It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Witchcraft Works
The main character, Takamiya Honoka, is a regular student whose only problem seems to be that he sits next to Kagari Ayaka, the school’s #1 beauty. They have never crossed words before, and even a small interaction between them results in her fan club beating him. Yet when a falling part of the school’s building is about to send him to the afterlife, it was her that came to his rescue. Except, she was dressed as a witch, using a princess carry to hold him in her arms as she floated on a broom. She continues to protect him using her fire magic until the attempt on his life ends. She tells him it is her mission to protect him, and that now she can finally protect him openly (she used different means to protect him “undercover”).
Why was Takamiya attacked, who asked Kagari to protect him, why does she refer to him as “my princess” and what is her fan club going to do to him now that she will be close to him openly?
This manga has been running since 2010 as what seems to be a bi-monthly schedule. I was actually just introduced to this manga not too long ago under the pretense that more series should have a MC/FeMC character relationship like the one between Takamiya and Kagari. Curious, I decided to check it out to see exactly what kind of relationship the two shared that made this Anon person point it out. Well, I was definitely in for a surprise. Takamiya, as the male, acts exactly like a “princess,” in the fact that he is protected all the time and acts very concerned for Kagari’s well being (despite her overwhelming power). Kagari’s calm, cool demeanor, courage, and determination to protect Takamiya is very knightly. The role reversal is not seen often and if you’re curious (like I was) to see how it pans out, you won’t be disappointed by checking out Witchcraft Works.
It has also been announced as of November 2012 that an anime adaptation has been green-lit.
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