The Other Witches In The Witch And The Hundred Knights Are Just As Eccentric

By Sato . June 7, 2013 . 4:00pm

We recently got a look at Metallica’s quirky companions in The Witch and the Hundred Knights, which included insolent subordinates and a faithful Dog Princess. Famitsu reports on an event known as the “Walpurgis Night”, which gathers the most talented witches from around the world, who’ll be giving Metallica a run for her money in skills and attitude.

 

In the world of The Witch and the Hundred Knights, there’s an annual meeting called the Walpurgis Night, where the most talented witches gather to discuss various affairs. The gathering is said to last 7 days and 7 nights, and it comes to an end when the rooster is heard on the last morning. This time around, the event will be taking place in the midst of the Hundred Knight’s adventures.

 

These witches are masters of their own unique magic. Not only are they unique individuals for their talents, but also for their personality, speech and behavior, which often results in days of conflict and arguments. Nezaria the Fog Witch is the chairwoman of the committee and is respected by all the witches.

 

All the witches with different personalities and backgrounds will be gathering at this year’s Walpurgis Night. Will they be able to have a proper meeting, or will Nezaria have to lay down the law as usual? Here’s a look at a few witches and some of their apprentices who’ll be attending the event.

 

Purplepeel

 

Purplepeel the Dust Witch is a middle-aged witch from the southern regions, who excels at sand magic and also boasts physical strength from rather large muscles. She has a daring personality and usually doesn’t hesitate to speak out. She is Labi’s master but she seems to have some trouble with her disciple.

 

Labri Lalua-La

 

Labri the Flame Witch is Purplepeel’s disciple, and often goes by her nickname “Labi”. She possesses rich magical powers, and can be vulgar regardless of her cute appearance. She’s a highly belligerent young girl who sticks her nose into other people’s business and doesn’t differentiate between right and wrong when something seems interesting to her. She can usually be seen with her rabbit doll.

 

Velda

 

Velda the Lye Witch is a skilled sorceress and also one of the more calm and quiet ones. She is a serious character and has the behavior of something like an honor student. Labi seems to completely look down on her. Velda is Teressa’s master.

 

Teressa

 

Teressa is Velda’s apprentice witch, who aims to become an official one. She’s a trouble-maker witch who follows Metallica around with some sort of unknown motive.

 

Lieubens

 

Lieubens the Pumpkin Witch has extensive knowledge on history and magic, who seems to have a pessimistic view on life. Her body is full of various patchwork and stitches.

 

Lillianne

 

Lillianne the Ice Witch lives in a region covered in ice and snow, and goes by the nickname “Lily”. She’s a feminist who is rather considerate of those around her. She has a cool personality but can also get heated up when something passionate is involved.

 

We previously reported the Hundred Knight’s three weapons: Sword, Mallet and Spear, as part of the Tactical Conversion system that allows him to hold up to five different weapons, allowing you to come up with your own combos. Here’s a look at a couple more weapons he’ll be using:

 

Magic Torch

 

The Magic Torch is a torch that has been enhanced with magic, which can be shot out of the weapon. It is a simple and easy-to-use weapon that shoots homing magic shots. In close-ranged combat, it can be used as a blunt weapon, which knocks back enemies, making it easier to use its more powerful magic attacks. Knowing how to use it as part of a combo will be the key factor for the Magic Torch.

 

Double-Bladed Staff

 

The Double-Bladed Staff is an excellent weapon for attacking enemies in a circular range around the Hundred Knights. With this weapon, you’ll be cutting up enemies around you with multiple attacks in what looks like an elegant blade dance.

 

Witch Soldiers

 

The world is full of different creatures living in various areas, who all act according to their emotions. Some of them may attack the Hundred Knights out of anger, while others may attack in fear. However, out of all these creatures, there are some that were born from magical powers. These are called Witch Soldiers. They come in different shapes and sizes but are often characterized by their dark appearance.

 

The Witch Soldiers don’t have emotions, knowledge or even a soul, and quietly act according to orders given by their witches. There are many Witch Soldiers that can be seen wandering around aimlessly. They are usually harmless, but whenever a person or creature with magical powers approaches, such as the Hundred Knights, it will react in a brutal manner. Misreading their movements can be fatal for our little knight.

 

The Witch and the Hundred Knights is slated to be released on July 25th in Japan in regular and limited editions, for PlayStation 3.


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  • Achrmaeiad

    Seeing this article prompted me to actually look up Walpurgis Night, since It was also previously mentioned in Madoka Magica. I had thought it was something they made up, but you learn something new every day!

  • Yu_TheKing

    Loving Labri Lolia-la and Lilliane’s designs ♥

  • Randgriz

    Im sorry but i still cant get over the name Metallica for the main Witch lol
    So awesome

  • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

    Purplepeel aint that bad lookin~ <3

    • idrawrobots

      She is my favorite.

    • Kevin Schwarz

      MILF alert lol

    • Pockystix

      not enough sexy older women in RPGs

  • JustThisOne

    Lieubens! I’m fond of things with a pumpkin palette swap. :3 Pessimism is nice too.

  • DesmaX

    Oh, I like those hard enemies that doesn’t notice you. Kinda reminds me of Dark Souls.

  • ChiffonCake

    That’s a pretty diverse and colorful cast! This game really keeps getting better and better everytime I hear something new about it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jefriputra Jeff

    looks nice, but is there any gameplay video of this game? i just couldnt find it

  • AkuLord3

    Oh i like Lieubens <3 and the other cast is just as good…oooo can't wait for this one

  • Chiupon

    this is probably the first NIS game i’ve been excited for in a really long time. I really enjoyed how they had new ideas all in the same little universe, and it got a little stale when they kept making all those Disgaeas. But this looks really neat and innovative and i’m excited by all of the characters

    • puchinri

      Agreed~. I feel the same. I’m glad they’re being so innovative.

  • yalissa

    I adore Purplepeel’s design uwu

  • Nitraion

    This is really remind me of sega’s Shinning of series..

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Wow, all of the witches look nicely designed and the weapons are getting cooler too. I’m liking how this is turning out.

  • Mnstrzero00

    I just can’t believe I read that, Lilianne is a feminist? The localization of her dialogue is going to be hilarious

    • puchinri

      That’s also probably going to be disappointing/depressing hilarious, or just fun hilarious. Given Disgaea 4 though, I’m guessing the former, sadly. . .

      But here’s to hoping!
      (Unless I’m giving the JP NIS writing team too much credit too, in which case, yikes.)

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I honestly like all the witches, personality and designs, but if I have to choose one then Lieubens is my favorite =^_^=

    • ShadowDivz

      If i HAD to choose i would go with Lillianne. But lieubens is a REALLLLLY close second.

      Lillianne uses my favorite element. Plus i love how contradictory her clothes are. Hot pants,tube top and Tanned skin (which is usually a characteristic of people in tropical locations).

      But i love Lieubens’s expression. And her clothes are really nice.

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        That’s funny because Lillianne is my second =^_^=

  • James Williams

    Purplepeel for making me now want this title (or at least some quality doujins)

  • Chim_era

    …. <3
    I like :D

  • Pinkemon

    “Lillianne the Ice Witch lives in a region covered in ice and snow”
    Ah yes, the perfect region to wear a strapless top and micro shorts. :P (Ooh, the pumpkin one gives me frankenstein monster/zombie vibes. Pretty cool.)

    Also, now that I think of it I don’t remember ever seeing Harada draw a curvy woman before in a way that isn’t “Big boobs and tiny waist”. Its pretty interesting to see, IMO.

    • puchinri

      He does a really great job with it, and makes me wish he did it more often.

    • Elvick

      Maybe it’s like in Fairy Tail.

  • Kai2591

    Lolis are essential!

  • puchinri

    At least Walpurgis Night actually makes sense and follows its history here. Pretty clever to add (or just sensible, I suppose).

    I really like the other witches designs. Purplepeel especially is pretty surprising to see (she’s lovely, but also not at all a stereotypical body type nor is she younger! more lady characters like her, please~).

    Purplepeel and Lillianne probably tie for my favorite (does her description actually list her as a feminist? Because that’s pretty interesting), though I’m digging them all a lot and I kind of want to pick up the game just to be able to interact with them – and I haven’t really been interested in the game for a long time (character appeal is an amazing thing).

    They should make a game where you can play as the witches. Or just make a game dedicated to being witches and have some fun, somewhat similar designs. Maybe even set it in the Marl’s Kingdom series (or make it a spiritual successor and a new series of its own) with a focus on witches, princesses and an obligatory normal but not-so-normal, village girl.

  • Testsubject909

    I was already sold for this a long time ago. Now you’re just starting to make me feel impatient.

    Ah… and I’m not the only one who finds Lieubens and Lillianne’s design appealing I’d imagine… But I wonder exactly in what way are they going to depict Lillianne’s Feminism.

    In part Because of her design.

  • TyeTheCzar

    Boy, that Lillianne totally looks like a hardcore feminist… just like the ones in this image!

    • Robert Kupper

      This was pretty much where my mind went when I read that line, and again as I re-read it to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.

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