Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Episode 9: Picking up the pace

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While I understood some of the reasoning in this episode, a lot of the plot developments seemed really sudden. I can see why Albus might be on board with eradicating magic now, but the change seemed a bit abrupt as a reaction to a random comment from Mercenary. Similarly, the plan is devised and put into action without much discussion. It’s almost like the series is rushing towards an ending. And if Zero rejects all magic, do they still need the Grimoire?

Also, I don’t mind the rivalry between Mercenary and Holdem, but I wasn’t a big fan of how it was presented in this episode. At the rate the series is currently going, we could be moving towards an actual resolution, but we’ll see how it’s handled.

This is going to be an annoyance in the future, isn’t it? Also, this initial discussion about Albus makes it sound like she was just faking her gender to hide her identity. It also made it sound like she naturally looked androgynous, so this was easy to do. That’s as minimal as an explanation could get. Surely there’s more to it than that.

There’s no way the Grimoire is in the hands of some random mob character, right? Do we even know any other characters that could have the Grimoire?

If this mysterious “Him” turns out to just be some dude, I’ll be very disappointed. They’ve been pretty guarded when referencing Him and it’s not like there are many characters in this series.

So…the big plan is a giant transmutation circle under the kingdom. Where have I seen this before? Either way, this plan seemed to come out of nowhere.

Weird…this handles the inconsistency I noticed from last week, but it still doesn’t explain why Mercenary seemed to react in pain. Was he just reacting to the sight of it?

How are they going to get back to that place if they were teleported to this city? I guess Holdem followed them, so it can’t be too far.

I’m not sure I like the mirrored banter between Holdem and Mercenary. Also, didn’t these guys hear the witches say that they can’t harm Mercenary? What was that guy even going to do?

I thought we were done with this guy. Honestly, I was expecting them to say that Mercenary was attached to Zero enough to allow for the divination, but I guess they couldn’t set him on fire.

Wait, they’re already starting on the giant magic circle? I’m guessing they’re not planning on getting more than two circles done before Mercenary rescues Zero.

Why did Albus use chalk for the first circle when it’s apparently so important to make these circles hard to erase? It’s not like there weren’t trees available.

These guys go from ally to enemy really quickly. How did the mysterious “Him” even know that Albus was trying to dispel all magic in the kingdom? Did I miss something?

Mercenary seems to be having fun.

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4 thoughts on “Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho Episode 9: Picking up the pace”

  1. I just find this show to be kind of ordinary. Lots of stuff happened this week but I’m kind of not connected enough to anything or anyone in the story to care all that much and the sudden twists are kind of lacking in impact at this point. Still, I’ll watch to the end.

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      1. It is a shame because it is very pretty and the basic premise could be really interesting but they just haven’t given me any reason to really invest in their story or characters.

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