Synonyms: Witchcraft Works
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.331 (scored by 28414 users)
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SynopsisTakamiya 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Witch Craft Works
Side story: Witch Craft Works OVA, Witch Craft Works Specials
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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.
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 to protect him from danger.
The story is pretty simple in the beginning, but after a while it gets a little better but it's not anything special. There are pretty cool fights sometimes but they don't really go in dept with the story, so don't expect anything extraordinary.
The animation is just outstanding as I mentioned before. Well, the characters might look a little weird but the background and all the details are one of the best I've ever seen in an anime. The action scenes are very beatifully drawn while also being epic!
The soundtrack is really good, for real. I like the opening but the ending is just addictive, it's a very catchy song with a bit disturbing video, but it's cute! The voice acting can be a little annoying sometimes but it fits, it gives more of a comedical feeling to it.
Well, there some characters that were pretty cool but were not any of the main characters. Most of the characters are the archetypes and the main character is preeeettyy annoying, but if you're able to see trough that, you'll probably enjoy this anime.
It was an enjoyable anime for me and I do not regret watching it, it was very fun at times and the visuals and the BGM was very pleasant. However, it still has a lot of flaws and it isn't a masterpiece. If you are to watch this anime, don't have too high expectations, just think of it as a light hearted anime.
It was definitely worth the watch, but I'm not too fond of these sub-harem animes. The ending was satisfactory but nothing special. The comedy part of this anime can be pretty fun and despite the main characters personality and the lack of plot, the other things makes up for it and it becomes a pleasant enough anime.
SORRY FOR THE BAD ENGLISH.
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.
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 from my dislike of reading contracts and how a contract could contradict another contract or how establishing a contract can make one null and void. Reasons why I never will be a lawyer.
Though I have said that the plot is of a typical rising hero, this common story help set a pacing that was perfect. The rising hero storyline follows a rollercoaster of pacing, where it starts off slow and precedes to pick up as the main character learns new skills and eventually takes on the main antagonist. One reason why this type of storyline is slow at the start is because of the pure focus on the main character, going from a weakling to a stronger hero, the pacing reflects that. Witch Craft Works throws a wrench into that focus on the main hero as his teacher who is strong from the start helps with battles and fighting. There are training scenes combined with scenes involving the teacher fighting that create a smooth pacing throughout the series.
The art in this anime was either super amazing or just super choppy. Amazing parts include the animation of art and flying, the character designs as well as the designs for the minions and all the details put into the city. Some choppy parts included a choppy 3D animation at the end, some fighting scenes, especially between minions, looked awkward as well as some explosions appeared to have missing frames. The proportions for Kagari looks weird as well.. I mean anime with big-boobed characters look normal compared to Kagari... There is somethign about the way she is drawn that doesn't look quite right.
The best thing about the art was the use of color. Monochrome art is something that isn't seen too often but Witch Craft Works uses it exceedingly well. Certain scenes just blew me away with all the hues and shades used of a color.
The OP, "divine intervention" was a decent OP that reflected the fantasy aspect of a mages world. The way it did this was through playing "happy" notes on a synthpad. The combination of happiness and a synth helps give the idea that this is an anime that isn't a dark witch anime, but rather a bright sided one. The ED is by far my favorite thing of this anime. Witch Activity is super catchy, fast-paced song that sums up everything that the these villains are, evil, but not truly evil. The ED itself awarded this score of a 9, it's just something about the song that makes me play it on replay.
The background music was lacking. It did not ave enough impact for it to be memorable and never really helped carry a mood.
The characters that made this anime were the 5 Tower Witches you get introduced to in the first and second episode. They are very similar to the Team Rocket trio in where they appear villainous only to become comedic jokes throughout the series. The only difference is that there Tower Witches are more entertaining to watch than the Rocket trio. The Witches are serious at parts so they have to be taken seriously at times, unlike the Rocket trio where they aren't taken seriously after episode 1.
Character development... was lacking for the main characters. The main character didn't really develop a new way of thinking but rather just gained information about the new world while Kagari didn't develop much besides giving more freedom to Takamiya.
With a story that is quite generic, I was surprised that I enjoyed this anime. Most of my enjoyment came from scenes involving the Tower Witches but the main characters were also quite interesting to watch.
Witch Craft Works was an anime that surprised me as I thought it would be quite a dark show. I was assuming that it would involve mages killing mages constantly trying to protect the important things. Though this is right, it was nowhere near as dark as I imagined it and I was glad to give this anime a shot. read more
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.
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.
Both have the same plot where guy meets witch and his world turns upside down.
Both have the same guy X witch relationship, except in WCW the witch protects the guy while in MR the witch grants the guy's wish in exchange for his life.
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.
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 its extra genre.
Both have the same school and romance genre, also, it involves girl coming into guy's life in order to protect him. The difference, the girl in one anime was such a nuisance that the guy has to fend her off, while in another anime the guy is a wuss and has to depend deeply on the girl.
Both have the same plot where girl protects boy from evil forces, both also have the same school and romance genre, except in Haiyore Nyaruko-san is a pesky girl coming into boy's life and turns his world upside down, while in Witch Craft Works involves girl who takes his job of protecting the boy seriously.
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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