Majo to Yajuu

The Witch and the Beast

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Synonyms: Witch and the Beast
Japanese: 魔女と野獣
English: The Witch and the Beast
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2024 to Apr 5, 2024
Premiered: Winter 2024
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:28 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 4268842,688 users)
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Ranked: #22812
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Popularity: #1728
Members: 131,019
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Preliminary Spoiler
Feb 13, 2024
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
Based on the trailers, this anime promised to be one of the best in the winter 2024 season, but unfortunately for me it turned out to be a disappointment.

The plot is that the main couple is hunting for a specific witch, of course they can't find her very quickly, so every episode (or every two episodes) we will get a new witch that we will have to defeat and discover that she is not the one they were looking for, ok, but it's an anime he can't do it in an interesting way, everything is so boring and bland.
The anime cannot properly ...
Jan 26, 2024
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
This is one of the best animes of the season, as there are thought-provoking mysteries, explosive action and characters with organic motivations. It is also possible to notice that there is a complexity in the motivations. This complexity is not only in the motivations of the protagonists, but also in the motivations of the villains and secondary characters. Furthermore, the plots are also well elaborated, with unexpected, controversial and reflective outcomes.

However, it is a Seinen anime, which should be more mature and well-paced. The fast pace, in which an arc is resolved in one or two episodes, forces the dialogues to be direct, less natural ...
Apr 4, 2024
Mixed Feelings
There's a good deal I like about this series. It presents an intriguing set of characters that get more interesting as the series progresses. It's got a visual style that really pops with a great deal of magical flair, and you can feel the weight of its fights. I also like the world-building and place-setting this series has done for its next season.

And that's the biggest knock I have against it: it does just seem like place-setting for the next season. It's not so much that this is a slow start - we start and finish several short arcs back-to-back over the course of this ...
Feb 11, 2024
Preliminary (5/12 eps)
Interesting... The first episode really showcases the anime's concept and where it's heading: a "girl" cursed by a witch who works for an organization aiming to locate and retrieve these witches for an "Order." What caught my attention the most was the fact that the two protagonists have completely opposite personalities. Guideau is a "girl" with a totally explosive temperament who wants to do everything her way and jumps into action right away, while Ashaf is a completely rational and intelligent man who only acts after being certain of what is right. However, together they form a very intriguing duo.

The production is very well done, ...
Apr 4, 2024
Majo to Yajuu is a dark and eerie watch full of mystery, intrigue and an awesome character dynamic between the two leads. Fans of the recent Undead Girl Murder Farce will see many similarities and come out of this one feeling satisfied.

After hearing hype from manga readers, I went into this one with high expectations. As a fan of dark fantasy/metal style stories I think this one really succeeds in creating an atmospheric setting with a nice adventure plot line. The journey of Ashaf and Guideau to find the original witch who cursed her, leaving her trapped in another body is so fun to ...
Mar 7, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
The pacing of this anime is killing me completely. I love the idea of Majo to Yajuu. Cool witches, solid world building, character designs are somewhat tolerable, but everything else is simply too weird. I understand that the biggest problem here is the budget. Or lack of it, to be more precise. But the pacing is absolutely atrocious. We're not given enough time to meet these characters. It's almost as if we're supposed to know them beforehand.
One time there's a cooler longer sequence happening, some lore drops here and there, actions bits and then boom - totally new characters enter the scene, have their ...
Feb 27, 2024
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
So far I've caught up to the most recent episode and I absolutely do not understand the low rating on MAL, I think crunchyroll's in this case is much more accurate (4.7 out of 5). Obviously we need to see how it all unfolds + concludes, but the six episodes I've watched definitely deserve a 8. I will update my rating once the first season is finished.

It's a dark, gory tale of witches with across the board very likeable and interesting characters and a beautiful art style. The episodes are much like "Supernatural", chasing particular cases with the overall arch of finding a particular ...
Mar 18, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (11/12 eps)
Good visuals and Audio hampered by terrible writing.

The first episode seemed good, every arc after that has extremely obvious or out of left field twist, the limited cast of characters are interesting at first, but shallow (this is a plot driven show so this is okay), despite this, concept is unique. It's annoying that the story doesn't seem to be able to deliver satisfying developments based on the premise, I assume this is not the fault of the studio, as this was based off a manga.

This is a product that could cater to the Agame Ga Kill/ High School of the Dead audience ...
Apr 4, 2024
The Witch and the Beast.

Ashaf and Guideau hunt the supernatural. Guideau is in it to hunt witches. Specifically a witch that put a curse on her.

Ashaf is a cool headed spellcaster. He's the brains who also knows how to talk his way out of sticky situations.
While Guideau is the muscles, and a hot head. Who punches her way out of sticky situations.
The way the 2 main characters are total opposites create a great dynamic between the two.

I find the way Guideau's fights are choreographed can be lacking. They are not fun to watch and are anticlimactic. Bad choreographed fights is unfortunately ...
Feb 21, 2024
Preliminary (6/12 eps)
Please note that the manga is on hiatus due to health reasons and that might've affected the production of this anime.

The series features a character duo that's hard to find - it subverts the "strong man, dainty women" trope and frames them as more "handler, agent" ("my dog doesn't bite even though they're looking at you with murder eyes") where Guideau is more than capable of breaking Ashaf into a million pieces :) A lot of the female characters can hold their own and there is little to no fanservice unless you count how pretty the leads are. I'd say this series is a ...
Feb 2, 2024
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
This story follows two characters, Guideau and Ashaf, on a literal witch-hunt by taking on commissions related to magical incidents, in hopes of eventually finding the witch responsible for Guideau's curse.

This show jumps into action and spends little time explaining the story’s exposition. You kind of just see what’s going on- the characters, their missions, as it goes.

Setting resembles England (or the US, honestly I don’t know) in the 1800’s so f you’re a fan of supernatural entities and European folktale mythology, this is it. The show has an atmosphere close to the settings of Yuukoku Moriarty, Case Vanitas, Fate/Apocrypha, Shiki, Wednesday, and Harry ...
Apr 4, 2024
I want season 2 please por favor onegaishimasu.. also this should have been a 2 cour anime!! ok here is the overall ratings..

Concept: 9/10
Story: 8/10
Art/Animation: 9/10
Character designs: 7.5/10

The theme of this anime is dark fantasy, just witches, dark magic and goth, it's delicious, my kind of food (anime), I love it. This is one of those anime that I enjoy watching in one sitting without getting bored, one of those anime I would watch an episode after episode just keep going because it keeps me curious, too bad it's only 1 cour, though I know why, most people aren't into these type of anime. However ...
Jun 1, 2024
Mixed Feelings
If there was only one word to describe this'd be 'disturbing'.

Not based off of it's story alone (though it did handle rather gruesome plot-lines, even for anime standards), but combined with it's menacing score, vivid art style and the relentless misery that each and every character underwent, the overall feeling viewers received was simply unsettling. However, there were random insertions of beauty and sentiment to mask character depth.

In terms of the overall plot, it was rather fast-passed, a lot of time was dedicated to world-building and how the Witches and the Order blended together in everyday life. The two main characters Guideau ...
Mar 31, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/12 eps)
This anime has a unique way of storytelling but couldn't keep it up, and the characters and the plot seemed overly related to it, and the storytelling needs to improve after that.
The animation quality of this anime is good, and the character design and the main protagonist don't seem to offer any specificity; they are just like a hunter whose duty it is to keep the witches in check. You will get hooked on this anime as they show you different kinds of missions as time passes. If you like this kind of anime, it's a great thing to watch. But if they put in ...
May 4, 2024
This anime is truly amazing! The storyline is full of surprises and very interesting from start to finish. The main characters have depth and development that makes the audience connect emotionally. The visual design and animation are beautiful, with details that enrich the viewing experience. The music also enhances the atmosphere and emotions of each scene The battles and action in this anime are very exciting and full of strategy, making every moment tense. Apart from that, the values of friendship and cooperation are displayed very well Overall, this anime is one of the best I have ever watched in this genre. I'm really looking ...
Apr 11, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This is an anime that will feel right at home with the likes of Hellsing and Black Butler. There's a fairly conventional human society that exists alongside a little bit of magic and monsters and secret organizations of magic and monsters fight them to protect humanity. Unlike the other two shows, the magic is a little more central to the way the society operates and people are generally aware that such things exist.

The show itself is basically power fantasy with some tragic backgrounds and an occasional attempt at being vaguely poetic or philosophical (again, like Hellsing and Black Butler). There are a few story arcs ...
Apr 13, 2024
Ok so this anime was an actual masterpiece to me, awesome animation, awesome story building, very interesting and unique characters. The main problem I see people having is completely because of their preferences.

The start of the show follows a "several short independent stories" approach which don't reslly have any story progression. It is though very clearly buildup to a beautiful story and world but most get bored by then and drop it, while I found those episodes very enjoyable nevertheless. It ends up to people heaving specific preferences that were not met and crying about it. Reminds me a lot of the Journey of Witch ...
Apr 5, 2024
Majo to Yajuu is a good anime, and definitely worth your time.
It has a really good story, with good main and supporting characters. Not a revolutionary story, but still well done. The characters are realistics and some of them are very unique.
When it comes to animation, that is the lowest point of the series: there are no fluid scenes nor design consistency, despite the character designs themselves are very good. However, music, direction and composition save the technical aspect, so there are still impactfull scenes, even without good animation.

I recommend watching it!

It's not a finished story though, so I hope we get a second season ...
May 12, 2024
Mixed Feelings
As I rolled credits, I was left with pretty mixed feelings for this show.

On paper, this show should absolutely be my jam, combing a bunch of stuff together that I really like. But the animation is just so… mediocre. And you can get away with that in a lot of genres, but this is an action heavy show, where almost all of the action is bad.

And don't get me wrong, the actual art style is excellent. In fact, the whole show just has this intangible cool factor about it. Characters are well designed. Everything oozes with style. But then they’ll set up confrontations, ...
Apr 9, 2024
I've read the all of the volumes that have come up, getting my currently favorite arc in print. I will say this, like I've said in my review of the manga, but, this show is for those who can appreciate worldbuilding and not need immediate gratification for everything. Hilariously enough, everyone thought the first episode set the pacing for the remaining episodes, but, no, it isn't as cliche as people were just reaching for it to be (which, only when you jump to that conclusion could you make an error like this, disregarding the tone of the show).

Since it's based on a manga which ...