Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
|Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches|
Cover of the first volume of Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo as published by Kodansha
|Genre||Romantic comedy, Drama, Supernatural|
|Written by||Miki Yoshikawa|
|English publisher||Crunchyroll (digital)|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Magazine|
|Original run||February 22, 2012 – ongoing|
|Directed by||Mamoru Hoshi, Masataka Takamaru|
|Produced by||Yukiko Yanagawa|
|Written by||Shin Ogawa|
|Original run||August 10, 2013 – September 28, 2013|
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Japanese: 山田くんと７人の魔女 Hepburn: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo?) is an ongoing manga series written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa. The series has been published by Kodansha in their Weekly Shonen Magazine since February 22, 2012. The series has been licensed in Chinese by the Taiwanese publishing company Tong Li. It was adapted into a live-action television drama which aired on FujiTV from August–September 2013. On October 26, 2013, Crunchyroll announced a partnership with Kodansha where it would distribute chapters digitally to 170 countries.
- 1 Conception and development
- 2 Plot
- 3 Media
- 4 Notes
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Conception and development
Manga author Miki Yoshikawa's previous work, Flunk Punk Rumble ran in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 2006-2011, with a total of 211 chapters. Her editor suggested for her next project that she write a one-shot for Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. She developed two stories: a prototype story for Yamada-kun and The Demon's Classroom. The second story was initially chosen, but became difficult to run because the main character was a grade school girl. The prototype Yamada story eventually became the first chapter for Yamada-kun.
In the Natalie interview, Yoshikawa said that she had thought of the body swapping idea in the Yankee-kun days, and had researched some medical books on the differences between men and women, both physically and emotionally, but generally went with it because she liked the idea. "It just kind of came to me, but I was wondering how a guy finding himself in a girl’s body would react, and the reverse". She treats a body-swapped character as an entirely different character.
When it was noted that the main characters for both of her works were delinquents, Yoshikawa replied that those types of characters came easily for her, as she grew up in the lower end of Tokyo. The characters and their names are not based on her friends so that they can act crazy. She tries to vary each kiss, but mostly uses the side angle to make sure it comes through. With regards to kisses between members of the same gender, she replied that wasn't intended to target any specific demographic but just "an inevitable outcome."
Ryū 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. On the suggestion of student council vice-president Toranosuke Miyamura, they revive the Supernatural Studies Club. The supernatural phenomenon-obsessed Miyabi Itō soon joins the club. The club encounters other "witches" with different powers that are activated with a kiss. A transfer student, Kentarō Tsubaki, becomes a part of the club after nearly causing a fire to the old schoolhouse. Upon discovering the identity of the seventh witch, Yamada supposedly has his memories of the witches erased, but it instead affects the witches and the students involved. While the student council tries to impede his progress, Yamada restores the memories of the witches with a kiss, and gathers the seven witches for a ceremony where he wishes for the powers to go away. He confesses his love to Urara and they become a couple. He is recruited to the new student council where he learns that he still has his witch copying power, that the witch powers have been allocated to other girls in the school, and there are multiple groups of witches.
Ryū Yamada (山田 竜 Yamada Ryū?) is an apathetic delinquent who finds high school boring and is failing in his school's academics. That is until he meets Shiraishi, the student ace of the school, who is able to swap bodies with the person she kisses. Yamada has the power to copy the powers of people that he has kissed, but up to one power. He is portrayed by Yusuke Yamamoto in the live-action adaptation.
Urara Shiraishi (白石 うらら Shiraishi Urara?) is introduced as the student ace; she holds the highest grades in her class, but is bullied by other students who are envious of her academic success. Her decision not to go to college worries the teachers and the student council. When she discovers her body-swapping powers with Yamada, the two resolve each other's problems in school; she begins to make friends and have a social life. Toranosuke Miyamura appoints her the president of the Supernatural Studies Club. She is portrayed by Mariya Nishiuchi in the drama series.
Supernatural Studies Club
Miyamura revives the Supernatural Studies Club when he learns of Yamada and Shiraishi's body swapping ability. He appoints Urara to be the president. Miyabi joins the club and Tsubaki later joins after some events. Following the encounter with the seventh witch, Yamada leaves the club.
The members of the Supernatural Studies Club include:
- Toranosuke Miyamura (宮村 虎之介 Miyamura Toranosuke?), the student council vice-president who convinces Yamada and Shiraishi to join the dying Supernatural Studies Club as a de facto meeting place for the two to swap bodies. Miyamura discovers the two's ability to swap bodies through observing the Yamada-possessed body of Shiraishi. His older sister, Leona, once attended the same school but fled in fear of the seventh witch's powers. In the TV drama series, Miyamura is portrayed by Ide Takuya of the J-pop band Ships.
- Miyabi Itō (伊藤 雅 Itō Miyabi?), a girl who is obsessed with supernatural phenomenon who one day decides to join the Supernatural Studies Club to the club's surprise. She can be naive at times, after purchasing evidence of "supernatural" phenomena in order to join the club. Yoshikawa remarked in an Natalie intereview that Ito seems to be very popular among her male readers. She also remarked that Miyabi is "not all there" so she is easy to make come alive. Itou is played by Reina Triendl in the TV drama series.
- Kentarō Tsubaki (椿 健太郎 Tsubaki Kentarō?), a transfer student who has a crush on Shiraishi. Yamada discovers that Tsubaki will be the accidental cause of the old schoolhouse's fire from frying tempura.
The witches are girls at Yamada's high school that have acquired special powers that are reflective of their desires. This power is applied when they kiss someone, with exceptions of other witches, the boys with special powers such as Yamada (who copies the ability) and Tamaki (who can cut and paste the ability), and people who are already under the influence of another witch. Some powers such as body swapping and charming are cancelled out with another kiss. The seventh witch's powers operate differently from the others.[ch. 73,74] Witch powers can be taken by Tamaki or allocated to a new witch if he takes a second witch's power while holding the first, as demonstrated with a senior girl and Noa Takigawa.[ch. 77] It is rumored that when all seven witches are gathered, they can fulfill someone's wish.[ch. 75] The witches seem to be chosen among the smartest girls in the school.[ch. 77]
Besides Urara Shiraishi, there are the following witches:
- Nene Odagiri (小田切 寧々 Odagiri Nene?), the second vice-president of the student council, she competes with Toranosuke Miyamura as a candidate to be the next student council president. The club discovers that she is a witch with the ability to capture the hearts of people she has kissed, including Yamada's friend Ushio, who continues to pursue her regardless of whether or not he is charmed. She is the first student to regain her memories after Yamada meets the seventh witch,[ch. 73,74] but in her interactions with helping Yamada, it becomes apparent to Tamaki and Haruma that she is putting aside her own feelings of love for Yamada.[ch. 73-77] She later becomes the clerk of the new student council.[ch. 92] Nene is portrayed by Ito Ono (Haruna in High School Debut) in the drama series.
- Meiko Ōtsuka (大塚 芽子 Ōtsuka Meiko?), the third witch that the club encounters; she uses telepathy to communicate with whomever she kisses. Shiraishi in Yamada's body meets her in an after school make-up class and the two become friends. In the drama series, she aspires to become a manga artist.[ep 3] She is portrayed by Karen Miyama.
- Maria Sarushima (猿島 マリア Sarushima Maria?), a transfer student who is able to see a glimpse of the future from the perspective of the person she kisses. After learning that she would be responsible for a fire at the old school building, she stops attending school, but Yamada and his friends help her out. In the drama series, she has a different vision, and is still attending school when she meets Yamada; she has lived in the United States.[ep 5] and is portrayed by Fujiko Kojima.
- Noa Takigawa (滝川 ノア Takigawa Noa?), a first-year student who causes trouble around the school with her three other friends. She is a witch with the ability to see a traumatic memory of the person she kisses. After Yamada sets her straight and helps her situation, she develops a crush on him. In the drama series, she is a former child actor but suffers a traumatic event in junior high.[ep 4] She is portrayed by Airi Matsui (former member of Sakura Gakuin).
- Mikoto Asuka (飛鳥 美琴 Asuka Mikoto?) is the student council secretary and Haruma's personal bodyguard. While she appears kind and collected, Asuka reveals a sadistic side to herself when she captures Yamada. Although she is one of the witches, prior to the events of the series she willingly allows Tamaki to take her powers. In the drama series, she is a witch who makes herself invisible to whomever she kisses. Her background shows a distrust of boys who would leer at her or want her to be something she is not. However, she has a crush on Yamazaki.[ep 6] She is portrayed by Ryoko Kobayashi.
- Rika Saionji (西園寺 リカ Saionji Rika?), a mysterious "seventh witch" who is able to erase a person's memories regarding witches. Whenever a person learns about her name, she approaches them and gives them a memory wipe. She is able to use her powers without having to directly kiss someone. In her first appearance, she carries a parasol and wears gloves. She tells Yamada that she has perverted habits such as not wearing underwear. Since a witch's powers do not affect Yamada, Saionji's memory erasure power reverses and instead erases the memories of his schoolmates regarding witches, and replaces them with other people in Yamada's role. Later, Yamada discovers that Rika cannot erase someone's memory more than once,[ch. 75] and her power also erases her existence in others' memory, save for a few individuals. When the seven witches are gathered and the ceremony commences, Rika reveals that the wish is activated with her kiss. In the drama series, Rika and Leona become friends as they discover the notebooks and the witches, but Rika's kiss makes Leona forget her.[ep 7] She is portrayed by Yukie Kawamura.
Yamada learns that the witch powers have been given to a new set of girls,[ch. 95] and they are slightly different from the previous powers.[ch. 98] Miyamura later learns that these witches actually preceded the seven that Yamada gathered,[ch. 110] and that there are other clusters of witches with such powers.[ch. 110,111] Some of the recurring witches include:
- Tsubasa Konno, a basketball player,[ch. 97] has a submission ability, but unlike Nene's charm ability, the people she kisses will obey her commands rather than try to please her out of love.[ch. 97-100]
- Nancy is a delinquent student who has the power to erase people's memories concerning witches.[ch. 102,103] She thinks she can save the witches by erasing their memories. She later asks Yamada-kun if he remembers her from his past.[ch. 103] She and Sid[note 1] monitor the witches and which students they affect.[ch. 107]
- Kotogi Moegi, a petite student who enjoys playing with her doll. Yamada determines that she can read someone's thoughts,[ch. 105] specifically anyone that the doll has kissed.[ch. 106]
- Aiko Chikushi, a glasses-wearing girl with long dark hair who makes money by fortune telling.[ch. 108] After reading a person's future, she tries to change it by disguising herself as a superhero and intervening in the conflict.[ch. 109]
- Momoko Seishuin, a class 2-1 student and has a plump body,[ch. 112] has a body-swapping powers, like Urara Shiraishi's ability, but her power isn't looked into, so the people she kisses will body-swap with the host.[ch. 112-113]
Yoshikawa has mentioned that many of the characters in the storyline are school peers, and hardly any adults:
- Ushio Igarashi (五十嵐 潮 Igarashi Ushio?) is Yamada's schoolmate and friend from middle school. After he and Yamada go their separate ways in high school, Yamada learns that he is under the influence of Odagiri's capture power. He remains loyal to Odagiri, even after the power is canceled out. He will do anything for Odagiri which includes making her the next student council president. He is portrayed by Shōtarō Mamiya in the drama series.
- Haruma Yamazaki (山崎 春馬 Yamazaki Haruma?) is the president of the student council. In contrast to his aloof and perverted exterior, he is actually extremely cunning. He accomplishes his goals by manipulating and blackmailing clubs, including the Supernatural Studies Club. Along with the president, the rest of the student council is aware of the existence of witches. Yamazaki manipulates Yamada to find the identities of the seven witches by indulging him with information regarding the witches. He uses the identity of the seven witch as a final test to determine his successor. He later tries to prevent the witches from gathering, but eventually relents in order to determine why he ended up becoming president and to bring back his erased memories. In the drama series, Haruma discovers he has the "witch killing" ability, that is he can take a witch's power with a kiss, and give it back with another kiss.[ep 6] He is portrayed by Hidenori Tokuyama.
- Shinichi Tamaki (玉木真一 Tamaki Shinichi?) is a so-called Witch Killer who has the power to remove a witch of her power and use it as his own. He is introduced as having the fifth witch's "invisibility" power, which makes him unnoticeable to schoolmates. He usually keeps to himself and can be rather snide when approached. After Yamada meets with the seventh witch, Tamaki teams up with Yamada to reverse the effect of her powers. He later discovers he has the ability to "paste" the power back to a witch. He becomes the treasurer of the new student council.[ch. 92]
- Leona Miyamura (宮村 レオナ Miyamura Reona?), Toranosuke's older sister is a former member of the Supernatural Studies Club. After learning about the seventh witch's name, Leona stops attending school in fear of the witch's memory wipe, and hangs out in her room where she types on her computer. She likes to use scissors like throwing knives at intruders. She later reveals that Haruma and she were the former members, and that he told her to flee when he discovered the seventh witch's power. In the drama series, she stops attending school because her memory was wiped by the seventh witch.[ep 7]
- Midori Arisugawa and Jin Kurosaki are first-year students who join the student council as the new vice-presidents.[ch. 93] Midori is described as an airhead with big breasts while Jin wears a hoodie and has a rebellious attitude.[ch. 92,94] Yamada discovers that Midori purposely acts flirty,[ch. 107] but is alone at class..[ch. 113]
The manga is written and illustrated by Miki Yoshikawa and serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The first chapter was published in 2012's 12th issue, released on February 22, 2012. The series is also released in tankōbon volumes, the first of which was published on June 15, 2012, and the latest, volume 12, on May 16, 2014. On October 26, 2013, Crunchyroll announced a partnership with Kodansha where it would distribute chapters digitally to 170 countries using a new service called Crunchyroll Manga. This includes an English translated version.
A live-action drama began airing on August 10, 2013 on Saturdays on FujiTV at 11:10pm. It stars Yusuke Yamamoto as the title character Ryū Yamada, and Mariya Nishiuchi as Urara Shiraishi. Its theme song is "Time Machine Nante Iranai" by former AKB48 headliner Atsuko Maeda. She described the song as "cheerful and fun" and hopes it will liven up the show. Sponsors include Samsung, which included the show's characters in their related commercials broadcast at the time.
The average rating for the series was 6.3%.
|Mamoru Hoshi||August 10, 2013||6.9%|
|Ryū Yamada has a hard time at school, with lousy grades and being bored. He notices model student Urara Shiraishi as she climbs the stairs. He walks past her, but then slips and crashes into her. When he wakes up, he finds himself in her body! Yamada goes through the rest of the day as a girl, and discovers that Urara has been a victim of bullying, which he remedies. The two try to change back and discover that it was not the collision that causes the body swap but a kiss. Later on, Yamada has to pass a midterm, so he swaps with Shiraishi again, just in time for the girls' P.E. class. As Yamada (as Shiraishi) undresses, a stalker takes a picture, so he follows him and beats down the stalkers. Toranosuke Miyamura, the student council vice president, discovers the two's secret and revives the Supernatural Studies Club.|
|Mamoru Hoshi||August 17, 2013||7.3%|
|When he receives a kiss from vice-president Nene Odagiri, Yamada discovers that he has not swapped bodies. He and Miyamura try to confirm this by kissing when Miyabi Itō arrives, much to their embarrassment. The guys explain that it is an initiation for the club, so Ito surprisingly kisses Yamada. Later Miyamura and Ito find themselves idolizing and fawning over Yamada. Ito takes Yamada to a closed-off room, but they learn from Odagiri who is with Ushio Igarashi that there is a captivation power that is the cause of this. Back at their club room they experiment and learn that Yamada has the ability to copy the power. Igarashi arrives and asks for Yamada's help to kiss Odagiri as she has fallen in love with Yamada.|
|Masataka Takamaru||August 24, 2013||5.2%|
|At supplementary class, Yamada meets Meiko Ōtsuka, a bespectacled girl who draws manga, and determines that she is a witch when she kisses him and does not swap bodies. Yamada shares the power with Miyamura and Ito, and discovers it is telepathy. They can hear Otsuka's thoughts as well as that of her dog, who is a pomeranian that's been styled to look like a shiba inu. Otsuka tells the gang she wants to pass the math exam so she can follow her father's footsteps in becoming a doctor, but Yamada learns she really wants to become a manga artist. The club agrees to help, but during the test, Yamada gets really sick from some cookies Otsuka baked and ruins their chances. Yamada interrupts Otsuka's meeting with her mother at an academic counseling session so that Otsuka can reveal her true aspirations.|
|Mamoru Hoshi||August 31, 2013||5.7%|
|Yamada tries to kiss Noa Takigawa but is rejected. They learn that she is a former child actor. They tail her and her associates, but are unable to discover anything. When the council receives reports involving students being pelted with paint balloons, Yamada tries to tail Noa as she may be the next victim. After he kicks off a balloon, he and the club capture Noa's three associates. Noa kisses Yamada, who learns that her power is to discover someone's past trauma. While resolving Noa's issues with her past, Yamada realizes he should reconcile with Ushio regarding their broken friendship.|
|5||"Miraitoushi" (ミライトウシ)||Masataka Takamaru||September 7, 2013||6.9%|
|Yamada quickly learns that Maria Takayama is a witch whose power is to see a glimpse someone's future when she kisses someone. He and the club go on a summer beach trip, but Yamada has beach cleaning duties there. Maria explains her situation to Yamada and friends but when she accidentally kisses him, she and Yamada get a vision of Shiraishi lying prone on the floor at the bottom of some stairs with a pool of blood, so Yamada rushes everyone home. They try to prevent the accident from happening, but the vision does not change, and more things begin to fall into place.|
"Tōmei ningen" (トウメイ人間)
|Mamoru Hoshi||September 14, 2013||6.3%|
|Yamada learns of a "witch killer", that is, someone who can take away a witch's power. He tries to get further information from the student council president Haruma Yamazaki, but his secretary, Mikoto Asuka captures and ties Yamada up. He learns that Asuka is a witch who becomes invisible to whomever she kisses. Shiraishi and Itō talk wih Asuka and learn about her background: that she does not like being stared at by guys, so she learns martial arts. Meanwhile, Miyamura distracts Yamazaki so that Yamada can check the office for the notebook. When student council exec Isobe arrives, Yamada swaps places with him. They learn that Yamazaki likes Asuka because she is willing to do anything for him. When told this, Asuka sneaks a kiss on Yamazaki but they discover she does not turn invisible to him, which makes him the witch killer. After an inadvertent kiss by Sarushima, Yamada gets a vision where Shiraishi sadly follows Isobe; he freaks out when he realizes he is in love with her.|
|Masataka Takamaru||September 21, 2013||6.6%|
|Ito and Shiraishi come across an embarrassing picture on Miyamura's phone. Ito suspects that he is a double agent. Yamazaki reveals that he will select his successor by whoever can bring him the seventh witch. Yamada and Shiraishi try a body swap to get information from Miyamura but it does not work as he can easily see through it. Miyamura later reveals the truth behind his participation in the club: his sister Leona had her memories erased by the seventh witch, who happens to be a girl that Shiriashi encounters Rika Saionji. Rika explains that she and Leona used to be friends and discovered the notebooks concerning the witches, but when she kisses Leona, she makes her forget. She agrees to help the club, and reveals the ripped page from the volume. Yamada and the gang learn that there is a ritual when all seven witches are gathered, but the data is in the final volume, which is mysteriously delivered to their club, swiped from the president's desk.|
"Majo fūin" (魔女封印)
|Mamoru Hoshi||September 28, 2013||5.5%|
|Yamada and the club try to gather the seven witch girls in order to conduct the ritual that will grant them a wish. At first, only half of the girls agree to do it, but the others eventually join. During the actual ritual, Saionji feels chilly and wishes for panties, but that becomes the final wish, and that they won't have another chance until the next year. They come up with an idea: Yamada can get the witch killing power by kissing the president, and cancel all the powers. However when he kisses Saionji, he will forget everything concerning the witches. He decides to do it anyway. Shiraishi feels sad that he does not remember but realizes she loves him so she confesses to him. He ignores her but she follows him and they fall down the stairs. Yamada begins to remember and finds Shiraishi and they kiss.|
An animated promotional video (PV) was released by Liden Films on August 26, 2013. The video was directed by Seiki Takuno. Ryu Yamada was voiced by Ryōta Ōsaka, and Urara Shiraishi was voiced by Saori Hayami.[ch. 76] In June 2014, Liden Films launched a website with news that it would be producing an original anime DVD to be released on July 16.
- Vol. 1 (ch. 1–7): 山田くんと７人の魔女（1） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (1)] (in Japanese). June 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384696-6.
- Vol. 2 (ch. 8–16): 山田くんと７人の魔女（2） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (2)] (in Japanese). August 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384727-7.
- Vol. 3 (ch. 17–25): 山田くんと７人の魔女（3） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (3)] (in Japanese). October 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384754-3.
- Vol. 4 (ch. 26–34): 山田くんと７人の魔女（4） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (4)] (in Japanese). December 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384789-5.
- Vol. 5 (ch. 35–43): 山田くんと７人の魔女（5） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (5)] (in Japanese). February 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-384819-9.
- Vol. 6 (ch. 44–51): 山田くんと７人の魔女（6） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (6)] (in Japanese). April 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-384857-1.
- Vol. 7 (ch. 52–60): 山田くんと７人の魔女（7） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (7)] (in Japanese). June 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-384882-3.
- Vol. 8 (ch. 61–69): 山田くんと７人の魔女（8） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (8)] (in Japanese). August 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-394916-2.
- Vol. 9 (ch. 70–76): 山田くんと７人の魔女（9） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (9)] (in Japanese). September 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-394928-5.
- Vol. 10 (ch. 77–85): 山田くんと７人の魔女（10） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (10)] (in Japanese). December 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-394986-5.
- Vol. 11 (ch. 86–94): 山田くんと７人の魔女（11） [Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (11)] (in Japanese). March 2014. ISBN 978-4-06-395011-3.
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