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I'm reading an 'actually super powerful but they sealed your powers' storyline in the future here ><


For who? Harutora?
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windsagio wrote:

I'm reading an 'actually super powerful but they sealed your powers' storyline in the future here ><


For who? Harutora?


yeah. I'm reading it as 'he's the real reincarnation of whatsisname and they did a bait and switch either to save him or to save the world.' The flashback with the blonde only reinforces it to me.
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All I want to know is why the protagonist has to be either:
1) Powerless at the beginning (like Harutora) and never improves (see Monkey's lack of combat ability in The Ambition of Oda Nobuna-just give the dude a sword!)
2) Powerless at the beginning and then suddenly OP. (Like the theory you are describing)

What would be so bad about someone ACTUALLY LEARNING AND IMPROVING? Like in real life?
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Episode 5

Episode was Ok though the battle scenes were kind of dull imo. Though it was intense but it felt a bit cheesy on some scenes. Also that fight from the beginning is too short and I thought it will be longer than that. So Natusume and Kyoko knew each other since they were little. that's a little progress of being friends. Huh Natsumi was kidnapped by that Yukou devotee guy or whatever. Rescuing Natusume was a success and that Yukou retreated somewhere. Now with Natsume living close to Harutora, I wonder if Kyoku will know about her true gender...
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All I want to know is why the protagonist has to be either:
1) Powerless at the beginning (like Harutora) and never improves (see Monkey's lack of combat ability in The Ambition of Oda Nobuna-just give the dude a sword!)
2) Powerless at the beginning and then suddenly OP. (Like the theory you are describing)

What would be so bad about someone ACTUALLY LEARNING AND IMPROVING? Like in real life?


HISTORYS STRONGEST DISCIPLE KENICHI - This meets what you are looking for, but I like it to skip the boring part I don't mind watching them learn to use their OP powers but to watch them train and get beat over and over again before they actually win something is very frustrating to me and I usually drop them.
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iblessall wrote:


All I want to know is why the protagonist has to be either:
1) Powerless at the beginning (like Harutora) and never improves (see Monkey's lack of combat ability in The Ambition of Oda Nobuna-just give the dude a sword!)
2) Powerless at the beginning and then suddenly OP. (Like the theory you are describing)

What would be so bad about someone ACTUALLY LEARNING AND IMPROVING? Like in real life?


The Protagonist Effect
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iblessall wrote:


All I want to know is why the protagonist has to be either:
1) Powerless at the beginning (like Harutora) and never improves (see Monkey's lack of combat ability in The Ambition of Oda Nobuna-just give the dude a sword!)
2) Powerless at the beginning and then suddenly OP. (Like the theory you are describing)

What would be so bad about someone ACTUALLY LEARNING AND IMPROVING? Like in real life?


You're dealing with entertainment. People don't usually want real life intruding into their wish fulfillment realm.

Besides, I was thinking that Harutora was the real Yakou reincarnation myself with the flashback, the way he broke the talisman in ep 3. Kou has blue hair and devotion similar to Yakou's familiar. Coincidences are just piling up here too much to just be coincidences.
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iblessall wrote:


All I want to know is why the protagonist has to be either:
1) Powerless at the beginning (like Harutora) and never improves (see Monkey's lack of combat ability in The Ambition of Oda Nobuna-just give the dude a sword!)
2) Powerless at the beginning and then suddenly OP. (Like the theory you are describing)

What would be so bad about someone ACTUALLY LEARNING AND IMPROVING? Like in real life?


There are some (the other guy mentioned Kenichi) and lots of the ongoings have constant improvement, although that's a weird trope on it's own.

I think it's because the MC is supposed to be relatable though, and the shows are supposed to be fantasy fulfillment.

You're a nerd that doesnt' think of yourself as very attractive, but you're basically a good guy. Wouldn't it be great if secretly you had superpowers that they were just hiding from you?


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You're dealing with entertainment. People don't usually want real life intruding into their wish fulfillment realm.

Besides, I was thinking that Harutora was the real Yakou reincarnation myself with the flashback, the way he broke the talisman in ep 3. Kou has blue hair and devotion similar to Yakou's familiar. Coincidences are just piling up here too much to just be coincidences.


Yeah totally. It's getting more and more clear. Might be throwing out a red herring though.

PS: This show is really growing on me, it just gets funner somehow
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Besides, I was thinking that Harutora was the real Yakou reincarnation myself with the flashback, the way he broke the talisman in ep 3. Kou has blue hair and devotion similar to Yakou's familiar. Coincidences are just piling up here too much to just be coincidences.


I don't disagree with you theory, but how does Kon's blue hair relate to (did it say Yakou's familiar had blue hair at some point)? I feel like I'm missing something there.

And some other speculation after episode 5
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Kon is obviously special in some way though, except for Hotaru (and I guess Harutora, if he counts) all the other familiars you see are these apparently impersonal CG armor things that dont' really interact with their masters or anyone else at all.
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Hoping for some 'interaction' between Natsume and Kyouko~ >:)
The reverse Mm. Butterfly possibilities do sound fun but I fear she will discover the ruse before anything really good happens :(

Yeah, I agree. Nothing is going to come of that, except maybe some Natsume being embarrassed when Kyouko flirts with her. And considering Kyouko's pushy nature, it could be some really heavy flirting.
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So instead of yuri we got...
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Episode...what is this? 6?

Not gonna lie, I was real confused there at the beginning until they explained it at the dinner table. And Harutora...I feel you man...


Touji's smooth. "I got plans, go on your date." What a good bro, to both Harutora and Natsume. And the creepy girl with the square glasses was a blast to watch haha. If only we had dorm mothers like that at my school...

P.S. OP song is good, but I'm also a sucker for the animation they do during the OP as well. Those character outlines in color and then the Natsume/Hokuto merge and the raindrops...? Love it.
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So instead of yuri we got...


I love this show LOL
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Episode 6
CG food.

Fujoshis seemed unnecessary and were pretty annoying tbh.

Harutora x Natsume date.

Love hotel,lol at the porn on the tv.And how it turned out it wasn't even really a love hotel in the end.

Lol at the misunderstanding with Kon.

Antagonist appears.
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