March 30, 2011

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Filed under: Updates — CanonRap @ 10:33 pm

The Magic World vs. Mahora Academy!!

The various Mahora aircraft are trying to get closer to the upside-down Palace, but some kind of ‘invisible wall’ is preventing them from getting closer. At the same time, an army of the summoned demons begin flying and dropping ‘down’ to Mahora.

The demons start wrecking havoc with civvies still on the streets; one demon reaches for Eiko, and is blown away by Natsume’s water Sagitta Magica. The contestants from the Tournament also join in the fight, but they are all hit by some sort of High Ancient which… strips them. Way to go, Fate.

The Mahora staff try to hold the demons back but the sheer number of demons are too much. Shakti (YES) and Seruhiko (…wut) are also stripped. Meanwhile, Konoemon, Eishun and Albireo are discussing this from on high; Eishun says how the demons are just ‘spilling over’ from the battle on the other side, and Al notes that they were all heading to the centre of the Academy. In other words, the World Tree.

Ayaka, in her Festival outfit, comes riding on one of the Chao’s legged tanks, and tells everyone about how this is actually a second Survival Game following up on the Festival. The 3-A girls (plus Tanaka-san and Chachamaru’s sisters) begin rearming the students with the same magic equipment.

Eva goes up to where Konoemon and the others are; Al asks if this was suggested by her and wonders how it will all turn out… but Eva just glares at him, and tells all of them to start talking about what exactly is hidden under the World Tree.

Not sure I really liked how it’s being set up as a continuation of the Festival – the Mars side is having a serious battle to decide the fate of the Magic World, making this chapter quite the mood whiplash.

See you all Saturday.



  1. Mood whiplash indeed.

    I guess Akamatsu wanted to set it up so that the Mahora side will also get some screentime too. Plus, the World Tree is an important plot device.

    But in any case, despite the clothesbreaker and mage Ayaka, FUCK YEAH EVANGELINE GETTING ON THE STAGE AS WELL.

    Comment by Kurogane Shiroikaze — March 30, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

  2. Well, many of the excuses for why magic is seen at Mahora are often complete and total crap BUT after the story where Negi and company are thrown a week into the future, I now right off the acceptance of these BS excuses as “magically induced.”

    Still, Akamatsu-sensei hadn’t done a stripping chapter for some time, had he? No doubt he had the shakes something fierce to do one and in the process, strip some new characters as well. *lol*

    Comment by AstroNerdBoy — March 30, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    • “Still, Akamatsu-sensei hadn’t done a stripping chapter for some time, had he? No doubt he had the shakes something fierce to do one and in the process, strip some new characters as well. *lol*”

      Come to think of it, that Tokyo Youth Ordinance is suppose to start taking effect on friday. The mass stripping in this week’s chapter might just be Akamatsu thumbing his nose at that a bit.

      Comment by Krono — April 1, 2011 @ 1:46 am

  3. There’s not really any evidence towards the school’s skepticism being magically induced; many other series have worse examples, with no explanation other than Humans are naturally skeptical.

    Comment by Fwahm — March 31, 2011 @ 1:45 am

  4. Natsumi’s water Sagitta Magica

    Do you mean Nutmeg actually?

    In other news, I guess taking a month long vacation wasn’t a bad thing at all for me. >_>

    Comment by Kuze — March 31, 2011 @ 4:39 am

    • I meant “Natsume” actually ^^;

      Comment by CanonRap — March 31, 2011 @ 8:59 am

      • It says ナツメグ though.

        It should be Nutmeg.

        Comment by Eiserne Jungfrau — April 1, 2011 @ 12:40 am

        • Yeah, I… know that.

          This is a summary. I used Natsume to refer to her because it came to me first because, uh, it’s her actual name.

          Comment by CanonRap — April 1, 2011 @ 1:32 am

  5. I do like how Mahora and 3-A has screentime and actually get to be useful… I just don’t like how it’s presented.

    Comment by CanonRap — March 31, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  6. Not that it can really be represented otherwise though. Only those in the know about magic have any clue what’s going on, and still most likely not the full picture, and Mahora is just full of stir-fry crazy otherwise. It’s an easy explanation for the great big castle in the sky that just about anybody there would be willing to swallow. 🙂

    Comment by Carect — April 2, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

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