Thanks for watching! I wasn’t quite happy with the adaptation but most of Terra was fine, I guess.
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Translation: Crunchyroll (Dialogue), Areki (Songs)
Translation Check: Areki
Styling: joletb (Dialogue, Songs), Fyurie (Songs)
Typesetting: Alen (14-17), joletb (18+)
Quality Checking: Fyurie, joletb (24)
Due to staff unavailability and additional staffing, episode 13 of Little Witch Academia will be delayed by approximately 12 hours.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.
Pick two as your roommates
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.
excuse me, ma’am, do you have a moment to talk about my lord and savior shiny chariot?
Sometimes, editing is an exercise in failing. Ever try, ever fail. We assume there is a pattern to the spell names, most likely based on some Gaelic or Anglic language, only that we couldn’t confirm it yet; some spells sound dangerously close to having Latin or Ancient Greek stems. And whatever they’re derived from or mixed and matched with, they’re converted from Latin script to kana and filtered through Japanese scriptwriters and seiyuu before they reach our ears (and CCs). Well, fuck.
This episode is introducing a trope from Gaelic folktales. That is good news, since it gives us a solid hint. It is also bad news, since it means I can study phonology charts and keep combining and recombining morphemes for hours on end, but I still can’t not fuck editing this up; I wish I were a savant, but I’m of middling intellect and mediocre skill. No matter, try again: Until we get a definitive source, we have to do something. So we’ll fail again, but maybe we’ll fail better as we keep working towards it, until we find it in our hands.
God I love chihuahuas
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.
Old meme or zen koan? You decide
A reminder of our mortality, side characters you thought you’d never see again, and background on the story. What more could you want?
i’ve seen some shit
Damn, it’s getting pretty heavy now. Hope you have your tissues prepared. (No, I didn’t mean that in the “lewd” sense, god damn it.)