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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
Witchcraft Works

Groups Scanlating
/r/manga scans

Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.68 by Ded 4 months ago
v.11 c.67 by Mitach 5 months ago
v.11 c.66 by Mitach 5 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

2 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (613 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 26th 2017, 4:37pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #441 increased(+90)
Monthly Pos #654 decreased(-27)
3 Month Pos #614 increased(+38)
6 Month Pos #589 decreased(-128)
Year Pos #533 decreased(-27)

List Stats
On 4626 reading lists
On 1230 wish lists
On 193 unfinished lists
On 490 custom lists

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manga chapters/story discussion about 1 year ago
Witchcraft Works Gets Anime over 4 years ago

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reply to SSJR2   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gunzen
April 16th, 2011, 4:03pm
The series has already been on for a year in Kodansha's Good Afternoon Magazine. Keeping in mind that Witch Craft Works is released 6 times a year, or once every two months, I think we can safely conclude that this series penned by Mizunagi Ryuu-sensei is pretty much, going to continue. There are 7 confirmed releases in Japan already. This means that, if there ever was a 1 year or 6 issue trial, then that trial has been successfully overcome.

As to what makes Witch Craft Works the way it is, I wouldn't know. It has an undefinable element. Well, whatever it is, it managed to capture my interest, and a lot of other people's as well.

I wouldn't go so far as to call it unique. Maybe its just the attitude of Kagari. Her face is inscrutable. She's so deadpan, yet she delivers jokes with a straight face, sometimes even in a derogatory manner at Takamiya's expense. She makes fun of his weaknesses in her own way, but she does it all with that same, expressionless face. You'd think that her face was made out of marble cause it simply has no expression, not even when her "princess" is in danger.

Anyway, I liked this series so much that I begged Animexis to allow me to work it.

lol I'm good at begging

... Last updated on April 16th, 2011, 5:38pm
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Too early to tell   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sparticus_37
February 24th, 2011, 12:00am
Story interesting so far. hopefully the author continues to develop the backstory between Takamiya & Kagari. in terms of action its kinda like "weak protagonist who becomes strong but gets protected by secondary characters". This could turn into a harem situation with all the witches that go to their school. There is no solid long term goal for the protagonist so this may turn into a short seriaization

Art: 7.9
Characters: 7
Plot: 7.8
Interset level: 8

Overall: 8.2
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hope full   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SSJR2
January 29th, 2011, 12:50pm
man this series is really interesting so far with a great artist, im really hoping that this series keeps getting better and lasts a lot of time cuz the editors keep axeing a lot of good promising series too early so i hope this dosent get axed too early
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Excellent story   
Rating: N/A
by tonkatabe
January 12th, 2011, 8:06am
We could say that this manga takes the cake for fantasy high school stories. I loved the "My princess" part - it was a new fresh breeze to cool my aching head from all those cliches that have sprung up recently. Oh, and the main heroine - apart from being insanely gorgeous, princess like - is inhumanly strong, inhumanly heartless and has, what I believe to be, a subtle sense of humour.
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Looks promising so far...EDIT: aaaand now it's crap.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Jandalman
October 11th, 2010, 3:23am
Found this title while desperately searching for SOMETHING to burn the time while the numerous other series I read update (if they ever...) and end up instead with yet another one on my reading list that I check nonstop for new chapters. The artwork is on the higher scale in quality and the story itself is warming up (as of chapter 3) especially with the heroine calling the hero "My Princess"? A future gender bender tag perhaps? Let's just hope that the publisher will keep this one afloat and let the story develop further.

EDIT: Story developed (kinda) and now the manga is just frustrating. The bad guys never get punished enough despite their actions and the protagonists are always three steps behind it feels. Not to mention the majority of the "good" team members are incompetent as hell. The long pauses between chapter releases (by the publishers; NOT blaming the scanlators) further frustrates me as I have to read the last two or more chapters just to get my memory back of what the heck is happening.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2014, 6:08am
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Pretty good! Recommended!   
Rating: N/A
by shinbei42
September 13th, 2010, 12:55am
Very interesting 2 chapters. I am looking forward to the next ^^. Recommended!
The characters are well drawn. And although I'm wondering why the main character, Takamiya, isn't as curious as I would want (though I guess that's alright since it's only been 2 chapters), I'm amused at how much he values Kagari without realizing himself. Kagari-san is really cool. Definitely cooler than Takamiya-kun, lol. His honoroific "my princess" is a pretty interesting twist, looking forward to finding out the truth about it! biggrin
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pretty funny and unique!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorgeinoh
July 19th, 2010, 7:22am
I am laughing on the protagonist
position surely it is embarrassing
if your being save by a girl
and treated like a princes lol

anyway this is nice
the ability of the enemy
is my first time seeing it
unlike common abilities
like telekinesis etc.
the ability of 1st enemy
is unique! for me i dont
know to other people but
I like it!
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Rating: N/A
by strutz
June 20th, 2010, 11:23am
Well i just read the first chapter and i thinks it's kind of's to early to say for sure but i hope it will stay like this,the story i mean.It's kind of a cliche,boy very important protected by the hottest girl in school,but i just like how the main character is the princess in this one and takes so many hits at his pride.
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