It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday Favorites, but I like to. It lets me me talk about something unrelated to the usual cycle of things I have going on here; it lets me talk about what’s on my mind right now.
Lately, I’ve been on an anime kick– you’ll know this if you watched my latest weekend vlog. I’ve been revisiting an old favorite, Cardcaptor Sakura, and diving into a couple of new ones, one of which being Yamada-Kun and the 7 Witches.
It started with a commercial on Crunchyroll and an interest in all things magical. The title spells out pretty clearly that this anime is about a boy named Yamada and the 7 witches he encounters in his high school. It all starts when he meets Shiraishi.
Bookish and lonely, Shiraishi is the first witch the rough-around-the-edges Yamada meets. He accidentally swaps bodies with her when the fall down the stairs. Shiraishi figures out that they can swap back with a kiss. Yamada finds that he can kiss and swap with others too. Soon, it is revealed that Shiraishi is actually the body swapper and Yamada’s power is to copy other witches’ powers.
There are 7 witches and a sinister student council at this school and Yamada encounters powers such as telepathy, invisibility, and the ability to see the future.
What surprised me is this show is less about the witches and more of a love story.
Meet all of the 7 witches and watch Yamada soften in these 12 episodes. It’s such a cute love story, and the title sequence is irresistible– I took these caps way before I decided to write about it!
Any anime recommendations highly recommended! I love: Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Inuyasha, The Big O, and now Yamada-Kun and the 7 Witches!