Luminous Witches Episode 6: Squirrel X Kiwi

A pairing as old as time.

Maria's precise instructions

We joined Maria guiding the gang to follow her precise instructions on how to perform a complex pattern that had them use their shields for special effects during performances. That one that ruined her plan was Mana with her oddly yellow colored shield.

Maria and Mana's familiars symbolize their current relationshipLater in the classroom Maria again went into great detail on her “grounded” gameplan. Meanwhile Lady Aira and especially Mana wanted to go airborne. Each time one of the girls mentioned flight Maria fidgeted. Mana grew bored of Maria’s complicated instructions and insisted on flying but Maria dropped the “Listen to your higher ranked officer damn it!” card.

Inori tells Maria she'll do her bestIt didn’t take long for her to regret going that far. As she thought about it Inori rushed over to talk about her concerns about flying. Though she wasn’t good she would do her best to get better. This triggered something in Maria.

Ginny tries to understand ManaWe’ll get back to Maria soon. After their argument Mana didn’t feel like being around Maria and uncharacteristically ate less than usual. Ginny was worried and followed. She did her best to understand Mana’s worldview. It wasn’t easy but as mentioned Maria’s precise explanation was too complicated for her because she had a free spirited understanding of things. That way of thinking was how she invoked her unique barrier color. As she went on her familiar noticed a sheet of paper stuck on the tree. They’re wildly scribbled flight patterns. They recognized it as Maria’s. They found more of them scattered around.

Mana comforts MariaAs shown earlier Maria’s graphs were scribbled over because she snapped. As Mana came to praise her graphs that she could at last understand Maria admitted she avoided flying because she’s afraid. Whether it’s because of almost falling during the Lady Aira episode or before that she’s upset at herself for wanting to think big but not having the courage to carry out better “dance moves”.

Mana and Maria have a momentAll Maria needed was someone like Mana to give her the right push.

Thanks to them hooking up the girls “went with the flow too” and created their own uniquely colored barriers. Though not useful in combat it’d serve them well during performances. Funny enough Lady Aria struggled a bit to create her own.

Good stuff as always.

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7 Responses to Luminous Witches Episode 6: Squirrel X Kiwi

  1. chikorita157 says:

    I feel that Luminous Witches get a lot of flak for not having ecchi along with the low score on MAL. I don’t care about scores too much, although it makes this show underrated given how good the character development is along with the pairings. The latter has been pretty solid so far.

    Yep, Mana and Maria are meant for each other. Hopefully with them combining their strengths, they can resolve their weaknesses. Makes me wonder about Ginny, Inori, and Milasha.

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    • CJ Apple says:

      I think the ecchi “problem” begins with Brave Witches for having only one ecchi scene in the OVA – despite the ecchi tag on KA for the regular anime.

      Strike Witches has a good balance of ecchi and story/characters and I think all expect that in Luminous, too.

      But maybe they show at least some ecchi in an OVA – like BW did.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Whenever anyone tells me “This show gets trashed on MAL” I roll my eyes.

      Another wonderful couple to embrace in Mana and Maria. Love to see it.

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  2. Kotori_Sonoda says:

    Another solid pairing this episode!
    Really like how Maria and Mana contrast each other.
    Aira being unable to make a colored shield is hilarious.

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  3. yurimylove says:

    Mana x Maria flying into the sunset 👏


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