Ranked #1906
Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin

Alternative Titles

English: Witch Hunter Robin
Synonyms: WHR
Japanese: ウィッチハンター ロビン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2002 to Dec 24, 2002
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.391 (scored by 25820 users)
Ranked: #19062
Popularity: #666
Members: 53,718
Favorites: 431
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Witches are individuals with special powers like ESP, telekinesis, mind control, etc. (not the typical hogwart and newt potions). Robin, a 15-year-old craft user, arrives from Italy to Japan to work for an organization named STN Japan Division (STN-J) as a replacement for one of STN-J's witch hunters who was recently killed. Unlike other divisions of STN, STN-J tries to capture the witches alive in order to learn why and how they became witches in the first place.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Takewaka, Takuma
Takewaka, Takuma
Doujima, Yurika
Doujima, Yurika
Hikami, Kyouko
Hikami, Kyouko
Karasuma, Miho
Karasuma, Miho
Kouda, Kaho
Kouda, Kaho
Lee, Michael
Lee, Michael
Yuuki, Hiro
Yuuki, Hiro


Kujou, Rion
Murase, Shukou
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Hiramatsu, Tadashi
Storyboard, Key Animation

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Aired  Jul 2, 2002 to Dec 24, 2002
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 24, 2007
Witch Hunter Robin (WHR) is a dark, mysterious Anime centering around Robin Sena, a witch. Though technically, Robin is no witch, but actually a "craft" user. I won't go into details, but craft users hunt the witch users. Sound interesting? It is.

The story behind this show really draws you forward throughout each episode. It's not a boss of the week show, and it's not a mindless action flick. You'll follow Robin as she finds out more and more secrets about the witch hunting organization she works for. The trials she goes through in order to achieve these hidden secrets are quite entertaining.

The animation is read more
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Jun 22, 2008
Witch Hunter Robin is one of those shows that draws you in unconditionally. While some people might not appreciate or enjoy the genre or story, either after the fact or at first glance, I believe that anyone who loves intellectually grasping stories and characterization should at least try out the first few episodes of Witch Hunter Robin.

While the story and plot is slow (sometimes tremendously), the overall plotline and conclusion to the anime makes you really see the epic and vast nature of just what was being approached with this series. Starting like any normal "monster-of-the-week" series, you are compelled into the daily investigations of read more
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Mar 4, 2010
I'll admit it right now. I struggled to finish this anime. The characters I enjoyed, but didn't love. The plot (what plot?) was non-existent until the 15th episode, the setting and general storyline got boring, and after a while I just didn't care any more.

Now, although I did not like it, I would not call it a bad anime. It does have a level of drive that you don't really notice until you realize, "wow, I finished this after all?" It does not have much substance, but the little it does have it works with well and makes sure to tie up all the read more
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Aug 2, 2007
Those less familiar with the gothic/horror/scifi crossover genre might enjoy this series a lot more, at least 1 or 2 points more, than I did. If, on the other hand, you've seen a lot of this sort of stuff, this series will inevitably seem somewhat predictable.

I'll not go into details to avoid spoilers, but let's just say that everything in the plot basically ended up doing what I thought it was doing. Masked soldiers, young girl with powers, weirdo green liquid, brooding hero-type, they were all unable to surprise me. Another annoyance was that I couldn't identify with any of the characters, which seemed emotionless, read more
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Let's just say Darker Than Black is much grittier and darker, and there are nothing assumed. It's also more intelligent and you can't find any over used cliche at all. If Witch Hunter Robin was an excellent show for you, then Darker than Black will be a superior show for you. 
reportRecommended by rayyhum777
Very similar art style, and dark atmosphere. Deep psychological and a tad distopic with action. Also have the same director. 
reportRecommended by Vesey
Both of these series have a very similar vibe. Both series follow a group of detectives solving crimes generally involving murder. Character interactions and personalities are also very similar. 
reportRecommended by Dement
Wolf's Rain and Witch Hunter Robin are both excellent series in which the story is presented in a dark setting. Characters are both developed and added slowly as you progress through the series. Each contain extensive action scenes and awesome music to go along with it. 
reportRecommended by Xinil
Both series focus on a group of people within an organizations that perform special tasks; Section 9 is to GitS as STNJ is to WHR. They both contain lots of philosophizing and the stories become very very similar it around half way. 
reportRecommended by Danish
Though for no real reason, I find that these two shows would appeal to those who prefer to be more on the... serious side of things, Witch Hunter Robin is about has funny as Hellsing (Which isn't saying much.) but it makes up for it in intrigue of the story line. 
reportRecommended by Greyskulduggery

Opening Theme

"Shell" by Bana

Ending Theme

#1: "Half Pain" by Bana (eps 01-14,16-25)
#2: "Shell (instrumental)" by Bana (eps 15,26)

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