Posted by SuperMario on 1 May 2016 with categories: Currently Watching:, Flying witch

Flying witch again delivers strong material this week and I actually think this is their best episode so far. Mostly because the 2 parts are well connected this week, and our new character Inuka is so natural and fit in like a glove, in addition they have an absurd and whimsical story to boost. I have to highlight the chemistry between Inuka and Chinatsu here, as they are easily the best out of this already solid episode. The back and forth conversation between them in the fortune teller corner, for example, was so deadpan and consistent. Chinatsu constantly touches Inuka’s ears while Inuka was furious about Akane is another good touch. Inuka’s panic over Makoto’s name is so well-delivered that it gets me every time. And Makoto cure portion, oh my god, it’s so hilarious. Now I get the sense that Makoto might not become a great witch after all, but that is fine by me. Flying Witch is so full of little moments that you would miss it if you don’t notice well. Cases in point, I love the way the hamster (Al) shakes uncontrollably when the black cat comes near him (with his dry “meow” no less), or the shot keeps avoiding Inuka’s real face until the very end. Boy she was so my type too! On the site note, I’m not really sure what Akame is wearing, I guess it is a Vietnamese traditional dress (ao dai) (you can view it here, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/51/1d/87/511d8711fff800a9d326e99ab4dde94d.jpg), please correct me if I’m wrong.

Flying witch is a charming show but never really a funny show, its comedic is often whimsical rather than laugh out loud. But Flying witch has a knack for comedic timing and punch. In this episode, those were executed very well (from Inuka‘s “Akame” crying to Mako’s cure portion). The visual is as lovely as ever, from the blossom trees to the festival itself, and the music, all of them help to bring atmosphere to the show. Overall I’m overjoy with this episode. As long as Flying witch continue to tell those pleasant stories, with full of little details and some deadpan humors, I’m all in.

~SuperMario~

4 Responses

  1. Avatar Panzer says:

    Yes, Akane wearing a white ao-dai. A typical pre-2005 Vietnamese high school girl’s uniform. Post 2005, Vietnamese high school girls only wear ao dai one day per week, the rest they wear skirts.
    http://www.quocte.org.vn/2012/07/nu-sinh-viet-ep-me-hon-voi-ta-ao-dai.html

    • SuperMario SuperMario says:

      It’s fascinating that you even know the exact year theychange the policy :). This is just a nitpicking detail but Akane using the white ao dai strikes the weird notes for me, since usually white ao dai are for high school girls, and she’s way too old for that.

  2. Avatar Stars says:

    This was a great episode! Inukai was a fantastic character of the week and I’d be very happy to see her as a returning character.

    Perhaps you should rethink Makoto not being a great witch though. She nails the potion concoction without changing her tempo. Rather, the audience is the one concentrating to pay attention and not miss this rare sight of magic. It botches, but it’s a magic to tranform Inukai into full animal form. If Inukai counts as a human, that is precisely the magic Makoto’s sister had intended to make in the first place.

    • SuperMario SuperMario says:

      I see your point, but to make it totally opposite to what you aim to do… haha. I say she’s at least powerful. I think in coming episodes we will see if she is a great witch or not. One thing that baffle me though was that she has all the ingredients in that little case, usually it would take quite long time in order to find a right ingredient for a potion right?

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