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Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei | Episode 10 and 11 Review

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Honestly, what both episodes cemented to me was that the Yotsuba family are a family that possess the magic capabilities to roll anyone and everyone without breaking a sweat. Which is something I already knew of course, but to Miyuki outright beat Shizuku without any real cause for concern shows how much Miyuki is holding back in terms of her power.

All that being said, I think the biggest takeaway from both episodes eleven and twelve was how much behind the scenes work Tatsuya did to help the ladies of First High maximize their abilities in each of their events. That’s something you don’t see in the original series, however, you do know that Tatsuya played a massive role in their performance. How big was his contribution, I always assumed that it was a sizeable contribution and Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei confirms just that.

There were a few things I didn’t like. In episode eleven one thing they did was foreshadow what may happen in episodes twelve and and thirteen. As we know the No Head Dragon are responsible for sabotaging pretty much each event of the Nine Schools Competition and with that in mind, we know that the final straw will be them tampering with Miyuki’s CAD which will provoke ‘Godsuya’ to the highest degree. Personally I would have liked to see something a little less obvious because you know, even though I know what’s going to happen next I like suspense. We all know that the No Head Dragon end up getting destroyed by Tatsuya, so have a little fun before that happens.

The second being was that the seemingly glossed over the best part of the series, which was the Monolith Code, it was more or less a slideshow of things and that was very upsetting. Epsecially since Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei has been all about reacting to events or situations that present itself to the characters, it’s a shame that we didn’t get to see a live reaction of the Monolith Code final. I hope the Mirage Bat (which I assume will be happening during episodes twelve and thirteen), is something that’ll redeem the anime. Although my expectations are extremely low, it’ll be interesting to see what Miyuki thought about the whole situation. From her finding out that someone had tampered with her CAD, to her winning, only to then find out that Tatsuya resorted to eliminated all members responsible for sabotaging every event during the Nine Schools Competition.

It’ll be interesting to see Miyuki’s thoughts on the matter. Should this be covered in the final two episodes remains to be seen. I, however, do not expect that to happen though, so hopefully the final two episodes will prove me wrong.

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