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Witch Hat Atelier, Volume 8 by Kamome Shirahama

sunshine169's review

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4.0

This was a heavy volume!

antivancrowe's review

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adventurous dark hopeful lighthearted mysterious reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Character 4| Setting 5| Plot 3.5| Art 5| Enjoy ability 5

Overall rating: 4.5

It's been awhile WHA. I did have a little bit of trouble remembering who some people were, but I think it's cause it's been ages since I read vol. 7. 

This volume felt like a nice light hearted change from the events in 7 until it wasn't 💀

Shirahama still manages to impress me with her art, it's beautiful and she kept drawing hands and they were so pretty. AHH I love this manga so much!

theladydoor's review

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adventurous 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

4.5

spoko's review

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

2.75

The artwork is still excellent but, wow, did the quality of the writing take a dive. Really hope it picks back up in the next installment.

ainay's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted 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

4.0

diaadiary's review

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dark funny 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? It's complicated

4.0

pikalibri's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective 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

4.5


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milili's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted 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

5.0

quirkycatsfatstacks's review

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4.0

 
Summary:

Coco lives in a world where magic exists. Unfortunately, she's no magician. That's the one thing she's desperately wanted to be ever since she was a little girl. However, she has also been told that magicians are born, not made. Until one day, Coco sees something that changes her life. Now, she's a witch in training.

Every day, Coco learns something new about magic. Frequently, she's learning how magic can help everyone around her – she just has to get creative at times. Unfortunately, not everyone views the magic the same way as her.

Review:

Oh wow, Witch Hat Atelier Vol. 8 kinda gave me all the feels. A lot is going on here, and most of it will make you want to hug one character or another (or, you know, all of them at once!). It's the perfect addition to the series.

This volume gets bonus points for delving into the complexities of magic and healing. There are good reasons for outlawing magical healing (we've seen extreme examples of why), but it feels like there should be a middle ground. As this volume shows, drastic laws only make the people with less means suffer.

I also love the creative way in which Coco and her friends view magic. You'll love this volume if you also enjoy that side of the story! Their problem-solving skills were really put to work here in probably their toughest (and most emotional) trial yet.

Highlights:
Magic Academy
Magical Writing
Secrets Galore

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mistymeadows's review

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adventurous hopeful lighthearted 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? It's complicated

4.0