Rental Magica (レンタルマギカ) is a Japanese light novel series written by Makoto Sanda and characters designed by Pako. An anime adaptation of twenty-four episodes is animated by Zexcs and broadcasted in Japan between October 7, 2007 till March 23, 2008. Manga series are also available. The story centers around magician-dispatch service, Astral and the Mage Society. The main character of the story is Itsuki Iba, a weak and timid high school student who succeeds as Astral's second president after the disappearance of his father. Although he is not accustomed and struggling in his position, he learns to juggle between school and Astral's responsibilities.