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Witch Hat Atelier, Volume 9 by Kamome Shirahama

25 reviews

marissasa's review

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emotional mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This volume has lots going on, from the start of the Silver Eve festival to the introduction of the King of Ezrest and the Three Wise witches together. The standout moment for me was the chapter on the Knight of Moralis Luluci's backstory, and how the author handled the issue of peeping as an active form of sexual assault that must be punished just as any other form of sexual assault. It was refreshing to see the harm that victims suffer from acts such as voyeurism not be downplayed, and to see the importance of consent talked about. It also goes deeper into the morality of the rules of the Day of the Pact, and whether it is okay to lie to civilians about magic and its supposed limitations. Coco and Tartah show so much development as they struggle to reconcile the two conflicting sides of the argument and I can't wait to see what they eventually do about it.

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chaconne's review against another edition

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5.0


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teatowel's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This book continues Coco's struggle with the ethics of magic, and tells the backstory of one of the knights moralis, focusing on the theme of sexual assault and victim blaming. The book has a trigger warning and tells the reader what page to skip to if they need. It handles dark themes well.

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library_kb's review

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challenging dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

A lot of this book felt a little bit like a filler novel because it was more worldbuilding rather than plot or character developing. However, the end character development of Coco and Tartah and their struggles with the rules of witches imposed on them was really good. Plus, the chapter with the Knights Moralis and the peeping contraption had a great message and helped me understand the knights moralis better, even if it could have been skipped without affecting the plot. 

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pastelkerstin's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

Manga and anime often have a problem with normalising sexual assault, so to read a manga that not only includes a trigger warning and tells you which page to go to to skip the sexual violence, but also treats the whole topic with seriousness and support for victims is such a relief. In a sea of sexist boundary-breaking ecchi content, even in manga that is primarily a different genre than ecchi, Witch Hat Atelier is a safe harbour.

Shirahama-san has managed to create a diverse fantasy world with a central moral conflict (magic and the laws limiting its use) and moral ambiguity and I'm excited to see where she will take us.

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purplepenning's review

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adventurous emotional medium-paced

4.25


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_ac28's review against another edition

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dark lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.0

New topics were introduced, and as the volumes advance, they get more and more serious and interesting. Really excited for volume 10!

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stardusstie's review

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adventurous dark emotional funny hopeful mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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aubdotcom's review

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

Loved the Luluci bit, monopoly art, festival arc! 

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respheal's review

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dark mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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