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Witch Craft Works  
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Description
The main character, Takamiya Honoka, is a regular student whose only problem seems to be that he sits next to Kagari Ayaka, the school's #1 beauty. They have never crossed words before, and even a small interaction between them results in her fan club beating him. Yet when a falling part of the school's building is about to send him to the afterlife, it was her that came to his rescue. Except, she was dressed as a witch, using a princess carry to hold him in her arms as she floated on a broom. She continues to protect him using her fire magic until the attempt on his life ends. She tells him it is her mission to protect him, and that now she can finally protect him openly (she used different means to protect him "undercover").

Why was Takamiya attacked, who asked Kagari to protect him, why does she refer to him as "my princess" and what is her fan club going to do to him now that she will be close to him openly?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Kill Wizard (Prequel)

Associated Names
ウィッチクラフトワークス
魔女的使命
Witchcraft Works

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Latest Release(s)
c.43 by /a/nonymous (13d ago)
c.42 by /a/nonymous (43d ago)
v.9 c.41 by /a/nonymous (71d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 27

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
2 topics, 12 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (560 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.02 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 21st 2015, 6:36pm PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (4 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #668 increased(+23)
Monthly Pos #465 increased(+71)
3 Month Pos #470 increased(+49)
6 Month Pos #455 decreased(-96)

List Stats
On 4269 reading lists
On 1113 wish lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 398 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Witchcraft Works Gets Anime 566 days, 6 hours, 54 minutes ago
manga chapters/story discussion 1628 days, 16 hours, 57 minutes ago

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Better on the 2nd read-through   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by udomkarn
March 11th, 2015, 6:58am
First read was really confusing but may be that's because I was reading through really fast. After reading it again it was pretty entertaining and the art is kinda unique. A refreshing read to be honest. Lots of negative comments here but I do not mind any of those. The plot, if any, will unfold eventually.
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Does not Work   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by hoplite
January 3rd, 2015, 12:01pm
The premise of Witch Craft Works potentially provides the basis for an interesting story. Unfortunately, the tale swiftly slides into worn tropes, creating a paint by numbers manga for pathetic otaku who can self-insert themselves as the vapid and purposeless male lead, Honoka Takamiya, and dream of their unchallenging and equally flat, but doting, Mary Sue female lead Ayaka Kagari. Still Witch Craft Works has more to offer in little sister, Kasumi, who dreams of incestuous relationship with her big brother Honoka. However the creator never bothers to develop the steadily growing but sexless harem building around Honoka.

On the bright side Witch Craft Works does accomplish its purpose of selling body pillows, mouse pads with silicone breasts, and expanding your selection of waifus.
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Every negative score.   
Rating: N/A
by alidan
April 5th, 2014, 7:46am
I compiled the reason that this manga gets negative scores in one comment.
1) the main guy isn't the strongest thing in the universe and i cant handle the woman being stronger.
2) the plot is to slow for my add riddled little mind
3) mary sue

and my answers for each are, there are thousands of other manga that all have the big stupid fight scenes that the plot advances so fast that it will snap your neck if you skip a chapter, and if you want to say mary sue, take a look at almost any other shonen manga and tell me that the main character isn't mary sue bait at the very least.

I like the main fighter isn't a guy, and i also love that we didn't have to watch the stupid "lets take a 4 chapter training break so you can tier up and kick the new badass of the weeks ass"

the main guy isn't a douche and the main girl isnt a bitch... you have any idea how rare that is just outside of all the other combinations?
i love this story, no matter how it will turn out... unless it ntr's at some point.
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Seriously..   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Dovicia
February 12th, 2014, 6:34am
BORING ! I didn't like the male lead, I didn't like the plot, I don't like the art , I din't like anything about this manga
"This manga deserves the lowest score I've ever given manga" I agree with you HuhWhat
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It's so bleh.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by HuhWhat
November 15th, 2013, 3:40pm
This manga deserves the lowest score I've ever given manga, but I'm probably just upset that this manga does very little to redeem itself. Everything about this manga is presented with this non-chiseled rawness. It's almost like there was no editors behind the scene to guide the mangaka in creating a manga people would like to read. Two-dimensional characters and slow story advancement makes it a chore to finish a chapter; and worse, at no point is there any form of hook to draw in readers, even if it must resort to lowly nudity.

I don't like weak main characters, but I also abhor overpowered leads; and unfortunately, this series has both. While the manga itself is chock full of action sequences, the fights themselves are dull and boring, usually involving big elaborate flames changing shapes into various star-shaped explosions or blazes that pretty much end with the enemies lying on the ground.

Speaking of bad guys, I can't take these half-assed jokers seriously. They're inconsistent in their behaviors and personality, and for the most part just act stupid for no reason. Case in point, in chapter 4, a tower witch is helping a lost girl find her parents at the mall, then immediately does a 180-degree personality swap when she encounters the male protagonist and smacks her out of her hand. What was the point in pretending to be nice, or was it part of the cover she cooked up for reconnaissance? Except, that she was honestly surprised to discover the male lead in the mall and therefore that explanation loses all validity.

Sometimes it's the little things that make or break a manga, and this mangaka needs some help in areas.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2013, 3:42pm
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The saving point of this manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
June 4th, 2013, 9:02pm
is that it doesn't take itself seriously. So it's okay if all the antagonists blend together in your head. I'm not even sure if there's a plot, or a point to the plot, but the manga doesn't either... so oh well!
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Annoying   
Rating: N/A
by Kaosu
March 10th, 2013, 10:47pm
Development of the main character is so glacial I want to punch someone in the throat. The artwork is actually good. Haven't read the absolutely latest chapter (20) but everything before hand and its pretty much been the MC being kinda pathetic. He isn't a idiot but really there isn't anything too redeeming about him.
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ok...   
Rating: N/A
by zeromeo
January 11th, 2013, 1:06pm
I freaking banged my head to a wall after just 1 chapter

Yeah.. it's that bad. How this made of fail has such high rating really amazes me

Oh~ well w/e.. lol
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Weak male lead   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by RideTheWalrus
December 21st, 2012, 10:36pm
Warning, some minor spoilers: Why make a Mary Sue female lead, and then a male lead who has poor grades and is pathetic in every way? What is the attraction to making weak male leads in these kinds of manga? What annoys me most of all is that everybody around the male lead decided to keep his power a secret from him so that he could live a 'normal life'. If I had magical power, and everybody arbitrarily decided that they would keep me in the dark about it, I would be pissed at all of them. I can't possibly relate to the male lead who seems to not be bothered by the fact that everybody decided to deny him power.
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Witchcraft works! O RLY?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
May 18th, 2012, 7:08am
well don't take this manga seriously and expect too much of it
but it has funny moments and twists and avert some clichés and tropes
so what if witchcraft is sufficently advanced science? and it works too ?
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