Posted on 17 June 2006 with categories: Good Witch of the West - Astraea Testament



Good Witch of the West remains brilliant, and the episodes yet to come suggest that it’ll become even better. Each of the main characters, Adale, Firiel, Roux and Eusis has his or her own conflict, and this just turns greater by the minute. There are still a couple of things that aren’t too well explained, though. Like, how is Adale related to the queen when it appears that Lady Margot is her mother? And how come, during this episode, Adale and Leandra were permitted hear to the Big Bird’s feather, though firiel wasn’t?

Speaking of the Big Bird’s feather, it was great to see Leandra and Adale trying to mock each other right before it happened. After all, Leandra has to battle against a pair of teens in terms of diplomacy. It’s very interesting to see that. Though I wonder why she hasn’t launched any dirty attacks on Firiel. She only appears to be interested in Roux, for some reason. This could suggest that she’s convinced herself that she can easily win from the two of them, and decided to play on safe for that matter. An interesting detail which I really appreciated was during the announcement of the Big Bird’s feather. Firiel is meanwhile waiting for Leandra and Adale outside, in deep thoughts. She gets awakened by Leandra, trying to mock Adale once more. For some reason, this scene felt very natural, and I loved it.

The highlight of the episode was by far Roux’ and Firiel’s conversation in the bedroom. It was just a greatly romantic scene, something that very few anime can accomplish. It really looks like the two of them are fated to be together, as they’ve been bickering with each other for as long as they can remember. This is great for the plot, as you just know that Firiel will be chasing after Roux after not too long. Speaking of which, where the heck did that guy go to? I also like the fact that the creators managed to introduce yet another character, who’s more mysterious than any other character yet. I’d love to find out what his role will be.

Adale will probably be the one to figure out what the Big Bird’s feather really means. In any case, she’ll probably be the one to be the next queen, as Firiel finally understood that she never belonged in the world of nobility at all. I’ve no idea how long she’ll remain with Adale. In any case, I did like the fact that she turned Eusis down. Thank god she’s not that naive. At times like these, she really can think for herself.

2 Responses

  1. Hopeless says:

    I’m still watching the episode, but I had to come here quickly to say this – I think we’re found our main villain. Queen Constance has the same design as the shadowy figure who Duke Riez served, if I am correct.

  2. psgels says:

    Hmm, that could be true. To be honest, I totally forgot how the woman looked like. *kicks memory*

    I’m still wondering, though. If Duke Riez is dead, what does the image of him, being in some kind of blue form in the OP mean?

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    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 06:19 PM)
    Im interested in that show called “cultural leanings of the magical realm benefit the glorious nation of japan” lmao
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    @Aidan Lol, I had a good laugh at that chart
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    Hello. I am writing due to the review of Free! Eternal summer. I really enjoyed the first show but i think the second show is a bit too much because it messed the whole show up with all of the characters. Like the guy with the orange hair that is obsessed with Gou-chan and the other guy the threatened Haru.
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