17 Best Witch Anime of All Time

Witch Anime

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 about enchanters.

Here is my take on 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 for 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 “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 poles 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.

Yet Maria is still a virgin and her own familiars tease her about it.

As news of her actions spreads, Archangel Michael focuses on Maria and rejects her interference in human affairs.

After a direct confrontation, Michael ultimately decides that Maria will lose her magical powers if she loses her virginity and also forbids her from publicly using magic, sending an angel called Ezekiel to oversee this decree.

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 with no magic, however, instead focuses on physical strength.

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

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

13. Witch 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 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.

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 and 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 conquering 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

Gemania is attempting to invade a much smaller country called Elystadt the country is also in crisis, as their 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 about 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 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.

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 as witches.

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

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.

2. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

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.

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

1. Kiki’s Delivery Service

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

Once 13, as a traditional witch, need 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.

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

It’s a beautiful and subtle story with characters dealt with great intricacies. One of the few Ghibli movies that leave a lasting impact on the viewer.

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