Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 12)

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 12 Cover

When all appears lost, Kii from the original future returns to this parallel world to gather the others and go back again and attempt to stop Himeji before he can capture Tsukune!

Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 12)

What happened?

Not long after Himeji took Tsukune’s body and returned to his present, Kii from that time returned to Tonoguya’s lab in the alternate past and healed them. Once they were awake and recovered, he revealed that allowing Himeji to capture Tsukune was their last resort. They needed him to reveal himself so that they could find a way to stop him. Now, they had a chance…

They would go back a couple of days to the timeline just before the Magical Girl Apocalypse began. Once there, they would find Himeji when he was weak from opening the wormhole and kill him. If they did that, he would cease to exist in the future and wouldn’t be able to complete the ritual. They also had to keep their past selves alive else the same would happen to them.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 12 Sayano Kaede zaps Magical Girl

They caught Himeji completely by surprise, but even then, they weren’t enough. Hana-chan pulled off his arms, but he still escaped. She chased after him. They couldn’t let him escape. If he made it back to the future, he would have all the time in the world to recover and that would be the end of them. Kii made contact with his past self and revealed the plan.

It was a lot for Kii to take in, but upon seeing the world as it was now and understanding that it was because of him and Tsukune, he was determined to see that it was fixed. That was when future Kii revealed that they had one last trick left to play. They would have to go through the wormhole and stop Himeji in the future before he could recover.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 12 Hana chan ripping Himejis arms off

Hana-chan caught up with Himeji once more with the help of Lolo and Coco. They had him on the ropes and were ready to finish him off when the giant Magical Girl Alternate from the apocalypse stumbled upon them, giving Himeji the chance to escape. He realised that his last hope was to go through the wormhole and recover.

He started to jump up, using the falling Magical Girls as stepping stones. It looked like it was going to be too late, but Tonoguya spotted future Kaede falling from the sky and called to her for help. She realised the threat instantly and sent Wataru to stop Himeji!

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 12 Kaede sends Wataru after Himeji

What did you think?

Amazing! To think we are all the way back at the beginning but with people from the future attempting to kill Himeji. While I enjoyed the last three volumes set in the future before the Magical Girl Apocalypse, the story with the main set of characters is that much more enjoyable. Also, seeing Hana-chan beating the hell out of Himeji was incredibly satisfying. After everything he’s done, I can’t wait to see him finally get his comeuppance… if that ever happens…

There was a brilliant moment where Liv, Kii’s Magical Girl Alternate rescued Kaede and Kiki and basically quoted Arnie in Terminator 2 – “Come with me if you want to live.” So, talking about time travel, I have some questions which I’m going to go into in a moment. This is where you have to be careful. We know it’s fiction, but if the time travel isn’t completely airtight, nerds are going to spot things… Well, I did, anyhow!

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 12 Liv does her best Terminator impression

What have you learnt?

So, let’s get this straight. In the original timeline, there was no Magical Girl Apocalypse. Kaede and Kii ended up living together and Tsukune has disappeared. Then, Himeji was created, he killed his creator, and sought the power of the demon. To do that, he needed Tsukune to have a child with Kii (for some reason) so he travelled back in time with the plan of using a Magical Girl Apocalypse to push them together. When that world ended, Kii and the others woke up in another world, a parallel world with their memories.

If the timeline with the Magical Girl Apocalypse ended and everything reverted to a timeline where it didn’t happen, presumably Tonoguya and Kii could travel back to that point. However, once they had travelled back to that point, how can they all then travel back to a timeline that didn’t happen in that existence. Surely, they shouldn’t have been able to go back to the Magical Girl Apocalypse because it never occurred. They tried to brush all this off by having Kii say “Tonoguya was certain that it would be possible.” So, I guess we just have to accept it!

Also, one other thing that I’ve noticed. Where is Kii from the second timeline? Future Kii met up with the Kii of that timeline and protected him and told him what was going on. However, we have Kaede from the second timeline, she shot the Magical Girl Alternate that attacked Kii’s classroom. Liv rescued the present one, and future one set Wataru on Himeji. What is Kii up to?

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 12 Himeji updating his plan

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