Ranked #2381

Witch Craft Works

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Witchcraft Works
Japanese: ウィッチクラフトワークス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.261 (scored by 46,177 users)
Ranked: #23812
Popularity: #499
Members: 86,236
Favorites: 219
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Synopsis

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 spoken to each other before and any small interaction between them immediately results in her fanclub beating him. Yet when a falling part of the school's building is about to send him to the afterlife, it's Kagari that comes to his rescue. Only... she's dressed as a witch, carrying him in her arms and floating on a broom?! Kagari tells him it is her mission to protect him and that now she can finally protect him openly rather than undercover.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kagari, Ayaka
Kagari, Ayaka
Main
Seto, Asami
Japanese
Seto, Asami
Takamiya, Honoka
Takamiya, Honoka
Main
Kobayashi, Yuusuke
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yuusuke
Kuraishi, Tanpopo
Kuraishi, Tanpopo
Supporting
Izawa, Shiori
Japanese
Izawa, Shiori
Schwarz VI, Chronoire
Schwarz VI, Chronoire
Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie

Staff

Mizushima, Tsutomu
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Series Composition
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script
Yokote, Michiko
Yokote, Michiko
Script

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Opening Theme

"divine intervention" by fhána

Ending Theme

"Witch☆Activity (ウィッチ☆アクティビティ)" by KMM Dan (KMM団) Tanpopo Kuraishi (CV: Shiori Izawa), Tsurupeta (CV: Momo Asakura), Twintail (CV: Shiina Natsukawa), Gantai (CV: Yuuko Iida), and Deko (CV: Natsumi Hioka)



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Percutient
Mar 24, 2014
Witch Craft Works! An anime about witches and stuff. An average anime with cliché characters and not much of a plot. Even though I say that, it was still an enjoyable watch. With outstanding animation and the great OST, WCW was a nice 12-ep anime which was pretty funny with it's catchy ending song.

Story. 7

The story is about a normal boy, going to school as always, but then one day the schools most popular girl starts to interact with him. After getting to know her, he learns of her identity as a witch. She tells him about the special "being" inside of him and starts read more
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Zelot
Mar 24, 2014
An anime where the villains are more entertaining to watch than the main cast, Witch Craft Works takes pages from Pokemon and does it better than Team Rocket.

Story: 7
In a world with two warring witch guilds, the Workshop Witches and the more evil Tower Witches, our main hero is to be protected by a very strong Workshop Witch. The typical story of a powerless protagonist to become a strong hero is overdone and things that happen throughout this story are standard to the plot of a rising hero. There are parts where I was confused on contracts and such, but this comes more read more
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Asfaria
Mar 24, 2014
Recently, magical school anime seem to be very popular. Witch Craft Works is not much different, except it has magicians attending school alongside non-magical people. Our main protagonist, Takamiya, at first doesn't know about any of this. He just keeps to himself and avoids getting involved with people until the most popular girl, Kagari also known as Hime (princess), forcefully gets involved in his high school life. It turns out that Takamiya actually has vast magical potential hidden inside of him that evil witches want and would kill him to obtain, so Kagari (who is a witch) must protect him. And she does an excellent read more
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Stark700
Mar 24, 2014
Magic exists. Maybe it doesn’t in real life but it’s a phenomenal power of curiosity that exists in the world of Witch Craft Works. It’s not natural because people can’t just be born with it. However, it is like an essence that becomes infused with the show itself. For our normal male protagonist, Takamiya Honoka, his typical life will never be the same again after coming head to head with magic.

As a series based on fantasy with supernatural elements, expect several attributes that defines this anime: magic, witchcraft, and competence. Well to be perfectly honest, Witch Craft Works shouldn’t be judged by its merits read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
Both have the same romance and school genre.

Both involves girl protecting guy from baddies.

Both also involves girl being with the guy all the time.

Both also involves girl who were strong fighters.

Dissimilarities:

One anime has a brocon element, while the other has a yaoi element couple with oedipus complex from the guy's mom.

The guy in one anime is very comfortable being around the girl, while in the other anime the guy isn't getting enough space from the girl.

One anime has comedy as it extra genre, while the other has action and magic as  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Majimoji Rurumo
Similarities

Both have the same boy meeting witch and boys life suddenly changed.

Both have the same instances where witch lives with boy.

Both have the same comedy, magic and fantasy genre.

Dissimilarities:

The main witch in one anime was a perfect girls who has everything, while the witch in the other anime is a dunce.

The main guy in one anime was an absolute wuss, while the guy in the other anime is a prev.

One has an extra ecchi and harem genre, while the other has romance and action.

 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
The female protagonist is protecting the male protagonist and the female happens to have feelings for the male protagonist. Although the female lead in Haiyore! is kind of annoying but she and the female lead from Witch Craft Works give off a comedic feeling. 
reportRecommended by Aleron
Anime: Shakugan no Shana
Strong and weak are not hot issue anymore in anime. I mean those two are usually implemented in the kind of hero and anti-hero characters. But only few anime that involves the strong and weak as a pair of lover. One of them is Shakugan No Shana. It is really similar with Witch Craft Work in the term of character's background. Sakai Yuuji and Takamiya Honoka are defined as weak person who know nothing about fighting. Kagari Ayaka and Shana are professional that already have goodly skills to annihilate the enemies. Their element is also not different. Both is using fire as basic attack. So,  read more 
reportRecommended by Ciu
Anime: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (TV)
If you like magic and witches, you can also try Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo.

One of the main characters in Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is also a witch which is a top student, but the use of magic is more subtle in Yamada-kun. 
reportRecommended by Kountch
Anime: Kyoukai no Kanata
Both deal with unique entities (youmu and witches). Both main characters are immortal or invincible and have a female stuck to them. Both main characters end up protecting the female in the end. Their relationship grows deeper too. 
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