It’s Halloween and I’m ready for something scary! The Witch and the Beast 1 does have a witch, more than 1 beast, & a weirdo who carries a coffin on his back like a backpack. However, it unfortunately failed horribly with the scary heebie jeebies. The first witch we meet, Ione, is the town hero thanks to her vanquishing of all the beasts. The second witch is a serial killer. Neither are truly scary.
Even though this sounds like a horror tale, The Witch and the Beast 1 is actually about not stereotyping people based on the groups they belong to. It was okay but not what I thought it would be. 3 stars.
Thanks to Kodansha Comics and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.