「桜の中の占い師」 (Sakura no Naka no Uranaishi)
“A Fortune Teller Veiled in Cherry Blossoms”
I think this was the best episode of this show to date.
Just like your typical beach episode where you have cute girls doing what cute girls do, a festival based episode is pretty common in this genre of slice-of-life. The thing is, there was just something so good about this one that I’m having trouble putting my feelings into words. With the focus revolving around Kei, Chinatsu, and Makoto instead of the festival itself, there was a distinctly different feel then your normal festival episode. And for some reason, with everything more down to earth and super focused on the characters, all the humor seemed to be spot on. Honestly, it makes me wonder why all the episodes couldn’t be like this (I know why and it’s also another charm point for this show)!
If I’m being honest though, I think I was also really happy we got a huge dose of Chinatsu combined with just enough Makoto and Kei to balance things out.
If Chinatsu is my favorite character, Inukai comes in a razor close second. Had she appeared earlier in the series, she might have been able to gain an edge over the best girl of the show! Getting back on track though, everything about the latter half of the episode was completely perfect. From start to finish, we had all the elements that make up some of the best episodes of any slice-of-life. There was a new character introduced, said character was actually super entertaining and had a great back story, and there was a perfectly timed gag that spent its time building up for one of the best payoffs of the century.
While I won’t go into details about the specifics since you can just watch the episode, I hope and wish we get more Inukai in the future. She’s just so adorable with those mini outbursts and when she’s calm and it just gets better! And even though I hope she does manage to find a way back to her cute human form, she’s rocking that dog look pretty well. Also, if Kei were a real person, I’d tell him she’s my type too.
I’ll be honest, last week’s post might have felt a little lukewarm. Maybe it was because I was tired or something, but boy did this week’s episode make up for it. Reigniting my passion for the series and giving me everything I ever wanted in a single episode, I don’t think I could have asked for any more. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week when we get to see more of Makoto and the rest of the gang.
Flying Witch was voted the 4th most popular anime of Spring 2016 on an online anime poll.
The top 3 were
Wow, I’m pretty surprised that Kumamiko is #3 given some of the initial responses I’ve seen to it.
2. Light Novels?…BLEH!!!
3. Hmmm…Not bad for that Talking Bear
4. That Main Girl out there…She has a Great Potental!
5. Again Light Novels?…BLEH!!!
6. I had a little doubt on this Show! But keep it up!
7. It gets so old already!
8. Can’t Wait for the mass slaughter…XD
9. Must be on the Top, but oh well!
10. Kinda Good…But i doubt watching this…
11. Ah Manga Time Kirara/Slice of Life, Kinda Corny but at least It never fails to
12. Motorcycles Girls eh…Ride on!
13. ….:/ ?! Shonen Jump…uh…No thanks!
14. That’s One Impressive Show!
15. NU POGODI!!! (You Just Wait!!!)
16. -(no comment)-
17. This for me is much better than Sansha Sanyou…Really Fun Show hoo hoo!
And the Rest well…nada…That all i could say!
The locations and landmarks of Hirosaki in Flying Witch.
This scene had me in complete stitches.
Had me bursting in laughter. The comedy is really well done.
Haha I kind of expected that it wouldn’t go so smoothly knowing Makoto, but the scene is still very funny!
It just, I couldn’t hold it in lmao
With any luck, we’ll see Inukai near the end of the series, if they decide to animate… BEST BUNNY.
Inukai showed up again before then as well, so it’s not like we’re bereft of her.
Props to J.C Staff here. They just executed everything perfectly making a punchline funnier than it already is!
Exactly how I felt!
Inukai’s cute and fun. However, my personal second-favorite character (Chinatsu is first, of course) hasn’t been introduced yet. It’ll probably be either two or three episodes before she shows up, depending on how they do things.
Next episode should be good for those of us who love Chinatsu, assuming they don’t mess with the order while adapting.
Anyway, Inukai learned an important life lesson this episode of not drinking herself into a state where her judgement is that badly impaired. (I assume she learned it, at least. I haven’t seen her getting drunk since.)
Everybody wants to hold Chinatsu’s hand. Very sweet.
I’ve looked at the manga, and this is a great adaptation that enhances details
that strengthen the story (i.e., the opening colours of the scenery) that are
not available in the manga. A very pleasant watch!
Yes, you are awesome.
Chinatsu have talents for screwing people – Playing along with “She’s your mom” back in Ep 1, and now this.
these White Stuffed Birds…
Maria the young Witch? 🙂
this Fox Witch has a great voice and acting. She is a good seiyuu
Best disappointed face since konosuba
Considering Inukai shows up in the OP with just dog ears without the other dog-like features, she’ll probably be mostly cured the next time she shows up?
Hmm, actually she still retains all the dog-like features in the OP. You can still see the brown fur on her arms and face.
Akane’s grey hair and tan skin look great when she wearing a white ao dai.
Looking back at how the harbinger asked if she was a witch and how that cat is hanging out with her a lot. Tt wouldn’t surprise me if Chinatsu turned out to have the potential to be a witch herself.
can we just talk about the soundtrack, though? the sound direction is absoltely perfect, it puncuates the comedy so well. that little recorder jingle when Inukai looks down to see Chinatsu’s plushie, or the tiny piano hits just before the dog scene. so good.
Hey, Is That’s Natsu (Kumamiko) Cousin….
That was two hamster in a week!
This is what a Hamster and cat ding in another show!
but on this show…