The procession of Silver Eve is here, and it’s time for Coco and Agott to show off the spells they’ve made and hope that people find them useful. They’ll present their spells while floating on stages above the crowd, while everyone else watches from below and waves tiny flags to show their support for how useful they believe the spell will be. Olly goes first, and his spell is an ingenious trapping of fire into what looks like a crystal, giving a versatile lamp for folks, or a beautiful stone for jewelry for others. Coco goes next, and her contraption doesn’t resonate as well with the audience at first. After a pep talk from Agott and a little intervention, Coco’s spell is a little more successful, but the procession is ultimately interrupted by nefarious doings on the other side of the castle.
In saving a junior high student, a fellow first year and Sakura have provoked a neighboring gang, the Shishitoren, whose general and several members challenge a select group of Bofurin to a one-on-one style tournament to settle the score. The matches include Sakura and Bofurin’s general, Umemiya. At first meeting, Umemiya doesn’t seem like the type of person to be leading the school, and Sakura is not at all impressed by his bubbly nature and proclivity for vegetable gardening. Within the Shishitoren turf is their headquarters and the site of their fights. It's an abandoned theater with plenty of good views of the fights happening on the the stage for everyone to see all of the action.
In a hamlet in Europe, The Count, who is a young girl with a samurai sword, looks over the people and keeps them safe from monsters. One day, another girl stumbles into the forest around the village being chased by a monster-hunter. In saving her, the Count intends to study her or make her into her next meal, for the Count is actually a vampire! Clara awakens and tells Count Vlad of a group of monster hunters on their way to take them both out, and she pleads with her to come back to Monster Island where they can both be safe. Count Vlad tells Clara of her past - that she's actually the reincarnation of Vlad the Impaler, so she has nothing to fear from these monster hunters.
Sakura has come to the neighborhood of Makochi to attend Furin High School. It’s an all-boys school known as being full of delinquents where students constantly get in fights. Sakura intends on fighting his way to the top because he has no time for anyone weaker than him. But when he finally gets into the neighborhood, he discovers an entirely different environment. Students from Furin are called Bofurin - protectors of the neighborhood, and they don’t fight each other - they protect the citizenry and fight other gangs to deter other delinquency in their area. Sakura's not so sure this is all he signed up for, especially since it means he has to work together with others and get along with his fellow first-year students.
At the welcoming ceremony of their high school, Himari falls in love with the vocals and guitar playing of Yori and becomes her biggest fan. With her confession of love, Yori falls in love with Himari, but in an actual sense of love, rather than an admiration of fandom. The other band members thinks this infatuation is the perfect fodder for Yori, who they have tasked with writing a love song. Yori isn’t sure she can be close with Himari and not continue to fall more in actual love with her. Himari, on the other hand, starts to examine whether what she's feeling is just admiration, or can she actually reciprocate Yori's feelings.
Adapted by Koma Warita, illustrated by Riku Tsuchida
Guarding the streets of Paris is the adorable duo, Ladybug and Cat Noir, whose secret identities are teenagers Marionette and Adrien. When they’re not their superhero selves, Marionette tries to navigate being a teenager, which means babysitting, dealing with class projects with the stuck up preppy girl, and trying to confess her feelings for Adrien. Meanwhile, Adrien tries to deal with his crush on Ladybug! Around them, folks continue to have their strong emotions exploited by Hawk Moth, the sworn enemy of Ladybug and Cat Noir, who sends forces to transform these passionate folk into monsters bent on capturing our heroes’ miraculouses - the source of their transformation power.
In the near future, Tokyo is the end of the line on a bustling commercially viable railroad connecting Europe to all of Asia, which brings prosperity and crime to the bustling metropolis. Within this city are deadly and advanced robots, some of whom have taken to murdering humans. Origin, however, has taken his father and creator’s last words and made them a personal mantra: lead a good life. Origin has decided that he must hunt down his “siblings” and stop them from killing too many people. But while doing so, he must guard his own identity and not let his coworkers at the most advanced robotics company find out who he is.
Charlie just wants to attend a normal high school and get a normal education, but Charlie's main problem is - he's not normal! Charlie is the world's first ever Humanzee! Born in a California lab 15 years ago then freed by the ALA -- The Animal Liberation Allliance -- Charlie has been trying to live a quiet life with his mom and dad in a small town in the Midwest, but all that changes when the ALA sets its sights on Charlie once again. When the ALA begins executing violent attacks in cities across the nation, folks start to wonder if it's safe for Charlie -- and for their own children -- for him to try to be a normal teenager.
Asari is on the receiving end of the bullying she wrought upon Tsugu when she first came back into town, and she does not enjoy the taste of her own medicine. Tsugu, Sora, and Yuushin all stay at the restaurant after the boxing exam since Yuushin rescued a kitten, reminding them all of childhood sleepovers. In the morning, Tsugu goes to a studio where her Pop is working to play her guitar with him, but receives some devastating news about her family dynamic. The friends finally travel back and reconnect back at the base of the Golden Sheep and regain some closure by digging up their time capsule.
Illustrated by Toshi Aoi
Will is a No-Talent student attending Regarden Magical Academy and hoping one day to become part of the Magia Vander. He can’t cast a single spell, but he isn’t talent-less - rather, he is exceptionally skilled at the sword, and he has gotten as far as he has by beating monsters in the dungeon below the school, and by studying relentlessly so that he can pass all of his written exams. Despite his skills, most of Will’s classmates and professors refuse to accept a No-talent among their ranks, and they test him and bully him frequently. One such occasion comes within the dungeons as Will’s classmate, Sion, tries to eliminate a dangerous beast before Will and deprive him of the prize credits. In another turn, a professor challenges will to land a single offensive strike. Will constantly must prove that he is worthy of his place at Regarden and achieve his dreams at his friend's side in the highest place of their magical society.
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