Now that they’ve met the person who’s been helping them behind the scenes and been brought up to speed on things, there’s just one thing left to do. They need to survive for one week and then it’s back to the future!
Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 7)
They are introduced to Tonogaya Yuuji, a scientist from the future who has been watching over them since his friend informed him of what was happening at her lab. She is the cloaked figure that has been helping them during the apocalypse, but she has also asked that she remains anonymous. Basically, someone is trying to attain a massive amount of power by gathering all of the ninth generation Magical Girls.
They have all but one, Tsukune’s daughter… It turns out that the entire Magical Girl Apocalypse was designed to get Kii and Tsukune together so that they could have a child, which would then be kidnapped in the future to complete the ritual. In order to stop this from happening, they need to recover Tsukune’s soul and return it to her body, however, to do that they will need to travel twenty years into the future. Yuuji needs one more week to finish his time machine, so they have to stay alive until then.
Himeji is the one behind the entire scheme. He too comes from the future and is the one responsible for putting the Asuka consciousness into Tsukune and launching the Magical Girl Apocalypse. He has captured all but one of the girls needed, killing their families in the process and doing vile and unspeakable things to them. He is aided by Pepe, or more specifically an army of Pepe, who can utilise all the Magical Girl traits and are pretty much indestructible.
Aware that they are in danger, Yuuji has assigned an alternate Magical Girl to each of them. With nothing left to do but wait they head home, accompanied by their alternate Magical Girl. Miu and Hana-chan go with Rintaro where she attempts to seduce him, believing that he is basically a god for saving her in the apocalypse. They are soon interrupted by Pepe who is instantly smashed through a wall by Hana-chan.
Miu flies into action, slicing Pepe in two with her Magical Sword. However, there are many more Pepes waiting for them outside. While Miu and Hana-chan fight them off, another approaches Rintaro and shows him a live feed of Yoruka, threatening him to join their side or something bad with happen to her. He flies into a rage, however, Miu expected this to happen and has alternate Magical Girls protecting Yoruka too.
The Pepes are attacking all of them at once and it’s not looking good. There is one last option and that is to use the special weapons that Yuuji gave them all to use in an emergency. It’s time to activate Confusion!!!
What did you think?
The opening chapter of this volume followed Himeji as he went about capturing the ninth generation Magical Girls. I understand that this guy is a monster. That’s pretty clear from the way he started the Magical Girl Apocalypse. The way he captures the girls is equally sadistic, however, I’m not sure we needed to see that he raped one of them. I felt like that was probably overkill. If you weren’t sure he was evil by that point, then you may need help.
Then there was a lot of talking about what had happened and stuff. A lot of what Yuuji said didn’t exactly add up to me which leads me to believe he’s somehow connected to Himeji and not to be trusted. That said, he did upgrade the alternate Magical Girls and they are pretty awesome in this new form. I can’t wait to see what happens when they use Confusion.
What have you learnt?
One thing that this series has done well has been to use comedy to break the tension. It would be pretty bleak if all we saw was people being murdered in brutal manners over and over with no break in that. As much as people hate Rintaro, and rightly so, he is definitely the comedic element in the story. I love the way he reacted to the ridiculous idea that the entire thing was to get Kii and Tsukune to breed. It was a crazy idea. Surely, there are more effective ways to do it, but maybe Himeji’s mind is so twisted that this seems like the natural method.
The other question following that is why it has to be Kii. I’m glad that Kaede brought that up and I’m looking forward to an explanation. Surely, anyone would be able to father a child with Tsukune unless she has a specific power that prevents it. The other part could be that Kii is somehow significant to the ritual. As always, some answers and lots more questions. Let’s keep it up… not you, Rintaro!
Other posts in the series
- Series Review
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 1
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 2
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 3
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 4
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 5
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 6
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 7
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 8
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 9
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 10
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 11
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 12
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 13
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 14
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 15
- Magical Girl Apocalypse – Volume 16
Magical Girl Apocalypse Manga Volume 1 – $10.39
from: Right Stuf, Inc.
Magical Girl Apocalypse Manga Volume 2 – $10.39
from: Right Stuf, Inc.
Magical Girl Apocalypse Manga Volume 3 – $10.39
from: Right Stuf, Inc.