is to exist in that world he will aspire to greatness and discover if any other player was dragged there like him. Therefore, he changes his name to Ainz Ooal Gown and decides to become someone so famous and feared that he is known throughout that world. Thus, in addition to achieving glory, any other lost player will know that there is someone from such a powerful guild.

Now, like Ainz Ooal Gown, the protagonist begins to travel the world disguising himself as an adventurer, sorcerer, mercenary, savior or conqueror making use of the experience and skills he has obtained in the game. Making, from the Great Tomb of Nazarick, a place in the history of that world.

9th place:  The Irregular at Magic High School

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“Magic” is not a product of legends or fairy tales. It has become a real technology for almost a century. The upbringing in several countries of the World is engaged in the “Wizards” career. Shiba Tatsuya is an honorable student without magical power in high school, a magical high school along with his younger sister, who happens to be the best among freshmen. What will happen to Shiba? How will he live his school life in which he is one of the many ” reserves ” that are looked down by the ” Blooms “?

8th place:  The Familiar of Zero

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In a world where magic exists and there is a certain social inequality between the nobility and the commoners since the former are people who can use magic and not the commoners, who are seen as inferior. In the kingdom of Tristain, the nobility attends the Magic Academy in their teens, where they learn to control and improve their power,

however Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, also called by her classmates at the magic academy Louise la Cero ( ゼ ロ の ル イ ズZero no Ruizu ) , Is not able to perform any spell without an explosion despite coming from a noble family of recognized lineage.

In the academy there is a ritual by which everyone summons his Familiar (creature that will accompany the magician and will be at his service for the rest of his life) and Louise summons Saito, a human from Earth (Japanese), being a great uproar because it had never been seen that someone summoned a commoner as a family member, which surprises everyone since Saito acquires the ability to use any weapon with absolute mastery simply by touching them.

At the beginning of the series they are indifferent to each other, since Louise is disappointed to bring a relative who does not meet her expectations and treats him as a simple slave without some right, while Saito is confused since he still does not accept the new reality in which he lives and for him the social classes and social impositions of that world are meaningless. But little by little their feelings unfold as well as the abilities of each and the true enemy of the kingdom in which they live. Louise and Saito end up falling in love and must confess their feelings before the war reaches them.

7th place: The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

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Ryner Lute is a lazy student of the Royal Special Military Academy of Roland. One day, the Roland Empire goes to war against its neighboring country Stabul, where Ryner sees his companions die and he ends up in prison.

There, he writes a report entitled “How to build a Kingdom of naps” to turn the world into “a place where you can take naps and live without hurting someone”, in which he explains that it is possible to achieve it using the mythical Relics of the Legendary Heroes , and despite having written it in the absence of something else to do, the report manages to impress Sion Astal, the young king of Roland and his friend in his days of military academy.

Sion sends Ryner to look for such relics through several kingdoms in the company (mandatory) of the car named ” Bishōjo”Ferris Eris, the daughter of a clan of swordsmen who protects the king from several generations ago, who is also forced to go on orders from her brother. Throughout the trip, Ryner discovers that not everything is what it seems or people that surround him are what they claim to be, while different political disputes and ideals threaten to explode a war on the continent.

6th place:  Blast of Tempest

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The story centers on Yoshino Takigawa and his friend Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose sister was mysteriously murdered a year ago. Mahiro disappears, since he decides to investigate the case of his murdered sister, on the other hand Yoshino is cornered by a woman named Evangeline, investigating the whereabouts of his friend Mahiro, since in the places where Mahiro appeared, an epidemic occurred, however , Mahiro appears to help his friend and in turn explains the situation.

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Mahiro was contacted by Kusaribe Hakase, a magician who is on a desert island from which he cannot leave, since he opposed the wishes of his clan. Between Hakase and Mahiro there is a deal in which Hakase will help Mahiro find those guilty of his sister’s tragedy. And Mahiro, with Yoshino’s help, will stop the Kusaribe clan,

In the story, certain aspects can be seen with respect to the works of William Shakespeare , since some phrases of these works are mentioned and some characters will be identified with the characters of the same author.

5th place:  A Certain Magical Index

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The story is located in Academy City, a technologically advanced city located west of Tokyo that specializes in the development of psychic powers, but is also situated in a world where magic is real. Touma Kamijou is a high school student who has in his right hand a mysterious power called Imagine Breaker , which can deny any supernatural phenomenon, whether psychic or magical, which also cancels his own good luck. One day he finds a girl named Index hanging from his balcony. She is a nun who has in her mind the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, which is a collection of 103,000 magical books. When the paths of science and magic intersect, this story begins.

4th place: The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

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The story begins in a world of magic engulfed in war. In the ocean of Ignora lies an extensive mass of land surrounded by four islands to the south, north, east and west, taking the form of a cross, in the center and blessed with divine grace is the largest island , known as Ente Isla, in that place only one name causes great fear, that of the lord of Ente Isla, Demon King Satan, the incarnation of terror and cruelty, lord of the underworld, sovereign of every evil creature of that place and whose The only purpose is to conquer the world and plunge it into a new era of darkness for its subjects, so it decides to declare war on humanity. Satan is not alone, at his side he has four battle generals, the strongest demons in his kingdom; Adeamelesh, Lucifer, Alsiel and Malacoda,

However, a hero rose in arms above the rest of the human army, with the aim of saving humanity from total destruction, succeeding with his entourage destroy one by one, three of the four generals of King Satan, beginning with Lucifer in the west, Adramelech in the north and Malacoda in the south,

after this unexpected blow to the demon king, the hero gathered the surviving troops of the human army of the four islands and entered the land of the demon king Satan, directing the battle at the gates of his fortress, thus succeeding in tithing considerably much of his army. Cornered in battle by the hero and his entourage, the demon king Satan acknowledging his defeat decides to retire along with Alsiel, his last living general,

Upon waking up in this world, the demon king realizes that he is now human and has almost no magic, forcing him to face a life of daily challenges like all other humans in this new world, adapting to a humble life in which you will have to work to survive and thus pay the expenses that a metropolis like Tokyo requires, while trying to figure out how you can recharge your magical forces in a world where magic is only a myth, to return to your world and conquer it definitely.

During the course of his life here he begins to get too used to contemporary human life, enjoying working, wandering and resting peacefully, completely changing his personality, now being a kind, cheerful and considerate human, far from his original personality that is everything On the contrary, what causes little or nothing to return to its original world.

However, one day without warning he runs into a beautiful young woman who will come to take away her tranquility, she is the hero who defeated him in his old world, reminding him that his passage through this new world is transitory and that his real goal is to return to his previous world.

3rd place:  Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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In the fictional city of Mitakihara, Japan , high school student Madoka Kaname and her friend, Sayaka Miki, run into a strange magical creature called Kyūbey. This offers them the possibility of making a contract with him, for which they would see their greatest wish fulfilled, whatever it was,

in exchange for obtaining supernatural powers that they will use to transform themselves into magi villages (magical girls) and fight against the devilish beings known as witches . Emerged from curses and invisible to human eyes, these witches are highly dangerous and responsible for much of the disasters, suicides and crimes of modern society.

Meanwhile, a mysterious exchange student and also puella magi named Homura Akemi tries to avoid at all costs that Madoka adheres to the contract with Kyūbey, trying to kill him several times. Madoka and Sayaka later meet Mami Tomoe, a high school classmate from the same school who in turn is a puella magi, and that offers to accompany her in her witch hunt so that they can understand the responsibilities of the task in all its magnitude and decide accordingly.

While Madoka assesses whether or not to accept the contract, a series of overwhelming events will be unleashed around him to which one more magician will join, veteran rebel Kyoko Sakura. Confusion, fear, the painful double edge of one’s desires and even despair and death pave the way of a puella magi , revolving all around the concept of ” entropy ” and the laws that govern the Universe.

2nd place:  Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World

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Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternative world, where a beautiful silver-haired girl rescues him. To return the favor he decides to stay with her, but the destiny with which the girl carries is much heavier than Subaru can imagine.

The enemies attack tirelessly, one after the other, until he and the girl finally die. That is when Subaru discovers that he has the power to go back in time and return to the beginning of the story, to the point where he reached the unknown world. The problem is that he is the only one who remembers what happened.

1st place:  KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

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Kazuma Satō is a hikikomori who lives in a rural sector of Japan. One day, decided to buy a videogame as soon as possible, he leaves home and returns to watch a girl who would be hit by a truck and does the unthinkable for him, saving her, and dying heroically.

Or so he believed, since he was not really hit and died of a fright at the thought that he had been hit by a truck, which was not even a truck and was just a slow tractor that passed by greeting the young woman who did not need help, and only He pushed her violently. His death was so pathetic that even the doctors who checked him made fun of him, his family did too, and all he knew about his death laughed. Magically, he wakes up in an incredible and unknown room, where he finds a beautiful goddess named Aqua, who offers him, after mocking his ridiculous death.

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