Anime Release: Witch Craft Works OVA

Witch Craft Works title

Need some more witch activity in your life? You’re in luck because the OVA for Witch Craft Works has been released.

It’s been a year since the 12-episode drama/comedy series based on the manga came out, so here’s a bit of info for the unfamiliar.

Honoka Takamiya is your average high school student who has the (mis)fortune of sitting next to Ayaka Kagari, the most elegant and popular girl in school, and no matter what he does (or doesn’t do since they never talk), he cannot escape the wrath of those who idolize her. One day, when a falling building puts his life in danger, she saves him and reveals herself as a powerful witch dedicated to protecting him. It turns out he’s popular, too, but only among a faction of witches who want him for the hidden power within his body. Therefore, to better fulfill her duty, she vows to stay close to him, no matter how much trouble it causes.

Kasumi's friend asks her where babies come from

The OVA itself is a light-hearted side story that doesn’t focus on Honoka or Ayaka but rather on Honoka’s little sister, Kasumi, and how her life has been affected by all the mayhem going on. It’s not easy for her, but she’s not going down without a fight, even if she has to bring out an army of stuffed animals (or one giant one). It’s mostly played for laughs, so it’s all in good fun.

Here’s hoping a second season is announced sometime because this witchcraft definitely works.

Note for Series Newcomers: There are one or two relatively minor spoilers in the OVA, but if that doesn’t bother you, check it out to see if you might be interested in watching the show.

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