Quite a bit happened this episode, but since most of it was just fighting, I’m not sure how much I’ll actually have to write about. Of course, Tatsuya has to one up himself, and blows our minds yet again, which I’ll get to later!
The last few episodes have taken a bit of a darker path. This is war, and no one is showing mercy. Ichijou has experienced what it’s like on the battlefield, but his classmates haven’t had that luxury. Ichijou doesn’t hesitate at all when it comes to killing the enemy. It has to be quite a traumatic experience for the other students. They’re still just kids, but they’re thrown amidst an all out war against the Asian Alliance.
It looks like the Asian Alliance still don’t fair well against the other magicians. Ichijou and Tatsuya have been keeping them at bay with ease. They resort to attacking innocent bystanders and students, which I guess shows that they really don’t care about morality. They’ll do whatever it takes to secure Tatsuya’s “lucky charms” (relic, and thesis).
For the most part, it’s difficult to get any sense of danger in these fights. The enemy is often a faceless character(s) who are pitted against the supporting cast who we’ve spent 25 whole episodes getting to know. We’ve seen so many of these people being slaughtered by the high school kids and it feels a bit like they’re just running in blindly.
Although, my previous thought changed soon after. The Asian Alliance actually struck back, catching the students off guard. While they weren’t major characters, Kirihara and Isori actually did have a decent amount of screen time. This was the first time where the students weren’t just running around playing superheroes (defeating all the bad guys with ease). They’re fighting against top soldiers and have finally started suffering casualties.
BUT, as you can guess, a certain someone was able to magically appear and save the day. Not only can Tatsuya fly, be immortal, cancel magic, draw the attention of everyone, win every woman’s heart, read lips, but he can also revive other people. Tatsuya is truly the savior of mankind since there is nothing he can’t do!
Taking away the sarcasm, I actually thought Tatsuya’s reviving ability was pretty cool. Normally, I dreaded these long and technical magic explanations. For this particular spell, it seemed straight forward enough. Tatsuya basically system restores them to a previous time period, thus healing them.
You can watch Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Episode 25 on Crunchyroll (may not be available in all regions, free users can view the episode one week after it airs.)