Akko with the hard-hitting and relevant advice this episode. We’re in the home stretch and everything’s coming together now. Buckle up.
Two important things to announce:
1) The original release tonight will be a v0 only because of the encode. We’re releasing with BS11 now, and the Netflix rip later. Don’t wait for it. Nevermind, v1 up now with a proper encode. 2) We updated the progress sidebar, so you don’t need to refresh the page to see the live status. It updates automatically.
Am I the only one noticing the whole Venus thing going on here? And they’re both perfect, best in their class, slightly haughty but justified by hard-earned skill… Basically I’m calling Diana an idol. Also, according to Ianu’s research, a Venusian eclipse happens in alternating cycles of 8 and 120 years. I wonder how much Trigger did their research on that one.
When Akko and Diana convince you to drop everything and be with your mother, you know you’ve made a good anime. Also, at least some of us here apparently would enjoy having hot bitchy twin cousins. I’ll let you decide whether you think that’s a good thing or not.
I was going to be really fancy with the terms this episode since we presumably go to Finland, but I got overwritten. Just know that the harvest festival is called Kekri, and the evil-warding ceremony a.k.a. Walpurgis Night is Vappu.
Oh yeah, and this episode had 11 people “in charge” of the animation this episode. Not keyframers, but ADs and such.
This episode was too real and/or Orwellian for me. Plus, the bully bullying is neverending. But fair warning; if you’re the kind of loser who didn’t like the dragon episode, just stop watching now. It’s only going to get more painful for you and your proletariat brain.
Couple of notes this episode. The Samhain Festival is actually called the Magic Festival in Japanese, but it’s written Samhain everywhere in English. It really has little to do with magic and more to do with the origins of Halloween, so I have no idea what Trigger is thinking.
As for the Grand Triskelion revealed last episode, we have more information now. In Japanese, the kanji given for it are 究極魔法, meaning ultimate magic. That should give us a bit more to work off of if they didn’t already say it in the Witchpedia.
Three guesses about what fairy tale the party episode is based on. But I bet you’ll never be able to guess what the twist will bee.
A reminder of our mortality, side characters you thought you’d never see again, and background on the story. What more could you want?