Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: 葬送のフリーレン // Next: ウスズミの果て

Flying Witch (ふらいんぐういっち)


Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including her black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori Prefecture, in the far north reaches of Japan, to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.


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Personal Opinion

I’ve only just started it, so don’t have much of an opinion except that it seems quite light and funny, and slice of life about country life. The magic/supernatural aspects are secondary to the day to day life.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club


  • It’s also available as an anime, which seems quite faithful to the book.
  • First two volumes free on ebookjapan and amazon (thanks @Sylph for the intel)
  • Most chapters aren’t too wordy.


  • May be too easy or too light on text.


First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

One of the wordier spreads - this is about as dense as it gets.

Difficulty Poll

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