Will the witches really come to Shibusen’s aid?
The answer to that question is yes! Maka and Black Star take on hoards of bad guys, buying time for Kid to land the Shibusen air ship. In a leap of faith, Kid pilots the airship straight at the moon, only to be met by a huge laser blast that nearly destroys the ship. Just when hope seems lost, the witches appear out of nowhere and save the ship from crashing. The witches use their magic to calculate the targets and cast soul protect on the Clowns. Thanks to their efforts, the madness is reflected and the Clowns can no longer respawn. Shibusen launches their counterattack.
This was a very exciting chapter, no doubt about it. Even though I knew better, I had a moment of doubt that the witches were going to show up when the Shibusen air ship was shot down. Kid’s unwavering loyalty in them is a wonderful moment for his character and makes him truly worthy of being a revolutionary.
The chapter’s opening didn’t serve much other than showing how badass Maka and Black Star are, not that we didn’t already know. But I will give it credit that it sets up the tone of the chapter. The on lookers commenting on the Shibusen students’ overwhelming strength and how they don’t care if the enemies keep resurrecting gives off a vibe that the tables are really starting to turn.
While the witches are definitely Shibusen’s trump card, what I’m hoping for at this point is that the witches’ powers don’t end up being so powerful that the Shibusen students’ efforts are overshadowed. Part of me doesn’t really expect them to cooperate that well, but hopefully with the threat of the Kishin’s full awakening they’ll pull together.
GO Rating: 4/5