Opening Songs
OP 1 - Kuchiduke Diamond (Weaver)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Candy Magic (Mimi Meme Mimi)

Genre: Comedy, Magic, Romance

Episodes: 12

One of my few favorite manga franchises to follow a few years back, I kind of stopped reading "Yamada-Kun" back when the releases were starting to get too slow for me. So naturally, when the anime adaptation was announced (I skipped the old OVA releases a few years back), I was a little bit excited for it. Just a little bit. After watching it, I can say this: as an adaptation from the manga, its a little bit lackluster. Quite a bit was forgone in the anime adaptation, and I was certainly a LITTLE bit disappointed. Still, seeing it come to life in anime form was amazing, and honestly, if you know nothing about "Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches", I cant ell you this, its a show damned worth watching. When it comes to the epidemy of high school comedy and romance, I'd say that its one of the strongest ones in the genre, if you're looking for some real romance. As a newcomer, its honestly not difficult to get drawn into its colorful cast of characters and expansive plot, though its kind of dumbed down in the anime adaptation. Still, this is a solid watch for high school romance comedy lovers.

Too bad we don't get a dedicated swimsuit episode.

The opening theme is "Kuchiduke Diamond" by Weaver, and its a decent opening theme that you'll probably find best fitting for a light hearted, high school romance comedy such as this one. On its own, its honestly not that spectacular, and I kind of prefer the ending theme more. The ending theme is "Candy Magic" by Mimi Meme Mimi. It may not be my type of song, but for a slow, cute-sy song, it really flows well, and I do think that it beats out the opening theme for being catchier.

Rating: 8.0/10

Despite it not being a perfect anime adaptation from the manga, its still a damned good show (hell, "Shokugeki No Soma" wasn't a by the book adaptation and it was still amazing). "Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches" quickly sets the tone and standard about what kind of show its going to be early on, and keeps it that way. Each and every episode has character development while being funny. There are a ton of characters, each with their own personality and quirks. Also, while its not "really a harem", it does the courtesy of having a good amount of male characters as well, while many of these kinds of shows just like to flood the cast with female characters. Discovering about all the different witches was incredibly interesting, with each character having their own episode to expand on their backstory or circumstances. These are done well enough, with interactions along with the main character kept interesting as he goes through many changes via the powers of the many different witches.

Honestly, this is the first thing you'll do when you find yourself
in a girl's body as a man.

Yamada Ryu is...not your everyday normal high school kid. Sure, he's a first year in high school, but he's not exactly a model student. In fact, he's a delinquent, frequently picking fights outside of school and getting into trouble like no tomorrow with the teachers. He is notorious on campus for his attitude and feats, so much so that he attracts a lot of attention. Anyway, one very normal day, he falls down the stairs and bumps into model student Urara Shiraishi. The 2 are knocked out, when Yamada wakes up, he finds himself in a strange position of...not being in his body. He looks in the mirror to find himself staring at the beautiful Urara, and at that point, he can only assume that he switched bodies with her. After doing all sorts of dirty and interesting things that he could never do while in his own body, he seeks Urara who's inside his body, and the 2 discuss about how to switch back. After repeating the falling tragedy again and having no results, Urara mentions that before switching bodies, she accidentally kissed him, and when they tried that, they switched back. Urara is one of the many "witches" within the school, with student council member Miyamura finding that out, he quickly ropes Yamada and Urara into a quest for the occult, much to Yamada's dislike.

"Yamada-Kun And The Seven Witches" is definitely one of the stronger entries of 2015. In a year with already a ton of amazing shows, that's quite hard to follow up. I'd recommend this one to those who love high school romance/comedy shows, but even for first timers, this is a nice start.