The Ultimate Guide To The Top 30 Witch Anime You Need To Be Watching
Supernatural Anime have their own fanbase. The mystic spells with weird portions, pointy hats, and broomsticks make it much more fun to watch. In the genre of supernatural, Witches stand out the most.
Things like witches, fairies, and vampires have only existed in Animes. This is why this genre has a lot of fans. Today, we've rounded up the top 10 Witch anime for you.
30. Soul Eater Not
Well, don't take the title too seriously. If you think this anime has anything to do with this title, you'll be highly disappointed.
The Death Weapon Meister Academy(DWMA) is a special institution for humans who are born with the power to turn into weapons, called meister.
While the student of the EAT(Especially Advantaged Talent) class train themselves to become warriors of justice, the NOT(Normally Overcome Target) class is for those who just want to control their powers with the intent to not become a threat to others and themselves.
Tsugumi Haridori is a halberd demon weapon who takes part in the NOT class and befriends two meisters, Meme Tatane and Anya Hepburn, becoming indecisive about which one of them to choose as her partner.
The series simply follows the daily lives of Tsugumi and her friends with the main character. But if you are someone who likes Shounen anime, this anime is not your cup of tea.
29. Brave Witches
This anime has a MAL score of 6.81 and an IMDb rating of 5.5.
As Humanity's war with the Neuroi- a mysterious, hostile alien, race possessing weapons of unparalleled power- continues being fought across Europe and Africa, a new fighter squadron is formed.
The 502nd Joint Fighter Wing, also known as the Brave Witches, operates on the eastern front, scouring the icy vastness of Orussia in search of alien invaders.
However, one of the Brave Witches' members suffers severe injuries on her way to the Squadron's headquarters, rendering her unable to participate in any operations.
As a result, her sister, Hikari Karibuchi, volunteers to take her place.
Though not possessing any special abilities or significant magical powers, she is determined to live up to the expectations of her new comrades and prove herself worthy of the name of a witch.
28. Magical Doremi
Inspired by Ojamo Doremi, The story follows three adult women from the generation who grew up watching Ojamajo Doremi.
Mire Yoshitsuki; a 27-year-old returnee working for a leading trading company, Sora Nagase; a 22-year-old college student aspiring to become a teacher, and Reika Kawatani; a 20-year-old freeter (freelancer) working part-time.
A new magical story begins once they embark on a journey together. Let's be clear, it is a magical Doremi fanservice movie. It has an IMDb rating of 6.2
27. Shuumatsu No Izetta
Set in an alternate Earth on the eve of the Second World War, the story follows Izetta, the last surviving member of a clan of witches that possesses the ability to magically manipulate any object that they touch.
Izetta pledges to help protect Princess Finé and the tiny Alpine country of Eylstadt from invasion by the imperialistic forces of Germania.
This series mixes witches and war almost efficiently. Izetta and Fine may be young but are portrayed as strong and taking hard decisions in times of crisis.
The animation style is fresh and the landscapes created are truly beautiful.
The series has 12 episodes and it aired between Oct 2016 to Dec 2016. It has a MAL score of 6.76 and an IMDb rating of 6.7.
26. Eko Eko Azarak
A mysterious cabal of red-garbed magicians has been murdering inhabitants of an unnamed Japanese city.
Their latest victim is a woman who is decapitated while the magicians perform a ritual with a voodoo doll.
The object of the murders was to provide the five geographical points of a giant pentagram, with a high school in the nexus.
The magicians' ultimate aim is to summon Lucifer himself. Misa Kuroi, a transfer student at the school, is a witch of considerable power and has come to battle the evil magicians.
However, Misa has some difficulty getting classmates to trust her. If you cannot digest animated horror don’t try this title but if you are adventurous, yeah go for it!
25. Majokko Tsukune-Chan
It is a comedy that tells the misadventures of a witch called Tsukune-chan and her daily life with all of her friends.
Due to the fact that Majokko Tsukune-Chan is a comedy, fans of action and plot would call it boring, as.
There is no story to speak of, and little continuity between the skits in each episode. Tsukune chan is a witch who wants to do good for those around her.
But she has a weird sense of justice and sometimes she cannot see that her magical skills don’t actually help them.
This trope of the show makes it a fun light watch keeping the viewers entertained. The art style of the anime is somewhat chibi or cartoonish.
It makes for an enjoyable watch with all the random stuff going on in anime.
This OVA series has a total of 6 episodes with a runtime of 13 minutes per episode and it was released in 2005 ending in 2006.
24. Mahou No Yusei Persia
11-year-old Persia is an energetic, caring, loyal, and happy young girl who has grown up alongside the animals on the Serengeti plains of Africa wearing only leopard skin.
Twins Riki and Gaku Muroi and their grandfather, Gōken, bring Persia to Japan with them in Minato-machi (lit. Port Town), where she lives with a couple who own a grocery store.
During an incident during the return flight to Japan, Persia finds herself in the "Lovely Dream", the land where dreams are born and grow.
It is a wintry place, and dreams cannot get out. The Fairy Queen appears before Persia in the form of a butterfly and explains that the Lovely Dream is in danger, requesting Persia's help.
She gives Persia a magical golden headband with a star that reacts to the word "Papurikko".
With it, Persia can conjure a magic baton that bridges her world and Lovely Dream, as well as transform into an older self by saying "Perukko Raburin Kurukuru Rinkuru".
She is sent with three kappas back into the regular world with the mission of collecting love energy to thaw the frozen Lovely Dream.
A total of 48 episodes were released between 1984 to 1985 with a 24-minute run time. It’s a great classic anime to watch with a MAL score of 6.61.
23. Esper Mami/ Mami The Psychic
Mami Sakura used to be a normal junior high school student, but she happened to acquire supernatural powers.
Using her powers and with the help of her childhood friend, Kazuo Takahata, she solves mysterious occurrences.
When she senses someone needs help, she uses the "Teleportation Gun" (a heart-shaped brooch Takahata designs) and transports herself there.
She then saves people in trouble with her psychic powers, such as telekinesis and telepathy.
The story is pretty much a no-brainer, it has no conflicts and she keeps disappearing from her parents most of the time.
Yet it makes it on our list with a MAL score of 6.44 and an IMDb rating of 6.8.
22. Mahou Sukai Sally/ Sally The Witch
Sally is the witch princess of the Magic Kingdom who longs to visit the mortal realm, presumably to make friends her own age.
One day, by mistake, Sally teleports to the "mid world" (Earth), where she uses her magic to fend off a couple of burglars menacing two schoolgirls.
Immediately befriended by her new acquaintances — tomboyish Yoshiko Hanamura (known affectionately as "Yotchan") and girly Sumire Kasugano — Sally decides to stay on Earth indefinitely, leading to mischief.
As with Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, Sally tries to keep her supernatural abilities secret, assuming the role of a human child.
Being so popular in Japan, mostly the same way as classic Hanna-Barbera characters are in America, a second series was produced 20 years later.
The second series continues a few years after the original ending and finishes with the original video animation sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal, in which, in the end, Sally finally becomes the ruler Queen of the Magic Kingdom, but worries about leaving her friends behind.
The series has a great comedic and emotional angle as well. The series has a MAL score of 6.39.
After causing havoc in the Witch Forest, the queen, Yadamon's mother, banishes her from the human world.
She does this not only to teach Yadamon a lesson but also because she has a secret passion for human magazines and books.
While in the human world, the queen keeps a close watch on Yadamon which becomes a problem cause she falls asleep almost anywhere.
The human world has gone extremely hi-tech. Also, a lot of animals have become extinct.
Yadamon finds herself on the island named Creature Island, where genetically re-created species are being made. On the island, she meets Jean and his parents Edward and Maria.
Yadamon meets many misadventures in the human world due to her curiosity which causes a lot of trouble to the humans and her guardian fairy, Timon, who has the ability to stop time (however, in doing so he shapeshifts into a clock, and is unable to move till the transformation ends).
As Yadamon learns to adapt to the human world and use her powers, a new threat is brewing. Kira, the evil witch who was sealed inside a volcano by the queen and the great witch Beril, has escaped.
She is out for revenge and has set her eyes on the humans and Yadamon.
In the final series is revealed the true origin of the mysterious egg generates an evil copy of Yadamon who wishes to cause the apocalypse.
20. Ritoru Witchi Akademia / Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia takes place at the Luna Nova Magical Academy, a prestigious school for young girls training to become witches.
Having been inspired by a witch named Shiny Chariot, a girl named Akko Kagari enrolls at Luna Nova Magical Academy to become a witch but struggles due to her non-magical background.
This all changes when she discovers the Shiny Rod, a powerful magic relic left behind by Chariot.
The television series follows Akko and her friends, Lotte and Sucy, as they experience many magical adventures together, and recounts everything seen in the previous films.
The anime series aired from Jan 2017 to Jun 2017 and has 25 episodes and a feature film was aired as well.
A Season 2 for the series was in the works but the creators later fell apart to continue working on other projects.
The series has a solid IMDb rating of 7.9 and a MAL score of 7.89. If the likes of Harry Potter is your jam then give this title a watch.
19. Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches
Ryu Yamada is known as a delinquent in his high school; he has been bored with classes after one year of attending school.
One day, he accidentally falls from a flight of stairs onto Urara Shiraishi, the ace student of the school.
Yamada wakes up to find that he has swapped bodies with her. The series may seem like a fanservice anime, but don’t’ mistake it for it.
Despite being an odd story flow, it has some great writing with ecchi elements. This one could be a hit or a miss for many.
It has a MAL score of 7.64 and an IMDb rating of 7.3!
18. Flying Witch
The story is about Makoto, a young witch from Yokohama, who moves to Hirosaki, Aomori to live with relatives as part of her training.
What follows is Makoto's daily life as she gets used to her new environment.
Her relatives and the new friends she makes there are introduced to the customs and peculiarities of witchcraft.
It could be a treat to watch for some who are looking for a light watch but for those who want action and complex plots, look away right now!
There are a total of 12 episodes to watch and the manga is still ongoing. It has an IMDb rating of 7.2 and a MAL score of 7.53.
17. Magical Sisters Yoyo And Nene
Yoyo and Nene work as "Noroiya" (cursers) using magic in a fantasy world.
One day a big tree suddenly appears in a forest, and tall buildings that look like they are from another world (our world) can be seen entangled in it.
The two sisters go there to investigate, and Yoyo gets transported to our world.
Yoyo then encounters two children who are startled by her sudden appearance and rush back home. But, at home they find their parents turning into monsters.
16. Hime Chan's Ribbon
The story is about Himeko Nonohara (野々原姫子 Nonohara Himeko), also known as Hime-chan (姫ちゃん, using the Chinese character for "princess"), an aloof, childlike, yet boasts thirteen-year-old girl who frets over the fact that she is the biggest tomboy in the school.
The anime as a whole is sharp, and the animation style is a great example of the transition from the 80’s to the 90s art style.
The series wasn’t really picked up in the overseas market but it was a great success in Japan. It has a MAL score of 7.45 and an IMDb score of 6.4!
15. Sugar Sugar Rune
In the Magical World, the future queen is chosen by selecting two young witches and sending them to the Human World, where they'll compete to capture the hearts of boys.
Whoever has collected the most by the end of the competition is crowned queen.
This generation's Queen Candidates are best friends and polar opposites Vanilla Mieux and Chocolat Meilleure, the daughters of the current queen and her former competitor (respectively).
They're aided by their assigned mentor and guardian, pop idol witch Rockin' Robin, and their two animal familiars, Blanca the mouse and Duke the frog.
But the girls have more to deal with than just competing for hearts at school.
There's something weird about the cool, mysterious middle school boy Pierre, who resembles the evil king Glace—and he seems to be after Chocolat.
Now, both trapped within their own new goals, the two witches must fight their way and retain a friendship that no magic can defeat.
14. Zero No Tsukaima / The Familiar Of Zero
Zero no Tsukaima, or The Familiar of Zero as it is known in the west is a fantasy comedy-romance anime that tells the story of a young female mage named Louise Françoise de la Baume le Blanc de la Vallière, the main protagonist.
The series is an ecchi anime as Louise is a tsundere while the other characters have slapstick elements to them.
This title makes for a great light watch where nothing too serious takes place.
13. Witch Hunter Robin
Robin Sena is a "craft user", born in Japan and raised by the Roman Catholic Church in Italy.
She is trained to use her craft of fire to hunt down witches.
Hunters also carry air pistols that fire darts or pellets of Orbo that dampen witch powers when it enters the bloodstream of the target witch.
Pretty simple story but the execution of the series is amazing.
It may seem a little slow-paced but the plot is intriguing with revelations blowing your mind. The series has a MAL score of 7.27 and a popularity ranking at #1479.
12. Mary And The Witch's Flower
Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years.
Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee.
But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.
For a first-time studio to create such an amazing movie, you know there’s more amazing anime coming from them.
The movie has a MAL score of 7.28 and an IMDb rating of 6.8.
11. Burn The Witch
BURN THE WITCH follows the adventures of Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole, two Witches working for Wing Bind in Reverse London, the western branch of Soul Society that is populated by Dragons and kept secret from the Human World's London.
This series was released on Crunchyroll as a 3-part movie episodic series in October 2020.
Some consider this to be the downfall of the series but most fans have compared it to the whimsical world of shounen anime that Bleach took them to.
It has a MAL score of 7.17 and a popularity ranking at #1109.
10. Umineko: When They Cry
From the popular "When They Cry" series comes Umineko No Naku Koro ni, a drama, mystery psychological, and supernatural anime show.
Ushiromiya Kinzou, the head of the wealthy Ushiromiya family is approaching his deathbed as informed by his caretaker and physician.
He then summons the rest of his family to arrive at the family-owned island of Rokkenjima.
However, Kinzou’s dying wish is to reunite with his long-lost love the Golden Witch, Beatrice.
Having studied and used dark magic for most of his lifetime, he is able to instigate a ceremony to bring her to this realm just in time before his family arrives.
But a typhoon traps the entire family in the estate on the island and suddenly some of the family members are mysteriously murdered.
At the very onset, the plot seems very intriguing but if you were to read the reviews, it says otherwise.
Another hit or miss with the fans but if you want to keep up with the series then do watch this title.
9. Witchikurafuto Wakusu / Witch Craft Works
An adaption of one of the bestselling manga in 2012 and 2013, Witch Craft Works is the story of Honoka Takamiya.
An ordinary student who is best to his own but the presence of the idol Ayaka Kagari pesters him. One day a building gets flung towards him and Ayaka appears in front of him.
Honoka then learns that she was in fact a witch and is sent to protect him from the evil forces out to get him.
It’s a sub-harem title but has some great fight scenes. It is action-packed coupled with comedy and can be pretty fun to watch. It makes for a great light watch nonetheless.
8. Strike Witches
The prequel to Brave Witches, Strike Witches covers the year when the world was on the brink of destruction.
A mysterious alien race, the Neuroi begin their earth invasion. In order to run them out, humanity develops a weapon known as the ‘Striker Unit’.
Young Witches from all over the world are brought together to wield this magical weapon to form an elite task force known as the ‘501st Joint Fighter Wing’ also known as the ‘Strike Witches’.
What’s worthy to note here is that each of the witches in the series is based on a real-life ace pilot from WW2.
The story is not as serious as it sounds, it actually tells the events taking place in a very entertaining manner without dulling the mood of the series.
It’s a great sci-fi series and is a great example of the Mecha-Musume genre.
All in all, it’s an amazingly researched, well-structured series.
Now, this might not also be everyone’s pick to watch but it provides fine insight into every growing alternate history of the world.
7. Kiki's Delivery Service
Ah, of course, it had to be the Ghibli title reaching the top of our list.
Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of the most popular, highest-grossing, and financially successful movies from 1989.
The movie is about a trainee witch named Kiki and her little black cat Jiji.
Once 13, a traditional witch, needs to leave home and find their own niche to become a witch and hone her skills.
Kiki and Jiji settle down in a charming little seaside town, where Kiki establishes her own little service of delivering baked goods to the residents of the town.
Kiki starts to interact with the people of the town and begins to realize how some of them are just pure negative.
It begins to affect the only skills that she has managed to hone which is flying the broomstick. She even can’t communicate with Jiji anymore.
We follow this exciting and beautifully rendered story of Kiki and her life as she aims for her dreams.
It’s a beautiful and subtle story with characters dealing with great intricacies. One of the few Ghibli movies that leave a lasting impact on the viewer.
6. Xxx Holic
Kimihiro Watanuki is a young boy with the ability to see evil spirits who are somehow attracted to him.
He meets a powerful witch, Yuko Ichihara who has a wish-granting shop of her own. Kimihiro asks her to get rid of his powers.
Yuko agrees but only one condition, Kimihiro needs to work with her where he discovers the store is nothing like he imagined it to be.
The series also has a crossover with Clamp’s other title Tsubasa Reservoir which is equally loved.
This series is honestly a hit or miss with a lot due to its distinctive art style and creepy characters.
The plot of the series makes you rethink your perspective on fate and the purpose of life.
This anime series stands on the top of our list due to its popularity and niche storyline, which could go either way.
The series is close to a perfect MAL score of 8.1 and an IMDb rating of 7.7.
5. Hauru No Ugoku Shiro
Oh, this one’s a classic. Right off the bat, if you haven’t watched this Ghibli movie, you definitely should, right now!!
As you should know Ghibli studio is one of the best anime studios that have a long list of legendary animes.
We all know Miyazaki’s obsession with everything magical, and this one is nothing short of it.
The film’s story is somewhat based on a 1986 novel by Diana Wynne Jones.
Set in the 20th-century fictional kingdom where magic and technology go hand in hand, Sophie a young girl is turned into a witch by an old woman who curses her.
Sophie has a chance encounter with a wizard by the name of Howl and ends up helping him in fighting the resistance.
It is visually stunning, imaginative, elaborate, and intricate, especially the design of that aircraft.
The movie appeals to Western audiences due to the style of characterization making it accessible for audiences outside of Japan to connect with a Ghibli movie.
4. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Standing at #9 on MAL’s Best Anime of the Decade 2010, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a thrilling and magical anime series!
This anime is a critically acclaimed series known for its compounded narrative, themes, and visuals.
It is also a multiple award-winning series. Madoka Kaname, a 14-year-old girl comes across a magical little cat known as Kyubey.
Madoka and her friend Sayaka Miki are given the opportunity to make a deal with the magical creature to gain magical powers.
However, Homura Akemi discourages them to go forth with the contract as having magical powers has its downsides as well.
Madoka Magica doesn’t play on the usual “magical girl” tropes but attempts to break apart from it.
The show’s mood ranges from fun and girly to dark and gritty almost seamlessly.
The girls have to fight out evil witches in this apocalyptic setting who drive people to commit suicide.
The series is multi-faceted and is a definite must-watch from this list. To add to it, the series has a stunning MAL score of 8.37 and an IMDb rating of 8.3.
3. Rentaru Magika / Rental Magica
The series revolves around Iba Itsuki, 2nd President of Astral.
A company that caters to the magical needs of those who need the service to combat evil spirits, rogue mages, and demons.
Astral was run by Itsuki’s father but he had to take over the business unwillingly after his father’s disappearance.
Itsuki now has to play the role of a leader and build the company to be the topmost whilst also dealing with his wacky employees and beating the rival company( Goetia comprising of rogue members).
A total of 24 episodes were released from 2007 until 2008.
The series follows a non-linear format meaning that the first episode occurs much later in the series.
So, it relies heavily on the exposition of the world which it does beautifully and realistically.
It’s unlike any other magic anime that you may have come across and it’s something you definitely need to watch at least once!
Rental Magic has a MAL score of 7.05 and an IMDb score of 6.4.
2. Mahou Shoujo -Tai Arusu / Tweeny Witches
Arusu’s beliefs in magic take a complete turn when she gets thrown into mysterious another world.
Here a group of elite witches rules but it’s not all fun and game in this world.
Now coming out of her shock, Arusu realizes that she needs to act according to her now-changed surroundings.
What’s interesting to note here is that there were 40 episodes released with a 9-minute duration.
But having said that, the show’s pace is fast and exciting and builds the world and character arcs for the viewers pretty well.
Making this a memorable experience to watch, the series ranks at a solid MAL score of 7.09 and an IMDb rating of 7.1.
1. Black Clover
Black Clover is one of the best fantasy anime out there right now. The series which started in 2017 will be ending this year in March.
Asta dreams of becoming the ‘Wizard King’ – the title given to the most powerful mage in the kingdom.
But in order to become the best, Asta must first learn to wield magic and also beat his friend Yuno, who is exceptionally talented in using magic.
After training hard, Yuno receives a grimoire with a four-leaf clover but Asta receives nothing.
Yuno then becomes the target of Lebuty who is after the powers of the clover.
In an attempt to save Yuno, Asta manages to unleash his inner rage and receives the coveted five-leaf clover known as the ‘Black Clover’.
Having defeated Lebuty now, the two take on a journey to becoming the Wizard King. Now you may think it’s not completely about witches so why so high on the list?
But the characters on the series all ride on broomsticks and there’s an entire arc of the Forest of Witches.
The series however encapsulates everything witchy and wizardly. The series has a solid IMDb rating of 8.1 and a MAL score of 7.4.
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