This is the manga adaptation of the Italian comic book with the same title.
This is the story of five teenage girls who are chosen to be the new Guardians of Kandrakar, who protect the center of the universe from people and creatures who wish to cause harm to it. For this purpose, they have been given powers over the five elements. The new guardians are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin, whose initials form the title acronym W.I.T.C.H.
Giving this series a 10 might seem like I overated this, but there is a reason for this.
The manga specifically for this series has beautiful art, and alot of potential, however sadly it wasn't continued onwards, and here's why.
This was originally a comic in Italy, which later on received it's own animated series as welll. This most likely was why the manga wasn't continued because the Italian comic was enough for them...even though I find that a lame excuse because a manga version of this still could have been great on it's own.
However in regards to the story of what this manga was supposed
to be, the original comic was a creative and great series, very magical girl influenced. It's no surprise there was a manga attempt made. The comic itself is worth reading and I recommend it to any magical girl manga fan, because both the animated series, and the comic was underated, and given no promotion at all in the USA, compared to Europe.
Any ?"s of this series let me know, I have lot of info.
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
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.
If you want to read it in english I suggest to head over to http://www.witch-o-holic.tk/ it's a great place to find goodies about WITCH.