Key points for Burn the Witch 0.8 review:
- Burn the Witch 0.8 delivered as expected, providing a prequel episode that may not have surprised, but still satisfied fans with its typical Burn the Witch/Bleach-style plot.
- The episode offered a glimpse into the odd jobs Noel and Ninny undertake when not fighting dragons, showcasing Kubo’s talent for creating interesting and quirky settings. The blend of Bleach and Harry Potter elements in the setting adds depth to the Burn the Witch universe.
- Despite the limited character focus in this special episode, the dynamic between Noel and Ninny stood out. Their entertaining banter and ability to work together seamlessly when faced with serious situations highlight the essence of their strong and humorous friendship.
I actually totally forgot that this was supposed to come out on December 30th. But I finally got around to watching it and Burn the Witch 0.8 was pretty much what I expected. I wasn’t really surprised by anything in this prequel episode. But that doesn’t mean it was bad. Sometimes just meeting expectations is fine and this special episode was a perfect example of that. Also, I don’t know if it was an error or someone was messing around but I could’ve sworn there was a short time for which his special episode was categorized as a movie on MAL lol.
Either way, welcome back to another one of my reviews. And today we are talking about Burn the Witch 0.8! This was a fun little prequel to the original BTW and I had a lot of fun watching it. Let’s get right into it!
I thought we would get to see how Noel and Ninny met in this prequel or something even before that. But no, this wasn’t that far in the past from the main story. Probably just a few months or something like that. Because this prequel focused more on why Balgo is important and how he got into the situation he is in during the main story. Nothing too out of the ordinary when it comes to the plot. Typical Burn the Witch/Blecah kind of plot.
I do like the fact that we got to see what kind of odd jobs Noel and Ninny do when they are not out fighting dragons. The setting and world-building were great as always. Leave it to Kubo to create some interesting and quirky locations. BTW’s setting is this odd blend of Bleach and Harry Potter and I adore that combination. There is so much potential in this setting and its potential connections to Bleach. I hope Kubo continues working on BTW in the future too.
Not many characters in this special. There is only so much you can do in just one episode after all. But again, it was nice to get the backstory for Balgo. NOely and Ninny of course were the focal point of the episode, as they should be. Their dynamic is so much fun and entertaining. They do not hold back in making fun of one another but when things get serious, they work together like a well-oiled machine. That is how best friends should be, though they will never accept that they are good friends lol.
Animations and Soundtracks
The production team cooked. As I said, the setting of the anime is pretty interesting and the animation team did a great job of realizing it. It is cool and quirky, and despite being very different from Bleach, you can still feel Kubo’s art in it. And I really appreciate all that. The ending theme for this episode was pretty good too.
Here are my final scores for Burn the Witch 0.8:
- Plot – 7/10
- Characters – 8/10
- Animations – 8/10
- Soundtracks – 7/10
- Enjoyment – 8/10
- Overall – 8/10
That is all for now! Let me know what you guys think of Burn the Witch 0.8. With that said, I will take my leave here. See ya!!
Also, check out my first impression of the Classroom of the Elite Season 3 here!