Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches #199

This chapter is a great showcase of Yamada-kun’s strengths. From its believable teenage couple, relatable character-driven humor, adeptly used ensemble cast, and its ability to intertwine plot and character development with a strong comedic premise, there’s just a whole lot to love and laugh at here.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches #198

The chapter could have gone further and stranger with it’s premise, but the execution here felt more retrained and safe. While there are many amusing moments, comedy is rooted in surprised expectations, and the lack of that here meant that there were few genuinely funny moments to be found.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches #195

This was a lightly amusing chapter, mostly for the cultural misunderstandings making for some fun unintentional humor. It’s purpose was ostensibly to reintroduce Odagiri into the story and develop the plot with Takuma’s witches further, and on that front, it’s effective, though not much more.