「喫茶コンクルシオ」 (Kissa Konkurusio)
What better way to start an episode than to pick on little ol’ Chito-san?
Besides the random moments and the occasional half episode, we don’t really get to see much of Chito. Something that I personally thought was a little strange with just how much importance most shows give to a witch’s familiar. Luckily, this week’s episode addressed this with one of the funniest skits I’ve seen. Under the assumption that Chito is a female cat, I nearly died after I realized just how hurt Chito was after Nao commented on her weight gain. Between making some of the best expressions I’ve ever seen a cat make to going that extra mile to prove just how annoyed she was by repeatedly smacking Nao’s forehead with her tail, the whole skit was a perfect combination of how to truly make something funny.
And the best part was that the skit wasn’t done after all that! Extending the joke a little further, I nearly died when I saw Chito’s completely dead expression through the bus ride to the mountains. Combined with Nao’s continued barrage of accidental insults and you had some pure comedic gold.
Adult Tastes and Problems
If I had to pick one thing to determine whether or not an episode of Flying Witch would be good or great, it would have to be the amount of original Chinatsu moments in an episode. And this episode definitely delivered in that department. Focusing on the tastes of a young kid this time, I really enjoyed the way they portrayed Chinatsu as she tried to show just how grown up she could be. Something about the way they showed her nervous hesitation as she tried to force down some wild herbs was a great reminder that she’s still just a kid who has a lot to experience still.
As a great counterexample to that, I thought it was pretty funny that the ghost server in the café was a prime example of an adult who still had some kiddy tendencies. Last I checked, working as a server in a café required some ability to talk to people and I personally don’t know how I’d feel about having a sever communicate with me strictly through written notes – especially if they could talk and just chose not to because of something as silly as “being too shy”. Which, after Chinatsu’s wild herb eating scene, felt like a great comparison between growing and not growing up.
Man, if you couldn’t tell, I really enjoyed this week’s episode. With just the right amount of everything and a little bit of magic sprinkled in all the right places, what more could you really ask for? Well, I guess you could always ask for more Chinatsu, but still!
In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week! As a heads up, the post will probably be out late since I’ll be up in Northern California for some personal things. See you later!