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Encyclopedia > Magic User's Club
Magic User's Club
魔法使いTai!
(Mahō Tsukai Tai!)
Genre magical girl
OVA
Directed by Junichi Sato
Studio Triangle Staff, Bandai Visual
No. of episodes 6
Released 1996
TV anime
Directed by
Studio Triangle Staff, Bandai Visual
Network Animax
Original run 7 July 19996 October 1999
No. of episodes 13
Manga
Authored by Junichi Sato (Story)
Shamneko (Art)
Publisher Flag of Japan Kadokawa Shoten
Serialized in
Original run 1999 – 2000
No. of volumes 3

Magic User's Club (魔法使いTai! Mahō Tsukai Tai!?) is an anime, released as a six part OVA in 1996 and then a 13-episode TV series in 1999, which was broadcast by the anime television network, Animax, across its respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, South Asia and other regions. The original plan was done by anime director Junichi Sato, with animation produced by Triangle Staff and Bandai Visual. There were also two manga series made, a shōjo manga version by Tammy Ohta (太田 多美 Ōta Tami) and shōnen manga version by Shamneko (紗夢猫). The Magic User's Club anime is released in North America by AnimeWorks. Image File history File links MagicUsersClub. ... A scene from an episode of the Casshan OVA Original Video Animation ), abbreviated OVA ), is a term used for anime titles that are released direct-to-video, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ... Junichi Sato (佐藤 順一 Satō Junichi, born March 11, 1960 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese director of anime. ... Triangle Staff is a Japanese animation studio, responsible between others for Serial Experiments Lain, Slayers, and NieA under 7. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Television (disambiguation). ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Triangle Staff is a Japanese animation studio, responsible between others for Serial Experiments Lain, Slayers, and NieA under 7. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Manga )   (pl. ... Junichi Sato (佐藤 順一 Satō Junichi, born March 11, 1960 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese director of anime. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Junichi Sato (佐藤 順一 Satō Junichi, born March 11, 1960 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) is a Japanese director of anime. ... Triangle Staff is a Japanese animation studio, responsible between others for Serial Experiments Lain, Slayers, and NieA under 7. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Manga )   (pl. ... Shōjo or shoujo (少女 lit. ... Shōnen or shounen (å°‘å¹´) is a Japanese word usually translated as young boy, although it is commonly used to refer to males of up to high-school age as well. ... AnimeWorks Titles A Kite - edited version Berserk Cleopatra D.C. Earthian Eiken Elf Princess Rayne eX-Driver Fake Genshiken Giant Robo Gundress Gunparade March Iczer-One Iria: Zeiram the Animation Iron Virgin Jun Jungle De Ikou Knight Hunters Kurogane Communication Magic Knight Rayearth Master of Mosquiton Metal Fighter Miku Mezzo...

Contents

Plot

OVA series

An enormous cylindrical alien spaceship named "the Bell" (釣り鐘 Tsurigane) by humans descended upon Earth one day. Military forces attacked this entity but their attempts were in vain, as the Bell easily vaporized all human technology. The Bell sent out robotic probes to explore and analyze human civilization and, since the probes didn't cause any harm, people soon adapted and went about their everyday lives. A group of high school students at Kitanohashi High School's "Magic User's Club" attempt to combat the alien menace using magic. Look up cylinder in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Space Shuttle Discovery as seen from the International Space Station. ...


TV series

The Bell has been defeated, but a massive cherry blossom tree stands in its wake. The Magic Club must meet once again to solve the problem of the giant tree, which is blocking off sunlight for the city. A mysterious figure descends from the tree and watches over the members of the club as they continue to deal with magic in their daily lives.


Characters

Magic Club

Sae Sawanoguchi (沢野口 沙絵 Sawanoguchi Sae?)

2nd year student at Kitanohashi High School and a new member of the Magic Club. Sae is eager to learn magic, but often has setbacks due to her clumsy nature. She looks up to Takakura as a great mentor. Although she actually has feelings for him beyond that, she is too shy to express them. Of the five members, Sae has the greatest amount of power to utilize, but lacks the training and concentration to fully tap into this potential.
Sae displays a clear ineptitude to flying on a broomstick in the OVA series, but her skills progress and by the TV series, she can fly on different pole-sized items without any problems.
According to character designer Ikuko Itoh, her own mother was an influence for the character of Sae, who has a similar klutzy nature.[1]

Nanaka Nakatomi (中富 七香 Nakatomi Nanaka?) Konishi Hiroko (小西 寛子, born October 26, 1975 in Kanagawa) is a seiyu who works for Arts Vision. ... Misty Daniels is an American stage actress with over 20 years of experience in acting. ... Ikuko Itoh ) is a Japanese character designer and animation director best known as the creator of Princess Tutu. ...

A 2nd year and a friend of Sae since childhood. She just wants to be a normal high school girl and gets frustrated with Sae's obsession with the Magic Club. Nanaka has a crush on Aburatsubo but is afraid to admit her feelings because she knows they won't be returned.

Akane Aikawa (愛川 茜 Aikawa Akane?) Iizuka Mayumi (飯塚 雅弓) is a seiyÅ« and J-pop singer who was born on January 3, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan and grown up in Taiwan and Yokohama, Japan. ... Lisa Ortiz (born December 11[1], 1976) is an American theatre and voice actress, best known for her roles in English anime adaptations. ...

A 1st year and another new member of the Magic Club. Akane is a spoiled rich girl who often misses going to club meetings in order to go on dates with boyfriends. She seems to be a natural at using magic, and it comes very easily to her. Akane often uses magic for selfish reasons against what Takakura has taught, which causes Sae to lecture her in several instances. (In a cute touch, anything affected by her magic SPINS.)
In the TV series, Akane works as a model and appears in clothing advertisements throughout the city.

Takeo Takakura (高倉 武男 Takakura Takeo?) Junko Iwao (岩男 潤子 Iwao Junko, born February 18, 1970) is a seiyÅ« who has also released several CD albums as a J-pop singer. ... Nicole Lavana Tieri (born 1980) is an American singer and actress who was a contestant on American Idol in 2004. ...

President of the Magic Club and 3rd year student at Kitanohashi High School. Takakura often has a tendency to show off in front of the girls and has perverted daydreams at inopportune times. He loves Sae, but will not admit his feelings because he is nervous and self-conscious of his position as Sae's mentor and upperclassman.
Hiding from his childhood nemesis, Takeo found a magical textbook called the Grimoire.

Ayanojyo Aburatsubo (油壷 綾之丞 Aburatsubo Ayanojō?) Masaya Onosaka (小野坂 昌也 Onosaka Masaya), born on October 13, 1964 in Osaka) is a seiyÅ« who works for Aoni Production. ... Jamie McGonnigal (born August 6, 1975 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is an American producer, actor, and director currently based in New York. ...

A 3rd year and the vice president of the Magic Club. Aburatsubo Homosexual, but only shows affection toward tatakura; He never shows signs of being interested in any other boy. Takakura is uncomfortable with Aburatsubo's flirting, but doesn’t think much of it. He has a variety of talents and is involved in many other clubs besides the Magic Club Such as the tennis team, and drama club.

Takehito Koyasu (子安 武人 Koyasu Takehito, born May 5, 1967) in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan is a seiyū (voice actor). ... Kevin T. Collins is an American theatre actor and voice actor. ...

Other Magicians

Jeff-kun (ジェフくん Jefu-kun?)

  • Voiced by: Satoru Nakano (Japanese), Michelle Medlin (English)
Jeff is both the name of a mysterious silhouetted magician Sae met when she was a child and a stuffed teddy bear that he gave her. When Sae gets in tough situations, Jeff-kun the teddy bear aids Sae's magic powers. She meets the real Jeff again, only as a silhouette) when the rest of the club are trapped inside the Bell and he gives her the confidence to rescue them. Appears in the OVA, and at the end of the TV series.

Jurika Jinno (仁乃 樹里加 Jinno Jurika?)

Jurika is a magician that seems interested in the members of the Magic Club and the use of magic, for reasons that are not clear at first. Jurika is highly androgynous, officially male as a student but having a very feminine look for the most part. He has the ability to read and translate the Grimoire that Takeo uses to teach the other Club members, going so far as to identify the Club's copy as "an older version that has mistakes in it".
Jurika is actually a magical construct given life and personality by Sae's fondest wishes and ideals about magic. As a being of pure magic, he has the ability to manipulate his appearance, exist in multiple times and places, read minds, interact in the dreams of others. and other numerous abilities. Since he is a byproduct of Sae's mind, he is aware of the personalities and relationships between the Magic User's Club members and utilizes this knowledge to manipulate them into using more magic. At the end of the TV series, he is absorbed back into his creator, Sae. Appears only in the TV series.

Miki Mizusawa (水沢 美樹 Mizusawa Miki?) Nami Miyahara , born January 24, 1978 in Tokyo), is a seiyÅ« and singer. ... Michelle Newman is an American actress and voice actress. ... If referring to a flower, see disambiguation under bisexual Androgyny is the state of indeterminate gender, or characteristics of gender. ...

  • Voiced by: Miho Yamada (Japanese), Carrie Keranen (English)
Nicknamed "Micky-senpai" (ミッキー先輩 Mikkī-senpai?) by Sae. Miki is a friend and former mentor of Sae who lives in England. She was in the Magic User's Club for an unknown amount of time before leaving to England. Sae writes her constantly in the TV series, telling her what has been going on. Miki's father is a "grandmaster" sorcerer/magician based in England and she presumably has trained under him. She has enough magic training to fly without using a broom and can summon a magical serpent to aid her. Appears only in the TV series.

Miho Yamada , born November 11, 1973 in Yokohama, Kanagawa) is a seiyū and narrator who works for Arts Vision. ...

Journalists

Mitsuru Minowa (箕輪 充 Minowa Mitsuru?)

Minowa is a journalist bent on learning the truth behind the Bell. He investigates the Magic Club to find out if they have any connection with the Bell.

Yoshito Yoshimoto (吉本 吉人 Yoshimoto Yoshito?) Akio Ohtsuka, 2006. ... Mike Pollock Mike Pollock (born 9th March, 1965) is an actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. ...

Yoshimoto is a photographer and constant sidekick of Minowa, though he doesn't take the Bell issue as seriously as his boss.

Nishimura Tomohiro(西村 智博) is a seiyu who was born on February 2, 1961 in Hokkaido. ... Michael Sinterniklaas is a voice actor, and founder of NYAV Post, a dubbing studio in NYC. He was born in Europe, and moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. ...

Manga Club

Mizuha Miyama (深山 瑞葉 Miyama Mizuha?)

  • Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (Japanese), Suzanne Gilad (English)
Miyama is the bossy President of the Manga Club, which is right next door to the Magic Club. She uses her enormous breasts to intimidate Takakura, and she's been teasing him since childhood. Miyama is constantly trying to dissolve the Magic Club and keeps taking back the space that was loaned to the club.
She secretly harbors feelings for Takakura, despite her incessant tormenting of him. When a truth spell was cast on her, she confessed her true feelings about him. Also, in the TV series, she devotes a manga project with allegories to Takakura.

Katsuhito Kubo (久保 克人 Kubo Katsuhito?) Rei Sakuma (佐久間 レイ Sakuma Rei), née Reiko Sakuma (佐久間 玲子 Sakuma Reiko, born January 5, 1965) is a seiyÅ«, or voice actor, who was born in Tokyo. ...

  • Voiced by: Akira Shirai
Kubo only appears in the OVA series and is a faculty member who is club supervisor of the Magic Club and the Manga Club. He doesn't try to resolve any issues between the students, saying "Education is love". Kubo has a habit of giving his business card to everyone he talks to.

Rinpun (リンプン Rinpun?) & Kojin (コージン Kōjin?) Attorney business card 1895 Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. ...

They are two boys who are Miyama's constant lackeys. Rinpun & Kojin do all kinds of menial tasks for Miyama and are sometimes called to spy on others for her.

Ichijou Kazuya (一条和矢) is a seiyu who was born on April 11, 1966 in Hyogo. ... Yasuhiro Takato (高戸靖広 Takato Yasuhiro) is a seiyu who was born on January 23, 1968 in Okayama and works for Aoni Production. ...

Family

Saki Sawanoguchi (沢野口 早紀 Sawanoguchi Saki?)

Sae's older sister who looks after her in Tokyo. Saki has problems with a boyfriend in the TV series.

Sawako Sawanoguchi (沢野口 佐和子 Sawanoguchi Sawako?) Atsuko Tanaka (田中 敦子 Tanaka Atsuko, born on November 14, 1962 in Gunma) is a seiyu who works for Mausu Promotion. ... Kazusa Murai ) is a female seiyÅ« born on December 28, 1975, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. ...

She is Sae's mother, a woman with an energetic personality. Sae's parents own a ranch in Hokkaidō.

Sakae Sawanoguchi (沢野口 栄 Sawanoguchi Sakae?) Kumiko Takizawa , born August 21, 1952 in Tokyo) is a veteran seiyÅ« who works for 81 Produce. ...   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ...

  • Voiced by: Kouji Kurose
He is Sae's father, seemingly a man of few words. Sae's hairstyle was inherited from him.

Naoki Nakatomi (中富 直紀 Nakatomi Naoki?) Street haircut in Harbin, China For humans, haircut, hairstyle, or hairdo normally describe cutting or styling head hair. ...

He is Nanaka's younger brother, who is bratty and tends to annoy her.

Naoko Nakatomi (中富 菜緒子 Nakatomi Naoko?) Kouki Miyata ), born October 9, 1972 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, is a seiyÅ« who works for 81 Produce. ... Michelle Newman is an American actress and voice actress. ...

  • Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese), Camille Diamond (English)
She is Nanaka's mother who runs a health food store. She also grows her own vegetables . Nanaka is frustrated when she doesn't seem to care about attending parent-teacher meetings.

Azusa Amano (天野 梓 Amano Azusa?) Urara Takano ), née Hisako Takayama ), born August 16, 1961) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Chiba, Japan. ...

She is Akane's mother who is a famous actress.

Takako Takakura (高倉 貴子 Takakura Takako?) Gara Takashima , born March 2, 1954 in Tokyo) is a veteran seiyÅ« who works for Haikyo. ...

  • Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (Japanese), Amy Fitts (English)
She is Takeo's younger sister. Takako seems annoyed by her brother's eccentricities and makes sure he does regular exercise routines.

Akiko Aburatsubo (油壺 亜希子 Aburatsubo Akiko?) Sawa Ishige (石毛佐和 Ishige Sawa, born February 7, 1979) is a seiyÅ« (voice actor) who was born in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

  • Voiced by: You Inoue (Japanese), Deborah S. Craig (English)
She is Aburatsubo's mother, who treats Aburatsubo very childishly and affectionately. Aburatsubo can't stand her.

You Inoue (井上 瑤 Inoue Yō), born Yumi Urushikawa (漆川 由美 Urushikawa Yumi, December 4, 1946 – February 28, 2003) was a veteran seiyū (voice actress). ...

Aburatsubo Safety Committee

Michiko Mikote (御小手 ミチコ Mikote Michiko?)

  • Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (Japanese), Amy Fitts (English)
She is the President of the "Aburatsubo Safety Committee", a group of girls who are obsessively devoted to Aburatsubo in the TV series. Michiko is the most confrontational and jealous of the girls, and she insists that only she may call Aburatsubo "Aya-sama".

Madoka Masuko (増子 まどか Masuko Madoka?) Tenjin Umi (天神有海, March 25 - ) is a Japanese seiyu. ...

  • Voiced by: Nanae Katou (Japanese), Camille Diamond (English)
Madoka is another member of the committee who is highly obsessed with Aburatsubo. She has the habit of breaking the rule against calling Aburatsubo "Aya-sama" and gets slapped by Michiko when she does so.

Hikaru Hirasaka (平坂 光 Hirasaka Hikaru?) Nanae Katou ), born February 24, 1976 in Ibaraki, is a seiyÅ« who works for Ace Deuce Code. ...

  • Voiced by: Momoyo Kodama (Japanese), Elizabeth Wood (English)
Hikaru is another member of the committee who has long bangs. She sometimes goes on small tasks for Michiko, like checking in the men's bathroom whenever Aburatsubo can't be found. She often dogdes Michiko's back swings when she slaps Madoka.

Notes

  1. ^ Ikuko Itoh at Ushicon: Q & A, and other fun. Retrieved on 2006-09-07.

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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