Moving on to Chapter 38 of Volume 10, it’s revenge time as the gang battles it out with Ishigami Sensei. Seems like there’s more to Lilith’s Mirror and will the gang be able to handle the “truth”? Also, will they be able to get out of the fix? Read on to find out more!
***Warning: Unsuitable Content for the Young***
***Warning: Chapter 38 Spoilers Alert***
The Future’s Form
(Note: Future as in the figurative future)
Remember that Medusa-like Art Teacher in chapter 6? Ishigami Sensei is back for revenge and it turns out that he has master minded the whole affair by deliberately passing Kyou-chan the envelop. Instead of the gang looking into the mirror, a bright light shines from the mirror and onto the gang, reverting everyone to their monster forms involuntarily. It appears that Lilith’s Mirror has the ability to expose one’s “true character/nature”.
Ishigami Sensei finally lose it and starts his artistic appraisal. Bringing in famous ancient Greek tragedians like Aeschylus, he equates destruction as a form of art; beauty and radiant and he aims for the demise of Youkai Academy. Ishigami Sensei’s artistic expressions of destruction is the least of Tsukune’s worries as Kurumu, Mizore and Yukari-chan make their grabs for Tsukune just like uncontrollable love stricken ladies.
Noting that Moka is “unaffected” as in not behaving crazily like the harem, Ishigami Sensei tries to provoke Moka. Pointing to Moka that what she wants most can be found in Lilith’s Mirror, Ishigami Sensei mocked her obedient nature before continuing his mad appraisal all in the name of Art. Another character, the bus driver, appears to inform Kyou-chan that the mirror has no effect on humans, hence easing her worries.
Explaining further, Lilith’s mirror not only reveals one’s “true form” as in outward appearance, it also reveals one’s secrets and desires. Hence, Lilith’s Mirror was sealed out of fear for what it can do. Meanwhile, Kurumu, Yukari, Mizore and Ruby continue their love assaults on Tsukune. Ranging from boob attacks, hugs to suggestive actions; they each take turns to seduce Tsukune while Moka, on the other hand, is determined to go after Ishigami Sensei. Wanting to contribute, Tsukune offers to go with Moka after calming the gang.
There’s some rough moments between Tuskune and Moka as she not only refuses his company, she went a step further to state that she’s merely making use of him. She only needs Lilith’s Mirror as it can give her what she wants; to transform at ease. Dejected, Tsukune let her leave to solo battle Ishigami Sensei. The battle between Moka and Ishigami Sensei is not in Moka’s favor as the Sensei appears to be the quicker. Meanwhile, Tsukune struggles with what Moka has said.
Moka lost the battle and is held immobile by Ishigami Sensei’s snakes. Reflecting, Moka realizes that Ishigami Sensei isn’t really quick after all, the problem lies with her. Her rosary is actually the cause of it for the effects of Lilith Mirror is just but momentarily and her seal is becoming stronger by the moment. When all seems bleak, Tsukune and gang arrives to lend a helping hand. Moka is surprised that despite her rudeness, Tsukune came to her rescue. Before pulling off Moka’s rosary, he convinces Moka that friends can make use of one another. With her rosary off and her full power in place, Moka defeats Ishigami Sensei easily.
The chapter ends with the duo making up by shaking hands and they’re watched by the gang, bus driver and the principal (and that huge cat with wings).
Comments & Ratings:
- Art: 4/5
I’m still impressed by the artwork and my favorites are the below. Nicely drawn though it’s on Tsukune’s harem. Feel free to click on the thumb nails for the bigger and resized versions.
Just something minor here though, I’ve always thought that Ishigami Sensei was a male but I’m wrong after reading this chapter. The confusion actually arises from the male figurative speech that she uses and it was only when I take a closer look at the drawings that I realize that Ishigami Sensei is a she. I should have noticed it earlier (she’s wearing a tube and high heels); gender blend I guess.
- Plot: 3.5/5
The return of a previous antagonist, Ishigami Sensei, actually came as a surprise to me. Usually antagonists just come and go in this series but I didn’t expect her to actually keep her word and to return. Her twisted perspectives towards art and beauty; where she’s trying to create a “beautiful world”, actually fits chapter 38′s title.
- Entertainment: 1.5/5
If Fan Service is entertainment, it’ll score high. However, since it’s Hynavian doing a review, pantsu do not excite her. There’s little comedy, lot’s of artsy cross reference and Ishigami Sensei’s art theory of destruction is just not my cup of tea. Chapter 38, to me, is a rather boring chapter.
- Fan Service: 3.5/5
Pantsu shots; nudity; and suggestive language and actions that are unsuitable for the young.