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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:55 am Reply with quote
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she is constantly pining after Tatsuya while he is oblivious (or at least pretending to be oblivious) to her affections.


I still don't get why the first season skipped the summer break volume. spoiler[Honoka confesses to Tatsuya there. He actually knows what's coming too when she's asks to speak to him alone. He turns her down, of course, but does explain that he's incapable of strong emotions and thus can only like her as a friend. She takes it well and gets his permission to keep loving him until she finds someone else.]

Though the problematic thing about her feelings is spoiler[that elemental families like hers were genetically conditioned to have absolute loyalty to their chosen master, who is Tatsuya in Honoka's case.]

Not likable? She's always been a sweet cinnamon roll.

As for Eimi, she also had her own story in the skipped summer break volume. She even gets a not-Tatsuya love interest.

[Edit: just toned down your language a little. Errinundra.]
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IanKen



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:43 pm Reply with quote
That girl has serious mental health issues.
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SilverTalon01



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:10 pm Reply with quote
Ep 6 Review wrote:
More than any other episode so far, this feels like little more than a paint-by-numbers recap designed to get us from point A to point B.


I think that pretty much sums up the series so far. I'm familiar with the original LNs for this series, but I wasn't familiar with Honor Student manga spin off. I was expecting something more like Railgun from this.

[quote="Vaisaga"]Though the problematic thing about her feelings is spoiler[that elemental families like hers were genetically conditioned to have absolute loyalty to their chosen master, who is Tatsuya in Honoka's case.]

I thought Honoka came from a normal family, but maybe I just forgot that bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:59 pm Reply with quote
I don't think any of the central characters are normal. Anyone who can do magic is the product of a breeding program or genetic manipulation or both.
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Kabuby 77



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Unfortunately I have to note that this series lacks character, it goes on because the original one had managed to conquer viewers with a higher quality. The plot is a succession of events, what little new that is added is dispersed. There is a useless fanservice....
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True1AnimeFan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:25 pm Reply with quote
Vaisaga wrote:
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she is constantly pining after Tatsuya while he is oblivious (or at least pretending to be oblivious) to her affections.


I still don't get why the first season skipped the summer break volume. spoiler[Honoka confesses to Tatsuya there. He actually knows what's coming too when she's asks to speak to him alone. He turns her down, of course, but does explain that he's incapable of strong emotions and thus can only like her as a friend. She takes it well and gets his permission to keep loving him until she finds someone else.]

Though the problematic thing about her feelings is spoiler[that elemental families like hers were genetically conditioned to have absolute loyalty to their chosen master, who is Tatsuya in Honoka's case.]

Not likable? She's always been a sweet cinnamon roll.

As for Eimi, she also had her own story in the skipped summer break volume. She even gets a not-Tatsuya love interest.

[Edit: just toned down your language a little. Errinundra.]


You're completely right. I think it's necessary for this story.
Hopefully it gets a film or ova

As for 'Yamato Nadeshiko', I don't think Miyuki makes a good example of it since she's always been wearing a mask.

I'm too scared to read the spoilers of a LN that never translates but I hope he ends up with Mayumi. Too many teases in Anime and I think Mayumi the perfect fit asides Lina lol
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:17 am Reply with quote
@True1AnimeFan

I think 'Yamato Nadeshiko' is a mask where ever you see it. The only question is if it can be worn without chafing. No woman is that way naturally.

You don't have to read the spoilers of the light novels. The novels themselves are available in hard copy through volume 16 and 17 is due shortly. These should answer your question.
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SilverTalon01



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:09 pm Reply with quote
True1AnimeFan wrote:
I'm too scared to read the spoilers of a LN that never translates but I hope he ends up with Mayumi. Too many teases in Anime and I think Mayumi the perfect fit asides Lina lol


Spoilers of that type don't mean much when we're talking about a series that never ends. Considering how Mahouka pulled an Index and just started a sequel series, I wouldn't be surprised if this is the half way point or less.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:24 am Reply with quote
Of course they can't have one episode without mentioning how awesome Tatsuya is. It's even worse than the main series because I feel that worshiping him is the end game of every character arc so far.
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Masaomi



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:59 am Reply with quote
SilverTalon01 wrote:
True1AnimeFan wrote:
I'm too scared to read the spoilers of a LN that never translates but I hope he ends up with Mayumi. Too many teases in Anime and I think Mayumi the perfect fit asides Lina lol


Spoilers of that type don't mean much when we're talking about a series that never ends. Considering how Mahouka pulled an Index and just started a sequel series, I wouldn't be surprised if this is the half way point or less.


I mean, just the fact that this series is still going strong in terms of Light Novel sales in Japan, and still manages to rank within Top 10 in Sales Charts to this day throughout the entire decade, has already made clear that it's relevance and popularity is well deserving of a sequel and continuation of the series. And according to the Author's words, he'll only stop unless he wants to. And until then, he's just going to continue milking the series til Hype and Popularity wears out. Who knows when that time will come.
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Dirtyshadow



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:44 am Reply with quote
Think character wise it was a bit of a huge out of character stretch to turn Honoka's sensitivity to the light given off by magical spell casting, and straight up upgrading it to the level of Mizuki's eyes that she is seeing ancient spirits and ley lines out of the blue.
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