Welcome to another anime review. Thank you for joining me for the review of:
English: Flying Witch
Aomori, Japan. In a land blessed by nature’s bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her black cat, to live in the house of her relatives in Aomori. This is where she begins to train as a witch. Even though Makoto’s powers are still limited to just flying through the sky, she and her second cousins Kei and Chinatsu surely make the most out of each and every day. (Source: NTV)
- Mains and their Voices:
Kyouka Machi (Demi-chan as Kataritai)
Mikoto Mikasa (Fuuka)
Napoleon (Monster Strike)
Toshi (Taboo Tattoo)
- My thoughts:
First off the name is really interesting. It’s the English words spelt in Japanese (Hiragana).
ふらいんぐういっち (Fura-ingu Uicchi); Flying Witch
I think that’s pretty interesting. The opening song is really cute and light and leaves you with a smile.
Flying Witch is a sweet and heart warming anime that I can describe as a glass of sunshine on a rainy day. A cuteness overload that felt like a younger me being read a fairy tale wide eyed and drawn in by the fantasy, full of wonder.
The animation is great, at no point in time was it ridged or half done. It was constant all the way through the entire season. Unlike most anime who smack all their budget into that first episode which gets you hooked and the animation becomes standard and stiff sometimes even to the point of being sloppy. I couldn’t pick out a single thing that was wrong with it. Really well done to the animation house – J.C. Staff!
- Artwork and Environment:
I don’t normally touch on this point but I can see that Staff paid a great deal of attention here. The characters weren’t just made to stand out against a background but rather it felt like the environment played the silent 3rd party character making the anime seem full and well rounded.
- Character Design:
The characters were well designed and executed giving them bubbly and lovable personalities. In doing this all the anime had an air of innocence. Though it does show a slight bit of the “Same Face Syndrome” but nothing too out standing.
The story here is more of a slice of life feel to it, since there really isn’t a lot of character development. However is more of the main characters interacting with each other. Makoto is learning about the human life and her development as she goes about her magic training on somewhat of a journey of discovery. She comes off as weird sometimes but really sweet, which brings about the weirdest situations.
- My scores:
Character Design: 8
Story/Plot : 7
Voice Acting: 8.5
- So why watch this anime?
If you’re looking for something light-hearted, heart warming and just plain cute, then this is your anime. Like a fresh breeze, it always brings a smile to your face with the kawaii moments and the comedy.
So watch Flying Witch and let me know what you think, agree, and disagree on.
Thank you for your time it’s it’s time to say bye-bye and until the next time.
See you soon.
The Ani Blogger