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Witch Craft Works

Witch Craft Works

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.281 (scored by 37865 users)
Ranked: #22452
Popularity: #481
Members: 70,435
Favorites: 160
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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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Witch Craft Works
Side story: Witch Craft Works OVA, Witch Craft Works Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Kagari, Ayaka
Kagari, Ayaka
Seto, Asami
Seto, Asami
Takamiya, Honoka
Takamiya, Honoka
Kobayashi, Yuusuke
Kobayashi, Yuusuke
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Matayoshi, Ai
Matayoshi, Ai


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

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Aired  Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 23, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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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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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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Mar 28, 2014
Witch Craft Works is honestly a hard anime to review in my opinion. It contains a lot of cliches, standard anime stock characters, and has moments when 3D CGI is used to help stretch the animation budget. The 12 episodes cover a good bit of story but when the ride is over it feels a bit overwhelming as a whole, yet I highly enjoyed WCW. Is it because I expected this to be another run of the mill harem anime and turned out to be a quirky fantasy romance? That I can't truly say.

What I can say about WCW is this: it's fun. While a read more
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Mar 28, 2015
I first encountered Witch Craft a few years back on a certain manga site. To my delight, last year it had an animation. It’s been my principle to NOT watch on-going shows, so I’m always late on what’s happening. You see, I just don’t like being left with cliff hangers. Anyway, let’s get on with my ever-so-late review.

Story: 7
With all honesty, I find Witch Craft’s plot very similar with a lot of seinen series out there. And when I mean similar, It’s your average hi-I’m-the-protagonist-who’s-a-normal-student-who-gets-joined-up-with-a-pretty-complicated-situation. Don’t get me wrong, though! It is not a bad thing. I mean, there are no two exact same things read more
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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  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001

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.

reportRecommended by Nasty001
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
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
These are comedies with a side of action, primarily providing compelling humor and lots of fun character interactions with a few epic battles thrown in for good measure. 
reportRecommended by shigeru212

a ordinary school boy that needed to protect by a girl
they have a good romance and action 
reportRecommended by shast007

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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