[Recommendation] Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches)

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09-23-2015, 05:47 PM (This post was last modified: 10-05-2015, 07:27 PM by CompaIsMyWaifu. Edit Reason: modified score system from max of 10 to max of 5)
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So yesterday I made a post in the What Series Are You Watching? thread about how I stumbled across this show, and that I'd follow up when I finished it. Well despite having nobody recommend this show to me and finding it entirely by chance, I ended up binging the entire 12-episode series in less than a day. (yeah, I liked it that much!)

Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (alternately titled Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches) is a high school anime that revolves around the life of Ryu Yamada as our protagonist. Yamada is a delinquent boy who is constantly getting into fights on school grounds, and has little to no care for his academic career. The first episode illustrates how he crosses paths with honor student Urara Shiroshi, a quiet girl who is well-liked by her teachers, but less so by her fellow students. Yamada happens to be angrily storming through the hallway when he catches up with Shiroshi at the staircase, only to slip on the top step and crash into her. He then wakes up in the school infirmary and realizes that he's somehow switched bodies with Shiroshi. The two end up having to work together to find out what caused the switch, but also assist each other in their personal lives utilizing their own individual strengths in the other's body. Eventually they learn to switch bodies at will, but also discover that there are other students in the school who secretly possess unique powers as well. To investigate this mystery, the two decide to use the school's Supernatural Studies Club to find these other "Witches" and learn about the origins of their magic.

This show has a lot of genres and qualities mixed into it. The premise is your typical high school anime, but there's also the supernatural twist of all the Witches' schemes. It's got a little bit of ecchi here and there, and the romances that unfold around the characters. (primarily with Yamada, but a few others as well) There's plenty of comedy thrown in, which I love, as it's one of the main reasons I continued watching. With Yamada being a bad-ass punk, you also get several action scenes that break out from the conflicts between him and other students. The story has a pretty good flow to it, with the main focus being finding out who the other witches are, (and what their powers are) but also digging into the mysteriously corrupt Student Council.

The artwork looks great, I love the realistic style mixed with the vibrant faces and hair of all the characters. The ecchi is pretty tame, so don't be expecting High School DxD boobs in every episode, but you still get a lot of sexy ladies flirting around. (and a few dudes if you're into that)

THE SCORE: ★★★★

So for a final review... I give Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Mojo a score of 4/5 stars. I can't remember the last time I've had a show hook me so quickly and suddenly, and I thoroughly enjoyed every episode unfold. I can't yet say what the rewatch value is, but I am going to take my best educated guess that it's not quite as good, simply because of the air of mystery being so central to the story. Nevertheless, I'm sure I will get around to seeing this again in the months to come, as I grew pretty attached to these characters for only being with them for a day.


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09-29-2015, 04:56 PM
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Huh, this is pretty cute. Thanks for posting it here! to be honest, I probably wouldn't have watched it if you hadn't.

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10-05-2015, 07:19 PM
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>>20567
> Huh, this is pretty cute. Thanks for posting it here! to be honest, I probably wouldn't
>  have watched it if you hadn't.

It's just one of those rare gems that I had the fortune of stumbling across, you can thank Crunchyroll for helping me find it. Crunchyroll has the whole series available for both the anime and manga, but if you'd rather just watch the anime in HD elsewhere then allow me to recommend the Moetube link:

http://www.moetube.net/anime/120354/yama...no-majo-tv

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10-05-2015, 08:28 PM
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Just finished the first episode, so far I'm loving it!

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10-05-2015, 09:06 PM
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>>21433
> Just finished the first episode, so far I'm loving it!

fucking SAME this is great

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10-06-2015, 07:47 AM
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Finished the series, it's earned a place in my top ten. Thanks for recommending it Compa!

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10-06-2015, 02:07 PM
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>>21471
> Finished the series, it's earned a place in my top ten. Thanks for recommending it
>  Compa!

I'm glad you liked it! I was pretty surprised at the quality of it myself, this show really deserves more recognition than it gets.

So... You wanna switch bodies with me?~ <3

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10-06-2015, 02:59 PM
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I'm now watching this, thank you very much!

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10-06-2015, 03:31 PM
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The manga was great, and the work the author did before, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, was hilarious, too.

I haven't seen the anime yet, though I plan to, but if you liked the anime, give both books' series a shot.

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10-06-2015, 06:23 PM
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(10-06-2015, 03:31 PM)mis Wrote: The manga was great, and the work the author did before, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, was hilarious, too.

I haven't seen the anime yet, though I plan to, but if you liked the anime, give both books' series a shot.

Should I read the manga before watching the anime? I'm already a few episodes in.. fuck

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10-06-2015, 08:21 PM
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(10-06-2015, 06:23 PM)Tiny Wrote:
(10-06-2015, 03:31 PM)mis Wrote: The manga was great, and the work the author did before, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, was hilarious, too.

I haven't seen the anime yet, though I plan to, but if you liked the anime, give both books' series a shot.

Should I read the manga before watching the anime? I'm already a few episodes in.. fuck

I generally find that when it comes to anime/manga, I prefer to watch the anime first then read the manga after. This way you can already have a lot of the character voices in your head, and then you get to see all the extra content that didn't make the cut into the anime. By doing it this way, I don't get that "the book was better" syndrome because instead of criticizing the anime for not including everything I wanted, it's like all the extra details are bonus content I didn't even know about. Think of it as a "glass is half full" outlook on reading vs watching TV

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10-06-2015, 08:58 PM
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(10-06-2015, 08:21 PM)CompaIsMyWaifu Wrote:
(10-06-2015, 06:23 PM)Tiny Wrote:
(10-06-2015, 03:31 PM)mis Wrote: The manga was great, and the work the author did before, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, was hilarious, too.

I haven't seen the anime yet, though I plan to, but if you liked the anime, give both books' series a shot.

Should I read the manga before watching the anime? I'm already a few episodes in.. fuck

I generally find that when it comes to anime/manga, I prefer to watch the anime first then read the manga after. This way you can already have a lot of the character voices in your head, and then you get to see all the extra content that didn't make the cut into the anime. By doing it this way, I don't get that "the book was better" syndrome because instead of criticizing the anime for not including everything I wanted, it's like all the extra details are bonus content I didn't even know about. Think of it as a "glass is half full" outlook on reading vs watching TV

hmm

yea im almost done the anime already..

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10-07-2015, 07:00 PM
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>>21490
> I'm glad you liked it! I was pretty surprised at the quality of it myself, this show really deserves more recognition than it gets.
Definitely! I was suprised that I'd never heard of it before this thread.

> So... You wanna switch bodies with me?~ <3

Any time~ <3

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10-07-2015, 09:58 PM
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I have finished the anime, and I must say. Amazing.. simply.. amazing.. lately I have been bored.. but.. I cried.. I CRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SO LONG OVER AN ANIMME

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10-07-2015, 10:01 PM
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>>21698
> I have finished the anime, and I must say. Amazing.. simply.. amazing.. lately I
> have been bored.. but.. I cried.. I CRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SO LONG OVER AN
> ANIMME

It really is something... I still need to read the manga, and I want to check out Yankee-kun to Megane-chan as @mis mentioned. I'll probably do that when I'm finished with Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero

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10-07-2015, 10:14 PM
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(10-07-2015, 10:01 PM)CompaIsMyWaifu Wrote: >>21698
> I have finished the anime, and I must say. Amazing.. simply.. amazing.. lately I
>  have been bored.. but.. I cried.. I CRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SO LONG OVER AN
>  ANIMME

It really is something... I still need to read the manga, and I want to check out Yankee-kun to Megane-chan as @mis mentioned. I'll probably do that when I'm finished with Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero

I need a new anime to watch help me out, im in bed, with laptop, with whiskey. Halp

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10-07-2015, 10:33 PM (This post was last modified: 10-08-2015, 04:30 PM by CompaIsMyWaifu.)
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>>21700
>  
>  I need a new anime to watch help me out, im in bed, with laptop, with whiskey. Halp

I'd say the best place to start would be the Top 10 Anime/Manga thread here, it's got a lot of variety from everyone's suggestions

Otherwise if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. These two videos should be enough for you to decide if you want to watch it: (I can only post one vid, so the first is a link)

NSFW loli make-out scene


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10-08-2015, 03:32 PM
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I really liked this show, finally an anime where they actually finish a season without any cliffhanging.

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11-08-2015, 12:17 PM
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I actually have this anime in my to watch list.

Will probably end up seeing it sooner than expected\.

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11-08-2015, 12:56 PM
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>>25337
> I actually have this anime in my to watch list.
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> Will probably end up seeing it sooner than expected\.

You'll enjoy it, I was suprised at the quality of the anime and I'm kind of sad that it ended.
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11-08-2015, 05:59 PM
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(11-08-2015, 12:56 PM)Almighty Wrote: >>25337
> I actually have this anime in my to watch list.
>  
>  Will probably end up seeing it sooner than expected\.

You'll enjoy it, I was suprised at the quality of the anime and I'm kind of sad that it ended.

Right now I'm watching OniAi. It's pretty nice quality

You might like it but it's somewhat eeh. Not bad anyways

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