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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

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.68 by Ded (30d ago)
v.11 c.67 by Mitach (58d ago)
v.11 c.66 by Mitach (65d 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

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (611 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
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 2% (10 votes)
 0% (3 votes)
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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)

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Monthly Pos #459 increased(+18)
3 Month Pos #438 decreased(-62)
6 Month Pos #412 increased(+148)

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Has only a few good things   
Rating: N/A
by Hoodspirit
January 8th, 2017, 10:59pm
The Manga has a serious problem with bland Main Characters (both boy and girl).
Girl just barges into his life and the boy accepts everything without any reasoning or serious resistance. Both started out and remained one dimensional in their acting.
I don't feel like the MCs are 'alive', without any emotion they just state their texts like a bad actor would.
For example in flashbacks we see the boy caring greatly for his high school brocon sister (often bathing and sleeping together, not going with classmates just to pick her up from school and many other things. When the normal story starts he just pretty much ignores her, showing not the slightest concern.

Side characters are what keeping this entertainable as they show way more emotions. Not like they are not one dimensional as well, but at least they care about what's happening around them.
The humour tries too hard sometimes, like a high school girl doesn't know how babies are made, but generally it is ok. Nothing surprising but, solid.

The flashbacks are way more interesting than the normal story. The first villain already succeeded in dooming the main character very early in the story, making all the following villains meaningless. Doesn't help that we have yet to see a really serious enemy too. Lighthearted and half-assed sums them all up.
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good trait mixed with bad trait   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pyrolobus
October 21st, 2016, 2:34am
story: 3rd rate
drawing: 1st rate
scene view point: 1st rate

she must be collaborated with an author/story maker for example with izuco fujiya (kataribe no list/book of list -grimm's magical items). That person had worked with kodansha once.
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The series progressively gets worse.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by moredrowsy
August 9th, 2015, 7:03pm
It was refreshing and promisingly funny for the first volume. It's a story about a weak guy being protected by a perfect prince-like girl. Yes, "prince-like" as if the male-female gender roles are swapped. The females are the alphas with the beta males. Quite the interesting premise.

However, right now as the series progresses, I have to agree with the other reviewers about the male lead. While I don't mind him being continuously weak and useless, I would at least hope he doesn't do unnecessary things to make his situations worst. The Mary Sue heroine is already doing everything PERFECT for him to live his life as comfortably as possible but this guy just keeps trying to be "nice" but ends up making shit A LOT worst. It's fine to be dependant on someone stronger because you're weak but please stop being a person with decreasing IQ every chapter... All he is, is lip service with a penchant for being autistic. Wait, he is autistic.

... Last updated on August 9th, 2015, 7:07pm
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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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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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