Witchcraft Works vol. 6 by Ryu Mizunagi (a J!-ENT Manga Review)
August 13, 2015 by Dennis Amith
Vol. 6 of “Witchcraft Works” is another exciting volume as we get to see Ayaka and Weekend go to battle! Exciting and action-packed!
Image courtesy of © 2014 Ryu Mizunagi All Rights Reserved.
MANGA TITLE: Witchcraft Works Vol. 6 (ウィッチクラフトワークス)
STORY AND ART BY: Ryu Mizunagi
FIRST PUBLISHED IN JAPAN: Kodansha, Ltd.
PUBLISHED IN USA BY: Vertical Inc.
RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2015
School is out! But the Tougetsu Academy’s closing is not due to a holidy. The whole town is currently under siege, and the campus is at the epicenter of this disaster. Now Honoka and Ayaka have to muster all of their strength to overcome what has been their most confounding foe yet.
Kagari knows that the only way she can protect Takamiya is to take on her enemy, Weekend.
Meanwhile, Takamiya is in the dreamworld, not sure why he is seeing images of the past but one thing’s for certain, if Kagari is going to beat Weekend, he will need to be buy her side.
Find out who wins in Ryu Mizunagi’s vol. 6 of “Witchcraft Works”!
What is “Witchcraft Works”?
In 2010, Ryu Mizunagi’s “Witchcraft Works” was serialized in Kodansha’s “Good! Afternoon” publication. Meanwhile, a 12-episode anime series from J.C. Staff aired on Japanese television in 2014 and was streamed on Crunchyroll.
With a total of eight manga volumes printed in Japan, Vertical has picked up the series and is releasing it in North America.
“Witchcraft Works” revolves around a normal student named Honoka Takamiya. He sits next to Ayaka Kagari, the most popular girl on campus and despite sitting next to her, he has never talked or interacted with her.
And when he does, he is often beaten up by her fanclub.
But one day, Takamiya is attacked by a Tower witch and he is saved by Ayaka Kagari, a Workshop Witch, who reveals to him that she is a witch and her job is to protect him. And it is revealed that the Tower witches are after him for some apparent reason.
But because of the danger he is in, Kagari now spends a lot of time with him, drawing the ire from his fellow classmates and her fan club.
In volume 2, Takamiya becomes an apprentice and tries to learn the basics of witchcraft. But one day, he is attacked by Chronoire Schwarz VI, the Tower Witch for some apparent reason.
Meanwhile, as more Tower Witches try to target both Takamiya and Kagari, Takamiya learns important secrets about his sister and also a family secret that will change his relationship with Kagari.
In volume 3, it’s supposed to be a normal day at school for Takamiya and Kagari but suddenly a building is destroyed and Medusa. What does she want with Takamiya?
But that is not the only person looking for him, so is the faculty adviser, Mr. Mikage, who explains the importance of Kagari.
Seeing how Takamiya will always be a target, there is one way to prevent it happening at school and Kagari has a plan to make that happen!
In volume 5, all hell has broken out as witches take on other witches, while the head of the Academy, Kagane (Kagari’s mother) has been kidnapped and is now powerless due to overusing her power. But as Weekend tries her best to search for Takamiya, can Kagari protect him?
In volume 6, in order to protect Takamiya, Kagari knows she must take on Weekend one-on-one. Who will win between these two powerful witches?
Meanwhile, Takamiya is unconscious and is in the dream world.
“Witchcraft Works” is a fascinating, humorous and fun manga series from Ryu Mizunagi.
The manga showcases Takamiya, a normal guy who is often protected by a witch named Ayaka and of course, she happens to be gorgeous, well-endowed and very powerful.
And while Takamiya is often the target of Tower Witches for some apparent reason, there are major revelations in regards to Takamiya’s sister and also his mother that will definitely change things for the series and will probably bring Takamiya and Ayaka much more closer together, to the chagrin of many of their classmates.
But now, all things have come to a head as Takamiya and Ayaka are once again in trouble as Weekend has kidnapped Kagane and has detonated bombs around the city and chaos has taken over.
With Ayaka wanting to protect Takamiya and to prevent him from using his power (which could lead to the end of the world), Ayaka goes to take on Weekend by herself.
But is Ayaka ready to take on Weekend? Especially if she has more bombs around the city and is threatening to detonate them?
The artwork by Mizunagi is very good with many characters and good use of closeups and action sequences. But also, I like how he is able to bring out emotion and action through each panel.
Overall, vol. 6 of “Witchcraft Works” is another exciting volume as we get to see Ayaka and Weekend go to battle!
If you are looking for a fun, sci-fi, action-packed manga series, definitely give Ryu Mizunagi’s “Witchcraft Work” a try!
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