It is a challenge against the clock where every leaf you achieve is transcendental to get goals and, perhaps, enter the world ranking. These goals, plus the gameplay, make the game a very addictive one.
A very differentiating aspect of this game is the aesthetics: everything is made with watercolor and ink, almost without computer intervention. All the game is set in feudal Japan and the technique could not be different. It is even difficult to play without getting distracted by the finishing touches or the music, created with shamisen & koto (traditional Japanese instruments).
In conclusion, Magic Leaf is presented as an addictive game with analog aesthetic in a digital technique dominated sector.