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.
This is my first review, so don't expect too much of it.
I wrote this review seeing there are no other reviews for this manga though it deserves one.
Yamada and the Seven Witches. Sounds like something from a fairy tale huh? Well, not really...
The story is about a delinquent high school student, Ryuu Yamada, who studies at a private school. One day, while going up the stairs, he slips and accidentally falls down. And to make it worse, he fell down over the class' top student, Urara Shiraishi, and they both ended up unconscious.
Waking up from his sleep, he finds himself in bed inside the school's infirmary...
ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT HE IS INSIDE SHIRAISHI'S BODY!
Unravelling the truths behind this phenomenon, they learned that they could switch bodies anytime with a kiss. Yamada and Shiraishi now lives their once boring life and starts to enjoy school more.
Brought to you by Miki Yoshikawa, assistant of the mangaka famous for his work "Fairy Tail", is a romantic-comedy, gender-bender that you might not want to miss.
Okay, enough of those commercial-like lines.
I have watched and read many romcom before...and I don't find anything special worth mentioning from this manga...except for the fact that it's one of those few gender-benders these days...otherwise, It has almost the same things you would find in a regular romcom. Though I would say IT IS worthy to be placed on the same boat as other famous titles like "To Love-Ru".
For the art of this manga, I would say it is the best. You could compare it to popular the titles, Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach.
As expected from the assistant of the creator of Fairy Tail, the characters in this manga resembles the style of those on Fairy Tail. Every character appearances also fits their roles perfectly.
So far, I really enjoyed this manga. Although there's still really not much of a plot.
I can't really say anything much yet because this manga only has 10 chapters. But I can tell that this manga has a lot of potential to it. It's good in all aspect but haven't really developed a deeper plot yet...
And it's really sad to say that almost no one knows about this manga yet. And because of that, it really doesn't get translated immediately after the release.
But if the plot is delivered right, I know for sure, that someday, this manga would also hit the ranking charts.
*P.S. This are all my opinions. I don't care if you object to anything I said. Make your own review.read more
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches are one of a kind story alright, the very VERY good kind.
Story : (9/10)
You have Yamada, a delinquent without a single friend because that's how almost how every protaganist have to be okay, who had an accident kiss with Shiraishi, one of the smartest and beautiful girl in school.
Both woke up with each other bodies and hilarity ensued and in the end their relationship also blossomed, allowing them to grow as a person and experience things they never knew, since both are friendless and loners.
The school that they goes to are able to give troubled students "witches" powers and Yamada, though he is not a witch, possessed an unique power, the copy magic. Being able to copy the witches power if he is to kiss them, Yamada decide to started up the dying Supernatural club with Shiraishi and his new friends to explore and understand more of the witches power.
Pretty interesting if you ask me
Yamada, the delinquent, obviously grows as a person with the new experience he gains every day in school. He is stubborn with no shame and will do anything for his friends, or really Shiraishi.
Shiraishi, in my opinion is still under developed and stagnant compared to Yamada and Nene, one of the girl character, but she is given a pretty cute personality and is hard to hate her.
The rest of the crew are hilarious and are given the opportunity to grow up also.
What I really like the most about these characters are their sexuality. This manga is all about the KISSES and Yamada doesn't just kiss the girls, he also kiss the boys.
This might be my fangirl inside me that is liking it, but we see how these characters really don't care about the gender of the person they are kissing but the person themselves and I like how the mangaka plays around with their sexuality. I like how these teenagers are portrayed as teenagers these days, as someone who is trying to figure him or herself out and that includes his or her sexuality.
Totally normal and nothing that special, so most people will have no trouble reading it.
Hilarious with stories that some of us might even relate to.
The relationship Yamada makes with his friends are adorable and strong, constructed up by event given to only them. With relatable stories and feelings, because we are given one sided love and crushes that will never work and for some us, we could understand how horrible those feelings are. Yamada's and Shiraishi's relationship are pure and strong with lots of love, seeing that both of them save each other from loneliness and that pureness, not just from the relationship but also from the characters themselves, are worth the read.read more
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is one of those mangas you pick up and can't put back down. At first I was not expecting a lot from it; the storyline seemed overplayed and the overall feeling was that I would be reading something cute and nice enough to keep me entertained for a while.
But Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is a lot more than that. Sure, the story is not extremely original, but if there's something that I've learned from life is that it doesn't matter if you're the first to come up with an idea - what matters is if you're the best at portraying that idea. And while Yoshikawa Miki might not be the best out of all the authors, she sure knew what she was doing.
She created lovable characters with very distinct personalities, most of which you will very likely start caring for by the end of the first few chapters. I found myself really living their situations, their achievements and their disappointments, found myself rooting for them like they were great friends of mine. And one great thing about them is that they're not cookie-cutter either. You will get seriously angered by some of them, too, because they will mess up terribly. All of them are given equal screen time, more or less, although of course Yamada is considered the main character and everything revolves around him. What I mean is that all the other characters go through their hardships and own mini stories and Yamada's own life sometimes takes the backstage in such cases.
The story is engaging. Like I said, I couldn't put the manga down because I couldn't wait to find out what was happening next. It has some plot twists that will leave you flabberghasted and others not so much, as they are a bit predictable. But overall, I think the author was very creative and played her cards well. She could have transformed this manga into something very unidimensional and boring. Yet it's clear that she really gave herself to her work. You can feel her dedication in every sentence and every stroke. She also mixed a lot of genres together and didn't really give a preference to just one.
The art is flawless, as far as I can tell, and very emotional. It transpires the mood of the characters completely. I could hear them screaming, feel their tension and the butterflies in their stomach, smile whenever they smiled, feel sad whenever they cried. It's ecchi, of course, so beware if you're not into that kind of thing. I usually am not so seeing as I love this manga, that's something to consider. Maybe because it's not something blatant and overplayed. It's more of an accessory and usually acts like a comic relief more than anything else. It's not gratuitous like in some other mangas, which I enjoy.
Definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a good laugh and looking for a refreshing manga. Ignore the fact that there are storylines like these. Ignore the cheesiness that sometimes takes place. I guarantee you will fall in love with Yamada and the gang in no time.
Beware also of the harem feel in this manga. If you don't like that sort of thing, it will put you off. There is some romance, but not in extreme. So what will happen is that you will be so excited about it everytime it happens, your enjoyment will be off the chart. There will be some yaoi vibes too, although not in the way you'd think. I would approach this manga in a very open-minded way since it is so worth the reading, regardless of these elements.read more
After reading 80 chapters in under 24 hours, I feel that I should write a review on this great manga.
Story: Yamada and the Seven Witches.... The story plot is really sticking to the manga title well. It almost feels like a spoiler actually.
The story and plot is good with nice suspense and twists but occasionally is too straightforward.
Oh there's one more thing you should be mentally prepared before you read this manga. Do NOT be too shocked at a few same-sex kisses. Cos those kinda put me off a bit==.
Art: The art and design is quite good. Quite detailed actually, maybe except where it is Yamada's drawings. Somehow though, some of the character designs look quite similar to some other mangas.
Character: Most of the personalities are consistent within a certain sequence of manga panels. The characters are quite interesting and most of them have depth, since their some history was explored and personalities developed.
However, sometimes there were also huge changes in personalities (although these are explained through events).
Overall, the characters (good and bad) were mostly developed well although there were some inconsistencies at times.
Enjoyment: Lots of comedy, moving moments, romance, suspense etc. etc. I love every moment of reading the manga although sometimes the technicalities of the powers confused me a bit.
Overall: One of the best shounen manga I've read, it has good shounen material and good progression.read more