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W.I.T.C.H.

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Witch
Japanese: ウィッチ -W.I.T.C.H.-


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2003 to 2004
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Asuka
Authors: Iida, Haruko (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 586586 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31512
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9111
Members: 1,553
Favorites: 42

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Synopsis

Since long ago, there have been two separate worlds—Earth as known by humans, and Metamoor, where spirits and fantastic creatures reside. Due to Metamoor's power-hungry ruler, Prince Phobos, a veil between the two planets was created to prevent him from infiltrating Earth. Watching over them is a council of powerful spirits from Kandrakar, a realm located between the two worlds. However, the veil has begun to weaken, leaving the council to rely on the arrival of the legendary Guardians of Kandrakar.

Meanwhile, on Earth, 14-year-old Wilhelmina "Will" Vandom has recently moved to the city of Heatherfield. Following the strange occurrences starting from her arrival all the way up to her new school's Halloween party, Will soon learns that she has been chosen as the leader of the new Guardians of Kandrakar and is given a mystical crystal, the Heart of Kandrakar. As for her fellow Guardians, they happen to be her schoolmates at Sheffield Institute, each possessing a natural affinity with the elements of water, fire, earth, and wind. These are Irma Lair, Taranee Cook, Cornelia Hale, and Hay Lin, respectively.

Together, these five girls form the group "W.I.T.C.H."—will they be able to protect the Earth from Prince Phobos' schemes?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

W.I.T.C.H. is based off of the 2001 Italian Disney comic of the same name, which also received a 52-episode TV show from December 18, 2004 to December 23, 2006. The manga adaptation covers the first three issues of the original comic, which was never published in Japan. The manga series was collected into two tankoubon volumes from December 17, 2003 to March 17, 2004.

The manga series was published in Italian by The Walt Disney Company Italia from June 10, 2008 to July 2008.

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More reviewsReviews

Dec 11, 2008
Giving this series a 10 might seem like over-rating this short manga, but there is a reason for this.

The manga has beautiful art, and had a lot of potential, however sadly it was canceled and here's why:

This manga was based on a comic originally from Italy. The comic received its own animated series and was translated in several languages. Apparently, this was most likely the reason a manga for W.I.T.C.H. was created in order to get new fans in Japan, but sadly, it didn't succeed.

However, regarding what the story was eventually supposed to end up being, the original comic was a creative, great ...
Apr 11, 2016
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 ...
Jul 28, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I have never seen a single episode of the tv series nor have I read the original comic, so I have no nostalgic attachment to W.I.T.C.H. and therefore no bias. I know nothing of the franchise beyond what the manga has shown me.

The problem with making W.I.T.C.H. into manga is that while it might have been an attractive concept for western audience, in context of Japanese works it looks like just another generic magical girl title. Group of young girls that acquire magical powers we’ve seen this play out at least dozens of times. One unique thing to W.I.T.C.H. is how one of the girls ...

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Poll: W.I.T.C.H. Chapter 8 Discussion
abystoma2 - Jul 28
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Feb 24, 2020 7:31 PM
W.I.T.C.H. manga, Italian comic, English novels, or cartoon: Which do you prefer?
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