「魔女への訪問者」 (Majouhe No Houmonsha)
“A Visitor For The Witch”
After a surprisingly well-done first episode, J.C. Staff doesn’t disappoint with this second one.
The Harbinger of Spring
When it comes to magic, I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise that more than just witches and screaming mandrake plants exist out there in the wild. However, who would have thought we’d get to see something as spiritual as the Harbinger of Spring? Because as abstract of the season changes is, it was pretty cool to see the personification of spring be such a swell guy. That said, I probably would have been just as afraid as Chinatsu if not more had I seen someone that looked like the Harbinger. With all kinds of creeps and wierdos out there doing god knows what, I probably wouldn’t have even opened the door for someone wearing a slightly cracked mask and some weird (but stylish) white clothing.
A Witch’s Intuition / Day-to-Day Life
Coming back down to reality throughout the latter half of the episode, it was nice to see Flying Witch really show us that it can do a proper slice-of-life with or without highlighting Makoto or her magic. With something as simple as picking some fresh bakke and making some home made tempura from it, there was a ton packed in such a simple premise. From fleshing out Chinatsu through her disdain for the stuff to Kei giving us some prime tips to make really crispy tempura, what more could you really ask for?
While this show still has at least one more episode before I can really make a decision, I’ve been enjoying what I’ve seen thus far. The flipping between magic and normal life combined with the quirks of all the characters really playing well off of each other, there hasn’t been too much to talk down about. That said, I do hope that something exciting happens soon to really kick things up another level.
See you next week!
ED: 「日常の魔法」 (Nichijou no Mahou) by 木幡真琴（篠田みなみ）&倉本千夏（鈴木絵理）(Kowata Makoto (Shinoda Minami) & Kuramoto Chinatsu (Suzuki Eri))