Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 13)

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 13 Cover

Future Kii is determined to travel to the future and stop Himeji from completing his goal. They’re going to need a way to get through the wormhole before it closes and Kaede has a plan.

Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 13)

What happened?

Tsukune wakes and discovers that the Asuka personality has been removed. She instantly apologises to Kaede for what happened, although it’s the alternate present Kaede and she is already aware of what happened. Regardless, they are all on a bus heading to the location of one of the JSDF helicopters, the one with Ashiya and Natsukawa. They may not remember them, but Kaede believes that they will help them. First, however, they have to get through a massive horde of Magical zombies.

Hana-chan and Rintaro burst out to fight them hand to hand and are making good work. There are just too many of them though. Luckily, Lolo and Coco are there and they quickly bundle all of the Magical zombies and splat them on the ground. They still need to get to the helicopter and there seems to be no end to the Magical Girls

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 13 Tsukune Fukumoto and Kogami Kii

Meanwhile, Wataru smashed the drained Himeji into the ground and has pretty much won, but the Pepe arrives having been repaired by alternate Magical Girls that Himeji kept for just this sort of thing. Pepe defeats Wataru and carries Himeji back to the future. When they come through the wormhole, the Witch recognizes Pepe and decides she needs to step in. However, there’s more to deal with. As the wormhole closes the alternate Magical Girls begin to drop down to the Earth and start to attack the people there.

Finally, Kaede and the others find the helicopter with Ashiya and Natsukawa and try to convince them to fly them into the wormhole. However, they don’t remember them or believe the story. That is until Kaede touche Ashiya and he remembers everything. It’s time to get everyone on the helicopter and head to the future. They manage to find Tonoguya’s group and make it just in time thanks to Lolo and Coco.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 13 Horde of Magical Zombies

In the future, the Witch gets into a fight with Pepe and calls on Rintaro Akuta to kill Himeji before his body can be repaired. It sounds simple, but it really isn’t. They have only three minutes left. Meanwhile, in the original future, Tsukune visits the Exorcist in the hopes of finding a way to stop the world from being destroyed. However, Muroku Raile really doesn’t seem to care.

Finally, all of the good alternate Magical Girls have their work cut out for them just trying to keep the past versions of everyone alive. It doesn’t look like everyone is going to make it! Exciting times!

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 13 The Witch attacks with Rintaro Akuta and Imaki

What did you think?

Things are now getting complicated… well, more complicated. Himeji returned to the future from the past timeline that shouldn’t exist anymore. However, it’s not the future where he already has Tsukune. I think I’m going to need some red string to try to work out which timelines exist, and why and how. That said, it’s absolutely enthralling. I can’t put the volume down once I start and sometimes, I have a little peek to see what happens next and then I’ve finished the book…

You’ve got to feel sorry for Miki as she’s now been brutally killed in two timelines. Luckily, she’s not part of the group from the alternate present that came back to kill Himeji. Of course, there’s still no sign of alternate present Kii who appears to have gone missing. I think this is going to be vitally important to keep an eye on. Also, who the hell is the Exorcist and what’s is their deal.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 13 Ashiya gets his memories from the previous time line

What have you learnt?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this format of time travel and I can’t seem to grasp any particular rules. Alternate timelines seem to appear when someone goes back and changes something. For example, we had the original timeline that Himeji comes from. He travelled back and created the Magical Girl Apocalypse. That world was destroyed and replaced by one where it didn’t happen. So, presumably, it should be impossible to travel back to a timeline that doesn’t exist anymore.

Himeji returned to the future, but he doesn’t have the thirteen Magical Girls yet, but a different version of him does. So, alternate future Himeji is surely in the process of attempting the ceremony that would grant him the power of a demon lord.

There is one solution to all of this that no one seems to have thought about and that is killing Maria in the past. I do wonder if Tonoguya has worked that out and it may be their last resort. Kill Maria and Pepe disappears. Makabe also never gets his hands on something so valuable.

And one final thought, did they really need a helicopter? I’d say no, especially when they have Coco and Lolo who could have lifted everybody up and tossed them through the wormholes with their Magical wands.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 13 Kaede sees Miki murdered

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