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"The cursed item... is none of them!"

Oyajide arrives?!
Oyajide
Japanese Title オヤジーデがやってきた!?

Oyajīde ga Yattekita!?

Dub Title You Ought Not Be In Pictures
Description
Season Season 1
Episode № 27
Air Date August 8, 1999 (JP)

November 20, 2007 (US)

Staff
Screenplay Reiko Yoshida
Storyboard Akinori Yabe
Episode Direction Akinori Yabe
Animation Direction Mitsuru Aoyama
Navigation
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Opening

The ojamajo curiously watch a strange creature inside their Pureleine computer. He sits for a drink until they go to say something, causing him to angrily yell.

Premise

Tasked with locating the remaining Cursed Cards the girls gain a new friend to help out. After Hazuki expresses concern for her father they follow him to his next filming location, where they believe a cursed item may be the cause of his filming problems.

Summary

The ojamajo return to the Maho-do with the Pureleine computer. Majorika tries to turn it on but nothing happens until the girls try, and after it works they determine that only a Pureleine can turn it on. Inside the computer is a strange yellow skinned creature that resembles a Witch frog; although they both claim denial in this.

He introduces himself as Oyajide and explains that it is his purpose to locate the Cursed Cards while in there. His disappointment of relying only on a group of children apprentice causes them to get a little frustrated though, and the girls ask what happened to him.

Oyajide Human
Oyajide recalls that prior to this he had been the Wizard Fortune Teller. After growing bored of this he snuck into the secret area in the Witch's World to steal the bad cards after he found out how much they were worth. But after taking them he had been horrified to discover they were missing, due to a hole in his pocket. He had been caught before finding them again, and to make sure he paid for his crimes he was transformed to keep him from using magic. For a moment Majorika and Oyajide are able to connect over their similar predictaments, but right after they begin to bicker. 

With that the girls try to figure out how they can locate the remaining cards and items and decide to put fliers up in town, asking people to bring to them any strange items they have so that they can check them with the Computer. Unfortunately, their fliers are misunderstood and they later find the maho-do full of garbage; and they assumed the Maho-do was a garbage dump looking for old items they no longer wanted. Remaining hopeful the girls realize that within this mess might be a cursed item, so they check anyway.

With no results Aiko points out that some customers wanted their items to be checked up front and on the scene, so the girls take the Computer and head to various places in town to search. But again they get no results and they decide to take a break at the Harukaze household, where Doremi suggests they each check their homes for any sign of a cursed item.

After this ends up being a let down the girls ask Oyajide for advice and he begins to describe somehing to them- which Doremi quickly realizes that his description matches the commercial currently on. Hazuki points out her father is working on this movie and they listen as the woman reporter explains that the movie may not be finished in time due to the injury the main actor Koyuki Tsuehiro obtained. The alarming news causes Hazuki to feel sadly for her father, and she mentions how much he's been struggling lately. Hearing this, Doremi suggests they investigate to see if a Cursed Card could be responsible. 

The girls attempt to be discrete but Akira quickly discovers them and Hazuki asks if they can stay to watch for a littlwe while. He isn't happy they snuck in, but he agrees with it and returns to work. Doremi sees a staff member and she attempts to speak to him to ask if he noticed anyhing, but all he can recall is how crabby Akira has been these past few days. He's felt that something is lacking but he has no idea what it could be. After he leaves the girls spot a woman nearby and ask her as well, and she claims Akira is too much of a perfectionist, causing Hazuki to worry even further. After Doremi points out how suspicious the items Akira has been using look, the girls ask to check them. He refused, claiming that they are special and he cannot part with them even for that long. Hazuki gets upset and tries to reason with her father before they are sent away. She brings up how unlike him this is and decide to check some other items in the mean time.

By the time the sun begins to set the girls have found nothing and they realize they won't be able to do much else now. Doremi still believes the cursed items may be Akira's director items but since he won't let them check, the girls try to determine how to get them. It's then they get an idea, and Hazuki transforms to summon a garish set of flowery items he can use in their place, attempting to get him to listen to her as his daughter. Initially Akira refuses, but as he sees how much it means to Hazuki he hesitantly agrees and hands over his megaphone and chair. He voices how impressed he is with Hazuki for standing up for something she believes in so strongly.

Noooo
They take the old directors items and use the Pureleine computer on it to investigate, but it turns out none of them are it either. By now the girls are fred up and they begin to yell at Oyajide, who quickly shifts blame to them. With nothing let to check the girls decide to head home soon, when they overhear one of the assistants inform Akira that if they do not begin to shoot the scene soon they will get way behind schedule.

With nothing left to lose Akira resumes trying to film his final scene; causing everyone to express joy while he seems annoyed. It's then Oyajide suggests to the girls that they check the kimono the woman actor happens to be wearing, and as it's one of the only items they didn't investigate they agree and transform into lightning bugs to get a closer look. They find nothing and realize that Oyajide is just an old pervert and they angrily tell him off again upon realizing there never was a cursed item there and they wasted a whole day for nothing.

But as it turns out, the trip ended up paying off after all. Akira was able to resume filming and he is happy with the work, seeking out the girls to bring up the wonderful take he got due to the sudden appearance of fireflies. He thanks Hazuki, assuming that the items she gave him helped and offers to drive the girls back home.

Eventually the ojamajo are amongst the audience members watching Akira's film. They may not have found any cursed items but the movie was great and everyone was in such a good mood. It's then Doremi gets an idea and shouts out something, causing everyone else to shush her in the audience. The girls share a laugh afterwards.

Spells

  • New director items, appear
  • Turn into fireflies

Major Events

  • The ojamajo gain and use for the first time, the Pureleine computer. 
  • Oyajide is introduced and joins the group. 
  • Akira Fujiwara finishes his next big movie, which the girls go to see a while later. 

Dub Changes

Dub Changes

Errors

  • As Oyajide points out how the locations match the left, white part of Aiko's eye is light greyish-blue.
  • Hazuki's skirt lacks its lines when Akira suggests the girls head home.
  • While Lala speaks to Majorika and Oyajide her leg pieces are a lot puffier looking at the bottom than normal.
  • While observing what her magic made, Hazuki's tap lacks it's details.
  • When Akira decides to use Hazuki's items she brought, the floral pattern on the chair is different then in prior shots.

Trivia

  • Pop had six lines in this episode, and due to her normal VA's hospital leave, someone else voiced her.
  • This episode introduces the 3rd and 4th eyecatch of the season.

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