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"Pretty Witch Poppu-chi!!"

Ojamajo Poppu appears!
Ojamajo Poppu!
Japanese Title おジャ魔女ぽっぷ登場!?
Ojamajo Poppu Tōjō!?
Dub Title The New Witch On The Block
Description
Season Season 1
Episode № 25
Air Date July 25, 1999 (JP)

March 11, 2006 (US)

Staff
Screenplay Yumi Kageyama
Storyboard Takuya Igarashi

Hideki Hiroshima

Episode Direction Takuya Igarashi

Hideki Hiroshima

Animation Direction Yasuhiro Namatame
Navigation
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Opening

Pop is casually introducing herself to the audience and apologizes for making them wait so long. She takes a moment to show Doremi as a Witch frog before stating that it is now up to her to fix everything. As she goes to introduce herself, Doremi begins to yell.

Premise

After Pop catches the trio in apprentice form, Majorika has no choice but to make her a witch apprentice too. But despite being so responsible, Doremi worries that she might not be able to handle it.

Summary

While still holding Pop, Doremi runs into the Maho-do and continues to panic and freak out until Hazuki reminds Doremi they won't change forms since they are just apprentices. Majorika tells them to calm down and Doremi asks her to erase Pop's memory until being reminded that such magic is forbidden. Despite the seriousness of the situation, Pop expresses excitement realizing Majorika is a real, living creature.

Seeing no other option, Majorika decicdes to make Pop an Apprentice too, but while Aiko and Hazuki seem fine with the idea, Doremi is dead-set against it until she realizes that she would be able to make Pop listen to her as the more experienced Apprentice. She decides to explain to Pop how magic works, exciting her further until the girls find out that Majorika doesn't actually have anymore Taps right now. She only put three into her case, so she will need to wait until she can get another one..

The next morning the girls are eating breakfast when Doremi updates their parents that Pop will be joining her from now on. Keisuke and Haruka are confused by their strange and suddenly affectionate behavior but the subject soon changes to her upcoming class camping trip. They worry that work might interfere but Pop claims to have already asked her teacher, and she thinks working during vacation is an excellent idea. Doremi also promises to take good care of Pop and they eventually agree.

Dela's Wand
At the Maho-do, Majorika goes on to mention how much debt they have gained recently since they got the shop back. They are joined by Dela, and they introduce her to Pop before she gives them their annual supplies, along with a tap, which she adds to their cost. Majorika is quick to refuse it, stating that it costs too much and tells her to take it back until Pop manipulates Dela into lowering the price with a massage and compliments. Majorika accepts this and they pay her before heading out into the backyard. 

There, they have Pop try her first time using magic. She transforms and is capable of casting magic and learning to fly with ease; leaving Doremi envious due to how much she struggled. They head back inside to get to work making charms, but Doremi forces Pop to stay behind and clean up the shop. Pop is against it initially, but seeing as she has no other choice she quickly gets to work until the entire shop is sparkling and clean. She sits down to join them- but to their horror they find out she's just as lousy as Doremi is.

At the time of the sale, they watch as other items sell but none of their one. But before the day ends, a man suddenly comes into the shop and decides to purchase every single thing Pop made due to how colorful and unique they are. She reigns victorious while Doremi weeps in defeat.

The following morning Pop heads out to school as everyone says goodbye. Realizing Pop has her tap, Doremi expresses concern until seeing Pop refuse to part with it, and Haruka decides to see Pop off since she will be going that way.

Upon arrival to their camping trip Pop's friends argue over where she can sleep when she decides to sleep in the middle to see to it that everyone is happy. But just then, kimitaka arrives and decides to claim the spot Pop wanted for his group, although he does offer to let her share. She refuses and with her ten friends, they get up to find a new spot.

Meanwhile, At the Maho-do the girls try to convince Majorika to let them have the day off. It's pointless having the shop open on a daily basis during summer, because they have hardly got any business with everyone being away on holiday or doing other activities. Majorika tells them that they can't have off so easily though, reminding them of how they really need the money at the end of the month. She goes on to ask where Pop is and Doremi brings up the school trip before mentioning how she had her tap with her. Nobody is concerned though, given how smart and reasonable Pop is.

That night Pop and everyone have set down to begin eating. Pop notices one of her friends, Kazuhiro not eating and asks if he is okay, but before he can respond Kimitaka and his friends begin to harass him. In her attempt to defend him, she gets scolded. After they head outside to enjoy playing with fireworks and sparkles, with Kimitaka gets yelled at
Spy Lala
for being so careless with them. Then they go into the restroom area to brush their teeth when Pop sees how distressed her friend looks without his parents there. She suggests they have some fun by having a pillow fight and this calms him down after convincing him to stay. As this is going on, Lala, in cat form suddenly appears by the window to spy on them.

Meanwhile, back at the Harukaze household, Doremi is rather unnerved but she honestly doesn't know why that is. After all, she doesn't care that much for Pop and she is a smart little girl with a capable head on her shoulders. So she decides not to worry anymore and go to bed.

At school everyone is currently sleeping when Kimitaka wakes them up and tries to scare everybody. It doesn't work on Pop and she goes to prove there is nothing wrong. They silently quiet themselves for a
Demons Vanishing
moment as the teacher comes to check on them.

Later that night, Pop wakes up to see Kimitaka go to the bathroom and follows him. Deciding to get revenge she transforms and summons a group of demons to scare him for revenge; but her scare tactic backfires and the ghost proceed to chase her and everybody else in the school.

Seeing this, Lala runs off to fetch the girls and they return to use Magical Stage. This also puts everyone back to sleep, with the exception of a guilt-ridden Pop, who approaches the girls quietly. Doremi calms her down and assists her in rididng of the ghosts and take turns returning everyone back to where they were prior to the ghost incident. Doremi points out that Majorika will scold Pop later on and takes off.

The following morning as the children play, the teachers are discussing the strange "dream" they had. A few students also discuss this, and while they are playing Majorika and Lala are shown observing them.

Spells

  • Huge pudding, come out
  • Demons, come out
  • Have everyone fall asleep
  • Demons, Disappear

Major Events

  • Pop is granted rights to become an Apprentice Witch. 
  • The Ojamajo work in the Maho-do again.
  • Pop casts her first spell and learns to fly on the broom.

Quotes

  • Hazuki: We aren't witches yet, we're only witch apprentices.
  • Doremi: Oh, I see. Hey, isn't that even worse?!

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Dub Changes

Dub Changes

Errors

  • The beads from Aiko and Hazuki's taps go missing as they chat with Pop after Majorika decides to make her an apprentice.
    • Aiko was also missing them in the scene before.
  • As everyone admires Pop's cleaning work, she is missing the bottom parts of her hair.
  • When everyone is shown sleeping, Kimtaka and his friends aren't in the spot they had claimed previously.
    • Also note that everyone using the yellow beds had the sheet under them the same color as their pillow. While in every other shot its a much paler yellow.
  • As Pop hops into Doremi's arms, her tap turns solid pink.
  • Kumiko has dark pink hair instead of dark blue hair during the watermelon smashing scene.
  • Right before Pop flies above Doremi and knocks her over, Doremi's eyes are tan colored.
  • Everyone only used blue clay, but later, the clay was shown to be all sorts of various colors.
  • The coloring of Pop's items alternate between shots.
  • Hazuki tells Doremi that she won't change into a witch frog because she is an apprentice. But in the fourth episode, Majorika tells Doremi that if she was called one twice, she would change, which put her at risk.
  • As the children say "It's time to eat" Pop's hair is darker in color than normal.
    • At one point during this her skirt turns dark blue.

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