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joined May 15, 2020

Wow this chapter is nuts

Mina_run
joined Apr 16, 2018

Something seems to be up, the chapter card says it's chapter 18 but this is chapter 17.

last edited at Oct 7, 2020 12:32AM

Mina_run
joined Apr 16, 2018

So Leopold is a three star now, probably to absolutely no one's surprise. But just where has this sudden boost of power come from? Is it A: An off screen training montage? B: The source of her power changed? Or C: She was a three star from the start hiding her power level?

A really needs no explaining so let's start with my second choice B, and ask ourselves, "Where do these powers really come from?" And I think the answer lies in one of the clear inspirations of this work, Madoka. When Lord threatens Loco for her failure she says she will, "Crush thy wishes." Everyone's powers seems to play into their deepest desires, Loco wants to sing and her powers are all sound based, Alice has a fucked up home life and her very first use of her powers is to play house, Baiser wants to revel in her sexuality. Rather than "accepting power in exchange for a wish", this is a reverse Madoka with "Gaining powers to fulfill wishes." Leopold wanted to be cute, and that's a rather shallow wish bringing forth shallow power. But perhaps her feelings for Baiser has brought about a new stronger wish?

But hey, that's all just speculation, and I'm much more interested in option C: She was always a three star. This sudden power reveal feels very similar to another sudden power reveal of a certain magical girl. A girl Leopold is a direct foil to, who seems to have been at the magical girl business longer than her peers. Back when those two met in the classroom I dealt like their abide jabs at each other was smoke screen for something else, like they already knew each other's secret identities but we're keeping quiet because of some unspoken agreement. So wouldn't it be interesting if Leopold has been at this magical girl business longer than she lets on, perhaps even once as a good guy?

last edited at Oct 7, 2020 12:57AM

Tragedian%202
joined Oct 1, 2020

So wouldn't it be interesting if Leopold has been at this magical girl business longer than she lets on, perhaps even once as a good guy?

"I was a mahou shoujo like you once. Then I took a dildo to the knee."

Ykn1
joined Dec 20, 2018

Well, so much for having no stars, they were just in a place not as easily visible as the others'. :D

Yurilover
joined Feb 8, 2013

can't imagine how awesome love hotel chapter would be ))

Yuu
joined Mar 28, 2015

"Let's go to a hotel!"
"Got it!

Ykn1
joined Dec 20, 2018

^ The other two faces were pretty good as well. :D

joined Jul 10, 2019

"Let's go to a hotel"
Leo getting some pussy tonight ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

joined Oct 8, 2020

I only recently realized this, but in chapter 12 on page 27, Baiser had quite a few more stars than normal, and had more demonic features. That’s probably why Venalita bothered blackmailing her into this whole thing. It’s also likely to be relevant soon.

Ykn1
joined Dec 20, 2018

I only recently realized this, but in chapter 12 on page 27, Baiser had quite a few more stars than normal, and had more demonic features. That’s probably why Venalita bothered blackmailing her into this whole thing. It’s also likely to be relevant soon.

And not just there, as I've pointed out earlier, she also had extra stars here.

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joined Mar 23, 2019

Hey kitty kitty.~

Demon cat. <3

Utsugi
joined Nov 24, 2017

Maybe the source of Leopold's power is the level of her gay. The stronger the gay becomes, the more stars she acquires?

Tragedian%202
joined Oct 1, 2020

Maybe the source of Leopold's power is the level of her gay. The stronger the gay becomes, the more stars she acquires.

Applies to everyone, tbh. This dates back to good old DBZ, when dudes got shirtless, looked at each other's abs, and proceeded to issue progressively louder levels of gay screaming in an infinite cycle of getting ripped and horny.

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joined Aug 10, 2016

to quote some guy on a My Teen Romantic Comedy is Wrong as Expected comment section back in 2014:

"Girls are most beautiful when they're crying."

last edited at Oct 29, 2020 1:15AM

joined Aug 21, 2017

Maybe the source of Leopold's power is the level of her gay. The stronger the gay becomes, the more stars she acquires.

Applies to everyone, tbh. This dates back to good old DBZ, when dudes got shirtless, looked at each other's abs, and proceeded to issue progressively louder levels of gay screaming in an infinite cycle of getting ripped and horny.

I've never looked at DBZ this way before. Thank you for expanding my perspective.

Glare
joined Nov 22, 2019

Im looking forward to Utena going SSJ when Lord defeats the magical girls.

Ykn1
joined Dec 20, 2018

If there's one thing we've learned from past battles, it's that Baiser always becomes strongest right as you think you've beaten her.

Mina_run
joined Apr 16, 2018

The is all feeling kinda rushed. I don't like it, cause I want more!

joined Jul 7, 2020

azul's transformation looks bondage-related, to absolutely nobody's surprise

joined Sep 6, 2018

The is all feeling kinda rushed. I don't like it, cause I want more!

Yes, it looks like they’re going from “we have several volumes” to “shit I better wrap everything up this volume.

I’m devastated. This was my favorite ongoing manga. I will be so sad if it’s not allowed the development and time it deserves.

For now, I’m just praying that they decided to pick up the pace for this short section, but it feels way faster than anything we’ve previously gotten. Chapters feel shorter too. Gaaah, I’m so worried!

last edited at Oct 29, 2020 4:22PM

Budokan2
joined Jan 13, 2015

Oh no, is this going to becompleted soon? Is this going to turn into Banana no Nana? Please nooo.

Banana no Nana had so much potential and could've gone for sooo long but it was suddenly cut short. This one too has so many plot arcs that could be explored but each route is getting closed in just a few pages of each chapter :(

The world is so unfaair. Why do lame ass generic isekai harems get all the love while gems like Banana no Nana and Looking Up to Magical Girls get the short end of the stick :(

last edited at Oct 29, 2020 10:55PM

LilyScentedBubbleBath
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joined Sep 15, 2020

azul's transformation looks bondage-related, to absolutely nobody's surprise

Think that's her "personalized weapon"? Couple chapters back Sulfur was talking about how she and Magenta both had weapons unique to them but Azul didn't. So maybe now after all that training Azul was able to look deep down inside herself and chose bondage weapons or something xD

last edited at Oct 30, 2020 12:32AM

joined Aug 1, 2011

For now, I’m just praying that they decided to pick up the pace for this short section, but it feels way faster than anything we’ve previously gotten. Chapters feel shorter too. Gaaah, I’m so worried!

It's 28 pages long, which seems to be in keeping for the rest of the series and fairly long compared to many other chapters on this site. I suspect it feels short because it's mostly action sequences, which means there's a lot of detail the artists need to get through, but they're very quick for readers to parse.

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