Witch Craft Works Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on Dec. 23, 2013. Last post by takashichea 7 months, 1 week ago.
Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Welcome to the Witch Craft Works discussion thread.
Come here to chat about the latest episodes, the characters, plot, or the series in general.

Genre: Action, Supernatural, Romance
Produced by: J.C. Staff

Plot: Honoka knows his classmate Ayaka is talented in both the pen and the sword, attractive in face and figure, and that everyone at school calls her the Princess. When he gets himself involved in the "Witch of the Tower" incident one day after school, however, he learns she is also a witch sent to protect him. From then on, his ordinary school life is completely turned upside down, as he discovers that most of his classmates are not what they seem.
— ANN

Watch Online: Crunchyroll

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Post by Marshal Victory (2,440 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Seen the 1st episode of this an gotta say I like it. It's comedy but the main character seems to be the straight man. An every thing is the joke. Good animation an some role reversals. Promising series for me at least.

Post by Daniel_Newton (3,238 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Added to the discussion directory!

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Crunchyroll has this show on simulcast. I think it was delayed. I gave it a try after seeing Marshal and DocHaus was interested in it and because of the Dudes in Distress! project.

I think I like this show. I'll continue following it.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,440 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea: Good glad ya looking at this.I think it could be a good series.Its silly enuff to be fun an over the top just enuff not to be to far over the top.I like how Ayaka Kagari is the no nonsence terminator like body guard.She just kicks but an protects Honoka Takamiya who gets to fill the nomral role of damsel in distress.Tho this 2nd week episode looks like hes gona try to learn some magic.

It has the makings of a good series. To early to judge by far but i like what im seeing so far.Good animation with a decent illustration style.Story thats bit difrent with good mix of silly an off humor.

Post by SpeedForceSpider (5,039 posts) See mini bio Level 15

I really enjoyed the first two episodes. They really brought out the magic that was in the manga. Solid animation and sound as well.

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Yeah, I'm hooked on the series. Though, I wonder if it's a harem series because there is a lot of female characters. I know most witches are girls on this show. Unlike Tsukune from Rosario Vampire, Honoka actually rose up to the challenge and take some training.

Post by DocHaus (935 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@takashichea: Not really a harem series, considering there's only one girl who loves Takamiya in that way, maybe two if you count Ayaka seeing herself as more than a bodyguard. The rest just want to get his "white stuff" and are trying to kill him just to get it, or are just doing their own witchy things.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,440 posts) See mini bio Level 13

They used alot of cgi in the 3rd one but it was not to out of place or style of the animaiton. This is a fun series an they made fun of Harry Potter!

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@DocHaus:

Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the clarification. I'll upload the episode screenshots for you. Haven't had the time to watch past episode 1 since school started this week. If you need help, shoot me a PM.

The rest just want to get his "white stuff" and are trying to kill him just to get it,

Wow, he must be special.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,440 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@SpeedForceSpider: I'm at the 4th episode now. Is it still close to the manga? Its got a epicly absurd fights that still feel fun tho mostly one sided.

@takashichea: I genraly enjoy most stuff J.C.Staff animates. This is something special. Animation is crisp ,clean an stylish. Even the cgi doesnt take to much away from the style of the show. An the story is role reversals with half twists an silly vilians. May be my favorite "fun" series as its not dark at all no matter how hard the bad witchs try.

Also yes hes special an for some reason when they want your white stuff its a bad thing. No good comes from being to popular i supose.

@DocHaus: Ya enjoying this series to?

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

I can't remember when I stopped. I got to the part where Ayaka went all Hell Fire Green on that Tower Witch during that bus scene. I'm enjoying it so far. Ayaka and Honoka, I'm warming towards them.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,119 posts) See mini bio Level 21

I saw all four episodes so far. I thought it wasn't going to be fun and piss me off, but I was mistaken. Some of the tower witches were also fun to watch (Honoka's sis can still eat a bowl of Ghost Chilli Peppers, though.)

Post by SpeedForceSpider (5,039 posts) See mini bio Level 15
Really enjoyed the fourth episode as well. I think this show has gotten a lot of bad rep at first. Luckily, I've read the manga so I know what's up.
Post by Marshal Victory (2,440 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@Bigheart711: The sister might be why its listed on some sites as a harem. Shes got a brotherly crush thats not normal.

@SpeedForceSpider: So it is folowing the manga pretty close? Cause the show feels like a manga that came to life with increadable animation. I dont want to read the manga now since the show is ongoing. But later will take a look.

@takashichea: Fith episde was awsome. Nomraly I like most every thing J.C Staff does. But on this they have really pulled out all the stops. The animation is increadable. The backgrounds are vivid an detailed an over all design is top teir. Just have to stop or ill sound even more fan boy like. But just really impressed with this show over all. Especialy since really did not expect much from it.

Belive its the sister thats caused the harem flag to be attached on some sites. But then again thats a often missused gene tag to. Almost as often as fan service. Which im surprised that wount be attached to this show even tho they are more often than not covered from head to toe.

Post by SpeedForceSpider (5,039 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Marshal Victory: You shouldn't have to the anime is pretty well adapted although it kinda feels rushed.

Post by takashichea (13,307 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Marshal Victory:

That explains it. His little sister and Ayaka are vying for his love.

I feel that most folks make that harem assumption because there is a large female cast and a prominent male character who is a protagonist. There hasn't been anime series that had those features without that harem tag. For anime series with a large male cast and a prominent female cast, it's actually quite common.

  • Fruit Basket - it's not a reverse harem more like a love triangle. I could be wrong since I haven't watch Fruit Basket
  • Vampire Knight - We have a few female characters, but they're so minor. While the other woman serves as the antagonist.
  • Sailor Moon? - Nah, it was a weird show. Tuxedo Man was an outlier.

Oh crap, I can't think of series that have a large male cast with a prominent female character that are not reverse harem.

Post by Marshal Victory (2,440 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@takashichea:

Fairy tale? Heck Naruto even. Psyco Pass ? Hmm Magi cause cant see Morgana as a minor character my self. Jormangund , Black Lagoon. They are out there . Shonen will have that alot more an treated actualy more maturely than say slice of life/ romance shows oddly enuff.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,177 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Really enjoyed this image

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,177 posts) See mini bio Level 12

Think I should take up the manga?

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