Well, this week’s episode gives Tatsuya another chance to show off a bit. This is why he is so interesting to me as a character. My theory is that he’s weak in practical skills because he analyzes his own spells too much when he tries to construct him, slowing himself down enormously. Either that or he is somehow being restrained by something in his past. I dislike this second theory, though. I like the idea of him and Miyuki having both sides of what is arguably a perfect magician.
Anyway, this episode is still introduction. We get a display of Tatsuya’s weak practical skills in the lesson immediately followed with him easily defeating an upperclassman. And now that we have heard both the opening and the ending songs for this show, it makes a strong case music-wise. Now all that’s left is to find out what exactly Tatsuya was doing in the fight next week.