Izetta: The Last Witch

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 6.7  (387)

In a world similar to ours, but with different geography, technology, and politics, the story of Izetta: The Last Witch unfolds. After the death of the king of Eylstadt, a small country surrounded by powerful neighbors, Princess Finé deploys a desperate plan to save her people from the invading forces of Germania. She reveals that the last living witch in the world, Izetta, is her protector and declares war against the enemy.

The twist that makes this anime unique is the concept of witches as weapons of mass destruction. In this universe, magic is a rare and powerful force that can move mountains, create storms, and even shift the balance of wars. Witches are feared and hunted and have almost gone extinct after centuries of being used and abused by both sides of conflicts. Izetta is no exception; she grew up in secret, hiding from those who would exploit her magic, and she has a complicated relationship with Finé that borders on love.

As the story develops, Izetta: The Last Witch explores themes of war, diplomacy, loyalty, sacrifice, and prejudice. The conflicts between Eylstadt and Germania escalate, and other countries get involved, each with their own interests and motives. The characters face moral dilemmas, personal traumas, and impossible choices that reveal their strengths and weaknesses.

Amber Lee Connors voices Izetta, and her performance captures the character's mix of innocence, fierceness, and vulnerability. Saori Hayami portrays Princess Finé with elegance and determination, conveying her trust in Izetta and her doubts about whether her actions are right. Christopher Wehkamp plays the leader of Germania, Otto, with a chilling tone that shows his ambition and cruelty.

The animation quality of Izetta: The Last Witch is impressive, especially in the action scenes where the witches showcase their powers. The landscapes and cities of Eylstadt and Germania have a realistic and detailed design, adding to the immersion of the story. The soundtrack by Michiru Oshima enhances the emotional impact of the scenes, with memorable tracks that range from anthemic to melancholic.

One of the strengths of Izetta: The Last Witch is how it explores the consequences of magic in a realistic way, despite the fantastical elements. The series shows how the use of magic affects not only the battlefield but also the civilians, the politics, and even the environment. The characters struggle with the question of whether the benefits of having a witch on their side outweigh the risks and the costs.

Another notable aspect of Izetta: The Last Witch is how it portrays same-sex relationships with respect and subtlety. The dynamic between Finé and Izetta has romantic undertones, but it never feels forced or fetishized. The show acknowledges the taboo nature of their bond in a society that values heterosexual marriage and bloodlines, but it also shows how love can transcend social norms and expectations.

Overall, Izetta: The Last Witch is a well-crafted and engaging anime that combines elements of history, fantasy, and romance. It offers a fresh take on the concept of witches, delivering a thought-provoking and emotional story. Fans of shows like Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, and Code Geass might enjoy this series for its political intrigue, high stakes action, and relatable characters.

Izetta: The Last Witch is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on September 16, 2016.

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12. Izetta
December 17, 2016
Germania has loaded a massive bomb with magical energy that threatens to destroy the entire Dukedom. It will launch soon, and the only way to stop it is to defeat Sophie. Using the magic stone, Izetta flies to Germania for one final battle.
11. Fine
December 10, 2016
The capital of Landsbruck has fallen, and Izetta and the princess are chased into the mountains. As the imperial forces track them down, Seig makes Izetta an offer: he's willing to give her the other half of Sophie's magic stone.
The Iron Hammer of the Witch
10. The Iron Hammer of the Witch
December 3, 2016
Izetta has been defeated by Sophie, the true White Witch. Sophie is out for revenge against the Dukedom for the crimes their ancestors committed, and she'll gladly work with Germania if they'll help her destroy it.
The Sellun Corridor Burns
9. The Sellun Corridor Burns
November 26, 2016
All is quiet in the dukedom as the Germanian army redirects its forces to deal with a coastal invasion by the allied forces. But the silence is suddenly broken by a deadly attack, and Izetta is sent to save the day.
A Cruel Fairy Tale
8. A Cruel Fairy Tale
November 19, 2016
Rickert lands in the dukedom of Eylstad on a secret mission: to uncover the secrets of the witch. He's sent to infiltrate the old castle of Eylstad, but his mission takes an unexpected turn when he runs into the head of the Royal Guard...
The Battle of Sognefjord
7. The Battle of Sognefjord
November 12, 2016
Izetta and the princess have come to the nation of Britannia to ask for help from the allied forces. In order to win their favor, Izetta is sent to destroy a Germanian aircraft carrier that's floating in the North Sea.
On a Quiet Day...
6. On a Quiet Day...
November 5, 2016
Izetta's victory has won a brief peace for the dukedom, and the princess intends to enjoy it. Together, they practice dancing, and go to a pie shop. But there's trouble brewing in the background, as young private Jonas has discovered her secret.
A False Miracle
5. A False Miracle
October 29, 2016
Izetta is powerful enough to fight whole armies, but her strength is limited. She can only use her abilities near certain ley lines, and outside them, she's no different than a normal girl.
The Secret of the Witch
4. The Secret of the Witch
October 22, 2016
With Izetta's victory over the Germanian army fresh in people's minds, the army of the Dukedom decides to make her into a national icon and announce her to the world.
The Sword in the Heavens
3. The Sword in the Heavens
October 15, 2016
Waves of bombers are striking from the skies, and an entire company of tanks is tearing apart the helpless infantry. But when all seems lost, a red-haired witch appears from the skies...
Scars and Gunfire
2. Scars and Gunfire
October 8, 2016
Fine and Izetta escape the wreckage of the plane on the back of a rifle, but a squad of Germanian pilots hear the transport's distress call and move to intercept them. Izetta is forced to use her magic to fight them, breaking her grandmother's rules.
1. Beginning of the War
1. 1. Beginning of the War
September 16, 2016
Young princess Fine, the daughter of the Archduke of a small alpine country, travels to the neutral land of Westria to seek help against the Germanian empire that is invading her kingdom, but her plans go awry when she's captured by the Germanians.
Where to Watch Izetta: The Last Witch
Izetta: The Last Witch is available for streaming on the Funimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Izetta: The Last Witch on demand at Amazon Prime, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (387)