Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 8)

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 8 Cover

They are hopelessly outnumbered and nothing seems to put down Pepe for good. Miu decides to use confusion where she merges her body with Hana-chan to become something new. Get ready for this!

Magical Girl Apocalypse (Volume 8)

What happened?

Miu merged with Hana-chan and gained all of her strength, pushing her far beyond her limits as a human. So much so that when she attacked the Pepe clones, she cut them up so finely that she sliced them to beyond a molecular level making it impossible for them to pull themselves back together again. Before Himeji could lose his entire army, he ordered them to retreat. He was confident he’d find another way.

However, it took its toll on Miu basically putting her into a coma. Luckily, no one else used Confusion and were spared the after-effects. For the next couple of days, everything returned to normal, well, as normal as it can get while being followed around by an alternate Magical Girl. Then something unexpected happened. Yoruka was troubled by something she saw the other night and it wouldn’t leave her mind. Then, all of her memories came flooding back. She sought out Ren to see if he remembered her.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 8 Miu merging with Hana chan

He didn’t and even tried to run away, thinking she was crazy. Yoruka grabbed his shoulder to stop him and the contact with her brought all of his memories crashing back. In a sense, it was relieving to find out she wasn’t crazy, but it also meant that it all happened. Then Yoruka remembered that Kii and Kaede had both tried to talk to her before. They must remember too, so Ren and Yoruka searched for them.

Rintaro found himself in another encounter with Pepe where they discussed the terms of him betraying everyone. He was told that he would be spared and Yoruka would have her memories altered so that she was madly in love with him and would do anything he wanted. It was a pretty tempting offer, especially for someone like Rintaro.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 8 Kaede teasing Kii

After the meeting, Rintaro followed Yoruka and discovered that they had recovered their memories when they found Kii and Kaede. He stepped in and agreed that it was weird. Even the alternate Magical Girls felt that they should report back to Tonogaya Yuuji. That was when Himeji appeared and informed them that he too had recovered his memories.

They all went to the secret lab where Tonogaya gave them a bit of an update on the Magical Girls and how he got involved in everything. That was when Rintaro revealed that he believed the person responsible for everything was in this room. He believed that one of the new people was it. Eventually, he worked it out and shot Himeji. However, Himeji has the magical ability of time manipulation and was able to slip out of harm’s way. He put everyone to sleep, stole Tsukune’s body and disappeared into the future.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 8 Himeji versus Magical Alternates

What did you think?

This story just keeps getting better. Miu was already pretty amazing, but then she merged with Hana-chan and became some sort of magical she-hulk with a magical sword. Let’s just say it was pretty magical! She is very quickly becoming one of my favourite characters. I honestly didn’t care for her involvement before she was sent back in time, but now she’s awesome.

The main thing to remember about this volume is that it’s technically the end of season one, and boy does it end on a sour note. Of course, this is also the midway point of the entire series so it makes it possible that we will have a happy ending. After all, wasn’t that the point of the Magical Girl Apocalypse project? I jest, knowing Kentaro Sato and the way the story has gone so far, anything is possible, and I’m completely fine with that!

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 8 Miu merged with Hana chan

What have you learnt?

So, the big ending to the first season came and went, leaving everyone suitably bummed out, but there was still more pages in the volume. What could they possibly be? Well, you better get ready for this. We jumped back to the start of the Magical Girl Apocalypse and saw how it all happened for Rintaro Akuta. One thing I feel like from this volume and this chapter at the end was that Kentaro Sato may have underestimated how much Rintaro would be hated.

The way he double-crossed Himeji and then put it all together was quite impressive, but then he’s a jerk and that nullifies anything cool he might do. However, in this final chapter, we saw that he was in fact still a jerk, however, maybe he wasn’t quite as much of an ass as we first thought. I said, maybe! It turned out that he didn’t rape or kill those girls in the mall and he is actually a virgin. Yes, it did appear that he was going to possibly do things to the bodies, but then the others walked in… Who am I kidding, he has his moments, but he is a complete scumbag! It does make for fascinating reading, though.

Magical Girl Apocalypse Volume 8 Rintarou Akuta versus Magical zombie

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