Moving on to Rapunzel’s route now. I think this is also the last route in the witch arc, if you’re not counting the bad endings. Rapunzel is a NEET gamer, so I find her route rather amusing lol.
A girl confined in a tower by a witch. Rapunzel’s beautiful golden hair is even longer than her own height, but she usually wears braided buns on the sides of her head. Even though she’s familiar with magic, Rapunzel has no knowledge about the world outside her tower. Graceful and gentle, she gets along really great with Henrietta. She also loves playing cupid and would do anything to support Henrietta’s love life. Since she’s a “witch apprentice”, Rapunzel mainly uses healing magic to support the party. It’s also the only area she excels in.
Two weeks after leaving Schwalmstadt, Henrietta and friends are still in the lost forest. They find their way towards Trendelburg — a village located near an incredibly tall tower. A lady in the village tells them that her daughter is locked up inside that tower, because she stole a corn salad from a witch’s field in the past. Henrietta is curious and approaches the tower, but it has no entrance at all. However, she remembers her brothers’ fairytale and yells “put down your hair!” towards the top. Suddenly beautiful golden hair comes flowing down, so she climbs up the tower and finds Rapunzel inside.. snacking and gaming her life away. Rather than getting rescued, Rapunzel is more interested in the final battle in her RPG.
When Henrietta asks her about the witch, Rapunzel describes “Granny Chuma” as a kind lady who buys everything for her — games, comics and also anime DVDs lol. Recently she cleared “Princess Nightmare” too. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ Her collection even includes a figure of Little sitting on the shelf, along with a huge Uriel doll on the floor. xD Soon she feels someone climbing up the tower, so she tells them to hide because Chuma doesn’t like visitors. However, her guest today is actually Hel instead. Rapunzel doesn’t care though, and since she’s so busy with her game, Hel gets pissed and destroys her TV. Hel explains that Chuma already sold Rapunzel to her, so it’s the end of her NEET life. From now on Rapunzel’s new task is to work as a maid in Hel’s manor. To help Rapunzel, Henrietta then summons a puppy and orders it to bite Hel’s butt. The witch is shocked and falls out of the window, dragging both Rapunzel and Henrietta with her, but thankfully Ludwig saves them by creating a giant parachute.
On the base of the tower, Hel summons her pets to help her fighting the party. Her spell hurts Henrietta, but she escapes upon learning that Rapunzel can use healing magic — because the battle will never end if they have a healer lol. Chuma actually taught Rapunzel various kinds of magic, but she only mastered healing because she was busy gaming. xD; After Hel ran away, Rapunzel takes out a key from her chest and wonders if there’s a meaning behind this. Chuma gave it to her a long time ago, and she treasures it thinking it’s a precious “flag item” lol. Sadly Chuma was her only family, so instead of living with her parents, Rapunzel chooses to travel with Henrietta instead. She’s planning to see her parents when she’s ready, but for now she wants to see the world. Henrietta then tells Rapunzel’s mother that her daughter is safe, while Rapunzel watches from afar — quietly apologizing to her mother.
As usual, Alp warps Henrietta to the dream world in Verden Meadow. He disguised himself as Rapunzel this time, inviting her to play an otome game called ｷﾗｷﾗ王子 together and become NEETs for a week. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ Soon the real Rapunzel comes to save her, since she has a strange dream. Henrietta is asleep next to her in the lodge, but she can hear her voice from beyond the door. While Alp welcomes Rapunzel with open arms, she quickly refuses because her gaming sixth sense says he’s dangerous lol. After distracting Alp with a blinding light, she drags Henrietta back to reality. When they wake up, Rapunzel is determined to learn stronger magic so she can protect Henrietta.
When they reach Bremen, Rapunzel is amazed upon seeing the lively bazaar. Henrietta takes her to go shopping and buy presents for each other, and Rapunzel says she’s really excited to have her own adventure. She cried and laughed over 2D graphics and written scenario in her games, but she was always alone until she met them. Somehow Henrietta reminds her of Princess Florian, the heroine in her favorite RPG “Princess Last Fantasy”. Princess Florian is weak, clumsy and often got picked on by her men, but in the end she became the queen and got her harem under her feet. Rapunzel always admires her, so now her main objective is to help Henrietta to become a wonderful queen and rule the world! .｡ﾟ+.ヽ(*´∀`*)ﾉﾟ+.ﾟ。.
Just then a man bumps into Rapunzel on the streets, and soon she realized that the man stole the sweets Henrietta gave her. It’s the first present Rapunzel ever received from Henrietta, so she chases the thief trying to get it back. She’s not scared of any thief, since she can always beat them and gain more experience to level up lol. Rapunzel follows the thief all the way into his shack, where she jumps out in a heroic pose saying “Pretty Traveller Rapuzel will punish you!” xD Sadly reality isn’t a game, since the thief takes out a knife and holds Henrietta as his hostage. Henrietta gets angry because Rapunzel won’t listen to her warning earlier, but she falls into silence when Rapunzel says the present means THAT much to her. Henrietta is her first friend, and to Rapunzel she’s like a prince on a white horse who came to save her.
Since Henrietta and Rapunzel are in their own キラキラ友情 world, the thief uses this chance to snatch the stuff in Henrietta’s pocket and tries to sneak out. Before he could run, Henrietta takes out her magic book and summons a white snake to bind his legs. For the final blow, she summons a cute panda to sit on top of the thief until he runs out of energy. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ As if that’s not enough for the poor guy, Rapunzel also uses the “punishment version” of her healing spell — splashing him in the face with a bucket of water lol. The thief got tired of these girls pulling pranks on him, so he tells them to call the guards already. xD As the reward, they receive a certificate from the guards and exchange it for a lot of money.
When they return to the inn, Ludwig asks if they did anything dangerous. They say they only had a fight earlier, which terrifies Akazukin since their dresses are dirty and their hair are all messed up lol. Since Rapunzel really treasures the sweets she gave her, Henrietta is thinking of giving her a present she can keep forever. Both of them have different objectives, but they promise to keep their friendship alive even after their journey ends.
Five days after leaving Bremen, Henrietta and friends got captured in Neuses. Henrietta keeps quiet when the guards approach them, but they still got thrown into jail anyway. (´・ω・`A；) So I guess it doesn’t matter whether she protests or not lol. Rapunzel doesn’t want to get a “game over” here, so she throws Henrietta out into the sewer through the escape hole. Later on she returns to save everyone, and here Rapunzel unlocks the seal on the royal cell’s door. It’s the same magic as the one used to seal her tower, so she feels a familiar sensation upon seeing the seal. They manage to rescue the Queen and the Prince inside, and they finally release the King from Hel’s clutches. As a sign of gratitude, the King holds a lively carnival for everyone.
That night, Henrietta goes to enjoy the carnival with Rapunzel. People are showering both of them with praises for being so brave even though they’re girls, but their happiness soon gets interrupted by a guard. Thanks to what Hel did, Neuses is now banishing witches from town starting from tonight.. and Rapunzel is included because she’s a witch too. Henrietta tries to tell him that not all witches are evil, but he doesn’t trust Rapunzel because she was raised by a witch. People (who just praised them a minute ago!) start staring as well, so Rapunzel sadly says she’ll leave the town right away because she doesn’t want people to hate Henrietta for staying with a weird witch like her. She gets scared of people’s cold glares as well. She only wants to know more about the world, and yet they’re judging her just because she’s a witch.
Henrietta won’t let them chase Rapunzel out of town though, so she summons the goose that lays the golden eggs to entertain everyone. Her summoning magic instantly clears all the doubt in people’s eyes, and they start clapping as she sends the goose back into the book. Henrietta then tells Rapunzel there’s nothing to worry about, because magic can make people happy as well. Since she’s still recovering from Hel’s spell, Henrieta soon faints and wakes up in the inn with Rapunzel watching over her. Rapunzel suggests staying out of town until the commotion dies down a little, but Hameln then comes to inform them that a witch was seen in the Forest of Demons. It’s not clear who the witch is, so they might want to check.
Witches moves quickly and are hard to catch, so Rapunzel pulls out a magic broom and says she’ll try to catch up with this token 魔女っ子 item lol. Henrietta asks Rapunzel to take her too, so the two of them fly off into the night sky — leaving Hameln and his warnings. On the way Rapunzel admits that she’s not that good at flying, so Henrietta holds on tight saying this might be the end of her life. Rapunzel tells her it’s okay though, since she’ll die along with Henrietta if they really fall. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Plus, Rapunzel only knows how to accelerate and has no idea about how to stop, so.. it was nice knowing you, Henrietta. xD; Both of them got thrown off the broom after that, but luckily they land right in front of the witch’s house in the forest.
Soon a witch dressed in white comes out of the house, and Rapunzel recognized her as the witch who raised her — Chuma. While Rapunzel is happy to see Chuma again, Chuma clearly isn’t pleased to meet Henrietta. Her words feel thorny, so Rapunzel apologized for leaving the tower. When she explains what happened with Hel, Chuma is surprised since she was only attending a witch convention. When she got back, she only found an empty tower along with Rapunzel’s broken TV, so she thought Rapunzel runs away from home. Chuma then ensures Rapunzel that everything will be okay from now on. She can resume her safe life back in the tower, and Chuma will buy new games to keep her entertained. However, Chuma’s kindness vanishes into thin air when Rapunzel says she wants to keep travelling with Henrietta.
Chuma then accuses Henrietta of corrupting Rapunzel, so Rapunzel explains that it’s her own decision. Besides, she wants to improve people’s opinion about witches. Rapunzel is proud to be raised and trained under Chuma, and she wants to prove that magic can protect and make people happy too. Chuma is surprised that Rapunzel has grown into such a reliable young girl, since she couldn’t do anything without Chuma back in the tower. Just then Hel appears with a suspicious smile on her face, and Rapunzel attacks her for deceiving them. Her spell missed the target, but Chuma is impressed at how much Rapunzel’s magic has grown. Hel then calls her pet so they can have a 3 on 3 match, though Rapunzel’s eyes are set on Hel only. Sadly the battle is draining Rapunzel’s energy pretty fast, so when their friends come to help, she asks Ludwig to draw an awesome MP recovery item from her RPG. xD
However, Henrietta then points out that “side effect: intense nosebleed” is written on the label. Before Rapunzel could decide between full MP recovery and keeping her nose safe, Hel uses this chance to snatch the item from Ludwig’s hands. It gives her a massive nosebleed, but she doesn’t care since it also fully restores her MP. When Henrietta summons Sylph to attack Hel, she reflects the tornado and knocks Rapunzel down. Hel then casts more spells to attack her, but Rapunzel only lies on the ground — thinking of giving up. Chuma tells Henrietta they should believe in Rapunzel right now, so she closes her magic book and asks Rapunzel to get up and fight back. Henrietta’s voice opens Rapunzel’s eyes, and she remembers a similar scene from an anime she watched before: “Conviction Soldiers – Sailor Exorcist SS”! ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵
In her imagination, Rapunzel is the leader of the soldiers — Danzai Maria. Her friends (who all have planet names unlike their leader lol) encourage her not to give up, and so she strikes the evil Demon King with her ultimate attack “Danzai Tiara Mode! Exorcism Hyper Make-up!” which summons the demon Uriel. Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒Y⌒(。A。)ｱﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬﾋｬ!! OH GOD I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING LOL. Thanks to this delusion, Rapunzel wakes up in an extremely high tension and thanks Henrietta for opening her eyes. Then she strikes a pose and goes “in the name of God, I will punish you ♪” before hurling a gigantic light that eats Hel along with her surroundings lol. Chuma slaps her for using such a dangerous spell, and Rapunzel apologized in tears knowing Chuma is really afraid of losing her. Chuma also apologized for not helping her, but she’s really proud to see how strong the current Rapunzel is.
When Hel and her pets regain their consciousness, they’re absolutely terrified and admits that they were only fooling around lol. Henrietta lets them go as long as they promise not to do evil things again, and they thank her, Rapunzel and Chuma in tears. (○´ﾟωﾟ｀):;*.’:;ﾌﾞｯ After they go back to the inn, Rapunzel tells Henrietta that she wants to study magic properly. From Chuma, she learns about a magician’s island located in the southwest area of the continent.. and she wants to pursue her dream there. Henrietta supports her decision, and that night they have a long chat about the future. Two days later, the King invites Henrietta and Ludwig for a reunion with their brothers. Henrietta introduced Rapunzel as her “best friend”, and she fangirls over how her handsome brothers remind her of the berserker and sage from her RPG lol.
Now that their journey has come to an end, Ludwig goes to Bremen to learn painting. The Frog Prince continues his journey only with Akazukin, while Hameln leaves on his own journey as a travelling pied piper. Everyone says goodbye as they walk into different directions, promising to meet again in the promised hill someday. Chuma then appears to pick the girls up, teleporting them to Trendelburg before they leave for the magician’s island. However, Rapunzel then asks Henrietta to wait as she finally goes to visit her parents. Knowing her mother is sick, Rapunzel heals her with magic and tries to leave without revealing her identity. They quickly realize who she is, but Rapunzel apologized saying she can’t live with them. She’s really thankful to them for giving birth to her, and she tells them not to worry because she’s living a happy life. Before saying goodbye to her parents, Rapunzel asks them not to hate witches.
As she flies on her broom with Henrietta, Rapunzel uses her magic to send a lot of flowers to her parents below. Henrietta asks if she’s really okay with this decision, but Rapunzel doesn’t want to trouble her parents. People would give her parents the cold stare if they find out that she’s a witch, so she decides to leave for their sake. It turns out that Rapunzel was born with magic power, and Chuma saved her by taking her into the magic world. She cries as they fly higher into the sky, and Henrietta hugs her from behind.
Upon arriving in the magician’s island, Henrietta and Rapunzel both start studying magic under Chuma and Hel’s guidance. While Henrietta is improving her abilities as a summoner, Rapunzel quickly becomes a great witch as she develops her talents one by one. She’s enjoying her life in the magical world, but she continues her gaming life as well.. and since she’s living together with Henrietta, the latter becomes a gamer too lol. One day Rapunzel asks Henrietta to go out once she finishes her game. She noticed an evil witch in town earlier, so it’s time for them to get in action as “Wandering Majokkos”. ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Henrietta is still dreaming of having a warm family someday, but for now she’s enjoying her life with Rapunzel.
In the witch arc trio’s true endings, they fight the demon lord three months after defeating Alp in the dream world. They meet up in “the promised hill” when their keys suddenly start shining, and that’s where they find the demon lord nearby. The demon lord then warps everyone to his castle, but soon Rosen comes to complete the party along with a wounded Wilhelm. Thankfully Wilhelm also has the last key, so Henrietta finally seals the demon lord with her Gold Dragon.
Two years later, Henrietta and Rapunzel are living in Neuses together. Instead of returning to the magician’s island, they’re now running a magic shop to improve people’s impression about witches. Aside from selling handmade sweets and syrups, their magic potions and perfumes are really popular with the girls in town. Of course Rapunzel’s popularity also skyrocketed as the owner of the shop, and the magazines in Neuses are lining up for an interview. One day, Rapunzel shows Henrietta her new creations: a love potion, an oil to make any food delicious, and a potion to change gender lol. When Ludwig, Akazukin and the Frog Prince come to visit their shop, Rapunzel decides to test her love potion on them. Because her biggest goal in life is to make Henrietta fall in love with someone. xD
LOL. Rapunzel’s route is hilarious. The parodies of Danzai no Maria, Sailor Moon, and RPGs in general are epic, especially the one during the final battle. God, I was laughing so hard tears were coming out. (*ﾉ∀｀)ﾟo｡ｱﾋｬｬ I had pretty high expectations since Rapunzel is a hardcore otaku, but her route is even better than I imagined. Funny moments aside, I love how the story feels so magical. Too bad Rapunzel isn’t playing cupid here, because that’s actually what I like the most from her. (。-∀-)ﾆﾋｯ♪ Her story is a lot lighter compared to Akazukin’s and Hameln’s, so it’s a refreshing route overall.