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Witch Craft Works  
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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?


Related Series
Kill Wizard (Prequel)

Associated Names
Прикладное колдовство
Witchcraft Works

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.39 by /a/nonymous (41d ago)
c.38 by /a/nonymous (71d ago)
c.37 by /a/nonymous (102d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (546 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 25th 2014, 2:49pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (2 volumes - Ongoing)

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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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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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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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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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too average   
Rating: N/A
by whitespade
March 18th, 2012, 6:00pm
granted i only read 3 chapters...but those 3 are just too average i cant stand it! theres nothing that keep me interested, no the character, the plot, the art....i couldnt even hate it, it is just damn boring and safe. i think this is okay for people that read manga sparingly but for manga addict, this just wont do.
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idea is an old one, but execution is well done   
Rating: 7.4 / 10.0
by infinity9001
February 21st, 2012, 1:30pm
The gender reversal isn't a new idea, but neither is it one that's well executed in other mangas. Too often does the weak male have few redeeming qualities, and too often is the strong girl hopelessly lovestruck. Takamiya, our male protagonist, may be physically weak, but he's not a douche bag like other male leads; he's thoughtful, kind, and caring. He realizes his deficiencies and rather than wallowing in depression, he tries to proactively make up for them. Kagari, on the other hand, may seem like a stereotypical silent and strong character, but she's much more than that. They make a really great pair.

Also, the art and humor are really well done. I totally cracked up when Kagari called Takamiya "my princess", and I love Takamiya's reactions to the things Kagari does. All in all, a nice read that's done well with an idea that's often executed horribly.

... Last updated on February 21st, 2012, 1:31pm
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