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Bringing a whole new meaning to "stage magic".
Lapis Re:LiGHTs (ラピスリライツ) is a multi-media franchise by KLab and the Kadokawa Corporation. It consists of a mobile game, a manga by Hiroichi, and an anime by Yokohama Animation Lab (airing in the Summer 2020 season).

All three media center on Flora Girls' Academy, which trains witches in magic casting, combat against magical monsters, and performing musical performances called "Orchestras" to gather mana from ordinary people and help power themselves and the world's infrastructure.

The plot of the game involves the Player Character becoming Trapped in Another World and after Director Chloe sees some potential in him gives them a position as a professor in the school. He proceeds to supervise the students' training, handle their equipment, and produce their operas.

The plot of the anime and manga center on newcomer Tiara. She has always dreamed of attending the school as her older sister, Eliza, attended it and was the leader of the internationally-known witch/idol group, Ray. Though Eliza forbade her from doing so, Tiara secretly travels there in the middle of one semester and is allowed to enroll with the permission of the current Director Chloe (who also a former member of Ray and Eliza's right-hand).


Tiara reunites with her childhood friend Rosetta and is added to her group, LiGHTs. Though she is initially happy that her dream has become a reality, she quickly learns that the group is already on the verge of flunking out of school and consequently ending Tiara's dream; undaunted, Tiara does whatever she can to make sure they all get their chance to shine on stage.

If within the US, anime is streaming on Funimation. If within South-East Asia, the anime can be legally watched on YouTube with English or other available language subtitles via Muse Asia.


Lapis Re:LiGHTs provides examples of:

  • Absurdly Divided School: The student body is divided into three classes. From highest to lowest, they are Noire (black), Rouge (red), and Lapis (blue). Your ranking is decided by your group's academic performance, and being of a specific rank comes with certain benefits or detriments; as of the first episode of the anime, Noire students can use the baths and enter the cafeteria first while Lapis students have to wait till much later in the evening.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: The manga, game, and anime are of different continuities. The most obvious example is the Our Prelude manga specials detailing how the units came together and the anime having completely different events.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the game, the characters in the main units fight magical monsters directly and are playable in such battles. In the anime, they rarely ever come into contact with the monsters, and are ultimately relegated to providing support in the form of performing orchestras at the Ceaster Festival to amass mana for knights and more experienced witches, who do the actual fighting.
  • Adventure-Friendly World: Magical monsters pose a constant existential threat to society, requiring regular supply of mercenaries and especially witches to be trained and sent out to fight them wherever they are. The latter are also noted to travel to other countries in times of dire need, as Ray did in the catastrophic Magical Monster Hordes 3 years ago.
  • All for Nothing: LiGHTs frequently gets the short end of the stick due to a combination of bad luck and their impulsiveness and incompetence.
    • In Episode 5 and 6, they go through no small amount of suffering to acquire a map, join an investigation into supernatural phenomena in the nearby forest, and manage to help resolve the issue. By Episode 7, they learn that Lavie's stealing the map from Chloe's office gives them net -60 points for all their trouble.
    • Much more dramatically, after spending much of the anime's run trying to stave off expulsion and their successful Opera in Episode 8, they end up flunking out anyway in Episode 9.
  • Amusing Injuries: The anime is not afraid to show the characters getting hurt in an entertaining fashion. The bumpball match in episode 3 is chock full of this, best exemplified by Lily using her place-switching spell with Coco so she'll take a ball to the face instead of her.
  • Baleful Polymorph: A rare board game Lucifer acquires in Episode 5 can transform people against their will, usually into various costumes with changes in personality. Some examples include getting put into a Playboy bunny outfit and acting like a real rabbit, becoming a bizarre mix of Red Riding Hood and the Little Match Girl, and somehow being put into a giant yellowtail mackerel costume. The game can also force people to do things like 1,000 push-ups.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: The series has a few Downplayed subversions.
    • The units almost exclusively perform Orchestras in outdoor stages, under hot studio lights, and in a world without air conditioning, so by the end of their performances, they are visibly sweating. The only exception is IV Klore, who either physically cannot sweat (α and Garnet) or have superhuman endurance and energy (Emilia and Salsa).
    • In Episode 4, when Kaede goes running through a forest, trips, and falls into some underbrush, she ends up with some scrapes and dirt on her skin, though her uniform is still immaculate.
  • Bigger on the Inside: The Haunted House in Episode 6 is being magically distorted to be larger than it should be.
  • Black Comedy: Despite its colorful and lighthearted tone the series is not afraid to do some very dark jokes.
    • Episode 2 features a shot of Lavie looking like she's drowned in the canal.
    • In Episode 3, Tiara holds Emilia's hands and accidentally activates her Vampiric Draining ability and ends up drowning in the bath.
    • In Episode 5, a terrified Emilia runs into Tsubaki and Champe and hugs them for comfort and is implied to have almost accidentally killed them both.
    • In Episode 6, much of the humor is Emilia getting scared to the point that she passes out from the stress while α provides unhelpful, snarky commentary and relishes in her mistress' "cute side". There are also all the jokes involving Garnet's Stalker Without a Crush tendencies like kidnapping people in an attempt to make friends. α also can't resist making a dig at the fact that Garnet is already dead.
    • In Episode 9, Ashley finds out she needs a wisdom tooth removed. Angelica can't use magic to relieve the pain and tells her to go to the Tooth Extractor. The very next scene, she's tied to the operating table with rope as we can clearly see the doctor holding a pair of metal pliers; outside in the waiting room, Lynette, Rosetta, and Lavie are clearly traumatized by the ensuing operation. Lavie suddenly runs up to the door... to close it and try to mute the sound.
  • Boarding School: Flora Girls' Academy is one of these, which is unsurprising, as its student body is comprised of people who hail from a variety of countries.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In Episode 1, two of the passengers in the carriage Tiara is riding are clearly a young couple in love. In Episode 9, the man is drowning his sorrows after realizing that the woman used him to get out of her village and travel to the city.
    • In Episode 2, Lavie orders a hamburg steak from the cafe Ratura works at. She ends up being hauled away from it just before her first bite. In Episode 10, probably weeks to months later In-Universe, she still wants a replacement from the others.
  • Books That Bite: Worryingly, Flora Girls' Library has animate books complete with sharp teeth that seem to be completely out in the open, waiting for a callous student to handle them wrong and suffer its wrath. Coco is one such victim and Melissa was witness, as seen in the background of Episode 1.
  • Call-Back:
    • When Ashley suffers severe tooth pains in Episode 9, Rosetta laments that no one in their group knows healing magic. Lynette then offers up Angelica, mentioning the time she healed Coco on the bumpball field (after her partner Lucfier knocking her out cold in the first place).
    • In Episode 9, after LiGHTs plan to hold an Orchestra and prevent themselves from getting expelled fails because of spreading themselves out over too many districts, Lavie (their choreographer) complains that she didn't know where the lines were drawn. In Episode 8, Lavie is clearly shown struggling with a geography question and needs Ashley to coach her to get the right answer, foreshadowing her disastrous error.
  • Cast Herd: The large number of characters are subdivided into their respective school/idol groups.
  • Cast of Snowflakes: All the varied looks of the named cast aside, even nameless background characters are given unique, eye-catching designs. This is most prominent with all many other students attending Flora Girls' Academy, though the residents of Mamuceaster also get this; if look carefully during a rewatch, you can recognize many of them going about their days in the background, attending Operas, and even story arcs, such as the ill-fated romance of a man that was riding with Tiara in Episode 1.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Maryberry's Berry Board was initially introduced as a way for her to communicate due to her crippling shyness, by translating her thoughts to audible speech. Her Character Development in the anime entails her gradually learning to grow out of her shell and thus eventually eliminating her dependence on the Berry Board. The Berry Board then makes an unexpected return in the final episode, when it is revealed that Eliza owns one in the form of her bracelet, which she uses to hide the fact that she lost her voice after overusing it to fight monsters in Ryuuto and to heal Tiara's sickliness.
  • Child Soldiers: Witches have two main duties. One is to fight magical monsters, the ever-present existential threat to all of civilization, the other is to harvest energy and inspire the people through Operas. These witches can be as young as 13 and as Ray showed, the situation can be so dire and grim that 15-year-olds may shoulder the responsibility of saving an entire country from annihilation.
  • The Chosen One: In the game, the player character's arrival was foretold by a prophecy, which is what allows him to be put in charge of the special class of witches despite having no credentials and no experience, and being a male on top of that; he's able to amplify their powers just by being in their presence. (His predecessor, also a male, played a similar role as him, for none other than the academy's founder, Flora herself.) Emilia takes quite a while to accept it, but everyone else in the academy accepts it right away.
  • Crapsaccharine World: Beneath the vibrant colors, the frequent and exciting live performances by witches, and all the cute and humorous antics, this universe is actually a miserable place to live. Magical monsters frequently threaten to attack and raze townships to entire countries as almost happened to Ryuuto three years ago. The world relies on a mixture of both regular mercenaries and trained witches to save them—and it must be emphasized, most of them are in their teens when they go out into the field. And from at youngest 13 years old, girls with magical capabilities are formally trained how to fight these magical monsters and perform live idol performances, grueling and brutal in their own ways as Angelica can attest to, and with lives and civilization on the line, the schools aren't afraid to expel lackluster students without hope for appealing the decision.
  • Creature-Hunter Organization: Flora Girls' Academy and the rest of the witch schools act like this, educating, training, and coordinating the deployments of witches in response to magical monsters or other supernatural phenomenon and, if they are up to it, performing Operas to generate energy for the cities.
  • Creepy Doll: The Haunted House in Episode 6 is full of these, chief of which is Marianne who controls most of the magic affecting it. Their faces are already too "life-like" compared to the more stylized characters and then there's the Doll Room scene...
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The student hierarchy is represented by the colors of their uniforms, black, red, or blue, depending on their ranking in the school.
  • Continuity Nod: In Episode 3, Ashley promises to sew Lavie some cute clothes after forgetting her birthday. In the next episode, Lavie is seen happily wearing a new cute dress even when everyone else has already changed into nightgowns.
  • Combination Attack: In the game, characters are able to attack simultaneously for additional damage or special effects, like being healed after the strike.
  • Darkest Hour: Episode 9. LiGHTs have been expelled from Flora Girls' Academy, Tiara is being forced to return to Bristol and the castle, and Rosetta intends to leave Lavie, Ashley, and Lynette behind in order to chase after Tiara.
  • Demihuman: A handful of characters are human "subspecies" such as Vampires, Werewolves, or part-Succubi. IV KLORE is composed entirely of them.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: Lavie is briefly heard humming the anime's opening theme at the start of Episode 3.
  • Dodgeball Is Hell: Bumpball is an especially brutal example of this considering all the magic and the supernaturally powerful beings that can play alongside regular humans. Episode 3 shows that the students can and regularly throw the ball with enough force to send even the most athletic students flying. Injury-wise, Coco got a bloody nose and became unconscious after taking a ball to the face and had to be revived by Angelica, who knows very advanced healing magic.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Episode 5 is full of these reactions for a variety of reasons.
    • Kaede is impressed by Salsa's unorthodox fishing technique until one of them lands on her head.
    • Tiara is delighted at the prospect of getting a map from Lucifer despite losing the board game they were playing. Then she says she wants another round.
    • Champe and Tsubaki get them after Emilia clings to them out of fear and ends up draining the life out of them.
    • Lynnette is currently under the control of the magical board game and is currently acting as a bizarre fusion of Little Red Riding Hood and the Little Match Girl as she stares into her lit match.
  • Dungeon Bypass: In Episode 6, α decides that the best way to escape a Haunted House that's being magically distorted to be Bigger on the Inside is to just break down the walls till you reach the foyer.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Episode 1: With the exception of Konohana wa Otome who were off on a journey back to their home country Yamato, the rest of the units make appearances in the background throughout the episode. IV KLORE (sans Garnet) are having tea in their usual table, Sugar Pockets are in the ill-fated alchemy class Tiara and Rosetta peek into, supernova are in the front row of lecture on magical materials like Shiny Stones, and Sadistic☆Candy are riding the hover platforms (then crash into each other and get into their first on-screen fight of the series). They are also seen again in the dining hall having dinner at their respective rank's schedules. With regards to background characters, Coco and Melissa are seen in the library, after the former finds one of the Books That Bite the hard way.
    • Episode 2: As LiGHTs discusses their points situation in the lounge, Salsa is seen sleeping on α's lap as Emilia is laying exhausted on an armchair nearby. During their attempt to tail Rosetta, Lucifer and Angelica comment on how obvious they're being. They also ask Maryberry and Champe about Alfred, the missing pet duck they're trying to find.
  • Elaborate University High: Despite admitting students as young as 13, Flora Girls' Academy gives an astoundingly large amount of independence to their students. Students are free to pick and choose their schedules when it comes to classes, are expected to form their own groups to work together for their mutual benefit, and are expected to hone their skills and rehearse for Orchestras on their own. They also have on-campus dorms and living facilities like the baths and the cafeteria.
  • Evolving Credits: Due to not being enrolled in the school or part of IV KLORE until the end of Episode 6, Garnet is not seen in the opening credits until Episode 7.
  • Fantastic Racism: Alluded to by IV KLORE and Camilla, a vampire. The former's manga origin story has them investigating rumors of a ghost terrorizing students at the academy, in order to protect their fellow demi-humans.
  • Fantasy: The main genre alongside Japanese Idols. Magic plays a massive and extensive role in the world, being used for defense against monsters and more mundane uses, like reviving wilted flowers.
  • Fantasy Counter Part Culture: Countries and regions take heavy inspiration from real-world cultures and nations if they haven't been lifted wholesale.
    • Waleland, where Flora Girls' Academy is built, seems to be equivalent to Britain with its architecture, people, and the names. Tiara also traveled there from a region called Bristol. The latter takes it Up to Eleven with many of its backgrounds, setpieces, and designs lifted straight from Libson, Portugal.
    • Dortdgard, a close neighbor and presumed ally of Waleland, appears to be based on Germany.
    • Marlseillu, another close neighbor of Waleland, appears to be based on France.
    • Firenza is based heavily on Italy, especially with Ratura's family being known for their international fashion brand.
    • Yamato is Japan in all but name, with kimonos, their traditional music, and food lifted nearly wholesale.
    • Ryuuto is the equivalent of China, though the only character who hails from it (Yue) mostly represents common stereotypes like a love for pandas and Odango hair.
  • Fictional Sport: Bumpball. It's dodgeball, but with magic! Specifically, one type of magic and one spell from it per player.
  • Flower Motifs: Several bands or individuals have flower motifs. For more details, see the Characters page.
  • Foreign Culture Fetish: It goes both ways. Some characters from Waleland and Dortdgard both are obsessed with the culture of Yamato and characters from Yamato are just as obsessed with their culture.
  • Foreshadowing: Scenes from earlier episodes hint at the nature of the anime's climax, the potential release of the great magical beast hidden beneath Flora Girls' Academy.
    • A history lesson talks about the founding of Waleland, after the Witch of the Dawn Flora fought and defeated a legendary magical beast and started the country and the system of academies.
    • The city of Leicester was attacked by a massive horde of magical beasts and Tiara soon sees monster extermination squads marching off in the direction of Mamuceaster.
    • Chloe summoned Angelica to her office to privately inform her of the impending magical monster attack on Mamuceaster before briefing the leaders of the units who will be performing at the Ceaster Festival.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus:
    • In the anime, the language system of Waleland is written in an English-based cipher. Instead of being random text, every letter, blackboard, and notes are filled with actual information. For example, the summons to investigate the supernatural phenomenon in Episode 5 comes with directions to the site, has a date and month, and has instructions on how to proceed and authorization to use violence if necessary. Click here to read the letter in full. 
    • If you look closely in the background of some scenes, you can spot Eliza in disguise as she watches over Tiara and LiGHTs at Flora Girls' Academy, well before her first obvious appearance leaving Chloe's office in Episode 6.
    • Many background extras can be clearly seen in and around Mamuceaster, some with their own story arcs like one hapless man and his lover from the country.
  • Funny Background Event: During Sadistic☆Candy's performance in Episode 5, Lavie is still passed out in the background.
  • Haunted House: In Episodes 5-6, several members of the cast are sent to investigate a supernatural phenomenon in the woods which turns out to be this plus Garnet.
  • Hope Spot:
    • In Episode 7, LiGHTs receives two notifications after taking the summons to the forest in Sadistic☆Candy's place. The first awards them 10 points for their participation, leading them to think their string of bad luck might be changing. The second, however, reveals that Chloe docked 70 points from them because Lavie snuck into her office and stole the map for the summons.
    • In Episode 8, LiGHTs performs their first Opera to great success, earning enough points to keep them from expulsion. Then, during the after party, the admin notifies them that their district-jumping theatrics skewed the results into measuring more districts than they intended, meaning they still fail from endangering valuable city infrastructure to over and under charging.
  • Hostess Club: The school's Cabaret Club acts like this in the present, the staff playing up to Little Sister Heroine Meido stereotypes. In-universe, it's referred to as "Little Sister Service".
  • Hover Board: Witches can ride magical discs that can hover in the air and move at incredibly high speeds, about the size of half-a-compact car and capable of carrying one passenger. They seem to be easy and relatively cheap to mass-produce, as Episode 1 features numerous students training at the sports field at once and Episode 10 has a Magical Item shop with several of them left out on display outside. When not in use, they can contract to the size of a frisbee and expand upon being infused with magic by a witch.
  • Improbably Female Cast: Witches are exclusively female and the characters all go to an all-girls academy. While that does make sense for the professors and the administrators are also witches and thus female, one has to wonder why one never sees any male staff doing more mundane, less magical duties. (At least, before the Player Character for the game gets transported there, and even then emphasis is placed, both In-Universe and out of it, on him being The One Guy in the entire campus.)
  • Is This Thing Still On?: In supernova's prelude manga, Fiona and Millefeuille accidentally broadcast to the entire school that they have Yue's panda print panties when they forget to shut it off after delivering their intended message.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: In Episode 5, Tiara is in a Chinese cheongsam and Ashley is in a yellowtail mackerel costume. This is because they are playing a magical boardgame that has Baleful Polymorph effects if it isn't giving the players random orders like naming all 3-digit prime numbers.
  • Lampshade Hanging: In Episode 3, Lily avoids getting hit in the face by a speeding bumpball by casting a spell. Said spell makes her switch places with her twin, Coco, who then gets knocked out and scores a point for the opposing team anyway. Tiara asks Melissa what was the point and Melissa can only look away in silence.
  • Letting the Air Out of the Band: In Episode 3, the students are having a bumpball match. Lily is about to get hit in the face with the ball, she uses her magic... to switch herself out with Coco, who proceeds to get knocked flat on her back. The triumphant action music that had been playing suddenly peters out.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: If we're only talking about members of named and currently active witch units that appear across all mediums, you would have a total of 20 characters across 6 groups. Include Ray, a now-disbanded unit, and you'd have 24.
  • Lower-Deck Episode: Episodes 5 and 6 of the anime focuses on groups other than the main quintet of LiGHTs using a Two Lines, No Waiting format, specifically with the units IV KLORE, Konohana wa Otome, Sugar Pockets, and Sadistic☆Candy.
  • Made of Explodium: If a witch's magic arrow does not hit its intended target, it simply shatters and disappears. If it does, it explodes. Rosetta mentions this being a particularly effective One-Hit Kill spell against monsters.
  • Magic Idol Singer: All of the characters are this.
  • Magitek: Much of the world's technology explicitly runs on magic, such as the floating platforms that serve as stages during public Orchestras. The visual effects are also spells, frequently cast by the performers themselves. Witches can actively utilize this power or harness the mana that dwells in regular folk to power city infrastructure.
  • Meatgrinder Surgery: Ashley is the unfortunate patient in Episode 9, after her wisdom teeth come in. We get a Gilligan Cut of her being told to go to and being operated on by the "Tooth Extractionist". From what we see, it involves tying Ashley down to the operating table with rope, a pair of pliers, and is so horrific that everyone in the waiting room is visibly traumatized.
  • Mundane Utility: Witches can use their magic for exciting things like exploding magical arrows or just bringing wilted flowers back to life.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • In Episode 6, Lavie steals a map to the 58th Forest Precinct from Dir. Chloe's office. Though it lets LiGHTs investigate and ultimately resolve the supernatural phenomenon there, that only gives them 10 points while Chloe docks 70 for the theft.
    • In Episode 8, to prevent themselves from flunking out of the school, LiGHTs manages to cobble together their first Opera and gather enough mana to make the minimum cut of 72% power. However, because of their roof-hopping, sky-flying theatrics, they accidentally skew the calculation to include several districts at once, making their score much lower than it should be.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The school's Cabaret Club is more accurately described as a Hostess Club as it never has any live performances and only provides "Little Sister Service" for its patrons. It's implied to be an Artifact Title as its founder, Yuzuriha, was well-known for her dancing and choreography skills—but, in practice, the club was mostly a convenient place to take the students she seduced to "service" them.
  • Noodle Incident: Much of the challenges and punishments the board game gives out in Episode 5 are never fully explained. We largely see their consequences like costume changes (most notably Ashley getting stuck in a giant yellowfin mackerel costume), the aftermath (like Angelica passed out on her butt with a pacifier in her mouth or Lavie laying inside a carnival side-show platform in a dress with two frying pans in either hand), or the tail-end (like Lynette dressed up like Little Red Riding Hood, staring into a lit match in her hands as she recites the famous "Granny, what big X you have." lines.)
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • In Episode 3, everyone except Tiara has this reaction when she unknowingly grabs Emilia's hand and her Energy Drain causes her to collapse and start drowning in the water.
    • In Episode 5, Emilia runs into a black bear in the woods, it starts threatening to attack her. Emilia glares at it, it looks horrified, and runs away. Then, she notices the haunted house behind it, and gets the same reaction...
  • Our Founder: A large statue of Flora, the witch who founded the academy, can be found at the school's entrance.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires are a subspecies of humans. It's not known whether they have a weakness to sunlight or a need for blood.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Try to spot Eliza in disguise before her appearance in Episode 6. Similarly, after the reveal in Episode 12, all of her scenes in the present day show her always touching her thought-to-speech bracelet when she communicates, to disguise the fact that she has lost her voice.
  • Running Gag:
    • In an amusing nod to witches and their mixed relationship with large bodies of water, the anime has numerous jokes involving misfortune befalling the cast when in or around them. To name some examples, Ashley and Lavie try to capture a duck and fall into the canal instead, with a shot of them looking like they'd drowned in it; after Emilia accidentally uses her Energy Drain on Tiara, she almost drowns in the communal bath; and after Salsa goes jumping into a stream to go fishing in her own unique way, Kaede is hit on the head with a fish that was falling out of the sky, and much more seriously, Maryberry's Berry Board ends up short-circuiting in the water and leaves her without a means to communicate to anyone outside her unit, thanks to her social anxiety.
    • Starting from her debut in Episode 6, Garnet has repeatedly passed through walls, pillars, and other forms of architecture to stalk or spook Emilia.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The legendary magical monster that Flora fought and defeated is sealed under Flora Girls' Academy. The Operas are a means of both powering the city and keeping it contained. Knowing the Magical Monsters would try to gather the numbers necessary to break it out, she designed a counter-measure that requires a massive amount of energy gathered during an Orchestra, and planned the day of a massive annual festival around it to ensure there would be an audience.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Within LiGHTs, the rest of the original members are totally fine with pushing Childhood Friends Rosetta and Tiara back together, like encouraging them to move into a two-person room together then filing the formal request for them. Then again, it could very well be that they wanted the extra space that would be freed up by moving Rosetta to the other room.
    • Lynnette is a huge romance novel fan and doesn't hesitate to encourage or facilitate even the slightest hint of real-life romance in others, those between two girls especially.
  • Ship Tease: Frequently and very many pairings, due to the large cast. Refer to the Ho Yay page for detailed examples.
  • Shout-Out: In Episode 8 and just before becoming LiGHTs, one of names that the main cast had rejected for their idol group was Pretty Five GOGO.
  • Spell Construction: The series uses several different forms of spellcasting.
    • Geometric Magic: In Episode 5, the characters are seen attaching magic canvas rolls into trees, which transform the inside of the trunk into living quarters. There appear to be runes painted onto the surface, activated by a witch or three infusing them with magic.
    • Magic Dance: Lavie's Physical Enhancement Magic takes the form of a cheerleading routine plus chant that temporarily grants the user vastly increased physical capabilities.
    • Magic Music: The crux of an "Opera" is to put on a musical performance that gathers up the mana from regular folks to be used to help power cities and witches' spells. On a less grand note, the most common type of spellcasting technique is whistling, known as the "Echo Gift." The now-former group Ray was also famous for being able to infuse their voices with mana to various effects, a feat that has not been replicated since they disbanded.
    • Magical Gesture: Three forms: the relatively simpler first form is clapping to use the Echo Gift, exclusively used by Champe until Episode 7, when she's presumed to have taught it to Lynnette. The more advanced and rarer form is completely silent casting and guiding the spell using your hands, as Angelica did with her Healing Hands in Episode 3. Yamato witches also have a substitute for the Echo Gift by kissing prayer slips or items like paper dolls.
    • Magical Incantation: Usually done with a Spell Book in hand as a physical reference, Lynnette uses this in Episodes 2 and 3. It is used for either very complex spells or witches who do not have enough mana within their systems to use the other techniques. It is notable for having a distinct weakness: it takes several seconds to say and loudly broadcasts to others that you're casting a spell which allows ample time for someone to stop you.
  • Surprise Creepy: Episode 6 has the Doll scene in the haunted mansion. The faces of the dolls themselves are incredibly, intentionally disturbing with how realistic they are compared to the much more cartoonish, stylized characters. Champe seems unaffected by one mysteriously crying and sets it back on the shelf... then one falls on the piano, she looks up, and sees dozens of them hanging from the ceiling from rope.
  • Toilet Humor: Two instances in Episode 5. The first is Lucifer saying that Angelica is lucky the "act like a rabbit" spell ran out when it did because she heard rabbits eat their own poop. The second is when Emilia is shaking in her sleeping bag and α assumes she's trying to hold it in and advises her to go outside and do her business.
  • Trapped in Another World: In the game, the player character is subjected to this and ends up put in charge of the special class, as his arrival was foretold by a prophecy.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: This is the structure of Episodes 5 and 6, which also served as Lower Deck Episodes.
    • Episode 5's A Plot involves IV KLORE, Sugar Pockets, and Konohana wa Otome being sent to a forest to investigate supernatural phenomena that has been harassing and disturbing travelers. The B Plot is LiGHTs attempting to get a map with the coordinates from Sadistic☆Candy who decided to ignore the summons.
    • Episode 6's A Plot involves Emilia and α investigating a Haunted House in search of the Maryberry, who went missing in between episodes. The B Plot is LiGHTs finally getting the map but arriving too late to do much of anything, all of their members sans Tiara getting benched or lost in the woods; ultimately, she is the only one that does any investigating alongside Champe.
  • Wizarding School: Flora Girls' Academy is explicitly one for witches, named after its founder and the first witch, Flora. It is adjacent to the city of Mamuceaster in Waleland, where the students frequently perform Operas for the residents. Other schools also exist like in Dortdgard and Yamato but Flora Girls' is the only one shown or explained in great detail.
  • World of Buxom: With only a handful of exceptions (such as the Bifauxnen characters or the youngest members of the cast like Kaede and Salsa), the witches all have incredibly large bust sizes.