As far as anime is concerned, there are various genres and subgenres that you can enjoy, based on your preferences. Whether you want something more realistic or completely fantastic, anime will deliver. You just have to know where to look. Witch anime is not actually a specific subgenre of anime but witches are a recurring motif and they certainly have a following among the fans.
This list is going to include a total of 65 anime series which fit into the witch anime genre. They’re going to be ranked from 65th to 1st place, based on their overall quality and cultural impact. You’re going to get some basic production information and plot details on each of them.
Best Witch Anime
This list of the best witch anime series is a very long one and a very diverse one as well. We’re going to include different titles, both older and newer, some of which are focused exclusively on witches, while others have witches as secondary characters. The latter are, of course, going to be ranked lower on the list, as the main criterium of this list is the representation and portrayal of witches and not the general quality of the show.
65. Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode
Original Run: February 5, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Created By: Izumi Todo
Ichika Usami is a junior high school girl who loves baking. As she prepares a cake for her mother who is about to return home from abroad, she is interrupted by a fairy, Pekorin. She explains that monsters in search of a special energy contained in sweets, called Kirakiraru, transform these into disgusting black things to increase their power.
Ichika doesn’t want that to happen to her cake as well because she wants to finish it before her mother returns, and her desire makes her turn into a Pretty Cure, Cure Whip.
Joined by a passion for sweets, she is joined by the shy and intelligent Himari Arisugawa (Cure Custard), the aspiring rock singer Aoi Tategami (Cure Gelato), the elegant Yukari Kotozume (Cure Macaron) and the masculine Akira Kenjo (Cure Chocolat) and together they open the Kirakira Pâtisserie, determined to protect the Kirakiraru energy from enemies and bring happiness through their creations.
During the series the famous pastry chef from France, Ciel Kirahoshi (Cure Parfait) joins the team.
64. HUGtto! PreCure
Original Run: February 4, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Created By: Izumi Todo
Hana Nono, a 13-year-old girl who longs to be seen as an adult, begins her high school year when she hurries in a hurry. While trying to go to school, she encountered a strange baby named Hug-tan and a hamster-like fairy named Harryham Harry who had appeared out of the sky. But in the middle of the encounter, Hana learned from them that they were being pursued by the Criasu Corporation, which wants the Mirai crystal from Hug-tan (Mirai Crystal), with one of his subordinates to catch them.
Hana’s desire to protect Hug-tan has awakened her inner potential as her own Mirai Crystal appears, which transforms her into Cure Yell. Together with Saaya, Homare and later joined by Emiru and Ruru, they form the HUGtto team! PreCure in the hope of protecting the future of the people of Criasu Company.
63. DokiDoki! PreCure
Original Run: February 3, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Created By: Izumi Todo
Mana Aida, President of the second year students at Ōgai College, enjoys helping others. However, during a visit to the Clover Tower, a monster appears! These are the selfish who launch an assault on Earth after destroying the Trump Kingdom! Without paying attention, Mana takes part in the fight between Cure Sword and the Jikochū monsters.
She meets the fairy Sharuru and activates the Cure Lovies! Mana becomes Cure Heart! With the help of her childhood friends Rikka (Cure Diamond), Alice (Cure Rosetta) and the mysterious Cure Sword, Mana protects Earth from selfish people while trying to save the Trump Kingdom!
62. HappinessCharge PreCure!
Original Run: February 2, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Created By: Izumi Todo
The world is overwhelmed! The Phantom Empire wants to destroy all good feelings and plunge the universe into an aura of hatred, sadness and despair! Fortunately Blue, the God of Earth, has enabled young girls to become Precures, fighters of light and goodness, they will fight against the generals of the Phantom Empire across the world in a conflict of global scale where the Precures fight against the Saiark, condensed of hatred and despair.
But the Precures are slowly giving way, especially in Pigarikora, a small Japanese town where Cure Princess fights with the energy of despair despite his many defeats and his phobia of the Saiark. Living in the Embassy of the Kingdom of Blue Sky, the young princess is in despair because not only does she not manage to stop the invasion but also because it is she who opened the box which contained all the generals of the Empire and thus brought the kingdom of Blue Sky to its demise.
61. Star☆Twinkle PreCure
Original Run: February 3, 2019 – January 26, 2020
Created By: Izumi Todo
The “Starry Sky World” is home to the twelve Star Princess which are based on the signs of the zodiac and maintain order in the universe. But when the Notraiders attack the Star Palace, the princesses disperse throughout the universe as the Princess Star Color Pens.
Seeking to revive the princesses and prevent the universe from being consumed in darkness, the aliens Lala and Prunce travel with the fairy Fuwa to the town of Mihoshi on Earth where they meet Hikaru Hoshina, a young girl overflowing with ‘imagination.
Upon receiving a Star Color pendant and one of the Star Color pens, Hikaru transforms into the legendary PreCure, Cure Star. Joined by Lala and two other daughters, Elena and Madoka, as well as the shapeshifter alien, Yuni, Hikaru leads the Star Twinkle PreCure as they seek to revive the Star Princess and fight against the Notraides.
60. Go! Princess PreCure
Original Run: February 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Created By: Izumi Todo
Haruka Haruno is a freshman girl from the prestigious Noble Academy, where she enrolled in the hope of one day fulfilling her dream: to become a princess, or rather have the qualities, like the protagonist of her favorite fairy tale. One day, Haruka meets two fairies, Pafu and Aroma, fleeing the Hope Kingdom, now conquered by the evil Dyspear, the witch of despair at the head of the Dysdarks, intent on imprisoning everyone’s dreams behind the Door of Dreams.
When attacked, Haruka manages to transform herself into Cure Flora, the Flower Princess, using the Dress-Up Key given to her years earlier by Kanata, the prince of the Hope Kingdom. Together with the mature Minami Kaido (Cure Mermaid) and the famous model Kirara Amanogawa (Cure Twinkle), the three Pretty Cures must collect the twelve Dress-Up Keys to open the Door of Dreams and thus free the dreams imprisoned by the evil ones, managing to become Grand Princess.
Over the course of the series they are also joined by a fourth warrior: Towa Akagi (Cure Scarlet), who had previously fought against them as Twilight.
59. Smile PreCure!
Original Run: February 5, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Created By: Izumi Todo
Miyuki a teenager arrives at a new college. On the way, she hears a noise. Right after, a cute little white creature straight out of a book stumbles upon him and says her name is Candy, a pixie from the fairy tale realm of Mârchenland. Thanks to her, Miyuki will be able to become Cure Happy, a legendary warrior who fights the villains of the Bad End kingdom who want to erase all smiles from the world and resurrect their leader: the infamous Emperor Pierrot.
Miyuki will become friends with Akane, Yayoi, Nao and Reika who will also become Precures in order to recover all the Precure Strass which will save the queen of Mârchenland, who has the power to defeat Pierrot. In the western adaptation, Miyuki is named Emily and has a premonitory dream about the events of the series at the start of the first episode. So she knows straight away that she is destined to become a legendary warrior.
58. Suite PreCure♪
Original Run: February 6, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Created By: Izumi Todo
In Major Land, Queen Aphrodite organizes an annual concert in which the “Melody of Happiness” is played in order to spread happiness throughout the world. However, an evil man from Minor Land named Mephisto steals the legendary sheet music so that it can be changed so that it plays the “Melody of Despair” instead, spreading sadness across the world.
Before everything escalates, Aphrodite manages to disperse the notes that make up the legendary score in the human world and sends a fairy named Hummy to Earth in the town of Kanon in order to retrieve them. In this small town, two teenage girls, each with a strong but opposing character, are always ready to argue. Hibiki is a born sportswoman while Kanade is an outstanding cook.
Although they were early childhood friends, a misunderstanding tarnished their friendship. However, problems quickly follow one another until the two teenage girls meet Hummy who chooses them to become the new Suite Precures in order to recover the missing Notes and protect everyone’s happiness while fighting the members of Minor Land. and their Negatones.
57. HeartCatch PreCure!
Original Run: February 7, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Created By: Izumi Todo
Cure Moonlight, the protector of the Tree of Hearts has just been beaten by Dark Precure who took a piece of her precure seed. Shypre and Coffret are responsible for finding new PreCure. Tsubomi is a young girl, shy by nature, who has just moved. Tsubomi saw Cure Moonlight’s final fight in a dream. She therefore integrates a new college and believes that she will change her nature.
However, in her class, she meets a young girl who is extroverted and attracted to fashion: Erika. The two college girls will soon befriend. But now two little fairies Shypre and Coffret arrive in their world and make them Pretty Cures. They will therefore have to fight the Apostles of the Desert who want to harm the Tree of Hearts.
56. Fresh Pretty Cure!
Original Run: February 1, 2009 – January 31, 2010
Created By: Izumi Todo
Love Momozono, a dynamic young girl, who is offered by her mother a ticket for the concert of her idol: Miyuki from the group Trinity. During the concert, a young girl posing as Eas calls on a Nakewameke, who attacks the hall. It is by wanting to save Miyuki that Love will transform into Cure Peach, a legendary Precure warrior.
Along with her allies Cure Berry and Cure Pine, they will have to fight against “Labyrinth” who want to control the world and suppress all free will by filling the despair gauge with the human feeling of hopelessness. During their fights, the Precures will face Westar, Soular and Eas as well as Moebus, the leader of the Labyrinth, but also the Nakewameke.
55. Yes! PreCure 5
Original Run: February 4, 2007 – January 25, 2009
Created By: Izumi Todo
Nozomi Yumehara, a simple college student, discovers in the library of her school a book called Dream Collet and a little later a magical creature (from the Palmier Kingdom) whose name is Coco was being chased by a huge monster. Nozomi decides to help Coco destroy this monster and transforms into Pretty Cure.
Once the monster is defeated, Nozomi also decides to help Coco rebuild her kingdom, which was destroyed by an organization called The Nightmare Company. The only way to rebuild this kingdom would be to complete the Dream Collet by finding the 55 Pinkies. She also meets other students Rin Natsuki, Urara Kasugano, Komachi Akimoto and Karen Minazuki who also become “Precure”.
54. Futari wa Pretty Cure
Original Run: February 1, 2004 – January 28, 2007
Created By: Izumi Todo
The first story revolves around two girls, Misumi Nagisa and Yukishiro Honoka, who meet Mipple and Mepple, two fairies from the Garden of Light. These fairies empower them to fight against the forces of Dark Zone: a dimension of evil that has invaded the Garden of Light and where the Earth is now doing the same in Rainbow Garden.
The series’ initial quest was for Cure Black and Cure White to seek out the Prism Stones, and place them in the Prisl Hopish. The Hopish is protected by the Guardian, Wisdom. Once they discover all of the Prism Stones, their powers lead them to the Garden of Light, where the damage done by the Dark Zone is erased by the power of the Prism Stones. Later in the series, Porun, the Prince of the Garden of Light gives the Pretty Cures a new power, Rainbow Bracelets to defeat Dark King.
53. Flower Witch Mary Bell
Original Run: February 3, 1992 – January 18, 1993
Yuuri and Ken are two siblings living in the port town of Sunny Bell, where their parents have recently moved and opened a flower shop. From their neighbour Rose, they receive the Mary Bell picture book, a story about two children who get lost in the woods and get help from a magical girl named Mary Bell. Together, the children wish Mary Bell were there to help their parents’ struggling flower shop.
Suddenly, Mary Bell appears before them, introducing herself and her partner Tambourine from Seelie Court and agreeing to help them with magic. Over the course of the series, Mary Bell, Ken, Yuuri, a dog named Ribbon, and the others have many adventures both in Sunny Bell and in the world of flower magic, Mary Bell’s home.
In the series finale, the Sacred Tree of the Flower Magic World comes to Sunny Bell to destroy all the plants on Earth, believing that this is necessary to stop humans from harming them. Mary Bell and the townspeople are able to convince him not to do this, and Mary Bell decides to stay on Earth and help the humans with magic, even though her goal (to collect people’s dreams by helping them) has already been accomplished.
52. Soul Eater Not!
Original Run: April 8, 2014 – July 2, 2014
Created By: Masakazu Hashimoto
The story begins a year before the events of Soul Eater: 14-year-old Tsugumi Harudori arrives in Death City to begin his new life as a student of Shibusen and develop his powers as a weapon. There she will meet many personalities such as Meme, a Meister suffering from amnesic disorders, and Anya, a Meister with a capricious and proud temperament, who will become her best friends. Other protagonists will join in the joyous but crazy life of these three friends.
51. Magimoji Rurumo
Original Run: July 9, 2014 – September 24, 2014
Episodes: 12 + 2 OVA
Created By: Wataru Watanabe
Shibaki is a high school boy whose only interest is girls. Except he’s been rated the kinkiest boy in school and the girls avoid him like the plague. One day he finds a book in the library on how to summon witches. He tries it as a joke, but it turns out to be real. An apprentice witch named Rurumo appears to grant her a wish.
Shibaki helps Rurumo and she in return refuses to take her soul. When the story begins, Shibaki wishes that he could see Rurumo again. His wishes are immediately granted when Rurumo falls from the sky and crashes in front of him. He discovers that, as punishment for not taking her soul, she has been arrested by an apprentice witch. Now, he must complete the task of making Shibaki use 666 magical wish-granting tickets before she can become a witch again.
50. Rosario + Vampire
Original Run: January 3, 2008 –December 24, 2008
Created By: Akihisa Ikeda
Tsukune Aono is an unremarkable young boy who unfortunately failed all the high school entrance exams. By pure chance, his father finds an advertisement for Yokai High School, the High School for Monsters. It is there that he meets Moka Akashiya, an angelic-looking young girl who actually hides a split personality and very powerful vampire powers (S-class monsters).
His powers are revealed when the rosary adorning his neck is torn off. Thanks to Moka’s powers, both will fight several monsters. Later, Tsukune and Moka will meet the succubus Kurumu Kurono and Yukari Sendo, a gifted little witch. Ginei Morioka is the president of the journalism club, a werewolf (S-class monster) nicknamed “Gin”.
49. Brave Witches
Original Run: October 6, 2016 – August 25, 2017
Episodes: 12 + OVA
Created By: Masaya Fujimori
1939. Mankind was confronted with the sudden appearance of a mysterious enemy. They called him the Neuroi. In the blink of an eye, the Neuroi successfully invaded most of Europe, destroying the homes of many and conquering entire nations. To fight the Neuroi, humanity developed a new weapon, the Flying Striker Units, which could only be used by witches – girls with magical powers.
Witches from all over the world gathered to use these Striker Units against the Neuroi. A unit of these witches was formed: the 502nd Joint Fighter Squadron of the Allied Forces, called the Brave Witches.
48. Magical Princess Minky Momo
Original Run: March 18, 1982 – December 23, 1992
Episodes: 125 + 3 specials
Created By: Takeshi Shudo
In the first series, Gigi is the princess of the Neverland of Fenarinarsa, “The dreamland of heaven”. Fenarinarsa is the home of all imaginary and fairy-tale characters, but it is threatened with extinction as the inhabitants of Earth have lost their dreams and hopes. The King and Queen of Fenarinarsa, therefore, send their daughter to Earth to help humans find their dreams.
Gigi settles in an “adoptive” family on Earth, accompanied by three companions having the appearance of a dog (Sindbook), a round monkey (Mocha), and a bird (Pipil). Gigi is a little girl of around twelve who possesses several magical powers, the most important of which allows her to transform into a young girl in her twenties with new skills.
47. Nurse Angel Ririka SOS
Original Run: July 7, 1995 – March 8, 1996
Created By: July 7, 1995 – March 8, 1996
Ririka Moriya is a 10-year-old girl who divides herself between the school and the small hospital of Seiya Uzaki’s father, where she now knows everyone, from the staff to the patients, with whom she has a deep friendship. One day in her institute, Kanō arrives, a new student with a mysterious and fascinating air who does not take long to make many students fall in love with him, including Ririka.
46. Eko Eko Azarak
Original Run: January 30, 2007
Episodes: 1 (OVA)
Created By: Shinichi Koga
Misa, apparently an exceptional student and idol of her class, is a young witch who goes from school to school using black magic to enact chaotic and brutal justice. Along the way, her strange past is revealed.
45. Majokko Tsukune-chan
Original Run: August 24, 2005 – January 25, 2006
Episodes: 6 (OVA)
Created By: Hiroaki Magari
In the first part, the king mails himself to Tsukune, as he has been threatened by the Daimauo (meaning “Great Devil”). The delivery boy then reveals himself as the Daimauo and turns the king into a frog. In retaliation, Tsukune places a bad luck curse on the Daimauo: he gets lost, loses his wallet and keys, steps in dog mess, and his castle burns down.
44. Lapis Re:LiGHTs
Original Run: July 4, 2020 – September 19, 2020
Created By: Hiroyuki Hata
The show, which is conceived by Hajime Asano, combines influences from the genres of idol, magical girl, and fantasy. Girls who are able to use magic are known as witches. The magical energy is generated by the emotions of all people. Witches are able to collect and concentrate this energy through concerts – known as orchestras.
43. Persia, the Magic Fairy
Original Run: July 6, 1984 – May 31, 1985
Created By: Takashi Anno
Vanessa is an eleven-year-old girl who grew up with wild animals, like Simbad the lion, in the Serengeti Plain of Africa, wearing only leopard skin. The twins Lionel and Jacquot and their grandfather Gontrand bring Vanessa back to Japan, to join her parents Nadia and Marc who run a grocery store. But the plane has an accident and Vanessa finds herself in a fairyland.
42. Kuromajo-san ga Toru!!
Original Run: April 4, 2012 – February 19, 2014
Created By: Hiroshi Ishizaki
While playing with her friends in an esoteric experiment to find out which girl a companion likes, Chiyoko “Choco” Kurotori attempts to summon the messenger of love, Cupid. However, at the moment of the invocation the girl has a stuffy nose and instead of invoking “Cupid”, “Gyupid”, a black witch with a good heart, is invoked, who decides to train Chiyoko to become a black witch too.
41. Mami the Psychic
Original Run: April 7, 1987 – October 26, 1989
Episodes: 119 + 1 special
Created By: Fujiko F. Fujio
This anime tells the story of Mami, a fourteen-year-old girl from Tokyo who realizes that she has extra-sensory powers: telepathy and psychokinesis among others, which she will use to help ordinary people in difficulty. Accompanied by her tanuki, Ratinou, and her best friend, Kazuo, she experiences adventures which, in a light tone, deal with social problems in Japan such as suicide or ecology.
40. Sally the Witch
Original Run: December 5, 1966 – September 23, 1991
Created By: Mitsuteru Yokoyama
Sally befriended Patricia and Elisa, Earth girls. It is the day of her coronation as the queen that she will have to abandon her friends and never return to Earth. Sally, not agreeing, flees the kingdom and arrives on Earth at the time of an accident.
His mother, aware of his departure, accepts this decision in exchange for erasing all the memories of the land of dreams and of his family. He will thus remake the links that she has forged before and decide to settle on Earth. She built a sort of witch’s castle there for her house.
Original Run: January 3, 2006 – March 28, 2006
Created By: Takeaki Momose
Haruo Yoshikawa is an ordinary student who one day sees a beautiful girl across the street and then loses sight of her soon after. But the girl is real and soon he finds her at her house intent on carrying out the functions of a housekeeper with the excuse of paying for her studies.
In reality, Ayumi Mamiya, this is the girl’s name, comes from the magical world and has appeared on Earth to finally break the curse that was placed on her as a child, and to do so she needs Haruo’s help.
38. Magical Angel Sweet Mint
Original Run: May 2, 1990 – March 27, 1991
Created By: Jūtarō Ōba
Dolceluna, princess of the kingdom of magic, on her twelfth birthday is sent to Earth by the will of King Felice and Queen Lilly, her parents, to bring dreams back to humans in order to save the kingdom from destruction.
She is welcomed by Aunt Tilde who has moved to Earth for several years, where she runs a small shop called Happy Shop. Here, Dolceluna, followed by her faithful mascot, the blue penguin Cippi, meets many friends, in particular Leo and Gaia, two boys who, together with little Pepito, are the only ones who know Dolceluna’s secret.
37. Majokko Megu-chan
Original Run: April 1, 1974 – September 29, 1975
Created By: Shingo Araki, Yugo Serikawa
Without the world noticing, the selection is underway on Earth to elect who will become the future Queen of the Witches (their kingdom is on another planet). The favorite candidates are Bia and Noa, two young witches who compete every day to get this very important title.
The series begins with the nice scene of Bia “descending” to Earth: waiting for her to help her in her apprenticeship is Mammy, who works small and innocent magic on loved ones to make them believe that Bia is part of the family.
36. Lalabel, the Magical Girl
Original Run: February 15, 1980 – February 27, 1981
Created By: Hiroshi Shidara
In an attempt to stop Biscus from stealing magical items, Lalabel falls with him into the world of humans. Unable to return to the world of magic, Lalabel is adopted by the Tachibana, an elderly couple, on the condition that her true identity is kept secret.
Here she will immediately make friends with Teko and Toko and meet other people. While Lalabel learns about the uses and customs of the human world, she has to contend with Biscus and Ochiba who are always ready to rob or swindle others for the sole purpose of giving Biscus the chance to gorge on noodles.
Original Run: August 24, 1992 – July 16, 1993
Created By: Masuji Harada, Takashi Yui
After Yadamon makes a mistake in the magic forest, the main character’s mother exiles her into the human world. She does this not only to teach her daughter a lesson, but she has a huge passion for human magazines and books.
Mom periodically monitors Yadamon, because she always gets into problematic situations, falling asleep at any moment. The world has become modern, full of megacities and new technologies. In addition, many animals became extinct. Yadamon finds an islet where he is going to recreate extinct animal species.
34. Rental Magica
Original Run: October 7, 2007 – March 23, 2008
Created By: Makoto Sanda
Following the mysterious disappearance of his father, the young and inexperienced Itsuki Iba is forced to take the helm of the family business, Astral. Astral is a magical delivery company, which is in charge of sending wizards or magical creatures to anyone who requests magical help.
However Itsuki, unlike his father, in addition to not being endowed with any magical power, is also a fearful person and this puts him in a bad light with the employees of Astral. In addition to his employees, Itsuki will also have to contend with those who threaten the family business.
33. Goblin Slayer
Original Run: October 7, 2018 – present
Created By: Kumo Kagyu
An inexperienced young priestess who has joined the Guild joins a group of novice adventurers, but her first quest turns into a nightmare when the rest of her team is slaughtered by Goblins: she owes her salvation only to a mysterious man in armor, the “Goblin Slayer”, an adventurer whose one and only objective is the eradication of these creatures.
32. Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
Original Run: April 4, 2016 – March 24, 2021
Created By: Tappei Nagatsuki
One day, leaving a convenience store, a Japanese high school student in a tracksuit named Subaru Natsuki is transported to a parallel world without any explanation. While trying to make his mark in this new world, Subaru is attacked by a band of bandits.
On the verge of death, he is saved by a silver-haired half-elf named “Satela,” accompanied by a cat-like spirit, Pack. To reciprocate, he decides to help her with her daily chores, including finding the badge that was stolen by Felt.
31. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
Release Date: November 23, 2013
Running Time: 91 minutes
Created By: Hideki Kamiya
Bloody Fate adapts the same story from the original video game and the same characters appear, with some small modifications in the order in which some events happen. After waking up from 500 years of slumber at the bottom of a lake without remembering anything of her life before hers, the witch Bayonetta embarks on a journey to re-discover her identity and her past.
Fighting the hordes of angels that stand in her way, Bayonetta’s journey takes her to the isolated European city of Vigrid, where she is faced with faces from her past and a mystery regarding the Eyes of the World.
30. Urara Meirocho
Original Run: January 5, 2017 – March 23, 2017
Created By: Harikamo
Meirochou is a city full of fortune tellers known as Uraras, who specialize in different forms of divination. Chiya, a girl who was raised in the forest, comes to Meirochou looking for her mother’s whereabouts. Along with three other interns Urara, Koume, Kon and Nono, Chiya aims to become the highest ranked Urara in order to enlist the help of the legendary Urara and find her mother.
29. Izetta: The Last Witch
Original Run: October 1, 2016 – December 17, 2016
Created By: Masaya Fujimori
The story takes place in an alternative Europe and begins in 1939, when the totalitarian empire of Germany starts a campaign of conquest that leads it to subdue more than half of Western Europe in a few months.
In a desperate attempt to defend her country, Princess Finé, heir to the small kingdom of Eylstadt (located in the Austrian Tyrol area), finds herself accidentally awakening Izetta, the presumed last witch left in the world, endowed with such power as to determine from only the fate of the conflict.
28. Iroduku: The World in Colors
Original Run: October 6, 2018 – December 29, 2018
Created By: Natsuka Yashio
In 2078, Hitomi Tsukishiro is a girl from a family of wizards who lost the ability to see colors when she lost the people she cared about most. Not wanting to see her suffer like this anymore, Hitomi’s grandmother, Kohaku Tsukishiro, sends her granddaughter into the past 60 years earlier to let her meet her seventeen-year-old herself in 2018.
Here, Hitomi will begin a path of personal growth thanks to the help of her parents. new friends, which will lead her to rediscover the true colors of the world.
27. I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Original Run: October 2, 2020 – September 25, 2021
Created By: Naoki Yamakawa
The ninth grader, Yusuke Yotsuya, is a practical boy with no friends and is not a member of any club. But one day, he and two classmates are transported to another world where they must work together to survive. Yotsuya is a “lone wolf” and has always lived his life satisfying himself, but how will that work now that he is a hero?
26. Little Witch Academia
Original Run: January 9, 2017 – June 26, 2017
Created By: Yoh Yoshinari
Ever since Atsuko Kagari attended a Shiny Chariot witch magic show as a child, she has had only one dream: to become a witch to make people happy. Having grown older than her, Akko can finally enroll in Luna Nova Magical Academy, a school for young witches where from that moment she spends her days together with her classmates and roommates, Lotte Yanson and Sucy Manbavaran.
However, she Akko has a hard time paying attention in class, she doesn’t know how to drive her broom and is frowned upon by the rest of the class for her apparent inability to perform any magic, even the simplest, without causing disaster.
25. Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches
Original Run: April 12, 2015 – June 28, 2015
Created By: Miki Yoshikawa
Deeply dissatisfied with his school life, Ryū Yamada is a renowned thug from Suzaku high school who falls down the stairs one day and accidentally ends up on model student Urara Shiraishi. Upon awakening in the infirmary, Ryū immediately realizes that he has swapped bodies with the girl, which is why the two try in every way to get things back to normal, until they discover that the key is to kiss.
Having revealed their secret, Toranosuke Miyamura, one of the vice presidents of the student council, advises him to revive the old club of supernatural studies of the school, so that he can use the classroom in peace, but shortly after the group will increase in number with the entry of Miyabi Itō, a fanatic student of the supernatural, and Kentarō Tsubaki, a transfer student.
24. Magical DoReMi
Original Run: February 7, 1999 – January 26, 2003
Created By: Izumi Todo
Doremi, a simple schoolgirl, claims to be the most unhappy girl in the world, until one day she unwittingly heads for a magical shop run by the witch Majo Rika and her fairy Lala. Dorémi unwittingly transforms the witch into a kind of little green frog, and to free her from this spell, is forced to become her apprentice-witch. Only Doremi will have the power once she becomes a witch to deliver Majo Rika from this curse.
Doremi, who has always dreamed of having magical powers, accepts, and is later joined by her two best friends Hazuki Fujiwara and Aiko Seno. The life of an apprentice witch is punctuated by exams. At their first exam (which Doremi takes twice), they each receive a little fairy.
23. Majocco Shimai no Yoyo to Nene
Release Date: December 28, 2013
Running Time: 100 minutes
Created By: Kazuharu Sato, Takayuki Hirao.Takumi Minamijima
Yoyo and Nene work as “Noroiya” (cursers) in a fantasy world with magic. One day, a large tree suddenly appears in a forest and tall buildings that look like they come from another world (our world) are entangled in it. The two sisters go there to investigate, and Yoyo is transported to our world. Yoyo then encounters two children who are startled by her sudden appearance and rush home. But when they get home, they find their parents have turned into monsters.
22. Flying Witch
Original Run: April 10, 2016 – June 26, 2016
Created By: Chihiro Ishizuka
The story follows the events of Makoto Kowata, a young witch from Yokohama who during her training moves to some relatives in Aomori prefecture. While trying to settle in and make new acquaintances, Makoto soon adapts to his new daily life, surrounded by the typical customs and uses of witchcraft.
21. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
Original Run: October 2, 2020 – December 18, 2020
Created By: Jougi Shirashi
Elaina is a witch who has been traveling to discover the world for a long time. Along the way she explores a wide variety of places and meets many people. She visits a country where only wizards and witches are allowed, she meets a giant and a princess left alone in her ruined city. Meeting after meeting, Elaina will become part of the life story of her new acquaintances and her view of her world will expand more and more.
20. Sugar² Rune
Original Run: July 2, 2005 – June 24, 2006
Created By: Moyoco Anno
The story is about two best friends, Chocola Meilleure and Vanilla Mieux, who are two young witches from the wizarding world. They have been chosen to compete in a contest to see who can collect the most children’s hearts to become queen. With the help of Rock’n Lovin, her mentor and tutor, and two family members (Duke and Blanca), the competition begins to see who will become the next Queen of the Wizarding World.
However, the problems begin when they meet Pierre, a cold and mysterious boy, who begins to win Chocola’s heart and begins to use both her and Vanilla for his own benefits. Now both trapped within their own new goals, the two witches must fight their way and maintain a friendship that cannot be defeated with magic.
19. Witch Hunter ROBIN
Original Run: July 2, 2002 – December 24, 2002
Created By: Shuko Murase
For centuries now, witches seem to no longer exist, but they still exist and the secret association Solomon, has the task of looking for witches and sorcerers who use their powers to harm human beings. Robin Sena is a girl, sixteen, with paranormal powers capable of recalling flames, she lived in Rome until recently, she has just moved to Japan at the STNJ, a branch of Salomon.
To catch witches and deprive them of their powers, the STNJ uses a substance called Urubu. Over the course of events, Robin’s mysterious past begins to unfold and she appears to be the heir to a dynasty of Salem witches. Robin quickly goes from hunter to prey, and escapes from the STNJ who wants to kill her.
18. Hime-chan’s Ribbon
Original Run: October 2, 1992 – December 3, 1993
Created By: Megumi Mizusawa
Erika, the princess of the kingdom of magic, to become queen and succeed her father, must create a magical object to be tested by an earthling for a year. Each inhabitant of the realm of magic has a corresponding double in the terrestrial world and the one who will have to use the magic object must be the double of Erika. To fulfill her task, Erika creates the “magic bow”, a special hair bow that allows the wearer to transform into the person she desires.
17. Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Release Date: July 8, 2017
Running Time: 103 minutes
Created By: Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Mary, 11, has just moved to Redmanor, with her great aunt Charlotte. While walking in the forest, she discovers “the flower of the witch” which only grows every 7 years and which allows her, for one night, to have magical powers and to access the Endor school of magic.
16. The Familiar of Zero
Original Run: July 3, 2006 – March 24, 2012
Created By: Noboru Yamaguchi
Louise Françoise le Blanc de la Vallière is a very stubborn and snobbish aristocratic sorceress, yet totally incapable: attending a magic institute, every time she is called to perform a spell by the professors she inevitably blows up the entire class. For this, and for the fact that she has underdeveloped breasts, she is known throughout the institute with the nickname of Zero.
15. Maria the Virgin Witch
Original Run: January 11, 2015 – March 29, 2015
Created By: Masayuki ishikawa
Set in France at the time of the Hundred Years War, the series follows the story of Maria, one of the most powerful witches of her era who helps people in need and who, to safeguard peace, manipulates opposing factions by sending her succubi. and nightmares.
By doing so, Mary gains both the appreciation of numerous villagers and the hostility of the Church, which considers her to all intents and purposes a heretic. However, as news of her about her begins to spread, the archangel Michael begins to keep an eye on her, ordering her not to interfere in human affairs anymore.
14. Witchy PreCure!
Original Run: February 7, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Created By: Masato Mitsuka
Mirai, a college girl who always carries her teddy bear, and dropping it accidentally meets a witch named Riko, while the latter was looking for the Linkle Stone Emerald, the Linkle Stone of Life. A magical miracle happens when the two hold each other by the same hand while wearing the same pendant (which is the Linkle Stone Diamond) and they have to find the other Linkle Stones.
With the help of the Linkle Stone Diamond and Mofurun, they will transform into Precures and protect the Linkle Stones from the antagonists who want the stones to turn the world into despair.
13. Ultra Maniac
Original Run: May 20, 2003 – November 11, 2003
Created By: Wataru Yoshizumi
The protagonists of the story are Ayu Tateishi, a sunny, popular and very beautiful girl and Nina Sakura, a very lively and clumsy witch. The meeting between the two takes place precisely because of Nina’s carelessness, who one day loses control of the magic scooter, falling on top of Ayu. Nina accidentally finds Ayu’s wallet.
To bring it back she notices that three bullies were bothering her so she helps her with a spell and confesses that she is actually a sorceress from the Realm of Magic who came to Earth to study.
12. Tweeny Witches
Original Run: April 9, 2004 – March 4, 2005
Episodes: 40 + 6 OVAs
Created By: Yoshiharu Ashino
Ellis (“Arusu” in the original language) is a normal child who attends elementary school, but she has a peculiarity: she firmly believes that magic exists and that it can be used to do good and make people happy.
One day she for mysterious reasons she finds herself transported to the world of witches; at the beginning there are inevitable friction with the witches who inhabit that world (they consider her a kind of spoilsport), but she Ellis will later have to work with them to save those lands from destruction.
11. Witchcraft Works
Original Run: January 5, 2014 – March 23, 2014
Created By: Ryū Mizunagi
In a world where humans and witches coexist, the apocalypse has been announced. Ayaka, the fire princess, must protect the young Takayami. Holder of the “white matter”, the fate of the Earth is in his hands! The battle between Workshop witches and Tower witches is about to begin! The approaching night of Walpurgis will decide the fate of Humanity!
10. Umineko no Naku Koro ni
Original Run: July 2, 2009 – December 24, 2009
Created By: 07th Expansion
In October 1986, the members of the wealthy Ushiromiya family gathered on an island called Rokkenjima, home of the head of the family, Kinzo. The family doctor announced that the latter only had three months to live, and his heirs therefore meet to negotiate the sharing of the inheritance as well as to designate who will take the head of the family.
In addition to the members of the Ushiromiya family, a number of servants live on the island, as well as an appointed doctor, bringing the number present to eighteen. However, shortly after the family arrived, a typhoon broke out, preventing them from leaving the island.
9. BURN ☩HE WITCH
Original Run: October 2, 2020
Created By: Tite Kubo
The story takes place in “Reverse London”, a city hidden in the shadow of London, ravaged by the damage caused by dragons, creatures invisible to most humans and causing enormous problems in a world that has them. seen living together.
A third community is linked to the first two: the sorcerers, forming a group called Wing Bind, with among them Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole whose main objective is to protect the inhabitants of the city from the sudden threat of these dragons and to rediscover the common understanding between them.
8. Grimoire of Zero
Original Run: April 10, 2017 – June 26, 2017
Created By: Kakeru Kobashiri
In the year 526 of the liturgical calendar, witches and their witchcraft are infamous throughout the country, although knowledge of the existence of magic remains complicated. A half-beast half-man mercenary, his race being despised by the population, dreams day and night of becoming human.
His fateful encounter one day with a witch named Zero, however, makes his dreams come true. She offers to transform him into a human if he escorts her as his bodyguard for his search for a magical book, because possessed in the wrong hands, this powerful knowledge could wreak havoc or even the end of the world.
7. Soul Eater
Original Run: April 7, 2008 – March 30, 2009
Created By: Atsushi Ōkubo
Several young students from the Shibusen school learn to become Meisters. This school was founded by master Shinigami (the God of death), on the one hand with the aim of training young meisters with their demonic weapons, which can take human form, to mow down souls; on the other hand to prevent the Great Devourer, who almost engulfed the world in despair and madness, from being reborn again.
The goal of the meisters is to swallow 99 corrupt human souls and a witch soul to their weapons, in order to gain access to the rank of Death Scythe. Unfortunately achieving this goal is not so simple, and many obstacles will stand in the way of the protagonists.
6. Strike Witches
Original Run: July 3, 2008 – March 31, 2021
Created By: Fumikane Shimada
Set in a twentieth-century Earth-like world, Strike Witches tells the story of an interplanetary war, in which the planet is defended with a combination of magic and technology. The Strike Witches group is made up of some very young girls with great magical potential, thanks to which they were recruited into the army to fight the invasion of the Neuroi, who started attacking the Earth in 1939.
The Neuroi forces appeared often and without warning in different areas of the Earth throughout history, using a deadly corrosive gas as a weapon.
5. Howl’s Moving Castle
Release Date: September 5, 2004
Running Time: 119 minutes
Created By: Hayao Miyazaki
An eighteen-year-old girl, Sophie, who works in her late father’s store, accidentally meets a mysterious wizard named Howl, during a chase. The latter then takes her in sympathy. However, the witch of the Landes, who is in love with Howl, becomes jealous of the attention paid to Sophie by the latter. To get revenge, she decides to transform the young girl into a ninety year old lady. Unable to reveal this transformation to her family, she locks herself in her home, then runs away.
4. Black Clover
Original Run: October 3, 2017 – March 30, 2021
Created By: Yūki Tabata
In a world where magic is at the center of everyday life, Asta, a boy completely devoid of any magical ability, and his friend Yuno, who on the contrary is endowed with great magical force linked to the wind, were born. The two have been rivals from an early age and have decided to compete for the title of Magical Emperor, the highest magical charge in their kingdom.
Yuno gains a legendary four-leaf grimoire of the same type obtained from the first magical emperor, while Asta, despite his lack of magic, gains a mysterious five-leaf grimoire (which cannot be clearly identified by others as it is worn), which contains a mysterious sword capable of nullifying magic. Subsequently, he and Yuno join the Magic Knights as a first step towards realizing their ambitions.
Original Run: April 6, 2006 – June 26, 2008
Episodes: 37 + 4 OVAs
Created By: Clamp
Kimihiro Watanuki is a boy haunted by monsters and supernatural spirits, mysteriously attracted to him. The creatures are invisible to everyone except him, which is an additional burden for the boy to bear. When by chance he stumbles upon a shop that can fulfill wishes, his life changes radically. Inside the shop he meets the beautiful Yuko Ichihara, a witch with many names and certain fame in the world of the supernatural.
2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Original Run: January 7, 2011 – April 21, 2011
Created By: Magica Quartet (Akiyuki Shinbo, Gen Urobuchi, Ume Aoki and Shaft)
There are creatures with the power to grant a young girl’s wish, in exchange for which she will become a Puella Magi (or Mahou Shoujo) to fight demonic creatures, witches. A schoolgirl named Madoka Kaname, as well as her friend Sayaka Miki, are approached by one of these creatures, Kyubey, who offers them to become in turn Magical Girl. The new student in their class, Homura Akemi, however, mysteriously seeks to prevent Madoka from making this contract.
1. Kiki’s Delivery Service
Release Date: July 29, 1989
Running Time: 103 minutes
Created By: Hayao Miyazaki
The young witch Kiki leaves her family and friends at the age of thirteen in order to perfect her witchcraft in a strange city, as tradition demands of all young witches. Together with her black tomcat Jiji, who helps her and has an ironic answer ready in all situations, the girl arrives in a city by the sea.
In the unfamiliar and unknown big city, the girl initially falls into deep insecurity until she finds a place to stay and good friends in a bakery and develops the desire to realize a business idea herself: a delivery service that she wants to operate with her ability to fly.