|Very, very, beautiful, and sometimes clever,||3 out of 3 users found this review helpful.|
Well this has got to be by far one of the best looking anime shows I've seen in a while. Yet Witch Craft Works still felt a bit dry, for all of it's pretty confetti there's an overwhelming Feeling of convention. That feeling for me, comes courtesy of the show's two very bland leads who can't help Coming off as one note and dull. The plot itself is pretty familiar ground so stop me if you heard this one before "An ordinary high school student" meets a chick who is anything but ordinary, quirky humor and eye rolling awkward romance ensues, rinse and repeat for about 12 episodes.
If all that sounds a bit jaded and harsh well I will defend this show on two accounts, first off the production quality here is astounding and even the art design Is way above average, secondly I laughed fairly often, though a lot of the humor leans a bit too much on sheer spazzing, while I could kinda care less about the two main characters, oddly enough it's the supporting witches That I found most amusing, I was especially charmed by the karaoke gag at the end of each episode. High school boy Honoka, spends most of his time in and out of sleep (when awake he's just annoying), and fire witch Kagari, play's the stoic card just a tad heavily, though she at least gets by with a few cleaver dead pan lines here and there. However aside from a few super slick battles the tone is thankfully playful and light, but if you ask me the karaoke witches were star material, they deserve there own show.