Kazumi Magica Witches

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This section may contain major spoilers for the Kazumi Magica manga!

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The witches of Kazumi Magica. They come in two varieties: witches that are the same as the ones that appear in the anime, and "pseudo-witches", which are imitation witches, as the name implies.

Pseudo-Witches

"Pseudo-witches" are a type of witch unique to the Kazumi Magica manga. They are actually human women that are implanted with an imitation Grief Seed called an "Evil Nut". When they are defeated, the Evil Nut separates from the woman, much like when a witch drops a Grief Seed. Unlike regular witches, the women return to normal after they are defeated. They appear to lose their memory of the events that occurred while they are under the Evil Nut's influence, similar to those affected by a Witch's Kiss.

Preying Mantis Witch

This is an unnamed witch appearing in chapter 1 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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Unknown

TypePseudo-witch
EpisodesKazumi chapter 1

A pseudo-witch that Yuuri created from a policewoman named Misako Ishijima. It appears in Chapter 1.

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Cosmetics Witch

This is an unnamed witch appearing in chapter 2 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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Unknown

TypePseudo-witch
EpisodesKazumi chapter 2

A pseudo-witch that Yuuri created from a cosmetics saleswoman named Kyouka Shida, who protested the sale and use of cheap, unhealthy cosmetics. She attempted to attack a ganguro concert, but was defeated by Kazumi, Umika and Kaoru.

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Anime-style Witches

"Prologue"

"Prologue" is a witch appearing in chapter 3 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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"Prologue"(?)

RunesPROLOGUE
TypeUnknown (Bookmobile witch?)
NatureUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 3

Minions

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魔女の手下。しおり人間。

Unknown

TypeUnknown (bookmobile?) witch's minion
DutyUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 3

The witch's minion. Bookmark humans.

A witch fought by the Pleiades Saints in chapter 3. It captured Umika and Kaoru. The other five Saints tracked it down after discovering that its barrier moved around on the same schedule as the Asunaro Library's bookmobile. Kazumi killed it with a precision strike from outside the barrier after the other Saints signaled her.

Trivia and Speculation

  • This witch was designed as a drawing found in children's picture books, according to Takashi Tensugi.
  • "Prologue" may not be the witch's real name - the translation of the design notes refer to the Chapter 3 witch as "Callsign 'Prologue'", suggesting Prologue may be a design nickname.

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Nie Blühen Herzen

"Nie Blühen Herzen" is the witch form of "Yuuri" (Airi Anri), and appears in chapter 5 and 6 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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Nie Blühen Herzen

RunesNIE BLUHEN HERZEN
TypeUnknown
NatureSelf-rejecting(?)
EpisodesKazumi chapters 5 and 6

Minions

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Unknown

TypeUnknown witch's minion
DutyUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapters 5 and 6

Yuuri/Airi's witch form resembles a giant heart, which may have certain implications. The rings on Yuuri's weaponry also appear on the witch.

When Kazumi attempts to turn Yuuri back to a human, it causes Yuuri's body to rise out from the witch, while still being connected to it. She appears to have almost no sense of self left, continuously repeating the last spell she used on Kazumi. Notably, her speech bubbles use the runic language. It was defeated by the Pleiades Saints.

Trivia and Speculation

  • In volume 2's design notes, the witch is described thusly (by the illustrator, Takashi Tensugi): "A wounding heart and a wounded heart. Her defibrillators resemble twintails. Her image is based on sickly Airi, who lingered on and was revived. Her familiars are flower bulbs. Did she think of herself as being rooted to the hospital? Attribute: Self-rejection. Weak point: Poison in medicine. Her cries of 'pchh pchh' are the angry pulsing of her blood vessels."
  • Her name was provided by Masaki Hiramatsu, the writer of Kazumi Magica. It means, "never blooming hearts," in German.
    • Technically, the correct German name would be "Nie blühende Herzen." It may have been intended as grammatically wrong by Masaki Hiramatsu.

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Arzt Kochen

"Arzt Kochen" is the witch form of Yuuri Asuka, and appears in chapter 5 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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Arzt Kochen

RunesARZT KOCHEN
TypeUnknown
NatureExcessively devoted(?)
EpisodesKazumi chapter 5

Minions

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Unknown

TypeUnknown witch's minion
DutyUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 5

Yuuri Asuka's witch form resembles a giant hypodermic needle, similar to her weapon as a magical girl. Giant forks come out of her body, which probably refers to either Yuuri's cooking talents or transforming into a witch during a cooking contest. The forks also contrast with the spoon amulet she carried, acting as a sort of evil counterpart; in fact, when the witch drops Yuuri's amulet, it possesses a dark fork in the handle in the opposite direction of the spoon (which then vanishes as the last part of Yuuri's witch form). It was defeated by the Pleiades Saints.

Trivia and Speculation

  • In volume 2's design notes, the witch is described thusly (by the illustrator, Takashi Tensugi): "After shoving anesthetic into the humans who enter her barrier, she cuts out their injured parts and completely cooks them. However, there are no humans who can endure this surgery. There is nothing that she can save. Her familiars are forks. Attribute: (Excessive) devotion. Weakness: Things that have no need for her. Her cries(?) of 'pssh pssh' are the sound of her syringes and forks."
  • Her name was provided by Masaki Hiramatsu, the writer of Kazumi Magica. It means, "cooking doctor," in German. Literally, it means "Doctor Cooking" in German.

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Chapter 5 Witch(?)

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Unknown

TypeUnknown
NatureUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 5

A witch (possibly a familiar) that was very briefly seen being killed by Yuuri.

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Weiße Königin

"Weiße Königin" is the witch form of Nico Kanna's spare body, and appears in chapters 8 and 9 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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弾丸の魔女

Weiße Königin

RunesWEISSE KONIGIN
TypeBullet witch
NatureGuilty
EpisodesKazumi chapters 8 and 9

The witch of bullets.

The witch form of Nico Kanna's "spare." Its form is that of a shooting gallery dummy, with target circles spiraling outward from its forehead. The forehead has a large hole that extends to the back of the head, like a bullet hole. Its arms are giant blades that are used like scissors, and it has no lower body or legs. It was defeated by Mirai Wakaba.

Trivia and Speculation

  • In Chapter 7 Nico is reading an article about a Japanese kid shooting people in California. The appearance of the witch suggests some sort of connection.
    • This theory was proven correct. In Chapter 10, it is revealed that when she was a kid she accidentally killed her friends with a gun and injured herself in the process.
  • Notably, the Grief Seed for the witch does not have the same emblem as Nico's Soul Gem - Nico's Soul Gem is a hexagon, while the witch's Grief Seed is a diamond.
  • Many small shooting-gallery targets, possibly her minions, float around in the witch's barrier.
  • In Volume 3's design notes, the witch is described thusly: "The witch of bullets, with a guilty nature. Because she feels like she's always being blamed for something, when someone enters her barrier, she eliminates them immediately."
  • The witch is named in Volume 3's design notes. Its name means "White Queen" in German.

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Hungrige Pumpe

"Hungrige Pumpe" is a witch that attacked the Pleiades Saints, and appears in chapter 11 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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古代の海の魔女

Hungrige Pumpe

RunesHUNGRIGE PUMPE
TypeAncient sea witch
NatureHates being lonely
EpisodesKazumi chapter 11

The witch of the ancient sea.

A witch that attacked the Pleiades Saints before they became magical girls. Kazumi met them for the first time while rescuing them from it. It resembles a large eel-like creature with a bonnet-like jellyfish on its head.

Trivia and Speculation

  • The witch initially appeared as a swarm of familiar-like creatures, which then fused together into a single being, much like Mirai Wakaba's La Bestia attack.
  • The eel-like part of the witch deflates and shrivels up when shot by the Pleiades.
    • The jellyfish on top then reinflates it like a balloon, possibly as part of a symbiotic relationship.
  • Her barrier resembles a beach, with several toriis standing in the water and coral.
  • It is vaguely reminiscent of the description of the second witch that appeared in Drama CD 3.
  • In Volume 3's design notes, the witch is described thusly: "The witch of the ancient sea. Attribute: Hates being lonely. A witch reminiscent of colony-type lifeforms such as coral and jellyfish. It's unclear whether a bunch of familiars join together to form the witch, or if the witch breaks apart into familiar-like things. Because her body is a colony, she cannot be fatally wounded even if parts of her are destroyed. She cannot be destroyed unless the entire colony is wiped out at once. Despite her appearance, she's pretty tenacious."
  • The witch is named in Volume 3's design notes. Its name roughly means "Hungry Pump" in German.

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Chapter 11 Witch 2

This is an unnamed witch appearing in chapter 11 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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Unknown

TypeUnknown
NatureUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 11

A witch (or possibly a familiar?) that attacked Kazumi before she became a magical girl. It was swiftly killed by Mami Tomoe.

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Chapter 12 Witch

This is an unnamed witch appearing in chapter 12 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica.

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Unknown

TypeUnknown
NatureUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 12

A witch (or possibly a familiar?) that the Pleiades Saints killed in Chapter 12.

Trivia and Speculation

  • The witch, and some structures in its barrier, vaguely resemble cacti.

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Chapter 15 Witch

An unnamed witch appearing in chapter 15 of Puella Magi Kazumi Magica. It is the witch form of Satomi Usagi.

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Unknown

TypeUnknown
NatureUnknown
EpisodesKazumi chapter 15

The witch form of Satomi Usagi. It is vaguely humanoid, with a whistle for a head, a circular cage for a dress, and large wing-like hands. The witch has a smaller, rabbit-like form that hides inside of the outer shell's dress.

Trivia and Speculation

  • The witch appears to be an animal tamer. Her barrier is decorated with cages and she uses whips to attack.
  • Her familiars are small cats with mouths on their forehead. They are somewhat reminiscent of Jubey.