Witches are individuals with special powers like ESP, telekinesis, mind control, etc. (not the typical hogwart and newt potions). Robin, a 15-year-old craft user, arrives from Italy to Japan to work for an organization named STN Japan Division (STN-J) as a replacement for one of STN-J’s witch hunters who was recently killed. Unlike other divisions of STN, STN-J tries to capture the witches alive in order to learn why and how they became witches in the first place. – My Anime List
Based on 20 review scores:
My SF Reviews
Aside from the somewhat rushed last episode, I don’t have many complaints about this series. The animation is of good quality, the humor is situational and clever—not goofy and juvenile. The plot is gripping, the main characters are entertaining and attractively designed, and the bad witches are wonderfully creepy. Beyond that, there is convincing character development for almost all of the main characters we began the series with. Witch Hunter Robin is truly an excellent series most anime fans should see. Also, there is Robin and her cute handlebars. I think I’ll stop writing now and go watch all twenty-six episodes all over again.
I highly recommend watching this!
Anime News Network
In short, Witch Hunter Robin is this fall’s anime bright spot (despite being almost entirely black and gray). This is a mature, evenly paced supernatural thriller, chock full of mystery, intrigue, and a few exciting battles for good measure. If you consider yourself a discerning anime fan with high-minded taste, above the usual pabulum that endlessly crowds the shelves, your savior is here.
The Anime Review
I’m giving Witch Hunter Robin an A- based on the fact that the average viewer (myself included) will find it too slow-going at first, also acknowledging that the animation itself is not top notch and that Robin seems just a bit older than 15. That being said, if you like anime that’s challenging and thought provoking, Witch Hunter Robin is a very good series. This show is like a building thunderstorm. At first you just hear the patter of rain, and before you know it, you’re enveloped in flashes of lightning. Of the current shows on Adult Swim, I put off watching Robin until last, since I wasn’t all that interested in it…and that was a mistake. It’s a winner.
Witch Hunter Robin has character designs in a style that was unfortunately abandoned in the past six years, in favour of the moe and bishies of today. It’s a shame though, because they look gorgeous and unique, putting aesthetics before pandering. The animation itself ranges from unrefined to decent, but this show was always great to look at.
The Forgotten Lair
The art and action is superb. And the dark and grim setting this finds its feet in will definitely keep you off your chair and you’d be wanting more of Witch Hunter Robin. So a full on recommendation here.
The plot moves along at a brisk pace and takes a sharp turn towards the middle of the series, but more action oriented fans may find the show a bit dull. The level of action present is about what you would expect from a detective show, or maybe one of the faster paced episodes of The X-Files. Fans who enjoy mysteries and the supernatural will love this series, those who enjoy comedy, action or romance will probably be indifferent. Still, this show has enough to offer that even those not hooked in by its premise might still find something to enjoy.
I’m definitely bewitched.
Overall: I think this show might’ve a lot better. Alas, how it stands now is not bad either. Fans of supernatural shows might find some interest in this one. The thing i liked the most about it was the historical references this show used in building its plot (kinda tired of stuff that are invented). Also, expect some romance in this one but not a very intense one, if you know what i mean.
Witch Hunter Robin may not be the instant classic that I was looking for, but it deserves to be up there with the also-rans. It’s stylish and effective, and an utterly rewarding watch. The price at which this Region 1 collection retails makes it a safe investment. Take a chance as I did, and let Witch Hunter Robin cast its spell over you.
My Anime List
All in all, I really enjoyed this series. There’s even some romance development, which is just enough to keep you hoping for something more. Gotta please us Robin fans.
All in all, it is a defenite show to see! The art is gorgeous and the story is great! If anything, see it once on television. I highly recommend it!
I do not recommend it to anyone because it is all too basic, dull and lasts a lot more than it should.
Great mystery anime.
The Nihon Review
Witch Hunter Robin, in the end, is a mixed bag. While it fared very well in the visual and audio department, little can be said for the erratic plot and abrupt ending. If you are into the supernatural, and visuals and music play huge roles in your selection of viewing anime, then by all means pick up this series. Otherwise, you may want to search elsewhere for something more solid.
I thought this would be my thing, and it’s true that it was an interesting story. However, the plot and characters left much to be desired, so it really didn’t live up to my expectations.
What was the point?