Little Witch Academia #17 — Boys Just Wanna Be in Cults

April 30th, 2017


The Skull and Bones has really let membership standards go.


Another episode where Akko is the anchor weighing the whole thing down. If they wanted to focus on Amanda, then just keep the focus on Amanda. She's who the climax centers on. She's the only one just getting into hijinks the whole way through. She's the one not just rehashing her crap with Whose-His-Face for the fourth or fifth time. I don't even know that 'rescue' thing was supposed to be. A really really weak plot device to put the grail in Blondie's hands, which sums up basically Akko's entire point in the episode, if you can even call it that. I guess being superfluous is better than being an anchor though, so I guess we can call that an improvement to the usual business.

Granted, Amanda's not really doing much different with Some-Other-Guy-Who-Is-Marginally-More-Of-A-Stuck-Up-Jerk, but at least he's the leader of some especially cultish secret society with a particularly bizarre hat, and that's saying something considering that Akko was using the (a?) grail as one. The end of the fight was also tremendously anticlimactic after they actually once again spent some real effort on it. Just… poke him in the face, and wabam, curse lifted and everyone in a 100 foot radius has a 180 degree change in attitude towards everything involving magic and witches. They sure learned their lesson. Whatever the hell it was supposed to be.

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  • algorithm says:

    “Another episode where Akko is the anchor weighing the whole thing down”

    I can already tell what the final thoughts on this will be about.

    • Aroduc says:

      Having a protagonist that must be lionized at every turn and the center of all events while learning nothing, never changing, and generally being a horrible person will do that.

      She almost makes a case for the bland nothing of a protagonist… except they’re generally the same, only less erratic and temperamental.