I may be a bit biased when it comes to W.I.T.C.H
The comic that was first produced in Italy, by Disney (made by Elisabetta Gnone) in 2001, 15 years ago as of now, was a great comic for both children and young teenagers, I myself was about to turn 16, and I have loved it from the moment I layed my eyes on the comic.
It is clear that the original Italian comic had influences from anime and manga, they even included cameos such as a Sailor Moon figure in one panel (Usagi and Naru also made cameos in the later tv-show.)
However, this is about the manga adaption.
It more or less follows the comic, the biggest different is the ART-style, and
Haruko IIda does an incredible job, with this manga.
I like how he made Luba even more cat-god-like in her appearence than she already was, very mch like the old Japanese folktales. She manages to make Lord Cedric even hotter than before, especially in the Halloween party, where he is dressed in an old Japanese getup (prince-like outfit I think or something)
Haruko IIda takes our characters that we love and transform them into something we love even moore, she istn't redesigning them per say, but what she does is something more...MAGICAL.
It is just a shame that she never got to continue with this manga, there are so many characters that I wish we could see her take on.
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