Magical Warfare is a new anime series which came out of the blue, I had not heard of it, but am glad we discovered it here on the DSC. It story is surprising deep, so we will begin to get underway what it is about. To start; Takeshi Nanase is an ordinary high school boy until the day he comes across a girl collapsed on the school campus. Mui then apologizes to Takeshi because she turned him into a magician, too, and what Takeshi once thought was just one world is actually two — the world where magicians live and the world where humans live.
Takeshi Nanase is the main protagonist who was an ordinary high school boy, with a somewhat dark past, and, due to certain circumstances, he is "dating" his childhood friend Kurumi Isoshima. So as confirmed, he is also a pureblood wizard from a family lineage point of view.
Inside The Ruined World, in a dilapidated train station, Mui Aiba and Tsuganashi Aiba are shown, as Mui pleads for her older brother to come with her. A motorcycle of some sort is seen accelerating across the tracks, as Mui gasps and it cuts to The Living World, as Takeshi Nanase walks down his stairs, and Gekkou Nanase blankly walks right up them. We get introduced into most of the characters int he first episode and thankfully avoids confusing us and muddling up the development.
He greets Takeshi outside of his kendo practices, to which he informs her that she doesn't have to come to his morning practices, but she states that it's normal as she is his girlfriend. While walking, Takeshi admits that he can't wait for school to start, due to him wanting to be out of the house. Kurumi gets onto the topic of Gekkou, and asks him if he wants her to talk to him, but Takeshi refuses. Mui later faints after he explains it to her, and collapses onto Takeshi which causes them to accidentally share a kiss. Takeshi prepares to defend himself from battle against Takao Oigami with his wooden kendo sword. Takao charges at him, and leaps at him to attack, but Takeshi blocks it with his sword, and they go into battle. Eventually, Takeshi jabs at him in the chest, thus angering him more and Ushiwaka admits that Takeshi has skill, and Hotaru Kumagai claims that it's rare to see Oigami getting beaten. Takao attacks him with much more fury and strength, and snaps Takeshi's sword. This triggers Takeshi's Evasive Magic, allowing him to read into the future about Takao's next move which gives him the upperhand, and after ordering Mui to duck, he launches at Takao, and uses his broken kendo sword to knock his sword's grip out of his hand, which swings out and breaks through the ice which had been blocking the window. He later spots Mui and Takeshi running past a building, then out of his view.
Mui and Takeshi flee to a corridor, and she apologizes for getting him caught up in this and reveals that she is a magician, and that she's accidentally turned him into one and that she didn't think this would happen. Takao challenges him to another fight, and he takes Isoshima's kendo sword, and he informs Takeshi about his magic, and tells him that he and Mui should come with them.
Now taking a step back; one thing to note is that this anime is very dialogue heavy, almost to the level of a drama. The pacing can be a bit slow, but it is never boring, when the actions scenes pick up, you immediately become interested. The action begins when Takao immediately attacks Takeshi, who continues to block the attacks with the wooden sword. However, Isoshima drops onto the floor, revealing to have been hit with Ushiwaka's magic too, and a lipstick tube falls out of her pocket, causing a pink magic to surround her which rapidly increases her breast size, and Mui informs her that she has the power to transform, with Corporeal Magic.
Takao and Takeshi's fight continues, and he uses his Evasive Magic to dodge another few attacks. While the charge at each other, Mui uses her magic to summon a light screen called Melt Projection, which blocks out both of their views, allowing Takeshi to lunge at him in the throat with his bamboo sword, as Takao spits out blood and drops onto the floor.
At the end of the series Kazuma Ryuusenji, the main villain of the shown, holds a picture of Kurumi Isoshima in his hand that was given to Takeshi by her, he also saves Youko Nanase from wounds inflicted by Gekkou Nanase.
He also calls Youko mother signifying that what Youko meant by killing Gekkou before he can become Kazuma means that when the two brothers are sent back in time one year before the first great magician war, Takeshi & Gekkou, Gekkou eventually takes control of Kazuma's body and starts the first great war and the time Kazuma is sleeping for the 16 years is because body is recovering from Takeshi taking over and destroying his brother. Kurumi had been assaulted by a stalker in the past and Takeshi had gone to see her, she had then told him that he is the only boy she could trust and asked him to have a 'fake' relationship with her, so that boys will no longer hit on her. However, Kurumi seems to have genuine feelings for Takeshi, it's hint that he also has feelings for her but he holds himself back because he doesn't want to be in even deeper conflict with his brother Gekkou. In the academy, Kurumi Isoshima and Mui Aiba get their wounds treated from the Hornets, from Nanami Hyoudou who has healing magic which shortens the amount of time something takes to heal. Overall this is a series with a very interesting concept. Even though it takes a while for characters to develop and also this may not seem as action oriented as the title suggests. Its worth a look for all fans of supernatural anime.