Manga Reviews

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Volume 2 Review

The Supernatural Studies Club’s newest member is out to destroy Yamada over seeing him and Shiraishi in a compromising position. Even if he can stop her, the club has various other threats looming…



I’ve described volume 1 of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches as “surprisingly fun,” and that feeling continues to hold into this second volume.  The story is still in its early phases, with the titular “witches” concept not yet introduced, but the antics and mischief Yamada and friends get into with his power are amusing.

I do find things a little uneven and the school intrigue subplot is just so-so thus far, but it seems to be setting up the series’ backbone so I’ll give it some time. This manga’s greatest strength is its cast. The varied personalities mesh well and each has a touch of realism buried beneath a cliched exterior (I could admittedly do without the pervert though, who’s rather one note humor is already getting tiresome). Itou’s misguided earnestness makes her my favorite so far.

I’d like the central plot to start getting to the point soon, but regardless the first couple volumes of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches have been quite enjoyable.

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