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Japanese: 魔女
English: Witches
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2003 to Nov 25, 2004
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Igarashi, Daisuke (Story & Art)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 28362,836 users)
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Ranked: #51582
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Popularity: #2177
Members: 9,354
Favorites: 96
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /7


On a visit to a city in the far west of Asia, a British girl named Nicola falls in love. The object of her affection is Mimar, a man who works at the city's bazaar—yet despite her attempts, he turns her down. Upon returning home to England, the ache of her unrequited love festers. After years spent obtaining wealth, fame, and the Secret of the World, Nicola returns to the bazaar to exact her deadly revenge upon Mimar and those he holds dearest.

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)


Majo was published in English as Witches by Seven Seas Entertainment as a 2-in-1 omnibus volume on May 3, 2022.


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Apr 7, 2011
Witches is a series of short stories set in the same universe, and connected by the themes they share.

Most prominent among these is the idea that humans cannot see the real world. It is uniquely expressed in one story: an average person explores their room, confident they know everything from wall to wall; a wise person will open the door to reveal a house, and spend their life learning the mysteries of that house; all the while, every living person leaves the windows shut, never knowing the vast world outside or the epic space beyond the planet.

The art conveys these messages much more ...
Mar 26, 2024
Mixed Feelings
I read this book after reading Children of the Sea by the same Mangaka which I absolutely loved. Having now completed Witches, I have mixed feelings about it for sure. I think the stories in the second half of the book are far stronger than the stories in the first half. If all the stories had that same quality, I would be rating it a 8/10. I would say the first half of the book ranged from 5-6/10, with the opening story not being one of the stronger ones.

The surrealism is really fun and the art is good (if you like the artist's style - ...
Jan 23, 2023
Preliminary (2/7 eps)
TL;DR: This manga misrepresents and bastardizes foreign cultures for the sake of a cool aesthetic. It spreads misinformation and is based on poor/no research. It is basically an orientalist work I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

I was perhaps fortunate to be familiar with the setting of the first story, Turkey, as it is so wildly off base that it read like a piece of orientalist literature. That meant I didn’t read the rest of the stories that would have misinformed me about cultures I know less about. This work is part of a style that bastardizes foreign cultures for outsiders to gawk at, and one ...

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