The BEST episodes directed by Hideki Tachibana

Culture Fest, Second Year
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9.13
79 votes

#1 - Culture Fest, Second Year

Azumanga Daioh - Season 1 - Episode 16

76 - Combination It's time for the Culture Fest again. But, with last year's theme being such a big hit, how are the girls going to top it? 77 - Epiphany The girls finally decide on a theme. Plus, Chiyo feels the pressure! 78 - Cute The Culture Fest begins. Plus, Chiyo suits up! 79 - Ordering Nyamo drops in for some coffee. Kimura drops in for something else entirely. 80 - Advertising Reach Chiyo and Osaka take a break to enjoy the Culture Fest.

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AIM Burst
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8.97
166 votes

#2 - AIM Burst

A Certain Scientific Railgun - Season 1 - Episode 12

The girls work to stop the monster before it reaches a nuclear power plant! Uiharu’s efforts slow the abomination down, but Mikoto might be the only person able to stop the creature’s rampage!

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Urban Legends
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8.74
177 votes

#3 - Urban Legends

A Certain Scientific Railgun - Season 1 - Episode 4

Awkwardness ensues when Mikoto runs into Kamijo. When they meet again later in the day, Mikoto demands a duel! She gives it her all, but there’s a chance she’s no match for Kamijo’s powers.

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Osaka's Day
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7.71
121 votes

#4 - Osaka's Day

Azumanga Daioh - Season 1 - Episode 2

6, "Osaka Today As Well" We learn more about Ayumu (now known as "Osaka") and her unfortunate habit of spacing out at inopportune moments. 7, "P.E. - Volleyball" During Kurosawa-sensei's gym class, we see how athletic (and unathletic) the girls can be. 8, "Hiccups" After sampling some of Yomi's spicy lunch, Osaka gets a bad case of the hiccups. 9, "The Brain..." Hours have passed, school is over, and Osaka's hiccups still have not gone away! The girls do everything they can to help her, but can the cure be worse than the disease? 10, "Brand New" We get a small glimpse into Osaka's imagination, where anything can happen, and reality as we know it ceases to exist.

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The Love-Crazed Blade, Warabi Hanasaka
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7.70
30 votes

#5 - The Love-Crazed Blade, Warabi Hanasaka

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 5

Warabi seeks revenge against Nomura, and she won't stop: even if it means going against Rin and Mary.

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The Terrifying Blade, Tsukuyo Inaba
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7.70
30 votes

#6 - The Terrifying Blade, Tsukuyo Inaba

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 10

Satori and Amou's fight continues on the school's rooftop. Meanwhile, Nomura is challenged by Inaba in the courtyard.

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The Day Love Died
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7.62
34 votes

#7 - The Day Love Died

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Amo catches wind of the little setup Satori did to Nomura, Amo challenges her. As the fight begins, Satori realizes that she's in way over her head.

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His and Crossdressing Her Circumstances
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7.55
29 votes

#8 - His and Crossdressing Her Circumstances

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 8

Nomura is finally freed from Satori's grasp. With some help from the other swords, Rin and Nomura are able to open up to each other.

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The Girls' Machiavellism
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7.50
28 votes

#9 - The Girls' Machiavellism

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 12

As the battle continues, Nomura doesn't hold back, and someone seems to have a personal interest in the fight.

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The Warabinpics are Starting!
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7.48
33 votes

#10 - The Warabinpics are Starting!

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 4

Rin and Mary have their eyes set on Nomura and are fighting for his affection. The only thing Warabi wants to do is take down Nomura!

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The Dubious Sword, Satori Tamaba
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7.46
35 votes

#11 - The Dubious Sword, Satori Tamaba

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 7

Satori sets her eyes on Nomura and isn't ready to let him off easily. In the meantime, Nomura tries to find a way out of Satori's clutches.

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Notes on a Scandal
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7.37
30 votes

#12 - Notes on a Scandal

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 6

Mary and Rin don't hold back in their battle against Nomura. In the meantime, Warabi has her own plans to set in motion.

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The Magic Bullet I'll Always Remember
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7.20
30 votes

#13 - The Magic Bullet I'll Always Remember

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 11

Amou and Nomura's fight bring back memories of their past. Meanwhile, the girls are starting to put together the mystery that is Amou.

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Amid Enemies
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7.06
16 votes

#14 - Amid Enemies

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 4

Ibuki goes to speak with the Kouran forces in hopes of a peaceful resolution. Little does he know of the intentions of those around him.

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Three as One
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7.00
22 votes

#15 - Three as One

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 3

The representatives from each country come together to form the combined expedition. Their first mission - to meet one known as the Undead Merchant.

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Narrow Escape From Death
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6.83
12 votes

#16 - Narrow Escape From Death

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 10

Ulrika stands in support of Sweallow's decision to go after Ibuki. She offers to secure a special weapon which Lou shows a keen interest in.

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In a Fog
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6.80
15 votes

#17 - In a Fog

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 5

Trusting in Red Dragon's message, Ibuki heads to Ogani Volcano where there is rumor of the dead rising. There, Ibuki meets General Gakusho, but...

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One Chance in a Million
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6.73
15 votes

#18 - One Chance in a Million

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 12

With Red Dragon under the control of Inori, Ibuki is now faced with a decision of who he must sacrifice. With resolve, Ibuki calls out the name...

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Ups and Downs in Life
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6.71
14 votes

#19 - Ups and Downs in Life

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 7

From youth, Sweallow Clazzvali was cursed with a power that brings any tool he uses to ruin. Now, he will use this power to help his allies in need.

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Winding
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6.69
13 votes

#20 - Winding

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 9

After learning of Inori's power and the madness residing within her, Ibuki decides to follow her, but first he approaches Mashiro for a conclusion.

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Six Paths of Transmigration
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6.62
13 votes

#21 - Six Paths of Transmigration

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 6

Ibuki overcomes his sorrow for Gakusho and moves on towards Ogani Volcano. There they find Izun and a potential lead to Red Dragon - his claw.

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Pandemonium
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6.60
15 votes

#22 - Pandemonium

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 11

Ibuki arrives into Shuka to meet Agito where he is told to kill Inori. Knowing the truth, Inori's wrath and madness brings about Red Dragon.

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The Magnificent Blade, Rin Onigawara
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6.27
74 votes

#23 - The Magnificent Blade, Rin Onigawara

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 1

Normura is transferred to a new school, and the Supreme Five Swords are more than ready to give him the welcoming tour.

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Perfect Serenity
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6.07
14 votes

#24 - Perfect Serenity

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 8

Inori greets Ibuki with another unexpected person - Mashiro, who Ibuki killed. Despite Ibuki's joy, Eykha has doubts and decides to investigate.

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The Words I Wanted to Hear
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6.00
28 votes

#25 - The Words I Wanted to Hear

Honey and Clover - Season 1 - Episode 13

Takemoto later announced the news about Morita leaving to Los Angeles to Hagu and the rest. Later, they all went to Morita's room, since the door was destroyed by Kaoru. Takemoto asked Hagu whether or not she wants Morita to return, but her stern and straightforward answer before was really hurting him. The story mainly talked about Yamada and her feelings later on. To save money, Mayama asked Yamada to help making some artwork for his firm's project. Takemoto, seeing Hagu all fired up creating her latest work, reminded him of Morita's dedication in his work. Yamada invites Hagu along with the gang to the fireworks display that will be taking place that evening. Both Hagu and Yamada choose their yukatas for the event. Later that evening, Yamada, being conscious with her look, revealed that she just wanted Mayama to compliment her on her yukata.

Antinomy
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5.77
53 votes

#26 - Antinomy

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 2

After Ibuki gains insight into the equivalent exchange required to wield Red Dragon’s power, Kai makes an extraordinary gesture of friendship.

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Kill One to Save Many
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5.75
65 votes

#27 - Kill One to Save Many

Chaos Dragon - Season 1 - Episode 1

A young boy by the name of Ibuki faces fate, as he comes in contact with the terrifying Red Dragon. The epic tale of Ibuki and Red Dragon has begun.

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The Chastity Dorm Riot
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5.18
62 votes

#28 - The Chastity Dorm Riot

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Junior Five Swords take it upon themselves to get revenge on Nomura. Meanwhile, Rin gets an unexpected visit.

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The Fair Sword, Mary Kikakujo
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5.14
63 votes

#29 - The Fair Sword, Mary Kikakujo

Armed Girl's Machiavellism - Season 1 - Episode 3

Nomura gets on Mary's bad side after messing with Choka. Meanwhile, Rin is trying to get her own revenge.

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I'll Cherish This for the Rest of my Life
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0.00
0 votes

#30 - I'll Cherish This for the Rest of my Life

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 1

March 25th, 2095. To celebrate her 15th birthday, Miyuki Shiba goes shopping with her older brother Tatsuya in Yokohama. Miyuki enjoys her time with Tatsuya as if they are on a date, and she is ecstatic when he gives her a surprise gift. However, they are interrupted by a call from the main branch of their family, the Yotsubas, who are members of the Ten Master Clans. They ask Tatsuya to attend to an urgent matter. While Miyuki waits for Tatsuya to return, the fire alarm in the building goes off. Miyuki senses that this is a criminal act committed by someone using magic and heads toward the fire.

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May I Join You?
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0.00
0 votes

#31 - May I Join You?

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 2

Honoka Mitsui and Shizuku Kitayama are accepted into First High. Ever since Honoka caught a glimpse of Miyuki at the entrance exams, she felt a strong admiration for her, and is overjoyed when they unexpectedly become friends. Honoka also respects Tatsuya for being an exceptional magician but is surprised to find out that he is a Course 2 student. She begins to wonder what the difference between Course 1 and 2 students are. When Honoka and her friends find themselves caught in a quarrel between Course 1 and 2 students, she tries to use magic to quell the dispute, knowing full well that it is against school rules to do so…

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The Girls’ Detective Club is Here!
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#32 - The Girls’ Detective Club is Here!

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 3

With the club recruitment week happening at First High School, Honoka and Shizuku, who are all-round outstanding students, are asked by various clubs to join. When they find themselves mobbed by club members, Eimi comes to the rescue, and the three of them become fast friends. One the way home from school, Honoka and her friends witness Tatsuya, who recently became a member of the Disciplinary Committee, being attacked by someone. Eimi, who is driven by her interest in this incident and in Tatsuya, decides to investigate who the attacker is. Honoka and Shizuku get pulled into Eimi’s investigation and the three girls end up forming the Girls’ Detective Club.

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Friends
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0.00
0 votes

#33 - Friends

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 4

After observing the behavior of Mibu and the Kendo Club, Tatsuya concludes that the person who attacked him must be a member of the international anti-magic political organization, Blanche. Miyuki is infuriated by Blanche’s attempt to further the rift between Course 1 and 2 students. Meanwhile, Honoka and the Girls’ Detective Club identify the attacker as Kinoe Tsukasa, the captain of the Kendo Club. They begin pursuing him but find themselves surrounded by a mysterious bike gang. They try to use magic to retaliate, but are pushed into a tight spot when the attackers use Cast Jamming to nullify their spells.

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I Won't Let Anyone Interfere
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#34 - I Won't Let Anyone Interfere

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 5

During the public debate with the volunteer coalition, Blanche’s combat unit invades First High. Honoka and Shizuku almost get attacked but they fight back with magic. Thanks to Miyuki and her friends, the situation does not escalate out of control, but Honoka and the others are enraged with Blanche’s actions. Miyuki and Tatsuya head to the enemy hideout along with Erika in order to crush Blanche. When Blanche’s combatants ridicule magicians as being monsters, Miyuki unleashes her powerful magic on them.

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The Nine Schools Competition Begins
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#35 - The Nine Schools Competition Begins

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 6

First High is aiming to win for the third year in a row at the National Magic High School Goodwill Tournament of Magic Skills, also known as the Nine Schools Competition. Mayumi and the other seniors at First High are known as the most powerful team of their generation, and they are fired up about claiming victory again. However, Airi Isshiki, Shiori Kanou, and Toko Tsukushiin from Third High are determined to stop their winning streak. First High steadily stacks up points in the Nine Schools Competition, but during the Battle Board race, Mari, who was favored to win, is seriously injured in an accident. Mari, who desperately wants First High to take the overall victory in the tournament, asks Miyuki to take Mari’s place in the Mirage Bat event.

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Arithmetic Chain
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#36 - Arithmetic Chain

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 7

The Nine Schools Competition begins, and Shizuku goes head-to-head with Shiori in the Speed Shooting tournament. Shiori utilizes the “Arithmetic Chain” magic sequence which allows her to perform mathematical calculations faster than a supercomputer. Shiori left her own broken family to join Airi’s team, and her determination to win drives Shizuku into a corner. Honoka and her friends nervously watch the match, but Miyuki says, “Who do you think Shizuku’s engineer is?” with a confident smile. Just as she has predicted, Tatsuya has a secret tactic up his sleeve to bring victory to Shizuku.

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Hell of Ice and Flames
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#37 - Hell of Ice and Flames

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 8

The trials of the new ones continue, and Isshiki Airi is distinguished by his lightning speed. But High School 1 is not left out, and Miyuki will finally be able to show the extent of her powers...

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Because You Were by my Side
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#38 - Because You Were by my Side

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 9

The match between Eimi and Shiori begins, with Eimi using the same tactics as in the qualifying rounds to overturn Shiori’s ice pillars so that First High can dominate the rankings. However, Shiori comes prepared, and Eimi is driven into a corner. Meanwhile, Honoka takes on Toko in the Battle Board finals. As a Light Element, Honoka uses her Light Magic and her ability to perceive light with her eyes to dodge the Ancient Magic traps laid by Toko . Toko takes the lead in the race, but Honoka still has some tricks up her sleeve.

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I Don't Want to Lose
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#39 - I Don't Want to Lose

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 10

The match between Miyuki and Shizuku is approaching. Shizuku doesn’t want to miss her opportunity to go up against a brilliant magician like Miyuki, so she works on a strategy with Tatsuya to bring home a victory. Seeing how serious Shizuku is about the competition, Miyuki resolves to give it her all in the battle. The stadium is packed and the Ice Pilllars Break final match begins. Shizuku uses Oscillation-Type Magic, which is her specialty, but it has no effect on Miyuki. Just when everyone thinks that Shizuku will lose, she pulls out a secret move which takes Miyuki by surprise

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Brother, Good Luck
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#40 - Brother, Good Luck

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 11

Tatsuya, Leo, and Mikihiko are chosen to compete in the Monolith Code rookie event as replacements when Morisaki and his team members are injured. Miyuki fears that Tatsuya and his team might also become targets of sabotage. To show their gratitude for all the hard work that Tatsuya has done for them as an engineer in the rookie events, Honoka and the other freshmen girls do everything they can to protect him by checking the Monolith Code stage and inspecting the venue. With Miyuki’s help, the competition goes smoothly and a team member is able to notice an abnormality on stage.

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I Will Fly!
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#41 - I Will Fly!

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 12

Miyuki is pumped up to compete in the Official Mirage Bat Event to bring victory to First High. Growing tired of the power battle between the clans, Airi vows to bring in a one-two finish with Mizuo. Meanwhile, Kobayakawa from First High is injured in her match. Tatsuya discovers that someone had meddled with Miyuki’s CAD, and though it didn’t affect her, she is the only remaining athlete from First High to be able to compete in the match. Miyuki asks Tatsuya for his permission to use a special type of magic for this match she can’t afford to lose.

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I Can't Lose
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#42 - I Can't Lose

The Honor at Magic High School - Season 1 - Episode 13

At the Mirage Bat Official Event, all the competitors begin using Flying Magic, but Miyuki, who has more experience in using this spell, continues to rack up points. While the other competitor who are novices in using this magic fall behind, Airi is the only one who doesn’t give up. She combines her Jump Spell and speedy movements with Flying Magic and gives it her all in challenging Miyuki. Miyuki is struck by Airi’s courage, but also strengthens her resolve to win the match. Who will emerge victorious in the intense battle between Miyuki and Airi?

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