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ウ・ィ・ッ・チ or W.i.t.c.h. was launched in Japan in December 2003 by Kadokawa Shoten. Unlike the other publications this one is in black and white -- see the sample page below
W.i.t.c.h. is a comic book magazine about five ordinary girls with five extraordinary powers. Their mission is to protect the world from the evil forces of the Metaworld. To succeed, the girls have magical powers that can control the forces of nature: air, water, fire and earth.
But W.i.t.c.h. is also about the realities of growing up. The main characters are Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia and Hay Lin (W.I.T.C.H.). Will, the leader of the group, can control and strengthen the powers of her friends. The magazine is targetted at girls aged 9 to 15.
W.i.t.c.h. was first launched in Italy in April 2001 and has since been reprinted in many countries around the world, from Mexico to Finland and the Philippines. Click here for an overview of all international W.i.t.c.h. publications.