It's Been Six Years (Japanese: 6年振りの不思議 6-Nen buri no fushigi) is the first episode for the Flying Witch anime. It was released on 9 April 2016.
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Makoto Kowata is a young witch, who moves from Yokohama to Aomori in northern Honshu to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch. She has arranged to stay with her cousins, the Kuramotos, on their farm. Her younger cousin Chinatsu thinks Makoto is odd for talking to her cat, Chito-san, but is quickly won over by a trip to the shopping mall in the town of Hirasaki. Among other things, Makoto buys a broomstick for flying. She lets Chinatsu fly back to the farm on her new broomstick. Chinatsu is ecstatic. She becomes more friendly to Makoto and less fearful of magic. The next day, Makoto attends a normal high school with her older cousin Kei and his friend Nao. After school, Nao guides Makoto home, so she won't get lost. While they are getting to know each other, Makoto finds a wild mandrake root and pulls it up. She offers it to Nao as a gift of their new friendship. Nao is terrified by the squirming, screaming root, so she declines the gift. Makoto takes the root home with her, because mandrake is a rare and precious resource.