Little Witch Academia Episode 14: Workers unite!

Sorry to say, but once again, this episode strikes me as a strange choice of priorities. The class struggle between the faeries and the witches was an interesting conversation, but it was ultimately a backdrop for introducing a "villain" to the series. Also, the scenario in this episode seems like it would have been perfect for Lotte because of its focus on faeries, and yet she only gets a couple of minor translation moments. I agree that Akko makes more sense to join the strike, but Lotte could have done so much more to mediate the two sides.

And I'm ultimately annoyed with Croix. Her message seems like the correct way to move forward, bringing magic into the modern age, but it seems like she's going to be demonized overall. I mean, I'm all for proper research and safety evaluation for new technologies, but the Luna Nova professors cling so hard to their traditions and this episode makes them look so justified...

Weekly reminder that Akko is reviving the legendary words. The song in the background isn't bad, though.

Given that the new opening animation heavily displays a purple-haired student who seems to be a rival character for Ursula/Shiny Chariot, I sure wonder who this new professor could be...

Uhh...that's new.

Okay, two things. First off, is "per diem" a common phrase? It seems overly fancy. And more importantly, I see available energy on the right, so this professor's argument is completely invalid.

Uhh...this is a Roomba. And with the gadgets she used to save Akko, I was completely expecting to see Constanze instead. Just how are they different?

Haha I should have expected this.

Is that ten percent of the total energy output or ten percent of their current energy allotment? Honestly, either seems reasonable, but you might want to tighten up your language if you're in a union.

I understand that this is supposed to sound like a commercial, but holy crap...

So now the sneaky guy is framing the witches? Isn't this adding a bit too much to this episode? You're effectively creating an artificial bad guy in a legitimate argument to make it easier for the situation to be resolved without addressing the issue.

Wait, machine? There's no way that's a coincidence, right?

They revealed this much more quickly than I was expecting. I was going to preface this post by saying "this episode only gets saved if Croix turns out to be the one behind the incident". It's kind of a shame, though. Her approach to magic seems interesting, but it's going to be overshadowed by this. I'm assuming that her technology has some huge drawbacks (like maybe permanently reducing the output of the leylines) that she was hiding.

So did the other professors just not tell Ursula who the new professor was? It seems like something they would discuss as a group. I get what they're trying to do here...Ursula's probably the only one who knows about the dark side of Croix and this is supposed to be dramatic, but it doesn't make sense.

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