After living a painful life as an office worker, Azusa ended her short life by dying from overworking. So when she found herself reincarnated as an undying, unaging witch in a new world, she vows to spend her days stress-free and as pleasantly as possible. She ekes out a living by hunting down the easiest targets—the slimes! But after centuries of doing this simple job, she's ended up with insane powers...how will she maintain her low key life now?!
Maybe it's because i'v only recently started reading Novels in the past month or two. But when i compare this to every other novel i'v read so far, Then this is amazingly better.
I originally read the manga first. Finally got around to reading the Light Novel. I'd say from what little is available of the Manga i'd say that the Manga is the better version.
The pacing in this isn't great. I believe the first 20 chapters go by really fast with what's happening.
We also get impressions in the manga and the start of the LN that Lecia ( The Dragon )
is more of a ditz character. But in this she rarely talks and acts more shy then anything. I feel that she should either be a Ditz or a Tsundere
Things like the MC's daughters i find kind of weird. From what i gathered they are actually around 50 years old but have the appearance of a 9 year old. So scenes where the MC acts like they are still kids is kind of weird and when they act like little kids.
Also i find the idea of them only being born because of the MC killing slimes to make little sense. It would be a lot more interesting if it was the result of the MC's mana being so strong that it leaks out and the children were made.
In the manga we also have a real homey feel so far. In this with how many people are suddenly brought into the story, It starts to lose that feel
Overall it's still a good read, It's just i find the manga to be better so far.
A girls-only slice of life story in a fantasy world, what could go wrong?
Story: So this is a typical Isekai (another world) story. She dies, she revives, and soon becomes the strongest in the world. But this story is more laid back, slice of life-ish than most stories. It really is about the every day life. There's not enough humor to make it a comedy, nor any real adventures (yet?) to make it very interesting. But that in it self, is why this calm story is so relaxing to read. Yuru Yuri, Is The Order A Rabbit etc. It's like that.
Art: It's not a
manga, so art isn't a big deal. But unfortunately the illustrations are below most of the light novels I've seen.
Characters: Again, there's nothing special here. Most characters are your typical girls in every other story. Tsundere, Deredere, big boobed elf etc. The Main Character herself though, is pretty mature and adult like. If only her appearance wasn't devolved to a teenager it would've been a much better fit. That doesn't mean is bad, there's plenty to like about these ordinary characters if you like the standard female types in anime,manga etc.
Enjoyment: If you enjoy girls-only slice of life, you just might enjoy this story. The world is interesting, the 5 girls living together makes it entertaining. But there really isn't much going on. You should simply go with the flow and see how it goes.
In conclusion, this story has nothing unique. But the writing is solid. So it's certainly not bad. It won't get the attention like the "Saga of Tanya" or "So I'm a Spider" light novels, which are also Isekai with a female lead, and something completely unique. But this Witch might be the better story if you want nothing but a relaxing read.
+ Good Writing
+ Interesting World
- Nothing New
- Art could be better
Reading the synopsis of this light novel, everyone will instantly know it is about isekai. But unlike any isekai that I've read or watched, the best thing about the main character, Azusa, is not simply overpowered instantly at the beginning of the story. She took 300 years to become so powerful that it caused her peaceful days to be disturbed.
Each author has its own way of writing, and I absolutely love how Kisetsu Morita composed the story. It has this relaxing sensation as I turn each page, yet lead me wanting to know what happens on those each page although some of them can be
predicted. Though there's some scenes that are a little bit exaggerating, but it didn't ruin the whole theme of the story.
The story is told in first person viewpoint, which makes you feel you are the main character or you are reading her diary. The way the story is being told feels like their interaction are normal (as in how we are interacting in our daily life.
Benio has this unique character design and coloring skills that are truly representing Azusa's world and her laid-back life.
Azusa, the main character, took 300 years to get to her highest level before any event in the novel start. Thus this is the reason the title of the novel are stated as such. This is a big win for me as opposed to most isekai main character that are instantly given overpowered magic, strength and skills. As a 300 years old, she is characterized as a mature woman with a body of a 17 years old teenage girl. This is another big favor for me because her attitude or behavior are in terms with her age. She didn't act childish and annoying but tried her best to avoid problems that can affect her laid-back life.
As for the others, they are characterized in most average characteristics that I can see in other anime series. Nevertheless they help balanced Azusa and her life.
In conclusion, I've enjoyed what the series had offered in its first volume and I am still enjoying whatever it offer in its second volume. The author wrote in a relaxing manner and pace, and the english publisher had translated it greatly (especially in the second volume in certain part of certain chapter). That relaxing pace made me comfortable reading it without feeling too much drag and forced myself to finish reading it. Since it focuses on daily life of Azusa and her small yet fun problems, don't expect it to be prioritize in too much combat scenes.
If you are looking for relaxing stories, then you should try reading this light novel.