This episode of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei was really great. We got tons of action and a lot of great magic spotlights on a lot of the supporting characters. I actually found that I enjoyed seeing less of Tatsuya and more of the other students during the fighting scenes because there’s actually more of a fight rather than the one-sided utter annihilation courtesy of Tatsuya.
I would really love to see Masaki placed in a battle that actually challenges him. He SO POWERFUL that other people just don’t stand a chance in terms of magical abilities and I really wish he got more screen time in the anime. Masaki ends up deciding to join the volunteer army with the magic association. I guess with his back story (see light novel) he feels more at home with the military…
Although I think A-Chan is adorable as the new president, I don’t think she has the same charismatic leadership as Saegusa and that’s probably because Saegusa has a much more stable vibe than any of the high school characters. With all the commotion happening in Yokohama, it presents the scions of the Ten Master Clans to really showcase their families’ power in the emergency aid and relief.
Our special officer Tatsuya puts on his super suit and flies off to help the army defend the area as well but we don’t get much of him so much as Miyuki’s perspective because she’s caught in the student chaos. I’m almost certain that Miyuki could probably take down all the attackers on her own with Niflheim but the teamwork was nice as well. I feel like Mahouka has dragged on for a LONG TIME. I know the show is really only twenty-six episode but I can only recall a few key moments of action or emotions in the series. A lot of the past high school scenes just seem like unnecessary filler compared to all action that was packed into this week’s episode. Juumonji is also THE BEST LEADER in battle. That dude is intense.
The most important part of episode twenty-five however was probably that last scene where Kirihara and Kei are severely injured and killed by the attackers. Miyuki jumps floats down from the helicopter to ice the enemies. I love the moment where Miyuki looks up into the sky and calls her brother down. Tatsuya is literally ALWAYS watching her and looking out for her. Tatsuya unleashes one of his most… interesting powers. For a moment you think he’s going to grant Kei a quick death but ends up altering Kei and Kirihara’s Eidos to save their lives.
I wonder if anime-only viewers will get an explanation of Tatsuya’s powers beyond the “he can bring people back to life” sort of thing we saw with Kei and Kirihara. No, Tatsuya cannot perform miracles. As epic as his abilities are, you always have to remember there are very logical explanations to everything that happens in the Mahouka world no matter how amazing the magic seems.
ARGH I wish we got previews. I’d like some teaser scenes of how it’s all going to wrap up but I guess we’re getting to that time in the season where we play the waiting game for the final conclusions of all our favourite series.
What are you pondering today?