A Returner's Magic Should Be Special (2024)


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The world is on the brink of destruction after a devastating ten-year war in the "shadow labyrinth." Desir Herrman is one of the last skilled magicians left standing, but even he is no match for the formidable foe threatening humanity's very existence. Just when he's certain the end has come, he is sent back in time to his early days of studying magic at the prestigious Hebrion Academy! With this rare second chance, Desir is determined to save not only himself but also the friends and comrades he once lost. Armed with the knowledge of what their future holds, can his efforts make a difference, or are they all doomed to relive the same terrible destiny? Based on the hit novel.

(Source: Tappytoon)



A Returner's Magic Should Be Special is an adaptation of Yu So-nan's Gwihwan-jaui Mabeop-eun Teukbyeol-haeya Hamnida web novel series. It is originally a webtoon series which has been officially published in book format by D&C Webtoon Biz (디앤씨웹툰비즈) since January 11, 2021.

The series has been published digitally in English by Tappytoon since June 7, 2020. The volumes have been published by Yen Press since August 9, 2022.


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Mar 27, 2021



Preliminary (129/? eps)

I don't read a ton of manhwa because after you read a few they all feel kinda the same, but this one for sure is one of the best. I can't say that anything it does is super unique but in the general power fantasy manhwa environment I think it's almost more impressive that it can do a concept that's been done so many times and still do it very well. Desir is not your typical overpowered mc. He's so underpowered yet overpowered. He's an anti mage and you get to see him use his knowledge and planning to win fights, not winning with brute ...

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Oct 12, 2023


Mixed Feelings

Preliminary (238/? eps)


So we start with the typical protagonist who regress through time and is given an opportunity to keep his memories and change his previous past mistake and the future.
The story is your typical training, high school arc before it gets to the meat of the actual plot. A lot of cliche are used but not abused.
Sadly, I fail to see anything really special about that protagonist and his teammate as the story telling and world building start to crumble the more the story progress. Power scaling will start to take a turn to some chinese wuxia/xianxia with nothing making sense.
It is like saying, look at ...

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Sep 17, 2021


Not Recommended

Preliminary (79/? eps)

I read a lot of power fantasy books and this one has to be the worst by far.

The story is alright, time travel to the past to prevent a future event seen it before.

The art is passable, nothing special though.

But the characters are some of the most basic 2d characters I've ever seen. You got a genius who has little aptitude in magic besides like cancelling spells for some reason (The reason exist but I forgot since I dropped it a while ago), a blue-haired femboy who is good at using a sword, a flat-chested tsudere who can use magic decently (She is ...

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A Returner's Magic Should Be Special (2024)


Has Returners Magic should be special finished? ›

An anime television series adaptation produced by Arvo Animation aired from October to December 2023. A second season has been announced.

How many episodes are there in A Returner's Magic should be special? ›


Desir and his team have finally faced the Blue Moon party for the chance to become single rankers.

Is A Returner's Magic should be special in a harem anime? ›

If you allow yourself to overlook the forced and corny harem dynamic (or if you like it) it's not a bad watch at all.

How did Desir Arman lose his eye? ›

Even Zod Exarion stood no chance against it, albeit his immense magical capabilities. Desir, in order to defeat it, paid the price of his left eye to acquire Draconian magic to defeat Dadeneph.

Is Romantica in love with Desir? ›

In the alternate timeline, Romantica and Desir became each other's emotional support in such terrible battlefield. They survived for each other. It could be hinted she has romantic feelings for him.

Does desir become a single ranker? ›

S1 E10: After successfully defeating the challenge of becoming single rankers, Desir, Romantica, and Pram make the most of time to unwind before they join the alpha class.

Is Pram a girl or a boy? ›

Pram Schneider has the appearance of a short boy. He is also perceived to be very cute due to his short stature and blue eyes and hair. He is so adorably that most people mistake him for a girl, even in adulthood despite the attempts he did to put on muscle.

What is the plot of the returners magic should be special? ›

Desir is returned to the past, back to the time when he enrolled at the nation's finest magic academy, Havrion. He is reunited with his precious friends, and he is determined to change the past to save the world and his loved ones...! Three years remain before the emergence of the Shadow World!

What is the original name of a returner's magic should be special? ›

A Returner's Magic Should Be Special (Korean: 귀환자의 마법은 특별해야 합니다, romanized: Gwihwanjaui Mabeob-eun Teugbyeolhaeya Habnida, Japanese: 帰還者の魔法は特別です, romanized: Kikansha no Mahō wa Tokubetsu Desu) is an anime based on the Korean Novel and Manhwa of the same name.

How strong is Desir? ›

Desir was skilled enough that he could calculate the thousands of spells inside the magic artifact that was used by Crow Mask during their fight. Many of his companions in the Shadow Labyrinth called him the Anti-Mage.

Who is desirs love interest? ›

Romantica in her previous life was an extremely close friend of Desir hinted to be Desir's romantic interest at the time. She was a member of a starling party with very strong wind-based magic, but she died while trying to protect Ajest Kingscrown.

What anime has the most girls for a harem? ›

The 10 Biggest Harems in Anime
  • 10 Rentaro Aijou Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Has 100 Girlfriends. ...
  • 9 Tousuke Rokudo Enamored Every Bad Girl He Met in School. ...
  • 8 Hiraku Machio Tugged the Entire Village's Heartstrings. ...
  • 7 Daichi Tanaka Had More Than 80% Of the Fairy Kingdom Chasing Him.
Dec 13, 2023

Who had the biggest harem in anime? ›

Also, this is not a definitive list of the biggest harems in anime.
  • 6 Keima Katsuragi – The World God Only Knows. ...
  • 5 Negi Springfield – Negima!? ...
  • 4 Hongou Kazuto – Koihime Musou. ...
  • 3 Kamijou Touma – A Certain Magical Index. ...
  • 2 Reito Mizuhara – World's End Harem. ...
  • 1 Machio Hiraku – Farming Life In Another World.
Jan 6, 2024

Who is the harem queen in anime? ›

Sometime after, Chisato was kidnapped by Aki and taken to the other side of the city. There, she was given the Magic Mirror and reigned over that side of the city as the Harem Queen. She created her palace in Joy Street (who got renamed as Black Market) and gathered shirtless handsome young men as her followers.

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