Izetta: The Last Witch 08 (A Tragic Love Story)

Izetta: The Last Witch 08
Shumatsu no Izetta episode 08
Izetta, Die Letzte Hexe 08

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis

Izetta: The Last Witch 08In Britannia, Finé and Izetta attend a masquerade ball. Izetta is embarrassed by the stares from the men and doesn’t want to dance. So Finé takes her out to the landing to allow her to dance there. Major Berkman is there with a date and joins them on the landing. His silver haired, female date kisses Izetta, drawing blood, before the girl passes out. He reveals that he knows Finé’s and Izetta’s identity. Finé is not happy about this, but Lord Redford does not appear to be involved. Further, he has obtained Allied support for troops to help Eylstadt.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08Lt. Rickert makes his night jump into Eylstadt and lands far from his target. He gets picked up by Bianca and Lotte, who take him to the old capital to stay at their family inn. Rickert starts gaining an understanding of the people his people are fighting. He meets with the Germanian spy and learns of Jonas. The two cling under a horse drawn delivery wagon to make it into the castle. Using a vial of blood, they get into the secret room and take photos. The blood reacts to the room, causing a red gem to emerge. Rickert is discovered by Bianca and company. Bianca ends up killing Rickert while her snipers kill the spy. However, the cart driver is also a Germanian spy and takes the gem and camera.

Thoughts and Review

You know, after that one bout of bad writing, the writers of Izetta: The Last Witch 08 certainly have gotten back in gear. I have to say that a lot of the things that have happened have genuinely surprised me. I like that.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

Oh Britannia!

We didn’t spend a lot of time in Britannia this episode, but a lot happened. For starters, it appears that Finé will get the Allied help that she so desperately needs to help her country.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

Second, and this was the surprise, Major Berkman showed up at Lord Redford’s birthday masquerade ball. His date seems suspiciously like the White Witch. I suspect she’s either a clone, the original (somehow), or a descendant. I lean toward clone since this girl seemed to need to consume some of Izetta’s blood. But who knows. She could be the original. Either way, now we can have our witch vs. witch battle.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

Question is, does Finé raise this encounter she and Izetta had with Lord Redford? Did Lord Redford actually allow Major Berkman in to have access? I can’t imagine Berkman just sneaking into a party like this. He had to be on a guest list somehow.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

Eylstadt Adventures

I could have mistaken this, but I got the impression from this episode that Bianca and Lotte might be related somehow. Then again, this might have been partially a cover story.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

I was surprised that Rickert got killed in this episode. Seriously, I didn’t see that coming at all.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

Further, I was surprised that Bianca’s snipers killed the Germanian spy. Once Rickert decided to become the decoy, I figured that the spy would make it back to Germania with the goods. That was completely wrong.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

Rounding out the surprises, having the cart driver also be a Germanian spy really shocked the heck out of me. When I watched the episode a second time, I realized that the main Germanian spy must have known the allegiances of the cart driver. Score one to the writers for sure.

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The Witch’s Tale

We continue to learn more about the White Witch, thanks to Rickert reading up on the legend. It is interesting that the apparent true story of the White Witch is much darker than the official, romantic story. If the story Rickert knew is true, then the Prince’s wife had horrible things done to the White Witch.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

I suspect that the White Witch’s staff is one that would allow her to overcome the weaknesses of witches and ley lines. As such, she’d use her staff, complete with the red gem, to compensate for areas where she couldn’t draw power from a ley line. Call it a battery backup, if you will. I think there may be more pieces to the staff to find. Either way, I can’t wait to learn more.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Getting images is going to be a time consuming pain this week, so I better just wrap this up so I can actually get a few hours sleep tonight.

  • Lotte is still awesome. I half expected her to cough up that she worked for Finé. However, she’s too smart for that and the writers know it. I’m glad.
  • Bianca looked cute out of her guard uniform. Shame she had to kill Rickert, but it had to be done.
  • It may have been a stretch for Bianca’s girls to all be snipers, but having established this, I’m glad that it isn’t forgotten when it came to killing the one Germanian spy.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

In the end, Izetta: The Last Witch 08 turned into a pretty good episode. For the second week in a row, the writers have really done a good job of keeping me on my toes and spinning an interesting yarn.

Izetta: The Last Witch 08

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8 Responses to “Izetta: The Last Witch 08 (A Tragic Love Story)”

  1. Chris says:

    For starters, it appears that Finé will get the Allied help that she so desperately needs to help her country.

    No she won’t. Did you miss the last scene, when Atlanta’s ambassador is writing to his government, recommending an attack on Eylstadt because he considers the witch a threat?

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Ugh. I must have missed that. I’m doing stuff for work, so my current Internet access sucks. Crunchyroll got cut off. I was lucky to get the screen grabs I got. ^_^;

  2. sanchi says:

    Mr Bonham is the name of the cart driver. Agreed he’s a spy, but not sure if he’s a double agent or a spy for a different germanian branch or a different country, but it seems Rickert and the other germanian spy didn’t know.

    I’m seeing the US characters via a japanese anime and finding it interesting where it displays a different and not so nice or innocent image of americans.

    This new girl, drinking blood of another person, and the eyes change. Thoughts of a clone or descendant of the original white witch came to mind also, but also possible if this could be Izetta’s relative or even a sister. Maybe not a witch but a vampire?

    Rickert also used somebody’s blood to gain access to the basement room. The White Witch’s blood? Where did that come from?

    The crystal that fell from the wall. I think it isn’t the whole gem, but part of it. For Izetta gems appeared when she used her power. So I agree it must be like a wizard’s staff where power can be concentrated or it can be used as a battery/power source.

    It would be interesting if the story Rickert was reading, the Prince’s wife was some daughter of the Germanian Emperor’s family and because of the failed arranged marriage, a vendetta against the white witch might have lasted for generations where all witches were destroyed.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      it seems Rickert and the other germanian spy didn’t know.

      It is hard for me to tell. I didn’t get to watch it twice like normal.

      Maybe not a witch but a vampire?

      I would think that if she were a vampire, we’d have heard something about vampires. I figure that since we saw Izetta use blood magic in the first episode, that’s what was done here. The silver haired girl seemed to activate via Izetta’s blood, so she might be using a magic to be able to counter Izetta. Or something like that. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

      Rickert also used somebody’s blood to gain access to the basement room. The White Witch’s blood? Where did that come from?

      I suspect that from the legend, the original White Witch was sent to Germania. That’s why I think they’ve either cloned her or the like.

      I think it isn’t the whole gem, but part of it.

      I agree.

      It would be interesting if the story Rickert was reading, the Prince’s wife was some daughter of the Germanian Emperor’s family and because of the failed arranged marriage, a vendetta against the white witch might have lasted for generations where all witches were destroyed.

      I kinda think that may be exactly what ends up happening in the story.

  3. contrasena842003 says:

    It is funny that the possible (by classic and overused anime/manga plots) (males) romantic interests for some of the girls got killed. The writers and directors are having a fun feast of plottwists.

    But if another guy pops up, him dying will not be a surprise anymore.

    This must be the best show of the season. The rest….. well…. you know.

    That gave me the time to watch Tenchi Muyo: War on Gemini, and I really liked it.

    The other current shows that I follow are Dragon Ball (because it is Dragon Ball, and where I live no man younger than 35 didn’t love DBZ) and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (and I don’t know why but I can’t stop, and It is weird haha).

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      The writers and directors are having a fun feast of plottwists.

      That’s true. In doing this, that makes just about any character one who might die. That adds a layer of drama because of the uncertainty principle.

      That gave me the time to watch Tenchi Muyo: War on Gemini, and I really liked it.

      I need to pull that back off the shelf and watch as well.

  4. sanchi says:

    Episode 9 is available.

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