This review on Majo no tabitabi Chapter 2 contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the chapters, we recommend that you do so and then go back to read the review.
Majo no Tabitabi - Chapter 2: The Land of Kings
Elaina arrives in the land of wizards, a nation that only magical users can enter. So they let her in after confirming that she is a witch thanks to her brooch. Elaina has always wanted to visit this country, so she is excited. In his distracted excitement, however, he does not notice a young girl who loses control when she flies on her broom and against themAsh witch'. After Elaina makes sure she's fine after the impact and has repaired the damage caused by the fall, she goes looking for a place to stay.
Hoping to get some benefit from being a witch but get rejected everywhere she goes. Finally arrived at a simple inn and met the girl he met earlier and who works there. Elaina stays at this inn. When Elaina goes to take a bath, she is greeted in her room by Saya, the young girl.Ash witch'to help her pass the exam and become a witch's apprentice. Elaina agrees to help her, only until she finds her brooch, as she appears to have lost it that day during the incident. The reason she was treated like this in all the places she went.
Given Saya's abilities, Elaina is sure that her chances of passing the exam are close to 0, but it's not impossible for her. So first he teaches him the basics of flying and the use of magic that they require during the exam. Something Saya learns very quickly. After a few days, Elaina continues to search for her brooch and discovers her whereabouts after asking a witness. That night when Elaina and Saya were in bed togetherAsh witch'faces the young girl, knowing now that she has her brooch. In between the resulting conversations, Elaina manages to encourage Saya to face the exam alone, without keeping her as a replacement for her sister, who had already passed the same exam.
The land of wizards
While previous episode It was only the beginning of Elina's journey as a witch. The Land of kings It's the first place you show up on your trip. Although it must have been a while since he started his journey. Something that leaves me with a strange feeling, like things are going very quickly. In a way, I understood that the first episode was because it was more about how Elaina found her teacher and went from being an apprentice witch to being a well-known witch.Ash witch'after a year with Fran-Sensei. In Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2 I felt like they rushed things a bit.
And as a result I feel what the Wizardland had to offer. As a place where residents are so focused on magic and Elaina likes books, I have to admit that I thought a library was the first place I went to. Stay there until very late, look for a place to sleep, get rejected and end up in the same inn where she originally stayed Majo no tabitabi - Episode 2.
But after I haven't read anything in the novel (yet), I can't assure you that the story as I imagine it is the original or that it just stays as my imagination flies.
It wasn't just something that I wasn't happy with when I felt the conspiracy break down Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2. I would also like to have learned more about the country's people, as although you must have magical knowledge, there are some additional characters that don't seem very magical. For example, the woman who saw Saya keep Elaina's brooch. She looks like a simple ordinary woman and not a witch or a witch's apprentice. Even if she's a beginner in magic, her stay in this country still doesn't suit me.
In the end, knowing everything about a country's population is an insignificant detail. However, it is a point that for some reason I cannot ignore. After all, I think it would give the place and maybe the story at least a little more depth in the future.
The "rookie" Saya
in the Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2 first appeared on Saya, a "novice" in magic who, like her sister, wants to be a witch's apprentice. Saya comes from a country far to the east and exhibits customs that are a re-enactment of some Japanese customs. A bit clichéd, but I don't like to see that in stories of either fantasy without having to be Isekai.
When I return to Saya, I admit that I didn't like this character from the start. Mainly because of his personality, which for me is desperate. Most of the scenes he was in made me feel uncomfortable. Something that happens to me with all characters with the same or a fairly similar personality. While its aesthetic looks aren't bad. Although I like less than Elainas or even her own sister. Although her age is not mentioned, Saya looks like a young teenager who is a few years younger than the naive Elaina. For what Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2 should be around 18 years old.
I became suspicious of Saya when I heard her story and assimilated that she was from a distant land. If he goes far from there specifically to the Land of kings Why couldn't she fly properly to become a witch's apprentice? At first I imagined it might be because her sister had brought her, but then how could Saya have entered the country? Considering that it's a place where the use of magic is so notorious (and almost mandatory).
Then there was the detail of his very quick study. If he was studying so quickly, why couldn't he pass the exam? His sister had already agreed, and assuming the photo they appeared in together was taken in their home country, they don't seem to have much age difference from the current one at this point. Take Saya as a reference. Hence my conspiratorial side got the idea that her sister is a prodigy of magic and Saya is trying to be like her, but when she saw the difference in level, she got stuck in breaking up with her sister due to her sense of loneliness. . That is why when she met Elaina, a genius like her beloved sister, she took all these measures to be with her as if she were a substitute. What makes Saya one siscon something "dangerous".
As I said, it's a simple theory that may not be true, but even after visualizing it several times Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2 I can't help but think it's pretty much accurate.
While Saya is a minor character, I feel like it's not the only time she appears in the anime. Now that she is already an apprentice witch, she will be looking for the witch she loves. What I like for the simple fact of having that touch Yuri.
The seiyuu is responsible for the voice of Saya Tomoyo Kurosawawho has also done it with characters like: Sylphy ((Amagi Brilliant Park), Hitoha Hongou ((Araburu Kisetsu no otome-domo me.), Kumiko Oumae ((Hibike! Euphonium), Phosphophyllite ((Houseki no kuni), among other.
By the way, there are some characters that I should think are more relevant Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2, although it wasn't in large quantities. For example the man who appears as a cameo when Saya cries, being "saved" from the loneliness she felt. Right, who was this man? The first thing I thought was that he was the owner of the inn, after all, Saya only works there. But when it doesn't, I'm even more confused about why it showed up.
Technical details of Majo no Tabitabi - Chapter 2
I have mixed feelings about the animation because while the quality is mostly quite good, sometimes I can't help but feel like the production isn't finished yet. On the positive side, the animation quality is in the magic effects in Majo no tabitabi - I really enjoyed Chapter 2. Seeing the magic surrounding Elaina's wand was beautiful.
However, there are some details that personally do not convince me at all. The first is the characters' clothes, as from time to time you don't notice an outline showing features of the clothes, so I feel like the "nature" of various clothes is somewhat lost. While the second has to do with the water again, this time specifically with the bath water. Other than that, it was obvious that it wasn't the same animation style as everything else in this scene. And that the water was dark enough to blame Elaina. The amount of water in this bathtub had already exceeded the limit value, but did not leak. It might just be my perception, but I really think the water must have been spilled. Creating the typical sound of water falling on the floor in bathroom scenes.
Of course, there were also times when the characters looked disproportionate and not weird. But it was never alarming and in fact it usually happened in scenes where the characters were a bit far apart in the setting. Something I think is normal, but in case I will be more attentive in the next few chapters.
In the sound aspect of this anime, in Majo no tabitabi - Chapter 2 The opening and closing themes of the anime, as well as their respective animation sequence, appeared.
The opening is "Literature (リ テ ラ チ チ ア)"interpreted by Queen Ueda. This opening left a strange feeling of "desynchronicity" between the song and the animation. Not because either of them is bad, but because sometimes I like the song better, while sometimes I like its animation better. But even though I'd seen it multiple times, I could never make sure that I liked both at the same time. I feel like my hearing and sight are struggling to show which aspect of the opening is better.
The end is interpreted by ChouCho and the song is "Haiiro no Saga (灰色 の サ ー ガ)". From the end, I have to admit that both the animated sequence and the musical theme only let me see an" end "(worth the redundancy). By that I mean, because of the tones of the song and the simplicity of the animation, I get the feeling had to "see" it at the end of the anime season. Something like this was done for the credits of a movie. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it's definitely not my favorite this season. And if I happen to be between the Opening or ending in would have to choose Majo no tabitabiI would definitely choose the opening.