Little Witch Academia – 04


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Are you on Team Arthur or Team Edgar?

I like Ooshima Michiru, been liking her ever since ICO actually (yes, it had a soundtrack), and her Little Witch Academia score is good stuff. But man, it doesn’t really go so well with the show; at times, the disconnect is almost jarring. That’s about the only gripes I’m having, though.

Another word on last week’s Akko-tan: I made the call to use a Japanese honorific (well, a cutesy one) for this single instance as an exception to our editing policy for this show. Wangari is a fairly colorful color commentator, and if you’re watching sports, you’d know that color commentators love their signature tics and reiterating certain phrases (think Walt Frazier’s shaking and baking ad nauseam). Akko hasn’t established herself as a household name at the Academy yet, so Wangari couldn’t exactly give her the “Mushroom Poison Queen” moniker treatment, but she still tried to draw out some characteristic of this cheeky little Japanese witch for the viewers. Hence her deliberate and ostentatious use of “-tan” in a show that is low on honorifics even in the Japanese audio, particularly outside the easily translatable ones. It’s about as foreign to Wangari’s imagined viewers as it is to the averagely informed people watching fansubs.

tl;dr I regret nothing.

Torrent

Akatsukin: I wonder how many times I can speak of my love for support characters before everyone realizes their greatness. If there was any hesitation in your mind this was made with the spirit of a children’s anime, this episode should put your doubts to rest. I don’t even need to say anything because Lotte explains herself perfectly for you. Here’s to hoping we can have a constructive week of discussion about the merits of Lotte’s character. Also, fuck yeah Morohoshi Sumire loli. And I told you Barbara was the best bully.

17 thoughts on “Little Witch Academia – 04

    1. mazakaki

      The old teacher with the green hair, you can see her carrying the clocktower in the background when ursula and the headmistress are yelling at the group

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    1. joletb

      It is on there, just not on the XDCC page itself since it doesn’t auto-update for some reason. I suggest getting onto the IRC instead and searching for the hash. (we’ll probably fix this someday)

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  1. Cezar

    In case you weren’t just kidding, it’s the older teacher that’s sitting next to Ursula in the beginning of the episode. If you go back to the episode and skip to 21:19, she makes a short two second appearance carrying the clock tower costume on her back. Pay attention to the left side of the screen, behind professor Finnelan.

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