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FIRST LOOK: Witch of Thistle Castle Vol. 1 from Titan Manga

An exclusive first look at Witch of Thistle Castle!

This fall, Titan Comics imprint Titan Manga is debuting Witch of Thistle Castle—a heartwarming manga set in Scotland. And we’ve got your exclusive first look inside!

Written and illustrated by John Tarachine, the manga first ran in Comic Tatan. Thanks to the upcoming release, fans can now enjoy this tale in English!

Witch of Thistle Castle Vol. 1 cover

Cover: John Tarachine


Intrigued? Take a look inside:




Titan Manga describes Witch of Thistle Castle thus:

Spirits and magic are everywhere in the streets of Edinburgh – if only you dare to see it!

Dive into this heartfelt manga about a witch and her apprentice as they try to find their place in a world that hates their very existence.

The last in a long line of Witches of the Black Wood, Marie Blackwood lives a quiet life in Edinburgh – away from the scrutiny of the Church.

But when the Church thrusts 13-year-old Theo into her hands for safekeeping, Marie suddenly gains the responsibility not just of taking care of a teenager – but protecting the world and Theo himself, from the amazing power that lives inside of him.

Volume 1 of Witch of Thistle Castle goes on sale September 5. Pre-orders are now open on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and in the UK and Europe via Forbidden Planet.

Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. Beyond the world of anime, she's a writer for Doctor Who expanded universe series including Iris Wildthyme and the City of the Saved, as well as an editor for the critically-acclaimed Black Archive series.