English: Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Synonyms: Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo, Yamada and the Seven Witches
Published: Feb 22, 2012 to ?
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SynopsisRyu Yamada is a second year student at Suzaku High. Ryu is always late for school, naps in class and gets abysmal grades. His life is a dead bore. The beautiful Urara Shiraishi, on the other hand, is Suzaku High's brightest student. One day, without explanation, their bodies are swapped! Ryu ends up in Urara's body, and Urara in Ryu's.
Related MangaOther: Yankee-kun na Yamada-kun to Megane-chan to Majo, Magazine Heroines on the Beach
Adaptation: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (OVA)
This is my first review, so don't expect too much of it.
I wrote this review seeing there are no other reviews for this manga though it deserves one.
Yamada and the Seven Witches. Sounds like something from a fairy tale huh? Well, not really...
The story is about a delinquent high school student, Ryuu Yamada, who studies at a private school. One day, while going up the stairs, he slips and accidentally falls down. And to make it worse, he fell down over the class' top student, Urara Shiraishi, and they both ended up unconscious.
Waking up from his sleep, he finds himself in bed inside the school's infirmary...
ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT HE IS INSIDE SHIRAISHI'S BODY!
Unravelling the truths behind this phenomenon, they learned that they could switch bodies anytime with a kiss. Yamada and Shiraishi now lives their once boring life and starts to enjoy school more.
Brought to you by Miki Yoshikawa, assistant of the mangaka famous for his work "Fairy Tail", is a romantic-comedy, gender-bender that you might not want to miss.
Okay, enough of those commercial-like lines.
I have watched and read many romcom before...and I don't find anything special worth mentioning from this manga...except for the fact that it's one of those few gender-benders these days...otherwise, It has almost the same things you would find in a regular romcom. Though I would say IT IS worthy to be placed on the same boat as other famous titles like "To Love-Ru".
For the art of this manga, I would say it is the best. You could compare it to popular the titles, Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach.
As expected from the assistant of the creator of Fairy Tail, the characters in this manga resembles the style of those on Fairy Tail. Every character appearances also fits their roles perfectly.
So far, I really enjoyed this manga. Although there's still really not much of a plot.
I can't really say anything much yet because this manga only has 10 chapters. But I can tell that this manga has a lot of potential to it. It's good in all aspect but haven't really developed a deeper plot yet...
And it's really sad to say that almost no one knows about this manga yet. And because of that, it really doesn't get translated immediately after the release.
But if the plot is delivered right, I know for sure, that someday, this manga would also hit the ranking charts.
*P.S. This are all my opinions. I don't care if you object to anything I said. Make your own review. read more
After reading 80 chapters in under 24 hours, I feel that I should write a review on this great manga.
Story: Yamada and the Seven Witches.... The story plot is really sticking to the manga title well. It almost feels like a spoiler actually.
The story and plot is good with nice suspense and twists but occasionally is too straightforward.
Oh there's one more thing you should be mentally prepared before you read this manga. Do NOT be too shocked at a few same-sex kisses. Cos those kinda put me off a bit==.
Art: The art and design is quite good. Quite detailed actually, maybe except where it is Yamada's drawings. Somehow though, some of the character designs look quite similar to some other mangas.
Character: Most of the personalities are consistent within a certain sequence of manga panels. The characters are quite interesting and most of them have depth, since their some history was explored and personalities developed.
However, sometimes there were also huge changes in personalities (although these are explained through events).
Overall, the characters (good and bad) were mostly developed well although there were some inconsistencies at times.
Enjoyment: Lots of comedy, moving moments, romance, suspense etc. etc. I love every moment of reading the manga although sometimes the technicalities of the powers confused me a bit.
Overall: One of the best shounen manga I've read, it has good shounen material and good progression. read more
Done by the same Mangaka and pretty much identical in art and other things, but is a completely different theme from Yankee but is enjoyable regardless.
They are both by the same author first of all. They include cameo's of characters that were Yankee-kun to Megane-chan. You get the same feel from both series; comedy and that slice-of-life. They are both also really enjoyable. Thank you.
from the same author. school, delinquent is present, even Yankee-kun's characters appear
Both are romances between a yankee guy and a smart girl (or at least smart looking). Both deal with school life and in particular with stundent council.
Both Yamada-kun and Yankee-kun has very similar artwork in terms of its settings and character design because of the author. Additionally, they both take place in a school life environment.
The main male protagonist from both series are hotheaded and often rushes into situations without thinking. However, they do get along well with their classmates and cares about his friends. At the same time, they get into conflicts with other students throughout the series with various degrees of drama.
There is romance present in both series as well. However,one noticeable factor present in Yamada-kun is the addition of supernatural elements added in.
-The main characters give out the same aura and both their characters are very similar
-Both revolve high school and begin with a chance encounter with a girl
-Both are very funny
-both are awesome :P
Same creator , Same stuff.
Yankee-kun is more shounen type and has delinquents in setting while Yamada-kun has supernatural elements and interesting plotline but I assure you that both have romance and in both manga MC guy starts off as loners.
Both are shounen, and have arcs in "conquering" different school people, mostly by using kisses as finishing moves.
One great difference between the 2 is The World God Only Knows focuses on the main character kissing girls while in Yama-kun it is... complicated. Lol.
A guy (an otaku and a yankee respectively) who has never being with a girl have to go kissing every single girl he finds. The plot for TWGOK godesses arc and Yamada are the same. In TWGOK he has to kiss the girls in hir classroom to find who are the 6 goddesses while in Yamada he has to kiss the girls in his school to find the 7 witches.
Although the beginning of these two manga vary greatly, but during the process they were very similar. The male lead has some power and they both have to uses a kiss to make things work. They're both similar series involving many girls to be in love with the male lead.
Conquests takes on an unusual from in both series. While the main male protagonist are on difficult levels in terms of intellect from both series, they do have skills in finding girls with unique personas/gifts. They accomplish their conquests by initiating kisses but the process often takes tricks, strategy, and risks for the setup. There is a decent amount of comedy in both series with minimal fan service. If you're looking for story arcs crafted with supernatural themes, check out both series.
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