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The two new witch groups that appear in the second witch war (chapter 91-onwards) in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches.

Warning: The story has several plot twists and other revelations upon revelations. Beware of spoilers.

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The Reborn Witches

    Jin Kurosaki 

Jin Kurosaki

Kurosaki is the first witch to be revealed of Takuma's witch group. His full entry can be read on the page for the other characters of the second witch war.

    Masamune Ichijo 

Masamune Ichijo

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The third witch to be introduced of the group of witches that arose after Yamada erased the original seven witch powers at the ceremony. He is one of the main villains of the second witch war as he has used his power on a lot of students under leadership of Ushio and Asuka. It all ends when Ushio uses the seventh witch's power on him, making him temporarily forgotten by everyone at school.

He has the power of stirring up people's emotions. Unlike the other witches, he doesn't need to kiss his victims, but can use his powers by simply shaking their hand.

Officially, he's on the boys' basketball team, but he never shows up for training. Unofficially, he's a member of the Japanese chess club.


  • Ambition Is Evil: He has always strived for high positions like basketball team captain, Class Representative, and student council executive - and when he wants to become president, he crosses the line by putting tons of innocent students under his power.
  • Attention Whore: Tamaki thinks that Ichijo is not ambitious for more complex reasons, but just wants attention.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: While most witch powers can be used for both good and bad (some more than others, of course), Ichijo's power seems to be entirely bad. There's really nothing heroic about enhancing people's negative emotions and making them feel very unwell. And of course, he's one of the biggest jerks of the series.
  • Chewing the Scenery: He doesn't like holding long speeches, but he does ham it up during his short speech - he punches the table and shouts loudly to rouse the other students.
  • Delinquent: While he doesn't hang out in a gang and start street fights like the standard delinquents of the series, he's still one by virtue of being absolutely obnoxious and causing trouble at school in his own way.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, he loses his power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Dirty Coward: He may act all that high and mighty, but he's scared out of his mind when Yamada confronts him and is even persuaded to reveal Yuri's ability (though he is interrupted).
  • Emotion Bomb: His power is dubbed "the power of provocation" by Miyamura. He is able to stir up people's feelings - and since no-one can handle such an emotion overload, they need to take it out on someone. This usually results in his victims being very jealous and clingy or irrationally angry, acting on their impulses even if they cannot really explain why.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Tamaki. While both strive for the position of Student Council President, they have vastly different reasons: Tamaki doesn't want to be alone and wants to have friends, while Ichijo just wants to be a leader for the sake of it. This is made much clearer after Tamaki's Character Development. He also indirectly serves as a counterpart to Odagiri and Konno for using his power for a less than noble goal.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's a nasty piece of work who makes tons of students suffer by putting them under his equally nasty power just so that he can reach his goal... and he leaves a cafe without paying for his drinks.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Yamada is quite surprised that a short, plain-looking junior boy is the dangerous witch that has messed up Itou and Shiraishi.
  • Faux Affably Evil: If he really wants to, he can put on a sleek facade. After all, he tricks all the students to be put under his power with a polite greeting and a handshake.
  • The Heavy: He's neither the mastermind behind the rallying against the student council or the Big Bad, but he's the one who has been the most direct cause of chaos and discord by using his power on everybody and his mother.
  • Jerkass: As Arisugawa eloquently puts it: "His personality stinks". The reason why he had no success with anything before acquiring a witch power was because of his bad attitude.
  • Meaningful Name: Masamune is written with the kanji that means "political domination" while Ichijo means "number one article", fitting his ambition and goal.
  • The Napoleon: He's not very tall, and he does - like the popular culture depiction of the real Napoleon - strive unscrupuously after so much power as possible.
  • Non-Action Guy: He cannot fight at all and is easily subdued by Yamada.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, he is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers and his own if someone with the copy power uses it against him.
  • She Is the King: Gender inverted. Despite being a guy, he’s still called a "witch" ("majo" in Japanese which literally means "magical woman").
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Fitting with his Jerkass image, his language is slightly fouler than that of most characters.
  • Sixth Ranger: Trope-wise, he doesn't fit entirely into the Japanese chess club's Five-Man Band, and he's not an official member, but he works closely together with them and is seen with them so often that he might as well be considered one of them.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only makes a handful of on-screen appearances, most of them in chapter 135 and 138, but due to his power, he is The Heavy for most of the second witch war.
  • Smug Snake: He is seen acting very intolerable and arrogant in most of his appearances, usually wearing a complacent smile.
  • Spiky Hair: His hairstyle looks like a mix of Miyamura's and Sid's.
  • Tsurime Eyes: He has them, and he surely has the self-confidence associated with them.

    Yuri Miura 

Yuri Miura

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The fourth witch to be revealed of the reborn witches. He is one of the leaders and instigators (though officially only a rookie) of the Japanese chess club along with Ushio and Asuka. Unlike other witches, he doesn't activate his power with a kiss, but with a headbutt. He has the very dangerous power of mind control.

After the student council election, he leaves the chess club and becomes the secretary of the new president Tamaki's student council in order to prevent Yamada and Tamaki from holding a ceremony. After Tamaki's presidency is over, he runs for office and becomes the new student council president.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, he has married Himekawa and had a son with her.


  • Affably Evil: He is polite and one of the more civil villains of the series, but still makes it clear that he is not one to be messed with.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Yamada literally beats some sense into him, he goes on his knees and begs Yamada to save Himekawa.
  • Anti-Villain: While he far from acts sympathetic, he has sympathetic motives like any other villain in the series: he wants to save Himekawa from sadness.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: A guy who uses his power by headbutting (and is one of the strategists of his team, indicating a big brain) has a very big forehead and a hairstyle that emphasizes it.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: His witch power is one of the most dangerous and weaponized ones in the series, given that he can actively use it to cause damage, contrary to most other powers where you cannot directly control the effect - and of course he's one of the villains and will gladly use his power to do bad things.
  • Best Served Cold: When he finds Himekawa hurt, presumably by Yamada, he swears revenge against Yamada. However, at that point of time, he's still a junior high student, so he chooses Suzaku as high school so that he can take his revenge once he starts there.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He becomes this with Asuka at the end of the second witch war after Ushio does a Heel–Face Turn. He's also in a secret duumvirate with Dark Takuma after the second witch war and until the third ceremony.
  • Big Entrance: He tries to do this when summoned to the school on a Sunday by arriving on a bicycle.
  • Bishōnen: He has a more feminine-looking face than most other male characters (Takuma and the Suzuhuara twins being the exceptions), having big eyes with big irises (when he actually opens them) and a rounder face with a pointed chin (the other guys have more square chins).
  • Bondage Is Bad: Yamada thinks he's into it due to having heard that despite his usual sadism, he suddenly mellows out when he's together with Himekawa. Turns out to be not true, given that Himekawa isn't exactly a dominatrix.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Of the Unlucky Childhood Friend subtrope. He was obviously crushing on Himekawa all along, but she never had any romantical interest in him and fell in love with Yamada when she started high school. The "unlucky" part is eventually subverted, and he becomes a victorious childhood friend.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: At the third ceremony, Takuma pulls his pants down as part of his Time-Freeze Trolling Spree.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, he loses his power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Double Agent: After the second witch war where he helps out Dark Takuma with starting a ceremony, but also helps out Tamaki in the student council with starting yet another ceremony - until the time comes for Dark Takuma to act.
  • The Dragon: He acts as this to Dark Takuma after the second witch war, while simultaneously being his Double Agent.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His love for Himekawa remains his motivation all the way through.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He will not mess with anything he considers a person's "belongings". This includes girlfriends. However, he does issue the warning that he may change his principles sooner or later.
  • Evil Genius: Of the Japanese Chess Club - he is obviously smarter than the two other rookie members as well as Ichijo, and he seems to be in charge of certain plans.
  • Evil Is Petty: Just like Ichijo, he adds insult to injury by not only making the school a chaos and mind-controlling innocent people, but also leaving a cafe without paying for his drinks.
  • Evil Reactionary: His goal is using the ceremony to recover everybody's memories so that Suzaku High can "return to the way it should be", i.e. its state one year ago, instead of just accepting that time (and Himekawa) move on.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time, anyway. He tends to open them during his more villainous moments.
  • First-Name Basis: For some reason, all characters call him by his first name only.
  • Forehead of Doom: Just look at the picture! Covered by bangs, but still... It's probably supposed to be a clue to how he uses his power.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was just an average kid who got along well with and cared a lot about the Girl Next Door. Then, they suddenly grew apart because she started prioritizing her new friends in high school more, understandably upsetting him. Seeing her acting all weird because her memories had been wiped was the last straw, and he put on the villain mantle to save her and get her back to normal.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Yuri is usually a girl's name.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: He had the same hairstyle as a young child.
  • Hard Head: He headbutts so hard that Yamada is knocked to the ground and cries out in pain. Yet, it doesn't at all hurt himself.
  • Heel–Face Mole: He pretends to have gone through this to become the student council secretary and further his scheming with Dark Takuma. A variation since Tamaki knew all along that it was fake and had his own reasons to keep Yuri around.
  • Heel–Face Turn: A faked one when he joins Tamaki's student council as the secretary. He pulls a real one when Yamada finally gets through to him and convinces him that the way of helping Himekawa is not letting her be an Empty Shell without any memories. By the time of the end of the series, he's a competent and responsible student council president.
  • It's Personal: He's only villain who has a personal score to settle with Yamada (unlike the others who'd have left him alone if he hadn't interfered with their plans), for breaking Himekawa's heart.
  • Knight Templar: At first, his reason for wanting to take revenge against Yamada for breaking Himekawa's heart is justified since he didn't know that she had kissed Yamada because of a witch power, but since he still wants to take revenge after learning about Himekawa's power, he ends up in the territory of this trope.
  • Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: When they were kids, they were Just Friends, but as they grew older, he fell in love with Himekawa, the neighbor's daughter. He eventually ends up marrying her.
  • Longing Look: He gives those to Himekawa when he's talking to her. That's how Kaori was able to figure that something was going on between them despite Yuri's professional demeanor.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Though Ushio appears to be the Big Bad, there are clear hints that Yuri may have been stringing him along all the time. He has been noted to tell things that may not be true (for example, that Ushio and Odagiri were a couple) to make Ushio act.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His Man Behind the Man manipulation techniques are pretty damn ruthless.
  • Mind Manipulation: His power. He enters the subconsciousness of his victim, sees the world through their eyes, and can directly control their actions with his thoughts.
  • More Than Mind Control: The dangerous thing about his manipulation power is that he can decide what his victim will do, but not why his victim will do it. Instead, the victim will find a reason to do it that matches his/her general personality. For example, when he forced to Odagiri to vouch for Ichijo with a speech, Odagiri phrased the speech with her own words, and when Yamada (who had copied the power) wanted Noa's Shoba keychain, Noa just felt like giving it to him in another declaration of romance.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Kaori says that he is the only Japanese chess club member to treat her at least half-decently. Given his general personality, though, there is a chance that he's not being nice to be nice, but simply because he doesn't want to scare their test subject off.
  • '90s Hair: He has a bowl cut. Justified when he was a kid, since he was born in the 90's.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, he is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers and his own if someone with the copy power uses it against him.
  • Origins Episode: Chapter 168, combined with Villain Episode.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: His habit of lifting his witch power from people as soon as he's done using it may seem benevolent, but is most likely this trope given that he can only use it at one person at a time. That's probably also why he made Ichijo lift his power from Shiraishi and Itou - because the power can be annoying or even dangerous towards his own group if the victims aren't on his side.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: In the weeks after his Heel–Face Turn, he continues to be a bit of a jerk, like when he smugly says he hopes the Supernatural Studies Club will be abolished. At the end of the school year, he has become a much nicer and more mature person, however.
  • Second Love: To Himekawa, who had Yamada as her First Love for all of her high school years, but eventually ends up marrying Yuri.
  • She Is the King: Gender inverted. Despite being a guy, he’s still called a "witch" ("majo" in Japanese which literally means "magical woman").
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He is said to be rather sadistic, but yet is always calm and can act nice when he wants to.
  • Student Council President: Becomes this at the end of Yamada's third year, taking over after Tamaki.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Initially, he was affable and had standards despite being a villain. Later on, probably because he's desperate to win against the growing resistance, he drops much of his niceness and becomes more ruthless and obnoxious.
  • The Unfettered: He simply stops at nothing as long as he can return Himekawa to the way she used to be.
  • Use Your Head: How he uses his power.
  • Villain Episode: Chapter 168 centers around him, his goals and his past with Himekawa.
  • Villainous Crush: His infatuation for Himekawa is unwavering, even when he becomes a villain. (In fact, that sort of is what makes him become a villain)
  • Visionary Villain: Oddly combined with Evil Reactionary. He has great visions of how the ideal Suzaku High where Himekawa is happy again should be - just too bad that he wants to turn everything to square one to reach that goal.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His goal of making Himekawa happy again is very benevolent for a villain motivation, to the point that he could have been a straight Hero Antagonist if he wasn't a ruthless jerk about reaching his goal.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In his very first appearance (more than 20 chapters before his official introduction), when he's seen from behind and from a distance in a group shot of the Japanese chess club, he has light-colored hair in a more "modern" hairstyle instead of the purple bowl cut he has in his finalized character design.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has violet hair.
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    Alex Spencer 

Alex Spencer

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A foreign student from the United States, he is The sixth witch to be introduced of the reborn witch group. Not being able to make friends in Japan has made him frustrated, and as such he got the body-swap power.

He becomes a member of the tennis club and possibly some other sports clubs after Yamada helps him make friends.


  • Accidental Athlete: When Yamada was making Alex popular, he accidentally realized that Alex's body is athletically amazing, causing several sports clubs wanting Alex to join them.
  • Americans Are Cowboys: He wears a cowboy-styled witch hat on the cover of volume 25.
  • Anime Accent Absence: He speaks perfect Japanese without any grammatical errors. And as per the typical tendency of the trope, his actual English is filled with grammatical errors ("You surprise? So funny reaction!"), probably because it was written by a Japanese writer.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He has so much power in his body that Yamada - who can casually punch holes in brick walls - struggles to control his strength after swapping bodies with him.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, he loses his power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • First-Name Basis: Everybody - including Yamada and Odagiri who are otherwise keen users of people's last names - calls him by his first name. Probably because the Japanese students are aware the first name basis is much more common in the US. Weirdly enough, Alex himself calls Yamada and Odagiri by their last names.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: He has been in Japan since the start of Yamada's third year.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: He has the reborn version of the body-swap power.
  • Funny Foreigner: He provides comedy by being either way too blunt or way too cryptic by Yamada's standards. One thing that is mostly Lost in Translation (except when lampshaded) is his weird speech pattern; he tends to form Japanese sentences that are grammatically correct, but awkward-sounding.
  • Gentle Giant: He is very tall and muscular and possesses immense strength, but he's always calm and wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Gorgeous Gaijin: He is a good-looking (tall and muscular) American. However, as something unusual, he has red hair instead of blond hair.
  • Gratuitous English: You can't be an American in a Japanese manga without making use of this trope, can you? He speaks fluent Japanese, but uses "miss" and "mister" instead of Japanese honorifics and will also randomly use some other English words like "okay" and "why".
  • Hunk: He is described as handsome, but is bigger, more muscular and has more marked facial traits than a Bishōnen. Even more so when a group of students are amazed when Yamada(in Alex's body) shows off.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He has stated that he "likes all girls", and is totally up for dirty body-swap hijinks. But he's a friendly dude nonetheless.
  • Mellow Fellow: One of the most easygoing characters of the series who never becomes angry or shouts.
  • Nice Guy: He has a slightly mischievous side to him, but other than that he's an easygoing Mellow Fellow who's always in a good mood and up for hanging out with others.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, he is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers.
  • She Is the King: Gender inverted. Despite being a guy, he’s still called a "witch" ("majo" in Japanese which literally means "magical woman").
  • Showing Off the New Body: When he gets to swap bodies with Odagiri, he immediately strips down to "his" underwear and talks about how a girl's body "feels pleasure".
  • Younger Than They Look: At least according to Yamada who is surprised that Alex is the same age as him.

    Hikaru Suzuhara 

Hikaru Suzuhara

Hikaru is the fifth witch to be revealed of Takuma's witch group. His full entry can be read on the page for the Supernatural Studies Club.

    Rui Takuma 

Rui Takuma

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Dark Takuma 

The seventh witch (though the second one to be introduced) of the group of witches that arose after Yamada erased the original seven witch powers at the ceremony. By being the seventh witch, he is Rika's direct successor. Like her, he has the ability to erase memories, but he also has another power that lets him "know human relationships", though the specifics of this power are never explained.

As the big surprise, he is also the last witch to be introduced in his witch group. He has a Split Personality, and his second and evil personality has his own witch power - the power to make himself appear whenever he wants. This persona is nicknamed "Dark Takuma" by Yamada.

At the start of his third year, he becomes the founder, president, and only member of the people-watching club.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, he has a sidejob as a priest and oversees Yamada and Shiraishi's wedding.


  • Affably Evil: Or Affably Jerkish if you want. Despite being untrustworthy and selfish, he's charming, often polite and seems to genuinely like Yamada and Shiraishi.
  • Agent Peacock: He's highly intelligent and resourceful, but is not the manliest-looking guy in the world and has a Camp Straight personality.
  • Alternate Identity Amnesia: The good Takuma doesn't know much about Dark Takuma and cannot remember anything he does when Dark Takuma's out. Averted with Dark Takuma because he's the original Takuma; even though he cannot act when the good Takuma's out, he's still conscious and can see the world through the good Takuma's eyes.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He states that he wants his first kiss to be with someone he really loves… After which he’s perfectly willing to kiss Yamada. It’s up for grabs whether the first comment was trolling or not. He also cheerfully looks at the underwear of all male witches at the ceremony. He’s not gay, though, as he has shown some interest in Shiraishi.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: Because his anemia forces him to stay at home on election day, he's one of only a selected few people who can remember Yamada after Ushio's memory wipe.
  • And I Must Scream: When the witch powers disappear, Dark Takuma loses his ability to make himself appear. This means that Takuma is forced to live the rest of his life as the good version of himself. However, since Dark Takuma is conscious when good Takuma is out, he essentially has the spend the rest of his life trapped in his own body while it's taken over by another entity, watching the world through the other entity's eyes without being able to do anything or communicate.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He's just as book-smart as Shiraishi, but he's not nearly as book-minded - he prefers to learn by observing and listening, and he certainly does that well; despite being in the dark about a lot of the witch-related stuff at first, he quickly came to know a lot.
  • Badass Cape: He wears the school uniform jacket like a cape, giving him a rather special and stylish appearance.
  • Bishōnen: He is more clearly drawn as one than the other male characters - not only because of his long hair, but also because of his eyes that have visible eyelashes and big irises.
  • Camp Straight: He seems to be straight as he has shown some interest in Shiraishi, but that doesn't prevent him from acting a bit flirty with other guys and showing several effeminate mannerisms. Subverted when he shows an Ambiguously Bi side to himself later on.
  • Cane Fu: His alter ego doesn't use the cane for balance, but instead as an efficient weapon.
  • The Charmer: He is fairly smooth - he easily makes Shiraishi open up and act cheerful around him, and he persuades her and Yamada to experiment with activating the witch powers before Yamada even realizes that he shouldn't be obeying Takuma.
  • Classy Cane: Classy indeed, but he actually doesn't wear it to look classy as much as he needs because of his anemia that often makes him dizzy.
  • Coat Cape: Technically a short jacket and not a coat (so the effect isn't too obvious), but this is one of the trademarks of his Non-Uniform Uniform.
  • Covert Pervert: Just as the other seventh witches, when time stood still during his ceremony, he couldn't resist the temptation of immediately looking at everybody's underwear.
  • Cryptic Conversation: He will practically always talk in this way, so if he actually gets concise, serious and straight-to-the-point, you know he's finally taking an issue seriously.
  • Dark Is Evil: The name "Dark Takuma" and the black feathers heralding his appearance should give it away; Takuma's evil alter ego is one of the most nasty characters in the series. His "witch color" (the one that spotters pick up) is also black.
  • Death by Irony: Dark Takuma, whose threat level derives from his ability to appear whenever he wants, is eventually (unwittingly) defeated by never being able to appear again.
  • Delighting in Riddles: He obviously has a lot of fun teasing Yamada with his Cryptic Conversation. It's also notable that he drops the riddle-talk when he tells Yamada the truth about Shiraishi's disappearance, because he genuinely wants Yamada to understand it.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, both good Takuma and Dark Takuma lose their powers after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Dark Takuma appears with next to no foreshadowing or warning, and he's one of the most nasty villains in the series - to Hero Killer levels, as mentioned below.
  • Ditzy Genius: His common sense doesn't quite measure up to his intelligence. He's frequently shown to be a bit out of touch with reality, especially when it comes to his reckless "standing on high places" habit.
  • Enemy Scan: As one of the seventh witch's secondary powers, he can use this to tell if someone is a witch from his own group or under a witch power.
  • Enigmatic Minion: At the start, it's very hard to tell whose side he's on because of his mysterious, sometimes not-so-friendly actions, but he seems somewhat villainous. Later, it's revealed that his good side is simply a Wild Card searching for amusement, and Dark Takuma is more of a straight villain.
  • Evil Counterpart: Effectively becomes one to Shirashi due to him continuing to satisfy his thirst for knowledge and wisdom without caring for the consequences even if he needs to aid the evil side. Shiraishi herself even points this out.
  • Evil Genius: While he was always a genius, he first ends up playing this role when the two integral members of the Japanese chess club are out of the count, so that he has to help Yuri thinking up an ingenious plan to win.
  • Face Death with Dignity: The good Takuma fully accepts that he'll be erased by Dark Takuma (even though it doesn't happen in the end) and faints with a wistful smile on his lips.
  • Fainting: He does the anemia-related version first time Yamada and Kurosaki meet him, but is saved by Yamada before hurting himself.
  • Famous Last Words: Subverted as he ends up not being erased in the end, but the good Takuma says "tell him I had a lot of fun" when he fully expects to be erased by Dark Takuma.
  • Finger-Twitching Revival: When Yamada thinks he killed Takuma by punching his stomach, the latter's fingers suddenly twitch, and Dark Takuma appears.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: He - or rather his alter ego - and Yamada met once before, during Yamada's first year, when Yamada fought him to prevent him from going after Shiraishi.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's seen sitting in a tree with birds flocking around him. However, he's cynical enough to believe that they don't really like him, but just want his food.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Rui tends to be a girl's name, but then again, he is a bit effeminate.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He has a weak smile on his face as he's about to faint and think he'll be erased by Dark Takuma. Fortunately it never happens.
  • Handshake Refusal: When Yamada reaches out his hand to introduce himself and ask for his help for the ceremony, Dark Takuma instantly slaps Yamada's hand away and follows up by taunting Yamada.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Similarly to Rika, his power isn't necessarily dangerous if his victim hasn't got any major involvement with the witches.
  • Helpless Good Side: His evil alter ego, Dark Takuma, is actually his original personality, and the more genial and weak Takuma that we're originally introduced to is a side that he created himself for unknown reasons.
  • Hero Killer: His alter ego wants to use a ceremony to erase the normal Takuma from existence (not just wipe the memory of him, but actually erase him), making him a far more sinister villain than anyone seen before in the series.
  • Hidden Badass: Despite residing in an anemia-ridden body, his alter ego is strong enough to easily beat up Yamada.
  • High-Class Glass: In the epilogue, he doesn't have his cane anymore, and yet he still looks classy because he wears a monocle.
  • I Have the High Ground: Parodied. He likes to stand on high places like ledges or even branches - presumably to look cool and imposing - but because of his anemia, he easily becomes dizzy and risks falling down and hurting himself, yet remains blissfully oblivious to this. Yamada tries warning him again and again, but to no effort.
  • Ill Boy: He is an anemic and thus doesn't go to school very often. Averted with Dark Takuma, who for some reason doesn't seem to suffer from anemia despite them sharing the same body.
  • Insufferable Genius: While he doesn't outright brag about his intelligence, he can act rather arrogant and doesn't miss a chance to tell that the not as intelligent Yamada that "knowledge is power".
  • It Amused Me: His good side's main motivation in the plot. Because of being a genius, he considers school absolutely boring, and only returned when he became a witch since he found his power interesting. He doesn't really cheer for anyone, but will work with those who can provide him the most fun and brain exercise.
  • It Has Been an Honor: After believing he is going to disappear, his good self says to Yamada that it was an honor to have met him.
  • It's All About Me: Related to the It Amused Me entry; he doesn't really want to form friendships or display loyalty, since he just cares about himself and his own amusement.
  • Jerkass: A reasonably pleasant one, but at the end of the day, he still only cares about himself and his own amusement, he doesn't keep promises, and he can be something of an Insufferable Genius. Dark Takuma dials the jerkassery Up to Eleven, not being anywhere near as affable.
  • Kick the Dog: After the good Takuma erases everybody's memories of Shiraishi, Dark Takuma can be seen inflicting pain to a bird by squashing it for no apparent reason but being an asshole - and of course to contrast him to the good Takuma who's well-liked by birds.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: His power as the seventh witch - he can wipe memories related to the witches.
  • Last-Name Basis: There is no-one in the series who calls him by his first name, and his first name is only ever mentioned during his introduction.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: For most of the series, he's a Wild Card who doesn't associate with anyone for longer periods of time, is outright stated to have no friends, and is one of the few people that Yamada doesn't trust or sympathize with. After the truth about his alter-ego is revealed, Yamada starts to understand him a bit more, and when Takuma becomes Yamada's tutor, they develop an actual friendship. This friendship remains in the epilogue where he functions as the priest at Yamada's wedding.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He has shoulder-long hair and is good-looking.
  • Magic Kiss: He uses his normal abilities without kissing, but in order to have a wish fulfilled at a ceremony, he needs to kiss the one making the wish. Since any wish can be granted, this is more or less the closest the series to comes to a really magical kiss.
  • Mellow Fellow: He’s calm to the point of never raising his voice, nonchalant, and is usually seen smiling. Dark Takuma is somewhat more hammy and aggressive, though.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking: In terms of being a witch, he isn't all that dangerous, since he - unlike Rika and Nancy - is extremely hesitant to use his amnesia power, apparently having realized how bad it would be to be forgotten by everyone. Of course, his formidable intelligence still makes him capable and not someone you'd want as your enemy.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Odagiri seems convinced that Takuma has a thing for Yamada when he talks about how he "needs" Yamada.
  • Mystical White Hair: He has white hair according to the narration (silver hair on the cover of volume 16), and he is a witch after all.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, he is immune to other witch powers except for the powers of other seventh witches.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: He wears the school uniform jacket as a cape and adds a golden clip to his tie.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The second time he talks to Yamada about why everybody forgot Shiraishi, he is noteworthily more serious and straightforward than he usually is, dropping his usual Cryptic Conversation entirely - showing that he's also a bit distraught about her sudden departure.
  • Perception Filter: As a Required Secondary Power (or at least a practical secondary power), he can do a variation of this if he wipes people's memories of someone. He will not only wipe the victim's memory of the person; he will also make it so that the victim will automatically ignore and overlook any physical evidence of the memories.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: In the end, Dark Takuma is this. He doesn't appear before the end game of the memory hunt (without any foreshadowing), and while he certainly seems menacing by beating up Yamada and dragging him off to hold a ceremony (and his existence explains why Yamada was suspended during their first year), he doesn't do anything after that and is pretty much disposed of automatically when the witch powers disappear.
  • Purple Eyes: To go with his Mystical White Hair and general tendency to speak in riddles.
  • Put on a Bus: Dark Takuma is more or less written out of the story after the witch powers disappear, since he no longer can use his power to make himself appear whenever he wants, and he cannot use a ceremony to erase the good Takuma. Though it's still possible for him to appear if Takuma faints in the vicinity of Yamada.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: He says that Shiraishi is cruel for withholding a certain secret, making Shiraishi surprised that he knows she has a secret. Takuma then suggests that the secret is that Yamada had a girlfriend back in his first year. As it later turns out, Shiraishi really was cruelly withholding a secret from Yamada, but it was not about the girlfriend from Yamada's first year; it was about the fact that she had to move overseas.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: On the school trip to the tropical island of Guam, the students are allowed change into summer clothes. Takuma still wears his school uniform... while complaining about the heat.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He obviously tries to be this at much as the school uniform can allow, with his cane, cape and golden tie clip/badge.
  • She Is the King: Gender inverted. Despite being a guy, he’s still called a "witch" ("majo" in Japanese which literally means "magical woman").
  • Sherlock Scan: How he learns things. He's able to get a lot of facts about the witches, their powers and the student council right despite having only listened to Yamada and Kurosaki's conservation for a few seconds.
  • Smart People Play Chess: The school's highest-scoring student, he starts helping the Japanese chess club after Yamada turns down his offer of an alliance, and he indeed seems to be good at Japanese chess.
  • Split Personality: He has a much less pleasant personality to himself that only comes out when he faints. This personality has his own witch power with a darker aura than Takuma’s normal powers - the power to make himself appear whenever he wants.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Dark Takuma is the original Takuma, but his friendlier alterego ended up taking over the body so that Dark Takuma can only appear whenever the other Takuma faints. At least until Dark Takuma acquired his witch power. Exactly how the other Takuma managed to take over the body from the much stronger Dark Takuma is one of numerous aspects of his character that are never explained.
  • Super Empowering: As the seventh witch, he can designate a spotter who gets their own set of powers, namely the ability to remember him even though he uses his power, and the ability to locate witches and see the colors of their auras. Unlike the other seventh witches, he never gets around to choose a spotter because he doesn't want to use his power in the first place.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Not only is his alter ego a very nasty persona who makes the normal Takuma - who can otherwise be unreliable and snake-like - look like a saint, he's also awfully strong (much stronger in a fight than Yamada). And then subverted; the alter ego is the original Takuma, making his nicer side a Helpless Good Side.
  • Sweet Tooth: He seemed very eager to taste the chocolates that Noa got as a souvenir.
  • Teen Genius: According to Miyamura, he is a literal genius, and his manner of speaking and eagerness to collect information makes it seem not unlikely.
  • Time-Freeze Trolling Spree: As all other seventh witches, he unashamedly abuses the time-stopping nature of the ceremony to expose everybody's underwear.
  • Walking Spoiler: Knowing that he's a made-up alter ego who is more or less controlled by his true evil self will make you interpret his actions before The Reveal in a quite different way. This is also pointed out by Yamada in-universe.
  • The Watcher: This is his role before Dark Takuma appears. He'll observe everything he finds interesting, but due to his Wild Card status, he states that he'll at most help other people "a little bit", and he'll not use his witch powers.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Dark Takuma is quite the psycho and has white hair. The other Takuma is nicer, but isn't perfectly pure-hearted either, given his Wild Card status.
  • Wild Card: His good side's alignment - he will work with anyone he finds entertaining, but will leave their ranks as soon as he finds something that interests him more.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has silver hair.

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The Enhanced Witches

    Tsubasa Konno 

Tsubasa Konno

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The first witch to be introduced from the other set of seven witches which were thought to have arised after Yamada wished the witch powers away, but actually existed along with the original seven witches all along. Her power is (superficially) similar to Odagiri's.

She is the captain of the girls' basketball team.


  • Arc Villain: Of her own introduction arc, though she is different from most arc villains of the series in that she only acts antagonistic toward the student council because they start meddling in her affairs, not the other way around.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Her Submission Power is certainly one of the most dangerous powers of her group, even more than Odagiri's Charm Power, but she only intends to use it to unite her team. Deconstructed as despite her noble intentions, she eventually gets Drunk with Power until Yamada helps her regain the courage she truly needs.
  • Bifauxnen: Especially on a distance she can look somewhat like a Pretty Boy as she has short hair and her body isn't especially curvy (and her boyish training clothes certainly don't show any curves).
  • Boyish Short Hair: Fits with her Passionate Sportsgirl personality.
  • Broken Ace: Before actually meeting her, Yamada thinks she's The Ace as she's sporty and gets good grades, but it turns out that she's just an ordinary girl and that she feels troubled by her responsibility to her basketball team.
  • Character Development: Starts from an indecisive girl who always needs to use her power to keep her basketball team in check to a courageous girl who doesn't need to use her power to unite her team. Even when Ichijo puts some of her team members under his power, she isn't swayed.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: At the second ceremony, Nancy flips up her skirt and pulls down her Modesty Shorts as part of her Time-Freeze Trolling Spree.
  • Compelling Voice: Her power is similar to Odagiri's Charm Person power, but the main difference is that Odagiri's victims fall in love with her and obey her out of loyalty, so if they find it better to Odagiri's well-being to disobey an order, they can do it. Tsubasa's victims, on the other hand, don't fall in love with her; they automatically go into a short-lived trance and are physically forced to obey her orders, making her power more fail-safe.
  • Cry Cute: When Yamada uses her own power against her and tells her to never lose courage.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: In the same fashion as Odagiri and Takigawa. Yamada shows her what she does wrong, helps her, and she becomes friendlier and starts to crush on him.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, she loses her power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Determinator: Physically, she is one; she insists on keeping a basketball game going even though she gets a huge wound on her knee. Emotionally, not so much. She admits she's a people-pleaser and will often change her mind if someone doesn't like her decisions. She presumably becomes more strong-willed after Yamada uses her power on her and orders her to never lose courage.
  • Drunk with Power: Didn't handle her submission power very well until Yamada saved her.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: When she is Drunk with Power, the sheer stress and mental exhaustion of using her ability gives her face a mummified/zombie-like look.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: For some unexplained reason, Yamada is surprised that a sporty girl is a witch.
  • Foil: To Odagiri. While Odagiri abuses her power to amass an army to become Student Council President, Konno only want to use her power to unite her team because she cannot find courage to do so otherwise. Both eventually come to stop abusing their powers due to Yamada forcing Character Development into them.
  • The Generic Girl: Her actual personality doesn't stand out much, and the more important parts of her arc are her circumstances as well as showing how even decent people can get Drunk with Power if they have no restrictions. At the end of the chapter in which Yamada helps her, a Flavor Text also states that she was an ordinary girl who wanted to get along with her team.
  • Genki Girl: Not usually, but in amusement parks, her enthusiastic side appears.
  • Grew a Spine: After being a pushover towards her team, she learns to stand up for himself after Yamada orders her to do so by using her own power against her.
  • Hot Witch: She is good-looking and a witch, so it's inevitable.
  • Instant Wristwatch: She looks at a wristwatch at the second ceremony when she notices how Kikuchi is appearing exactly on time. Otherwise, she isn't seen wearing one.
  • Jerkass: She starts out as one, putting unfair pressure on her co-players and being quite antagonistic towards the student council. She ends up as the much more friendly girl she originally was when Yamada talks some sense into her.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While she did need to be stopped from abusing her ability, she's right in that she initially didn't do much wrong other than playing basketball, and the student council members were rude for just suddenly meddling with her affairs.
  • Modesty Shorts: She wears her basketball shorts under her uniform skirt. Not that it prevented Nancy during the ceremony to pull them down and still look at her panties.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Her power trip came from how she felt left out when she became the team captain, since the others starting trash-talking her behind her back and refused to show up to the strategy meetings - she simply didn't want to feel that way again.
  • Nice Girl: What she originally was (to the point of being a people-pleaser) and becomes again (though much better at standing up for herself this time) after Yamada helps her.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers and her own if someone with the copy power uses it against her.
  • Odd Friendship: In later chapters, she's often shown hanging with Chikushi who's much more strait-laced than her and has wildly different hobbies (basketball vs. fortune-telling and street heroics).
  • Out of Focus: After her own mini-arc, her plot importance is minimal, and she isn't characterized and hyped as strongly as Nancy and Himekawa.
  • Passionate Sportsgirl: Is the captain of the girls' basketball team.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: As a sporty girl, she has mentioned that she has never worn dresses in her spare time before her date with Yamada.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: She is fairly plain-looking when she's in her training clothes, but as shown on her date with Yamada, she becomes very pretty when she puts on makeup and a nice dress.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her crush on Yamada develops after he shows his benevolent side and helps her.
  • Tomboy: Most of the time, there isn't anything noteworthily feminine about her looks and personality.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Even though she is a tough sportsgirl in school, it is shown that she has a quite romantic approach to having her first kiss, and that she wants to look pretty to the boy she likes. Yamada even lampshades it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Saketoba according to the cover of chapter 181.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Really just wanted to get along with her team and bring them to victory, but obviously couldn't find out how to use her power reasonably.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Same shade as Yamada.

    Kotori Moegi 

Kotori Moegi

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The third witch to be revealed of the second set of witches, this one with the power of telepathy. Unlike the other witches, she saves Yamada, not the other way around.

She is not a member of any clubs.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: Downplayed. She isn't outright hated, but most students don't interact with her and find her weird because of her interest in playing with dolls.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: The fact that she still plays with dolls might be chalked up to simply keeping a childish interest (just like some grown-up men still play with model trains), but the fact that she genuinely considers the doll her best friend and prefers "talking" through it rather than talking herself - even in serious situations - makes her seem more than a bit weird. Add to that the fact that she doesn't seem to have entered puberty yet despite her age, and you could have a field day trying to diagnose her.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: A teenage girl who is childlike and plays with dolls just so happens to look like a child who is actually young enough to play with dolls.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Her power was stolen temporarily by Ushio, making her a normal student until he gave it back to her for the ceremony.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She seems to worry a lot about what her friends (especially Yamada) think about her, and as such, she often cannot bring herself to tell them something she thinks will upset them, even if it's crucial information. Case in point: When she read Yamada's mind, and when her power didn't work on Shiraishi.
  • The Comically Serious: She's not especially serious, but she never goes over-the-top in showing her emotions, making her calm (almost Shiraishi-like) reactions to some of Yamada's antics quite funny.
  • Cool Loser: She only has a couple of friends in her huge class which isn't exactly much for someone who is kind, polite and very helpful. She is by far the most justified cool loser in the series, though, in that students are weirded out by her playing with dolls and as such stay away from her. Those who have gotten to know her are generally fond of her.
  • Cute Witch: She is a witch and very cute so it's inevitable.
  • The Cutie: She has a cuter and more childish design than the other characters, and there isn't any trace of maliciousness in her.
  • De-Power: She loses the power permanently after Shiraishi's departure.
  • Eating Lunch Alone: She does it in the quad, but it's justified. She has put her mind-reading power on all of her classmates as well as a few other people she wants to protect, and since it's mentally exhausting for her to hear others' thoughts constantly, she sometimes gives herself a break by isolating herself as the thoughts become more muffled on a distance.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: For some reason, Yamada is surprised that a small, very young-looking girl is a witch.
  • Foil: To Otsuka. Otsuka never attempted to overcome her shy personality - she just wished to speak to people without words. She only used her power on her two friends. On the other hand, Kotori uses her power to protect her classmates even if she might be seen as an outcast due to Satori. In addition, Kotori displays more maturity than Otsuka (prior to the latter's Character Development), being cool, kind and calm to Otsuka's shy personality and Drill Sergeant Nasty alter ego.
  • Flower in Her Hair: She wears a flower in the left side of her hair and is a cute, young girl.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite appearing to be a weird little girl who plays with dolls, she can be surprisingly mature and thoughtful - this is appropriately pointed out by the other characters.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She calls Yamada a weirdo after he pops out to try and help her (after she’s lost her memories of him), even though a weirdo is what she is seen as by most of the students.
  • Indirect Kiss: She uses her power this way, by first kissing Satori and then having Satori "kiss" someone else (touching their cheek or mouth with her face).
  • Kiddie Kid: Zigzagged. Despite her age, she still likes to play with dolls and stuffed toys, but she also has moments when she is one of the more mature and considerate witches - incredibly, she is more responsible with her power than Yamada is when he copies it. Unlike many other examples, the trope is clearly used on purpose here as she is directly acknowledged as somewhat weird for playing with dolls.
  • Meaningful Name: Both her name Kotori (whose most common meaning is "little bird") and surname Moegi certainly refer to her being extremely adorable. On a side note, her hair color is the same as her surname (Moegi means light green/yellow).
  • Mind over Manners: The main point with her seems to be showing that even if you can read minds, people don't necessarily have anything to fear from you. She's always sweet and polite and doesn't make a big deal out of others' thoughts. She withdraws from others at lunch break to avoid hearing their thoughts too clearly and will always offer to lift her ability if someone doesn't like having their mind read. As such, the student council trusts her much more to put up a shield than Yamada.
  • Morality Pet: Somewhat to Nancy. She acts softer than she usually does when she's around Kotori.
  • Nice Girl: Bordering on Extreme Doormat. Nobody is forcing her to but she still protects her whole class against other witches' powers, having to constantly read their mind in class, when they're not even her friends. She also has a friendly and polite, if a bit cautious, attitude beyond that.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: A splash page mentions that she finds a pitch dark world to be beautiful. There's also her doll which she apparently considers cute, even though it's anything but.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers.
  • Older Than She Looks: She is actually 17, but she's very petite. Yamada lampshades it by saying that she looks like an elementary school student.
  • Out of Focus: While probably the most important enhanced witch after Himekawa and Nancy because of how her power is used to shield people, and because of her role in Ando's arc, she still gets a lot less focus and characterization than those two.
  • The Quiet One: She doesn't talk much, preferring to talk to people through her doll. It isn't known exactly how she does it, but it looks like she either changes/muffles her own voice or uses ventriloquism.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She invokes this trope when she is playing with Satori, as she keeps her shy personality while presenting Satori as more outgoing and feisty than herself.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: She has golden eyes, and fittingly she's a witch.
  • Tareme Eyes: She has them, and she is cute and a bit shy.
  • Telepathy: Her power is similar to Otsuka's telepathy power, but is more powerful in the sense that she can read others' thoughts whenever she wants, unlike with Otsuka who could only read others' thoughts if they chose to transmit them to her. Also, she can use her doll as some sort of intermediary to transfer kisses so that her power becomes one-way - she can read others' thoughts, but they cannot read hers. She lost the power temporarily when Ushio revealed himself to be a witch killer and stole it from her.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Even though she is the same age as the rest of the cast, she is obviously designed to invoke this trope with her childlike appearance and cutesy, innocent personality.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Dumpling soup according to the cover of chapter 178.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If she had actually been to able to open her mouth and tell Yamada about how Shiraishi was under Ichijo's witch power, a lot of the trouble of the second witch war could have been prevented.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She has started putting as many students as possible under her power to find out who stole her notebook. While it's only to prevent sensitive information from being leaked, Noa points out that it's still an unwise idea since she might lose herself to her power or feel guilt because of the discord this whole incident may cause. She gets help from the Supernatural Studies Club before anything bad happens, though.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has lime green hair.

    Aiko Chikushi 

Aiko Chikushi

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The fourth witch of the second set of witches to be revealed. In school, she's a straight-laced student who also acts as a fortune-teller (as the president and seemingly only member of the fortune-telling club), but in her spare time she is a much more theatrical superheroine. She has the power of future-sight like Sarushima.


  • Action Girl: Well, she does act as a fairly successful heroine in her spare time, being surprisingly strong against most brutes, though she had to saved by Yamada when pitted against greater numbers.
  • Adjusting Your Glasses: She usually does it by the corner.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Very serious-minded, stoic and no-nonsense — at least when she's at school.
  • Barely-There Swimwear: According to a vision of the future, she wears a sling swimsuit to the beach, its skimpiness impressing both Yamada and Miyamura.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her stomach is exposed in her Masked JK costume.
  • Cassandra Truth: She often finds that it's futile when she tells people to be careful with their future. Acknowleding this, she disguises herself and helps them from the shadows instead.
  • Chewing the Scenery: She goes out of her way to ham it up when she does her fortune-telling routine, and when she makes her entrance as the Masked JK.
  • Combat Stilettos: She wears high-heeled boots as the Masked JK, yet seems to have no problem fighting in them.
  • Compressed Hair: Her hair is actually long enough to reach the middle of her back, but it doesn't look that long when tied into a bun.
  • Cool Mask: For all of her other costume gimmicks, it is her Domino Mask that makes her the Masked JK...
  • Covert Pervert: There are justified reasons for her costumes (sort of), but some of them…
    Yamada: [holds out a hanger with what looks like a leather bikini set and fishnet stockings] You're saying this is a costume too?!
    Chikushi: That's for emergency use.
    Yamada: What kinda emergency?!
  • Curtains Match the Window: Violet hair and violet eyes.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, she loses her power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Domino Mask: This is the type of mask she wears in her disguise.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears them as the Masked JK.
  • Foil: To Sarushima. Both have totally different backgrounds: Sarushima is popular and has a lots of friends, while Chikushi doesn't consider herself as such or sees herself as attractive. While Sarushima (prior to meeting Yamada) only used her power for self-gain, Chikushi only uses her power to help people in need, even if they are not related to her.
  • Fortune Teller: She poses as one to use her power without raising suspicion, though it also seems like she's genuinely interested in the art of fortune-telling.
  • Friendless Background: She states to have no friends in school because she's not the type to stand out. After working with Yamada, she comes to consider him a friend, and later on she's often shown hanging out with Konno.
  • Greed: She certainly likes money. A downplayed case since she needs a lot of money to run her hero business (and she's sometimes willing to let people Work Off the Debt), but she does have a tendency to comically overprice her services.
  • Hime Cut: Most apparent when she lets her hair down, but she still has the characteristic bangs and locks when her hair is done up.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: She clearly functions as a family-friendly prostitute given that she - besides her fortunes - not only sells kisses, but also sells slaps, insults and other questionable services that would surely please a masochist. The "heart of gold" comes from how her side business is as a hero who helps innocent people.
  • Hot Librarian: There is a notable difference between her very proper school uniform look and just as proper personality, and when she acts as the Masked JK and lets her hair down, doesn't wear glasses and bares her stomach and legs. But she isn't unattractive at any point.
  • Hot Witch: She is good-looking and a witch, so it's inevitable.
  • Indirect Kiss: When fortune-telling, she uses her power this way, by touching some "purified" water with her lips and then letting her customer drink it.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Before she met Yamada, she preferred to work alone and keep her distance to others. Then she learned from him that teamwork can be fun.
  • In the Name of the Moon: Joins in on Yamada's Kamen Rider-inspired creed when she works together with him.
  • Joshikousei: "The Masked JK" presumably stands for "The Masked Joshikousei" as she wears a Sailor Fuku when assuming this identity instead of the usual blazer-style uniform seen on most schools in the series.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: As the Masked JK, which made it hard for Yamada to recognize her at first.
  • Meganekko: When she's not the Masked JK, she wears glasses.
  • Miko: She lives at a shrine, so she works as one in her spare time. She also dresses like one when she acts as a fortuneteller.
  • Modesty Shorts: Wears some under her skirt when she is the Masked JK.
  • Nice Girl: She can seem a bit aloof, but she's reasonably friendly to those who get to know her, and her Masked JK project certainly shows that she cares about others.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: She wears tights instead of the standard knee stockings of the Suzaku school uniform. Until the ceremony when she wears normal stockings.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers and her own if someone with the copy power uses it against her.
  • Odd Friendship: In later chapters, she's often shown hanging with Konno who's more chipper and tomboyish than her and has wildly different hobbies (fortune-telling and street heroics vs. basketball).
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. She shares her name with a one-shot character named Aiko Gagada.
  • Out of Focus: After her own mini-arc, her plot importance is minimal, and she isn't characterized and hyped as strongly as Nancy and Himekawa.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: At the start, she wears tights as part of her school uniform instead of knee stockings, and she indeed tries to look a bit proper.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She doesn't seem to have any problems seeing when she is only wearing a mask, so her glasses are presumably just for show.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her Masked JK costume is essentially just a pimped and slightly more skimpy version of a sailor fuku.
  • Secret Identity: As the superheroine "the Masked JK". Thanks to her powers, she often predicts students getting into fights with delinquents - so she took the secret identity in order to stop these fights.
  • Seer: Her power. Unlike Sarushima, she sees versions of the future that can be changed without another Witch Power in play, but only by her.
  • Sentai: The Masked JK (especially the Masked JK's creed) is clearly inspired by one, and she likes to watch sentai movies in her spare time.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has violet hair.

    Momoko Seishuin 

Momoko Seishuin

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The fifth witch of the second set of witches to be revealed. Despite not initially remembering her in the present time, she was one of the first witches Yamada met. She has the body-switching ability like Shiraishi.

She is the captain of the judo club.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a very nice person, just don't look for a fight with her.
  • Brawn Hilda: Has shades of this with her size, brutal martial arts style, and aggressivity when she has to kiss Yamada.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, she loses her power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Fat and Proud: Strongly implied - she never shows any issues with her size, and when she was slim during her first year, she wanted some more weight to throw around so she could use her judo moves more easily.
  • Fat Comic Relief: She is one of only two named fat characters in the series and one of the characters who are purely comedic without any serious sides to them.
  • Flat Character: While none of the witches are extremely complex characters, most of them at least have some inner struggles and flaws that keep them from being completely one-dimensional. Seishuin seems to be the exception - she's just that cheerful, fat judo girl and has no problems that we know of.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Yamada met her way before she was introduced in the present as Nancy introduced him to her so he could try out her body-swap ability and believe in the witches.
  • Foil: To Shirashi. Both have shown to dislike themselves (in her case, it's implied to be a body image issue of not being muscular enough for Judo) but unlike Shiraishi who did nothing to improve herself (until she met Yamada), Momoko continued to improve her physique until she became muscular as she desired.
  • Formerly Fit: She was just as slim as Nancy and Himekawa in her early high school days. When she swapped bodies with Yamada, she commented that a boy's body was easier to fight in because it was more muscular, so some of her weight gain may have been her trying to gain muscles.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Her power, just like Shiraishi. Being enhanced, it does not switch bodies only but emotions too. Therefore in chapter 117, Nene felt Yamada's love for Shiraishi and Yamada felt Nene's jealousy toward their relationship, impersonating her better than ever in the process.
  • Genki Girl: She is always happy and energetic.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She has pigtails and is fairly girly when she's not fighting.
  • Gonk: Her character design stands out like a sore thumb among the Witches.
  • Hair Decorations: The orb clips she uses for her pigtails.
  • Hot Witch: She was quite good-looking back when she was slim.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: A non-pretty version, but she is taller than Yamada and Miyamura.
  • Macguffin Superperson: Her role in the story basically is that Yamada wants her power so that he can have Shiraishi take a make-up exam for him, and that she has to participate in the ceremony along with the other witches (and retroactively, so that Nancy can prove to Yamada that the witches exist). Otherwise, she gets little characterization and doesn't have an arc centered around her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name Momoko contains the Kanji for "peach", whose flower is associated with "growth", representing how she has become more muscular than she was in her first year. Her hair is also peach-colored.
  • Nice Girl: Even though she looks a bit threatening when she appears, she is a nice person and gladly cooperates with the student council so that Yamada can copy her power.
  • No-Neck Chump: As is typical for fat cartoon characters, her neck is barely visible.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers.
  • Out of Focus: Next to Kikuchi, she is the one of Nancy's witches with the least screentime and characterization.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She's in the judo club and is very passionate about her martial arts.
  • Personality Swap: Her power is, quite unusually, this and "Freaky Friday" Flip at the same time. Check the "Freaky Friday" Flip entry.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: She doesn't do much and doesn't really have any serious problems or personality traits compared to the other witches, but it's a Running Gag to see her throwing people with judo techniques or brutally forcing kisses.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink hair and is easygoing and cheerful.
  • Say It with Hearts: There are hearts in most of her speech bubbles - not because she is lovestruck, but rather because she's very sweet-mannered.
  • Stout Strength: Despite her build, she's got some pretty impressive strength feats as seen on the cover of chapter 185.
  • Tareme Eyes: Fits with her good-natured personality.
  • Weight Taller: She was of average height before gaining weight.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.
  • Your Size May Vary: She goes from being huge at her introduction to actually looking a bit short at Nancy's ceremony. Most of the time, she's somewhere inbetween.

    Akane Kikuchi 

Akane Kikuchi

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The sixth witch of the second set of witches to be revealed. Like Asuka, she has the power to make herself invisible to others. Despite being a high school student, she acts like a hurried secret agent.

It's not known if she is a member of any clubs.


  • Code Name: Of course, she's secretive enough to have one - "Gentle-woman thief". It's not known whether or not it should be taken literally.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: At the second ceremony, Nancy flips up her skirt as part of her Time-Freeze Trolling Spree.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, she loses her power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Gratuitous English: Her description cover page is for some reason written in English instead of Japanese.
  • Hot Witch: She is good-looking and a witch, so it's inevitable.
  • Macguffin Superperson: Like Seishuin, she doesn't play any major role in the story, and she doesn't show any of her personality except for her secret agent quirk. She only appears when the student council needs a friendly witch to put up a shield on them, when she's needed for the ceremony, and when all witches lose their powers.
  • Married to the Job: Whatever job or business she has, it's something that meddles with her school life since she's constantly skipping out and could be soon facing expulsion.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being stoic, rushed and not one for casual small talk, she seems to be very polite and cooperative.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Along with Rika, her hairstyle differs from every single other female character in that her hair covers her ears.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: She only wears a simple shirt and completely foregoes the ribbon and vest/sweater/jacket of the Suzaku school uniform. She also wears white thigh stockings instead of black knee stockings.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers and her own if someone with the copy power uses it against her.
  • Out of Focus: The one of Nancy's witches who is seen the least. By the end of the story, we know next to nothing about her personality and life.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her bangs cover her left eye.
  • Perception Filter: Her power is very similar to Asuka's - she tricks the kissee's brain into thinking she's invisible and intangible - but there's the slight difference that while Asuka's victims forget that they have become kissed by her (and only start to remember her again when others mention her), Kikuchi's "victims" seem perfectly able to remember her.
  • The Stoic: She doesn't show much emotion during the short time she visits the student council lounge, apparently preferring to appear professional.
  • Underdressed for the Occasion: She is probably the most underdressed student in the entire school which is quite funny since you would expect her to be the most overdressed. She wears nothing than a shirt on her upper body (no ribbon, no vest, no jacket), and it's even buttoned up so that you can see her cleavage. She dresses a bit more formally for the ceremony, however, at least buttoning up her shirt and putting on a ribbon.
  • Younger than She Looks: She is presumably (since most aspects of her are a Riddle for the Ages) the same age as Yamada and the others - that is, around 17 - but she is tall, has a hairstyle that would look more normal on a middle-aged woman (except the Peek-a-Bangs), and wears her school uniform in a "casual adult" style.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Unlike other Suzaku girls (except for Noa and Nancy), she's a Grade A, and her stockings are for some reason white instead of the usual black.

    Sora Himekawa 

Sora Himekawa

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The last witch to be introduced of the enhanced witches. She is the president of the handicrafts club, and Yamada turns to her in his attempts to get the upper hand on the Japanese chess club. Yamada knew her before the start of the plot, though he isn't initially aware of this when he meets her in the present story.

Like Noa, she has the power of retrocognition - though in her case, she sees happy memories with loved ones, an ability which is dubbed the romance power.

Ten years later, in the epilogue, she has married Yuri and had a son with him.


  • Adorkable: She is awkward and clumsy, but that doesn't at all prevent her from being almost embarrassingly cute and friendly.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Despite being pretty, gentle and very much feminine, she is used for blood-related gags and has suffered the most ridiculous bleedings in the series so far.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Much of the humor around her revolves around her stabbing herself with needles, so that blood gushes out in more and more ridiculous ways, or so that she smears her works with blood.
  • Book Dumb: She gets (or used to get) bad enough grades for her to be required to take make-up exams. Outside of that, she's probably of average intelligence, but can seem a bit stupid due to being absent-minded, clumsy or too nervous to think properly.
  • Break the Cutie: Finding out that Yamada is in love with someone else than her hits this normally optimistic and cheery girl very hard, and she displays one of the most openly miserable reactions in the series.
  • Character Development: She goes from being so emotional and jealous that she's willing to have everybody's memories wiped just because Yamada likes another girl than her to being fully able to accept it and (somewhat) comfortably talk to said girl (Shiraishi, though it's actually Yamada in Shiraishi's body she talks to).
  • Characterization Marches On: While her awkwardness and emotionalness is always present to some degree, she is initially an outgoing, slightly loony and clumsy girl, while after being Demoted to Extra, she is suddenly very shy and nervous (and not particularly clumsy). At first she says that she couldn't make friends because others think she's stupid, and later she claims that she couldn't make friends because she's withdrawn. Apparently Yoshikawa forgot that Himekawa was originally envisioned as a Cloudcuckoolander, not as a Shrinking Violet.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She's introduced in a fairly inconspicuous way - merely as a random girl who would make the perfect victim for Yamada's copied Mind Control power - but is later revealed to be a significant witch.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lampshaded by both the narration and Yamada himself - she has weird priorities (getting Yamada help even though he was barely injured), can be very absent-minded and shows failure to acknowledge absurd things.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: At the second ceremony, Nancy flips up her skirt as part of her Time-Freeze Trolling Spree.
  • Cool Loser: She is kind, outgoing and extremely compassionate, and yet, she apparently couldn't make friends (before she met Yamada, a fellow friendless person) just because she is somewhat clumsy and a bit ditzy.
  • Cry into Chest: After she thinks she's not gonna see Yamada anymore, he hugs her and assures her that he will come back, making this trope occur.
  • Cuddle Bug: She often hugs people to express joy or to greet them.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She has been seen randomly tripping, and she manages to stab herself both in the finger and in the head with needles.
  • The Cutie: Practically everything about her - she is young-looking and cute, has an exceedingly sweet personality, likes stuffed toys, and is innocently clumsy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not all that "dark" by the classical definition of the trope and not as dark as was originally implied, but given that she's an emotional teenage girl, her backstory is still not very funny. She had no friends on Suzaku until she grew close to Yamada and fell in love with him. She used her power on him to see if he loved her back, but he didn't - instead, he had fallen in love with Shiraishi whom he had just met by that point. This broke her down and she saw no other way out from the sorrow than having everybody's memories wiped.
  • Demoted to Extra: After the second witch war, when the readers have learned everything about her past (though Yamada hasn't learned everything yet), she only has a few appearances.
  • De-Power: Along with all other witches, she loses her power after Shiraishi, the "original witch", leaves the school.
  • Easily Impressed: It comes with being a Genki Girl and at times a bit airheaded. She was impressed by Yamada's drawings even though he's a Terrible Artist, and on a zoo trip, the thing that impressed her the most about an elephant was... its legs. (Also with the pandas and flamingos)
  • Eating Lunch Alone: At least, she was about to eat dinner alone on the first make-up exam trip, but when she saw that Yamada was also alone, she asked him to eat dinner with her, thus avoiding this.
  • Empty Eyes: Whenever she loses her memory, the highlights in her eyes disappear, making her - as both Yamada and Yuri have described her - look like a doll. Coupled with that, she becomes an Empty Shell.
  • Empty Shell: What she, according to Yuri, became after she had her memories wiped. She indeed gave off the impression of being somewhat more calm and non-emotional than her usual self when Yamada first met her in the present story, though she soon started to live up.
  • Fatal Flaw: Her overemotionalness. While it's mostly a good thing and makes her caring about others, it's also this side of her that makes her willing to wipe the memories of everybody at school and have Yamada return to be a friendless outcast just because she was hurt from seeing him fall in love with another girl than her. And no, it isn't jealousy, since she bears no ill will toward the other girl - she simply did it to get rid of her own unhappiness.
  • First Girl Wins:
    • Defied from Yamada's perspective. She was the first girl Yamada talked to on Suzaku (except for a brief encounter with Nancy) - she liked him, and he believes that he liked her too and admitted that if everything was going smoothly, they might have become a couple. But no, he fell in love with Shiraishi, and that made Himekawa greatly want to wipe all of Yamada's memories of her.
    • Played straight from Yuri's perspective. Since Himekawa is his neighbor, he has known her since he was born.
  • First-Name Basis: She calls many people by their first names, especially girls. Odagiri wasn't too happy about this since she had lost her memories of them being good friends.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Yamada knew her and was close to her before the plot started, but when they meet the first time in the present story, they have forgotten about each other due to Nancy's memory-wiping. Not that it prevents them from having a feeling that they should know each other.
  • Friendless Background: She didn't have any friends before meeting Yamada (she didn't consider Nancy a friend, but more like a guardian, and she probably only saw Yuri as her Kohai) due to being very awkward when approaching others.
  • Genki Girl: She can be very enthuasistic about her work, though she's also seen to be weirdly calm at times.
  • Get Out!: She shouts this to Yamada when he asks for her participation to the ceremony so that he can gets his memory back, which is the last thing she wants at that point.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears braided pigtails on her outing with Yamada, Ushio, and Odagiri.
  • Girl Next Door: To Yuri when they were growing up, both literally and figuratively.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: All handicrafts work she's seen doing is stuffed animals, like teddy bears and bunnies.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: She had the same hairstyle as a young child.
  • The Heart: She was this in her, Yamada and Nancy's friend group, even inviting Ushio into the group to make him and Yamada get along again.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She doesn’t seem to have a high amount of self-confidence. Especially in her first year, she matter-of-factly claimed the reason she didn’t get friends probably was that she was clumsy and stupid.
  • High-Pressure Blood: Every time she stabs herself with a needle.
  • Hopeless Suitor: At first, Yamada was dithering between her and Shiraishi, but he ultimately turns her down. However, after a Rousing Speech from Odagiri, she chooses to not give up even though she pretty much is out of hope.
  • Hot Witch: She is a witch and good-looking, so it's inevitable. Her adorableness puts her in the Cute Witch category as well.
  • Important Haircut: She cuts her hair short for the graduation and implies that it's meant to symbolize something, most likely that she has moved on from her love for him and started focusing on Yuri instead, given that she's still short-haired in the epilogue when she has married Yuri.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: As seen on the cover of chapter 154, and she is very innocent and sweet.
  • Japanese Politeness: She is hospitable and puts more effort into using honorifics than most characters in the series. For example, she is one of only a selected few people to use the "-san" suffix for Yamada.
  • Kindhearted Simpleton: She can sometimes be a bit airheaded (though not aggressively so), but she is definitely one of the most kindhearted characters in the whole series, is easy to get along with and always wants the best for others.
  • Light Is Good: Compared to other witch powers which are mostly neutral or leaning toward "bad", Himekawa's Reminiscence Power is surprisingly positive since it only allows you to see a person's happiest memory, and she is a good person as well. With the exception of her attempts to use her power to see who Yamada likes.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She was like this with Yuri when they were growing up; they were always playing with each other, looking out for each other, and entrusting each other with secrets. As they entered puberty, Yuri fell in love with her, though Himekawa continues viewing him as a little brother until at some point after high school where they get together and marry.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: She is very girly and sports an impressive example of Rapunzel Hair until she cuts it at the end of the series.
  • Loon with a Heart of Gold: She tends to be quite odd and prioritize/notice the weirdest things, but she's also an absolute sweetheart. Overlaps with Kindhearted Simpleton since she's also often shown to not be all too bright.
  • Love Confession: She gives one to Yamada shortly before Ushio's mind-wipe (though somewhat indirectly as she says it to Nancy, but she does it in front of Yamada). She also intended to give him one during the first school year, but that was, well, subverted in a not-very-funny way.
  • Love Confessor: She tells Odagiri and Ushio that she is in love with Yamada before she tries to tell Yamada himself, in order to get advice. This doesn't go well.
  • Love Hurts: She's probably the biggest victim of this in the series with how gravely hurt she became from not having her feelings reciprocated by Yamada. It hurt her so much that she was willing to forget everything about him to be happy again.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Only very shortly, and she's portrayed as sympathetic throughout the ordeal, but asking to have everybody's memories wiped just because Yamada didn't love her back is still a rather extremist thing to do that she clearly wouldn't have done if she was in her right mind.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: When Yamada was feeling completely terrible during his first year, realizing that everybody but him had friends, she came by and managed to drag him up of the void and make him enjoy school again with her bubbly, clumsy and energetic personality.
  • Meaningful Name: Himekawa means "river of the princess", referring to her delicate appearance. Sora means "sky", referring to her Romance Power, and can also mean "void", referring to her happy memories with Yamada being erased, like a void in her heart.
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher: When she tries to make Odagiri appreciate animals. Her way of doing this is pointing at animals that even toddlers would know, such as elephants, pandas, and flamingos, and pedagogically telling Odagiri what type of animal they are.
  • My Greatest Failure: There are some hints about that she had done something wrong to Yamada in the past, so much that she doesn't want Yamada to regain his memory at first as it will make her miserable. It's later revealed that she doesn't know what it is, but just assumes it will make her miserable if it was bad enough to have her ask Nancy to erase everybody's memories. And revealed later that there was no failure - she just saw Yamada love another girl than her.
  • Mysterious Past: For a long time, it was unknown what exactly happened to make her and Yamada forget each other, but after some time the pieces fall into place as can be read under the Dark and Troubled Past entry.
  • Nature Lover: She loves animals of all kinds and asks Odagiri to call her "nature girl Himekawa".
  • Nice Girl: She is very gentle, compassionate and puts others' well-being and injuries well before her own.
  • Nice to the Waiter: She is aware of Yamada's bad rumor, but hasn't once let that affect her opinion of him and is as such one of very few people to not dissemble negatively in front of him at the start.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: She finds the hideous stuffed toys she draws to be "pretty". She is also going "awww" over a normal-looking teddy bear, though.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the seventh witch's powers and her own if someone with the copy power uses it against her.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: The intentions are only friendly, but some of her sudden hugging clearly makes people uncomfortable.
  • The Not-Love Interest: She was the girl who helped Yamada out of his miserable school life, they grew very close during their first year, and she developed feelings for him. If it wasn't for the fact that this is Yamada and Shiraishi's story, and the revelation that they unexpectedly met and fell in love even in their first year, she'd have been the classic love interest.
  • Origins Episode: Chapter 168 shows her childhood from Yuri's perspective and reveals why she wanted to befriend Yamada. Chapters 157 to 161 show her first year on Suzaku High.
  • Platonic Declaration of Love: She gives one to Odagiri during the zoo trip after Odagiri's gesture of buying a gift for Nancy touches her.
  • Prone to Tears: She tears up easily. This trope was especially in effect when she had regained her memories and afraid something bad had happened.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is not only very long, it's also very thick and wavy, but it doesn't seem to be in her way.
  • Red Herring Shirt: She is introduced to the readers, and initially considered in-universe, as a fairly random girl who just happens to make the best victim of the Mind Control power so that the Japanese chess club can be infiltrated. But no, she is (or was) one of the most important people in Yamada's life.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: To Yamada. He was genuinely fond of her, and only Shiraishi suddenly becoming a part of Yamada's life prevented Himekawa from having a chance with him.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pinkish hair (until the Retcon) and pretty much embodies every stereotype of The Cutie.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: She and Yamada made up this kind of duo during their first year, with Yamada mostly acting as the Only Sane Man like he does in the present, while Himekawa was the Genki Girl with all of the initiatives.
  • Seer: Her power is retrocognition, seeing the past. It's the opposite of Noa's in that it shows happy memories with loved ones, often love interests, and because of that, it's dubbed "The Power of Romance" by Miyamura.
  • Selfless Wish: After she, Yamada and Nancy hear about the ceremony during their first year, Yamada suggests to make a selfless wish on her behalf, namely that she makes friends. She refuses and suggests a selfless wish of her own - that Yamada gets his memories back. Subverted when she eventually does make a selfish wish - to wipe everyone's memories to forget that Yamada loves another girl than her.
  • Shower Shy: She states that she is embarrassed being in the hot springs with Shiraishi and also covers herself with a Modesty Towel even while washing.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She is very open about that she considers Yamada to be a good person, and that is something she appreciates a lot about him.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: Don't let her girly appearance and demeanor fool you - she's used a lot for slapstick, whether it's her constant tripping or her ridiculous bleedings from stabbing herself with needles.
  • Tareme Eyes: Fits with her sweet and sensitive demeanor.
  • Team Mom: Back in her first year, she played this role to her friend group, being the one who tried to resolve conflicts and make everybody get along, not to mention her pedagogical attitude towards Odagiri when it comes to appreciating zoo animals.
  • Tender Tears: Unlike the other female characters, who save their tears for special occasions, Himekawa is quite weepy in general.
  • Terrible Artist: As seen with her drafts for stuffed animals. She's so bad that she thinks Yamada, the series' other example of this trope, is an amazing artist.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: She is actually really bad at sewing, but still plays the trope straight as she joined the club to become good at it.
  • Token Wholesome: Even more so than Shiraishi, as while Shiraishi at least has some inherent sex appeal from being a busty blonde, Himekawa is a flat-chested brunette. In personality, she also comes off as very innocent and sometimes a bit childish, so she is never used for Fanservice or sexual humor.
  • Trauma Button: Yamada triggers her deleted memories about kissing him and finding out he loves someone else than her when he tells her that he's going to get his memories back, leaving her temporarily miserable until her common sense tells her that he has the right to get back his memories.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Her eyebrows are drawn with several overlapping lines, giving them an odd, scraggly appearance.
  • Walking Spoiler: There are two very spoilery things about her: She is a witch, the last one of Nancy's group in fact, and she had a close relationship with Yamada before the start of the story which completely disproves the established notions that he was all alone on Suzaku (other than his short friendship with Ushio), and that Shiraishi was the first girl he was close to.
  • You Gotta Have Coral Pink Hair: In her first appearance on a colored splash page, though it should be noted that the page was in a in a different color palette. Later normally colored as brown.

    Nancy 

Nancy (Haruko Nijino)

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Real name Haruko Nijino, Nancy is the seventh witch of second set of witches, though the second one to be revealed. Being the seventh witch, she has the same ability as Rika Saionji - manipulating memories about the witches. Yamada has met her during his first school year, but he doesn't initially remember her.

After Ushio steals her power, she stops being the seventh witch and starts living a normal school life in the light music club.

Ten years later, she still plays in a band and gives a concert at Yamada and Shiraishi's wedding.


  • Adapted Out: Her very brief appearance at the start of the manga as the girl Yamada and Ushio saved in Yamada's first flashback is not in the anime or the live-action drama, since the girl is changed to be Odagiri instead.
  • Ambiguously Evil: From time to time, she acts very suspiciously, especially when it's revealed that she erased Yamada and Himekawa's memories and knew them in the past - making it a bit of a mystery what her true alignment is. In the end, it's revealed that she's firmly on the side of good even if she's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. She only erased their memories because Himekawa desperately asked her to, and she wasn't involved in the reason.
  • Angry Collar Grab: She does this to Yamada when she thinks he's showing her No Sympathy when it comes to Ushio stealing her power.
  • Apologetic Attacker: She initiates her memory manipulation of Yamada and Ushio by saying that she's sorry that she had to do it.
  • Atrocious Alias: While "Nancy" is a very obvious nickname for a girl who is into punk culture and works together with a guy named Sid, it's still a bit of an unfortunate nickname when you consider what happened to Real Life Nancy and Sid... Fortunately, the manga doesn't reflect real life in that regard.
  • Being Good Sucks: Her selfless memory-wiping M.O. really wears her down. Yamada needs to point out to her that she needs to think about herself once in a while, and by losing her witch power so that she can allow herself to be selfish, she gets a much better life.
  • Benevolent Boss: She acts like a good and kind leader to her witch group, taking on a big sister role towards them (especially Kotori) and constantly worrying about their well-being.
  • Big Good: Along with student council president Miyamura, she functions as this during most of the second witch war (until her power is stolen), given that she essentially controls the one of the witch groups that is composed of friendly witches.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She is particularly protective of Kotori who's the Token Mini-Moe of her witch group and the student body in general.
  • Blessed with Suck: Though she takes a long time to realize it, her status as the seventh witch is really keeping her down: The only enjoyment/purpose she has in life is helping the other witches, but she has no opportunities to cultivate her own life and must live mostly friendless and forgotten.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is smart and proactive, and she was a brunette before her hair was retconned to being pink.
  • Broken Bird: Not extremely broken, but she is more sad than she initially seems about the fact that she can't afford to make friends because they'll end up forgetting her.
  • Collared by Fashion: Wears a plain leather collar with a matching set of studded wristbands.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her witches see her as this, given that she functions as their leader and is one of the smarter and more outgoing members of the bunch.
  • Covert Pervert: She didn't come off as a pervert until the time stood still during the ceremony, where she - like Rika - couldn't resist the temptation of looking at everybody's underwear.
  • Cry Cute:
    • Off-screened, but she is mentioned to have been "bawling" when Odagiri gave her a souvenir from the zoo - since it was a proof to her that she really had made friends.
    • Later she cries on-screen when Yamada tells her how her life would be if she lost her power.
  • Cry into Chest: She can't help herself from sobbing into Yamada’s chest during her second Cry Cute moment.
  • Custom Uniform: She has modified her school uniform to rebel and to fit with her desired punk look.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Despite pretending to not like cute things in front of Miyamura, she clearly has a soft spot for Kotori.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She is quite hostile to Yamada when they first meet in the present time, because she doesn't trust the student council, and because she knows he did something to Himekawa that made the latter miserable. When he shows he's a good person just like she used to know him, and that the student council is trustworthy, she warms up to him.
  • Demoted to Extra: After the second witch war, her role in the story ends, and except for a scene showcasing her new life in the light music club when she's free of her burden, she only makes a couple of cameos for the remainder of the series.
  • De-Power: Ushio steals her power, leaving her as a normal student.
  • Drink Order: She prefers cola to traditional "meeting drinks" such as coffee and tea, indicating her rebellious attitude. She also dislikes hot drinks in general (she can't drink them before they cool), possibly indicating that she is softer than she wants to appear.
  • Enemy Scan: As one of the seventh witch's secondary powers, she can use this to tell if someone is a witch from her own group or under a witch power. If they are a witch, she will see them wearing a witch hat, and if they are under a witch power, she will see them as a clone of the witch. First when she is aware what is happening, they'll appear like normal people to her again.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She changed her hairstyle to pigtails some time after she stopped associating with Yamada and Himekawa.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: When all of her witches are willing to hold a ceremony to return Yamada's lost memories, she clearly tries to invoke an epic, fast-paced scene by suddenly jumping forward and shouting that everything's ready for the ceremony - only to calm down and prosaically remind herself and everyone that not everything's ready after all since Kotori hasn't gotten her power back yet.
  • Foil: To Rika. While Rika in general does nothing to make her life of being forgotten better, choosing to be a Stepford Smiler, Nancy uses her Amnesia Power for good: erasing the memories of witches who are Drunk with Power or have similar problems, even if she herself continues to be forgotten. Rika acknowledges this.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: When asked, Yamada doesn't know who she is nor remembers her, however we later find out that she's the girl who Yamada and Ushio saved from thugs on the street, and she later manipulates their memories about the fight and herself in order to not expose her identity as the seventh witch. She meets Yamada again when Himekawa introduces him to her, ends up erasing his memories again on Himekawa's request, and meets him again much, much later in the present story.
  • Freak Out!: When Ushio announces that he will steal her power, she is scared to a degree never seen before and desperately shakes Yamada and yells at him to do something. Only when Yamada reminds her that she would really be better off without her power, and that she knows this deep down, she snaps out of it.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum: When Yamada makes her really enraged because he meets with Himekawa again and tries to find out who she really is, Nancy calls him by his full name when she confronts him about it.
    Nancy: I've been waiting, Ryuu Yamada...!!
  • Girlish Pigtails: Subverted. She has the hairstyle, but isn't very girly.
  • Hair Decorations: Skull-themed hair ties.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She is quite ill-tempered - probably somewhat on purpose to intensify her punker attitude.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Similarly to Rika, her power isn't necessarily dangerous if her victim hasn't got any major involvement with the witches. That's why Kurosaki and Arisugawa weren't afraid of her - they didn't join the student council for the witches' sake and barely knew them at that point.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She isn't very keen on showing that she has a friendly side, often calling people idiots and completely flying into a rage when somebody mentions cute or sentimental things.
  • Hopeless Suitor: There was never a chance of Yamada being interested in her, but she still confesses her feelings two times shortly after one another and afterwards claims she hasn't given up yet.
  • Hot Witch: She is good-looking and a witch, so it's inevitable.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: Her eyes get concentric circles when she uses her power. Given that Rika's eyes don't change in the same situation, it's unclear if Nancy's eyes really look like that in-universe, or if it's just a symbolic effect.
  • I Gave My Word: She strongly honors the promise she gave the Himekawa about not revealing what happened before her mass-memory wipe, and she gets furious when it looks like Yamada is about to find out.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: She cries in a somewhat wretched way, with her nose running and all, when she's freed of her worries about her duties as the seventh witch.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She is hot-tempered and rude, but the fact she uses so much of her time on keeping track on and helping the witches proves that she is a good and very well-intentioned person.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Her power as the seventh witch. The difference between her and Rika is that as an enhanced witch, she is not only able to wipe memories, but can also change them. She made Yamada and Ushio believe that they saved Odagiri instead of her during the street fight.
  • Last Kiss: When she kisses Yamada to let him copy her power, she wistfully says that it's gonna be their last kiss. A variation in that they're not going to part forever, but Ushio is going to steal her power, and Yamada turned down her love confession.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Back in the day (more precisely, in her first year of high school), she kept her hair loose. So of course, the first thing she does when she asks Yamada if he remembers her is temporarily letting her hair down.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: She does it to Yamada when he turns down her marriage proposal.
  • Love Confession: She gives one to Yamada - including a marriage proposal - when she helps her get over her worries at the seventh witch. She also gives a more indirect one to him (by telling Odagiri she is in love with him in front of him) shortly before Ushio's memory wipe.
  • Magic Kiss: She uses her normal abilities without kissing, but in order to have a wish fulfilled at a ceremony, she needs to kiss the one making the wish. Since any wish can be granted, this is more or less the closest the series to comes to a really magical kiss.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The masculine girl to Sid's feminine boy. She is tougher and bossier than him and more hesitating to show her emotions.
  • Meaningful Name: Haruko is written with kanji that means "clear", while Nijino means "rainbow". The former refers to her power of amnesia while the latter refers to her being connected to other six witches.
  • Memory Wiping Person: Her way of life. Every time a witch within her group is "consumed" by her power and starts misusing it, she will appear to wipe that witch's memories of her power to provide stability in both the school and the witch's own life.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: She is strongly implied to only be able to track witch powers within her own group of witches which is why she only wipes their memories and doesn't interact with Takuma's witch group (or Rika's before that). Yet, in chapter 139 she is able to tell whether or not Yuri's (one of Takuma's witches) powers have been used on Noa or not.
  • No-Sell: As a witch, she is immune to other witch powers except for the powers of other seventh witches.
  • Not So Above It All: She gleefully exposes other witches', Noa's, Miyamura's, and Ushio's underwear during the ceremony.
  • Oblivious to Love: She seems to have no idea that Sid crushes on her.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: She refuses to use her real name, probably because she's the seventh witch, and knowing her name can make her quite dangerous. Instead, she gave herself the nickname Nancy as a punk band Shout-Out. The only ones she's told her real name are Himekawa, Yamada, and presumably Sid. Arisugawa and Kurosaki also know it from the school files.
  • Perception Filter: As a Required Secondary Power (or at least a practical secondary power), she does a variation of this when she wipes people's memories of someone. She doesn't only wipe the victim's memory of the person; she also makes it so that the victim will automatically ignore and overlook any physical evidence of the memories.
  • The Quincy Punk: Played Up to Eleven. Her favorite word even seems to be "punk" as she says it in every other sentence.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: She's introduced as a good and well-intentioned, if curmudgeonly, person who helps the witches. Then she goes through an Ambiguously Evil period when she tries to prevent Yamada from making contact to Himekawa, but in the end, it's revealed that she also did this out of goodness, and when Yamada and Himekawa reach an agreement, she starts helping him again.
  • Shout-Out: To Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of Sid Vicious from the Sex Pistols, most likely an Invoked Trope.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She has admitted that what she always liked the most about Yamada was his tendency to go out of his way to help others.
  • Slasher Smile: She is seen with a particularly nasty one when she first meets Yamada in the present story and threatens to erase his memory.
  • Slave to PR: When it comes to her punk attitude. She doesn't seem to have much against the student council in particular, but since "true" punk kids don't respect authorities, it's not too easy winning her over on their side.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: Lampshaded by Yamada. Not that her real name is that much more ordinary than the other seventh witches, but she's the one who makes the biggest deal out of hiding it.
  • Standard Female Grab Area: When freaking out over losing her power to Ushio, Yamada grabs her wrist to calm her down. Notably, this is the only time in any of Miki Yoshikawa's series that this maneuver actually works - otherwise it's always subverted.
  • Stocking Filler: She wears fishnets, contrasting the black standard stockings of the normal girls' uniform.
  • Super Empowering: As the seventh witch, she can designate a spotter who gets their own set of powers, namely the ability to remember her even though she uses her power, and the ability to locate witches and see the colors of their auras. She designated Sid.
  • Tears of Joy: When realizing how her life would change if she wasn't the seventh witch.
  • Time-Freeze Trolling Spree: As all other seventh witches, she unashamedly abuses the time-stopping nature of the ceremony to expose everybody's underwear.
  • Token Wholesome: Despite being an important character, Nancy is surprisingly never used for fanservice, she has no panty shots, and she has no perverted moments (except for the second ceremony, given that it's apparently a tradition for the seventh witch to look at the underwear of everyone present). However, she contrasts the other two examples of this trope, Shiraishi and Himekawa, by not having an overall gentle personality.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She is still a good person, but her second year punk self has more attitude and is more hot-tempered than she had/was back in her first year.
  • Tomboy: She isn't especially feminine - or at least, she doesn't want to appear that way.
  • Tranquil Fury: When she wants to have a serious talk with Yamada about how he should stay away from Himekawa, she doesn't initially raise her voice, but she still oozes anger from her every pore due to her expression and her Full-Name Ultimatum. The fact she just trashed her clubroom also helps her look furious.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Fits with her tough and dominating personality.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: She does show regret over the fact that she messed up their memories, but otherwise she never thanks Yamada and Ushio from saving her from being harassed from bullies and doesn't really seem grateful about it.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If she had been able to control her power from the get-go and properly change Yamada and Ushio's memories about saving her from thugs instead of changing them so that Yamada thought Ushio started the fight and vice versa, the entire plot of the series probably wouldn't have happened. Most noteworthily, Yamada wouldn't have been estranged and hated by everyone the next few months.
  • Walking Spoiler: The fact that she knows Yamada from before the series and has erased his memories, effectively changing his life and in a way starting off the plot, makes for quite a surprise.
  • When She Smiles: She is mostly serious-minded and often sulks, but she proves herself to have a really cute smile when she thanks Yamada for freeing her of her seventh witch's burdens.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: After a Retcon. Originally, her hair was a lighter shade of brown.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears grade A fishnet stockings instead of the standard black grade C stockings of the Suzaku uniform.
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