Top 5 best witchy manga you can read right now

You gotta love a good witch. In anime and manga, they’re kind of like the cousins of magical girls, though the latter is much more popular than the former. In a literal sense, they are magical girls; witch-centred manga can often emulate similar shojo-ish themes, but are usually quite different in terms of tone and worldbuilding.

If you’re looking to get into the Halloween spirit a bit early, or if you just want to avoid re-reading the Harry Potter series again, you’ll love these witchy manga titles.

Flying Witch

Flying Witch

Young witch Makoto moves to Hirosaki as part of her apprenticeship, alongside her trusty black cat Chito, though she has to attend an ordinary and decidedly non-magic high school. The manga follows her everyday life as she grows into a full-fledged witch with the help of her family and friends.

If you’re looking for a slice-of-life witch story, this is the one for you. Flying Witch is an incredibly sweet and heartfelt manga that focuses on people overcoming their differences and finding true friendships.

The first volume of the ongoing manga can be found here!

5 Seconds Before A Witch Falls In Love

5 seconds before the witch falls in love

An enemies-to-lovers yuri witch rom-com? Clear my schedule.

Originally created as a series of one-shots, this unforgettable manga follows the delinquent witch Meg as she makes trouble for her nemesis Lilith, the witch hunter. But when Meg accidentally turns Lilith into a cat, it’s her turn to be the responsible one.

Though the story is a bit choppier than what you’d expect from a serialized manga, lovers of magical lesbians are going to want to read this. Check it out for yourself!

Witchcraft Works

Witchcraft works

Honoka is an average high-school student who is constantly plagued by the presence of queen bee Ayaka and her fan club. But when the mysterious witch who saves his life is no other than Ayaka herself, their relationship begins to change.

As the two begin to work together and protect each other, they soon find that their lives have become inextricably intertwined. This manga is a whole lot of fun, with interesting lore, loveable characters and intimate romance. Check out the first volume here!

Soul Eater

Soul Eater
You can spot Blair, the most fanservice-y witch there ever was, in the top left.

Soul Eater isn’t necessarily a manga about witches, but it definitely has more witches than you can shake a stick at. The students of the Death Weapon Meister Academy hunt them down to use their souls, which have special properties that can make or break one’s academic career. Getting hold of one is no small task, though – they’re incredibly strong, move in factions, and have fought with humans for a very long time.

If you’ve never come across Soul Eater before, I haven’t even scratched the surface – witches are probably the least wacky thing in its world. The manga is complete, and its first volume can be found here.

Witch Hat Atelier

Witch Hat Atelier

I’m completely obsessed with Witch Hat Atelier, an ongoing manga written and drawn by the incomparable Karmome Shirahama. It’s one of my favourite manga of all time, and the reason for this list.

Coco, a girl who has long admired witches from a far, gets the chance to become one herself under the guidance of the kind male witch Qifrey, even though she has been taught that magic is a hereditary trait. Once she finally becomes a part of this fantastical world, however, she finds that things aren’t as simple as they appear.

With a kick-ass (and incredibly thought-out) magic system, orgasmic artwork and a wealth of fictional husbands to choose from, you just can’t go wrong with Witch Hat Atelier. Check out the first volume for yourself here!

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