Sorceress in the Barrel
Manga zetsuen no tempest
Romaji Mahoutsukai wa, Taru no Naka
Volume Volume 1
Episode Episode 1
← NA Chapter 2

Sorceress in the Barrel (魔法使いは、樽の中) is the first chapter of Zetsuen no Tempest.


A girl crawls out from a barrel onto a sandy island, who later introduces herself as "Hakaze Kusaribe, the strongest sorceress in history!" A shady character called Samon, backed up by bodyguards, refers to Hakaze as 'princess' and is shown to be responsible for her capture and discarding. Takigawa Yoshino, a high school boy with a girlfriend, visits his friend, Fuwa Mahiro's family's grave during the winter and is confronted by a suspicious woman named Yamamoto Evangeline, or Fraulein, who is looking for that very friend of his. She points a gun at him, requesting for information, while he also learns that Mahiro has been seen in areas that are being quarantined for an epidemic. Suddenly, an unusual amount of swallowtail butterflies surround the two and he is saved by Fuwa Mahiro, himself. There is a face-off, with Mahiro using magic to stop her bullets or most faster and eventually rendering her unconscious. Mahiro and Yoshino return to the town to find the residents suffering from the Iron Sickness. Soon later, a fruit covered in chains from the Tree of Zetsuen appears from the ocean.


List of Chapters

# Title
1 Sorceress in the Barrel" (魔法使いは、樽の中)
2 She Was Pretty, the Boy Said (彼女はとてもきれいだった、と少年は言った
3 There Are Impossible Things In Magic Too ((彼女はとてもきれいだった、と少年は言った)
4 There is a Reason for Everything ((彼女はとてもきれいだった、と少年は言った)
5 Contradicting Skull
6 I Don't Know What I Want To Be
7 Let Come What Comes, the Brother Says
8 Time Isolated Girl
9 Tempest
10 Boyfriend
11 How to Build a Time Machine
12 The Voice of Time
13 Daughter of Time
14 Swallowed By a Maelstrom
15 Minus Zero
16 To Be, Or Not To Be
17 Happy New Year
18 What Do You Think Will Happen?
19 Unending Trouble
20 The Unexplainable Story
21 They Seem to be Plotting Something
22 Marine Snow
23 The True Magician
24 Our Trip is Over
25 Resolved
26 Mind Your Own Business