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The Ojamajo Doremi Manga was a manga adaptation of the Ojamajo Doremi series written and illustrated by Shizue Takanashi. It was serialized in Nakayoshi, a monthly manga magazine published by Kodansha. The manga's story was mainly based upon the anime, except it had its own plot points and characters which were not present in the original work.

Tankōbon volumes were later published by Kodansha beginning October 6th, 2000, composed of the serialized chapters while coming with stickers, staff interviews, and concept artwork from the anime. However, only four of these volumes were ever released. The 44th chapter of the manga was reprinted in the Ojamajo 20th Anniversary History Book in October 2020.

Tankōbon Volumes

Volume № Cover Content Information
Ojamajo Doremi
1 DoremiManga1.jpg Chapters:
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7

Extras:

Released: Oct 4th, 2000
List Price: ¥560
ISBN: 978-4-06-334349-6
2 DoremiManga2.jpg Chapters:
  • Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Pop's First Outing
  • Majo Rika goes to the Witch Frog Village

Extras:

Released: Nov 2nd, 2000
Page Count: 130
List Price: ¥560
ISBN: 978-4-06-334350-2
3 Manga 3.png Chapters:
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Boo-chan Returns

Extras:

  • Concept Artwork
  • Interview with Shizue Takanashi

Released: Dec 4th, 2000
Page Count: 310
List Price: ¥560
ISBN: 978-4-06-334366-3
Motto! Ojamajo Doremi
1 MottoDoremiManga.jpg Chapters:
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22
  • Chapter 23
  • Chapter 24
  • Chapter 25
  • Chapter 26
  • Secret of Merry Christmas

Extras:

  • Concept Artwork

Released: Dec 26th, 2001
Page Count: 130
List Price: ¥560
ISBN: 978-4-06-334502-5

Note: Chapters 21-26 were changed to Chapters 1-6 in the Motto! Ojamajo Doremi volume.

Differences with the anime

  • Witch frogs naturally have visible arms and legs, while they only appeared if necessary in the anime. They also look like a large blob rather than frog-like.
  • In the anime, Aiko was a transfer student from Osaka in the anime. In the manga, she was already one of Doremi's classmates.
  • Characters' clothing changed frequently.
  • Hana-chan does not appear in the manga until Dokkān. In Sharp, her role was replaced by Boo-chan, a male cherub.
  • When Momoko became a witch apprentice, she was shown wearing the Sharp uniform. In the anime, she was only seen in the first uniform before meeting the girls.
  • Numerous characters from the anime series either are completely absent or have their background information altered. Notable omissions include many of the witches and classmates, the Ojamajo's fairy companions, and almost every one-shot character.
  • Aiko, Hazuki, and Onpu were not shown to have romantic feelings for the FLAT4, while the boys were ambiguous regarding their feelings. In the manga, they seem to have feelings for each other.

Translations

Italian

An Italian translation for the first 3 releases was produced by Play Press Publishing. The characters went under their respective names from the Italian dub, with the page imagery being mirrored to better suit the European reading style.

German

A German translation for the first 3 volumes began serialization from January to April 2002, translated by Antje Bockel and published by Carlsen Comics. This translation went under the same title as the German anime dub, Do-Re-Mi, with the characters having their names from that dub.

Thai

The Thai translation for the manga was produced by Bongkoch Comics. This translation covered all 4 releases, including the Motto volume which was not translated in any other known translation for the manga.

Trivia

  • Although Hazuki is the 2nd Ojamajo, Aiko had the 2nd manga cover based on her.
  • Momoko has green hair like various merchandise pieces.
  • As of 2021, chapters 27 through 43 have not been republished since their initial serialization.
  • Although no official statement of the Tankōbon volumes being discontinued was given, it is theorized that it may be due to lack of sales and popularity.
  • The Ojamajo Doremi manga has not been officially translated for the Western audience except fan translations.

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