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Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō (よくわかる現代魔法, lit. Comprehensible Modern-Day Magic) is a series of light novels by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (桜坂 洋), with illustrations by Miki Miyashita (宮下未紀). As of 2014 May, the series contains 6 volumes.

Story Synopsis[edit]

"You too can become a wizard!" Thus begins Koyomi's story.

Wanting to change herself, Koyomi becomes a student of Misa, the modern era's strongest wizard. Koyomi is clumsy and short for her age, but it looks like she has magical talent... however, just as her first spell terminates strangely, daemons appear and start causing trouble.



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  • 2010 mid June: only translator Thurhame goes on extended indefinite hiatus.
  • 2010 June 3: teaser page created
  • 2010 May 25: project revived; translation begun
  • 2010 May 7: idea forms; fails to take off

The Modern Magic series by Hiroshi Sakurazaka[edit]


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Volume 1 (new edition)[edit]

  • Chapter 1: Code (50%)
  • Chapter 2: Wizard
  • Chapter 3: Assembler
  • Chapter 4: Layer
  • Chapter 5: Daemon
  • Chapter 6: Bug
  • Chapter 7: Dump List
  • Chpater 8: Virus
  • Chapter 9: Christmas Shoppers
  • Chapter 10: Deus In Machina
  • Chapter 11: Tub
  • Afterword

Volume 2: Garbage Collector[edit]

Volume 3: Ghostscript for Wizards[edit]

Volume 4: Jini Tamer[edit]

Volume 5: There's More Than One Way To Do It[edit]

Volume 6: Firefox![edit]

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Series Overview[edit]

  1. ISBN 978-4-08-630163-3: よくわかる現代魔法 (2003 Dec 30)
    • ISBN 978-4-08-630421-4: よくわかる現代魔法1 new edition (2008 Apr 30)
  2. ISBN 978-4-08-630184-8: よくわかる現代魔法 ガーベージコレクター (2004 May 30)
  3. ISBN 978-4-08-630204-3: よくわかる現代魔法 ゴーストスクリプト・フォー・ヴィザーズ (2004 Sep 30)
  4. ISBN 978-4-08-630221-0: よくわかる現代魔法 jini使い (2005 Jan 30)
  5. ISBN 978-4-08-630236-4: よくわかる現代魔法 TMTOWTDI たったひとつじゃない冴えたやりかた (2005 May 30)
  6. ISBN 978-4-08-630475-7: よくわかる現代魔法 6 Firefox! (2009 March 30)

All volumes published by Shueisha[1] Super Dash Bunko[2] (集英社スーパーダッシュ文庫) in Japan.

All volumes © Hiroshi Sakurazaka.

Project Status[edit]

Project Status: Teaser