Did you think it would be a beach episode?
The irrepressible Witch Craft Works plows on. Don’t worry about it slowing down, cause it looks like it won’t anytime soon.
Ayaka gets a little too close for Honoka’s comfort
Ayaka and Honoka are back to training, but it really doesn’t go so well. I think Ayaka is just too into Honoka to be a good trainer. That and she’s too powerful. She really doesn’t have any concept of stepping things up in a logical manner. I know that Honoka wants to get stronger as fast as he can, and that his innate power, helped along by Evermillion, is off the charts but, as Pirelli claimed with the help of Carl Lewis, “Power is nothing without Control”. And Honoka has no idea about control. How could he? He’s had no practice. And that brings us full circle to Ayaka’s terrible training methods. Heck, they don’t even teach swimming in anime with “sink or swim”, but that’s the teaching method that Honoka gets.
Giant Nurse. You can’t even use the “Hellooooo” joke with this…
But ultimately the training isn’t very helpful, except for letting us, Ayaka, Chronoire, Mikage, and the entire city know that Honoka’s “strong image” is a gigantic Ayaka in a nurse’s outfit. Oooops. Back to the other thing he’s been ‘training’ for: Finals in school. Hopefully he’ll do better on those, since he has actually studied. That is, assuming he lives through them.
Everybody’s Working for Weekend
Straight up cold knockout
Looks like the final boss has arrived. This week we have “The Witch of the End” from the episode title. Weekend (Aya Hirano) shows up and let’s Kazane in on her plan. Nothing as pedestrian as promising not to detonate the huge bomb if she gets her way. No, she’s going to detonate the bomb anyway, because that’ll bring Kazane to her knees and use up all of her magic to protect the citizens. And then while Kazane’s recovering, it’s a race between Weekend and Honoka to see who can be found or who can stay hidden. Oh, and Chronoire and Medusa? Just unwitting pawns to set things up for Weekend, and probably help distract Kazane so she could set up the bomb.
Honoka protects Ayaka for once
As usual, there are plans around plans and side plans and making it up as you go along plans and all sorts of things happening. Honoka finally meets the other 4 witches who protect the city (along with Ayaka), including Rinon from last episode. And they’ve got their own plan to put Honoka and Ayaka on ice. I guess they thought they could keep him safe from weekend… who immediately finds him. I mean, what was that, 10 minutes? But Rinon’s observation about Ayaka is interesting, in that she didn’t think Ayaka had any emotions, but the way she reacted when Honoka was attacked shows how much she cares for him.
It was a stupid bear anyway
So now they can’t do magic, but they’re going to go after Weekend anyway? Ayaka definitely doesn’t like being put on the defensive, does she. It’s pretty certain that her own plan wouldn’t be to go to ground and try to hide out from the trouble. But it’s kind of interesting that Ayaka didn’t know what the threat really was, and had to infer that her mother had been defeated from their circumstances. It was good reasoning, and right, but weird communication is one of the hallmarks of this show. So many people don’t know what’s going on. Should be a lot of fun through these last three episodes. Since next week is ‘part 1’, I wonder if it’ll be 2 parts or 3 for this final confrontation, or if the last episode will be at least part epilogue (which I always prefer).