Manga Monday: The Witch and the Beast, Vol. 1

Series: The Witch and the Beast, Vol. 1
Author/Artist: Kousuke Satake
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Released: October 27, 2020
Received: NetGalley


The Witch and the Beast, Vol. 1is a dark story involving two protagonists, Guideau and Ashaf. Guideau has a vendetta against witches – to put it lightly. As you might have guessed, is heavily associated with magic.

Together, these two are about to go hunting witches. Specifically, one witch. She’s taken over a town, and they intend to liberate it.


As much as I hate to admit it, I struggled to get into this one. I like the concept of The Witch and the Beast, Vol. 1, just fine, at least in theory. In practice, the series lacked anything to immediately grab my attention.

To be clear – it wasn’t bad! It wasn’t the compelling tale I had hoped it would be. On the bright side, the artwork is everything I could have hoped for. However, I did sometimes get lost during fight scenes (that may have been a “me” problem, though).

While I can’t say that I’m fully invested in the story of The Witch and the Beast yet, I could be tempted into reading the second volume. You never know when a series will kick into gear at a later point!

Thanks to Kodansha Comics and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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