- Voiced by: Minami Shinoda (Japanese), Stephanie Wittels (English)
A fifteen-year old witch from Yokohama who moves in with her relatives the Kuramotos. She has a black cat named Chito as a familiar.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Her magical affinity is darkness but that just means she can use people's shadows as mana.
- Basically lampshaded when first revealed, as she and her friends are told that affinity with Darkness is pointedly not like the Dark Side of the Force.
- Diary: She keeps a diary that she writes in everyday. The first time she made it home by herself without getting lost she was excited to record it.
- Ditzy Genius: She's pretty skilled at magic, but she's quite lacking in other departments, like social skills (not getting that Nao might not appreciate getting a creepy and highly poisonous Mandrake plant as a gift, for example), she utterly lacks a sense of direction, and she's frequently quite childish.
- Familiar/ All Witches Have Cats: Her cat Chito
- Friend to All Living Things: She even likes frogs.
- Hime Cut: Her hair is in what is basically a hime cut, probably to show both her girlishness and her devotion to an old traditional practice like witchcraft.
- In Training: To be a witch.
- Nature Lover: As Kei says upon seeing her get really excited in the forest, "Witches get really pumped up when they're in the forest and stuff."
- No Sense of Direction: Kei comes to pick her up at the bus station because she's known for this. When she arrives she denies it and promptly sets off in the wrong direction, although she manages to get by well later with proper directions.
- Parental Abandonment: She doesn't know where any of her family is and has no means to contact them. This seems to be a product of them being magical.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt/ Tights Under Shorts: Very rarely are her bare legs visible. She usually wears either long pants or black tights in conjunction with a skirt or shorts.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: She and her sister are very different, as Lampshaded by Inukai.
- Witch Classic: Bordering on Cute Witch. She wears black robes (occasionally) and rides broomsticks and has a black cat, the whole shebang.
Chito (or Shade) is Makoto's cat and familiar. She is the standard black.
- All Witches Have Cats: She's Makoto's cat.
- Cats Are Magic: Her meows can only be understood by a witch.
- Talking Animal: As long as you are a witch.
- The Unintelligible: Only Makoto and other witches knows what she's saying.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: As Makoto explains later in the manga, Chito is not really a "cat" per-se, but it's rather a cognizant magical being in the form of a cat.
- Weight Woe: Nao tells her that she has gained weight, she responds by sitting on her neck.
- Voiced by: Kana Aoi (Japanese), Christina Kelly (English)
Another witch and Makoto's older sister who drops in to see Mako on a whim after wandering around Africa. Playful, doting and carefree, Mako claims she's a big deal in the witch-world.
- Big Sister Mentor: Although how useful she is as a mentor is up for debate, but both Makoto and Chinatsu consider her so.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Is actually very competent at magic... when she isn't messing around... and bothers to show up at all.
- Cool Big Sis: to Makoto, but also acts like this toward Chinatsu and Kei.
- Child Prodigy: Makes chocolates that turn people into animals (very difficult magic) on a whim and they mostly work.
- But Now I Must Go: Tends to leave just as suddenly as she appeared and with about as much explanation.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Her hair is pale and her skin is dark. In her first appearance, she was seen wandering in a desert, complete with a camel, so it could be that the sun tanned her skin and bleached her hair to some extent.
- The Dreaded: She is called "The Mountain Eraser" because years before, she accidentally turned a mountain into sand, and it scattered with the wind.
- Eccentric Mentor: To Makoto and Chinatsu.
- Familiar/ All Witches Have Cats: Her familiar is a laid-back Siamese cat named Kenny.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She drinks a lot and most of her traveling seems to be finding new places to party.
- The Lad-ette: Likes to sit around, freeload and drink.
- MacGuffin: The rock salt block she gave Makoto is later used as an extraction aid for drawing out mana from Shore Rabbit's teeth.
- Mystical White Hair: Has light hair, she's known to be a big deal in the magical world and is the most overtly magical person in the manga.
- My New Gift Is Lame: She's a terrible gift-giver. Her souvenirs from her African journey are all raw materials, such as crude oil and cacao beans. And a T-shirt that happens to read "Burkina Faso" in Japanese.
- Red Baron: "Mountain Eraser", for turning a whole mountain into sand. Later she gains "Cliff Scooper" for the same reason.
- She considered this as more of an Embarrassing Nickname.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: She and her sister are very different, as Lampshaded by Inukai.
- Shipper on Deck: She is one for Kei and Nao, though they both vehemently deny it and tend to ignore her suggestions.
- Walking the Earth: Said to be "journeying" aka wandering around wherever, possibly just on a whim. Kei calls it "living the vagabond life." Previous places she's been include Libya, Ghana and Mali. She can use magic to travel great distances instantly.
- Witch Classic: A Hot Witch, or she seems to think so at least.
- Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese), Kyle Jones (English)
Akane's siamese cat familiar. Passive and wise, Kenny is an anthropologist recreationally, and is Anzu's mentor.
- Eyes Always Shut: He's a Siamese Cat, and this is often done to show how he's laid back.
- Hidden Depths: He studied Archeology and traveled the world on his own.
- The Mentor: To Anzu. Kenny advises her and helps to nurse her interest in Archeology.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like in Chito's case, it's not really a "cat", but a magical being in the form of a cat.
- Voiced by: Shinsuke Sugawara (Japanese), Adam Gibbs (English)
The unusually calm eldest son of the Kuramotos, he's usually providing straight-faced humor. He is a very dedicated cook, and as such, the people that meet him deem that he has somewhat girly hobbies.
- Blatant Lies/ Consummate Liar: Most of his jokes are lies told with complete seriousness.
- Fantastically Indifferent: The very first magical thing that happens in the story is Makoto and Chinatsu swooping in on a broomhe gives zero f*cks about it.
- Green Thumb: really good at gardening and teaches Makoto and Chinatsu how to grow a vegetable garden. He also seems to weed for fun.
- Oh Me Accents Slipping: Kei's accent gets thicker whenever he's farming or doing other rural activities.
- Real Men Wear Pink: When Makoto remarks that he seems to enjoy cooking, she also says it makes him a little girly. His response is, "For real? Guess I'll be popular with the guys."
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: He has to say this once about Makoto to Chinatsu and again to Akane about Nao.
- Straight Man: A lot of his comedy comes from his Fantastically Indifferent attitude played agains the strange surroundings. Even his Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? moment isn't delivered with the over the top comedy of others but in a more subdued matter-of-fact manner.
- Troll: Massive troll. Played for Laughs.
- Unfazed Everyman/ Fantastically Indifferent: No powers himself but is completely unfazed by the magic that goes on around him.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's really bad with haunted houses, especially the Jump Scare ones.
- Voiced by: Eri Suzuki (Japanese), Juliet Simmons (English)
The younger daughter of the Kuramotos who is enamored with the idea of witches. She later decides to try out learning to be a witch and becomes an understudy to Akane, Makoto and Inukai.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Always making comments about how such and such things is a 'grown-up' taste or 'grown up' attitude.Chinatsu: Yeah, I heard you stop getting surprised when you grow up.
- Constantly Curious: always curious about witch things, or asking lots of questions. In chapter 8 she has a rapid question and answer session with the fortune teller.
- Does Not Like Spam: Hates bakke (a type of sprout native to Japan)and says it's an adult taste that is not for kids.
- Friendly Rivalry: With a Shore Rabbit she nicknames Hamabe. But it's mostly played for laughs.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Mundane Utility: What did Chinatsu do when she actually gained magic? Why, soak Inukai and Makoto with the magical equivalent of a squirt gun, of course!
- Nice Girl: Chinatsu is a very sweet young girl, as well as an eager apprentice for Akane and Makoto.
- Sempai/Kohai: After Akane accepts her as an apprentice, she starts calling Makoto her sempai.
- Sleepyhead: She tends to fall asleep whenever Makoto has to give her reports. Given that Makoto has to make them at night, Chinatsu is usually pooped by the time Mako has to go out.
- Tagalong Kid: Often tagging along with Makoto and her sister.
- Translator Buddy: To her dad, because of his thick accent.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: When after being accepted as a witch, Makoto asks her what she wants to do, and she says she wants to build a gingerbread house and eat children. Then runs off saying she was kidding.
- Witch Classic: Of the Cute Witch type, after she asks Akane if she can be her apprentice.
Nana and Keiji Kuramoto
Chinatsu and Kei's parents, they show up rarely compared to their children. Nana is a professional Illustrator for children's books. Keiji is a professional farmer who speaks in a nigh-unintelligible form of regional Japanese.
- Captain Obvious: Mom Kuramoto, just like her son.
- Open-Minded Parent: both of the Kuramotos. They took in Makoto without a second thought and treat her warmly, allow Pretty Freeloaders like Akane to loaf around whenever they want to and encourage Chinatsu to learn to be a witch, saying, "Wow, a witch! So cool, do it, do it!". Might border on Hands-Off Parenting.
- lampshaded later by Akane: "Your parents are really lenient, aren't they?"
- Tohoku Regional Accent: Uncle especially has a thick Tsugaru-ben accent to prove he's from the sticks.
- The Unintelligible: Uncle, because of his thick accent.
- Unfazed Everyman/Fantastically Indifferent: Just like their son Kei, whenever strange things happen they take them in stride. Inukai lampshades this when Chinatsu's mom sees her in human wolf form and just says "Oh! What a cute guest!"
Kei's and then also Makoto's friend who goes to the same school. Her parents own a liquor store.
- Braids of Action: done in Girlish Pigtails, to highlight her tomboyish personality.
- Brutal Honesty: She refuses Makoto's creepy present of a Mandrake immediately. Later, she tells Chito she seems to have gained weight.
- Muggle Best Friend: To both Kei and Makoto, although Kei isn't a witch; he's just in on the weirdness.
- Odd Friendship: She and Chito get along really well. Chito considers her very pretty, while Nao likes to spend time with Chito. Keep in mind, Chito is a cat.
- Straight Man: To everyone, but especially Kei and Makoto.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: She's often ticked off at Akane's suggestion of her and Kei becoming an item. It's not that she would mind being with Kei, but she's more uncomfortable at Akane's insistence.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of frogs, so of course Kei tells Makoto to show one to her.
A witch the same age as Makoto whose family runs the Witch cafe, Cafe Conchesio. She also works there as a waitress. Collected and knowledgeable, Anzu aims to become an anthropologist.
- Ojou: She lives in a Big Fancy House that also has her family's cafe in it, and can act fairly superior.
- Mistaken Identity: When Makoto first met her, she assumed she was the head of the household and a very powerful witch who was using magic to look young. Nope, she's said witch's daughter. When the mother shows up, Makoto briefly thinks it's the same person, and her illusion magic just wore off.
- The Stoic: She always wears a morose expression, even when surprised.
- Younger than She Looks: Even though she's the same age as Mako, it's pointed out by several characters that she has the airs and presence of an older person.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She is considerably more experienced than Mako, even though they're the same age.
A shy ghost who cooks and serves in the cafe. Formerly a doctor but died of an illness she caught from a patient.
- Invisibility: Hers can be forcibly canceled by application of an energy-altering magic circle, but she can re-assume it without issue.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: She appears to be fully sentient and not tied to the cafe itself. There is also mention that ghosts can 'go where humans cannot', but this is only briefly touched upon.
- Really 700 Years Old: She was born in Meiji 39 note , but looks about as old as Akane.
The ghost of a samurai from the Edo period note . He has recently been allowed back into the world but has been told he must learn the ways of the current world before he can reincarnate. Starts helping out at Cafe Conclusio and has a massive crush on Hinata.
- Barred from the Afterlife: Has been told he must learn the ways of the current world before he can move on.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The main reason he starts helping out at Cafe Conclusio and for his attraction to Hinata.
- Haunted Fetter: Although it doesn't bind him to the residence, he starts haunting a pot owned by one of his desendants.
- Really 700 Years Old: Would have been born during the Sengoku era and knew Ieyasu Tokugawa in his previous life.
- Voiced by: Mari Hino (Japanese), Chelsea McCurdy (English)
Akane's beleaguered acquaintance who meets Makoto and company at a Cherry Blossom festival posing as a fortune teller. She is also a witch, if one of questionable morals. Because of a drunken incident involving Akane and magic chocolates, she unwillingly transforms daily into a humanoid dog during daylight hours, which has considerably affected her life for close to a year prior.
- Baleful Polymorph: After eating Akane's potion chocolates she turned into a humanoid canine person. Apparently she turns back to human at night.
- Beautiful All Along: Invoked. She is noted to be very beautiful by various characters; that is, whenever she's not in her dog form. She's from Akita, an area known for beautiful women, which Chinatsu points out makes her an Akita-inu and her canine form in fact resembles that breed, much to her distress.
- Con Man: Tried to pull one on Makoto when pretending to be a fortune teller."I will now begin the divina...TION!! Ohh...oohhh...ohh...is...that how it is...I...get it. I get it...Finally...This time as finally come...um...in order to confirm the divination results I'll need you to write down one more thing...okay, first...write down your phone number, postal code, address, family structure, blood relatives, and whatever other personal information you can think of."
- The Faceless: Initially when wearing her clothes that covered her from head to toe, including her face (so you can't see she actually looks like a dog).
- Familiar: A white hamster named Algernon. Chinatsu mistakes it for a mouse.
- Fangirl: of Jackie Chan, apparently.
- Fortune Teller: At the carnival. She later sets up an actual shop.
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum: After considerable toil to obtain it, Akane is able to give her an elixir to cure her transformation for good, but when she tries it, her nephew doesn't recognize her (as he's more familiar with her dog form). As such, she opts not to drink it for the time being.
- Large Ham: Seriously hams up her role as a fortune teller.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: As it turns out, Inukai ate the chocolate that turned her into a dog person over her own, drunken free will despite Akane's protests.
- Meaningful Name: Inu (dog) and kai (spirit/apparition).
- Phrase Catcher: When she's a dog"So cute!" and variations.
- Phony Phony Psychic: She is a fortune teller at the cherry blossom festival...who doesn't tell an actual fortune but tries to con Makoto for personal information...but in reality she actually is a witch.
- Unwitting Test Subject: She believes Akane tricked her into eating one of her chocolates that turn people into animals. It turns out she got drunk enough to willingly eat the chocolate, despite Akane's warnings, and couldn't remember when she sobered up.
An older witch who supervises Inukai and Makoto, whose mode of transportation is a flying motorcycle.
- Bag of Holding: It seems that hers is quite cluttered.
- Cool Bike: It flies.
- Quest Giver: Beside monitoring young witches she also functions as a job agent, which ties herself to the next trope.
- Secret Shop: She can also exchange job rewards with various magical items. Makoto bought from her a special salve that enables inexperienced witches and muggles to see the unseen.
- Smoking Is Cool
The Mizuha Family
A family of three who happened to be in the region. The mother contracted Makoto for a babysitting job.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Yomogi is quite cute.
- Weather Manipulation: The family bloodline grants them the power to manipulate rainfall. They were on the 'peak season' and needed for sudden jobs, necessitating the sudden babysitting contract.
An upperclassman in Makoto's school who happens to be a witch.
- Clever Crows: Her familiar is a crow.
- Face of a Thug: Has a semi-permanent scowling expression not unlike those of Satsuki Kiryuuin.
- Hidden Depths: She is sweeter and friendlier than she appears at first glance. It's also implied that she was eager to find a peer witch to be with.
- Magic Staff: Carrying one as a magical focus is her family tradition.
- Perpetual Frowner: Has a stare that can break through walls.
- Senpai Kouhai: She's Mako's upperclassman both in school and in witchcraft.
- Tsurime Eyes: To the point that she looks quite intimidating.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She has a strong aversion to earthworms.
Harbinger of Spring
- Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Kregg Daily (English)
A magical entity who is said to bring about spring.
- Animal Motifs: He has the face/mask of an owl and seems to have no trouble getting to high places.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite dressing mostly in black and looking fairly intimidating (to Chinatsu anyway) He's a very friendly guy.
- The Fair Folk
- Nice Guy
- Painting the Frost on Windows
Harbinger of Summer
Another magical entity whose job is to maintain and regulate the coming of summer.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: He seemed to prefer appearing as a blond young man, at least when interacting with people.
- Animal Motifs: His true form is vaguely reptilian, but Nana labels him as a dragon.
- Blatant Lies: His whole pitch about meteorology and global warming. Even Chinatsu doesn't buy it.
- The Fair Folk
- Foreign Exchange Student: He poses as one to stay around Makoto's town.
- I Ate WHAT?!: He brought an otherworld delicacy as a present for the Kuramoto. He then teaches Makoto the softening spell for it, then after they all had eaten the delicious snack he reveals that they just ate diamonds.
- Magical Underpinnings of Reality: So far he's the harbinger with a clear role.
- Magitek: He communicates with Harbinger of Spring over what looks like a cellular phone.
- Painting the Frost on Windows: His main job is to harvest/remove the Bulbs of Winter, thus preventing freak snowfall in summer.
Hamabe the Shore Rabbit
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A small, rabbit-like creature that protects a local beach and the people who visit there.
- Expy: Basically a Mokona with large eyes.
- Friendly Rivalry: Lampshaded with Chinatsu, he gives he a tooth as a trophy for besting him at a bunch of games.
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A dark figure surrounded by mist that delivers newspapers to witches that wait on their front porches in the morning.
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A giant whale that flies through the sky. On its back are stone ruins from an ancient group of people who used to live there.