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.