Ryuu Yamada is known as a delinquent in his high school; he has been bored of classes after one year of attending school. One day, he accidentally falls from a flight of stairs onto Urara Shiraishi, the ace student of the school. Yamada wakes up to find that he has swapped bodies with her! The two try to reverse the change and discover that kissing triggers the body swap. On the suggestion of student council vice-president Toranosuke Miyamura, they revive the Supernatural Studies Club. The club encounters other "witches" with different powers that are activated with a kiss!
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo has been published in English as Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches by Kodansha Comics USA since March 31, 2015 and is being simulpub by Crunchyroll since January 8, 2014 to 170 countries. The series has also been published in Italian by Star Comics since March 22, 2014.
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches is an alright series.
When I first started reading it, I was instantly hooked. The whole plot of witches' powers and switching bodies through a kiss really interested me, and the grand plan of gathering all the witches and perform a ceremony to make one wish come true was pretty amazing.
The characters themselves were also a treat to see, especially Yamada and Shirashi. Evey chapter had me giggling like a school girl because the characters were either funny or some way involved in the story that made them essential.
But that’s kinda of where the praise ends.
Personally, I think the series
went on for WAY too long. After the first 2 major arcs, things start to get repetive: ceremonies were overused, the same jokes were still in place, and the characters never really developed into anything greater that was already apparent in the first ~150 chapters; a majority of them were there for comic relief at best. The story also fell into this repetitiveness where something bad happened and it was up to Yamada and the seven witches to fix it. It got very boring (“I’m not boring!!!”) and the only time I ever got excited was when the arc was at its climax or near it.
The thing that really bothered me was how, despite being quite long (IMHO), the witches and their origin wasn’t expanded upon or properly explained (until the very end, which felt half-assed at most). Whenever ever there was a reveal of the purpose or origin of the witches, it was either anticlimatic or a tease that made it a necessity to keep on reading.
Miki Yoshikawa’s manga is one that I enjoyed immensely, and I loved every moment I spent reading it. Despite it’s flaws and length and broad explanations, I really do like this series, and the ending was very satisfying one. This was my second romance novel I’ve read next to Nisekoi (shit taste, I know) and I’m glad I took the time to read it.
Thank you Yoshikawa for creating a series that I’ve spent many hours reading. (^_^)_/*
(the art was alright, if anybody’s wondering. Started out kind of rough but smoothen out as it progressed. It’s not the worst I’ve seen but not the absolue best. It served it’s purpose of making me laugh and making me cry on the inside.)
"Yamada-kun and the seven witches" was one of the first mangas I ever read back in the day, and because of it, I was mostly up to date and waiting for chapters weekly just became a chore along the way. Three to four years have passed since then and I recently found out that it was finished. Out of a recommendation from a friend I decided to pick it up again from the start and finish it until the end.
All I can say about this manga is that it really understands how high school stories should be done. When I was first reading it,
my main problems of the series is that it felt like it was going to fall into the endless trap of being a generic slice of life gag story that relied on the gimmick of the "Witches".
Instead, this "gimmick" was used to bring out some of the aspects I yearn for in manga such as, immense character development, and bringing out a story of a life I can look back to with bittersweet memories. In other mangas, high school life seems more of just a convenient setting for easy situations. However, in this manga, high school felt like it was a story of change, and making relationships with people you will still remember 11 years into the future. To conclude, Yamada-kun and the seven witches is about a delinquent who enrolls into a high school that will change his life. But after reading this manga, I feel like this synopsis doesn't do the manga any justice:
Yamada-kun and the seven witches is about a delinquent who changed the lives of others. The story brings upon the casual comedy, intricate romantic and bromantic relationships to create a dramatic yet fulfilling ride through an extraordinary take on a coming of age story set in high school. After a satisfying conclusion to a series that has been nurtured for five years, I almost teared up a bit after realizing that there would be no more. Thank you Yamada, it was fun to be with you along your stupid antics along the years you spent in this manga.
I look forward to the day I take the time to reread this series again!
P.S. I wrote all of this right after finishing the manga. Most of the things I said may be glorified and I can't say for sure if you should trust me or not. Looking back at the manga, I do not regret any second of reading it because of the enjoyment it brings and I think this is enough of a motive to make this manga recommendation.
I finished Yamada Kun, a manga that from the beginning surprised me with an interesting story that worked by means of a kiss, At the end of the 90 chapters that took in the anime I see that stories of some characters were not counted with depth, After continuing what I no longer saw in the anime, it seems great but in my opinion it turned sometimes a bit repetitive, but the funny moments, was what I really loved about this. Of course, to the deepest part of the story that happens after Yamada's ceremony, which made me excited to know why the witches existed
and what secrets the school council had at school. I was thrilled when I reached the climax of the story, My heart was going to 1000
For the reason I mentioned, there were parts that for my taste I felt repetitive in history. It started with good potential, but there were times when they dropped the story, but when that happened BOOM! They discovered something else that left me with the doubt and that motivated me to continue reading. Some chapters felt heavy, not because I had too much text, if I did not have the idea that it would happen, that's why I give that score for the story
As not to love the main characters, each of them has something that makes them special, especially Shiraishi, a girl so understandable, incredible (for what happens before reaching the last two chapters), Yamada a boy who gave everything Of himself to the end. Miyamura along with Itou they were the ones that put the fun definitely to the history. Odagiri then had its charm (personality) but it was not so special to me.
And so Tamaki, the support he gave to Yamada even though he looks like a character with bad propositions.
Design 9.5 / 10
The expressions of their faces at fun times were the best, when they were in trouble and their traits were easy to read and feel what happened to them.
My General Opinion 9.5 / 10 I give this story, I would recommend it to anyone who likes manga / anime, a story that does not leave questions unanswered, it may be confusing because oneself poses some answers without argument, but they respond Alone as you read on. A good start charming and fun, but as you read more becomes much more interesting. Leave a final more than satisfied. Of course I have to put 10 in MAL because it does not have a range of 9.1 to 9.9 xD, I Enjoy this incredible work of Miki Yoshikawa, until I left one or another tear maybe of happiness already in the final stretch
PD. My English is still not very good for writing and I had to help a little with the translator xD
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is a piece that I saw so much potential... It was the first manga which incorporated supernatural themes successfully in a harem manga.
This is the first harem manga in which I was actually into the plot - the manga made me wonder about the mysteries of school and the origins of witch powers and the past.
The first arc of this manga is absolute masterpiece - I would absolutely recommend you to read it... but I'd say reading the rest is up to your choice as it gets boring.
Like I said above, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is amazing.....
until the second arc. I'd rate the first arc as a 9-10 and the rest as 4-5.
It gets really repetitive after the first arc, and the harem element disappears; the witches are replace by the male counterparts....
And the ending definitely felt rushed..
But good news; the anime for this manga ends exactly where the manga should have ended, so you can go ahead and watch that instead.
The art is probably in the upper half of all manga; I can easily comprehend the motions of the characters. Personally, I like the style of the art.
Despite being a harem manga, Yamada-kun to 7-nin to Majo has a complex character, with hidden pasts and mysteries surrounding them. I'd say that the charcter development is also one of the best among harem mangas.
You will definitely enjoy the first arc no matter what...
But one thing... this isn't an ecchi manga... Just keep that in mind if you are an ecchi fan.
I'd have rated it a 10/10 only if the manga ended earlier... The first arc also the only reason I rated this manga so high;;; it makes up for the boring storyline that comes afterwords.