「使い魔の活用法」 (Tsukaima no Katsuyouhou)
“How To Use Your Familiar”
After about a month of Flying Witch, I’ve come to realize that you can find charm everywhere in this show so long as you keep an eye out.
With half of the episode revolving around Chinatsu and her efforts to keep up with the ever agile Chito the cat, you’d think that watching something like this would be awfully boring. And at first glance, I wouldn’t fault you for thinking that way. But if you take a second and try to place yourself in Chinatsu’s shoes, you’ll soon find that you’ve been transported off into a whole different world – a world that may seem familiar if you went outside a lot during your childhood. From hearing stories from people older than you to discovering things you may or may not have been supposed to find, there were a lot of things to really find enjoyment from. And honestly, I’m still surprised with just how much I liked Chinatsu’s half of the episode.
Chito, Nao, and Makoto
On the other hand, the other half of the episode felt like our more typical fare. With Chito acting as Makoto’s tour guide (since without someone guiding her, there’s a good chance Makoto might end up in America), we got to see the same places from a slightly different angle. And you know what? There was actually some charm in seeing things from a slightly older perspective. While it wasn’t as “magical”, there was still enough to keep your attention focused on all the little things that Chito found on his walk around the neighborhood.
If you couldn’t tell, not much really happened this week. But that doesn’t mean that the episode itself was boring – if anything it was actually quite relaxing! Relaxing in a way that makes this the perfect episode to turn on, kick back, and relax as Makoto and the gang go through their daily lives.
Catch you guys next week!