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Flying Witch(ふらいんぐうぃっち,Furaingu Uitchi) is a Japanesemanga series by Chihiro Ishizuka. It has been serialized since September 2012 in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine and collected in five tankōbon volumes. The manga was first published as a one-shot on July 9, 2010 in the same magazine. An anime television series adaptation premiered on April 9, 2016.
The story is about Makoto, a young witch from Yokohama, who moves to Hirosaki, Aomori to live with some relatives as part of her training. What follows is Makoto's daily life as she gets used to her new environment. Her relatives and the new friends she makes there are introduced to the customs and peculiarities of witchcraft.
Makoto Kowata (木幡 真琴,Kowata Makoto)
Voiced by: Minami ShinodaThe main character and a witch in training who moves to live with her relatives in Aomori. She is a polite and kind girl who gets lost easily, and is more focused on preparing potions than casting spells. She has a black cat familiar named Chito.
Chinatsu Kuramoto (倉本 千夏,Kuramoto Chinatsu)
Voiced by: Eri SuzukiKei's little sister and Makoto's cousin. Initially wary of Makoto, whom she found strange when they first met, she quickly comes to like her after Makoto takes her flying on a broom. She is fascinated with magic and eagerly watches Makoto when she does something that involves witchcraft or something supernatural. She also enjoys sweets. She becomes Akane's apprentice to learn more about magic and to later become a witch herself. After wishing to be able to use magic, Makoto and Inukai manage to inadvertently create a ring filled with mana from a tooth from Hamabe (a sea spirit who befriended Chinatsu). The ring then bonded with Chinatsu and enabled her to use water magic.
Kei Kuramoto (倉本 圭,Kuramoto Kei)
Voiced by: Shinsuke SugawaraChinatsu's older brother and Makoto's cousin.
Voiced by: Kikuko InoueKei and Chinatsu's mother. She is familiar with the world of witchcraft and doesn't find some of the odd things that happen because of Makoto strange at all. She illustrates and writes children books professionally as her job.
Akane Kowata (木幡茜,Kowata Akane)
Voiced by: Kana AoiMakoto's older sister and a full-fledged witch. She contrasts with Makoto in both personality and appearance. While Makoto is polite and softly spoken, Akane is more brash and loud-mouthed, though still just as kind. She also has brown skin and white hair, which contrasts with Makoto's pale skin and black hair. Makoto mentions that many people say that they don't have much in common. Akane cares deeply for Makoto and takes time off from her travels all around the world to visit and check on her sister regularly. She also has a white cat familiar named Kenny.
Nao Ishiwatari (石渡なお,Ishiwatari Nao)
Voiced by: Shiori MikamiKei's friend, whose family runs a liquor store.
Voiced by: Mari HinoA witch from Akita who specializes in fortune-telling, and is also Akane's friend. After a night of heavy drinking, she ate some chocolates which turn people into animals, made by Akane, and became an anthropomorphic dog. As the chocolates didn't work correctly she simply has the face, ears, and tail of a dog, as well as furry skin, and returns to her human form at night. She has been looking for a way to contact Akane for a year to find a cure which will return her to human form permanently. Due to her half-animal appearance, she wears a cloak that covers her face and body so that she doesn't draw attention. Kei admits that she is his type of girl after seeing her as a human. She has a hamster familiar named Al.
Anzu Shiina (椎名あんず,Shiina Anzu)
Voiced by: Yuka IguchiA witch who lives nearby Kei and Chinatsu's house. While soft-spoken and somewhat reserved, she's an amateur archaeologist and has a love for history. She has a brown owl familiar named Aurore.
Anzu's Mother (杏子の母)
Voiced by: Risa HayamizuAnzu's mother and the owner of Cafe Concrucio, She is also a witch.
Voiced by: Hisako KanemotoA female ghost who was born in 1906 Japan (Meiji Era) and now works at the Cafe run by Anzu's mother. She is very shy towards others as shown when Makoto, Kei and Chinatsu visit the cafe.
Voiced by: Ari OzawaA white hamster who is Inukai's familiar. It wears a small bow tie.
A brown owl who is Anzu Shiina's familiar.
Chihiro Ishizuka began serializing the manga in the September 2012 issue of Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on August 9, 2012.
North American publisher Vertical announced their license to the series during their panel at Anime Central on May 22, 2016. The first volume is expected to be released in Spring 2017.
An anime television series adaptation has been announced for April 2016. The opening theme of the anime is Sharanran Feat 96 Neko (シャンランラン feat.96猫,Shanranran fīto 96 Neko) by miwa while the ending theme is Magic of Everyday (日常の魔法,Nichijō no mahō) by Makoto Kowata (CV Minami Shinoda) & Chinatsu Kuramoto (CV Eri Suzuki). Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series in North America. Animatsu Entertainment has licensed the series in the UK.