17 Best Witch Anime of All Time

The Witches are one of anime’s most fascinating fantasy characters.

Their craft and the stories they spin captivate audiences of all ages.

Throughout time, our obsession with witches has spawned many interpretations of enchanters.

Here is my take on the best witch anime of all time.

17. Burn The Witch

Burn The Witch

from the creators of Bleach.

The story is set in London, where a Reverse London exists as well.

The people of the city are unaware of the fact that the cause of the mysterious deaths is the invisible beings and dragons that haunt the city.

But there is a group of beings with magical powers who stand up against these magical creatures, the Wing Bind.

These protection agents save the people from unknown terror for the sole purpose of dragon conservation and management.

16. Grimore of Zero

Grimore of Zero

Zero is a light-hearted witch who travels the world with her half-beast, half-human protector, whom she refers to as a “Mercenary.”

Zero is in search of the book known as “The Book of Zero”, which hides the secrets of how to destroy the world, while the mercenary is only looking to go back to his human form.

We follow these two polar opposite characters on a journey with individualistic motives that tie together towards the end.

15. Maria The Virgin Witch

Maria The Virgin Witch

Set in France during the Hundred Years’ War, it follows Maria, who is one of the most powerful witches of her era.

She intervenes against the warring nations by using her succubus and incubus familiars to manipulate the opposing factions, as well as large-scale illusions, all for the sake of helping the people and maintaining peace.

As a result, she has gained the appreciation of several villagers and the hostility of the church, which considers her a heretic.

14. Black Clover

Black Clover

A young orphan who left to be raised in an orphanage alongside his fellow orphan, Yuno.

While everyone is born with the ability to utilize mana in the form of magical power,

Asta has no magic, however, and instead focuses on physical strength.

Conversely, Yuno was born a prodigy with immense magical power and the talent to control wind magic.

The two youths, motivated by a desire to become the next Wizard King, an authority figure second to the king of Clover Kingdom, developed a friendly rivalry.

13. Witch’s Craft Works

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 on his own but the presence of the idol Ayaka Kagari pesters him.

One day, a building gets flung toward him and Ayaka appears in front of him.

Honoka then learns that she was a witch and is sent to protect him from the evil forces out to get him.

12. Rental Magica

Rental Magica

The plot centers on the magician-dispatch service and Mage’s Society: Astral.

The main protagonist of the story is Astral’s second president, Itsuki Iba, who, although he is young and inexperienced, ironically is not even a mage.

Central to the story are Astral’s many adventures with magical spirits and creatures, competing with rival company Goetia, rogue members, taboos, and the Dark Magician’s Society, Ophion, all while trying to complete enough jobs to pay the bills, fill the Association’s quota, and evade abolition.

Each story arc is written as an incident in which the Astral members and their associates are involved.

11. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Wandering Witch The Journey of Elaina

Elaina studies hard and reads every book possible to become the best out there, but gets rejected due to her extraordinary talents until she finds the Stardust Witch.

Elaina receives the title of the ‘Ashen Witch’ and now sets on her journey to conquer the world, meeting different faces and places.

10. Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

Akko enrolls at the Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy.

She’s not the best student, but her bright attitude is the key to her and her friends’ success.

The enthusiastic but somewhat under-talented Akko, along with friends Lotte and Sucy, trains to be a witch at Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy.

The enthusiastic but somewhat under-talented Akko, along with friends Lotte and Sucy, trains to be a witch at Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy.

9. Izetta: The Last Witch

Izetta: The Last Witch

Germania is attempting to invade a much smaller country called Altstadt. The country is also in crisis, as its princess is nearly taken hostage.

Luckily, Izetta, the last witch, recognizes the princess and saves her. The witch uses her magical powers to turn the tide of war.

8. Flying Witch

Flying Witch

The plot is rather simple: witches exist in the world, and it’s customary for witches to become independent and go to school at the age of fifteen.

The story of our protagonist begins right at that tender age, and the story just follows her as she learns about her powers and the world around her.

7. Mary and the Witch’s Flower

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 terrible things are happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right.

6. Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin

A technique known as CRAFT, used by those who can wield supernatural powers, is well known.

But those who use CRAFT for evil purposes are deemed, witches.

Robin, a witch hunter who is a part of the STNJ, has to track down all the evil witches who pose a threat to Japan.

5. Yamada-Kun and the Seven Witches

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 two try to reverse the change and discover that kissing triggers the body swap.

The club encounters other “witches”[b] with different powers that are activated with a kiss on the lips.

4. Sugar Sugar Rune

Sugar Sugar Rune 1 17 Best Witch Anime of All Time

Sugar Sugar Rune is a story of witch best friends who set out on a contest to become the Queen of the Witch World.

The task given is to collect as many human hearts as possible, and the one with the most hearts becomes the winner.

3. Hauru no Ugoku Shiro

Hauru no Ugoku Shiro 1 1 17 Best Witch Anime of All Time

Set in a 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 fight the resistance.

It is visually stunning, imaginative, elaborate, and intricate, especially the design of that aircraft.

2.Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica 1 1 17 Best Witch Anime of All Time

This anime is a critically acclaimed series known for its complex 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 allowed to make a deal with the magical creature to gain magical powers.

The girls have to fight off evil witches in this apocalyptic setting who drive people to commit suicide.

1. Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kikis Delivery Service 1 17 Best Witch Anime of All Time

Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of the most popular, highest-grossing, and financially successful movies of 1989.

Once 13, as a traditional witch, she needs to leave home and find her niche to become a witch and hone her skills.

Kiki and Jiji settle down in a charming little seaside town, where Kiki establishes her little service of delivering baked goods to the residents of the town.

On communicating with the residents, Kiki finds out some of them are purely negative, which affects her purity of heart and starts to affect her magic.

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.

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Anukul Saini

Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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