Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Episode 9 – Doing it All

(Note: Episodic notes are still mostly to be found on the Episodics Notes’ page, this write-up spends some time explaining explanations glossed over in the anime, and talking about basic story-structure, which this narrative doesn’t execute well.)

With every episode, we move towards episodes that don’t have less info-dumps, but where the non-infodump section is actually action, or where the infodumps are about action, rather than just theory! So close!

Yeah, last episode was bad in a different way, it had clearly shown that the author does not know what invests conflicts with weight, and how to make a conflict feel meaningful, and overcoming it a success. Well, new week, so new chances to impress us, right? Welp.

(It turns out I took 42 screenshots this episode. I have no idea how it happened. Here’s the album.)

Thoughts and Notes:

1) King Tatsuya Assumes His Natural Position:

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei anime episode 9 notes / The Irregular at Magic High School anime episode 9 notes - History is being made at the FCL labs

There are no photos of “The Chief” in the LN. I was sure he’d look older, somewhat short, and chubby. I can’t be bothered to check if they describe his physique in all of the books, but hey, doesn’t really matter.

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