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Tongari Boushi no Atelier
Volume 1 Cover
Manga Information
Japanese とんがり帽子のアトリエ
English Witch Hat Atelier
Author Kamome Shirahama
Illustration Kamome Shirahama
Published by Kodansha
Serialized In Morning Two
Original Run Jul 22, 2016 - ongoing
Volumes 6 -ongoing
Genre Fantasy, Magic, Seinen



Witch Hat Atelier (とんがり帽子のアトリエ, Tongari Boushi no Atelier) is an ongoing seinen manga written and illustrated by Kamome Shirahama. It is published in the Morning Two monthly magazine by Kodansha, and began its serialization on July 22, 2016. It has been licensed for release in English by Kodansha USA.

Plot

In a wonderfully created fantasy world, Coco is a young normal country seamstress who has always been fanatic about magic and dreams of using it. However, it is said that magic can only be used by witches. One day, Coco secretly witnesses a traveling witch, Qifrey, doing magic by drawing it. Equipped with this bit of knowledge, Coco, using an old magic book and pen she had gotten from a mysterious brimmed hat witch when she was little, tries drawing her own magic. This results with her turning her home and mother to stone. In order to rescue her mother, Coco must become a witch so she may gain access to a witch's library where she hopes to find a counter spell. Qifrey who is already instructing three other girls in magic, agrees to let Coco become his fourth witch apprentice. The story will follow Coco's apprenticeship as she discovers the secret world of magic, encounters dangers, and learn the mysteries involving the forbidden group of brimmed hat witches who have taken an unknown interest in her.

Volumes

Chapters

Main Article: List of Chapters

Awards/Reception

  • December 08, 2017 - In the 2018 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga is Amazing!) guidebook, Witch Hat Atelier was sixth place in the top 20 manga for male readers. [1]
  • February 01, 2018 - Witch Hat Atelier made first place in the 13th "Recommended Comics Chosen by Nationwide Sales Clerks" (全国書店員が選んだおすすめコミック) award. [2]
  • March 22, 2018 - Witch Hat Atelier made 7th place in the 11th Manga Taisho Awards, scoring 42 points. [3]
  • April 05, 2018 - Witch Hat Atelier was nominated for Best General Manga in the 42nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards. [4]
  • January 03, 2019 - Witch Hat Atelier was nominated for the Best Youth Comic award in the French 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival. [5]
  • January 04, 2020 - Witch Hat Atelier Manga Ranks in YALSA's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens [6]

Sales

The first volume of Witch Hat Atelier sold over 400,000 copies in a period from 1/23/2017-08/07/2017.[7] On September 13, 2018, Kamome Shirahama announced that the series had 1 million copies in print. [8] The fifth volume of the manga announced that the series had 1.4 million copies in print.

Japanese Oricon Chart Sales

Volume Weekly Sales Total Sales Week Chart Placement
Volume 1 26,944 26,944 January 23-29 2017 21
Volume 1 14,096 48,004 February 6-12 2017 38
Volume 2 44,722 44,722 August 21-27 2017 16
Volume 2

Special Edition

22,017 22,017 August 21-27 2017 39
Volume 2 21,709 66,431 August 28-

September 3 2017

21
Volume 3 45,577 45,577 February 19-25

2018

12
Volume 3 43,431 89,008 February 26-March 4

2018

14
Volume 3 16,701 105,709 March 5-11 2018 47
Volume 4 43,126 43,126 September 17-23

2018

11
Volume 4 45,642 88,768 September 24-30

2018

10
Volume 4 17,606 106,374 October 1-7 2018 26
Volume 5 56,787 56,787 May 20, 2019-May 26, 2019 2
Volume 5 33,005 May 27, 2019-June 2, 2019 6

Notes

  1. All numbers come from ANN's weekly Japanese Comic Rankings until Volume 5, where the Oricon public charts are used instead, which only go up to 30.
  2. If the sales of the special and normal editions of Witch Hat Atelier were combined for August 21-27 2017, they would take 11th place on the chart.
  3. Volumes 3 & 4 also had special editions but did not place on the chart.

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