Anne-Happy

Tennomifune Academy, is an elite academy. There are three groups of students; one that studies academics, one that studies sports and lastly, the happiness class. These students have been assessed based on their luck and have been deemed unlucky. Every lesson is a ridiculous task to increase their happiness, led by an overpowered bipolar home room teacher and a small rabbit robot called Timothy, who Anne tries to hug all the time, but always fails.

The main characters consist of five girls;  Anne Hanakoizumi (mentioned above), who is terribly unlucky with pretty much anything. Ruri Habarigaoka, who is in love with a construction sign, so deemed unlucky in love.  Botan Kumegawa who cannot stand physical activity and anything really, without falling to pieces, so unlucky in health. Lastly are the childhood friends Hibiki Hagyu and Ren Ekoda. Hibiki is unlucky with navigation, so gets lost twenty four seven, whereas Ren,  has a condition where females of all species are attracted to her. She wakes up every morning with female animals on her, when she sleeps with her window open.

This anime is incredibly colourful, simplistic and as you may have guessed it, happy. The whole anime reminds me of rainbows , confetti and sweets. The characters are adorable teenage girls, with huge eyes and cute natures. Their voice acting is incredibly charming and very realistic. The only thing I did not like about it was its story line, or lack of. Each episode is a random adventure, spouting about dreams and friendship. It is more of an anime for a child. It had so much going for it, yet due to this points, it went down on my list. Overall, it probably earned four out of ten.

 

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Flying Witch

Right, now that my wordpress is allowing me to blog, I can finally give my review on ‘Flying Witch’. Thank you all for your patience and happy reading!!

Flying Witch, is about a young 15 year old professional witch called Makoto, who moves to the countryside to study witchcraft. She stays with her relatives, who have had witches on her side of the family, stay with them before her. The anime is about her making friends, farming and studying witchcraft. Yes, I said farming.

This anime is quite chilled out and, could be seen as boring. Yet, as a practising witch, this hit close to home. It is the most realistic representation of witchcraft I have seen to date. The spells are complex, they use candles and witchcraft symbols. I found it very interesting and equally entertaining. I found the anime so interesting, that I started growing herbs on my kitchen windowsill. I wanted to see what farming felt like for myself.

The art is very simple, yet has fantastic animation when the characters are not involved. There was an episode with a huge stone whale and, it showed every detail and movement. The voice acting on the other hand, is a completely different story. The voices chosen did not suit the characters and, in come cases, the voices were so unusually low, that I felt like I was going to fall asleep.

Witch that said, I can confidently say that the anime should be scrapped and, if it interests you, just read the manga. It is ten times better.