Burn the Witch Volume One Advance Review

Burn the Witch Manga Cover

A year ago, I had a chance to review the anime adaption for Tite Kubo’s Burn the Witch, now thanks to Viz Media, we’re going to get a look at the Manga.

Collecting the One-Shot and Chapters 1-4, the story begins within Reverse London, inhabitants of Reverse London who live in the hidden “Reverse” side of London can see the dragons. Even then, only a selected few become qualified enough as witches or wizards to make direct contact with them. Here’s an interesting fact, historically 72% of all the deaths in London are related to dragons, fantastical beings invisible to the majority of the people.

While it is a mystery to a few, but there have been people who have been standing up to dragons, it involves an organization called Wing Bind, or WB. An organization for dragon conservation and management. Their mission is to protect and manage the dragons within London on behalf of the people, we meet our protagonists, witch duo Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole who are protection agents who work for Wing Bind. Ninni and Noel find themselves on the run with a fugitive who’s like catnip for dragons. Will they manage to pull off a happy ending, or has their story just been cursed?

Burn the Witch One-Shot Promo
Image Credit: Shueisha Inc

It truly was a great and fascinating idea to bring the Supernatural world of Bleach and merge it with this world of fantasy and magic. I was impressed with Kubo’s artwork and his detail in Character Designs and his taste in fashion. As I have mentioned before in the review for the Anime Adaption, whether it be the partnership involving Noel Niihashi and Ninny Spangcole, from the banter, temperament, and their ways to handle a situation right up to their fighting style is written and displayed well; The balance between expository story elements and action-adventure elements is perfect.

Be sure to pick up your copy on October 19th!

Final Grade:

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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