When a manga or a light novel is adapted into an anime and the quality of the anime is so high, many fans immediately anticipate its sequel. For some works, the production of the next season is immediately announced, and for others, information about the sequel may be sealed for a long time. A prime example of a work whose first season of animation was well received, yet no announcement was made about the upcoming season, is Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina.
Many people were captivated by the adventures of Elaina, a young girl with long gray hair who travels the world. Based on the light novel series that has been published since 2016, its first anime adaptation consisting of 12 episodes aired in 2020. It was made by C2C as one of its finest works.
If you miss the Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina anime now that it has ended, there is a way to enjoy its continuation right now. One way is to read the light novel series on which the anime was based. The light novel has also been adapted into a manga.
In order to move beyond the end of the anime, I will explain where the Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina anime ended in the light novel series and manga series, and what volume and chapter to start reading. Before the unannounced anime sequel of Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina comes, enjoy the rest of the story in the light novel or manga ahead of time!
How many volumes does Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina have?
There are 20 volumes in the light novel series of Wandering Witch so far (the latest 20th volume released in March, 2023). The light novel of Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina was first published as an Amazon Kindle book self-published by the author Jougi Shiraishi in 2014. The current light novel series has been published by SB Creative since 2016, illustrated by Azure. In addition, a spin-off series titled Riviere in the Land of Prayer started in 2022.
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina has been adapted into a manga series by the manga artist Itsuki Nanao since 2018, and it has 5 volumes so far (the latest 5th volume released in March, 2023).
Which should you choose, light novels or manga?
Then, how should you enjoy the following story after the Wandering Witch anime finishes? It seems that there are two ways to enjoy the rest of the anime series, either in light novels or manga. However, I strongly recommend to you that you read the light novel series.
You can also enjoy a bit of the story beyond the anime even in the manga series, but not too many parts of that novel series have been adapted into the manga series yet. On the other hand, there are over 20 volumes in the light novel series of Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina.
In other words, you can enjoy the story much further in the light novel, and you can also enjoy the scenes that were cut out of the anime and manga adaptations. If you really want to enjoy the world of Wandering Witch, I recommend you to read the novel.
What chapter does the Wandering Witch anime end in light novel?
The first season of the Wandering Witch anime ends with Episode 12 “The Everyday Tale of Every Ashen Witch (ありとあらゆるありふれた灰の魔女の物語)”, which coincides with the end of Volume 3 of the light novel series. This means that in order to move beyond the end of the anime, you can start reading from Volume 4 Chapter 1 of the light novel. You can enjoy 10 chapters in the fourth volume.
<<Volume 4 Chapter List>>
Chapter 1: City of Oblivion
Chapter 2: A Fictional Witch
Chapter 3: Likes and Dislikes
Chapter 4: The Apple Murders
Chapter 5: Trivial Stories
Chapter 6: The Sunken City
Chapter 7: Amnesia’s Forgotten Travelogues
Chapter 8: The Hero, the Dragon, and the Sacrifice
Chapter 9: A City on Ice
Chapter 10: Amnesia’s Forgotten Homecoming
Many chapters after the anime series is completed are available in English. Let’s restart Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina from Volume 4 onwards!
What chapter does the Wandering Witch anime end in manga?
The pace of the manga publication is not fast enough to keep up with the original light novel. If you are not good at reading novels and want to quickly enjoy the rest of the story after the anime series in the manga adaptation, just read from Volume 4 Chapter 12 “City of Oblivion” of the manga series.
When you have finished reading the currently published manga volumes, move on to the original light novel!
When will Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina Season 2 air?
Unfortunately, it has not been announced that Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina Season 2 will be adapted into the anime series. Considering the popularity and the amount of original novels, there is a great possibility that Season 2 will happen.
Let’s wait patiently for the new season to arrive, while reading the light novels and manga.
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