When the new students arrive at the White Witch Academy, the young girls have come to learn the art of witchcraft but must all put the pains of their lives behind them to focus on their studies. As they are given assignments and tasks to develop and hone their magical powers, the girls must also earn the rights and privileges to use those powers. But will they be able to complete the ultimate final challenge to become a full-fledged White Witch? Shiromajo Gakuen/Innocent Lilies is a new 2013 Japanese drama series starting in September that stars Moga Mogami, Nemu Yumemi, Mirin Furukawa, Eimi Naruse and Ayane Fujisaki.
Cast & Credits
Man, I watched this having no idea what it was about. Imagine my shock after the first episode. You doubt me? Watch the first episode and report back to me. I guarantee, your mouth will drop like mine did. But getting past the violence, sometime choppy story line, I had a great time watching it. The action was sensational. I found afterwards that most of the actresses are part of singing groups but then blame it on my ignorance of Asian pop music that I didn't know that. Overall, I was duly impressed with the acting and the action was KICK_A$$!
But let's forget for a moment about all the cons, and let's focus on the biggest advantage of this drama which is the plot. Because damn, it seriously had some great potential. I like the idea of a school for witches who want to protect all the bullied girls (Why only girls but not also boys though? Gender equality my butt). The plot twist isn't really that unexpected considering that from the very beginning the atmosphere in the White Witch School is kind of fishy and odd. However, I really enjoyed that twist, but to be honest I've always liked such plot twists so I may be a little bit biased here.
Unfortunately, everything gets ruined by the very poor acting, many pervert shots (for example from under a skirt, zooming in on boobs etc.), annoying characters, and the horribly poor production. Also, everything happens definitely too fast, but I assume this drama was meant to be some kind of an experiment. At times it seems that this drama wants to tell us something, something deep even, but it's not really sure how to do it. Oh, and it's really too easy to guess who the mysterious White Witch is.
Overall, in my opinion this is a short experimental drama which lost its potential because of the inefficient and poor production. And it's such a waste because the plot line is pretty interesting.